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'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment has issued the first patch for their 3D fighting/action game One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2112, no details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 5:55 p.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 :

  • R-Type Final - Trailer
  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes - Trailer
  • Kuma War - Trailer


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

'Postal 2: Share the Pain' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Running With Scisscors has released the first patch for their recently released multiplayer addon Postal 2: Share The Pain. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1408 and mainly addresses multiplayer fixes and improvements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Smoking Colts' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the earlier German only demo, Spellbound Entertainment has now released the English version of their arcade shooter Smoking Colts. The demo features one level of the full product (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links...

'Cy Girls' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare for a wild cyber-thriller adventure with female espionage agents, Ice and Aska. With the use of explosive firepower and deadly martial arts skills, Ice and Aska take down criminals with style and flair. While battling an evil syndicate, these sexy heroines will have the ability to dive into a “cyber world” where they can download additional information, skills, and techniques. Fighting futuristic crime has never been this smart, sexy or cool. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki' (GBA) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While we just recently reviewed DBZ Taiketsu it seems a new Dragon Ball Z game is on its way to the Game Boy Advance. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki in due for the GBA platform in Japan this Spring. Bukuu Tougeki is a 2D fighting game that is being developed by Guilty Gear's Arc System Works and published by Banpresto. Let's hope its better than Atari's poor attempt, read more for details ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A great darkness has fallen over the port town of Baldur’s Gate and the lands around. Thieves and brigands roam the countryside, and they have driven you and your family from your farmland home. On a desperate rush to seek safety within the walls of Baldur’s Gate, your hopes are dashed when you and your family are ambushed on the road by a group of thieves... thieves who claim to have ridden from Baldur’s Gate to find you. Scattered by the suddenness of the thieves’ attack, you return to the scene of the ambush to find your sister has been abducted. You must find her... before whatever terrible plots involving her unfold. Check these 4 spiffy looking GBA screens ..

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. check out some new screens...

'The Getaway 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to last year's hit title, The Getaway 2 (working title) is an uncompromising action thriller of a game, featuring breakneck, ultra-realistic driving action, mixed with combat on foot and unprecedented levels of cinematic realism, in what promises to be one of the toughest, grittiest games on any format. Not much info is available at this point, but these new screens give you a first look ...

'Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready for some brake jamm'in, CB talk'in, convey roll'in action acoss America! From Portland Oregon to Miami Florida, you'll be hauling loads and trying to stay one step ahead of the law as you climb into your Big Rig for non-stop driving action. Activision Value has released a new patch for Stellar Stone's trucking title 'Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing.' No specific details as to what it fixes are available at this point. Read more for download links ..

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' Makes Appearance At 'Sundance Film Festival'

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an unprecedented event, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow will premiere at an event coinciding with the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. This unveiling marks the first time a video game has debuted in or around a film festival and demonstrates the increasing prominence of video games in the entertainment pantheon. Published by Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow is already one of the most anticipated video games of 2004 and was recently featured on MTV's "Ultimate Video Game Countdown."

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Published by the creators of EverQuest and developed by the team behind Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath is an Action RPG like none other on the PlayStation 2. Create your own champion, each with unique powers, appearances and skills. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and supreme evil.

'Blitzkrieg' Add-ons & 'BlitzKrieg 2' Info

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Golden times for old and new Blitzkrieg fans, the RTS WWII saga continues with "2" add-ons in 2004 and Blitzkrieg 2 in early 2005! Blitzkrieg 2 throws you into four dramatic campaigns: Take control of more than 300 different types of detailed 3D units in 3D landscapes seen from dynamic camera angles. Command famous WWII leaders design your own core army and lead huge naval units to hostile coasts. Deal with huge super weapons, sneaky night missions and fly planes. Read more for some minor details ...

'Silent Storm' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and JoWooD, an Austrian game publisher and developer, today announced that Silent Storm has gone gold. The eagerly anticipated PC game is expected on store shelves by the end of January for approximately $50.

'Silent Hunter III' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced its next submarine simulation, Silent Hunter III, for PC launching late 2004. The next title in the Silent Hunter franchise will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job. The all-new 3D engine features impressively detailed U-boat models, both externally and internally, with exact replica WWII technology.

