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'Castle Strike' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Data Becker has now released the English demo for Related Designs' 3D RTS title Castle Strike. This demo features the 'The Duke Remembers' tutorial and the 'At the End of the Road' mission from the German campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links...

'Natural Selection' - v3.0 Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Natural Selection team has released an updated patch for the latest version of their Half-Life mod Natural Selection v3.0. The beta 2 patch features some balance tweaks, map updates and plenty of bug fixes. Read more for details and download links for the Windows client and dedicated server files patches ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 4:41 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 :

  • Crimson Sea 2 - Trailer
  • Star Wars: Battlefront - Trailer


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

'Warcraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Demon's Crossing"... Map info: "The most loathsome and malevolent of creatures have settled here. Sleepless malice keeps them locked in eternal conflict, so that even the river stinks of death. This is a medium map and the suggested no. of players is 2v2 or 3v3. It is based on the "Black Citadel" tileset. Go download it here!

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' (Xbox) - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Riddick is Vivendi Universal's upcoming prison-action game developed by Starbreeze, excusively for the Xbox. It serves as a prequel to Pitch Black and its sequel, the upcoming Chronicles of Riddick. The game is being developed by Swedish developer Starbreeze, also known for 2002's Enclave. Today we serve up an interview with Starbreeze producer Lars Johansson. Read more to check it out, new screenshots included ...

'Crimson Sea 2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Crimson Sea 2' features over 60 missions and 3 two-player modes. Work together to bring down the enemy and clear a stage in "Co-op" mode, battle head-to-head "death match" style in "Versus" mode, or try to outscore your human opponent in "Competition" mode. Read more for details and new screens ...

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city. Check out some new powers and new screens ...

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Check out some new screens ...

'Unreal II: XMP' - Bonuspack Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Despite the recent closure of Legend Entertainment by Atari, the Unreal II: XMP community remains strong. During the months leading up to and following the release of XMP, a group XMP beta testers and community members have been working on a pack consisting of top-notch third-party XMP maps (9 of them) and mutators. Read more for details and download links ...

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Read more for some new screens ...

'Monster Hunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Hunter is Capcom's upcoming online action game exclusively for Playstation 2. Monster Hunter supports up to 4 simultaneous players, voice chat support and should be expected somewhere in 2004. In the meantime, read more to check some new screens ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA sent out notice to announce that James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. The game is on track to ship to North American retailers under the EA GAMES brand on Tuesday, February 17th, and will be in stores by Thursday, February 19th.

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released the previously announced patch for their FPS Battlefield 1942. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.6 and is their biggest patch yet offering two new maps, new vehicles, punkbuster support, as well as the usual fixes and tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that its highly anticipated title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc has gone gold. Inspired by the captivating story of Joan of Arc, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc sends players on an epic adventure through medieval Europe to fight the greatest battles in the history of the Hundred Years War.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a multiplayer demo for Pterodon's Vietcong expansion pack "Fist Alpha". This demo lets you try out some multiplayer action featuring the Fist Alpha map 'Bridge', as well as the initial demo map 'Stream'. All game modes are available, although only the Soldier class is available. Read more for download links ...

'Vietcong' & 'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | 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 v1.6 and synchronizes multiplayer compatibility between Vietcong and the just released Fist Alpha addon, as well as adding voice support, bug fixes and so forth. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the 1993 award-winning animated movie of the same name, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is a ghoulish tale with wicked humor and stunning animation. In this adventure action game, players assume the role of "Jack Skellington" the Pumpkin King and help reclaim Halloweentown from the mischievous Oogie Boogie. Capcom's production of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will incorporate extraordinary worlds filled with magic and wonder mixed with enchanting and musical elements. Capcom plans to release the game in the fall of 2004. Check the new screens ...

'Call Of Duty' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Infinity Ward's WW2 based FPS Call Of Duty. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses Behind Enemy Lines and Search & Destroy gametype fixes, player and weapon balancing, as well as adding a new gametype "Headquarters', adding serverside ban abilities and various other features. Read more for a detailed list and download links ...

'AirForce Delta Strike' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AirForce Delta Strike takes air combat to a new level with unique pilot-characters, an immersive story line and scores of different planes. AirForce Delta Strike will appeal to casual gamers as well as high-flying speed-junkies. Stepping into the shoes of a highly-skilled fighter pilot, players will strap in to the cockpit and navigate a wide variety of creative missions on Earth, in space and beyond. Designed to deliver a unique arcade-style experience, AirForce Delta Strike is the only game that features over 20 pilots, each with unique skills and personalities.

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 6:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy. Read more for new screens ...

PC Preview - 'Tribes: Vengeance'

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects.

'Ironstorm: World War Zero' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 5:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MC2 has announced it will release a PS2 version of its acclaimed PC action title, Ironstorm: World War Zero (previously known as just Ironstorm), in Q2, 2004. Developed by Rebellion ('Aliens Vs Predator', 'Judge Dredd'), Ironstorm is an all-action first-person title spanning 19 war-torn stages. Presenting an alternate history concept at the heart of its plot, Ironstorm is set in a shattered 1964 where the first World War never ended. The pivotal Russian October Revolution has seen history diverted as the insane Baron Ungenberg has crushed the Bolshevik charge. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Championship Manager 5' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with MCV, the UK's games trade mag, Ric Williams of Eidos Interactive reveals that North London-based Beautiful Game Studios is creating the latest Championship Manager title. BGS is a dedicated internal Eidos studio with 30 staff who have over 100 cumulative years development experience, and have previously worked on over 90 titles, 60 of which were football titles (thanks VE3D). Read more for details ...

PC Review - 'The Sims Makin' Magic'

by Ben Zackheim on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Brace Yourselves! The Sims are Makin' Magic! In this expansion pack finale for The Sims original series, your Sims can cast magic spells to improve their love life, wreak havoc on visiting neighbors, or put an end to their tedious chores. An all-new magical carnival-themed destination, exciting new gameplay, and a whole new cast of quirky characters await you in this powerful pack of magical high jinx.

Xbox Review - 'NFL Street'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

From the developers of Madden NFL Football comes a new brand of football where style is BIG: NFL STREET. NFL STREET blends fast paced arcade action with street culture to create a unique new gameplay experience where NFL stars become larger than life personalities. Players battle to earn the enhanced gear and attributes necessary to dominate the urban environments. Read more for the full review ...