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'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB SlugFest: Loaded is the newest title in the adrenaline-style baseball series which, for the first time, takes America’s Pastime online with a host of new gameplay features. Also new for 2004, MLB SlugFest: Loaded will include the addition of the Baseball Mogul engine into its franchise mode, adding great depth and endless re-playability to the game. Midway also today unveiled Sammy Sosa as the cover athlete for MLB SlugFest: Loaded, establishing a relationship with one of baseball’s all-time greats.

'The Punisher' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a one-man army whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city's high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods reserved for those on the wrong side of the law. "The Punisher" video game represents the best of over 30 years of "Punisher" comic books and depicts some of the grittiest storylines in the Marvel Universe.

'Call of Duty' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released the previously announced patch for Infinity Ward's WWII based FPS Call of Duty. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.4 and adds a new multiplayer map (mp_stalingrad), the eagerly anticipated Punkbuster support, as well as some additional multiplayer tweaks and other fixes. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 4:22 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 :

  • NCAA Football 2005 - Trailer
  • Madden NFL 2005 - Trailer
  • Men Of Valor - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Siren' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of SIREN, available exclusively for the PlayStation 2. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, in conjunction with SCEA'sSanta Monica Studios, SIREN puts the player into an alternate reality, capable of raising the heartbeat and creating a true sense of suspense and fear allowing for a new horror thriller entertainment experience.

'Panic Maker' (PS2) Coming To North America As 'Under the Skin'

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today presents Under the Skin for the PlayStation2. Under the Skin allows gamers to take the reigns of a mischievous alien named Cosmi who travels the galaxy on a training mission to pull pranks and initiate panic on the planet Earth. Transform into the personas of the individuals Cosmi meets in order to complete the tasks for returning home in this unique and interesting twist on the action genre. Under the Skin is scheduled for release throughout North America this fall.

'Painkiller' - Multiplayer Demo Coming

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has announced that the anticipated Painkiller multiplayer demo will be released May 3rd and the demo will allow players to blow each other to bits in two modes: the self-explanatory Deathmatch and Voosh, a Deathmatch variation where players are given random weapons--but unlimited ammo--for a limited time. It will also feature two maps: DM-Sacred and DM-Cursed and will include all the updates and optimizations from the upcoming 1.1 patch (thanks Gamespot ). The Painkiller 1.1 patch will support the new NVIDIA 6800 cards with Pixel Shader 3.0 effects as well as improve the netcode, but has been delayed a few days as it seems (was expected today).

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. Read more for some new screens ..

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this clever and entertaining strategy / life simulation game created by Elixir Studios, the player assumes the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens & ingame footage trailer ...