Acclaim Brings 'Worms 3D' (PS2/Xbox/PC) To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This spring, early birds will have some serious competition, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., today announced that it has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Team 17 for Worms 3D, the latest installment in their popular video game brand that has sold more than 8 million units worldwide. Worms 3D, for the first time in the history of the popular series, transports players into a robust 3D world where they engage in epic battles against other teams of worms in an action-strategy game filled with outrageous, over-the-top weapons, humor and online head-to-head play.

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' Finally Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a move that proves once and for all that European games players are more ferocious than their American counterparts, Digital Jesters has announced an exclusive retail pack, which contains substantially more 'Savage' than ever before. The game will be available for PC CD-ROM throughout Europe on February 20th 2004, with a SRP of £29.99.

'The Kore Gang' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This jump'n'run game from UDS & Zoink features three freaky characters, Pixie, Madboy and Rex, who have to face bizarre opponents in wild scenarios. By putting on the Core-Suit they make the most of their individual skills: Pixie can use it to climb better than anyone else, Madboy can really pack a punch, and Rex's excellent hearing and sense of smell turn him into a walking radar station. The Kore Gang is the first game ever with character-dependent viewpoints and songs that are integrated into the story. The Tim Burton-like cool graphics are stunning and immerse the player in its 24 tricky levels over six worlds. Check these new screens ...

'Pro Rugby Manager 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will be able to take the reins of their preferred team through European and World Championships. Over 15,000 real players are included within the game. Managers can buy and sell players, train their squads and develop match tactics - with matches portrayed in real-time through a detailed 3D engine. Every bone-crunching tackle, every eye-gouging scrum will be present in glorious 3D, with managers having to adjust their tactics as the games progress in order to secure victory. Multiplayer modes allow players to pit their teams against each other in individual games or leagues - with an Internet ladder ranking the world's greatest rugby managers.

'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlisting gamers to embark on one of the most important military campaigns of the 20th century, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it is preparing for its June retail invasion of developer BattleBorne Entertainment, Inc.'s forthcoming next-generation World War II video game, Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers. Set to launch during the 60th anniversary of "D-Day", Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' development team is comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon teams. In addition, the game will utilize the proven Snowblind Studios game engine and challenge players to rise through the ranks in more than 40 levels that recreate some of the most important battles of World War II.

'Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus' - Terrans Details & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This month on www.groundcontrol2.com the focus is on the merciless armies of the Terran Empire. With two new units presented in detail each week as well as fresh screenshots and other material, we tell you all there is to know about one of the main factions in upcoming strategy hit game from Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment. As a special bonus for avid fans as well as first time visitors our download section further offers a new movie, introducing the masterminds behind the game – get ready to see the men behind the machines!

PC Preview - 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Brandish your sword and prepare for battle with Enlight's upcoming action/strategy title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. Developed and led by Trevor Chan's creative, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will take players back into the medieval fury of the Hundred Years War. Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is set for release this holiday season and will present players with the opportunity to experience a unique blend of RTS and action elements through four player controlled characters. We had a chance to fiddle with a build, read more for the preliminary verdict ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Northland' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. After perilous adventures, our four heroes defeated the Midgard serpent and thus saved the world. A great celebration began and everyone was happy and content. But everything has to come to an end sometime, and time to say farewell came faster than our friends wanted.

PS2 Review - 'Culdcept'

by Hank on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Culdcept, each player has a customizable deck of 50 cards that come from a total in-game deck of 480. Up to four players (human or computer-driven) maneuver around the map, taking control of unclaimed land in an effort to build their power. Players defend their land by placing creatures from their card hand on the individual terrains. Battles ensue when opposing players land on occupied space and don't wish to pay the "toll." Read more for the full review ...

GBA Review - 'Dragon Ball: Taiketsu'

by Agustin on Jan. 15, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball: Taiketsu allows players to unleash devastating combos or super moves alone or against friends in huge multiplayer battles. Choose from one of 15 DBZ characters including villains Frieza, Cell and Buu, and for the first time ever take on the role of the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly! Battle opponents on the ground or in the air, and power-up characters to their strongest forms. Can you fight your way to the top? Read more for the full review ...