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Future 'Half-Life 2' Steamy Update #6

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that it is planning on releasing de_port and de_inferno next week. Along with the two new maps, an updated version of the current CT model will be included. Valve will of course be present at the upcoming E3 expo where Half-Life 2 Xbox will be shown in the Xbox area of Microsoft’s booth. Meanwhile Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, the new single-player level created to introduce High-Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting to the Source engine, is slated to appear in the Games for Windows area at the show.

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern lets you delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and mystery. Use your wits and powers of observation to survive the vast wilderness as your journey leads you to one of mankind’s forgotten wonders.

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'Dungeon Lords' - Patch Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher let us know that Heuristic Park is working on the first patch for its action/RPG Dungeon Lords. The developers are currently working on a patch to update a few of the issues brought to their attention on the message boards, such as : various gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, UI screen resolution issue and some multiplayer issues. The patch is expect Monday/Tuesday, and of course we will have it available on our fileserver network.

'Pariah' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Digital Extremes has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and addresses a problem where the game would not load when using Windows 98 or Windows ME. Read more for download links ...

Xbox 360 Launching In November!

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well here we have it. Earlier this week Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates himself let slip that the Xbox sequel would be coming "this year," which has now been further narrowed down by an MTV on-air schedule advertising the Xbox 360 unveiling next week. "This special highlights the exciting new generation of XBOX. Packages include: Tours of the design labs Interviews with the designers Behind-the-scenes and inside scoop Never-before-seen footage of new videogames. Trailers of the newest games that are due out in November for the new XBOX." We can further confirm this as last week a developer, working on an Xbox 360 launch title, said his product would ship in November. Time to get excited!

'Smart Bomb' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smart Bomb is an intense, adrenaline pumping, explosive experience for the PSP handheld! As a member of the Bomb Disposal Unit (B.D.U.), you are tasked with diffusing a highly intricate series of bombs which have been planted in various locations around the world. With over 150 different 3D puzzles, Smart Bomb will test your concentration, wit, and problem solving skills.

'Huxley' (Xbox2/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Judy on May 6, 2005 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Huxley is a massively multiplayer online first person shooting game (MMOFPS) utilizing the UNREAL3 engine that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Human beings have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

'Nexuiz' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. With its very intense and fast gameplay, it will hook the user in. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. Read more for some new screens ...

'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is not only working on a Call of Duty sequel for the PC, but also on a sequel to last years Call of Duty: Finest Hour. Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One will be set during World War 2, has a tentative holiday season release date. Previously Activision mentioned it would be showing "two" new Call of Duty products, so besides the CoD2 for PC, this may be the second one. Here are the first screens ...

'The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the first title based on the popular Berenstain Bears license, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. "The Berenstain Bears" series of books and TV specials has been delighting youngsters around the world for over 4 decades. Now, with the blessing of creators Stan and Jan Berenstain, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and cousin Fred make the leap to interactive entertainment for a new generation of children to enjoy.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 5 New Screens

by Judy on May 6, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'TrackMania Sunrise' Races to North American Stores

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that TrackMania Sunrise, the racing heir to the original "Trackmania," has shipped and is now available in stores across North America. Developed for the PC by Nadeo, TrackMania Sunrise offers gorgeous environments, competitive multiplayer race modes, and insane customizable tracks with off-the-hook jumps, loops, and tight corners.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world's most decisive moments in history.

'Trackmania Sunrise' Mod Contest

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters are offering talented modders, designers, gamers and of course the thousands of TrackManiacs already out there the chance to walk away with over £3000 worth of AMD goodness. All you have to do is impress our judges with your artistic flair and a top of the range AMD Shuttle could be yours.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as Dragon Ball Z: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom and experience the intensity of DBZ fighting in an all-new way by combining melee combat, energy attacks and 3D flight with third-person action in a fully interactive recreation of the Dragon Ball universe.

Destineer Acquires 'Close Combat' Developer Atomic Games

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer today announced that it has acquired Atomic Games, Inc., a pioneering developer of action-oriented military strategy games.

'Anarchy Online: Lost Eden' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announces Anarchy Online: Lost Eden, an action-filled new expansion pack for the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG. Set for release in early winter, Lost Eden is packed with exciting new features and abilities, including massive orbital battle stations, player controlled battle Mechs, vast PvP upgrades, encounters inside alien motherships, extensive alternative character advancement options and more.

Hackers Decipher PSP's UMD Format

by Judy on May 6, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Software developers have figured out how to extract files from the Universal Media Discs used in Sony's new PlayStation Portable, though there is no way to play the games extracted from those discs.

'Paraworld' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area. Read more for details and screens ...

'Rising Kingdoms' Forester Race Revealed - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Kingdoms is an RTS set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. This impressive title stays true to Haemimont's long tradition of RTS and RPG type games that started with Tzar: the Burden of the Crown and Celtic Kings series – Celtic Kings: Rage of War and Nemesis of the Roman Empire a.k.a.Imperivm II.

'Burnout Legends' (PSP) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel this September when EA takes fighting on the road with Burnout Legends for the PSP. In development by Criterion Games, Burnout Legends delivers updated versions of the most explosive moments from Burnout, Burnout 2: Point of Impact and Burnout 3: Takedown, with new gameplay, new cars and new surprises.

'Top Spin' Also Coming to the PS2

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that it will be releasing the number one rated tennis game, Top Spin, on the PlayStation2. Developed by PAM Development and produced by Indie Built, a 2K Sports development studio, Top Spin for PlayStation 2 will be available this summer.

'Hard Truck Tycoon' Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment and G5 Software announce a new title, Hard Truck Tycoon, an economic simulation in the sphere of trucking industry. The player will be able to build his own trucking infrastructure, upgrade his numerous trucks, recruit personnel and deal with tight competition.

'Beyond Blitzkrieg: The Virtual Battlefield Series - Vol. One' - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Volume one in The Virtual Battlefield Series, Beyond Blitzkrieg is a WW II MMO featuring the armies, vehicles, weapons and equipment found on the battlefields of Western Europe 1939-1942.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Indigo Prophecy'

by Thomas Wilde on May 6, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Indigo Prophecy allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.

'The Con' (PSP) - Screens

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 6, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Con is an innovative 3D fighting game exclusively for the PSP, set in an underworld where illegal fighting tournaments exist and high-stakes gambling takes center stage, your skills as a fighter are matched only by your wits as an ex-con. Read more for details ...

Xbox Review - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 6, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

PS2 Review - 'Obscure'

by Kris Graft on May 6, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In the style of Hollywood’s popular horror movie genre, Obscure tracks a group of five all-American high school students who discover the halls they walk each day are anything but safe from their most horrifying nightmares. A string of mysterious disappearances and unexplained events set the stage for a night more horrifying than any trip to detention...