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'Highway To The Reich' Leads All The Way To Australia and New Zealand

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 10:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Panther Games are pleased to announce an agreement with Red Ant Enterprises to expand the distribution of the award-winning Highway to the Reich to wargamers in Australia and New Zealand.

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) - Downloadable Content

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. Where's the beef? On Xbox Live, where a brand new downloadable multiplayer mission for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Xbox awaits. This one takes place in a meatpacking plant - delicious! Read more to check out some beefy screens ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a new multiplayer only map for Digital Illusions' 3D action game Battlefield Vietnam. Although created by DICE's Marc Brassard, this is an "unofficial" map called Valley Assault. Read more for download links ...

'Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2/Gathering have released the a new patch for their fantasy strategy game Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.30 and address several gameplay changes and fixes, unit balacing and plenty more. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 3:48 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 :

  • Ground Control II: Operation Exodus - Trailer
  • X-Files: Resist Or Serve - Trailer
  • Battlefield: Vietnam - Trailer
  • Lagsters - Trailer


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

'Lords of the Realm III' - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. Read more for some new screens ...

'Time of Defiance' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Nicely Crafted Entertainment have released a demo for their Massively Multiplayer Online-only RTS title Time of Defiance. This is a fully feature complete demo that gives you access to the online world for 10 days upon registration. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Delayed

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames is proud to announce several new original features found only in ESPN Major League Baseball. Key features include Power Pitching, First Person Baseball, and online play. ESPN Major League Baseball will be available across North America on April 15, 2004.

NCsoft Reveals 'City of Heroes' Launch Details

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCSoft knows you all have questions about pre-orders, the how and when about getting into the beta and (yeah!) launch day. The following information answers your pre-order and beta questions and gives you an excellent timeline in regards to important dates to know - including the official launch day. Pre-order customers will be let in to the Beta in controlled groups (by the thousands) beginning March 22nd! Read more for details ...

'MLB 2005' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the launch of MLB 2005 from 989 Sports. Now available in stores, the MLB franchise has established itself as a nine-year seasoned veteran for the PlayStation game console and a second-year phenom for the PlayStation2. Featuring an all-new animation system, new game design and graphics, redesigned controls and extensive gameplay options, MLB 2005 provides a true-to-life baseball experience.

'Far Cry' - Demo Postponed & Update Patch In The Works

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed over on FarCry HQ that the scheduled 3rd Far Cry demo (the "Boat" demo, meant to be released today) has been postponed and that a multiplayer demo will be made available after the game's official store release. At the same token Crytek head honcho Cevat Yerli revealed that they are already working on a patch. No surprise there right?

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Read more for some new screens ...

'Konami America' and 'VUGames' Sign Distribution Deal

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America and Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. today announced an exclusive distribution agreement in which VU Games will distribute Konami's widespread roster of PC games in the United States and Canada. The publishing and marketing efforts for the games covered by the agreement will continue to be performed by KDEA's Redwood City, CA office.

'Singles: Flirt Up Your Life' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After many months of preparation, the doors to the 'Singles: Flirt Up Your Life' flat share are about to open for the first time in the UK. The team at Deep Silver have spent many months sorting through the prospective flat sharers and can now announce the 13 lucky individuals who will enter the flat on the 9th April 2004. Coming from all corners of the UK, this mixed bunch will certainly make interesting viewing. So, 'who would share a flat like this?'

'Massive Assault Network' Beta Test Started

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The beta test will be running for the following two weeks, after which the launch date of the final product will be announced. When released, Massive Assault Network will be immediately available for download and will include free deathmatches on a beautiful planet. Other planets as well as participation in tournaments and clan wars will be available for a reasonable subscription fee.

'Ragnarok Online' - Website Launched

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the world of massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG), none is more approachable or enjoyable than the magical world of Ragnarok Online. Gravity Interactive LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Gravity Corp. in Korea, announced today the launch of its new Ragnarok Online website, offering gamers a fun new way to experience this anime-style, fantasy world. Read more for some details.

'Star Wars Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:54 a.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 ...

