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'Microsoft Windows' Source Code Leaks Onto Internet

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday that parts of the source code, or software blueprint, for its closely-guarded Windows programs had leaked onto the Internet, possibly exposing its products to hackers and illicit copying. Microsoft said that copies of the source code from its Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems were being traded over the Internet, but that the copies comprised a tiny portion of the millions of lines of code used to create its cash cow products.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 10:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (updated for the coming BF1942 v1.6 patch). This was originally just going to be a quick fix for the scoreboard bug in EA's 1.6 patch, but since you have all been waiting so long for Beta 3, we decided to take a little extra time and add all of the improvements we've made to existing units and maps. Read more for download links ...

'A.I.M.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A.I.M. is Skyriver's (published by 1C) action role-playing game unfolding in sci-fi universe inhabited by robots. Robots have just vague memories of people as creators of their world (that is in fact a huge military test zone). You will have to assume role of an AI robot traveling on a glider - special floating vehicle with antigravity engines. This demo lets you try out one "zone" from the full game.

'Mythica' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on a careful evaluation of the competitive MMORPG landscape, Microsoft Game Studios has decided to cancel the Windows-based game “Mythica.” As a result of this effort, job eliminations within Microsoft Game Studios will take place, and up to 40 employees may be impacted. Read more for details or check out the official Mythica website...

'Nemesis Of The Roman Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today they have acquired the North American rights to release Nemesis of the Roman Empire (known in Europe as 'Celtic Kings The Punic Wars'). Continuing on the traditions of the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War from Haemimont Games, Nemesis of the Roman Empire will explore the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in 264-146 B.C. and will include the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. Read more for 27 new screens ...

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these new screens ...

Painkiller - Demo Launches 16th February

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has today confirmed that the long-awaited demo of its first-person shooter, Painkiller, will be available for download around 2PM PST on February 16th. This single-player demo will feature 3 action-packed levels, including one that has never been seen before and will be 200MB. Read more if you want some more detailed information about the 3 levels that will be featured in the demo. Of course we will have it on our fileservers the moment its available.

'Jack the Ripper' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has issues the demo for their recently released adventure game Jack the Ripper, giving you a chance to it try out part of the game (walkthrough included). Jack the Ripper is a “warp advanced game” that features the story of James Mortimer, a reporter of the “New York Today”, investigating on murders that strangely look like Jack the Ripper’s style in White Chapel 15 years earlier. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:29 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 :

  • A.I.M. (Artificial Intelligence Machines) - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer
  • Power Of Law - Trailer
  • Kuma War - Trailer


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

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics has released an unofficial patch for the North American edition of their third-person action adventure Legacy of Kain: Defiance. This patch brings your retail game to v1.1, in sync with the European editions. This compatibility patch was created by the developer but is unsupported, and it adds a 'compatibility mode', cheat codes, control improvements, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes (Thanks Blinc). Read more for details and download links ...

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2010 represents the next generation of strategy game. Not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. You control the agenda of your region as you maintain its economy, grow the support of your population, and strive to influence your neighbors. Through skilled management your influence and popularity will grow.... Will you be a successful diplomat, who can increase your power through an incredibly flexible diplomacy model, or will you be a ruthless and ambitious ruler that lets your tanks and missiles speak for you?

'Etrom' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells. Etrom is an endless journey with AND against demons, secret divinities, dragons, mech, hovertanks, different races and intelligent entities from everywhere in space and time… Dark atmospheres in many cities, worlds, universes, men and gods projected in the absolute infinity.

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004, in the meantime, check these 18 new screens ...

'Oxygen Interactive' Reveals New Racing Title

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive have signed leading racing-sim developer Brain In a Jar (previously known for Codemasters' Indy Car Series.) to develop an original Rally simulation. Due for completion in Q3, the game will be on the shelves ahead of Rally GB in September, on PS2 and PC. The game will include a selection of international stages, multi-player racing, accessible gameplay detailed physics and car-modelling.

'A.I.M.' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A.I.M. is an action role-playing game unfolding in sci-fi universe inhabited by robots. Robots have just vague memories of people as creators of their world (that is in fact a huge military test zone). You will have to assume role of an AI robot traveling on a glider - special floating vehicle with antigravity engines. Gliders are multipurpose combat vehicles, and the huge military zone was created to test them. The game combines combat action, trade, exploration, undertaking of various quests and missions, glider upgrades, armament purchase. Read more for details & screens ...

'Brigade E5. New Jagged Union' Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 10:27 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 details & the first screens ...

'Prince of Persia The Sands of Time' Sells Big In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has fostered the revival of the Prince of Persia brand by reaching 1.1 million units in Europe with its blockbuster title, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, since its release last Christmas season.

'Dead Next Door' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Next Door is a journey into fear and horror. The game is a first person shooter where the user plays as Calvin Lieber a.k.a. “Caliber”, a new recruit to the “Zombie Squad”. After CaliberĀ“s family was brutally killed by a pack of zombies, he asked to join the “Zombie Squad” in order to have his revenge. Read more for some new screens ...

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enjoy the original story from the Xbox version, featuring characters and locations endorsed by famous author Tom Clancy, and inspired by his realistic world of terrorism and espionage. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow will push the original version to the limits of the stealth/action genre. Sam Fisher is now launched into a series of new adventures. The player will continue controlling Sam Fisher in a 2D Perspective Side-Scroller game.

'Anarchy Online: Alien Invasion' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the critically acclaimed and award-winning Anarchy Online - Shadowlands, Funcom today announces Anarchy Online - Alien Invasion. Set for release this summer, the next chapter in the Anarchy Online saga further strengthens the sci-fi aspects of Anarchy Online, making the game even more unique compared to current and forthcoming offerings within the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) genre.

'Catwoman' (ALL) Announced - Facts

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that EA has been awarded the worldwide interactive rights to develop, publish and distribute computer and video games based on the highly anticipated Catwoman motion picture starring Oscar winning actress, Halle Berry, scheduled for release on July 30th.

Sega Europe Signs 'Football Manager 2005' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd and Sports Interactive today announced a partnership granting SEGA the worldwide rights to publish all output from Sports Interactive for the next five years. The partnership marks a significant step for both companies' plans for worldwide growth. Read more for details & screens...

PS2 Review - 'R-Type Final'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

It all began in 1987 with a revolutionary arcade shooter called R-Type. Now the classic shooter is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation2.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GBA Review - 'Max Payne'

by Justin on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Max Payne is the stylish, urban, revenge-driven story of a fugitive cop with nothing to lose. Based in New York City's grimy underground, Max Payne is a fully realized rendition of the best-selling PC and console hit which sold over 4 million units, combining narrative-driven, cinematic gameplay with the latest in handheld videogame technology to deliver what promises to be the most intense Game Boy Advance experience this year.

Ballerium's Soundtrack

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majorem Ltd., developer of "Ballerium", today officially announced the performers to compose the music for the title. Majorem's announcement came as a surprise after previously signing up the well-known "Infected Mushroom" to compose the game's soundtrack. According to the agreement between the two, Uranium will compose seven different soundtracks, one for each race in the game.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (PC/Xbox) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos has launched the official website for Ion Storm's action-stealth title Thief: Deadly Shadows. In Thief: Deadly Shadows, players once again take on the role of Garrett where in his efforts to prevent this approaching Dark Age, he has inadvertently roused an ancient hidden evil. Without allies, Garrett finds himself standing alone between the City and the forces that would crush it. Head on over to the official Thief: Deadly Shadows website for game info, low res screenshots and so forth ..