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'Bujingai: The Forsaken City' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 11:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it will publish, under license from Japan-based Taito Corporation, Bujingai: The Forsaken City for the PlayStation 2. The North American release date is currently set for this May. Read more for screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 6:06 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 :

  • World Of Warcraft - Trailer
  • Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps - Trailer
  • Soldiers: Heroes Of WW II - Trailer


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

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000; Dawn of War is the first real-time strategy title in THQ's agreement with industry-leading PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is scheduled for release in fall 2004. Read more for 2 awesome screens...

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' Announces New Player Race

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

In a first for a Massively Multiplayer online game, the actions of players have resulted in an entirely new playable race for Horizons: Empire of Istaria. The event, which was started upon release of the game in December, was an epic achievement to free the race from their subjugation from the undead hordes of the Withered Aegis. Read more for details ...

'Nemesis of the Roman Empire' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that the upcoming PC title Nemesis of the Roman Empire has gone gold. Based on the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War, Nemesis of the Roman Empire will allow players to experience the most brutal battles of the Punic Wars, including the infamous campaigns of Hannibal the Great. If you haven't yet, read our Nemesis of the Roman Empire preview...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Mortal Kombat: Deception' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities. Read more for some new screens ...

'Seal of Evil' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seal of Evil is a new A-RPG game developed by Object Software. The game uses a newly-developed GFX3D graphics engine and combines 2D and 3D technology. It displays beautiful scenes of ancient China. In the demo, players will control Lan Wei and Liang Hu to take a fascinating journey in several locations such as Rosy-Cloud Village, dense forests, mysterious caves and so on. Read more for download links ...

'Sacred' And 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' Go Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred is the hack and slash RPG that puts you in the role of one of six different character classes, each with their own unique look, skills and customizable combo attacks; you and up to 3 other friends (via multiplayer) embark on a quest to prevent a renegade demon of the Sakkara from destroying the land of Ancaria. Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is the real-time 3D tactical strategy game set in the North African campaigns of World War II. Command up to 70 different units on recon, search & destroy and siege operations in the African desert. Expect 20 engaging missions from the single player Axis & Allied campaigns and fight with up to four friends in multiplayer – all with beautifully detailed graphics, realistic damage and weather effects. Both titles are expect in North American store shelves March 23rd.

'Spartan' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spartan focuses on one of the most influential civilizations – the Ancient Greeks and allows players to choose from 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta, renowned for its dedication to the art of war and for producing the ultimate fighting machine – the Spartan Hoplite - most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.

'Universal Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3000 AD has released another patch for their futuristic 3D action game Universal Combat. This v1.00.02 RC7 will be superseded by the final patch later this week and addresses a ton of AI tweaks, interface improvements, content and gameplay revisions, multiplayer enhancements, bug fixes, and more. Read more for details and download links ...

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's not just the outstanding technology, the rich details and the variety of units that make Codename: PANZERS such a hit, but also the diversified level design. Whether you plan an attack on a French bunker, relive the landing on the beaches of Normandy a, circle over a Polish city by night in a Stuka or wage battle in the icy cold Ardennes: PANZERS will also captivate you and never let you go. check these new screens ...

Strategy First Signs 'Cops 2170: The Power Of Law' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer MiST land announced today that the futuristic tactical strategy game COPS 2170: The Power of Law will be released for the PC in North America in May 2004. COPS 2170: The Power of Law is a colorful hybrid of tactical strategy and RPG elements where players take on the role of a rookie cop as she patrols the mean streets of a futuristic, cyberpunk metropolis. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

'The Egyptian Prophecy' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ramses is doomed by what appears to be an evil curse surrounding this pact. His fate lies in the hands of one… Maia, a beautiful young sorceress favoured by the gods. If she fails to uncover the mystery, Ramses will die, and with him Egypt shall fall. This first person adventure has an easy to use point-and-click interface with high quality cinematics, and integrated 3D real-time puzzles. Read more for new screens and trailer ...

'Pro Rugby Manager 2004' Gets Endorsement

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New Britsoft publisher Digital Jesters and French developer Cyanide Studios have landed the endorsement of the season by reaching an agreement with Premier Rugby Limited to secure the license for its forthcoming PC title Pro Rugby Manager 2004. Read more for details ...

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy. Read more for new screens showing off the highest development level of the citadel, the trench and drawbridge...

Strategy First teams up with Trymedia

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Game publisher/developer Strategy First is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with Trymedia Systems to use their unique distribution technology; ActiveMARK to bring SFI titles to a larger market. Read more for details...

DreamCatcher & MindScape Sign UK Distribution Deal

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindscape UK today announced the signing of a new distribution partnership with DreamCatcher Europe. The new deal includes the entire output from both the DreamCatcher and Adventure Company labels. A total of 20 titles are scheduled for release across PC, X-Box and PS2 in 2004.

PC Preview - 'Nemesis Of The Roman Empire'

by Thomas Leaf on March 5, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Nemesis of the Roman Empire (known in Europe as 'Celtic Kings The Punic Wars') continues on the traditions of the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War from Haemimont Games. Nemesis of the Roman Empire explores the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in 264-146 B.C. and includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. We had the chance to try out a build, read more for our impressions...

'Pool Paradise' (NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

InPool Paradise players spend their days playing pool on an amazing fully-animated South Pacific island where sun rises and falls from day to night whilst the sea rolls ashore and the palm trees blow sway in the cool ocean breeze. Archer Maclean's Pool Paradise will be released on PlayStation 2, Game Cube, Xbox and PC in March 2004, and sees the reunion of the code genius and Jimmy White for their fourth collaborative title. Read more for details & screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (previously known as Outfront) is a dramatic, fast-paced tactical strategy game, due summer 2004 exclusively for PC. Created by Ukrainian company Best Way, under the development title of "OutFront", Soldiers is a further signing for Codemasters from 1C Company. Codemasters will also publish two other 1C Company titles: Perimeter and Wartime Command. Read more for new & awesome screens...

'Ice Nine' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ice Nine takes place in first person mode. The player will not only have access to gadgets such as bugs and a high-tech PDA but also heavy ballistic equipment such as rocket launchers and remote mines. The player is also able to take on many disguises in the course of the game from enemies he has neutralized. Mission briefings are supplied at the beginning of each mission, and also updated mid-mission as the scenario changes to reflect the player's decisions. Read more for screens ...

PC Review - 'Vietcong Fist Alpha'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 5, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Placing you in the highlands of Vietnam, Vietcong Fist Alpha brings 7 brand new single player missions as well as 8 new multi-player maps to expand that jungle experience of Vietnam in 1967. With 6 new weapons as well as bayonets for weapons and machetes along with even more artillery raining shells down on both US and NVA alike, Vietcong Fist Alpha also brings the ubiquitous B52 Bomber and F-105 Thunderchief and F4 Phantom fighters into play.