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'Madden NFL 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released another patch for their latest edition in the footbal sim franchise Madden NFL 2004. This is patch #3 but unfortunately no details are available yet as to what it fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan). Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details and new screens.

CCP Announces 'Eve Online' Expansion 'Tech Level 2'

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP today announced the deployment of their "Tech Level 2" expansion. Available as a free download, this update augments the richness of the existing sophistication of EVE's dynamics considerably, bringing new strategical opportunities to seasoned players as well as newcomers. The expansion, impacting the game universe as a whole, incorporates numerous new gameplay features - developed in close collaboration with the ardent EVE community - as well as many improvements to present functionality, performance and user interface. Read more for details ...

'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Website Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts is proud to unveil the fantastic, deadly world of Wrath Unleashed on its new official website! Wrath Unleashed is an exhilarating action-strategy game that mixes the best elements of classic strategy games with fast-paced and fierce creature combat. The game introduces players to a unique and spectacular fantasy universe where players engage in both single and multiplayer battles with more than 30 fierce, mythological creatures from four realms. Each character has special attributes, powers and attacks...but all characters have the power to unleash their wrath to defeat opponents and dominate the universe!

'Strike Force Bowling' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring everything from Fantasy Bowling on a Pirate Ship to authentically detailed tournaments, Crave Entertainment announced today Strike Force Bowling for the PlayStation2. Blurring the line between fiction and reality, this multi-player arcade game offers something for everyone.

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

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 3:49 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 60+ new screens...

'Prince Of Qin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software have released another patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.27 and addresses various game crashes, as well as all fixes from prior updates. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Massive Assault' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released a patch for the recently released demo of their 3D turn based strategy game Massive Assault. This patch addresses a issue with starting the demo if you have a Win98/WinMe system. Read more for download links ...

'Silent Storm' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. Jowood has released a new update patch for Nival Interactive's Silent Storm. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 (only for German & UK editions) and addresses tons of bugs, game play tweaks, user requested adjustments and game editor adjustments. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Lifeline' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lifeline is a heart-pounding action adventure set high above Earth in the futuristic surroundings of a space station hotel. Players will begin LifeLine by finding themselves mysteriously trapped in the hotel’s security monitor room. In the first-ever voice activated action adventure, players must work together with their virtual partner by verbally directing them through numerous obstacles and challenges including deadly duels with horrifying creatures. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:22 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 :

  • Arx Fatalis - Trailer
  • Wanted Guns - Trailer


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

'Gamebryo' Developer 'NDL' Turns 20

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL this month commemorates its 20th year in the 3D computer graphics industry. During the past two decades, NDL has been recognized for technical innovation and high quality software engineering.

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced next-generation weaponry and equipment. Check these new screens...

Konami Announces 'Shaman King' (PS2/GBA)

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has secured the licensing rights to develop videogames based on the internationally acclaimed anime series, "Shaman King" (by Hiroyuki Takei) for the North American and the European regions. The company will publish games based on "Shaman King" starting with one for PS2 and one for GBA. The games are slated for release in North America in summer 2004 and 4Kids Entertainment will be responsible for the licensing program for this title. The games will also ship in Europe, coinciding with the launch of the animated TV series. Read more for details ...

'Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel' (PS2/Xbox) Coming Early 2004

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel will ship to retail on January 13, 2004. The action-adventure game will be available for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its initial launch in March 2003, enthusiasm for Vietcong from fans of the first-person shooter genre has spawned hundreds of on-line communities, clans and dedicated servers. Now, in January 2004, Gathering will launch Vietcong: Fist Alpha, the official mission disc for Vietcong. Read more for details & screens ...

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. However, gamers will surely be talking, as Vivendi Universal Games yesterday announced the development of Fight Club for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more for some new screens ...

'Savage Eden: The Battle of Laghaim' Open For All Players

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage Eden, the Battle for Laghaim, a new 3D role-playing game hosted by iEntertainment Network is ready to roll! Savage Eden has been launched for open play by all players. The Beta period of Savage Eden was a big success and players are raving about the new role-playing game. To play Savage Eden, go to http://www.SavageEden.com and download the game.

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:54 a.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. Read more for some new screens ...

