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'Cold War Conflict' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Cold War Conflicts" sticks to the tradition of realistic simulation of warfare where the player has to deal with short supplies, where missions have to be solved with a specified set of units and some additional resources like aerial support, and where every hit can be lethal for infantry and equipment. Read more for download links ...

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 4:30 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 :

'Combat Elite: World War II Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go behind enemy lines with the military's most elite force – paratroopers – as they wage battles throughout the European theater of World War II, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden and the bitter winter defense of Bastogne. With over 60 authentic WW II missions and weapons, co-operative two-player gameplay and visually stunning environments, Combat Elite: World War II Paratroopers enlists gamers to undertake history's most dangerous missions where "failure was never an option." This June marks the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

'StarCraft' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new patch for their RTS StarCraft and its expansion pack StarCraft: Brood War. This update brings your retail game to v1.11b and although there are no balance changes with this patch, it does implement some minor bugs fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Inc. is proud to announce that the PC title, Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising has hit ‘Gold’ status and is in production. Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising will hit the streets on June 16th 2004 (US). Joint Ops will retail at $39.99 USD.

'Interplay' Getting Evicted Today?

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We all know by now that Interplay is in serious financial trouble and today fansite No Mutants Allowed is reporting that "The Property management company is shutting the doors effective 5pm for lack of payment. All employees are in the progress of gathering their belongings, since the offices are being closed at 5pm. They were also told that they would be advised in the "future" what was being done......" Read more about it right here...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 1:37 p.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 ...

'America's Army: Operations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new updated version for America's Army: Special Forces (Downrange). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.1 and adds a new map and also fixes various bugs. Read more for details and download links ...

'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon' & 'Panzers' North American Release Date

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today announced the North American release dates of two upcoming real-time strategy titles for the PC platform. 'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon,' the sequel to 2003's hit title 'Blitzkrieg' is scheduled for a release date of June 8. 'Codename: Panzers,' a fully 3D World War II real-time strategy game, is slated for retail stores on August 31.

'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Spyro' (GBA) Ship To Stores

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon have ventured into each other’s worlds to save the universe in a groundbreaking pairing in the latest installments from these top-selling videogame franchises. Vivendi today ships Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy on the Game Boy Advance.

'Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studios, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow improves upon the most successful Xbox Live game of all time with new single- and multi-player missions, new online modes, split-screen for cooperative gameplay, and a host of new features that maximizes the possibilities of Xbox Live. In fact, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow will be the one of the first games to deliver the new Xbox Live 3.0 features to the gaming community. Read more for 20 new screens...

KumaWar Launches 'Stryker Brigade' Mission - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, the revolutionary new online game service that allows players to experience re-creations of real world military events weeks after they occur via advanced gaming technology has launched Samarra Stryker Brigade, the company’s third mission re-created from the military hotspot of Samarra, Iraq. Read more for details & screens.

'Mercenaries' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Updating its official website, LucasArts has delayed Pandemic's Mercenaries to "early 2005". Mercenaries is a third-person action title set in the near future, in a time in which North and South Korea are about to reunite. As it's about to take place, a general stages a coup, taking control of North Korea. Put in the role of a mercenary (hence the name) in a group called Executive Operations, Mercenaries has players hunting the general after a hundred million dollar bounty is put on his head.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Under development at Pyro Studios, 'Commandos Strike Force' is a WW2 First Person tactical action shooter featuring three characters with different abilities and skills. Undertake action, infiltration and stealth missions, engaging the enemy with a diverse arsenal of weapons and utilising intricate tactics. Sabotage, kidnap officials and foil enemy plans with incursions behind enemy lines.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of "Full Spectrum Warrior" for the Xbox. Developed by Pandemic Studios, "Full Spectrum Warrior" is an original, tactical-action military game that simulates in every detail the experience of squad command in the highly charged atmosphere of urban warfare. Compatible with Xbox Live!, Microsoft's online gaming arena, "Full Spectrum Warrior" has shipped to retailers throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Ships With 'XEd' Editor - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XEd is the actual tool used by developers Massive Entertainment to create Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. XEd has a full 3D view and real time editing which makes the missions come alive on screen while you work. Add and change terrain using manual tools or automatic fractal terrain generator with automatic splat map texturing. Craft interesting and action packed plots with the intuitive gamescript editor that allows for quick mission creation. Interact with the 3D environment with an easy point-and-click interface.

'Devil May Cry 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 3 unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, before the original Devil May Cry, to the fateful clash between Sparda's twin sons, divided by the divergence of their chosen paths. Along the way, Dante encounters formidable foes and unusual characters including a mysterious man named Arkham and a female hunter named Lady whose mission is to take down all demons, including Dante. These precursory events disclose the complex roots of Dante's character and reveal insight into his clouded past.

'Citizen Zero' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Micro Forté confirmed 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'The Saga Of Ryzom' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nevrax today announced that The Saga of Ryzom, its graphically stunning multi-genre massively multiplayer online role-playing game, would be launching in September of this year. Ryzom is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Read more for new screens ...

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for out initial impression...

PC Preview - 'Dark Age Of Camelot: New Frontiers'

by Mark Crump on June 1, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"New Frontiers" features revamped geography for each Realm's frontiers as well as updated siege warfare, completely redesigned upgradeable keeps, a Realm War status map, and much more. New travelling systems enable users to get to the action faster with boat service between the frontiers and the ability to teleport directly to a friendly keep. The expansion also overhauls the game's Realm Ability system to further balance character classes.

'Hitman: Contracts' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jesper Kyd, the electronic and symphonic composer of the Hitman series, today announced he has partnered with Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Musicworks record label and Sumthing Distribution to market and distribute the original soundtrack for Eidos’ No.1 selling Hitman: Contracts. The album is released today at music retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, CDNow, HMV, Musicland, Tower, and Virgin. The official soundtrack CD is also available to order from www.sumthing.com.