'X-Files: Resist or Serve' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced that the video game The X-Files: Resist or Serve has arrived at retail stores nationwide. The X-Files phenomenon has been combined with the best elements of a next-generation survival horror game to create an engrossing gameplay experience. Developed by Black Ops Entertainment for the PlayStation2, The X-Files: Resist or Serve is a third-person action adventure game spanning three unique episodes created by the executive producers of The X-Files.

'Breakdown' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its unique first-person action/shooter, Breakdown, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. Developed for the Xbox, Breakdown is rated M for Mature and has an ESRP of $49.99.

'Forgotten Realms' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms tells the story of three heroes: a fighter, a sorcerer, and a rogue. The trio of adventurers accidentally releases a demon into the world and must find a way to send it back to hell. Along the way they get caught up in an even bigger plot that has even larger repercussions for the Realms. Check out 25+ new screens ...

'Star Wars Battlefront' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts officially announced today the exciting details regarding Star Wars Battlefront, an intense open-ended multiplayer action game set in the Star Wars universe due out this fall for the PlayStation2, Xbox and the PC. Star Wars Battlefront will put fans and gamers in the heat of the action as they re-live all of the epic battles from the classic and prequel eras of the Star Wars universe. Read more for the first details and some new screens ...

GMX Media Brings 'Black Mirror' To The UK

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media has today announced that it has secured UK rights to the dark adventure game Black Mirror. Developed by Czech coders Future Games, Black Mirror is a dark adventure game which details the aftermath of the tragic death of William Gordon. Playing as grandson Samuel, players must unveil the truth behind the events of that fateful, stormy night. Read more for details & screens ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check the massive batch of new screens ...

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Unveiled

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Online PC gaming is Unreal again! Atari and Epic Games have shipped Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's Unreal Tournament 2003 and the third installment in the mega-selling Unreal Tournament franchise, to retail stores worldwide this week.

'Dark Age Of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Developer Q&A

by Mark Crump on March 16, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

In "Trials of Atlantis", the player sets off on a breathtaking adventure into the mysterious, unexplored depths of Oceanus, to the towering heights of the lost, ancient city of Aerus, on a voyage across the majestic sand dunes in the desert of Stygie, and on a perilous mission to lake Volcania, with its deadly lava. The player's quest for artifacts in this fantastic universe, populated with incredible and strange monsters, is a constant challenge. With the upcoming Frontiers expansion pack, we sent out our resident MMORPG guru to track down Mythic Entertainment's Matt Firor and ask him a few questions ...

'Space Raiders' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Raiders was developed by Taito, the company that first unleashed hordes of unstoppable aliens way back in 1978 and is exclusively for the GameCube. Yesterday Mastiff announced today that they will release Space Raiders, the first true 3D sequel to Taito’s arcade classic, Space Invaders and today we have the first batch of hi res screens. Space Raiders will ship April six with a $19.99 suggested retail price...

PC Preview - 'Syberia II'

by ToAstA on March 16, 2004 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Syberia II will be the second and final installment of Kate Walker's joint adventures with Hans Voralberg. After leaving behind all her worldly possessions with the sole purpose in joining the heir of the Voralberg family on his journey, Kate's role will undergo a remarkable change. From being the pursuant, she becomes Hans' main acolyte, his support to attain the elapsed terra firma of the mammoths. We got the chance to play a near final build, so read more for our preview ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Firestarter'

by Ben Zackheim on March 16, 2004 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Firestarter is set in the near future, in the year 2010. A malicious virus has infected a virtual reality machine, the FireStarter. The intruding program has caused the computer to malfunction. The rules of the simulation have been altered in a potentially deadly manner, with the player's consciousness trapped inside. There is only one possible way to escape, by completing the game within a period of 48 virtual hours. The penalty for failing to do so is the ultimate one - real death.

'QuakeCon 2004' Open For Business

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pack the car, buy the airline ticket, or get a new pair of walking shoes – just do whatever it takes to be at QuakeCon 2004. The 9th annual QuakeCon video game festival and tournament storms into town August 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. This annual fan pilgrimage to the largest, most awe-inspiring North American LAN event will be a four day adrenaline-pumping party with 5,000 of your closest friends. With 24 hour-a-day entertainment, action, and activities QuakeCon is open to video game fans worldwide completely free of charge. First-come, first-serve online registration for QuakeCon 2004 will begin at 9:00 PM EST on Wednesday, April 14 at www.quakecon.org.