NewsSpots: Calling All Cars!, Area 51, Forza 2, Halo 2

David Jaffe's first downloadable effort arrives, Midway offers an alien shooter demo, Xbox 360 racer goes gold, Monster Madness is delayed, and Bungie's shooter hits a milestone.


Halo 2
Monster Madness
Forza Motorsport 2

Calling All Cars! reports for duty
After a last-minute misstep, David Jaffe's debut downloadable title, Calling All Cars!, is being released on the PlayStation 3's online store today. The game includes 10 different cars and four levels and sells for $9.99. For more on Calling All Cars!, check out GameSpot's review.

BlackSite:Area 51 demo arrives
Midway is treating gamers to a close encounter of the lead-filled kind with a single-player teaser demo of its xenophobic BlackSite: Area 51, now available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The demo gives players a look at the game's small-town setting of Rachel, Nevada, and lets them try out the game's one-button squad command system and interactive environments. For more on BlackSite (due in stores for the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 this September), check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Halo 2 online: Over 5 million served
Though its debut on Vista-enabled PCs has been pushed back, the Xbox edition of Halo 2 reached a new milestone today. Two and a half years after its release, the game welcomed its five millionth online player, according to developer Bungie Studios. Bungie defines an online player as being a unique Live account that has played Halo 2 online, and it does not include guests among the number. The five millionth online player's Gamertag? "Ultra Theodore." Bungie also noted that Halo 2 is fast approaching 700 million unique multiplayer games on Live.

Forza Motorsport 2 golden
Forza Motorsport 2's developers have finished the race, but it remains to be seen whether it's time for a victory lap and a trip to the winner's circle. Microsoft today announced that its latest Xbox 360 racing game has gone gold and again confirmed its May 29 release date. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage, or download the newly available demo, which features 24 of the game's 300-plus cars.

Monster Madness staved off two weeks
Southpeak Interactive has confirmed that its twisted suburban shooter Monster Madness has suffered a slight delay. Previously scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PC next week, the game is now set for a May 29 launch. In the meantime, interested gamers will have to keep themselves busy with the game's demo on Xbox Live Marketplace, which includes a taste of the title's single-player and multiplayer modes.

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