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'Hearts of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First & Paradox Plaza have released yet another patch for their WWII-based strategy war title Hearts of Iron, bringing your retail copy to v1.05. Even more gameplay tweaks, AI fixes and general improvements to the game! Read more for detailed fix list and download links for all localized versions ...

'Call Of Duty' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players assume the role of different characters from multiple sides of the Allied forces and experience the bonding and brutality of war as they fight alongside their squad mates through a variety of missions, including battlefield assaults, search and rescue, stealth, sabotage, vehicle chases and tank battles. Heeding the call of duty, gamers step into the boots of a U.S. paratrooper, a British commando and a Russian infantryman as they take on the Nazi War machine through pivotal World War II battles and authentic military campaigns. Read more for some new screens.

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' - Official Launch Date

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced an official release date of August 25, 2003 for the highly anticipated PC game Savage: The Battle for Newerth. The game received unanimous praise from attendees at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo for its innovative gameplay and seamless melding of first-person action with real-time-strategy. Savage is currently in the second phase of beta testing and is expected to move to an open beta towards the end of July.

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) - Music Video Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hollywood Records and Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today the Companies have teamed to produce the first music video for the rock band Diffuser. The video for "Get It On" stars Xbox videogame characters 'Summer' and 'Ice Trey' who are known for their antics in "Outlaw Golf" and "Outlaw Volleyball." Directed by music video veteran Benno Nelson, "Get It On" will feature live action and in-game scenes of Summer and Ice Trey on the beach in Santa Monica. Read more for download links ...

'Soccer Manager Pro' - Website Launched & Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has launched the official website for their upcoming soccer management game, Soccer Manager Pro. Lead your team to the championship. Surprise your opponents with a range of tactics, optimise training programs and negotiate with your advertising partners down to the very last euro. The website doesnt sport much info except for some screenshots and game features. Go check it out or read more for some screens ...

'Asterix & Obelix XXL' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari Europe sent out an announcement to inform us that Asterix & Obelix are returning in style on next-generation consoles, with an XXL game in which they battle up to 70 Romans at a time. Asterix & Obelix XXL makes full use of the technical features of new consoles to produce an extraordinary image of the universe of Asterix and Obelix, through 6 gigantic levels and 49 challenges, each more astounding than the next. Read more for details ...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the new screens ...

'IGI2: Cover Strike' - New Multiplayer Map & Editor

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released yet another multiplayer map for its stealth-based FPS, IGI 2: Covert Strike. The new 'Winterland' map is the first IGI2 snow-based multiplayer mission with Conspiracy as attackers inevitable trying to launce 2 missiles from 2 mobile launchers. It is IGI's job to defend the mountain top base from the hoardes of evil. This map requires you to have v1.2 in order to play this map. There is also a fix for the dedicated Linux server or an updated servers pack. Read more for download links ..

'Metal Arms: Glitch In The System' (Xbox/PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Check the new screens ...

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (Xbox/PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds brings all the excitement surrounding Sunnydale’s “Hellmouth” straight into your home. With involvement from the television show’s creators, sanctioned writers, and cast, this game delivers a truly authentic epic experience. The original story begins when Buffy Summers discovers that an enemy from the past, Ethan Rayne, is at the center of a great struggle with The First, literally the first incarnation of evil the world has ever known. Buffy and the gang must face an undead army of vampires, zombies, and demons to keep these nefarious villains from casting the world into permanent darkness. Check the new screens ...

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is based on the legendary comic strip Judge Dredd, published in 2000AD every week since 1977. It will be a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Dredd will find himself having to deal with the full spectrum of criminal behaviour, from littering and caffeine abuse to saving the city from the utterly evil Judge Death. The game will also have extensive multiplayer modes, enabling ferocious splitscreen or online play and will use Rebellion's versatile new Asura engine. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Natural Selection 2.0' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Natural Selection 2.0 release date has finally been determined, July 31st, 2003! NS 2.0 is a significant step forward in the process of merging FPS with RTS into a combination of truly atmospheric and social gaming, with huge improvements over the v1.04 gameplay, plus plenty of all new features, levels, animations, sounds, and artwork.

'Age Of Mythology' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroSoft & Ensemble Stuidios have now finally released the manual patch for their 3D RTS game, Age of Mythology. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.06 and applies a fix for potential renderer crashes, a handful of unit balance tweaks, and a few ESO multiplayer improvements (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After several beta patches, Focus Interactive and Cyanide Studio has finally released the new patch for their recent cycling simulation game, Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes various bugs, improves AI, adjusts some ratings, fixes a few editor problems, etc.

The Sims Bustin' Out (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today EA announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the GBA, and now we have the first few screens to prove it! The Sims Bustin' Out GBA version will support connectivity with the GameCube and is scheduled for simultaneous release with The Sims Bustin' Out on all current-generation console platforms in December 2003. Read more to check the screens ...

'SimCity 4: Rush Hour' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack your city is on the move. Get your Sims on the road to happiness as you take total control of your city’s transportation. Take charge of vehicles en route to destinations or disasters, and take to the streets to control your city at a new level. Read more for some new screens ...

'Medal of Honor: Infiltrator' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The award-winning Medal of Honor franchise is returning to the Game Boy Advance with Medal of Honor Infiltrator from Electronic Arts. EA LA, creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor game series, and HotGen Studios have partnered to develop this all new experience designed specifically for the Game Boy Advance, which is scheduled to hit store shelves in fall 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.

'War of the Ring' - Ahead Of Schedule

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has sent out their "Tolkien Update Letter" and most notable is the fact that their upcoming RTS game "War of the Ring" is "the game is looking so good that the ship date has been moved from the first quarter of 2004 to this holiday! The team at Liquid Entertainment is doing a phenomenal job of bringing the epic scope of the battles of Middle-earth to life in this real-time strategy game." The letter also reveals a top-secret third gameplay type to accompany the frenetic action with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli and the aggressive stealth mode with Gollum. Gamers will, for the first time ever, be able to take on the role of the giant Ent Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard. The thrill of towering over puny Orcs and sending dozens of them to their doom with a single swipe of your tree-trunk-sized hand is too good to miss. Sounds good to me!

'War Times' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight. Check the new screens...