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'X²: The Threat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight has released a new update patch for EgoSoft's sci-fi flight sim X²: The Threat. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and adds mod support, save-game and interface improvements, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, etc (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details & download links ...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' (Xbox) Downloadable Content

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New weapons, new armor and a new race for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Xbox! New content is now available for download through Xbox Live! The content features a new race, the Trandoshans, and a new area, Yavin Station, selling high level armor and additional lightsaber crystals. Players can purchase additional weapons, such as the Baragwin heavy repeating blaster and flame thrower, and new items, including an Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Mask that will provide immunity to poison. LucasArts and BioWare Corp. have made the Game of the Year even better - the journey continues for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 2:36 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 :

  • Red Ninja: End Of Honor - Trailer
  • Ground Control II - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer
  • X-Files: Resist Or Serve - 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 9, 2004 @ 2:15 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 ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Colin McRae Rally 04 it's the player in control - choose from over 20 rally cars and which championships to compete in. Game modes include 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive Championships (both with normal or advanced skill levels), Rallies, Stages, a Group B Championship featuring classic powerful rally cars and, for the professional, an Expert Championship, which demands the best performance from the most die-hard rally fan. Check out these awesome 100+ new screens, showing off 16 of the available cars in the game ...

'Saturday Night Speedway' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel of the fastest and most dangerous dirt track vehicles in the world with the next generation of dirt track racing. Bash fenders in Pro Stock races, plow through packs of Late Models or kick up the mud in open wheel Midgets. Ratbag has released a trial demo allowing you to play for one hour, but includes the full game which you can unlock by purchasing a license key online (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ..

'Bomberman Jetters' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc. today announced that Bomberman Jetters has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The sequel to the widely popular and critically acclaimed Bomberman Generations, Bomberman Jetters is available exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc's Tenchu stealth ninja series is back with Tenchu: Return from Darkness on the Xbox. Based on the best-selling Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, Tenchu: Return From Darkness brings the acclaimed series to Xbox gamers with several new enhancements including Xbox Live gameplay featuring two-player cooperative stealth ninja action and online death match with 20 playable characters across six maps. Tenchu: Return From Darkness has been rated "M" ("Mature" - intense violence, blood and gore - content suitable for persons ages 17 and older) by the ESRB and is available for $49.99 at North American retail outlets.

'Firefighter F.D.18' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment today announced that Firefighter F.D.18 for the PlayStation2 has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Packing the excitement and tension of battling real-life infernos into the ultimate firefighting game, Firefighter F.D.18 places players in the heat of the action as they unravel the mystery of random eruptions of fire throughout a sprawling metropolis.

'Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield' & 'Athena Sword' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released the first patch for Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield and Athena Sword. These update patches bring your Ravenshield retail game to v1.54 or 1.55, the Athena Sword retail game to v1.01 and brings compatibility between the original Rainbow Six 3 and the Athena Sword add-on, as well as a minor sound looping bug. Read more for download links ...

'Alias' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Alias" is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. Read more for some new screens ...

'Far Cry' Goes Gold & 3rd Demo Coming

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced its highly-anticipated tactical tropical shooter, Far Cry has gone gold. Far Cry is scheduled to release on March 23. The Far Cry "Research" demo is currently available online and appears as the featured demo on PC Gamer's April issue demo disc, which hits newsstands on March 16. The third and final demo, entitled "Boat," is a Windows XP demo that will release worldwide on March 15. Far Cry will be available for the PC for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Extremes and Groove Games today announced their partnership on a new first-person action game based on an original intellectual property created and owned by Digital Extremes. The new game, ominously named Pariah, has been quietly in production for the past two years and is currently planned for the Xbox and PC. Hip Interactive's UK division lets us know that they have signed Pariah for European distribution. Read more for details and screens ...

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Read more for some new screens ...

'Tales of Symphonia' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using characters designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima, Tales of Symphonia unfolds with beautiful anime-style cel-shaded graphics that make the expansive 3D worlds feel like a 2D comic book. The storyline is an emotionally charged, epic adventure that redefines the role-playing genre. Tales of Symphonia will ship exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube in Summer of 2004. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' Goes Mobile

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

Ubisoft and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications today announced an in-game product promotion for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, one of the most anticipated video games of 2004. The alliance puts the new P900 smart phone and the T637 camera phone in the hands of operative Sam Fisher, as he wages a one-man war against terrorism.

'International Golf Pro' (PS2) - Screens

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

Following on from the success of Perfect Ace last summer, International Golf Pro is Oxygen Interactive's second sports title, founded on the same firm principles of ease-of-play and accessibility. From the power of the drive to the precision of the putt, International Golf Pro puts you in control. Expected in UK storers March 29th. Read more for some new screens ...

