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'The Sydney Mystery'- Price Drop & Bonus Game Engine!

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twilight Software is happy to announce two pieces of great news for the holiday season. Firstly, its highly popular casual adventure game The Sydney Mystery is now available online for only $19.95. And secondly, to sweeten the deal, the AGE Adventure Game Engine is now bundled with the game, allowing all customers to try their hands at creating their very own adventure games.

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' Prepares for Release Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. Atari and Artifact Entertainment today made a number of announcements associated with the upcoming release of Horizons: Empire of Istaria on December 9th. Read more for the details on what to expect, available worlds, guidelines to create/name your characters and plenty more ...

'Airport Tycoon 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 3 features a challenging 3D management simulation of an airport but with many new and thrilling features. Global Star Software has released a demo for InterActive Vision's 3D management simulation Airport Tycoon 3. The demo features a standalone scenario situated in Cairo, as well as airport building levels situated in Atlanta, Honololu, and Moscow (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Coming

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

Bioware's Dave McGruther has put up a forum post announcing that they are working, and are almost finished, with their first patch (there was a beta patch released a few days ago) for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This v1.01 patch will mainly address issues with graphics cards, memory leaks and overall game tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list ...

'Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and BioWare have expanded the award-winning Neverwinter Nights with the release of the highly anticipated expansion pack Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. Available today, Hordes of the Underdark is a companion to the best-selling, fantasy roleplaying game released last year in Neverwinter Nights, which is based in the Forgotten Realms world from Wizards of the Coast’s classic Dungeons & Dragons game. The second official expansion pack, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark pits players in a conflict to save the embattled city of Waterdeep from an ancient evil buried deep within the earth and stone of Undermountain. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark is available for PC at retail stores nationwide.

'Gunfighter' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gunfighter is a game of action placed in the reality of wild west, created with the use of deeply investigated graphic environment RenderWare. The game is the combination of first-person shooter, adventure game and RPG. Action of the game takes place in the reality of wild west, in the second half of 19th century. Read more for details & screens ...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In SĂ–LDNER - Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check some awesome screens ...

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - Updated Linux Server

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software has released an updated version of their dedicated linux server for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' Is Shipping

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is only be available through BattleFront and not sold in retail. Each game contains three language versions – English, German and French. Customers in Western Europe will find localized German, French and English versions in stores this year, and CMAK will be available in Japan with a localized manual also. The game is being released for PC and Mac OS 9 and the price is $35 plus S&H. A 2 scenarios and fully multiplayer capable demo is available for download . All pre-orders have shipped out today. All orders are being shipped out of our US and EU warehouses for quick delivery typically within 2-4 days.

'Armed and Dangerous' (Xbox/PC) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed and Dangerous, an outrageous and blast-happy LucasArts action game is in stores now for Xbox and PC. With very strong review scores and positive accolades pouring in, Armed and Dangerous is set to steal all the laughs and keep the holiday season very jolly indeed! To make the season even merrier, in the coming weeks LucasArts will offer a playable PC demo as well as additional downloadable levels of explosive, over-the-top Armed and Dangerous fun for Xbox through Xbox Live and for PC via the Internet. Stay tuned for more information and details regarding the Armed and Dangerous demo and downloadable bonus content coming soon.

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' Coming To The US After All

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MumboJumbo announced today that the sci-fi action shooter Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter will be shipping to retail stores nationwide for personal computer systems. The product, to be published and distributed by MumboJumbo, is currently in production and expected to hit retail shelves in early December. MumboJumbo signed an agreement with Vivendi Universal Games earlier this month for the PC publishing and distribution rights.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles ' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released another patch for 1C Maddox's WW II flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles .This upgrade brings your retail game to 1.21 and has once again quite an impressive amount bug fixes, new maps, better network code, improved AI, grahics enhancements etc. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Age of Castles' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a distant realm of sword and sorcery, a great evil had swept across the land. Demons from the underworld and their evil minions poured across the kingdoms of man, until the great cities lay in ruin, and there were naught but a handful of cowering souls remaining. The people were in need of a King. Someone of great strength and courage who could rid the land of the evil plague, and rebuild the cities. You are that King... You alone must travel to the end of the world, build a mighty castle, slay the undead hordes, and convert the people of the land to loyal subjects of your domain... in the Age of Castles!

