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'Halo' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.04 and addresses a rare crash bug that could occur if a malicious individual (hacker) purposely tries to exploit the GameSpy CDKey SDK. An v1.04 updated Win32 dedicated server is also available. Read more for details and download links ...

'Painkiller' - Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has revealed details regarding the pre-order deal they are offering for People Can Fly's upcoming FPS Painkiller. People who decide to pre-order the game at Gamestop or EBGames will be treated to a freee t-shirt, or if you opt for BestBuy & Futureshop (Canada) you will get a 3 level singleplayer demo (as soon as you put in the order of course, would be retarded if it shipped with the game now wouldn't it :) If that still doesnt sound good enough, CompUSA not only offers a t-shirt but also automagically allows you to enter an online Painkiller tournament ( April 26 - July 15) with no less than $5,000 cash to win or Alienware material.

'America's Army' - 'No' Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official America's Army website has word that a new patch for the US Army's Unreal engine powered shooter will be released tomorrow. The update will be rather small as it only fixes a few minor problems such as correcting client and server-side flooding issues, Sniper rifle bug from the weapon selection removed, Admin Spectator Mode added, Community Game Server Support added, and a few other things (thanks Blues).

UPDATE : seems this update was a "wrong" date issue and a repost of an old article. No patch coming ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Demo Available NOW

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

Epic has released the Unreal Tournament 2004 official demo includes five playable game modes, and offers fans their first taste of Unreal Tournament 2004’s two new game modes: the introduction of the hyper-charged Onslaught mode and the return of the fan-favorite Assault mode, which last appeared in the original Unreal Tournament. The demo also features established gametypes like Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Bombing Run. Read more for download links ...

'Two Thrones' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Paradox Entertainment announced today that the real-time strategy title Two Thrones, has shipped to retail stores nationwide for the PC. Two Thrones has a SRP of $19.99 and has been rated E for everyone.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Metal Slug 3' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK NEOGEO USA announced today that the company will ship the first home version of the hit arcade title, Metal Slug 3, in May 2004 for the Xbox. Metal Slug 3 will support the Xbox Live leaderboard. Read more for details & screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 10:03 a.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 :

  • Ground Control 2 - Trailer
  • Obscure - Trailer
  • Gangland - Trailer
  • Spy Fiction - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm - Trailer
  • Dangerous Waters - Trailer
  • Red Ninja: End Of Honor - Trailer


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

'Kao the Kangaroo 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Kao the Kangaroo 2' there are 7 fighting techniques to master, from boomerang throwing to devastating tail attacks, over 30 challenging enemies to overcome! No matter what it takes, you have to rescue all the animals that have been captured by an evil hunter and his wicked henchmen. This demo features several areas from the beginning of the full game. Read more for download links ...

Strategy First Brings 'Crusader Kings' To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First is pleased to announce it has signed a deal with developer Paradox Entertainment to bring Crusader Kings to North American retail shelves this spring.

PS2 Preview - 'Transformers'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The year is 2010 and the war for supremacy between the Autobots and Decepticons continues. On Earth, a group of kids find a Transformer ship that crash landed long before the dawn of mankind. Accidentally, they activate the ship's long-dormant cargo of Mini-cons, not knowing that the Autobots and Decepticons once schemed to keep this ship and its payload from ever being found.

'Spells of Gold' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spells of Gold is a role-playing game with strong trade influence from BUKA Entertainment. The game is set in the world of fantasy, inhabited by humans, beasts, undead ones and other creatures. The universe of the game - Lokatrienn - is large indeed. It consists of a number of separate worlds. Each one has several cities, which represent isolated economic and political systems. The Hero is able to transit from one world to another through special space Gates, called Portals. His main activity is trade, that is buying goods in one town and selling or exchanging them in another. For this purpose the Hero has got a special item - a Magic Sack of Monroke. Thanks to it, he can easily carry a vast amount of goods.

'MLB 2005' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 2005 is the game baseball enthusiasts have always wanted. Eleven extensive gameplay options including Historical All-Time Greats, an all-new Franchise Mode that allows you to control every aspect of running a baseball franchise, an all-new Career Mode that takes you from Class A ball to the Fall Classic, all-new Simulation Mode where you can watch games unfold as you call the shots or jump in and close out a tight one, and Online playability through 989SportsOnline.com with 32-man tournaments make this the deepest baseball videogame ever produced.

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination - engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars also supports a multiplayer mode: team up with friends on a single PC or across a LAN or internet connection and take on all rivals in a last animal standing competition!

Counter-Strike Gamers Can Play Team3D Using 'Xfire'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., the leading skill-based action game web site, today announced that gamers around the world can get a chance to play Team3D, one of the top Counter-Strike clans in the world, online on Sunday the 22nd by using Xfire.

PS2 Review - 'BlowOut'

by Hank on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In BlowOut you assume the role of Major John 'Dutch' Cane, a leader of a mercenary commando platoon, fighting against the deadliest enemies the universe has ever seen. A U.S. Marine Space Force headquarters has been overrun by the vicious mutant Xenomorphs, leaving a gap in the operational defenses. Gamers must use specialized sensor equipment and massive firepower to locate and take out the enemy before they have a chance to zero in on the station's control center and threaten colonized space.