'Battlefield 1942' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of the upcoming Battlefield 1942 v1.5 client patch, EA has already released the full beta version of the v1.5 dedicated server for the Linux platform and adds the Invasion of the Philippines map, some Pacific Theatre content changes but adresses no additional bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

Registration Open For ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Buy-In Slots

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team registrations for 50 Buy-In-Slots (BIS) to the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships are now available on a first come, first served basis for $150 USD. Teams that purchase a BIS are ensured a slot in the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships double elimination tournaments for a chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The event is being held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 8 - 11 in Las Vegas.

'Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged. Check the new screens!

'Call of Duty' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 5:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely out in stores, Icculus has already released the first dedicated Linux server for Infinity Ward WWII FPS Call of Duty. This Linux server pack has all goodies you need, executable, library as well as some documentation, needless to say a Call Of Duty retail copy is needed to get all of this working (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy! Read more for some new screens ...

'GoldenLand: Cold Skies' Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RPGDot has noticed that Burut, the developers of GoldenLand, are working on a GoldenLand addon, possibly going to be called "Cold Skies", and approximate release date for Russian version is early December 2003. There is new Russian language forums for Cold Heaven open of Burut site where developers gather last-minute ideas for impoving their add-on.

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix' (Xbox) - Song List Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today revealed the main song list for Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX for the Xbox. The first Xbox Live game from Konami, Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX features over 45 songs (not including hidden and downloadable songs) from renowned artists including Paul Oakenfold and Ian Van Dahl feat. Marsha, as well as original tunes. Read more for details and songs list ...

Sony Online Ships 'PlanetSide: Core Combat'

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced that PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for its popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide, is available at North American retail stores and via secure digital download from SOE. With six new underground war zones, additional weapons, vehicles, and enhanced empire bonuses, Core Combat adds many new gameplay options for players to master in PlanetSide's all-hours-of-the-day online conflict. The expansion carries a suggested retail price of $29.99, and requires a copy of PlanetSide to play.

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos/The Frozen Throne - Patch Update

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now that the Diablo II 1.10 patch is available on Battle.net, the next Warcraft III update, patch 1.13, has gone into the final stages of testing. The patch will include many significant additions, including Acts II and III of the Orc Campaign, several new World Editor features, updates to many of the maps, and numerous balance adjustments. We expect it to be released in the next few weeks. Prior to the patch's release, we will also be changing the lineup of maps currently available for ladder play. In addition to the patch, we will also be releasing the art tools used for Warcraft III. These tools will allow advanced users to create and implement new art in the game, adding an unprecedented level of customization.

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The flood of games shipping does not stop as Kemco U.S.A. announced today that its much-anticipated title, Rogue Ops, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. In the debut adventures of the beautiful but deadly female heroine Nikki Connors, Kemco's Rogue Ops provides gamers with an experience never before felt or seen in the 3 rd person stealth/action adventure video game genre. Rogue Ops is available on the PlayStation2, GameCube and Xbox.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Project Gotham Racing 2 for Xbox has gone gold and is scheduled to skid onto store shelves in North America on November 18 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. Read more to check them out3 new screens ...

'Conspiracies' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that "Conspiracies", a game of murder, mystery, and adventure for the PC began shipping to retail this week. Uniquely packaged with both the DVD version and CD version in one box, "Conspiracies" is already garnering excellent reviews, international awards, and it arrives in stores just in time for holiday shopping.

Eidos Announces Development Deal With Guerilla

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces it has signed a development deal with Guerrilla. Formerly known as Lost Boys Games, Guerrilla is developing a 3rd person action game for Eidos which will be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in summer 2004.

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' is an innovative Post-Apocalyptic Role Playing Game with tactical combat and a highly original, disturbing storyline. The game is scheduled for Q1, 2004. The Fall will be the first 3D-RPG set in an endtime scenario on the market. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'TrackMania' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks ! Read more for details and screens ...

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'Chrome' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Techland are please to announce that their tactical FPS title, CHROME has shipped to retail stores in North America! “Chrome is a thinking man’s shooter,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “In the same vein of games like System Shock and Deus Ex, players must choose their weapons and ammo carefully, use implants to improve their performance and know when to come in with guns blazing or sneak in undetected. It can mean the difference between life and death!”

'The Sims: Makin' Magic' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of The Sims Makin' Magic, a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Players can 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.

'Call Of Duty' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty transports fans into a gripping, movie-like World War II combat experience where they must survive the chaos of battle as ordinary soldiers fighting together as a squad.

'LotR: The Return of the King' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA’s second “The Lord of the Rings” action adventure game, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, will allow players to journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes. Defend the walls of Minas Tirith as Gandalf, raise the Army of the Dead as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, and with Frodo and Sam, deliver the ring to the fiery depths of Mount Doom. This second trailer, which is cinematic in style as befitting the game's epic scope, is nonetheless entirely composed of gameplay footage. In it, all the main playable characters--Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Gandalf, Sam, and Frodo--are shown in action.

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these new screens....

'He-Man: Defender of Grayskull' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Direct from the popular television series, He-Man, the ultimate hero, battles his greatest enemies on foot or astride his trusty Battle Cat through 34 levels within three huge environments. Spectacular sword fights and hand-to-hand combat await you at every turn in this epic world of magic and mystery. Read more for some new screens ...

PC Review - 'Enigma: Rising Tide'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Amped 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Amped 2," part of the new XSN Sports brand, is the ultimate freestyle snowboarding experience offering gamers an expanded library of tricks and a smooth new "tricking" style. Gamers can explore vast areas of wide-open, spectacularly rendered mountains packed with terrain parks designed by world-famous snow park architect Chris Gunnarson. They can play head to head with friends to compare skills or challenge up to seven others in various multiplayer modes.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News