'Spartan' Scores 'Game of the Year 2004' Nomination - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies are pleased to announce that Spartan has been nominated as a finalist in the 2003 Game of the Year competition hosted by the Independent Games Festival. The winner will be announced at the show in March 2004. Spartan has just about everything that you would expect from a Grand Campaign TBS strategy game and with the added spice of the interactive battles we're sure it will be a winner with the gamers and the judges alike. Worthplaying.com has described Spartan as: "Civilisation with a 3D battle engine.", and one of our aims as a company is to grow our audience to draw in some of those gamers who can't get enough of Civ, or who are just looking for something a little different.

'Strength and Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In India, Emperor Asoka Maurya has embarked on a non-violent campaign to bring prosperity to his people and promote Buddhist philosophy. In China, the king of Qin struggles to unite the seven kingdoms and stave off invasions by Hun tribes. To the west, a fledgling Rome battles with Carthage for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Egypt and Seleucid Persia wrestle to control Syria and the Near East. Choose your side and lead your empire to Strength and Honor! Check out the new batch of screens ...

Enlight Signs 'Fast Lanes Bowling' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today it will release Fast Lanes Bowling for the holiday season. Developed by LAB Rats Games, Fast Lanes Bowling allows players to experience the excitement of having an entire bowling alley available on their PC. Read more for details & screens ...

Ubisoft's 'Shadowbane' Is Coming To Europe

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

Ubisoft announces the acquisition of the rights to distribute Shadowbane all over Europe. This new plan helps strengthen its position on the massively multi-player online (MMO) gaming market. The highly anticipated Shadowbane Gold edition is expected to launch commercially in Europe on both Mac and PC in January 2004. The Shadowbane Gold edition will include the original Shadowbane game and the new expansion, "The Rise of Chaos".

'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that Harry Potter fans will experience the magic and peril of Harry's third year at Hogwarts in the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame. For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of new spells as they face Harry's most terrifying opponents yet: the escaped convict Sirius Black and the Dementors, the sinister guards of Azkaban prison. Read more for details & screens...

Red Dead Revolver (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce Red Dead Revolver for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Developed by Rockstar San Diego, this stylish, western gun-fighting extravaganza is expected to hit retail shelves in Spring 2004. Read more for details ...

'Micro Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco has released some new screens from their upcoming PS2/Xbox title 'Micro Mayhem.' The title is expected in stores Q1 2004. Read more to check out the goodies...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Read more for a slew of new screens...

PC Review - 'Armed & Dangerous'

by Ben Zackheim on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Read more for the full review ...

'KnightShift' - Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuzzexx has released a new update for their RPG/RTS title KnightShift (known in North America as Atari's Once Upon A Knight). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.109 and adds several new features to the game, is available for International and German editions of the game and adds 4 new multiplayer maps, RPG rebalancing as well as various bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'X2: The Threat' - Update Patch Available

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

Enlight has sent out notice that there is a new patch for X2: The Threat Update 1.1 is available for download exclusively at Egosoft’s website. Since there are several different versions of the patch out already and many will follow once the European territories have released, Enlight is directing everyone to download the patch from www.egosoft.com. This way, EgoSoft can monitor that customers are receiving the correct version of the patch through their registration key. Read more to check a detailed fix list...

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) - New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get festive with Team RAINBOW - just in time for those empty holiday hours, there's a new multiplayer map (a wicked cool carnival dust-up) for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox available now on Xbox Live. Read more to check out some screens from the new map.

'Halo: First Strike' - Comic Book

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Critically acclaimed science fiction writer and HALO alumnus Eric Nylund leads thrilled readers back into the maelstrom of the Human-Covenant War¯and explores the further adventures of the enigmatic Master Chief¯in HALO: FIRST STRIKE (Del Rey Mass Market Original; December 15, 2003; $6.99), the official prequel to the highly anticipated Xbox game HALO 2 from Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios.

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' Soundtrack Available On Amazon

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyan Worlds, Inc. today announced that the highly acclaimed soundtrack for URU: Ages Beyond MYST is now available at Amazon. Composed and produced by Tim Larkin, the soundtrack features over 50 minutes of original music including bonus tracks from future updates to URU live content. The CD also features a special "URU: The Makers" video and exclusive interviews with Tim Larkin and Rand Miller.