Merry Christmas from the Worthplaying Staff!

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We at Worthplaying wish all our readers, fans and outer space visitors a very Merry Christmas. Hope Santa brought all the games you wished for, and may the coming year be merry for everybody! It's been a long year with loads of goodies, and we have PLENTY more in store for you in the coming year. Thank you for sticking around, spread the word, and let's make things even better! News will be few, as you have undoubtedly noticed, but we will do our best to round up whatever we can find. Our new/faster/bigger and better link deal is secured, and we should hopefully be seeing the results in a few days! In the meantime, Njoy the Holidays!

'Kingdom Under Fire : The Crusaders' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2002 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire : The Crusaders is thrilling real-time strategy game that virtually places you in the epic battlefield of a fantasy world achieved by the epochal graphic power of Xbox. Remember the gigantic scale war-scene at the beginning of the movie, "The Lord of the Rings" and "Gladiators"? Ever wished you could be part of this battle for the destiny of the world? Ever wished you could take the control of the army and decide the outcome of this battle? The Crusaders delivers this dream of all RTS, action and fantasy fans (thanks FilePlanet). Check out the action packed KUF : The Crusaders trailer, its worth the download!

'Highland Warrior' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2002 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Highland Warriors is the epic story of bloody feuds, Scottish patriotism and English Invaders begins with the original founding of Scotland around 850 AD and peaks with the fight for independence during the 13th / 14th century. Play as one of three Scottish clans or risk your life for the British Crown in 35 historically founded missions. Highland Warriors also supports up to eight players through the Internet or LAN. As Christmas gift, Soft Enterprises and Data Becker have released an updated demo for their upcoming 3D real-time strategy game Highland Warriors. This demo includes two single player missions from the Mackay and Cameron clans.

C&C: Yuri's Revenge - Map Pack 5 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 8:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood Studios has released the fifth and final map pack for Yuri's Revenge, adding not the usual pair but five new maps to their Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 expansion. The five multiplayer maps are titled Deep Freeze, Spirit of Mojo One, Monster Movie, River Rampage, and Sink or Swim (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and links where to download ...

'Summoner: A Goddess Reborn' (NGC) - Character Art

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On a storm-swept ship, the adventure begins.You are the Queen of Halassar. Thousands have fought and died for you. Millions adore you as the “goddess reborn.” Your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets. You are the savior of all creation. But your enemies are strong. The King of Galdyr wants you dead. Sinister factions plot your downfall. The armies of Urath march on your borders. Below Munari City, the mysterious Unseen weave a dark conspiracy. And now one of your own has betrayed you. A thief robs your inner sanctum. Intrigue lures you to the Midnight Sea. In a howling tempest, your destiny begins to unfold.

'World Racing' (XB) Moved To Feb 28th - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Racing is an action-packed, 3D racing-simulation game for next-generation consoles and PC. The game is a virtual driving experience of the current range of Mercedes-Benz cars, vintage models, plus racing-cars and prototypes, some encountered for the first time, others in brand new quality... Good to see TDK aren't slacking on Christmas Eve - they've moved World Racing Xbox to Feb 28th. Here you have 36 new screenshots to arrange under the tree.. Merry Christmas !

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Thunder Pack Platinum' Download Version Released - Demo Available

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today that Thunder Pack Platinum is now available in two formats, an electronic download version or a CD Jewel Case version. We also have a demo available, so read more for details and links where to download the demo.

Tactical Ops Aimit X-mas Mappack

by Thomas on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AIM-IT mapping team just released a new X-mas mappack for Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror.. This new mappack is 106 MB to grab and includes 20 maps plus Singleplayer Mod and TOMA Monster-Attack Mutator.. Click here for all download mirrors!

'Def Jam Vendetta' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam VENDETTA marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and will fully integrate a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks. Each artist has contributed one original introduction and victory sequence incorporating their own voice and motion. Artists participating in the game include DMX, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, NORE, Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Capone, Keith Murray and WC. The game also features Def Jam songstress Christina Milian and the world famous DJ Funkmaster Flex. Today we scored a new trailer showing off some voice production footage mixed with in game action!

