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Hostile Intent - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.1 and adds a new scoring system, 3 new maps, new sounds, and the usual bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

Painkiller - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the the long-awaited demo of its first-person shooter, Painkiller. The demo contains 3 Single Player levels including the never-before-seen Oriental Castle, the medieval town level and the Thor level where players will get "hammered" with one of the biggest, meanest and downright scariest bosses of all time, SaphathoraƩl. Read more for download links ...

'Richard Burns Rally' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Richard Burns Rally' is the first true rally simulation game, bringing the most realistic and exhilarating rally experience to all major gaming platforms. This true to life rallying requires tactics, intelligence and perseverance as well as speed, aggression and risk taking. World Champion Richard Burns, Britain’s top rally driver for the past three seasons, in association with SCi Games is pleased to announce the first game in the 'Richard Burns Rally' series to be released in early 2004. Check out the new screns ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

Cenega Publishing Launches Budget Range 'Games4U'

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing is about to launch a complete range of PC-CD ROM budget titles under the Games4U’s umbrella. Games4U will offer a mixture of new and previously released titles at a budget price. The first games appearing on the new budget range will comprise a mixture of children’s software (including the highly sort after Fairy Tale) and more mature titles, including The Fifth Disciple, a totally new RPG game. Readm ore for details...

'Massive Assault' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released a new update patch for their recent 3D strategy game Massive Assault. This update brings your retail gamer to v1.0.191 and adds Scoring System in singleplayer which shows player’s rank increasing as he passes through world war missions, scenarios and campaigns. In addition, significant enchancements have been done to both graphic engine and gameplay. Read more for download links ...

'Sacred' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Take 2 has released a German demo, it is now time for the English demo version of 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 Tiscali). Read more for download links ...

'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Namco are pleased to announce another stunning collaboration in Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2, scheduled for release in Summer 2004 exclusively on PlayStation2. Another instalment in the hugely successful Smash Court series, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is THE game of the 2004 Grand Slam, featuring official tournaments including the big one - Wimbledon.

'Singstar' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced SingStar, an innovative new title that invites players to step into the spotlight and exercise their vocal chords. Developed by Sony London, the studio responsible for EyeToy, SingStar offers an engaging, social experience that encourages even the most reticent singer to unleash their inner rock star. SingStar's groundbreaking technology analyses the player's vocal skills, based on their pitch, tone and timing as they sing into the USB microphone, and provides feedback based on how well or badly they have sung.

Take 2 Signs 'Conflict: Vietnam'

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi today announces that it has granted exclusive North American publishing rights for Conflict: Vietnam, the next game in the highly successful Conflict series, to Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“Take-Two”).

'Burnout 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout 3 takes the series even further, now featuring a unique 'crash and burn' racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot. Boasting multiple single-player, multiplayer and online crash and race modes, Burnout 3 offers players the opportunity to race through busy city streets and be rewarded for taking risks that result in heart-pounding action and electrifying crashes. Read more for 20 new screens ...

'The Mysterious Island' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In "the Mysterious Island" you take control on the team, which consists of different characters and each of them can develop abilities in various fields. At the same time skirmishes with encounter enemies are presented in the same way as in RTS games. Thanks to AI system development element of life-stimulation is much more meaningful and convincing. Algorithms describing characters' behavior are much more complicated and subtle as well. This makes the game outstanding, fascinating and the player can easily get into the swing.

'Beyond Divinity' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. Read more for a few new screens ...

Xbox Preview - 'Breakdown'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Breakdown is a science fiction thriller combining the best elements of shooters and fighters into a comprehensive first-person action/adventure game. Breakdown’s intense storyline is revealed through its high-end, real-time rendered graphics, bringing an unprecedented level of realism to the gameplay experience. The game features fierce hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat, challenging puzzles, surreal dream sequences, advanced A.I. and massive, detailed environments for exploration.

PC Review - 'Road to Baghdad'

by Velvey on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take Command in "Operation Iraqi Freedom!" Command your troops on the Road to Baghdad as they engage in key scenarios based on the recent conflict "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Engage the enemy in intense, pulse-pounding combat in the deserts of Iraq. Based on Atomic Games' Close Combat engine so amongst the fanbase this is considered CC6, but is it a worthy successor?

'Toca Race Driver 2' - New Teams Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari proudly announces that 'Toca Race Driver 2' (V8 Supercars 2 in Australia), the second release of the official AVESCO licensed V8 Supercar game will include the addition of four new race tracks and five new teams including extremely popular Holden Racing Team (thanks xis). Read more for details and screens ...