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'Codename: Panzers' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StormRegion has released a demo for their 3D WWII RTS 'Codename: Panzers', featuring the battle of Warsaw from the German campaign and the tutorial. In Panzers massive tanks are a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops (thanks GamersHell). Read more for download links ...

'Halo Custom Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Custom Edition is a new version of HaloPC that is free for all HaloPC owners. This unsupported version of HaloPC is a stand alone Gearbox Software release and is not supported by Microsoft. HaloCE was created as a way for Gearbox to introduce a bunch of new features to HaloPC. The most important of which is the ability to play user created content. HaloCE will feature a set of tools, tutorials and source art, a powerful package which will allow users to create their own custom content for HaloCE. You can read all about on the Gearbox Forum..

'Phantom Brave' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The spiritual successor to 2003’s hit strategy role-playing game Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Phantom Brave comes to North America on the Playstation 2 this fall. Developed by Nippon Ichi and exclusively distributed by Atlus, Phantom Brave continues the intriguing game play of Disgaea while adding an immense number of new graphical and game play features.

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht...

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Beta Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore has released a patch for the SÖLDNER: Secret Wars US beta demo (v2.0 version only). This beta demo patch stabilizes server performance as well as fixing all known crash issues on the server and client sides which should make the demo run alot smoother. Read more for details & download links...

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters/Encore has released a map editor for Digital Reality's WW2 RTS Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps. The map editor (requires your game to be v1.18) will allow you to create your own multi-player maps to give to your friends or pass around and play online or over a network with. The map editor allows you to make a map of any size as well as place most of the objects seen in multi-player and single-player.

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

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. 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.

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | 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 ...

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Hitman: Contracts' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has just released the first patch for their recently released steal/action game Hitman Contracts. This will bring your retail game to build 174 and addresses a slew of game crashes, some graphical glitches, Asylum aftermath level issue where 47 got stuck and a few other things. Read more for details and download links ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DICE and EA are pleased to announce that the first Battlefield Vietnam update has entered the home stretch and should be ready for release in the very near future. Many of the community reported issues are being addressed such as : removal of the m60 from the LAW Kit (big complaint about it being too powerful), server list sorted by ping and various other server & client side fixes. Read more for details ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. Read more to check some screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:53 a.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 :

  • Suikoden IV - Trailer
  • Spy Fiction - Trailer
  • Burnout 3 - Trailer (2)
  • Silent Hill 4: The Room - Trailer


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

'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies has released a new patch for their strategy game Spartan. This update brings your retail game to v1.013 and addresses various AI and gameplay issues. Read more for details & download links ...

'KumaWar' Launches 'Iran Hostage Rescue' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis, KumaWar, an online game service featuring accurate re-creations of real-world events, has launched its newest mission, Iran Hostage Rescue, based upon the April 24, 1980 failed attempt to rescue 53 American hostages held in Tehran.

'Citizen Zero' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Micro Forté is proud to officially confirm that its long-awaited MMOG Citizen Zero is being developed for PC and Xbox. Combining the guts and muscle of action shooters with the depth and broad scope of online RPGs, Citizen Zero is set to change the way people think about online gaming. Visit the freshly launched Citizen Zero website or read more for details...

'Dragon Ball Z' (GBA/PS2) 2004 LineUp Revealed

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced its DBZ lineup for 2004. The three titles, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 for the PS2 and Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors and Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury for the GBA find Goku and his fellow Z-Warriors in a new realm of challenges and missions. Read more for details ..

'Crash 'n' Burn' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to enter the nitrous-fuelled world of Crash 'n' BurnTM where dangerous driving is not only encouraged, it is the only way you'll survive. Crash 'n' Burn is being developed by Climax's Brighton studio, and will be available on PlayStation 2 and Xbox this autumn. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'Campaigns on the Danube 1805 & 1809' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Adanac Command Studies has released the first patch for Adanac Command Studies. This update brings your retail game to v2.1 and focuses on bugs reported by customers since the initial release. The list of fixes includes Army Commander attachments, Some rare text overlaps and blank combat screens, PBEM issues and map display issues. With this patch, virtually all reported bugs have been addressed and the play experience should be improved.

PC Review - 'Sacred'

by Ben Zackheim on April 30, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst.

SEGA Europe Unveils 'OutRun2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced the development of SEGA's OutRun2 exclusively for the Xbox. The new game, which will feature enhanced modes for the home console version, is due to be unveiled at the forthcoming E3 2004 Expo, May 12-14, Los Angeles. Read more for details & screens...