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Gamecube Review - 'Ghost Recon'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 19, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tom Clancys Ghost Recon you are invited to lead this brand-new squad as they focus on covert military strikes and international peacekeeping missions that do not always go as planned. You and your team conduct extensive missions on foot, but you’ll occasionally have assistance from troops in tanks, helicopters and close air support. In many cases, you will be working with international military forces and NATO to fight against rising dictators and rebel groups. Does the gamecube version life us to the rest of the franchise's success? Read more and find out ...

'Out of the Park Baseball 5' - Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Out of the Park Baseball 5 is the newest version of the award-winning baseball simulation that offers a sports gaming experience unlike any other. Multiple play options, a career mode, an exhaustive financial model, an open-ended design allowing you to completely customize your gaming experience, and much more. .400 software has just released a new update patch with bug fixes and feature enhancements, like new trading AI options. The demo has a 7 day, 10-executions limit, and simulations will not advance past May 31st in the game. But that should still give you plenty of time to get a feel for the game which scored a perfect 10 at Baseball Sim Central! Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

GarageGames Signs UK Developer POM POM Games

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has signed an agreement to electronically publish titles from PomPom Games. The award winning UK developer is now going to have its games, Space Tripper and Mutant Storm added to the "Garage".

'Diablo 2' - v1.10 Patch Chat Log

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DiabloII.net has a log of a recent IRC Blizzard Chat Session about the upcoming v1.1 patch for Diablo II, they talk about ladder changes, gambling changes, the synergy abilities, changes to PvP combat, changes made to experience and Battle.net enhancements etc. The log is a Q&A type form of conversation with responses from Bill Roper, Max Schaefer, Brian Fitzgerald, Derek Simmons, Peter Hu, Ken Williams, Robert Bridenbecker, Chris Arretche, Matt Householder, Geoff Fraizer, Lisa Bucek, George Wang and Gil.

'Impossible Creatures' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relic Entertainment has released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game Impossible Creatures. Thid upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and adds a new mod selector screen, sound engine updates, better mod support, several gameplay balance changes and much more. Read more for download links ...

Download Server Maintenance ...

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As some of you may have noticed, our Swedish download server is temporarily down for maintenance. We are taking that opportunity to upgrade the box itself by adding more HD space to better cope with the increasing traffic. Unless any major issues arise, the server should be back online within a few hours ... bigger and better baby!

'World War II Frontline Command' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bitmap Brothers/KOCH Media have released a small patch for their recently released RTS title, World War II Frontline Command. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.0b and resolves some technical difficulties with World War II Frontline Command and Intel motherboards and is suitable for all language variations (thanks VE3D). Read more for download links ...

'RoadKill' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. RoadKill's dynamic reputation system determines how the world reacts to the way players perform missions, kill and maim citizens, destroy enemy vehicles and build alliances with the gangs of Hell County. Check these juicy new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these new screens .. looking good!

'Chrome' Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Techland announced today that the release date for their upcoming PC First-Person Tactical Shooter game, CHROME, has been changed from early to late summer 2003. The decision to push back the release of CHROME was based on player feedback from the recent beta test.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 4 new screens, read more to check them out...

'Karnaaj Rally' (GBA) - Online Tournament

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paragon Five announced a worldwide contest in search of the best Karnaaj Rally racer in an online contest called 'the Karnaaj Rally Showdown'. The contest runs through August 1st on the official Karnaaj Rally Showdown website. Racing fans, gaming die hards, and "Karnaaj Krazies" will get a chance to win a free GBA SP compliments of Paragon Five. Read more for details ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters plans to release an IGI 2 version 1.2 upgrade on Friday. Improvements range from bug fixes to better frame rates on high-end systems. Codemasters will also release a new map editor that allows players to create their own levels and a new dedicated server pack that includes a Linux compatible server (thanks Avault).

'Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally' Dashes Into Retail

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Racing full speed through the world's most treacherous and desolate lands, Acclaim today announced that it has shipped Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally for the Xbox. A rough-and-tumble ride through 7,000 miles of the most turbulent environments in the world, Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally offers high-speed arcade action that captures the thrill of the famous Paris-Dakar Rally. Players can choose from a vast assortment of licensed trucks, cars and motorcycles, as they compete against other drivers and nature's elements that block their path to victory.

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Web Site Launched

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that the official Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil web site has been launched, with info, screenshots (previously posted locally right here) and a movie (local mirror) from the upcoming D&D RPG from Trokia and Atari. Go check out the website!

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the sci-fi action shooter Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter is shipping to retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Mace Griffin will also be available for Windows PC and for Nintendo GameCube in early September.

'Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set' (previously known just as "Sphinx") is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to check out the 60+ new screens ...

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more to check out 60+ new screens.

