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'Cuban Missile Crisis' Becomes 'The Day After' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Bean and 1C Company are proud to present a totally new gaming experience, developed in Russia by G5 Software; The Day After is the first game to successfully combine the realism of Turn Based Strategy with the dynamics of Real Time Strategy. This title introduces a special operative mode, which enhances the strategic decision making process, thus taking it to a new level and allowing the player to carefully plan his actions in turn based mode then implement them on the battlefield.

'Rugby League 2' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Building on the powerful game engine that was embraced by both gamers and people passionate about Rugby League, the game developer Sidhe Interactive has spent over 12 months creating a brand new sequel, packed with all new functionality and refined gameplay, graphics, controls, and competitions. Players, sponsors, and stadiums have all been updated to reflect the 2005 season.

'Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software and Activision will unleash an all-new assault on humanity with DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, the official expansion pack to the first- person action game. Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the already classic DOOM 3. Check the new screens and ingame footage trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has now released the official online demo for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, giving you the chance to check out the "Lighthouse" level, as well as tutorial and multiplayer map. Although initially it was supposed to be slightly smaller, this version has a few minor bug fixes, and turned out to be a little bigger instead. Read more for download links ...

'TimeSplitters Future Perfect' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In TimeSplitters Future Perfect, Cortez - the hero from previous installments - returns with humanity on the brink of destruction. With the help of some familiar faces (some very familiar!) he must chase a mystery foe across different time periods to trace the origins of the TimeSplitters and save the day. Check the freshly launched official TimeSplitters website, or read more for some new screens ...

'Storm Riders Online' Open Beta Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Orchid Media International today announced the open beta phase of its massively multiplayer online role-playing game Storm Riders Online. The game is an adaptation of the world famous comic book series “Fung Wan” and motion picture “Storm Riders” by renowned artist Ma Wing Shing. Set against the mythical backdrop of ancient China , players experience an evocative world with a rich storyline and history, as well as epic clan warfare.

'Counter-Strike: Source' and 'HL2: Deathmatch' Get Steamy Update #10

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised yesterday Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for CS:S, HL 2: Deathmatch, and Source Engine. The update mainly focuses on CS: Source and includes new maps, addresses bot issues and other gameplay fixes. The update also includes some adjustments to the Source engine, Half_life 2: Deathmatch and Master Server Query Protocol. Restart Steam for the updates ...

Atari Signs 'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with French developer Quantic Dream, and will be bringing Indigo Prophecy to North America. Indigo Prophecy, previously known as Fahrenheit, is a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

'Empire Earth II' Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has announced that next week tuesday, March 1st it will release singleplayer demo for Mad Doc Software's RTS Empire Earth II. The single-player demo will let you take control of one of three civilizations, the Germans, Americans, or Koreans, through three of the game's 15 epochs, including the Renaissance and Age of Enlightenment. There are two games types to choose from: conquest and territory control. Of course we will have it available on our fileserver network as soon as its released, so stay tuned!