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'Half-Life 2' - Hollywood Voice Cast Revealed

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's Gabe Newell has been spotted on the Half-Life 2 Fallout forum dropping by to post some info about who they signed to do the voice overs in HL2, available language versions and the size of the game. Half-Life 2 is about 3.5 GB uncompressed and about 2 GB compressed. This doesn't include CS:Source, HL-1:Source, DoD:Source, the SDK, or whatever (thanks Shacknews) Read more for list of the voice actors ...

Director Uwe Boll Not Happy With Online Reactions

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noted German director Uwe Boll, who apparently skipped his English lessons in school, has posted a comment on the Alone In The Dark movie website about the not so positive reactions on the internet.

"HOUSE Of THE DEAD was in a lot of territories a very big success. In Middle East, Russia, Spain, Thailand and South America was the movie similar to the USA and KANADA two weeks in the TOP TEN and a long time in the Video/DVD-Charts. In a lot of countries the release is coming up in summer. But in the internet are a lot of negative voices talking about the film and I wanna tell all this people that they are right and wrong."

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

'Starfleet Command' Developer 'Taldren' Shuts Down

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Starfleet Universe that the developer of the Starfleet Command series, Taldren, has shut down. Taldren was working on a new Xbox/PC title for publisher Majesco, which got delayed a few months back, but with the demise of the developer, that project seems to have gone under completely. An incarnation of Taldren will survive in South Korea as Taldren's CEO Erik Bethke has already struck roots in Korea and is forging plans to develop a myth-themed MMORPG.

'Yager' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. Genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns. Kemco is bringing Yager to North America, expected Q3 2004!

Atari Ships 2.5 Million Units of 'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) Worldwide

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced that it has shipped 2.5 million units of its highly anticipated DRIV3R to retails outlets worldwide (that doesnt mean they actually "sold" that many though ed.). Since DRIV3R hit store shelves on June 21 in the U.S. and June 22 in Europe and Australia, consumer demand has been extremely strong.

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) Gets Updated & Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today their plan to expand the Ninja Gaiden playing experience with additional downloadable content which will be available in the beginning of August via Xbox Live. The evolved version will contain a wide array of additions including new camera and action engines that will improve upon the already superior game engine, new challenging enemies, new costumes, an arsenal of new weapons, and more.

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped "Aura: Fate of the Ages" for PC. "Aura's" magical story begins with an ancient legend that tells of the existence of powerful and sacred rings and hidden artifacts that, when combined, offer great power and immortality to those that possess them.

'King Arthur: Pendragon Chronicles' Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The action-RTS PC game entitled King Arthur: Pendragon Cronicles takes us back to the heroic epic of the founder King Arthur, whose figure is lost in the mist of time. The choice of topic was inspired by the King Arthur film produced by Jerry Buckheimer coming out soon. The game is created in European cooperation (using GarageGames' Torque Engine), the game design is provided by Game Consulting, while the artistic and programming part is done by a group of professionals of veteran developers of Spore Games. Read more for details, features & screens.