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'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its initial launch in March 2003, enthusiasm for Vietcong from fans of the first-person shooter genre has spawned hundreds of on-line communities, clans and dedicated servers. Now, in January 2004, Gathering will launch Vietcong: Fist Alpha, the official mission disc for Vietcong. Read more for details & screens ...

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. However, gamers will surely be talking, as Vivendi Universal Games yesterday announced the development of Fight Club for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more for some new screens ...

'Savage Eden: The Battle of Laghaim' Open For All Players

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage Eden, the Battle for Laghaim, a new 3D role-playing game hosted by iEntertainment Network is ready to roll! Savage Eden has been launched for open play by all players. The Beta period of Savage Eden was a big success and players are raving about the new role-playing game. To play Savage Eden, go to http://www.SavageEden.com and download the game.

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. Read more for some new screens ...

'Spartan' Scores 'Game of the Year 2004' Nomination - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies are pleased to announce that Spartan has been nominated as a finalist in the 2003 Game of the Year competition hosted by the Independent Games Festival. The winner will be announced at the show in March 2004. Spartan has just about everything that you would expect from a Grand Campaign TBS strategy game and with the added spice of the interactive battles we're sure it will be a winner with the gamers and the judges alike. Worthplaying.com has described Spartan as: "Civilisation with a 3D battle engine.", and one of our aims as a company is to grow our audience to draw in some of those gamers who can't get enough of Civ, or who are just looking for something a little different.

'Strength and Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In India, Emperor Asoka Maurya has embarked on a non-violent campaign to bring prosperity to his people and promote Buddhist philosophy. In China, the king of Qin struggles to unite the seven kingdoms and stave off invasions by Hun tribes. To the west, a fledgling Rome battles with Carthage for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Egypt and Seleucid Persia wrestle to control Syria and the Near East. Choose your side and lead your empire to Strength and Honor! Check out the new batch of screens ...

Enlight Signs 'Fast Lanes Bowling' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today it will release Fast Lanes Bowling for the holiday season. Developed by LAB Rats Games, Fast Lanes Bowling allows players to experience the excitement of having an entire bowling alley available on their PC. Read more for details & screens ...

Ubisoft's 'Shadowbane' Is Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the acquisition of the rights to distribute Shadowbane all over Europe. This new plan helps strengthen its position on the massively multi-player online (MMO) gaming market. The highly anticipated Shadowbane Gold edition is expected to launch commercially in Europe on both Mac and PC in January 2004. The Shadowbane Gold edition will include the original Shadowbane game and the new expansion, "The Rise of Chaos".

'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that Harry Potter fans will experience the magic and peril of Harry's third year at Hogwarts in the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame. For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of new spells as they face Harry's most terrifying opponents yet: the escaped convict Sirius Black and the Dementors, the sinister guards of Azkaban prison. Read more for details & screens...

Red Dead Revolver (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce Red Dead Revolver for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Developed by Rockstar San Diego, this stylish, western gun-fighting extravaganza is expected to hit retail shelves in Spring 2004. Read more for details ...

'Micro Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco has released some new screens from their upcoming PS2/Xbox title 'Micro Mayhem.' The title is expected in stores Q1 2004. Read more to check out the goodies...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Read more for a slew of new screens...

'KnightShift' - Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuzzexx has released a new update for their RPG/RTS title KnightShift (known in North America as Atari's Once Upon A Knight). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.109 and adds several new features to the game, is available for International and German editions of the game and adds 4 new multiplayer maps, RPG rebalancing as well as various bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'X2: The Threat' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight has sent out notice that there is a new patch for X2: The Threat Update 1.1 is available for download exclusively at Egosoft’s website. Since there are several different versions of the patch out already and many will follow once the European territories have released, Enlight is directing everyone to download the patch from www.egosoft.com. This way, EgoSoft can monitor that customers are receiving the correct version of the patch through their registration key. Read more to check a detailed fix list...

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) - New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get festive with Team RAINBOW - just in time for those empty holiday hours, there's a new multiplayer map (a wicked cool carnival dust-up) for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox available now on Xbox Live. Read more to check out some screens from the new map.

'Halo: First Strike' - Comic Book

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Critically acclaimed science fiction writer and HALO alumnus Eric Nylund leads thrilled readers back into the maelstrom of the Human-Covenant War¯and explores the further adventures of the enigmatic Master Chief¯in HALO: FIRST STRIKE (Del Rey Mass Market Original; December 15, 2003; $6.99), the official prequel to the highly anticipated Xbox game HALO 2 from Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios.

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' Soundtrack Available On Amazon

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyan Worlds, Inc. today announced that the highly acclaimed soundtrack for URU: Ages Beyond MYST is now available at Amazon. Composed and produced by Tim Larkin, the soundtrack features over 50 minutes of original music including bonus tracks from future updates to URU live content. The CD also features a special "URU: The Makers" video and exclusive interviews with Tim Larkin and Rand Miller.

'Live For Speed' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 8:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LFS Team does not stop updating their game, nor their demo. They have released an updated demo for their racing sim Live For Speed. This version is up to date with the latest v0.3E patch for the retail game and lets you try out the XF GTI and XR GT on the Blackwood circuit single & multi-player). Read more for download links ...

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 7:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take Two has released a bonus map for PopTop Software's 3D business management strategy game Railroad Tycoon 3. This single-player map is for the Eastern China region, after a period of civil unrest, the People's Republic of China takes power under the leadership of Mao Zedong. The future of China's economy now depends on revitalizing a mostly ignored railroad system in China's heartland. Read more for download links....

'Riding Spirits II' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Europe today confirmed it will be publishing Riding Spirits II for the PlayStation2. Developed by Spike, this highly realistic motorcycle simulation, is scheduled for release this coming March. Riding Spirits II builds on the success of the original title adding more bikes, tracks and gameplay modes to deliver the PlayStation 2’s most comprehensive road bike racer. Read more for details and screens ...