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KDV Games Signs Publishing Deal with Codemasters

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago we revealed that KD-Labs has formed a new label KDV Games and today they announced the signing of a deal which will see Codemasters publish their first, yet unannounced, title. KDV Games is focused on the development of new technologies and professional toolsets for the effective creation of quality entertainment software and the new project will become the first testing ground for its brand new Vista Engine.

'DOOM 3' - v1.1.1286 Linux Client/Server Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software released an updated Linux client/server patch for their sci-fi FPS DOOM 3. This update brings your linux game to v1.1.1286 and addresses some sound issues and other bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

Paradox Entertainment Goes Interactive

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following a successful growth of the interactive business, developer and publisher Paradox Entertainment announces the formation of a new company: Paradox Interactive. The new entity will be handling all of the interactive business previously dealt with by Paradox Entertainment. Paradox Interactive will continue to build on their renowned franchises including Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings. The first game to be released under the new name is the much awaited Grand Strategy title Hearts of Iron 2, sequel to the acclaimed Hearts of Iron.

'Pathologic' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pathologic is a unique example of a dramatic game, which directly affects the player's state of mind. Featuring a bizarre combination of first-person game, role-playing features, non-linear plot and real time flow, three unique campaigns and multiple endings.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses and the map editor Software Development Kit. Check the new screens...

NCsoft Launches European 'City of Heroes' Websites

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Europe has announced the imminent arrival of the official European websites for the award-winning massively multiplayer online game - City of Heroes. Available in English, French and German languages, the official websites will be an essential resource to both the existing and the future European City of Heroes communities. They will offer localised content, news relevant to the region and, of particular interest to new players, information on the forthcoming European Beta programme which is scheduled to commence in December.

'Operation: Matriarchy' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Operation: Matriarchy' you are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race.

'Stranger' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Stranger" is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. 'Stranger' will also feature multiplayer although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sktechy. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens...

'Alexander: The Hour of Heroes' Ships In The UK - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action role-play game Alexander: The Hour of Heroes brings the legends and battles fought by the Greek hero Alexander the Great back to life. The title is due for release on the 26th of November. Read more for details and new screens ...

'Xpand Rally' - Custom Track Pack Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland has released a custom map pack for its rally racing sim Xpand Rally, featuring one dirt race track set in Arizona, and a few eight-shaped destruction derby tracks. Read more for download links.

'Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures' (NGC) Coming To Europe

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Everyone's favourite hero Link, returns to the Nintendo GameCube on 7 January 2005, when The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures launches in the UK. In this first multiplayer Zelda game for the Nintendo GameCube, up to four people can battle together to save Hyrule, by using their Game Boy Advances with Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Link Cables.

'Fahrenheit' Developer Terminates Contract with Vivendi

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

French developer Quantic Dreams, who is currently developing the 'Fahrenheit', has announced that they have severed ties Vivendi, which will no longer publish Quantic's interactive psycho thriller. Fahrenheit is in the final stages of development, and the PS2/PC title is being shopped around to other interested parties, an announcement will be made next week, November 30th.

'WWII Tank Commander' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WWII Tank Commander is Sylum Entertainment's military arcade-style action game. Take command of a Sherman tank in General Patton’s Fourth Armored Division as you destroy enemy armor and infantry, escort Allied convoys, rescue hostages, and help free Europe from Nazi rule.

'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical turn-based game. The scene of action is a small country called Palinero somewhere in the tropics. Recently a coup d'etat has happened in the country and civil war is about to break out. The main character of the game has to hire a band of mercenaries and take control of the situation. Read more for new screens ...

PC Review - 'Kohan II: Kings of War

by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With six unique races and five political factions to choose from, players will head into battle with thirteen potential combinations and will watch in amazement as hundreds of units wage war in intense real-time strategy action. KINGS OF WAR offers countless hours of replayability due to its unique multiplayer game types, and adaptive artificial intelligence, amongst other innovative features.

PS2 Review - 'The Nightmare of Druaga'

by Kris Graft on Nov. 26, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino dungeon is an action-based role-playing game which features a rapid At-Once Turn System (ATS), emphasizing immediate execution of actions which keeps the tempo of the game fast.