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'Call of Duty' - Mod Tools & Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As was promised, Activision has released the Mod/Editing tools for Infinity Ward's WWII FPS Call of Duty. A few weeks ago there was a leaked & then re-called (aahhhnold!) linux server, but they now also released the final version of that, including the required library and some minor docs. The editor includes the CoDRadiant level editor & tools, the Dawnville sample map, etc. A Call Of Duty retail game is required for both applications. Read more for details & download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 4:59 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 :

  • Spellforce: The Order Of Dawn - Intro Movie
  • Pirates Of The Burning Sea - Trailer


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

'Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicles' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

High-tension Battle : The graphic concept of Lineage II is made up assuming that there is a tremendous siege by dozens of charaters which has the most advanced 3D details like those in fighting games. Rampart standing high in the way of surging forces, Plains overlooked by one riding on dragon high in the sky, Archers on the rampart sniping at the coming enemy from far place. These powerful scene will be produced with the latest 3D technology. Read more for some nifty screens ...

'The Sims Bustin Out' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 3:47 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 ...

'NFL Street' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the developers of Madden NFL Football comes a new brand of football where style is BIG: 'NFL Street'. 'NFL Street' lends fast paced arcade action with street culture to create a unique new gameplay experience where NFL stars become larger than life personalities. Players battle to earn the enhanced gear and attributes necessary to dominate the urban environments. Read more for some new screens...

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong (thanks Andy). Read more for some new screens...

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world. Read more for some new screens ...

EA Signs 'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Cover Athlete

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today its choice for baseball’s MVP, tapping St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Albert Pujols as cover athlete and spokesman for MVP Baseball 2004. The game is scheduled for release on multiple platforms next spring under the EA SPORTS brand.

'Contract J.A.C.K.' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today Contract J.A.C.K. – the official prequel to GameSpy’s 2002 PC Game-of-the-Year, No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way is now available on store shelves. Contract J.A.C.K., developed by Monolith Productions, is a standalone expansion pack set in the No One Lives Forever universe that delivers non-stop action with new singleplayer missions, exciting multiplayer modes including Doomsday and Demolition, and a fully documented suite of mod-making tools.

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Race Driver 2 will provide petrol head gamers with the most diverse range of challenging motorsports ever seen in one game. Over 30 global championships will be featured, with players competing in events including GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix and Classic Car Racing. Check out some new screens ...

'Pac-Man vs.' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Exclusively for Nintendo GameCube with connectivity to the Game Boy Advance, the new screenshots accurately depict the classic arcade feel of Pac-Man vs. through advanced technology, offering crisp, clear graphics and bright colors as Pac-Man leads ghosts on another chase to consume pellets and fruit in a timely fashion. Read more for some quite similar looking GBA screens ...

'Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots' Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpot has gotten word that Big Huge Games is working on an expansion pack for Rise of Nations, called Throne and Patriots. 'Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots' will include six more new playable nations to the original game's total of 18, along with more than 20 new units, and new features, like the expansion's new campaigns and its government system. The government system will let each nation in the game determine for itself how it will be governed--a decision that will affect its development over the course of history. The new campaigns will include scenarios based on real-world historical engagements.

Enjoy 120 Levels Of Challenging Logic Puzzles

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gearhand Studios has released Big Head Zed, a challenging Windows logic puzzle game that combines creative thinking with fun. The game features stunning 3D rendered art, an original music score, and creative sound effects.

'Railroad Pioneer' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'NHL Rivals 2004' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leafs and Canadiens…Rangers and Devils. Some teams just weren’t meant to get along. Historic hockey rivalries have captivated pucknuts for decades, but nothing will prepare them for the hard-hitting action they’re about to embark on. Microsoft Game Studios announced that “NHL Rivals 2004”, their first-ever hockey title made exclusively for Xboxâ as part of Microsoft’s XSN Sports brand, is now available at retail stores across North America. NHL perennial all-star Steve Yzerman will serve as both the cover athlete and spokesperson for the game.

'Terminator 3: War of the Machines' - Multiplayer Beta Test

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a multiplayer beta test for Clever Software's upcoming shooter Terminator 3: War of the Machines. This multiplayer beta test lets you check out a few maps called 'Lab-Present' and 'Downtown' in the Team Deathmatch, Mission and Termination modes (thanks HomeLAN). This beta test is not an official "demo", which is to follow soon according to Atari US. Read more for download links ...

'Xenus' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. So, Kevin departures to this country in order to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. There are many forces fight for the power in Colombia. They are officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indians, bandits, CIA. The player has to maneuver between them to reach the main goal to find lost sister. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic... Check out some new screens!

PS2 Discs Stretch Half Way Round The World

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 7:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that consumers in Europe have purchased over 150 million PS2 games, enough discs, when laid end to end, to stretch over half way around the world!

EA Ships 'Looney Tunes: Back in Action' (PS2/NGC/GBA)

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 7:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the Looney Tunes: Back in Action videogame is now shipping to retail stores. Inspired by the action-packed feature film of the same title, the videogame was co-published with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Warthog for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.

Xbox Live! UK Online Package

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom2Surf, the UK's leading independent ISP, has today announced the launch of Live!Online, the first online gaming package which combines a super-fast ADSL connection, with an Xbox console in one simple integrated bundle.

Live!Online has been specially developed for users who want to add another dimension to their gaming experience. The package combines ultra-fast broadband from Freedom2Surf with everything you need to get up and running, including an Xbox console, a subscription to Xbox Live for a full year and two free games - Halo and Mid-Town Madness 3.

Activision Rings In The Holiday Season (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is shining a spotlight on the 2003 holiday season with a comprehensive lineup of games for the entire family. The slate includes film inspired titles such as Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure, groundbreaking action sports games like Tony Hawk's Underground, titles targeted toward the action gamer including True Crime: Streets of L.A. and Call of Duty, as well as a historical real-time strategy game of epic scope and breadth, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World.

'Lowrider' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that Lowrider, the rhythm-action video game featuring classic and competitive lowrider cars, ships nationwide, exclusively for the PlayStation2.

'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As Geller, players must conquer a programmed super soldier army and its psychic agents while using Psi powers. In addition to Psi capabilities, players have access to traditional weapons such as handguns and automatic weaponry. As players strategically navigate seven huge immersive levels within four distinct compounds, they encounter multiple ways to solve missions, which greatly adds to the replay value. Read more to check some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'FaitH' Launches Unlimited Free Play!

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dragon Claw Studio announced today that its massive multiplayer online strategy/RPG game will offer a completely free version for the next round of play. The free version comes with unrestricted play of one of the nine church options... Details below!

Xbox Review - 'Gladius'

by Corey Owen on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.

GBA Review - 'Tak and The Power of JuJu'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer. Read more for the full review ...