'Operation Flashpoint: Resistance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a long hiatus Codemasters has released a new patch for Bohemia Interactive's FPS Operation Flashpoint: Resistance/GotY Edition. This update brings your retail game to v1.96 and addresses various fixes for multiplayer problems, improved stability & security, and various other game tweaks (thanks Blues). Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

Ubisoft Announces E3 2004 LineUp

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that its 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) lineup will feature an exceptional selection of diverse titles for all platforms. Particularly in the spotlight this year, seven blockbuster games that are expected to surprise fans and rack up record sales: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2, Brothers in Arms Prince of Persia 2, Far Cry Instincts,Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Black Arrow,Myst IV Revelation, Settlers 5. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Unreal 3 Engine - Trailer
  • Manhunt - Trailer (4)
  • Mercenaries - Trailer


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

'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs' Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced "Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs™," a retail expansion that introduces new challenges based on underground environments. The expansion will upgrade player character art throughout "Dark Age of Camelot," add fresh content and challenges to the game, and introduce new player classes. Mythic plans to make "Catacombs" available in December 2004.

'Painkiller' - CD-Rom Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a patch for their recently released FPS Painkiller. This fix does not change anything significant with the game itself, but focuses on making the dialogues clearer so as to make sure people with any CD problems are given a clear indication of what the problem might be (i.e. running off the wrong CD or having some background emulation software running) by eliminating the vagueness of "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000142)" error. Read more for download links ...

'Interplay' Financial Result Reveals 'Fallout 3' And Several Others

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Interplay released its 4th quater 2003 results and apart from the usual digits & numbers (Interplay seems to be doing better, but still has financial hurdles to overcome) the real interesting bits came during the conference call disclosing several new titles. The fact that Interplay wants to focus on console titles is no surprise, neverthless KingPin 2 is in the works, but also new titles in the long running Decent & EarthWorms Jim franchise. Most important of all, an external studio is working on Fallout 3 (although not set in the typical D&D universe due to the Atari/Interplay dispute).

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this clever and entertaining strategy / life simulation game created by Elixir Studios, the player assumes the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2010 represents the next generation of strategy game. Not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. Read more to check some new screens ..

'God Of War' (PS2) Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War is a new action/adventure game developed by SCEA's Southern California studio previously known for developing Twisted Metal. You play as a yet unnamed hero, surrounded by Greek mythology. Hacking your way through hordes of enemies by means of swords and Spawn-like chains you are on a quest to kill the Greek "God Of War", Ares. Read more for some screens...

No More 'Cleric' .. For Now ...

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a post on the Plutonium Games' website, it seems that their RPG/FPS Cleric has been cancelled or in the very least indefinitely postponed. The message reads : After a long trip, it looks as if Cleric may not be made for a long time to come, if ever. I want to thank everyone that has supported us over the years. This site will remain up as will the forums. I have recently (3 months ago) taken a job with another studio (Destineer Studios - www.destineerstudios.com) as a 3D Artist on their tactical shooter project "Close Combat - Marines: First to Fight". Head on over to the Plutonium Games' website to read more on the matter ...

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox/PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

'WWE Day of Reckoning' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE Day of Reckoning features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is designed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. THQ and JAKKS' World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $527 million worldwide since 1999. WWE Day of Reckoning is scheduled for release in Fall 2004. Read more for 20+ new screens ...

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores on 21st May for an estimated retail price of £19.99 (UK). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

Silent Storm: Sentinels - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for some new screens ...

'America's Army' (PS2/Xbox) Coming To The Console!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and the U.S. Army, the world's premier land force, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement to develop and publish games based on the U.S. Army's industry leading America's Army game. This historic agreement marks the first time that the U.S. Army has ever exclusively licensed its brand to a game maker and will dramatically expand the reach of America's Army to the vast console game market.

'Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition will be Sports Interactive's first non-football game, and is due to be released in late Q1 2004. The game will feature a detailed and realistic game engine with in-depth ice hockey content including numerous leagues, players with detailed statistics and personalities and full management features for trading, drafts and transactions. Read more for some screens ...

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of original game. It offers four new campaigns, covering dramatic events that took place in Daenmor long before the Shadow of Warlock spread over the land. The player will discover the mysteries of the Order of the Keepers, confront treacherous plans of the elves, lead vengeful Orcs to the battle, oppose the creatures of Chaos, and of course the darkness will raise its flag over the green hills of Daenmor under his command.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League is a new kind of game, combining Real-Time Strategy, RPG and Sports. In a fantasy heroic universe Chaos League offers new game-play possibilities. Don’t look for notions of fair-play or the command “Help opponent back on his feet” because they don’t exist ! However, if you’ve been longing to find in a sport’s game such commands as “Stamp”, “High Facial Kick”, “Holding on the Ground”, “Force Passage” or “Ball of Fire” …. Then at last you’ve found the game of your dreams. Read more for new screens ...

NVIDIA Announces The 'GeForce 6' Series

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation introduced today the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 models of graphics processing units (GPUs) for high-performance desktop computers. The NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series, which includes the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra and GeForce 6800.

'The Stalin Subway' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths...

'Ghost Recon 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Teaser Site

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2is the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling modern military shooter that changed the online multiplayer experience for both PC and console fans around the world. Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future. Ubisoft has just launched a pretty blank Ghost Recon 2 teaser page...

PS2 Review - 'Seven Samurai 20XX'

by Hank on April 14, 2004 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Seven Samurai 20XX puts players in the role of the young Ronin Natoe. At first fighting the enemy alone as they begin laying siege to the human’s one and only city, Natoe soon finds himself the protector of the humans’ last hope, the Holy Child, and ultimately the leader of a band of warriors united to protect her against the invaders. Seven Samurai 20XX engages players with an experience that combines compelling storytelling, delivered through superb cinematic cut-scenes, with intense melee-style combat. Players will use a variety of ancient fighting styles in the game, employing an arsenal of moves and attacks that grow with their mastery of the samurai way.

PC Review - 'The FirePower'

by Thomas Leaf on April 14, 2004 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The FirePower philosophy is to create the most realistic air combat experience possible. The veterans of the Second World War are leaving us at a rate of 1000+ a day. FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, commemorates their skill and sacrifice by providing the player with an air combat experience like never before.

Ubisoft Goes Ape With 'King Kong'

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

By now we all know that Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has been tapped to do a remake of the classic King Kong movie. Starring Adrien Brody from "The Piano" and not comedian Jack Black (recently seen in The School Of Rock), Gamespot got the confirmation from Ubisoft people that they are indeed publishing (or maybe also developing?) a game based on the movie, to coincide with the theatrical release, somewhere in 2005. No specific details are available at this time, but with E3 drawing closer we hopefully won't have to wait much longer.