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Oxygen Launches 'International Golf Pro' (PS2)

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following on from the success of Perfect Ace last summer, International Golf Pro is Oxygen Interactive's second sports title, founded on the same firm principles of ease-of-play and accessibility. From the power of the drive to the precision of the putt, International Golf Pro puts you in control. Compete with a score of individual computer opponents, or go head-to-head with your friends across a selection of international courses that will push your skill and test your mental strength.

'FightBox' (GBA/PS2/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the TV series airing on BBC Two, FightBox brings together computer gaming, Internet and TV technology to create a new entertainment format. Taking the best FightBox warriors, created by members of the public for the first televised tournament, plus the 'in-house' Sentient characters, the computer games offer players the unique opportunity to recreate the FightBox experience on home PC, PS2, or even GBA. BBC Multimedia is set to launch FightBox as a multi-format gaming title on February 6, 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by The Fighter Collection, Lock On features today's most modern, technically advanced military aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Ubisoft has released the first patch for Lock On: Modern Air Combat and is designed to address many of the significant bugs identified with the initial release of the product. This patch is however not designed to fix all identified bugs. We plan to provide additional patch(es) that will address problems not fixed in this first patch. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 4 tasty new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Arsenal Overthrow' (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arsenal Overthrow is Deadline Interactive's upcoming post-apocalyptic action title for Xbox, with Xbox Live! support. In Arsenal Overthrow you are an elite soldier by doing what's best for civilization, you face yourself up against the most ruthless clans in history! All hope for the sanity of man lay in your hands, for a lethal chemical is wiping out the human race, find and eliminate the ones responsible (thanks Gamegossip). Read more for details & the first screens ...

Havok Surpasses 100th Title

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok announces today it has signed license agreements with Vivendi Universal Games for "Tribes Vengeance" and with Atari's Shiny Entertainment for an undisclosed title enabling these AAA game developers to integrate Havok 2 real-time physics into their acclaimed titles. Both Shiny Entertainment and Vivendi Universal Games made the choice of the Havok 2 dynamics solution after lengthy technical review for functionality and after assessing its ease of implementation into their existing game engines. With these two titles, Havok now adds the 100th and 101st names to their list of successful games using its award winning physics.

'World of Warcraft' - Beta Signups SOON

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The World of Warcraft forums have a new post regarding for the WoW beta end of January. "As many of you know, we are currently conducting an internal Alpha test for World of Warcraft. Our goal for this Alpha test is to provide the best possible experience for players when the Beta launches in early 2004. We would like to announce that sign-ups for the World of Warcraft Beta test will begin at the end of this month." To read more about it (as well as some statement about the alpha leak), head on over to the WorldOfwar forum.

'Disciples II: Rise of the Elves' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released the first patch for The Disciples II RPG expansion pack Disciples II: Rise of the Elves. This update brings your retail game to v3.01 and addresses some AI issues, game continuity, units balancing and various other fixes (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hostile Intent' - Half-Life Mod Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hostile Intent is a Total Conversion for Half-life that rose from the ashes from The Sherman Project. Every original feature for The Sherman Project is still in, but the new team has thought of many new original ideas and concepts. The HI Team has released a new patch (available for Windows & Linux) addressing several issues such as telefragging, updated maps and a few other things. Read more for details & download links ...

'BiosFear' - Pricing Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 5:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers who always wanted to play a Massively Multiplayer Online Game but were put off by the costs should take a look at BiosFear, Tiscali Games' forthcoming realease. No need to spend your hard-earned money on the software - the client is free. Also, monthly subscription fees will be cheaper than most other MMORPGs. Combine this with BiosFear's easy accessibility and you have the ideal game for online-gaming beginners. But veterans needn’t panic – there is more than enough hard fighting action to keep your blade sharp!

Video Game Sales Over Holidays Stronger Than Expected

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. today announced that total sales for the nine- week holiday period ended January 3, 2004 grew 24.4 percent to $544.4 million, up from $437.6 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store sales increased by 2.5 percent for the nine-week period, outpacing the company's forecast. Read more for details ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment has issued the first patch for their 3D fighting/action game One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2101, no details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | 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 Nazg├╝l hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'Flat-Out' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Flat-Out is an adrenaline-inducing racing game with an exciting story line, spectacular crashes and a not-too-serious attitude in the best movie-like fashion. The thrill and terror of racing light, cheap and often very dented cars in constant close proximity and contact with other cars brings out the white-knuckled racing spirit as the player faces rapidly changing situations. In third-person mode, the player can rummage around the pit area eyeing out competitor's cars, stop by at a bar for the latest gossip, fix and tune his car and interact with the other in-game characters, carrying out short missions related to the story behind the player's character.

'Face of Mankind' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Face of Mankind is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) in a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in a realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines an epic story-driven mission system over years with a complex economic system which can also affect the story deeply. Face of Mankind tells the epic story of good and evil, justice and intrigues where we have to find our destiny.

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced next-generation weaponry and equipment. Check these new screens...

Encore Signs 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps'

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Paris-based developer and publisher Monte Cristo to publish Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps, a tactical real-time strategy game inspired by campaigns waged in North Africa during World War II. Under the agreement, Encore is managing sales, distribution and marketing for the game in the U.S. and Canada, while Monte Cristo is producing the game. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Midway Appoints 2 New Directors To Its Board

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today the appointments of Robert N. Waxman, CPA, 67, and Jay N. Whipple III, 47, as two new independent Board directors, effective December 31, 2003. Mr. Waxman also joins the Board's Audit Committee. The addition of Messrs. Waxman and Whipple brings the total number of directors on the Company's Board to eleven, nine of whom are independent.