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'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graphism has released is a new patch for Slitherine Software's 3D Turns based Strategy game Spartan. This update patch addresses an issue with the copy portection in the North American version of the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 2:02 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 :

'Pathologic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pathologic is a unique example of a dramatic game, which directly affects the player's state of mind. Featuring a bizarre combination of first-person game, role-playing features, non-linear plot and real time flow, three unique campaigns and multiple endings. Read more for details and screens ...

'Sabre Wulf' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. announced today that it has shipped Sabre Wulf for the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Microsoft's acclaimed Rare studios, Sabre Wulf is the second of three games scheduled for release under THQ and Microsoft's multi-property Game Boy Advance publishing agreement. Sabre Wulf is now available at major retail outlets throughout North America.

'Juiced' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing. Acclaim has released a playable demo, no specific information on the content is available at this point. Read more for download links ...

'Lineage II' - Content Update Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lineage II offers a dynamic 3-D world drawn in exquisite detail. Set 150 years before Lineage, just as the kingdom of Aden becomes a unified state, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle shows the struggles that take place during a time when several medieval provinces come under one rule. The soon to be released Lineage II, Chronicle 1 update includes many new player adventures, NCSoft has sent us some new screens showing off the Castle Siege.

'Sudden Strike: Resource War' Revealed

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Sudden Strike: Resource War' is a World War II game, based on real historical events. The worldwide publishing rights are licensed to CDV Software AG, except for Russia and former Soviet republics. The planned release date in August-September, 2004. Read more for details ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the promised patch for DICE's multiplayer FPS Battlefield: Vietnam. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses an issue where the client got disconnected and crashed to desktop. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Caribbean in the 17th Century; You will trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys. Ascaron sent us some new screens...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released an updated demo for their upcoming FPS multiplayer game Joint Operations. The demo features one 'Dormant Volcano Isle B' multiplayer map with day and night settings. The demo will be playable over the NovaWorld Games Network and via LAN. Other features in the demo include: Up to 100 player games via NovaWorld with 32 players on a LAN, 19 land sea and air drivable vehicles,27 Weapons,5 classes: Rifleman, Gunner, Engineer, Sniper & Medic. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a new patch for Illusion Softworks' squad based shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. This will bring your retail game to v1.06 and addresses various multiplayer/server issues in the retail game as well as the demo (server patch also available). Read more for details and download links ...

'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check a new batch of screens ..

'Warhammer Online' Gets SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online, developing a much-anticipated online version of its popular fantasy roleplaying system, has licensed SpeedTree to ensure an outstanding level of realism and efficiency with the game's trees. Read more for details & some new screens...

'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the company has begun shipping Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 to retail outlets nationwide. Exclusively for the PlayStation2, the game is rated “E” for everyone and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Transport Giant' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a playable demo for their train simulation/strategy game Transport Giant, featuring the first US campaign mission. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed several weeks ago, Gathering today officially announced that it will release Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron, a new expansion disk for its hit WWII PC title Hidden & Dangerous 2 this fall. Sabre Squadron features nine new single-player campaign missions in four new locations plus the added ability to play all of these nine missions cooperatively over the Internet.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment are announcíng today that Ground Control II: Operation Exodus, has gone gold. "On behalf of the development team it is extremely satisfying to finally announce that our latest game is completed. After having worked on the project for more than two years we're now very eager to see the response from gamers and gaming media worldwide," said Martin Walfisz, CEO of Massive Entertainment. Ground Control II: Operation Exodus will ship to retail on June 22nd in North America and will be released on June 25th in Europe and Asia.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:53 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.

PC Preview - 'Auto Assault'

by Mark Crump on June 9, 2004 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

PC Preview - 'Tabula Rasa'

by Mark Crump on June 9, 2004 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tabula Rasa is the latest massively multiplayer entertainment experience to come from the legendary creative mind of Richard Garriott and the all-star team of industry professionals at Destination Games. Developed from the ground up to be stable, fast and fun, Tabula RasaTM represents a refreshing new approach to the design of multiplayer online games.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) SaveGame Bug Detected

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ion Storm community forum has turned up rumor of a possible AI bug in Thief: Deadly Shadows. If you save and load your in-game progress it will apparently reset the difficulty setting of the game to Normal. Playing Thief 3 on high difficulty has a severe AI distinction where guards are more alert and react differently to open doors, stolen objects and other items. Ion Storm has recognized the problem and are currently working on a solution, which should be easily patchable for the PC edition, on the other hand Microsoft only allow Xbox live patching for online game experiences, which is not the case with Thief 3. To be continued....

'Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment has released an updated Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers Open Beta.The closed beta will be followed with an extended open beta period, warning that this open beta version is unfinished, nor that the add-on is almost finished. In order to participate you must have either Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles or Trials of Atlantis installed. Read more for download links ...