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'Close Combat: First to Fight & 'Red Phoenix' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gathering and Destineer Publishing Corp., today announced the next two titles in the Close Combat series; Close Combat: First to Fight and Close Combat: Red Phoenix, Xbox, PC, and Macintosh systems. Read more for details and the first screenshot...

'Battle For Troy' - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paris, King of Troy, has stolen the heart and soul of Helen, Queen of Sparta. Feel the wrath and fury of a king betrayed as Menelaus rages to return his queen. Now two great legions stand poised on the brink of war. May the Gods be with you as you choose sides in an alliance that will soon drown the city of Troy in a sea of blood, all for the love of a woman. Read more for a few low res screens ...

Larian Studios Reveals New Project 'CaRPG' - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Have you ever wondered what an RPG would look like when bringing it to the street? Well, here's your chance. In “CaRPG” you are a Cyrborg: half man, half car. During your dangerous journey through Mutant infested cities, you'll have to face uncountable adventures entangling your Cyrborg in the city’s intrigues, adrenalin-pumping car chases, challenging fights and all the cool features of an RPG. While being hunted by the various villains of a post-nuclear future, your goal is simple: to survive! About 12 different Alien races with simulated culture and complete daytime rhythm will make that very hard...

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.11 and adds additional convenience functionality to the game, which displays the number of existing buildings and buildings being build in the tool-tips of the selected buildings. It also patches a few issues appearing with the previous patch regarding bindstones and hot-swapping heroes. Lastly some quest bugs were fixed. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Def Jam Vendetta II' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is again partnering with urban music and lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam to bring gamers Def Jam Vendetta II, the ultimate hip-hop-fueled fighting video game. Currently in development under the EA GAMES brand, Def Jam Vendetta II features more than 70 characters, including more than 35 of the most renowned artists and personalities in hip-hop today, including Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra and many more. Read more for details & screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Marine Sharpshooter 2 - Trailer
  • War Times - Trailer
  • Shadow Ops: Red Mercury - Trailer
  • EUFA Euro 2004 - Trailer


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

'RuneScape 2' Launches - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jagex today announced that the completely upgraded version of its online adventure game RuneScape has gone live and can now be played by all new and existing players at www.runescape.com. Read more for details & screens ...

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Civilizations III: Conquests' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 9:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for the latest installment in Sid Meiers strategy franchise Civilizations III: Conquests. This upgrade (suitable for the English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French versions of the game) brings your retail game to v1.20 and implements a bunch of changes and bug fixes, old save games are incompatible with the new version (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

Valve Announces April Cyber Café Promotion

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During the month of April 2004, Valve is extending a special offer to Cyber Cafes. During this time, a 12-month cyber café license for Valve's games is being offered at a savings of 33%. The license includes all of Valve's available Steam content, including Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress Classic, and more. Licensed Cyber Café's also receive product key protection, promotional materials, tournament licenses, and priority access to Valve support. This offer ends at 11:59 pm PST on April 30, 2004, is subject to change and is not available in every territory. For more information, please email cafe@valvesoftware.com.

'Strength and Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In India, Emperor Asoka Maurya has embarked on a non-violent campaign to bring prosperity to his people and promote Buddhist philosophy. In China, the king of Qin struggles to unite the seven kingdoms and stave off invasions by Hun tribes. To the west, a fledgling Rome battles with Carthage for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Egypt and Seleucid Persia wrestle to control Syria and the Near East. Choose your side and lead your empire to Strength and Honor! Check out the new batch of screens ...

UFC: Sudden Impact (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFC: Sudden Impact brings real fighting to the "Ultimate" fans! Experience the full contact intensity found only in the Octagon. Create the Ultimate Fighter, train him to be a master and brawl your way through five different modes of play including the fan favorite Tournament Mode and an all-new, enhanced Story Mode. Read more for some new screens ...

New Developer 'Union Entertainment' Comes To Life

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Film and Video Game production company Union Entertainment announced today the procurement of development financing for the company’s video game division. Backed by Korean software company Digital Tetra, the fund provides $1.2 million for Union to develop new games to a playable demo level before shopping the titles to game publishers. The deal was brokered by Clemensen Capital.

'EverQuest II' Gets Voice-overs - Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced that EverQuest II will be the first MMO game to feature voiceover for in-game Non-Player Characters (NPCs). The voiceover will be comprised of more than 130 hours of dialog and approximately 1.5 million words (the equivalent of more than 65 feature films worth of content). The addition of voiceover to the game adds a new dimension of realism to the MMO genre that is unmatched by the current generation of titles. Read more for details & new trailer filled with speech...

'Hostile Intent' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.2 and has a slew of bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'War Times' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a patch for Legend Studios' 3D RTS War Times. This upgrade will bring your retail game to v1.01. and fixes a bug with AI players in multiplayer games on the server, rebalances some unit stats and improves LAN play. Read more for download links ...

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'KOF: Maximum Impact' will feature the most popular KOF characters such as Terry Bogard and Kyo Kusanagi all rendered in 3D. The game will also feature several brand new characters to the franchise and a wide assortment of detailed battlegrounds and fighting maneuvers. Check out the freshly launched KOF: Maximum Impact website or read more for new screens ...

'War Times' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Legend Studios announced today that War Times has shipped to retail stores nationwide. War Times is a World War II real-time strategy game that gives players the opportunity to fight some of history’s most prolific battles as the country of their choice: the USA, England, the Soviet Union or Germany. War Times has a SRP of $39.99 and has been rated T for Teen.

'Van Helsing' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced that "Van Helsing", based on the highly-anticipated film from Universal Pictures, is also coming to the GBA. Van Helsing, the new epic action-adventure film from writer-director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), draws inspiration from the studio’s classic horror properties and introduces Van Helsing, Bram Stoker’s fabled monster hunter, who is summoned to a distant Eastern European land on a quest to vanquish evil.