'Sid Meier’s Pirates' - Details Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 26, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sid Meier’s Pirates! is among the most popular and loved titles in gaming history. Originally released in 1987, Pirates! received unprecedented critical acclaim for crossing multiple game genres to offer unique, unrivaled gameplay options. Pirates! set the industry standard for innovative game design with its unique blend of open-ended role-playing, real-time adventures and thrilling action sequences. Read more for details ...

'Massive Assault' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 26, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released the first update patch for their recent 3D strategy game Massive Assault. This update brings your retail gamer (only for ) to v1.0.190 and mainly addresses the game's Artificial Intelligence performance, 3 AI's difficulty levels have been implemented for all playing modes as well as game tweaks, bug fixes and graphics improvements. Read more for download links ...

'Etherlords 2' - Update Patch & Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 26, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Nival Interactive's RPG title, Etherlords II. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.03 and makes changes to the balance of spells and creature abilities, improves interface and combat mechanics as well as providing free camera to the adventure mode. etc.. The Etherlords II Map Editor is designed for creating and editing single-player missions. Maps created using the Editor can be freely distributed and uploaded to the Internet. All maps are fully compatible with various language versions of the game. Read more for details and download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 26, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Postal 2: Share the Pain' - Linux Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 25, 2003 @ 7:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the Linux version of the Postal 2 multiplayer addon Postal 2: Share the Pain has become available. Just as the windows version, this demo includes multiplayer gameplay featuring Gary Coleman, Rednecks and, of course, The Postal Dude. The demo features the Ponderous level in Snatch (CTF) mode, as well as Cemetary & Shantytown maps for the Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Grab modes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Worthplaying Wishes A 'Merry Christmas' To All!

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 7:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The entire Worthplaying staff would like to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to our readers all around the world. We hope everybody has a wonderful holiday, loads of good food, and a joyful time with friends & family. May Santa bring you all the games you wished for, but above all, stay safe! Our news coverage will not slow down, but the news itself might be lacking. If there is anything worthy of your attention, you can be sure to read it here ...

'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Philippine indie game developer Anino Entertainment has sent us a little Chrismas present by means of a demo for their recently released adventure/RPG game "Anito: Defend A Land Enraged." This demo features one of 2 playable character (Agila), has one of 5 towns (Villacredo), contains South Siliman forest, and the area outside Fort Ortañez and contains a tutorial and some of Agila's early quests (the quests may not be exactly like the full version, some were modified to fit the demo). Read more for download links ...

Tron 2.0 - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Buena Vista has released a new patch for Monolith's 3D cyberspace action game TRON 2.0. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.042 and adresses a rendering bug, some memory leaks, and makes some cosmetic changes to the user interface (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links.

'Sven Co-op' - Updated Half-life Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sven Co-op 3.0 is now available for download. Sporting over two hundred and fifty features and changes ranging from new physics and AI systems to the Improved Cockroach, 3.0 is the largest, most significant update in Sven Co-op's history. Read more for details and download links ...

'Beyond Divinity' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. By catering to all of these elements with equal levels of importance, Beyond Divinity will truly deliver a total RPG experience. Read more to check out 30+ new screens ...

'Pterodon' - Website Re-Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon has relauched its official website offering resources related to their projects, with a promiseand to update it weekly so everybody stays up-to-date. As little launch bonus they have included some new screenshots from the upcoming Vietcong expansion pack Vietcong: Fist Alpha. Head on over to the Pterodon website or read more to check out the screens...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Chrome' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A week after Strategy First released the North American patch for Techland's sci-fi first person shooter Chrome, the European version (valid for UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg) is now available as well. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1.3.0 and includes faster game performance, new multiplayer maps (Autobahn, Deadlock, Chillout, TreasureIsland2, Carbius, Skirmish, Battledust2 and Soilent2) and vehicles (ArmoBeatle Mark 4 & Speeder), anti-cheating protections, and various other improvements and bug fixes. Please note that previous single-player saved games will not be compatible with the new version. Read more for details and download links ...

'Steel Panthers: World At War' - Full Game Download

by Rainier on Dec. 24, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to continue its tradition of supporting Steel Panthers: World At War, an award-winning turn-based tactical wargame, now updated to version 8.0 and available as a free download. Steel Panthers: World At War 8.0 includes months of work on new detailed orders of battle, updated scenarios and campaigns, an improved AI opponent, stability improvements and a streamlined user-friendly installation process. Read more for download links ...

UPDATE : Matrix Games informned us that their initial version had a "problem", which has now been fixed, proper file (identifiable by being 80b) is now available.

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slated for release in Spring 2004 for the Xbox and the PC, Race Driver 2 will provide gamers the most diverse and thrilling range of motor sports ever seen in one game. Designed as the definitive racing experience, the game will feature complete head to head Xbox Live and PC online functionality. Read more for details ...

'Warcraft III' - Bonus Map Available

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Christmas present, Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Tower Defense"... Map info: "The most hardened criminals in the universe are held here, in a jail devised by those that would rather never see such vile creatures set free." This medium sized map allows 1 to 6 players. Go download it here!

Uber Fan Site Planet 'ThinkTanks' Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 6:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the launch of the new fan site for ThinkTanks, a game developed by BraveTree. The game is currently available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux on GarageGames.

'Hunting Unlimited 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment has released a new patch for SCS Software's Hunting Unlimited 2. This upgrade/enhancement pack brings your retail game to v1.2 and adds online tournament support, as well as all fixes/tweaks from EP1, so you only need this one to be upto date. Read more for download links ...

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Star Wars: Battlefront' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has not yet officially confirmed it but a few weeks ago Gamespot revealed it and today some first screens have trickled through. Star Wars: Battlefront, a Battlefield: 1942 style game set in the Star Wars universe is said to be in the works for PS2, Xbox as well as the PC. Read more for the first few screens ...