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'TacOps' – Play The Wargame That Professionals Use!

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 11:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Australian Headquarters Training Command Army (HQTC-A) has now formally accepted TacOps 4 as meeting contract requirements for an Australian/New Zealand version of TacOps under the working title of "TacOps ANZAC (v4& v5)". This version is now available for issue to all members of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces. The final ANZAC version v5 will likely include enhancements that are under concurrent development for the v5 retail edition of TacOps and for the official US Marine Corps v5 edition "TacOpsMC". The v5 retail edition of TacOps will be available later this year only from Battlefront.com, and will not be available in stores.

Mythic Entertainment Teams Up With iGames

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 11:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of Dark Age of Camelot, has joined forces with iGames, an association of game centers which works on behalf of independent and franchised game centers to organize promotions and to bring games and hardware into local enters. The two companies plan to collaborate on a series of online events to be held at iGames' member locations.

'Star Trek: Elite Force II' - Multiplayer & Intro Movie

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released two new movies from Ritual and Activision's upcoming first person shooter Star Trek: Elite Force II. One shows the game's intro movie while the other features multiplayer gameplay (thanks HomeLan). Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. A few new screens trickled in, check them out ..

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these 12 new screens ..

'Heaven And Hell' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1500 B.C.: four different peoples in a biblical land are waiting to be converted. The gamer is working with a God-simulator and has to convert the inhabitants to the good or the evil side. For this purpose, each side has seven prophets at their disposal, as well as an amount of wonders and plagues (lightning, flood, grasshopper ...) A few weeks ago we had the German demo, now CDV has released the English version. The demo sports a tutorial as well as 1 game mission playable in three different difficulty settings. Read more for download links ...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the new screens ...

'Blupimania 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Blupimania 2' is a real brain-crusher. In this original puzzle game, you have to solve different kinds of puzzles. Some are easy, but don't be fooled, some are really hard. Blupi, the little round yellow fellow climbs onto a really high tower. Each floor is a game level with a puzzle that has to be solved. You must help Blupi find his balloon. As soon as he grabs it he flies up to the next floor, where a new puzzle is waiting... Check out the demo, letting you check out 16 of 80 puzzles in the final product. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 11:58 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 :

  • Metallica: The Game - Teaser Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer
  • World Of Warcraft - GamePlay Trailer
  • IndyCar Series - Tracks Trailer
  • Shade: Wrath Of Angels - E3 Trailer


  • Read more for download links ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out the first screens!

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action. In case you didnt have enough with last weeks load, check the new batch of screens ...

'RtCW: Tides Of War' (Xbox) - New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and id Software announced today the release of the first downloadable map for RtCW: Tides of War. The new Xbox-exclusive, multiplayer level titled Barn is now available via Xbox Live. Developed by Nerve Software, RtCW: Tides of War is presently available nationwide for the Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated "M" for mature by the ESRB. The new map thrusts Tides of War players into a winner-take-all battle to locate and destroy a cache of ammunition secretly held by Axis forces, who intend to re-supply battle-weary troops on the front lines. The Allied squad must use well-coordinated teamwork and overwhelming firepower to infiltrate the Axis held barn and destroy the weapons cache.

'Port Royale' Sets Sail For Retail Stores!

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy and Ascaron Entertainment announced that Port Royale, the empire-building, real-time strategy PC game, which allows players to become traders, buccaneers or pirates, has shipped in the U.S. Port Royale introduces gaming fans to the excitement of the lifestyles and civilizations of the 16th and 17th century, and immerses gamers in the historical rivalries and fragile relationships commonly held between yesteryear’s village commoners.

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest installment in the award-winning series, Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is a unique blend of role playing and turn-based strategy gaming. Set in the troubled land of Etheria, old foes such as Dwarves, Elves, and Orcs have resumed their ancient hostilities and the Undead legions of Lord Bane have returned. The game centers on the actions of your Warlord, who plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of your military efforts. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Next Generation Tennis 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wandoo has released a demo for 'Next Generation Tennis 2003'. This singleplayer demo lets you play one match from the US open against computer. Aimed at both casual and die-hard tennis fans, 'NGT 2003' (aka Roland Garros 2003) combines responsive gameplay with breathtakingly realistic environments. Indeed, playing 'Next Generation Tennis 2003' is like watching a match live on TV: slow-motion replays, umpire comments, player behaviour, crowd noise - the only difference is you're on the court taking part! With seven game modes (including 2 hidden), 'NGT 2003' offers players a wide range of excitement, from the most traditional to the most innovative. Read more for download links ...

