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'PlanetSide' Gets Festive With Holiday Art

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 10:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlanetSide has got the holiday spirit and to celebrate, were adding a few special presents for the community this season. Today, players will find that characters with agile and reinforced armor have holiday hats; Backpacks have been replaced with empire-specific wrapped presents; and trees on Esamir and Ceryshen, the snow covered continents of Auraxis, are decorated with holiday lights. Read more to check out the festive screens ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...

'Chrome' - MP Xmas Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland gives us an early Christmas gift with their release of a Xmas demo for their sci-fi FPS Chrome. This MP demo features 10 of the 16 MP maps from the retail game, unfortunately it is only temporarely until January 10th 2004. This version is entirely compatible with the full version of the game, and allows you to connect to any full-version server, and host your own one. You will need Winrar to unpack this version, read more for download links ...

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Only a few days after the first patch, EA has now released another patch for EA Pacific's Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and adds particle effects, as well as the usual gameplay tweaks and fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released an updated patch for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.13b and addresses a copy protection issue, a bunch of games/World Editor fixes/tweaks/improvements, as well as adding Acts II and III to The Frozen Throne's bonus Orc campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'EverQuest' Adds PvP Server

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As of December 19th, a new level of excitement and competition will be added to EverQuest as Discord, our new competition PvP server goes live. This new server will only be live for a few short weeks, as Sony Online Entertainment challenges our community to discover who amongst them is the fiercest wizard or warrior. Read more for details ...

'Silent Heroes' - BF1942 Mod Beta 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The SilentHeroes team has released their first beta of the bf1942 total conversion. SilentHeroes is developed by a group of Swedish people and the story revolves around a conflict between Sweden and Norway in 2007, which started after the US attack on Iraq earlier this year. More Scandinavian countries are planned to get involved as the mod (thanks Fragzone). Read more to check out some screens & download links ...

'Alpha Black Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alpha Black Zero is a fast-paced mission based 3rd person tactical shooter with a gripping storyline to test both your fighting abilities and your intelligence. Dozens of different enemies, all possessing strong Artificial intelligence, will punish your mistakes across huge and challenging levels. Read more for new screens ...

'Music Mixer Karaoke' (Xbox) Songs Now Available

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that four new Xbox Music Mixer karaoke song bundles are now available for download via Xbox Live, and more are soon to follow. Xbox Music Mixer allows aspiring singers, VJs and party hosts to bring down the house with a Karaoke engine that lets players sing to nearly any song. Read more for details ...

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 12:39 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...

Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released another patch for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.51 and mainly addresses the "virtual drive" issue that caused an outcry in the community. Due to an added protection scheme Ravenshield refused to work if you had virtual drives mounted, Ubisoft got the heat and now fixed that problem. Read more for download links ...

'Alien Blast' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Made by Kiddies are pleased to announce that their PC arcade shooter hit, Alien Blast – The Encounter has gone gold and is on target to hit North American retail shelves in January 2004.

'Against Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 11:31 a.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 (thanks GenGamers). Check out some new screens below!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 11:16 a.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 :

  • Soldner - Trailer
  • Ground Control 2 - Trailer


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

'Peter Pan' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action of one of this holiday's highly-anticipated movies comes to life in an action adventure game, Atari, Inc. announced today. Shipping to retail stores nationwide this week, Peter Pan: The Motion Picture Event for Game Boy Advance, captures all of the action and excitement of the upcoming Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios film of the same name, taking players on a magical journey with Peter Pan from his first meeting with Wendy until the final confrontation with Captain Hook. Peter Pan opens nationwide on December 25, 2003.

Activision Signs 'Shrek 2' (ALL)

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company will work directly with DreamWorks to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks' upcoming animated theatrical "Shrek 2" feature film.

'Vietcong' - New Multiplayer Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon has released the announced new multiplayer map for their tactical shooter Vietcong. This '3 Canyons' map features a new 'Turn Table' mode, as well as all other modes and allows up to 32 players. Read more for details & download links ...

'The Suffering' (PS2/Xbox) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. today announced the launch of the official website for The Suffering. Players can now step into the seedy underbelly of a maximum security penitentiary that is The Suffering by visiting the official The Suffering website. The Suffering will be available on March 8, 2004 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'DEactivation' - In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella and Step Creative Group announce that a new 3D tactical strategy/action game DEactivation was released. Players will control one of the antiterrorist units of droids to neutralize acts of terrorism. Destroy the hostile robots-kamikazes and set the hostages free! For every mission there's a set number of droids. Terminate the shot firing system, destroy the hostile robots and set the hostages free! The missions are held in distinct types of building that differ one from another in the number of floors and rooms. Read more for details ...

'Desert Fury' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Anarchy Enterprises has released a demo for Unique Entertainment's budget 3D shooter Desert Fury. This demo features a time limit of 60 minutes but it has the full game included which you can activate after purchasing a license key online (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Digital Jesters Signs 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK based publisher Digital Jesters continues its unrelenting acquisition of new games, with the news that it has signed the UK co-publishing rights to Monte Cristo's PC CD-ROM real-time tactical game Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps. The game will be available in the UK in March 2004, priced £29.99. Read more for some new screens ...

'UFO: Aftermath' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Altar Int/Cenega have released the a new patch for their recently released 3D squad-based action game UFO: Aftermath. Thisd update brings your retail game to v1.3 and address a few system issues, several in-game bugs, control issues, and makes various game tweaks/improvements. Read more for details and download links ...

'X²: The Threat' Goes Gold In The UK

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep Silver is pleased to announce that X²: The Threat, by German development team EGOSOFT has gone GOLD in anticipation for its 6th February 2004 UK release date. Sequel to the classic space trading / combat PC game X Beyond The Frontier, X² has been in development for over two years. X²: The Threat from EGOSOFT is launched on Windows PC at £34.99 SRP (UK) on 6th February 2004.

'BiosFear' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine one guild dominating the land. Imagine another one getting ready to challenge them. Your guild? Eternal fame may just be one battle away - a battle where hundreds of armed players fight a siege to dominate the Castle of Shilon! The forthcoming action-MMORPG BiosFear features what must be amongst the most massive and bloody battles ever seen in any online game. Thanks to its fast graphics engine, which allows for smooth gameplay, in BiosFear's battles the screen is crammed with players and packed with action. Are you ready to join the battle?

'Freestyle Street Soccer' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freestyle Street Soccer returns to grass roots and allows rival gangs to gain respect and supremacy in urban environments. Jumpers and oil drums replace goalposts and rules are well and truly left on the sidelines as the pitch is transformed into a battleground for the duration of the match. No offsides and limited boundaries ensure flowing gameplay and fierce, frantic competitive matches. Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sonic Heroes' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA’s legendary mascot Sonic The Hedgehog makes his historic multi-platform debut and embarks on his biggest adventure ever, with his trademark blazing speed and a new gameplay twist in “Sonic Heroes.” Read more for 20 new screens ...

'RC Squad Land Machines' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Put on your driving gloves, grab that radio control and jump right into action with 'RC Squad Land Machines'! Select from a great mix of realistic Electric or Fuel RC-Vehicles such as Monster Trucks, on/off Road Buggies, ATV's to even Hover-Crafts to participate in many styles of gripping gameplay. Read more for some screens ...

GameCube Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. Players take the role of the Prince in the exotic, mysterious world of ancient Persia. Using groundbreaking animations and innovative time-control powers to recapture the Sands of Time, their role is to restore peace to the land. Read more for the full review ...