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'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the promised patch for DICE's multiplayer FPS Battlefield: Vietnam. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses an issue where the client got disconnected and crashed to desktop. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Caribbean in the 17th Century; You will trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys. Ascaron sent us some new screens...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released an updated demo for their upcoming FPS multiplayer game Joint Operations. The demo features one 'Dormant Volcano Isle B' multiplayer map with day and night settings. The demo will be playable over the NovaWorld Games Network and via LAN. Other features in the demo include: Up to 100 player games via NovaWorld with 32 players on a LAN, 19 land sea and air drivable vehicles,27 Weapons,5 classes: Rifleman, Gunner, Engineer, Sniper & Medic. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a new patch for Illusion Softworks' squad based shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. This will bring your retail game to v1.06 and addresses various multiplayer/server issues in the retail game as well as the demo (server patch also available). Read more for details and download links ...

'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check a new batch of screens ..

'Warhammer Online' Gets SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online, developing a much-anticipated online version of its popular fantasy roleplaying system, has licensed SpeedTree to ensure an outstanding level of realism and efficiency with the game's trees. Read more for details & some new screens...

'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the company has begun shipping Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 to retail outlets nationwide. Exclusively for the PlayStation2, the game is rated “E” for everyone and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Transport Giant' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a playable demo for their train simulation/strategy game Transport Giant, featuring the first US campaign mission. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed several weeks ago, Gathering today officially announced that it will release Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron, a new expansion disk for its hit WWII PC title Hidden & Dangerous 2 this fall. Sabre Squadron features nine new single-player campaign missions in four new locations plus the added ability to play all of these nine missions cooperatively over the Internet.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment are announcĂ­ng today that Ground Control II: Operation Exodus, has gone gold. "On behalf of the development team it is extremely satisfying to finally announce that our latest game is completed. After having worked on the project for more than two years we're now very eager to see the response from gamers and gaming media worldwide," said Martin Walfisz, CEO of Massive Entertainment. Ground Control II: Operation Exodus will ship to retail on June 22nd in North America and will be released on June 25th in Europe and Asia.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) SaveGame Bug Detected

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ion Storm community forum has turned up rumor of a possible AI bug in Thief: Deadly Shadows. If you save and load your in-game progress it will apparently reset the difficulty setting of the game to Normal. Playing Thief 3 on high difficulty has a severe AI distinction where guards are more alert and react differently to open doors, stolen objects and other items. Ion Storm has recognized the problem and are currently working on a solution, which should be easily patchable for the PC edition, on the other hand Microsoft only allow Xbox live patching for online game experiences, which is not the case with Thief 3. To be continued....

'Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment has released an updated Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers Open Beta.The closed beta will be followed with an extended open beta period, warning that this open beta version is unfinished, nor that the add-on is almost finished. In order to participate you must have either Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles or Trials of Atlantis installed. Read more for download links ...

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spanky and his gang of revolutionaries are back, and this time they’re bigger and badder! In the successor to the 1.5 Million unit State of Emergency, the original riot game, VIS Entertainment has once again redefined the Action/Combat Genre with State of Emergency 2. Read more for details and screens ...

'Worms Forts: Under Siege' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As commander of up to four fort-dwelling worms, you direct your garrison to quickly construct defenses then build weapons of mass destruction to destroy your opponents' fortifications! With a touch of skill, catapult or canon and some crazy Worms attitude, battle your way to victory through eras and mythologies. Team 17's Worms Forts Under Siege is coming to PC, PS2 and Xbox in Q4 2004. Check out the freshly launched website or read more for some new screens ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' Beta Test Announced

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Atari betatest website has word of an upcoming Shadow Ops: Red Mercury beta test for the PC version of the Unreal powered military shooter. Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. Featuring the high production values of a blockbuster Hollywood action/thriller, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a cinematic, action-oriented experience aimed at capturing and recreating the thrills of major Hollywood action films. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. Beta sign-ups will begin on 7/6, so head on over to the betatest website.

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Spider-Man 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the highly anticipated movie sequel from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, "Spider-Man 2" allows players to swing into action as the famous "web-slinger" and protect the city of Manhattan from Doc Ock and his evil minions. Read more for some new screens...

'Empire Earth 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Mad Doc Software and due for release in the first half of 2005, Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.