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'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' Goes GOLD!

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 11:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC.IGN let us know that Commandos 3: Destination Berlin from Eidos has received gold status and is heading to production. While this applies to both the German and English versions of the game, the only shipping date confirmed is for Germany, where the game is set to ship October 24.

Halo - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Dedicated Server 1.02 has been released; it adds the ability to run multiple instances of the server on a single machine, and enables RCON functionality (you can remotely control the server, without needing direct access to the machine). Gearbox and Bungie are making this available tonight, so that folks running dedicated servers can be prepared when the client patch goes live, DO NOT INSTALL THIS YET, nobody will be able to play on your server. Simply get it to your server tonight, so that you're ready when the switchover occurs tomorrow. The mapfiles are not included, they will be released tomorrow, for those who don't already have them.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 8:17 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • War Of The Ring - Good & Evil Trailer
  • Total Club Manager 2004 - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Korea: Forgotten Conflict - Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer - Trailer


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

'The Hobbit' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has released a demo for their upcoming action/adventure title The Hobbit. In cooperation with McDonalds they are releasing 3 separate demo's (only available in North California, Portland, Eugene & Medford OR) but we managed to bribe Ronald with some extra cheeze burgers and for your convenience we merged all of them into one. This is the complete demo, all 3 parts of it! Read more for download links ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after the demo, Cinemaware/Capcom sends word that they have released the first patch for their recently released 3D action strategy Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses 3 minor bugs. Read more for details and download links ...

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/Xb) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save the scattered remnants of the human race. Life is hard, mutation is rampant and the closet thing to law and order is the fusion-powered pistol that you carry on your hip. Read more for some juicy & exclusive screens, wallpapers and some new trailers ...

'Robin Hood: Defender Of The Crown' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a long exclusivity period, Cinemaware has finally released the demo for their 3D action strategy remake "Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown". This is a limited DEMO version which covers the introductory part of the game, the player can play the entire Sherwood Forest sequence and try to defeat the Sheriff. It ends once you open up to England.. Read more for download links ...

'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Viewtiful Joe for the GameCube. An all-new concept in video games, Viewtiful Joe blends the latest cel-shaded graphic advancements with classic side-scrolling action gameplay tointroduce the world’s quirkiest action superhero, Joe! Viewtiful Joe redefines the action genre by mixing innovative “viewpoint” fighting and amazing cartoon-noir environments, resulting in a visual experience unlike any other.

'Storm Angel' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loaded Studio is working on a new upcoming fast-paced action game Storm Angel. It combines the latest 3D visual effects with the classic side-scrolling shoot'em up formula. Storm Angel is a very fast-paced action game with 13 full-action packed level. The player will have to take control of the Storm Angel, an attack and defense ship ,which can support 10 different weapons with 7 levels of power. Read more for some screens ...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SĂ–LDNER - Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check some awesome screens ...

'Breakdown' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exclusive to Xbox, Breakdown is a sci-fi thriller that combines the best elements of shooters and fighters in a first-person action/adventure game. The game's intense storyline is told through high-quality real time rendered graphics that bring an unprecedented level of realism to the player. The game features fierce weapon-based first-person shooter combat, challenging puzzles to solve, surreal dream sequences, advanced AI, and massive detailed environments for exploration. Read more for some new screens ...

ESPN Videogames Reveals 'Online League Experience' For PS2

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced details of the ESPN Videogames Online Leagues for PlayStation 2 gamers who eagerly await the company's sports game lineup for the 2003-04 season. ESPN Videogames Online Leagues invite ESPN NFL Football, ESPN NBA Basketball, and ESPN College Hoops players to create and manage their own leagues with other sports gamers across the country. The leagues are now accessible at the ESPN Videgames' website by clicking on the 'PS2 Online Gaming' link. This feature can be accessed through any PC with an Internet connection.

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps fis a real-time tactical game boasting single and multiplayer modes, Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps immerses you into the explosive campaigns that took place in North Africa during World War II. Set across two campaigns and twenty missions, you take the role of either friend or foe as you follow the fascinating destinies of an English and a German hero who were once friends and who are now constrained to fight each other in this “war without hate” (thanks Gamestar). Read more for some new screens ...

'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Specnaz is a first person shooter from Byte Software, and it's built on the outdoor 3D engine (Amoeba), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons. Specnaz: Project Wolf is a shortcut of the military name called SPECIALNOGO NAZNACENIYA, which means SPECIAL FORCES.. Check out 3 new screens!

Hungary, Slovenia & Romania To Receive Buka's Titles Soon

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has signed a software licensing agreement with The SeVeN M Group. This agreement includes three games of different genres:

  • Battle Mages RTS/RPG elements
  • Fair Strike helicopter action/sim
  • Steamland RTS

'DemiKids: Light and Dark' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today that "DemiKids: Light and Dark Versions" for the Game Boy Advance, an offshoot of the insanely popular Shin Megami Tensei series in Japan has shipped to retailers nationwide..

Play Inside The World Of Hakuna Matata With 'Disney's The Lion King 1 1/2'

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Timon, Pumbaa and Simba in the greatest Disney's The Lion King adventures yet. Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., today announced the availability of "Disney's The Lion King 1 1/2" for Game Boy Advance and "Disney's The Lion King PC Game Collection" in retail stores nationwide. Created with the same spirited fun and humor as the cherished films, both titles will capture kids' hearts as they journey through the many awaiting challenges, activities and surprises. With the Game Boy Advance title, kids also get to view exclusive film clips for The Walt Disney Company's upcoming film, "Disney's The Lion King 1 1/2: Hakuna Matata," coming to DVD and video in February 2004.

'Need for Speed Underground' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out them shiny screens!

'Pax Romana' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed by the creators of Europa Universalis, Pax Romana is based in ancient Rome and features both strategic and political gameplay. The strategic aspect is very much a battle of cunning and well-planned field tactics, whereas the political side involves the manipulation of senators and generals alike, as politicians seek to gain military and financial power. Wannabe politicians can even assume the role of characters such as Caesar, Pompey or Crassus and lead their factions into 40 different political and battle scenarios.