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Bitmap Brothers Working on Namco's Kill.Switch

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

kill.switch promises an intense combat experience by combining highly explosive firepower with realistic cover tactics. The game's lethal combination of Blindfire gunplay allows frontal assaults against enemies without exposing the player to counter fire. Powered by the game's Offensive Cover System, kill.switch sets a new standard in the action shooter genre by demanding the use of realistic cover tactics while requiring players to take advantage of their surroundings. Throughout the course of action, players must skilfully manage their environments while quickly adjusting on the fly through six action-packed combat missions spanning 18 different levels.

'Breed' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Breed' is the first project to be developed utilizing the 'Mercury' engine. Breed is an action based game set both in Earth orbit and on its surface. From the orbiting USC Darwin the player launches attacks against the Breed, the aggressive biomechanical race infesting Earth. The demo features one mission where one of your USC units is under heavy fire from the BREED. They desperately need support against the overpowering enemy. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Street Legal Racing: Redline' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value has released a new patch for Invictus' action/racing game Street Legal Racing: Redline. This update brings your retail game to v2.1.8 (they skipped the "unlucky" v2.1.7) and fixes R.o.C. problem and the handling should now be much improved. Read more for download links ...

Matrix Games Signs Deal with Adanac Command Studies

by Glucos on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Adanac Command Studies are pleased to announce that a publishing agreement has been reached for the entire line of Adanac games, including Campaigns of La Grande Armee Series and the upcoming World War I, Imperial Ambition and The Road from Sumter to Appomattox IV. Adanac Command Studies is a one man shop, showcasing the dedication and attention to detail of renowned designer Frank Hunter, known for his past work on The Road from Sumter to Appomattox and American Civil War. The Campaigns of La Grande Armee series has received excellent reviews and a great deal of excitement has been building about new titles in development.

'The Sydney Mystery'- Price Drop & Bonus Game Engine!

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twilight Software is happy to announce two pieces of great news for the holiday season. Firstly, its highly popular casual adventure game The Sydney Mystery is now available online for only $19.95. And secondly, to sweeten the deal, the AGE Adventure Game Engine is now bundled with the game, allowing all customers to try their hands at creating their very own adventure games.

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' Prepares for Release Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. Atari and Artifact Entertainment today made a number of announcements associated with the upcoming release of Horizons: Empire of Istaria on December 9th. Read more for the details on what to expect, available worlds, guidelines to create/name your characters and plenty more ...

'Airport Tycoon 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 3 features a challenging 3D management simulation of an airport but with many new and thrilling features. Global Star Software has released a demo for InterActive Vision's 3D management simulation Airport Tycoon 3. The demo features a standalone scenario situated in Cairo, as well as airport building levels situated in Atlanta, Honololu, and Moscow (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware's Dave McGruther has put up a forum post announcing that they are working, and are almost finished, with their first patch (there was a beta patch released a few days ago) for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This v1.01 patch will mainly address issues with graphics cards, memory leaks and overall game tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list ...

'Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and BioWare have expanded the award-winning Neverwinter Nights with the release of the highly anticipated expansion pack Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. Available today, Hordes of the Underdark is a companion to the best-selling, fantasy roleplaying game released last year in Neverwinter Nights, which is based in the Forgotten Realms world from Wizards of the Coast’s classic Dungeons & Dragons game. The second official expansion pack, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark pits players in a conflict to save the embattled city of Waterdeep from an ancient evil buried deep within the earth and stone of Undermountain. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark is available for PC at retail stores nationwide.

'Gunfighter' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gunfighter is a game of action placed in the reality of wild west, created with the use of deeply investigated graphic environment RenderWare. The game is the combination of first-person shooter, adventure game and RPG. Action of the game takes place in the reality of wild west, in the second half of 19th century. Read more for details & screens ...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In SĂ–LDNER - Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check some awesome screens ...

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - Updated Linux Server

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software has released an updated version of their dedicated linux server for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' Is Shipping

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is only be available through BattleFront and not sold in retail. Each game contains three language versions – English, German and French. Customers in Western Europe will find localized German, French and English versions in stores this year, and CMAK will be available in Japan with a localized manual also. The game is being released for PC and Mac OS 9 and the price is $35 plus S&H. A 2 scenarios and fully multiplayer capable demo is available for download . All pre-orders have shipped out today. All orders are being shipped out of our US and EU warehouses for quick delivery typically within 2-4 days.

'Armed and Dangerous' (Xbox/PC) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed and Dangerous, an outrageous and blast-happy LucasArts action game is in stores now for Xbox and PC. With very strong review scores and positive accolades pouring in, Armed and Dangerous is set to steal all the laughs and keep the holiday season very jolly indeed! To make the season even merrier, in the coming weeks LucasArts will offer a playable PC demo as well as additional downloadable levels of explosive, over-the-top Armed and Dangerous fun for Xbox through Xbox Live and for PC via the Internet. Stay tuned for more information and details regarding the Armed and Dangerous demo and downloadable bonus content coming soon.

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' Coming To The US After All

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MumboJumbo announced today that the sci-fi action shooter Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter will be shipping to retail stores nationwide for personal computer systems. The product, to be published and distributed by MumboJumbo, is currently in production and expected to hit retail shelves in early December. MumboJumbo signed an agreement with Vivendi Universal Games earlier this month for the PC publishing and distribution rights.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles ' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released another patch for 1C Maddox's WW II flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles .This upgrade brings your retail game to 1.21 and has once again quite an impressive amount bug fixes, new maps, better network code, improved AI, grahics enhancements etc. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Age of Castles' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a distant realm of sword and sorcery, a great evil had swept across the land. Demons from the underworld and their evil minions poured across the kingdoms of man, until the great cities lay in ruin, and there were naught but a handful of cowering souls remaining. The people were in need of a King. Someone of great strength and courage who could rid the land of the evil plague, and rebuild the cities. You are that King... You alone must travel to the end of the world, build a mighty castle, slay the undead hordes, and convert the people of the land to loyal subjects of your domain... in the Age of Castles!

'MoH: Breakthrough' - Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Medal of Honor Allied Assault Website has put up a new community update about an upcoming patch for EA's WW2 shooter MoH: Breakthrough. This patch will include two new maps, new weapons and address a few technical issues with the game (thanks Blues). Read more for a detailed list of what the patch will cover ...

Spike TV 'Video Game Awards' Announces 2003 Winners

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

The first annual Spike TV "Video Game Awards" (VGAs), hosted by David Spade, were held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and revealed winners in sixteen wide-ranging video game categories. The two-hour fete will telecast on Spike TV this Thursday, December 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).