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'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Patch Issues & Plans

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ravenshield website has been updated with some information about the problem with their v1.3 patch and what to expect for the next (v1.4) patch. Patch 1.3: Two major issues were identified and reproduced after the patch was released: A server crash related to the arm patches & non-working CD-keys. Both problems are being investigated, and a fix will be issued as soon as possible. Patch 1.4: Development is progressing well on patch 1.4. Many bugs related to the netcode have been solved, including reticule lock, zoom staying active, a grenade bug, and players getting stuck in ladders. Some game improvements have also been made, including removal of trigger lag. Players will automatically switch back to his/her primary weapon after throwing their last grenade or other disposable weapon (thanks Bluesnews).

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Win & Linux Server Updates

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Activision has just released the Windows and Linux server update (people running the clients do NOT need this) for their free multiplayer addon Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The upgrade adds more server stability and incorporates the Even Balance anti-cheating software (thanks Shacknews). Read more for details and download links ...

'Prince Of Qin' - Retail & Demo Update Patch

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software released a new patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.20 and adresses various multiplayer as well as single player bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Global Star Announces 'Airport Tycoon 3'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Airport Tycoon 3 for the PC Platform. Under development at Interactive Vision, Global Star plans to incorporate all the features of the popular original Airport Tycoon, and its sequel Airport Tycoon 2, while adding scores of new features and improvements. Global Star Software currently plans to release Airport Tycoon 3 in the winter of 2003.

'World War II Frontline Command' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and The Bitmap Brothers are proud to announce that the first fully 3-D real-time strategy wargame, World War II Frontline Command, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “World War II Frontline Command is a first, with its fully 3D graphics set during WWII.“ says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “WWII FC is a title that all fans of WWII genre games should own, easy to learn, difficult to master and almost impossible to put down.”

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Interactive/Cyanide Studio have released patch another beta patch for their recently released cycling simulation game Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3b (v1.2 was released and immediately pulled because it made the game crash in TimeTrial mode) and fixes the 'time bug', adjusts some ratings, improves AI, fixes a few problems in editor, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download list.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - Release Date

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today UbiSoft sent their 2002/2003 fiscal year results, which can also be viewed online. Apart from the fact that UbiSoft did very well, it also reveals a premilinary release date for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, which according to the report is scheduled for March 2004.

Global Star Signs 'Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software announced plans to release Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim for the PC. Developed by Cyanide Studios and already a popular title in Europe, Global Star Software currently plans to release Final Stretch in the summer of 2003, and is perfect for horse racing enthusiasts as well as casual horse enthusiasts.

'SuperFarm' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Superfarm is a crazy action fighting game about a bunch of freaky farm animal whose dull and dreary existence is given zest and spice when one day, amid another delivery of prattling battery hens, in swaggers Pamela. Read more to check out a bunch of cinematic screens ...

ESRB Updates Their Game Rating System

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) announced advances to the computer and video game rating system today designed to provide parents and other consumers with a new and unprecedented level of detail about game content. The changes include the addition of four new ESRB content descriptors -- short, standardized phrases printed on the back of game boxes that alert consumers to content elements that may be of interest or concern -- and new, bolder labels intended to draw consumer attention to those content descriptors. If this junk is of any interest, read more for details ...

Sony Plans 'Star Wars Galaxies' Add-on For 2004

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This much-anticipated first add-on for the Star Wars Galaxies series, scheduled for release in 2004, will introduce personal starships and starfighters, which can be used for interplanetary travel or space combat. The expansion also promises additional worlds, playable species, non-player characters, new creatures and more! "The staggered release schedule of the space component of the Star Wars Galaxies series will benefit players because they will have time to establish their characters and explore different elements of the core game before we add the space layer," says Rich Vogel, director of development at Sony Online Entertainment's Austin studio. "Once the space component becomes available, players who have been with us since the beginning will be ready to buy their own starships and launch into this new arena."

Thrustmaster Reveals New Line Of Sound Systems

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster announces the two latest entries in its multi-platform range of accessories: the 5.1 Sound System and 2.1 Sound System. More powerful than the previous speaker kits, these are fully compatible with all video game consoles – including Playstation 2, Xbox and GameCube – as well as with PC, DVD players, TV sets and VCRs. Read more for details and specifications ...

'R: Racing Evolution' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's new R: Racing Evolution is being created by the same team that developed the critically-acclaimed Ridge Racer and MotoGP franchises. The game will be available on all three console platforms and will ship in Q4 2003. Featuring licensed cars, 11 real-world and fantasy tracks, and 8 different race types. Some new screens raced in so read more to check them out!

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Conflict: Desert Storm 2' (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after the big success of Conflict:Desert Storm SCI/Pivotal started working on sequels hoping to cash in even more on the trend of today's events. We scored some new screens for the PS2 & Xbox versions of the game. The players inventory now supports smooth scrolling and hot keys which allow the player to quickly navigate its contents. Before, the inventory didn’t have an end as it cyclically wrapped which inevitably caused confusion. The inventory also now supports transparency at either end. Read more to check them out!

'Pirates Of The Caribbean' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Pirates of the Caribbean game transports players to the 17th Century where they can experience life as a pirate in any way they see fit," said executive producer Todd Vaughn. "Whether they want to be feared by all and welcome nowhere, or just enjoy compelling missions or a life at sea, we're creating a game that fits their gameplay style. A few new screens, check them out!

'Star Trek Elite Force II' - Dedicated Win32 Server Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released the, unsupported, beta update for Ritual's newly available sci-fi FPS "Star Trek Elite Force II", bringing the dedicated Win32 server to v1.01. This update is for server administrators ONLY (useless for multiplayer clients or other game owners) and removes the requirement of needing the game CD in the CD-ROM drive. Read more for details & download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • March!: Offworld Recon - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer


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

'MVP Baseball 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for their latest title in the MVP Baseball franchise bringing your retail game to v1.1. This upgrade is required for online play and adresses some graphical issues, some cpu crashes, updates rosters and added player signature animations. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Dreamcatcher Signs 'Emergency Fire Response'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Every kid grew up wanting to be a firefighter, and every one of us would still love a taste of what it’s like to be a real hero. Forget panty-hose wearing superheroes and men in uniform…Firefighters are the true modern-day heroes, and only Emergency Fire Response gets to the core of their existence. DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish Emergency Fire Response (known in Europe as Fire Department) developed by Monte Cristo Games, on PC in North America. A playable demo (in English) will be available for download tomorrow...

'World Championship Snooker 2003' (Xbox/PS2) Cues Up In The UK

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Championship Snooker 2003 is the definitive snooker and pool simulation and brings all the tension and atmosphere of professional matches to game screens. The full game features the World Snooker championship season, plus 8-ball and 9–ball pool, Quickplay fungames and a special Trickshot game hosted by John Virgo.

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Check out the new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'BloodRayne'

by Justin on June 26, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

At the end of World War I, a group of Nazi war criminals fled to South America. There, they heard rumors of strange creatures in the area … and what they uncovered promised to give them the ability to reclaim their intended glory. For almost 20 years, they have developed an immense facility near the coast of Argentina to excavate an ancient temple containing horrific powers.