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'Darkfall' Presents A New Race 'The Orks Of Morak'

by Thomas on June 6, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The putrid swamplands of Morak are home to the orks, a barbarian race of fierce and dedicated warmongers. Orkish history is dominated by endless military campaigns, which have involved all other races and creatures within reach. For thousands of years, the orks have lived only for the glory of battle and the thrill of combat. You can read about the Orks of Morak here and you may look at Ork visuals in the Gallery..

'Will Rock' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An updated playable demo for Will Rock is now available, and contains a single-player level called The Tholos Temple as well as a multiplayer map called The Rotunda. You MUST have DX 9 installed and your video card MUST support hardware transform and lighting (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Freelancer' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released the first update patch for Digital Anvil's 3D space combat bringing your retail game to v1.1. This upgrade is primarily a server update addressing server stability and cheating. There are some client side fixes, the most important being a multiplayer ID generation issue. There is really no need to install the update unless you are running a server or are unable to play multiplayer because you can't get an ID. Read more for download links ...

$1,000,000 NVIDIA Make Something 'UNREAL' Contest

by Thomas on June 6, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games and Digital Extremes, co-creators of the award-winning Unreal game franchise, along with NVIDIA Corporation, Atari Inc, AMD, and Alias Wavefront today announced the kickoff of the "$1,000,000 NVIDIA Make Something Unreal" contest. The contest, backed by a grand prize worth US $400,000 and one of the largest overall contest prize purses in the video game industry, rewards and publicly recognizes talented individuals from around the world who can create the ultimate game and entertainment mods (a new game or add-on created with tools from the original title) based on the best-selling Unreal Tournament 2003 and upcoming Unreal Tournament 2004.

'Lost Kingdoms II' (NGC) Available At Retail

by Thomas on June 6, 2003 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc.'s Lost Kingdoms II, the sequel to the top-selling, critically acclaimed RPG title Lost Kingdoms, takes gamers on an all-new magical quest with its release exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. Set 200 years after the events of the original game, the title challenges players to uncover the origin of a new evil force that is threatening to destroy the Kingdom of Argwyll. Lost Kingdoms II is currently available at retail outlets for a suggested retail price of £39.99 and carries a 12+ PEGI rating.

'RtCW: Operation Resurrection' (PS2) Now Available At Retail

by Thomas on June 6, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. has announced that id Software's Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system is now available at retail outlets nationwide. The epic World War II adventure fuses heart-stopping action and frightening gameplay with the pursuit to topple the Third Reich's fiendish army of elite soldiers, zombies and genetically engineered super-soldiers. Developed by Raster Productions, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection carries a suggested retail price of £39.99 and is rated 15+ by the BBFC.

THQ & Lego Teams Up For GBA Titles

by Thomas on June 6, 2003 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that it will publish LEGO Interactive titles for the Game Boy Advance worldwide. THQ will be developing and publishing titles based on the LEGO universe, including Drome Racers and Bionicle. Drome Racers, the first title under the multi-title exclusive publishing agreement, is scheduled to ship later this month.

'The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon' Coming To Europe

by Thomas on June 6, 2003 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced a distribution deal with Bethesda Softworks to publish The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon – the second expansion of the RPG-of-the-Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – in European territories and Australia. Scheduled for release in June 2003, Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island of Solstheim where the Empire is establishing a new mining colony – a venture being threatened by the prophecy of the Bloodmoon and rumors of werewolves.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'TacOps' – Play The Wargame That Professionals Use!

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 11:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Australian Headquarters Training Command Army (HQTC-A) has now formally accepted TacOps 4 as meeting contract requirements for an Australian/New Zealand version of TacOps under the working title of "TacOps ANZAC (v4& v5)". This version is now available for issue to all members of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces. The final ANZAC version v5 will likely include enhancements that are under concurrent development for the v5 retail edition of TacOps and for the official US Marine Corps v5 edition "TacOpsMC". The v5 retail edition of TacOps will be available later this year only from Battlefront.com, and will not be available in stores.

Mythic Entertainment Teams Up With iGames

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 11:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of Dark Age of Camelot, has joined forces with iGames, an association of game centers which works on behalf of independent and franchised game centers to organize promotions and to bring games and hardware into local enters. The two companies plan to collaborate on a series of online events to be held at iGames' member locations.

'Star Trek: Elite Force II' - Multiplayer & Intro Movie

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released two new movies from Ritual and Activision's upcoming first person shooter Star Trek: Elite Force II. One shows the game's intro movie while the other features multiplayer gameplay (thanks HomeLan). Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. A few new screens trickled in, check them out ..

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these 12 new screens ..

'Heaven And Hell' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1500 B.C.: four different peoples in a biblical land are waiting to be converted. The gamer is working with a God-simulator and has to convert the inhabitants to the good or the evil side. For this purpose, each side has seven prophets at their disposal, as well as an amount of wonders and plagues (lightning, flood, grasshopper ...) A few weeks ago we had the German demo, now CDV has released the English version. The demo sports a tutorial as well as 1 game mission playable in three different difficulty settings. Read more for download links ...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the new screens ...

'Blupimania 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Blupimania 2' is a real brain-crusher. In this original puzzle game, you have to solve different kinds of puzzles. Some are easy, but don't be fooled, some are really hard. Blupi, the little round yellow fellow climbs onto a really high tower. Each floor is a game level with a puzzle that has to be solved. You must help Blupi find his balloon. As soon as he grabs it he flies up to the next floor, where a new puzzle is waiting... Check out the demo, letting you check out 16 of 80 puzzles in the final product. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 11:58 a.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 :

  • Metallica: The Game - Teaser Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer
  • World Of Warcraft - GamePlay Trailer
  • IndyCar Series - Tracks Trailer
  • Shade: Wrath Of Angels - E3 Trailer


  • Read more for download links ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out the first screens!

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action. In case you didnt have enough with last weeks load, check the new batch of screens ...