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The Sims Are Bustin' Out On GBA

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the GBA at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio in conjunction with Griptonite Games, an Amaze Entertainment Studio. For the first time, Game Boy Advance players will be able to experience the zany and unpredictable world of The Sims. Players will be able to take direct control of their Sim to explore all-new Game Boy Advance exclusive locations as they work their way from rags to riches. 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.

'Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne," the eagerly-awaited expansion set to the fastest-selling PC game ever, is now in stores. Available in 11 different languages worldwide, the game has received initial orders totaling more than 2.5 million copies.

Activision Sues Viacom Over Star Trek Game License

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Inc. filed a breach of contract suit alleging media giant Viacom Inc. isn't adequately exploiting the Star Trek franchise, thereby diminishing the value of the video game developer's license to produce Star Trek-themed games. In 1998, Activision entered a 10-year licensing arrangement with Viacom that gave it exclusive rights to produce Star Trek titles across all gaming platforms.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Purge Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Freeform Interactive, Purge players become members of the Order and the Chosen, with each side seeking elimination of the enemy and individual party survival. Players receive rewards as they win battles and complete objectives throughout gameplay. In addition, Purge offers several map options, innovative weaponry and extensive player customization to enhance the online war experience. The main feature of this patch is a new map, Cargo Depot. This update also adds new player request changes from the Purge forums, new GM powers, and tweaks to the Proteus map. Read more for download links ...

'The Great Escape' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Providing an exciting opportunity to take part in the largest breakout in history from the "escape proof" Stalag Luft III German POW camp, gamers are invited to participate in the most memorable and famous motorbike scene in ever to emerge in Hollywood. SCI has now released a demo their stealth action game "The Great Escape". The demo features 2 levels from the game, "Struggle In The Mountains" and "On The Run!" Read more for details and download links ...

Limited 'One Must Fall: BattleGrounds' Test Coming

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment will release a Limited Test for the OMF Message Board of www.omf.com in July 2003. This Limited Test will become the game demo to be released during the launch of One Must Fall: Battlegrounds in Q3, 2003. 10,000 downloads will be provided for the Limited Test including OMF keepsakes available with game presales.

'True Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Terminator has released a patch for their Beta v1.0 for their tactical multiplayer mod for Quake 3, True Combat. Some of the features of this mod are: new player models with new animations, all weapons animated including reload animations, smoke and flashbangs effects, knife impacts on environment, new gamemodes, and much more. The new Patch fixes quite some nasty stuff we overlooked or that turned out to need improvements. Read more for details and download links ...

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last week in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, new publisher Access Games has released new screens for their PS2 game Spy Fiction. The game, which took three years to plan and has been in development for two years, is an action game that allows players to experience numerous Hollywood-style spy scenes. The character designer for the game is Range Murata (Groove on Fight, Submarine No. 6). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 is the next generation of football management games offering more players, leagues and competitions than any other title. For the first time ever in the series, Championship Manager 4 features a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. This update contains all the fixes from the previous three previous enhancement packs, plus a lot of new features, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, but no database update. Read more for details and download links ....

'Northland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Northland is a Stand-alone Adventure Strategy game. The exciting plot tells the story of Viking God Loki who tried to take revenge on Godfather Odin for his banishment from Asgard to Earth. For that he abuses our four human heroes with his intrigues and traps. The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. Yet another demo off PCGUK's demo disc, this one features 2 big maps for you to divide, splice and rule over. Your objective is not simply to dominate but you can negotiate a treaty between 2 warring Eskimo tribes. Exploration is the route to success and make sure to check out the chests littering the landscape. (Mucho Gracias Andy) Read more for download links where to grab goodies...

'Diablo' Creators Leave 'Blizzard'

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The founders of the company that created popular computer game series "Diablo" have left their positions at a unit of game publisher Vivendi Universal Games, the company said in a statement on Monday. The high-profile departures come at a crucial time for Vivendi Universal Games, which is the object of a possible sale by French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness - Intro
  • Soul Calibur 2 - Trailer
  • Eve Of Destruction 20% - Trailer
  • Deus Ex 2: Invisible War - Trailer #1
  • Deus Ex 2: Invisible War - Trailer #2


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Tron 2.0' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Straigth off this months PCGamer cover cd comes Monolith's demo for their upcoming action based on the Tron movie from 20 years ago. The Tron 2.0 demo features a Light Circle tutorial where you several AI controlled opponents in a 4 way duel in the Conscripts Duel Arena. After the tutorial you can get on the internet and battle it out online. The full Corrupted Sector map is included, playable over LAN or the net with up to 16 teams (Mucho Gracias Andy). Read more for download links ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sets Sail To Stores (PC/Xbox)

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Pirates of the Caribbean Website has word that Pirates of the Caribbean (formerly known as Akella's Sea Dog's II) is shipping to stores. Not much for words, the simple announcement is: "We are pleased to announce that Pirates of the Caribbean for Xbox and PC has begun shipping, and will be in stores in early July." (thanks Bluesnews)

'Karaoke Revolution' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take center stage with Konami's Karaoke Revolution! Turning the PlayStation 2 into the ultimate karaoke party machine, Karaoke Revolution is the only interactive karaoke game to score gamers on pitch and rhythm with a virtual audience reacting in real time to their performance. Designed for amateur singers of all ages and all levels of musical abilities, Karaoke Revolution brings the only interactive karaoke experience into the gamer's living room. Read more to check out a few new screens ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these 5 new screens ...

'Celtic Kings: Rage of War' - Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: Rage of War takes place in Gaul at around 50 B.C. where you take on the role of Larax a young warrior who has lost his beloved wife and has given himself to the goddess of War. This RTS features two distinct single player modes - adventure and skirmish – that combine strategy, adventure and roleplaying. Haemimont has released a new pack of three maps providing a new adventure and two new single- or multiplayer scenarios for their RTS game. The maps, "Return to the Throne," and "Ascendency," and "The Fall of Avalon," are translated in English, Russian, and Spanish. Read more for download links ...

'The Bloody Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens ...

'Resistant' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Resistant' (current working title) is a 3rd person action game. The plot is yet to be announced but you will take on the role as "Jack Crowe" and do some cleaning up in a rather near future. All simularities to Splinter Cell are intentional i am sure, read more to check out details and screens ...