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'Call Of Duty' - Patch In The Works

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision sent over a small notice in regard to the anticipated Call Of Duty patch. According to the PR department "We wanted to let you all know that we're listening to your questions about the Call of Duty patch. I've spoken to the team and thought it might help to let you know that updates are definitely coming. Infinity Ward is working now to complete the first update meant to address several issues like bunny hopping, etc.. We also know that you're very concerned about cheat protection. The guys at Infinity Ward are currently considering the best way to address cheat protection. The guys are working really hard and as soon as I have more info, I'll pass it along."

'SEGA GT Online' (Xbox) Launches Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cash strapped from the holidays? Then gear up for a hot new game - with all the action you'd expect from SEGA of America, for just 20 bucks! Next Tuesday, SEGA delivers high-octane action with the launch of "SEGA GT Online," the most realistic driving game exclusively for the Xbox. Prepare to hit SEGA's newest high-speed raceways soon - without taking a hit on your wallet!

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay has sent out notice that Dark Alliance II is shipping to retail today!!! That means that it will be in stores tomorrow! "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II" features more monsters, 80 levels of gameplay, visually stunning environments, five new customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as an item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical items. To celebrate Interplay has released a new trailer, read more to check it out...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 5:25 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 :

  • Firefighter FD 18 - Trailer
  • Alpha Black Zero - Trailer
  • Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers - Trailer


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

'Total Club Manager 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts' German Fussball Manager website, known as Total Club Manager 2004 to the rest of us, now offers a new patchpatch for Total Club Manager 2004 (English & German version). This upgrade brings your retail game (only available in Europe atm) to v1.2 and adresses several bugs and game tweaks, etc. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. is delighted to announce that the expansion pack for Delta Force - Black Hawk Down has shipped and will be in stores on January 21st, 2004.

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. The PS2 version features exclusive content (single- and multi-player missions) and a very cool split screen feature for 2-player, offline cooperative gameplay. Check out a handful of screens from a brand-new, PS2-only level - set in Trieste, Italy.

'Darkwatch: Curse of the West' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today launched the dedicated web site for "Darkwatch: Curse of the West," its recently announced Vampire-Western 1st person shooter (FPS). "Darkwatch: Curse of the West" blends two popular fiction genres to create a truly original premise for a cinematic game and, with many unique gameplay elements, brings tremendous variety and innovations to the FPS genre. Read more for some new screens and download the ingame trailer...

'Silent Storm' Ships to Retail

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and JoWooD, an Austrian game publisher and developer, today announced that Silent Storm has begun shipping to retail stores in North America. Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combat and role-playing set against the background of World War II.

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Featuring Online Play

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames announced today that its highly anticipated baseball title, ESPN Major League Baseball, will incorporate broadband online play for both the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. ESPN Major League Baseball is scheduled to release across North America in Spring 2004. ESPN Videogames are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studio.

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the anticipated demo for their action/adventure game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time giving you the chance to check out one level. In Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time players take the role of the Prince in the exotic, mysterious world of ancient Persia. Using groundbreaking animations and innovative time-control powers to recapture the Sands of Time, their role is to restore peace to the land. Read more for download links ...

Unreal 2 XMP - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The anticipated patch for Atari's Unreal 2 XMP free multiplayer addon has been released. This patch brings your retail game to v7710 and helps to reduce server CPU usage, fixes a variety of bugs, adds a number of new features such as in-game server browser, a modified version of the Harbinger vehicle and plenty more. Read more for details and download links ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Red Ant' Prepares 'Massive Assault' Down Under

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ant Enterprises announces that it has officially entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for Massive Assault on PC CD ROM, with international games developer Wargaming.net, Inc., for the territory of Australia & New Zealand. Massive Assault is due for release 20th February 2004.

'V Games' Announces First National Video Game Tournament

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Who says video games are a waste of time? Certainly not those who will be competing for thousands of dollars in this year's V Games (www.thevgames.com), sponsored by Ziff Davis Media Group and EB Games. From March to October of 2004, 30 cities will host qualifying rounds of the 2004 V Games, the first ever live-action, console and PC based video game tournament. An estimated 30,000 people will compete in eight top video games nation-wide.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its initial launch in March 2003, enthusiasm for Vietcong from fans of the first-person shooter genre has spawned hundreds of on-line communities, clans and dedicated servers. Now, in January 2004, Gathering will launch Vietcong: Fist Alpha, the official mission disc for Vietcong. Read more for details & screens ...

'Light in the Darkness' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Level Of Detail (previously Delphine Software) has revealed new information from their upcoming 3D action/platform/rpg hybrid Light in the Darkness. Fighting/Platform/RPG in which the player can play from 1 to 4 on the same screen. Read more for details & screens...

'Tour Of Duty' Renamed To 'ShellShock: Nam '67'

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today provides an update on trading during the six month period ended December 31, 2003. The Company has continued to make good progress in the achievement of its strategic objectives, which will result in operating profits for the period well ahead of the comparable period last year, though below some market expectations. The Board's full year operating profit expectations remain unchanged. The article goes on about the financial results but also mentions Thief: Deadly Shadows, ShellShock: Nam '67 (previously named Tour of Duty).

'Road to Fame' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Road to Fame combines the main features of the arcade and rally games, using realistic physics. Road to Fame lets you start as an unknown driver who's aim to climb the seven race classes of the game. Reaching the top is simple: You will have to win as much races as you can to upgrade your car and succeed in higher level. You can test your skills either as a beginner or as a professional driver in different tracks. During the races you will also have to face the changing road and weather conditions, and there will be multiple ways of completing a track. Read more to check out some new screens, as well as an in game footage trailer.

'Lineage 2' - Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The prequel to the most popular online game in the world. Placing gamers in an entirely new online world, Lineage II will feature state-of-the-art 3D graphics, powered by the latest Unreal technology from Epic Games. The official website for NCSoft's upcoming fantasy MMORPG sequel Lineage 2 has relaunched new content,but also word that the closed beta signups for the North American version of the game have begun. If you're interested you can sign up at the Lineage 2 beta test site.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Dinosaur Hunting' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dinosaur Hunting takes place in 1910, when the British Geologist Norton Klast discovered dinosaurs living on the highlands of Guiana in the Amazon interior. Due to a tectonic shift, the highlands became enclosed by towering cliffs which cut the dinosaurs off from the rest of the world. Defying fate, the dinosaurs have survived for thousands of years, but now are facing extinction. The dinosaurs must be transported to a new location at all costs. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal. Dungeon Lords is loaded with quests, personal missions, extensive skills and special abilities for customizing your own character hero from a variety of races and multiple class specializations, as you journey through an enchanted land of ancient castles, dark forests, and dungeon lairs braving an army of diabolical foes in real time action packed combat to uncover the secrets lying hidden within the depths of an evolving storyline. Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions.

'Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shining Force is a strategic RPG battle game with incredible graphical detail and unique strategic battle system. Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is the latest from the incredibly popular Shining Force franchise published on Genesis / Mega Drive in 1992. Shining Force is a strategic RPG battle game with incredible graphical detail and unique strategic battle system.

Xbox Review - 'Beyond Good & Evil'

by Corey Owen on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.

PC Review - 'Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark'

by Velvey on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark introduces several new prestige classes, including the Shifter, a druidic class specializing in shape shifting; dozens of new feats, such as Epic Reputation, Craft Weapon and Armor Skin; a multitude of new weapons and spells, many designed solely for epic level characters; challenging new creatures pulled straight out of the Underdark, including Mind Flayers, Beholders and Driders; several new character voice sets for even greater character customization; and 17 new epic soundtracks from composer Jeremy Soule.