'Alter Echo' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, a reluctant hero with the ability to alter time and morph his PolySuit between three unique combat forms. Nevin must fight for survival against an entire planet that has gone mad--the actual surface of the planet is alive, and uses its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy, ensuring relentless action.

'Nosferatu' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nosferatu is a modern word derived from the Old Slavonic word *nosufur-atu, borrowed from the greek nosophoros, a plague carrier. Nosferatu - The Wrath of Malachi crosses the brooding, creepy and scary atmosphere of the successful survival horror genre (Resident Evil and Silent Hill), with "traditional" first person shooter action, making the game cross genre of FPS and survival horror. Nosferatu is shocking fear, violent action and entertaining FPS game play.

'Starsky and Hutch' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released the first patch for their just released arcade racing game, Starsky and Hutch. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.31 but no details as to what this actually fixes/upgrades are available at this point. Read more for download links ...

Nintendo Whoops Lik Sang's Ass

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo was awarded an interim payment of $641,000 in a Game Boy copying case, with final damages yet to be determined. In one of Nintendo's most significant anti-piracy judgments ever, the High Court of Hong Kong ruled against Lik Sang International Limited, worldwide distributor of game copying devices capable of widespread counterfeiting of Game Boy software. In the recent decision, William Waung, Judge of the Court of First Instance, High Court, ruled in favor of Nintendo Co. Ltd and Nintendo of America Inc. against defendants Lik Sang International Limited and Visoly Limited, and their principals, Ahlswede Nils and Alexander Peter Kampl. Judge Waung ordered an interim payment of HK$5 million (US$641,000) be paid to Nintendo and further ordered them to pay Nintendo's legal expenses. The amount of actual damages will be awarded at a later hearing.

'Enter The Matrix' (ALL) Has Sold Through 2.5 Million Units

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In little more than a month on store shelves, Atari's Enter The Matrix has sold through 2.5 million units in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), making it the 14th - and fastest-selling - title/franchise in the Atari catalogue to cross this sales threshold.

'Terminator3: War of the Machines' - Screens

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari will bring Terminator3: War of the Machines, a singleplayer and online multiplayer first person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict from the Terminator world, to personal computer (PC) this winter. Currently in development by Hungary-based Clever's Games, Terminator 3: War of the Machines will allow up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multiplayer struggle for supremacy.

'TOCA Race Driver' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race in a real pack with the new multiplayer PC demo for TOCA Race Driver, now available for download.. This multiplayer demo enables gamers to experience motor sport's most aggressive exhibition of close-contact racing against their mates around three circuits – Sears Point, Norisring and Adelaide – played over LAN or online for up to 12 players. Read more for download links ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive announced today that all landlubbers should beware ... pirates are on the loose! "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" has shipped for the Game Boy Advance handheld system. Based on Disney's major live action film for Summer 2003, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" will be available at retail outlets throughout North America.

'Virtua Tennis 2' (PS2) Pilots Pigeon Marketing

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a global marketing first, the UK publishers of PlayStation2 game Virtua Tennis 2 announced they will be using trained homing pigeons to promote the video game to real tennis fans attending this year's Wimbledon. Twenty pigeons, spray-painted with the Virtua Tennis 2 logo and acting as flying advertisements for the game, have been trained to fly in and out of the home of British tennis during the tournament.

'Devastation' Online Graffiti Competition

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that the Devastation online graffiti competition has received a whopping total of 900 graffiti entries to-date. With just over a week until the competition is due to close, NovaLogic is fully expecting to break the 1000 barrier, all competing for the top prize of £1000 in cold, hard cash.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Lost Kingdoms II' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Kingdoms II takes the immersive Real Time Action/RPG gaming experience to the next level with an expanded game world, new cards and exciting perils to face. Set 200 years after the events of the original Lost Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Argwyll is on the brink of destruction. All hope lies in the hands of a new heroine Tara. Abandoned as a child and raised by a gang of thieves, Tara must use the force of her magical Runestone and summon Guardian Creatures to battle the invading evil force, uncover its terrible origins and save the kingdom. check these 30+ new screens ...

GBA Review - 'Jungle Book 2'

by Chad on June 19, 2003 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Plunge into the universe of Disney's Jungle Book II and learn all the Jungle tricks with Mowgli exploring the jungle before you reach the man village! Play as Mowgli and meet all the main characters from the movie in their respective environments. Take up their challenges to survive in the jungle and reach the human village!

Xbox Review - 'The Hulk'

by Justin on June 19, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Troubled scientist Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, Hulk, battle against the terrifying forces of the Leader - a gamma villain intent on using the Hulk’s gamma energy to unleash a relentless army of gamma creatures on the world. Betrayed by his long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Crawford, Bruce releases the essence of Hulk into the Orb (the successor to Bruce’s Gamma Sphere – used in the film). Read more for the verdict!