'Combat Mission 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV sent out word that they have a released a new (UK, French & German)) patch for Battlefront's strategy title Combat Mission 2. The update brings your retail game to v1.03 and brings several game tweaks such as "Russian blunt-nose APBC ammo is reduced in effectiveness versus homogenous armor (e.g. Tiger, late StuG III) but increased versus face-hardened armor (some Pz IV, early/mid StuG III)." Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

UPDATE : We now also have the US v1.03 patch available!

'Knights of Honor' - Screens

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed during last month's E3, developer Black Sea Studios has released some new info on their upcoming RTS title "Knights Of Honor", to be published by Sunflowers. No released date has been set yet. Read more for some new screens or check out the Black Sea Studios website!

'The Perfect General Internet Edition' - Beta Test

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Perfect General is an abstract game of strategy on a tactical level. Players buy units such as tanks, artillery and infantry, place them on a map, and try to capture and hold strategic areas. The game plays in a series of turns, with each turn having different planning, fire and movement phases... Now Killer Bee Software is looking for beta testers. Find out more and sign up here!

'TOCA Race Driver' Goes Platinum

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an on-the-road price of just £19.99, Codemasters' number one best-seller TOCA Race Driver will launch as a PlayStation 2 Platinum title on June 13th. Already a major international hit, TOCA Race Driver is the evolution of racing games and uniquely blends a cast of game characters with the sport's real-life drivers, locations and championship events.

PlayStation Experience 2003

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After last year's sell-out PlayStation consumer show, The PlayStation Experience, Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) is pleased to announce it will be hosting the successful event again for 2003. Running last year from Thursday 28th August to Sunday 31st August at London's Earl's Court. The PlayStation Experience offered gamers, for the very first time, a chance to sample games anything up to six months in advance of their launch, plus a comprehensive timetable of live entertainment including chart topping music, skate and BMX, dance and celebrity appearances..

Games Industry Veterans Joins Forces In Scottish Company

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three high profile veterans of the computer games industry are joining forces at Real Time Worlds, the Scottish based games development studio. David Jones, creator of Lemmings and the infamous Grand Theft Auto franchises has joined forces with Ian Hetherington, former Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and founder of Psygnosis, and Tony Harman the former Director of Development and Acquisition at Nintendo of America. The three industry veterans have united to back Jones' latest original concepts and technologies. They are planning to utilise their unique distribution experience to maximize the revenue potential for Real Time Worlds products now in development.

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Co-Publishing Agreement - Screens

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codo Technologies Ltd and Just Play, a division of Just Flight Ltd, today announced that they have entered into a co-publishing agreement to distribute a retail boxed version of Codo's acclaimed Laser Squad Nemesis, which has previously only been available online.

'Shrek Super Party' (NGC) Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive announced today that "Shrek Super Party" has shipped for the GameCube. Along with the two versions which were released late last year for the PS2 and the Xbox, the party genre title is now available on all three major console platforms at retail outlets throughout North America.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'E3' Booth Screens Gallery

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While most of the staff people present at the E3, we sent our mobile booth babe armed with a big smile and a camera to snap pretty pictures. This is what she came back with. Featuring various booths such as EA, UbiSoft, Blizzard, Sony, Nintendo, Acclaim and others ... Read more to check them out!

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time.

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The storyline follows the player through the major actions in the conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue. A cast of AI controlled characters accompanies the player through the missions, and he learns their value and mourns their loss as the war progresses. The game will support a cooperative mode that allows the player to experience the entire tour of duty with his friends, and various multiplayer modes allow the player to experience the war from the perspective of North Vietnamese Army or Viet Cong guerillas as well as US Forces. A batch of screens, some familiar looking, but all in high res. Check them out!

PC Review - 'Rise Of Nations'

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Gold Edition Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment is now releasing a Gold Edition of its flagship product, Dark Age of Camelot, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Dark Age of Camelot: Gold Edition will include the original game, it's top-selling expansion Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles and the soon-to-be released housing expansion Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations. An all-new 45-page beginner guide compliments the updated manuals to introduce players to the world of MMORPG's and Dark Age of Camelot.

GameCube Review - 'Red Faction II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 5, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. As distant battles rage, sewage taints Sopot City's rivers, pollution smudges the sky, and wretched citizens huddle in crumbling ruins. The Public Information Building, built by the dictator as a tribute to himself, broadcasts lies about Sopot's bravery and the Commonwealth's military victories.