'KnightBlade: Final Flight' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KnightBlade: Final Flight is a combat action game which follows the battle hardened crew of the GCV-KnightBlade, a Terran Military Megaron class carrier, into hostile territory. Commanded by April Gage, the KnightBlade is sent to a remote region of space to assist in the extraction of friendly forces caught behind enemy lines. Read more for details ...

'Universal Combat: Edge To Edge' Announced

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat: Edge To Edge is a combat action game based on various tried and proven technologies pioneered by 3000AD Inc across its Battlecruiser line of products. Taking place in a much smaller world (two space regions and four planets to be exact), the game allows players to engage in class based combat on seamlessly integrated space and planetary worlds. It features eight marine classes and two pilot classes with player access to a variety of weapons, vehicles, gunship, fighter and shuttle crafts as well as various naval vessels.

BAM! Entertainment Signs 'Starsky & Hutch' (NGC/GBA)

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

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it will be the exclusive North American distributor, under license from Empire Interactive and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, of Starsky & Hutch for GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Read more for details ...

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

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

Get in the swing of things with MVP Baseball 2004, an authentic and deep simulation of America's pastime from Electronic Arts which ships today to retailers nationwide under the EA SPORTS brand. With the MVP Baseball franchise's second outing, hailed a "landmark videogame baseball achievement" by Official Xbox Magazine, opening day has just moved to March.

'A Quiet Weekend in Capri' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that "A Quiet Weekend in Capri," a game of mystery and enchantment set on the mystical island of Capri, began shipping to retail this week. A first-person adventure for the PC, the game is uniquely packaged with a bonus travel feature on the real island of Capri as well as a separate CD soundtrack of original music. Already drawing excellent reviews and industry awards, the game, with its enveloping story, extended gameplay, mood-evoking soundtrack, and realistic puzzles, has been succinctly described as "'Myst', but in a real location."

'Pro Rugby Manager 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will be able to take the reins of their preferred team through European and World Championships. Over 15,000 real players are included within the game. Managers can buy and sell players, train their squads and develop match tactics - with matches portrayed in real-time through a detailed 3D engine.

'Massive Assault Network' - Beta Testing

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net is now accepting applications for the upcoming Massive Assault Network's beta test. Beta testers can sign up right here (all countries are eligible). Candidates are accepted until March 16th, the beginning of the beta test. Massive Assault Network is the upcoming online strategy, which focuses on online turn-based warfare for hardcore strategy gamers.

'Worms 3D' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team17 Software has released a patch for European & Australian versions of their 3D turn-based strategy game Worms 3D. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1073 (aka service patch 2) and improves compatibility with hardware / software configurations and addresses game problems after release. Service patch 2 incorporates bug fixes, general game additions, network improvements and refinements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Return from Darkness brings the acclaimed Tenchu stealth ninja series to the Xbox, delivering the most realistic ninja action-adventure game ever. Based on Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven for the PS2, Tenchu: Return from Darkness offers several new enhancements including two exclusive single-player maps, improved gameplay balance with re-tuned enemy intelligence and new enemy placement, a user-interactive training mode and Xbox Live featuring two player online co-op and versus action. Read more for some new screens ...

PC/Xbox Preview - 'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 9, 2004 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death features a unique new storyline, but one that fits in perfectly with the continuity of the comic with a full cast of characters from the Judge Dredd stories, including Judge Anderson and the Dark Judges, and many of the famous Mega-City One locations. We had a chance to play with a near final build, so read more to check out our full preview ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Call Of Duty' Wins Overall Game Of The Year

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it's best-selling game, Call of Duty achieved the highest honor as it racked up three Interactive Achievement Awards at the Seventh Annual Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' D.I.C.E. Awards Show, held Thursday night at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.

'BiosFear' Gets Patched

by Rainier on March 9, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BiosFear, Tiscali Games' action-packed MMORPG, will get even more exciting today when a patch introduces new gameplay features. Amongst the new content is the valuable Platinum Class of weapons, an expansion to one of the existing dungeons as well as a new set of commands for the Pet Dragon players can use. For example, the pet can now perform long-distance attacks.

PS2 Review - 'Champions of Norrath'

by Hank on March 9, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set several hundred years before the timeline of the current EverQuest PC game, Champions of Norrath allows gamers to adventure as one of five playable characters who must journey from the city of Faydwer into the wilds of Norrath to save the land from a gathering army of evil orcs and goblins. The game offers more than 100 hours of gameplay per character and unlimited battles, deadly missions and unmatched character customization. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Jack the Ripper'

by Nathan Mourfield on March 9, 2004 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

While writing a series of articles about horrible murders in the Low Side District of New York, the young reporter Jimmy Palmer will soon become involved in a game of cat and mouse with an illusive and deadly character - Jack the Ripper. Along Palmer's dark journey he will foster a friendship with a young singer, Abigail, the "Irish Nightingale," and meet numerous other colorful characters of this poor district.