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'The Sims Online' Introduces New Features

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of an updated version of its The Sims Online PC online game. The Sims Online’s vast world just grew bigger and better. For the first time ever, Sims can embark on a whole new range of exciting job opportunities, where Sims actually get to do the work instead of having the work action happen off-screen; own pets for a new level of mischievous fun; and employ service Sims to help Sims take care of their properties and daily activities, and new hobbies. With the inclusion of these new features, new and old Sims players will encounter new levels of interaction, new ways to advance in the game and more online fun.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles' - Win32 Server Update Patch

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 9:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released a new patch for 1C Maddox Games' IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles v1.1 dedicated Win32 server. This patch is "optional". requires the full v1.1 server install, and allows administrators to set up open servers that bypass the Ubi.com servers (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Gametime Entertainment Launches DVD Strategy Guides

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 7:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With today's games becoming more complex and time consuming, GameTime Entertainment, Inc. today announced a ground-breaking solution by introducing a lineup of DVD-based strategy guides for best-selling video game properties. Known as digital video guide or dvG, the full-motion video and voice-over provides players with expert solutions on how to best navigate a game. Read more for details ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Although gone gold and expected in stores soon, that does not mean we show churn out some more screens ...

'Falcon 4.0 Gold: Operation Infinite Resolve' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Falcon: OIR is an updated version of the classic flight sim Falcon 4. It features many enhancements over the original Falcon 4, including flight dynamics, improved controls, graphics, and new aircraft to fly. Fans will be able to enjoy enhanced game play but relive the experience that made the original such a big hit. A comprehensive list of the technical enhancements can be found below. Read more for details and some new airborne screens ...

'Frogger's Adventure & Frogger's Journey Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This massive shipping day rolls on with Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announcing that Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue for PS2 and Nintendo GameCube, and Frogger's Journey: The Forgotten Relic for Nintendo Game Boy Advance have shipped to retail outlets nationwide.

'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Flies Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup videogame has shipped to stores, just in time for Halloween. In the game, Harry Potter fans are able to fully experience the magical power, speed, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, for the first time.

'Diamond Multimedia' Gets Back Into The Graphics Ring

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diamond Multimedia today announced its return to the consumer graphics market with plans to launch next-generation graphics accelerators under its legendary Stealth and Viper brands, two of the most well-known and respected retail names in graphics history. Continuing the tradition of these brands, the Stealth product line will offer a full series of value-based cards while Viper will target high-end gamers. True to its heritage, Diamond will continue to remain chip vendor neutral, offering consumers products from multiple vendors to provide maximum performance and value at each price point.

'Diablo II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yes, you're reading correctly, the day has finally come for the Diablo II 1.10 patch! This patch is Blizzard's largest to date in terms of game changes and offers many new things for Diablo II players worldwide, including seasonal ladder characters, more-challenging gameplay, enhanced skills, new items, new anti-cheat measures, a new game-world event, and much much more! Simply connect to Battle.net to download the patch or read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Call Of Duty - Trailer
  • Beyond Good & Evil - Trailer
  • The Hobbit - TrailerPack
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Dead Man's Hand - Trailer


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

'Unreal Tournament 2003' - Community Bonus Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After 5 months of working on this great pack, the CBP team is proud to announce the arrival of CBP2003 map-pack (with approval from Epic Games ). A few of the Unreal community's best level designers got together to release a small pack of their best work to the community. As the time went on, the project grew into something far more significant, with more and more of the best Unreal talent out there joining the team. The map count went from a small handful to a fully-fledged professional-level bonus pack. Read more for download links ...

'Tony Hawk's Underground' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is ushering in a new era in console gaming with the announcement that Tony Hawk's Underground, the most customizable video game ever, has shipped to North American retail outlets. The revolutionary skateboarding game redefines the #1 action sports franchise with groundbreaking options that put players front and center as a skateboarder working their way to the top, in a plot-driven story that's true-to-life and gives them the power to explore their environments and achieve goals both on and off the board.

