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'Terrorist Takedown: Payback' Goes Gold In Germany

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terrorist Takedown: Payback is a standalone expansion pack in which the player once againtakes on the role of GIs fighting against terrorrism. The expansion incorporates various gameplay improvements over the original title and adds 10 new missions, and lets you fly AH 64-Apache, control the .50 caliber humvee machine gun, or take aim with an antitank cannon. Terrorist Takedown: Payback will be in German stores in the next few days ...

Taito Selects Phoenix Technologies to Protect Game Software

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phoenix Technologies and Taito Corporation today announced that Taito and Phoenix collaborated to create an open, secure Windows-based game environment by integrating Phoenix Technologies' Security Software Developer's Kit (SDK) into the Taito Type X game system platform.

'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Dead to Rights goes mobile, bringing its high octane brand of gritty noir action onto the Sony PSP. Featuring a new storyline, as well as new moves, weapons, and features, Dead to Rights is packed with action.

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing its heritage of being the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket comes ten years after Codemasters launched the original Brian Lara game and over five years since the series appeared on any platform. Brian Lara returns to game screens this summer in Brian Lara International Cricket for PS2, Xbox and PC.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 13, 2005 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Black Powder Wars: Battles Of Napoleon' Announced

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Double Shot Design today announced an agreement to publish the first of a series of black powder-era wargames. Black Powder Wars: Battles Of Napoleon will cover Napoleonic-era tactical combat with full multiplayer and scenario editor support.

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Updated Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. These updated mod tools address the issue with importing bundles and putting files in the wrong place, and a few other tweaks. Read more for details and download links ..

'Hellboy' Game Revealed

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellboy movie director Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he has been approached to work with Mike Mignola, author of the original comic book, as a consultant for a video game based on the Hellboy movie. "A deal has been finalized with Konami for a Hellboy video game based on the movie version of the characters and world. Expect new monsters, new villians (and the return of one of our favorite ones) and a new storyline" (thanks Blues). Check out the Guillermo Del Toro fansite for more details ...

'Dominions II: The Ascension Wars' - v2.16 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released the first patch Illwinter Game Design's turn-based fantasy game Dominions II: The Ascension Wars. This update brings your retail game to v2.16 and adds some mod features, and the usual gameplay tweaks and bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced that players can now pre-order a copy of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. Fans can ensure that they receive the title on the first day it ships and limited edition bonus materials by ordering the game early at participating GameStop, EBGames locations or by visiting the retailers online. when you pre-order you get an exclusive in-game Augmentation Gem, a detailed printed map of Dereth, a special edition DVD featuring the game's opening cinematic, and a $50 instant rebate from Alienware. Read more for details ...