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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 9:35 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 :

  • Xpand Rally - Trailer


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

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

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Republic Commando will present a dramatic military-style action experience from the point-of-view of an elite squad member of a Republic Special Operations unit. Players will step into the role of a Commando performing precision operations deep behind enemy lines in this brutally realistic Star Wars combat experience. Star Wars: Republic Commando is scheduled for release in 2004, in the meantime check these new screens ...

Sony Online Announces 'Everquest' Engine Update

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment has exciting news for all EverQuest players. As the world of Norrath evolves and expands, so too does the technology powering EverQuest. Sony Online Entertainment is making significant upgrades to the EverQuest engine which will allow SOE to provide players with the great game, but on a much more stable and efficient platform. SOE anticipates patching in the new engine sometime during the next month or two.

'Perimeter' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. The gamer has three powers at his or her disposal: The first is terraforming. The second is being able to surround areas of land with an impenetrable force barrier generated by special perimeter units. The third power is being able to carry out military operations with the help of ground and air forces.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Monster Garage: The Game' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the hit Discovery Channel television series of the same name, "Monster Garage The Game" puts players on show host Jesse James' monster team and charges them with creating a custom machine in seven days, for $3000 or less.

'Toy Strikers' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today announced Toy Strikers, the third of NCsoft-developed games following Lineage and Lineage II. The game maker has been developing Toy Strikers over the past year. Unlike its two predecessors Lineage and Lineage II, both of which are MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), Toy Strikers is a massively multiplayer shooting game, and the first product for casual gamers developed by NCsoft.

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Return from Darkness brings the acclaimed Tenchu stealth ninja series to the Xbox, delivering the most realistic ninja action-adventure game ever. Based on Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven for the PS2, Tenchu: Return from Darkness offers several new enhancements including two exclusive single-player maps, improved gameplay balance with re-tuned enemy intelligence and new enemy placement, a user-interactive training mode and Xbox Live featuring two player online co-op and versus action. Read more for some new screens ...

Jowood Financial Results Reveal 'StarGate SG1' Game

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG has completed it’s turnaround following difficulties during the business year 2002. The positive result for 2003 confirms the company’s successful restructuring and repositioning The preliminary EBIT increased to EUR 7 million (2002: EUR –42.8 million). The preliminary group result after minorities increased to EUR 3.7 million (2002: EUR –28.6 million). JoWooD has, thus, managed to achieve a sustainable profitability increase through a successful strategic and structural reorganization of the company.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Mythology & AoM: The Titans - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 11:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ensemble Studios has released a new patch for their 3D RTS AoM (v1.09), as well as The Titans expansion pack (v1.02). The AoM version adresses some exploits and cheat fixes while the Titans patch adresses some additional bug fixes and game balance tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. The PS2 version features exclusive content (single- and multi-player missions) and a very cool split screen feature for 2-player, offline cooperative gameplay. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004, in the meantime, check the new screens and in game footage trailer ...

'Uru Live' Is No More Alive

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft manager Rand Miller has announced that the multiplayer portion of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is no more. "Even with all of the time, money, resources, code, people, sweat, and heart that were poured into Uru Live, we needed a certain number of subscribers to pay the bills. We didn't get there. Uru Live is innovative and unique; its online universe is one of the most beautiful and complex ever built, anywhere. The idea of ongoing content was dramatic and forward-looking, but it required a substantial continuing effort to sustain. We were just not able to sign up the number of subscribers (even for free) necessary to pay for that effort." Cyan Worlds plans to release new content for the singleplayer part of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst somewhere in March 2004, the first expansion "To D'ni", will be free.

'Golden Land: Cold Heaven' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian developer Burut has announced that they started working on the "GoldenLand :Cold Heaven" localization (means translating for non-Russian distribution). While the original game is not even available in English speaking territory, the addon has already gone gold in Russia and is expected to appear in stores soon. Rumor has it that both titles might ship at the same time (maybe as a package deal?) in English speaking territories. Read more to check out two new screens ...

'The Stalin Subway' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian publisher Buka has revealed the first details of their new upcoming FPS 'The Stalin Subway' (under development at G5 Software, previously known for Fair Strike, Red Shark). The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths... Read more for details and early screens...

'Need for Speed Underground' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released another patch for Black Box's street racing game Need For Speed Underground. This update #4 (Euro/US editions available) will correct the black screen NOS effect with certain video settings. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce' - Patch Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood has announced a new Spellforce patch is expected to go online by the end of this week, containing –apart from the usual bugfixes- substantial additions and changes that are mainly following requests by the community. There will be an additional difficulty level for experienced gamers, item sort functionality and improved hero equipment management. On top of this, we have added over 30 new bindstones to the game, making travel that much quicker and easier. With these changes SpellForce will remain a challenge even for experienced gamers. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ballerium' - Beta Test Plans

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majorem Ltd. and Sanctum Entertainment, a producer/publisher of innovative entertainment software, today officially announced the anticipated Beta launch of the upcoming massively multiplayer real-time strategy game 'Ballerium'. The Beta will be closed for up to 5,000 players to subscribe to the fully 3D Massively Multiplayer game. Sanctum Entertainment is said to launch the game's closed Beta while displaying it on TGS, February 6-9 2004

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released a new patch for BioWare's sci-fi 3D RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 (contains the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish editions all in one) and adds control options, GUI features, 1280x1024 res support, and the usual gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, etc (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Panzers developer Achim Heidelauf has updated his website, read more to check the new screens...