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'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...

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.

No 'Deathrow 2' (Xbox)

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox.IGN is reporting that, due to lower than expected sales, European developer Southend Interactive will not be working on any sequel to the 2002 Xbox exclusive sci-fi action/sports game Deathrow. Southend Interactive is still in business though as they are working on a yet unannounced project which will be made public later this year.

'Warlords Battlecry III' - Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warlords Battlecry III builds upon the unique features that have made this series renowned throughout the RTS genre. Further expanding on the Battlecry traditions, this next title will feature a new hero development system, 3 new spheres of magic that entails over 30 new spells, a new lair system, as well as 5 new races. Enlight is releasing a demo this coming Friday gving you a chance to try out part of the campaign and some skirmish maps. Of course we will have it on our fileservers as soon as its available ...

'Battle Mages' - Demo Available NOW

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

In Battle Mages you control the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Buka has released an updated demo for Targem's 3D RPG/Strategy game Battle Mages. This v1.1.2 demo addresses a startup menu bug, improve stability, close memory leaks, and increase loading speeds. If you have downloaded the demo before, a smaller update patch is also available. Read more for download links ...

'World Tour Soccer 2005' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that World Tour Soccer 2005 from 989 Sports is now available in stores. Now in its third year, the World Tour Soccer franchise, developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, has set the tone for unmatched play options and realism for the core soccer enthusiast.

'Operation: Matriarchy' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka announced 'Operation: Matriarchy' an upcoming first-person shooter under development at MADia, due 1st quarter 2005. You are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race. Read more for details & screens ...

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently in development (scheduled for a Q4, 2004 release), the new grand strategy masterpiece from award winning game designer Hubert Cater! Combining the ease of play and accessibility of the original "Strategic Command", "Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg" adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. Bigger, better and expandable, Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg is an evolutionary as well as revolutionary new grand strategy game.

The Adventure Company Signs 'Agatha Christie' Games Deal

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company, and Chorion PLC, the owner, developer and manager of branded entertainment content, have announced a strategic partnership to develop interactive PC games based on the works of the world’s most popular writer of detective fiction, Agatha Christie.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 1:55 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 :

  • Hitman: Contracts - Trailer
  • Men Of Valor - Trailer (2)
  • Van Helsing - Trailer
  • The Egyptian Prophecy - Trailer
  • Tales of Symphonia - Trailer


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

'Massive Assault Network' - Trial/Demo Version Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released a new demo version for Massive Assault Network, an online 3D strategy game based on original Secret Allies political concept, where two commanders fight for global domination in sci-fi environment. This demo lets you practice in Single Player mode against challenging AI: 8 Training Missions, 3 Scenarios and unlimited World Wars (i.e. Deathmatches), play online games on Emerald planet against other live players (no time limited), built in chat and online assistance. Read more for download links ...

Bungie Studios Relaunches Bungie.net

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What is the most anticipated release from Bungie Studios this year? Yep! You guessed it, the launch of the new Bungie.net. (There's also that little game they are working on...) Bungie, the development studio that brought gamers the award-winning Halo and is currently developing the highly anticipated Halo 2 for Xbox, today announced the relaunch of the popular Bungie.net site. Read more for details and a brand new Halo 2 screen...

'Caribbean Crisis' - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C and G5 Software companies will develop a new 3D RTS on motives of the Caribbean crisis. Game engine will be a modified Blitzkrieg engine. But game will not carry a historical reliability, in this Caribbean crisis the USSR and the USA will exchange nuclear attacks. In game there will be 4 campaigns: for the USSR, France, Germany, China, the USA and Great Britain. Read more for a few screens ...

'Hell Forces' - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS. Stephen Geist – the main hero of HF is trying to find out, what has happened to his missing friend. During this search he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with Your help he can find out the truth and stop the invasion...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced that its highly-anticipated, action-stealth game Hitman: Contracts, developed by IO Interactive, has gone gold for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and the PC and will be available at retail beginning April 21, 2004 in North America. The release of Hitman: Contracts will be supported by a massive multi-million dollar marketing campaign ­ one of the largest to-date by Eidos North America.

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. Head on over to the newly revamped website, or read more for some new screens...