'Bandits : Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BANDITS – Phoenix Rising (BANDITS) is a Mad Max-style action game for the PC, immersing gamers in a desert world of battle cars and desperadoes. In BANDITS, players control a cannon-mounted combat car blasting a multitude of enemies and cargo trucks while defending their gang and seeking glory. Gamers will encounter more than 22 missions in a variety of terrains ranging from car duels, train robberies and storming of trade outposts to battling it out with hordes of heavily armed enemies. Bandits is getting distributed by TriSinergy in North America, expect it Q1 2003. Check out our new batch of screens ...

'BloodRayne' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BloodRayne is a supernatural hybrid of human female and vampire who has been bred to eliminate global threats. The top threat is a group of proto-Nazis who are preparing to terrorize the world by unleashing horrific creatures. Today we scored a new batch of bloodthirsty screens, check em out!

'HotWheels: Bash Arena' (PC CD/DVD) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot Wheels Bash Arena for PC challenges players to dodge and crash into opponents with performance-varied Hot Wheels cars in a last car standing, interactive demolition derby-style competition. The game features 20 authentic Hot Wheels cars to unlock and control in eight dynamic multi-level arenas full of hazards. Vehicles will gather real-time damage while in competition, and can use more than 20 offensive and defensive power-ups to restore their condition. As players advance through the Bash Arena championship, they work their way toward the ultimate goal of induction into the Hot Wheels Bash Arena “Hall of Fame.” The game also features a multi-player option for up to four players to compete online... Read more to check out some screens!

'Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome' - New Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The multiplayer-focused expansion pack Battlefield 1942:The Road to Rome will give players more of what they have grown accustomed to with the original Battlefield 1942 title, including more maps, more vehicles, more weapons and more fighting forces... Check out our new screens below!

'Vietcong' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2002 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon and Illusion Softworks have issued a patch for the recent multiplayer demo of Vietcong, their upcoming team-based tactical shooter. The patch offers over two dozen gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, and other changes as detailed in the accompanying patch info, but brings the game to version 0.97 which is not compatible with the original v0.96 demo.

'Armobiles' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in 2009 Armobiles places player in role of cadet of elite Armobile Squad – special military unit dealing with risky and hazardous missions involving specialized means of transportation. Players are pit against each other in high-speed racing scenarios. With multiple carefully balanced weapons and six different modes Armobiles gives unique experience for all combat racing fans. Earlier today we had some new screens, now we have the demo available for you to give it a test drive. This demo includes 2 cars and 3 missions. Read more for links where to get it ...

'Pacific Warriors II' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

InterActive Vision announced the development of Pacific Warriors II, the follow-up to its World War II air combat action PC game (aka in North America as Beyond Pearl Harbor: Pacific Warriors). Pacific Warriors II will offer the same instant-action gameplay formula that the first game offered, along with the ability to play as either the US or the Japanese. Other new features include a pilot 1st person view in addition to the external 3rd person views, a choice of plane before each mission, accurate weapons and mission themes, animated ground troops and vehicles, American and Japanese-style in-game commentary and much more. ValuSoft will publish the game in the US. The game is scheduled for gold status in August 2003 (thanks gamespydaily).

America's Army: Operations - Update Patch Available NOW

by Thomas on Dec. 23, 2002 @ 8:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

I saw on 3Gamers that there is a new update for America's Army: Operations. This version bring's this team-based tactical shooter by the U.S. Army to version 1.5.0 and adds the Weapons Cache SE (Special Edition) map, parental controls, new Opfor voices, other gameplay tweaks, and a couple of bug fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to get it ...

THQ Announces Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit

by Thomas on Dec. 23, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that agreement in principle has been reached to settle the class action lawsuit first filed against the Company in February 2000. The settlement remains subject to negotiation of a final written agreement between THQ and the plaintiffs, as well as court approval.

'Armobiles' Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 23, 2002 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Game developer, Ganymede Technologies, has announced its latest title – frantic car based combat game Armobiles that offers unprecedented action packed gameplay that mix the adrenaline rush of racing with the challenge of great driving skills.