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'Call Of Duty' - Update Patch Status

by Rainier on April 11, 2004 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Activision sent out a new "communique". Apparently next week we can expect yet another new Call Of Duty patch (v1.4), apart from the usuall fixes and tweaks there will be a new multiplayer map (mp_Stalingrad) as well as full punkbuster anti-cheat support. Of course we will have the CoD v1.4 on our fileservers as soon as it becomes available...

'Empires' - BF1942 Mod Beta v0.2 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires version 0.2, the long awaited update, is now available for BF1942 1.6. This FPS/RTS hybrid mod features a commander for each team who builds the team's base and issues orders from an overhead view while everyone else plays from the traditional first person perspective. Teams must fight to control resource nodes to buy bigger and better vehicles and aircraft. It features many bug fixes and enhancements over 0.1 including a new commander interface with fog of war, new player models, increased stability, new dropship with vehicle capture and deploy ability, two new maps, and more. Read more for download links ...

'Midnight Nowhere' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 9:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a second demo for Saturn+'s horror adventure Midnight Nowhere. No specific details are available but it takes place in the hospital hallway and has contains full English voice-overs (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Ryzom' - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ryzom is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Online gaming aficionados will discover innovative game mechanisms, along with sumptuous graphics. Read more for new screens ...

'Star Wars Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the covert world of the Star Wars infantry for the first time and become a member of an elite Republic Special Operations unit in LucasArts new squad based first-person shooter, Star Wars Republic Commando. Set during the Clone Wars, between Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars Republic Commando will be released fall 2004 for the PC and Xbox. Read more for new screens ...

Get 'Starsiege: Tribes' and 'Tribes 2' For Free

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it will be distributing the videogames "Starsiege: Tribes" and "Tribes 2" for free on a special-edition DVD-ROM bundled with the newsstand edition of the June issue of Computer Gaming World magazine and online via FilePlanet.com. The giveaway is meant to celebrate the fourth-quarter release of Tribes: Vengeance, the next installment in the venerable Tribes franchise of PC action games.

'Suikoden IV' (PS2) Website Launched

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has updated the "teaser" website for its RPG title Suikoden IV and launched the official website. So far only 3 sections of the website are accessible and so far the site features game introduction, wallpapers, official trailer (English version) and developer interviews. Coming April 20th, Konami will open the preorder section and the remaining parts are "Coming Soon". Head on over to the official 'Suikoden IV' website to check out the goods ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check another big batch of new screens ...

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so this whopping 1 new screen will have to do for now ...

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' - SoundTrack Available

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A great surprise for the end of the week! If you are a tall into music, or games...or into both, then this will come as a special treat. The kind folks at Ion Storm have been gracious enough to release the official Deus Ex: Invisible War soundtrack in it's ENTIRETY via the official Deus Ex: Invisible War game site. If you haven't had a chance to sit down and have a proper listen to this bit of audio mastery, do yourself a favor and do so, it's not to be missed! Alexander Brandon & Todd Simmons of Ion Storm have scored a subtle masterpiece for Invisible War and now it's all yours for the enjoying. Just jump on the official Deus Ex: Invisible War game site into the Downloads section.

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Read more for some new screens & TV Commercial..

'Breed' Ships To Stores In North America

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already available in Europe for a little while, CDV Software Entertainment today announced that "BREED" for the PC is now available in stores. Developed by Brat Designs, "BREED" is a fast-paced action title featuring amazing visual effects.

'Manhunt' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. Check these new screens & 6 trailer clips...

'Resident Evil Outbreak File #2' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 (working title), for the PlayStation2. Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 unfolds further scenarios in the saga of eight average Raccoon City citizens in their desperate quest to escape the zombie infested town. The game supports both single player offline and up to four player network modes. REad more for details and the first ingame screens ...

'Call of Duty: United Offensive' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. confirmed officially today that gamers can enlist for a second tour of duty on the intense front lines of WWII with Call of Duty: United Offensive - the expansion pack to the highly acclaimed, #1 best-selling Call of Duty from Infinity Ward. Delivering a compelling, all-new single player campaign filled with new weapons, character abilities and other expanded features, Call of Duty: United Offensive also offers a robust multiplayer experience introducing new maps and modes of play. Read more for details and the first ingame screens ...

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) International Championship

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto enthusiasts, racing fans and gamers from around the world have been issued the challenge to “put the pedal to the metal” in an all-out online battle for racing supremacy. Microsoft today announced Project Gotham Racing 2’s first-ever international Xbox Live online video game tournament. Read more for details ...

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Gets Single Player Campaign

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Gollop brothers, creators of the X-Com series, have announced a single-player update for their squad-level turn-based strategy game Laser Squad Nemesis. Read more for details ...

'Astro Boy' (GBA/PS2) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that two upcoming titles, Astro Boy on PlayStation2 and Astro Boy: Omega Factor on Game Boy Advance, will ship in August 2004 rather than July.

'Star Chamber: Incursions' Announced

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nayantara Studios, a developer of innovative online games, announced today that Star Chamber: Incursions, the first expansion for its critically acclaimed sci-fi strategy game, Star Chamber, will be launched on June 28th.