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'WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apparently missed this one last night but Blizzard has also released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game 'WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne'. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.11 and fixes some map crashes and a few localization issues. (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure' (Console) Song Lineup

by Thomas on July 16, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thirteen popular tracks rock Activision, Inc.'s upcoming Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure video game. The game, which immerses kids in a skateboarding adventure through the large and imaginative worlds of "The Lion King," "Disney's Tarzan" and Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of Pixar Animation Studios' "Toy Story 2," is expected to hit store shelves this summer and will be available on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance... Read more to check out the song lineup!

'Empire of Magic' Comes To German Territories

by Thomas on July 16, 2003 @ 11:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the recent release of the adventure game “Zelenhgorm” in the German-speaking markets, Schanz Interactive GmbH strengthens its presence as Publisher with Empire of Magic, a turn-based strategy game by Mayhem Studios, Slovakia.

Empire of Magic is a captivating and unusual turn-based strategy presented by Mayhem Studios. It captures the adventures of the young mage Artemian, in the background of the fall of a mighty empire. The player becomes a witness of a tragedy, which develops from mysterious raids of the undead to a bloody civil war within the heart of the empire. The genre of the game approaches that of RPG’s. The atmosphere of a real adventure gives a new, yet unknown dimension to the game.

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PlanetBattlefield has a mention of an upcoming playable demo for EA's Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII. No additional details and tp specifically when or what it will include are available at this point (thanks VE3D).

'Space Empires: Starfury' Delayed

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally slated for a summer release, with a pre-release order phase through mid-July, Shrapnel Games regretfully announces that the eagerly awaited next chapter in the Space Empires saga, Space Empires: Starfury, will be delayed until early autumn. Gold status is currently projected as September 1st , and the five-dollar pre-release discount will now extend until July 31st.

'Silent Storm' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has just launched the official Silent Storm website offering some more information on Nival Interactive's upcoming 3D turn-based tactical combat & role-playing game set against the background of the WWII. The site offers extensive store background, features and a few familiar looking screenshots. Go check it out!

Stars of 'Star Wars' Coming to Gen Con Indy

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since 1977 the public has been enamoured with the Star Wars film sagas, and now fans of the five films will thrill to learn the line-up of celebrities from these films who will be attending Gen Con Indy. Gen Con, LLC and C2 Ventures are pleased to announce the official line-up for the Star Wars saga celebrities who will be on hand at to meet and greet fans and sign autographs at Gen Con Indy, July 24 – 27, 2003.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset. Check these 10 new screens showing off multiplayer action ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check these 5 new screens ...

'NCAA Football 2004' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) In Stores Today

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kicking off the 2004 EA SPORTS videogame season, NCAA® Football 2004, the fastest growing football videogame franchise from Electronic Arts Inc., is available in stores today. Last year, NCAA Football 2003 was the number two selling football game behind Madden NFL 2003, but ahead of the pro football games from every other publisher.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Half-Life 2 - 'Docks' Trailer
  • Dungeon Siege 2 - Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer - Trailer
  • Dungeon And Dragons Heroes - Trailer
  • Endless Ages 'Battle Of Chaos' - Trailer


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

'Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader' Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi and Interplay announced today Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader has gone gold. This original PC role-playing game from award-winning Black Isle Studios, and developed by Reflexive Entertainment, combines an intriguing story of alternate medieval history and fast paced real-time combat. It also features the SPECIAL system for character advancement previously found in the Fallout series of PC games. Hordes of monsters, hundreds of weapons and items and over 60 spells are found in the game to challenge your combat and spell-casting abilities. Get ready to enter a hauntingly familiar yet fantastically foreign world to our own.

'Unreal II: The Awakening' Coming To Xbox For Holiday 2003

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is bringing Unreal II: The Awakening to the Xbox this Holiday season. Unreal II: The Awakening is the follow-up to Epic Games’ 1998 smash PC hit, Unreal. The Xbox version of the game will include console specific enhancements and exclusive multiplayer modes playable on Xbox Live. Read more for details ...

Global Star Announces 'Mall Tycoon 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Mall Tycoon 2 for the PC. Under development at Fusion Digital, Global Star plans to incorporate all the features of the popular original Mall Tycoon which to date has sold more than 300,000 copies, while adding scores of new features and improvements. Global Star Software currently plans to release Mall Tycoon 2 in the fall of 2003, just in time to double your shopping pleasure for Christmas. Read more for the first screens ...

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pterodon and Illusion Softworks have released a new patch for their squad-based tactical shooter Vietcong. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.30 and adresses some game crashes and cheats, adds some gameplay improvement as well as beefing up network code thanks Tiscali. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3' Exclusively On Xbox Console - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six3, the next installment of the best-selling Rainbow Six series of games, is a console exclusive for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in 2003. Rainbow Six 3 is a whole new game for Xbox, based on the universe Ubi Soft brought to gamers with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. The title - the first Rainbow Six game for a next-gen console - will release in time for the exciting Christmas 2003 market exclusively on Xbox. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. A new batch of screens for your enjoyment!

'Otogi: Myth of Demons' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materializes, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way. Read more for new screens ...

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is based on the legendary comic strip Judge Dredd, published in 2000AD every week since 1977. It will be a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Dredd will find himself having to deal with the full spectrum of criminal behaviour, from littering and caffeine abuse to saving the city from the utterly evil Judge Death. The game will also have extensive multiplayer modes, enabling ferocious splitscreen or online play and will use Rebellion's versatile new Asura engine. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Gamecube Preview - 'Soul Calibur II'

by Thomas Wilde on July 16, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Soul Calibur 2 features 13 historic fighters return plus all new combatants including Necrid, specially designed by Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. The Gamecube version will, exclusively, have Link from the infamous Legend of Zelda series as a playable character in the game, wielding his Master Sword with gruesome accuracy. With seven exciting modes of play including Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, Soul Calibur II is set to be another GAMECUBE must buy. Read more and find out if you should start saving your pennies or not...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Air Raid: This Is Not A Drill!'

by Chad Ballewz on July 16, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Air Raid sets the player in the adrenaline-pumping, action-packed world of a World War II battleship under enemy fire. Players are in control of the awesome firepower of a 40mm Bofor Anti-Aircraft fixed deck gun on the bow of a battleship reminiscent of the famed U.S.S. Missouri. The player’s mission is to blast away at the endless bombardment of enemy attackers who are hell bent on sinking your battleship. Honor, glory and pride are on the line, but the ultimate goal is simply to survive. Drill or not, we manned our guns and took to the battlefield. Read more to find out whether or not we survived!