'Traitor's Gate II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped Traitors Gate 2 on PC in North America. The game’s story focuses on a potential global disaster - the impending release of a powerful and lethal computer virus possessed by a group of ruthless extremists.

'Kill.Switch' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its highly anticipated, internally developed tactical military shooter kill.switch has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Developed for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, kill.switch is rated T for Teen.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The most popular fighting game of 2002 enters a new arena as Atari today shipped Dragon Ball Z: Budokai for Nintendo GameCube. Developed by DIMPS, the Nintendo GameCube version brings exclusive, highly-detailed 3D character models that vividly reflect the visual style of the hit animated series while maintaining the authentic fighting action sought by DBZ fans. The Dragon Ball Z video game franchise has been one of the industry's most successful over the last 18 months, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai for the PlayStation2 has shipped more than 1.4 million units in North America since its December 2002 release.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the PlayStation2 has reached gold master status and is expected to hit store shelves in the coming weeks. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time boasts fluid animations, ingenious and challenging level design, a gripping story, an inimitable hero and the ability to manipulate time - all woven into a unique and immersive gaming experience.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for the XboxĂ” video game system from Microsoft is available this week at retail outlets across the U.S. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and is eagerly anticipated as the must-have Xbox and Xbox Live(tm) game for the holiday season. Momentum has been building since the game's enthusiastic industry reception at E3, culminating in a hugely successful pre-sell program.

Mythic Ships 'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis'

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced today that the game's latest expansion pack, "Trials of Atlantis," is available in stores. In "Trials of Atlantis," players will journey to the mysterious underwater world of Atlantis, and experience the trials designed to protect the legendary civilization's secrets. Intense group play, three all-new races, and amazing next generation graphics that update the entire "Dark Age of Camelot" world make this expansion a must-have for all fans of the game. As a bonus, the "Trials of Atlantis" retail box also includes a separate disc with the original "Dark Age of Camelot" game.

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creatures of the night beware, VUGames announced today that it will be unleashing Van Helsing for the PS2 and Xbox, based on the highly-anticipated film from Universal Pictures. Van Helsing, the new epic action-adventure film from writer-director Stephen Sommers, (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) draws inspiration from the studio's classic horror properties and introduces Van Helsing, Bram Stoker's fabled monster hunter, who is summoned to a distant Eastern European land on a quest to vanquish evil. The stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Swordfish, Kate & Leopold) and Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) and is slated for a May 7, 2004 release.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out 2 new screens...

'Legends of Wrestling: Showdown' (ALL) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wrestling fans around the world will finally have their long-held dream answered, as Ultimate Warrior, one of the most popular, beloved wrestlers in the history of professional wrestling, is returning to the ring. Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Ultimate Warrior to appear in "Legends of Wrestling: Showdown", which is currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin and scheduled for release in April 2004 across the next-generation gaming platforms.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' (ALL) Announced- Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VUGames announced today that the next installment in the best-selling Leisure Suit Larry franchise, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. 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. Read more for details and the first 3 screens and in-game footage trailer ....

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle. Check a few new screens ...

'Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Check the new screens ...

'Max Payne 2' - Bonus Chapter Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar/Remedy Entertainment have released the 2 bonus "Dead Man Walking" chapters for their recently released action game Max Payne 2. These bonus levels are Upper East Side & Mona's Playground, Dead Man Walking gameplay mode is only unlocked after you've completed the game for the first time. Read more for details and download links ...

'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beware! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, your Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when the fate of the Sims is challenged and magic spells are cast with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected. Check the new magical screens & trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Preview - 'True Crime: Streets Of L.A.'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s. Read more for the rather lenghty preview ...

PS2 Review - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

by Hank on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in 19th-century China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts fighting game based on the classic teachings and techniques of the Wudan style. Combining intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon transcends the laws of space, gravity and the human body to provide the ultimate martial arts experience. Read more for the full review ...