'MoH: Breakthrough' - Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Medal of Honor Allied Assault Website has put up a new community update about an upcoming patch for EA's WW2 shooter MoH: Breakthrough. This patch will include two new maps, new weapons and address a few technical issues with the game (thanks Blues). Read more for a detailed list of what the patch will cover ...

Spike TV 'Video Game Awards' Announces 2003 Winners

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first annual Spike TV "Video Game Awards" (VGAs), hosted by David Spade, were held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and revealed winners in sixteen wide-ranging video game categories. The two-hour fete will telecast on Spike TV this Thursday, December 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

'Space Hack' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Hack is a sci-fi RPG/action title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics. The storyline puts you on board of a quite 'peculiar' spaceship, trapped inside a space warp. Being a tough guy, whose axe is almost as quick as his wit, it's not surprising that you promptly find yourself confronting angry monsters, one wave after another. Space Hack is scheduled to be released in first half of 2004. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Terminator3: War of the Machines' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari shipped "Terminator3: War of the Machines" today to retail stores for the personal computer, a single-player and online multiplayer first-person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict. Developed by Hungary-based Clever's Games, "Terminator 3: War of the Machines" allows up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multi-player struggle for supremacy.

'Battle Over Europe' Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action in Forgotten Battles is moving to the West. While the war rages in the East the Allies are attacking Germany's heartland. Round-the-clock bombing and the D-Day invasion means that the second front is now in action. The Luftwaffe is defending Germany with everything they've got, and now you can take part in twelve campaigns (six USAAF, six Luftwaffe) that chart the progress of this bitter battle form June 1944 to May 1945. Read more for details & screens ...

SEGA Europe Announces 'Sonic Adventure DX' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced the release of Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut for PC. Sonic Adventure DX is a special edition of the SEGA Dreamcast video game console classic, featuring newly revamped graphics and an all-new mission mode. Recently released and reaching the top of the charts for the Nintendo GameCube, Sonic Adventure DX combines action stages with adventure elements - and is the ultimate Sonic title, providing an immersive and complete gaming experience for all true Sonic fans.

US PS2 Sales

by Thomas on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Coming off of the busiest shopping days of the year, Sony Computer Entertainment America released today initial sales results, setting the tone for the remainder of the year and confirming consumers voracious demand for interactive entertainment. Sales of PlayStation products surged during the first couple of holiday shopping weeks with retailers nationwide selling more than one million PlayStation2 computer entertainment systems in the month of November, growing the already massive PlayStation 2 installed base to more than 22.5 million and further validating the companys successful reach into the mass market. Sales of first party software also realized significant success with retailers.

'Warlords BattleCry III' - Vidis & Enlight Software Deal

by Thomas on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vidis and Enlight Software Ltd continue their successful partnership by announcing the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for the new PC game title Warlords BattleCry III for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa. This is the third project of the successful Enlight/Vidis cooperation.

'Fable' - Developer Chat This Thursday

by Thomas on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After the record breaking developer chat on Black&White 2, Lionhead Studios is holding the first official Fable Developer Chat on Thursday 4th December 2003. Over 4,000 people logged into last weeks chat on black & white 2 which lasted for several hours.

The moderated chat on the channel #fable (Quakenet) will host its first official chat, starting at 18:30 GMT, with Peter Molyneux, Dene and Simon Carter and other members of the development team taking part... More details below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'True Crime: Streets Of L.A.'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s. Read more for the full review ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 1:55 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 :

  • Perimeter - Trailer
  • Conan: The Dark Axe - Trailer
  • Painkiller - Teaser Movie
  • Postal 2: Share The Pain - Trailer
  • Joan Of Arc - Trailer
  • Castle Strike - Trailer
  • Halo 2 - "Making Of" Trailer


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

PC Review - 'Hidden & Dangerous 2'

by Ben Zackheim on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hidden & Dangerous 2 is a first and third person tactical shooter that builds upon the tremendous success of Hidden & Dangerous. You lead a small squad of Allied soldiers deep behind enemy lines, to carry out secret missions during World War II. The gripping story line takes you to Europe, Africa, Burma, and other locations scattered across the globe. Each critical decision impacts you, your men, and your country. This unique blend of action, strategy, and tactics forces you to use your brain just as much as your trigger finger.