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'Dark Age of Camelot' Free in January Issue of CGW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that, for the first time, a one-week trial copy of the critically-acclaimed "Dark Age of Camelot" is available free with the January issue of Computer Gaming World.

'Infiltration' - UT Total Conversion Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sentry Studios has released version 2.9 of their military squad based UT total conversion "Infiltration". This v2.9 version has a lot of new content such as new game modes, 18 new weapons, 22 new maps as well as various other new features. We have the core (just the mod), the map pack, the full install as well as the linux install available. Be aware, Unreal Tournament v436 is required. Read more for details and download links ...

EA to Use Punkbuster In 'BF1942'

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In response to the #1 request from the community, DICE & EA are proud to announce the inclusion of anti-cheat measures in the next patch for Battlefield 1942. The Battlefield team is committed to providing an exploit-free gaming environment for members of our community. Our goal is to have measures in place which address both current and future cheats. As such, after researching existing anti-cheat programs, we've determined that Punkbuster suits our purposes perfectly. We'll keep everyone updated as to our progress. For now, we have successfully integrated Punkbuster into the upcoming 1.6 patch and we're in the process of testing it (thanks Blues).

'Against Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Europe at the time of the migration of nations (about 200-450 AD), Against Rome takes the player to that part of the continent that has not yet succumbed to the Roman Empire. This vast territory, which the Romans disparagingly called barbaricum, is the home of numerous primitive nations. The player takes control over one of these barbarian tribes, who as a whole stood out for a pronounced lack of cultural achievements, combined with a ferocious belligerence... Check out some new screens below!

'Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates' Launches December 8th

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Three Rings today announced the launch of its puzzle-packed massively multi-player online game "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates" for December 8th. This swashbuckling title takes the puzzle games beloved by casual gamers and brings them into a social online world of Piratey fun.

'I Of The Enemy' - Screens

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

I - of the Enemy (IOE), is a science fiction, real-time strategy game set in the near future. A game that contains unique features in this sector and caters to both single player campaign and up to eight multi-players over a LAN or the internet. Read more for details & first screens ...

Iron Storm (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IronStorm combines shoot’em-up, action and reflection.The player undertakes an infiltration mission and must possess combat skills as well as stealth if he is to survive as he penetrates behind enemy lines.

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' (PC/Xbox) Ships Tomorrow - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos is proud to announce that Deus Ex: Invisible War will be shipping to retailers in North America tomorrow December 2nd and will be in stores December 3rd. Deus Ex: Invisible War is the much anticipated sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed video games ever. In the meantime we have some new screens to tide you over until you have your own copy in hand ...

New Game Research Lab In San Francisco

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new Game Research Lab is now open at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco to support students studying in its Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming degree programs. The lab is available for use by students to examine the latest 3-D animation, computer graphics, game level design and other elements of successful video games.

'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn' – The Official Hint Book

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just in time for the release of "SpellForce - the Order of Dawn", JoWooD Productions Software AG will publish the official strategy book for this unique mix of genres. The 170-page book shall provide players with the easiest possible introduction to the new genre of role-play games (RPG) and also guide genre newbies through the extensive gaming world of SpellForce.

BMW Launches On-Line Game Starring New X3

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BMW of North America, LLC today launches the next phase of an aggressive marketing campaign for its newest entry into the Sport Activity segment, by introducing an unprecedented on-line gaming experience that centers around the adventurous personality of the X3. Experts say The BMW X3 Adventure is the richest on-line gaming experience any automotive company has ever created for promotional use, featuring three different in-car driving experiences and outdoor sporting activities, including mountain biking, snowboarding and kayaking adventures. The game -- available free -- was designed to mirror the active lifestyles of the vehicles' prospective purchasers. The new X3 debuted in dealerships on Friday, November 28th... Read more for details and download links!

'Knights Of The Old Republic' - Major Success On The Xbox

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. is pleased to announce that its Activision (UK) published smash hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has won a Golden Joystick Award for the Xbox Game of the Year. It was also one of two finalists in the category Ultimate Game of the Year.

Two New Sonic Adventures To Game Boy Advance In 2004

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and Sega Corporation today announced a co-publishing agreement through which the companies will release two new Nintendo Game Boy Advance adventures based on one of the biggest videogame icons of all time, Sonic the Hedgehog. The games are scheduled to ship in North, Central and South America in the first half of 2004. The companies previously released two other Sonic-branded games for the Game Boy Advance that boast combined sales of approximately a million units.

'Wish' - First Beta Phase Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mutable Realms, Inc. and Themis Group announced today the beginning of the highly anticipated Wish Beta. This round of Beta is scheduled to run through the end of February, 2004, quickly scaling to 20,000 users.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware/Capcom have released the another patch for their recently released 3D action strategy Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and merely addresses 1 minor issue, being "Initial archery sequence bug that prevented progress with low-end PCs." Read more for details and download links ...

'X²: The Threat' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today the highly anticipated space simulation game X²: The Threat has shipped to retail stores across North America for the holidays. Under development for two years, X²: The Threat has received numerous praise for its stunning in game graphics and open-ended gameplay.

Design A Game For 'EyeToy: Play 2'

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Have you ever wanted to design a video game? Or ever played the award winning 'EyeToy: Play' and thought of a fantastic idea that would make a great mini game? Well here's your chance to do just that and get to see your idea come to life on the next 'EyeToy: Play' compendium!

New N-Gage Games

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nokia today announced new game titles for the N-Gage mobile game deck, including previously unannounced Nokia published games. Coming during 2004, the latest additions to the portfolio bring mobility to the strategy, action, sports, and racing genres, allowing mobile gamers to play a range of both exclusive N-Gage games and blockbuster titles in a new and exciting way... Details listed below!

PC Review - 'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World'

by Velvey on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World represents the only truly global RTS where players control unique civilizations across a timeline that spans from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Gamers lead their nation's economic growth and military campaigns in their effort to dominate the world. Each civilization has its own historically accurate units and abilities to be used as players command battles over land, sea and air. From a cavalry charge to a surprise air strike, gamers will know what it truly means to rule one of the world's greatest empires.

Xbox Review - 'Grand Theft Auto 3: Double Pack'

by Jordan Van Nest on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Rockstar North, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has long been applauded and praised for its expansive and open-ended gameplay, cinematic scripts, and epic soundtracks. Since its introduction in 1997, the franchise has received countless awards of excellence and universal critical acclaim. With sales of more than 25 million units worldwide, Grand Theft Auto is one of the most recognized franchises in the history of the videogame marketplace. Rockstar Games has finally brought the award-winning Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as a "double pack" to the Xbox. Read more for the full review ...

'RuneScape 2' - Beta Goes Live

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

Jagex Ltd. is pleased to announce that the public beta of RuneScape 2 goes live today. RuneScape 2 is a completely updated version of the hugely popular online adventure game RuneScape, where players have monsters to skill, map to explore and quests to complete. RuneScape 2 features vastly improved graphics and a completely new game engine... Read more for details!