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'Sacred' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a German demo for Ascaron's upcoming RPG Sacred. The demo lets try out 13 quests in the World Of Ancaria, playable with either Seraphim character or the Gladiator (thanks Blues). An English demo is expected in the next week or so, but for the Diablo hungry, this will do in the meantime. Read more for download links...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens ...

'Hitman Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos lets us know that they have launched the official website for Io Interactive's action sequel Hitman Contracts. The site gives you an overview of the game, information about the locations, characters and weapons featured in the game as well as some low res screenshots. In April of 2004 across North America, the contract is out, whether it's PS2, Xbox or PC, you'll have to sign on the dotted line...

'Purge Jihad' - Updated Trial & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge Jihad 2.0.2 fixes a security flaw and map-related vision modes problems. It also modifies many weapons, skills, and prayers based on player requests.Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Using ESD (Electronic Software Distribution), Purge Jihad is offered in both a free (unregistered) and paid (registered) mode. The free, unregistered trial includes the full game without any time limits but is simply limited to 4 classes. Registered players will have access to all 8 classes.

'Star Wars Republic Commando' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the covert world of the Star Wars infantry for the first time and become a member of an elite Republic Special Operations unit in LucasArts new squad based first-person shooter, Star Wars Republic Commando. Set during the Clone Wars, between Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars Republic Commando will be released fall 2004 for the PC and Xbox. Read more for details & screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 12:13 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 :

  • Silent Hill 4 - Trailer
  • Far Cry - Trailer
  • Take Command 1861: The Civil War - Trailer
  • Crusader Kings - Trailer


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

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so these new screens will have to do for now ...

'Golden Land: Cold Heaven' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian developer Burut has announced that they started working on the "GoldenLand :Cold Heaven" localization (means translating for non-Russian distribution). While the original game is not even available in English speaking territory, the addon has already gone gold in Russia and is expected to appear in stores soon. Rumor has it that both titles might ship at the same time (maybe as a package deal?) in English speaking territories. Read more to check out two new screens ...

'Homeplanet: Playing With Fire' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The work on Homeplanet add-on (titled "Playing With Fire" is in full swing ! Game-designers are finishing missions and the project is coming up to its release swiftly. At the moment the work on visual effects are almost completed. Concurrently we correct the previous testing bugs. Professional actors are recording the speech roles. And the musical part is created by one of the original Homeplanet track authors. The insonification is quite close to finish for now. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring exciting espionage action, "Spy Fiction" follows the exploits of two special agents in an underground spy agency. As members of the elite S.E.A. Phantom strike squad, Bishop and Sheila are dispatched to disable a diabolical plot that begins with an ominous message sent to world governments. To spare millions of lives from a new horrific biotech weapon, they must embark on missions spanning the globe to seek and destroy a shadowy terrorist organization. Read more to check out some new screens ...

GarageGames Super Charges Torque with Blender Support

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the availability of an exporter tool that allows Blender, the Open Source 3D content creation suite, to be used with GarageGames' flagship Torque Game Engine technology. The Blender exporter runs on the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows platforms.

'Halo' - Worldwide Championship

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that 19 gamers representing nine nations will be duking it out on February 17 at the Halo for Windows Worldwide Championship in Los Angeles, California. The Halo for Windows Worldwide Championship is a truly global event; spanning more than 275 iGames centers and worldwide partners gaming centers across five continents, including locations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Read more for additional details ...

'MTX: Mototrax' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the most complete motocross game ever. MTX: Mototrax pulls away from the pack with its realism, groundbreaking customization and high-speed racing action at 60 frames per second. Offering a benchmark setting non-linear career mode, gamers are challenged to become king of the track and earn all the fame and fortune of a true champion. Players can also take their skills online to compete against their friends on the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Accept the MTX: Mototrax challenge: beat the pros and become the ultimate MX athlete. Read more for a new screens ....

'Future Tactics: The Uprising' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Packed with action, Future Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG that looks and feels like an action/platform game. Built around a highly complex turn-based battle engine, the adventure showcases a single-player Story Mode, as well as a two-player Battle Mode. Future Tactics: The Uprising will be available in the first quarter of 2004. Read more for details and new screens ...

Pre-Order 'Far Cry' Now And Get Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Anxious Far Cry fanatics can get an early cure for "island fever" with the launch of the game's action-packed pre-order crammed with exclusive new content and in-game goodies. Far Cry is Ubisoft's highly anticipated action shooter, featuring a lush tropical setting seething with hidden danger at every turn. The Far Cry pre-order is available now at EB Games and GameStop locations nationwide.

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the official site for the Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots expansion pack is now live. Visitors will find a war chest's worth of game info; featuring screenshots, desktop wallpapers and descriptions of the campaigns, nations and governments included found in the expansion to the award-winning Rise of Nations.

'Xpand Rally' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xpand Rally races take place in different parts of the world, the player gets to race in different environments – from deserts to polar snows. Techland has today revealed the next of Xpand Rally features – diversity of tracks. 5 different sceneries and over 60 tracks on which players will compete are one of the most important game’s aspects. The game introduces stages consisting of one of eight types of surfaces as well as of mixed characteristics. Players will be able to test their skills on both: long straights during incredibly fast trials and difficult curves where driving technique is the key. Read more for some new screens!

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

Electronic Arts Acquires NBA Street Developer 'NuFX'

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the acquisition of NuFX, a critically-acclaimed developer of basketball and other sports games. The developer and its employees will remain in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

PC Preview - Gangland'

by Sylvia Gallardo on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You take on the role of one of four Italian brothers, Mario, Angelo, Romano or Sonny. Born into Sicilian mafia, your character must work his way up within the family and compete with other mobs and gangsters for supremacy within the game's 'Paradise City' playing environment. Read more for the full preview ...

'Imprunner' - Flash Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As a free Valentine’s gift, Larian Studios is pleased to announce the release of Imprunner. In Imprunner, you guide your imp through an ancient ceremony, laid out to capture the heart of your loved one. Seduce your mate by collecting a vast amount of mushrooms and challenging the Floogefrogs. Larian Studios will be giving away five copies of its upcoming RPG each week, until the release of Beyond Divinity. The winners will be announced weekly on the Beyond Divinity website.

'Sabre Wulf' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabre Wulf on the GBA once again pits veteran hero Sabreman against his old nemesis as he attempts to recover a series of precious treasures. The terrain ahead is harsh and dangerous, but thankfully the land is inhabited by a variety of strange creatures - all with big googly eyes, of course - that the intrepid explorer can recruit. As was announced yesterdya, Sabre Wulf is one of the Rare titles that got snagged up by THQ. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon' Stands Alone

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the official add-on Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon CDV and Nival Interactive throw you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign centered around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-on contains 8 single missions, with an entire new nation at war: Japan. Burning Horizon is going to be released in the second quarter 2004 as a stand-alone add-on, so there's no need for the original Blitzkrieg.

'Das Reich 2005' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The German developer Joylabs is proud to present the first official screenshot from their upcoming FPS “Das Reich 2005” (working title). Joylabs uses it’s own full featured DirectX9 Engine which is a further development of the world wide well known Codecreatures Engine. This makes it possible for the game world (indoor and outdoor) to achieve much more architectural detail as well as new stunning material attributes then most current available 3D technologies. Read more for details and the first screen ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma'

by Hank on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees.

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness and a few small trailers ...