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'BiosFear' Beta Launches - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thought SARS spread fast? Think again. Millions of Asians are addicted to a massively multiplayer online game that is about to hit Europe: BiosFear (also known as Laghaim, Eternal Chaos and Chaotic Adventure in various Asian countries). Developed by South Korean company Nako Interactive, Tiscali Games is about to bring the game to Europe. Read more for details & screens ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Bonus Maps

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software has released a bonus map pack for their sci-fi 3D action game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This bonus/addon features 6 new multiplayer maps (one Duel map, one CTF map and four Free-For-All maps). Read more for details and download links ...

'WWII: Pacific Heroes' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CITY Interactive has released a demo for their arcade action/flight sim WWII: Pacific Heroes. This demo lets you try out 2 missions where you take on aerial and surface-based targets. Read more for download links ...

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War," the first real-time strategy title in its agreement with industry-leading PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Based on the world of "Warhammer 40,000" -- the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, the world's largest tabletop wargames company -- "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War" is scheduled for release in fall 2004.

Take-Two Cleans Up 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Rockstar Games, Inc. wish to express our sincerest apologies to the Haitian people and Government of Haiti for any offense that may have been caused by statements made in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. As its name implies, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a virtual crime world, in which characters are involved in criminal activities, including fictional gang warfare between rival groups. In creating the game, it was not our intention to target or offend any group or persons or to incite hatred or violence against such groups persons. Take Two issued a statement promising to "remove the objectionable statements from future copies of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City."

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Silent Storm' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. Read more for a fresh batch of screens...

'The Sims Bustin Out' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy! Read more for some new screens ...

'RPM Tuning' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and be ready to live numerous driving experiences in Los Angeles; choose your car to be fully customized: add loads of new tuning elements either on the body or in the mechanics of your car. Thus its behavior will change and evolve providing you with an always in-evolution sensation and appropriation feeling of your car. Once on the streets, drive freely wherever you want! RPM Tuning is THE authentic car tuning game with great driving and freedom sensations. Read more for a carload of screens ...

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 11:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these new screens ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action/adventure game is now available on the Xbox for a suggest retail price of $19.99. Developed by Genki Co., Ltd. under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics' Academy Award-winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is rated "T-Teen."

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 10:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Black Cactus' 3D RTS Warrior Kings: Battles. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.23 adds enchanced network play, improves framerates, some multiplayer fixes and a few other things. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Kohan: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kings Of War immerses players in the world of the Kohan as one of the immortals who lead the fight against an ancient evil that has risen again and is bent on destroying civilization forever. The story unfolds as all-out war plunges the world into chaos. Read more for some new screens ...

'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infiltrating stores nationwide today, Atari’s Mission: ImpossibleĀ® - Operation Surma brings all the action and intrigue of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise to the PlayStation2, Xbox and the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Atari’s Paradigm Entertainment, Mission: Impossible Ā­ Operation Surma presents players with a true mission impossible as they become IMF agent Ethan Hunt in an effort to stop the diabolical plans of the Surma Corporation.

Microsoft Announces the $25,000 XSN Sports World Championship

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Think you can steady your nerves to hit a game-deciding free throw with no time left on the clock? How about smash a cross-court backhand winner in the final set of a championship tennis match? Can you hole a 30-foot putt on 18? What about ride the rails on the world’s hottest mountains? Now try it with $25,000 on the line. Welcome to the XSN Sports World Championship, the most competitive and intense online sports tournament in the history of console video games. Read more for details ...

'Unreal 2 XMP' - Full Download Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised, Atari has released the full version of their Unreal 2: The Awakening XMP addon for free. The Unreal 2 XMP includes 8 maps, 3 vehicles, and 3 character classes. To install, you need the Unreal 2 CDs, but it does not have to be physically installed. Read more for download links ...

'Halo' - Update Patch & Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.03 and add several new features (anti team killing, increased network performance, etc.) as well as various game fixes and dedicated server updates. Read more for download links ...

'Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack' In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter Tom Clancy's World of Elite Counter-Terror Action as Ubisoft is pleased to announce the release of three spectacular elite counter-terror games in one, Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack! The pack includes critically acclaimed best-sellers: Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, and The Sum of All Fears. Each game puts you in command of elite teams of operatives against dangerous terrorist foes. Use authentic weapons and tactics in missions across the globe, and become freedom's answer to fear. Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack is available now in retail stores and has an MSRP of $19.99.

'Chrome' - Big Patch Coming Up

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland sends word of plans for a big Chrome patch that will add a bunch of new maps, some new vehicles, and new gameplay modes to their science fiction first-person shooter. Some details : "Having taken into account players’ suggestions, Techland releases their new Update for Chrome. Although it fixes some minor game issues it’s something much more than just a patch" (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for details ...

Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier Ubi Soft has released another patch for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.50 and adds an "Operative SDK," enhanced expansion pack support, some Punkbuster fixes, and a handful of other issues. The corresponding dedicated server patch is also available.. Read more for details fix list & download links ...