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'Commandos: Strike Force' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomorrow Eidos will be releasing a demo for Pyro Studios' World War II FPS Commandos: Strike Force. The 650 mb demo will offer a two levels, one allowing you to set your espionage skills with the spy character, and the other that allows you to switch between the green beret and the sniper. We will have the demo available on our fileserver network at 9AM PST (noon EST, or 6PM GMT)

Midway Organizing 'NBA Ballers: Phenom' (PS2/Xbox) $100K Tournament

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced plans for the NBA Ballers: Phenom $100K Tournament. For two days in April, more than 1,000 of the best video gamers in the country will gather at The Music Box Fonda in Los Angeles to put their skills on display with hopes of walking away as champion in the highest paying 1-on-1 basketball video game tournament ever.

'2 Days To Vegas' Gets SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Monkeys announces the licensing of IDV's SpeedTree, which will help to create virtual plants in the cinematographic TPS 2 Days to Vegas, its a story driven 3rd person action-adventure game. The thrill-a-minute story is crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists, to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game.

'Maelstrom' Story Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

'The Outfit' (X360) Multiplayer Demo Coming To Xbox Live March 3rd

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Outfit multiplayer demo will provide X360 players with a great sample of the intense multiplayer experience (Strategic Victory) available in the final game - with up to 8 players battling to secure command points and strategic objectives throughout the map for their side. Read more for details and screens ...

'Shadowgrounds' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Star Heritage 0: Ship of Ages' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Heritage 0: Ship of Ages, an upcoming action/RPG, prequel to Star Heritage 1: The Black Cobra, Step Creative Group's upcoming first-person adventure game remake.

SEGA Responds To 'Football Manager 2006' (X360) HD Confusion

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Because we wanted to give Xbox 360 users a superior game experience with the same richness and tactical depth that Football Manager has traditionally offered, we asked Microsoft whether we could develop Football Manager 2006 to be a Hard Drive only game. Microsoft agreed as they wanted the best possible game for their console, and with Xbox Live multiplayer being incorporated into the title, we now have a complete Football Manager experience for console gamers, the first time in the franchise's history." Still doesn't tell us WHY it is required...

'War on Terror' - Proper English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe. This demo features one mission "Forgotten Hope," from the World Forces campaign. Contact with the Point Hope base has been lost and you are sent in to check things out.

UPDATE: Koch Media informed us that their installer was corrupt, proper version now in place.

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

State of Emergency 2 takes place 10 years after the original and has Spanky, Bull and MacNeill again up against the Corporation. This time, they not only have access to guns but also - for the first time - helicopters, speedboats, Tanks and APCs and new team members. South Peak Interactive is bringing SOE2 to Europe on in April 2006.