'Cycling Manager 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The greatest cycling races entirely rendered in 3D: 180 stages, over 27,000kms. CM2 lets you take control of one of the 60 professional teams and allows you to participate in the most important international races. As a manger you must get the best from your team and CM2 is feature packed with management options; manage your roster, negotiate all contracts, set up racing strategies and. Of course, manage in real time the group and individual strategies of your riders during the races. Cyanide Studios has just released another patch for Cycling Manager 2 upgrading your retail game to v2.2. The update adresses a few bugs and database changes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Apocalyptica' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the future where Earth is little more than a burnt cinder, players must battle their way through a series of arenas in fights to the death with CPU or human opponents. Viewed in the third person, players have access to a wealth of armaments and must use cunning, stealth and high velocity weapons to defeat the increasingly tough opponents. Projectile, handheld weaponry and spell-casting are used to progress, resulting in incredible melees as Apocalyptica draws the player further in.

'Purge Online' - Updated Demo/Patch & Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creators of Future versus Fantasy (FvF), Freeform Interactive LLC comes the Purge Demo. Purge is an online-only, hybrid FPS/RPG using highly modified Lithtech Talon Engine technology. In a market of shooter clones, Purge is one of the most original and unique games released in the last few years. Purge allows players to build custom characters: choosing from 7 player attributes, 8 science-fiction and fantasy classes, 32 weapons, and 24 skills. Also, Purge has fully realized non-combat roles where players can succeed without ever directly fighting. The updated Purge Demo includes the map Riley's Gap and weights in at 77MB, or there is a small update patch to apply to the previous version. We also have an upgrade patch for the retail version, which should be in stores today, as well as a mod tool so the die hard fans can create their own maps ...

'Devastation' - Update Patch Fix List

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment let us know that they hope to finish the promised update patch for their recently released FPS Devastation by Monday. Below is a list of things that will be included in the upcoming patch for Devastation. You will be autonotified when you go online that the patch is available, and it will be an easy install process that the system will do for you. A lot of this is MP related, but weapon sound changes and other things are SP too. The filters for the MP browsers is something that is desperately needed. Read more for details on what to expect in the patch.

'Mistmare' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we had an updated Mistmare demo/patch and once again Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released an update to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.302 (thanks Bluesnews). The update adds an invert y-mouse setting, a cross-hair cursor, a toggle camera-control / free cursor (for selecting objects) via middle mouse button, and auto camera switching from FP view in combat mode. Read more for download links ..

'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Some new screens taken from our beta build!

'Dragon Empires' Site Update

by Thomas on March 29, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has updated the official site for their upcoming MMORPG title, Dragon Empires, with a new dev diary "Rob Adams first dev diary", new screenshots and beta sign up information update..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New Tribes Game To Be Announced April 24th

by Thomas on March 29, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TribalWar.com just received following information from Adam Kahn @ Sierra:

We will be announcing the next Tribes game on April 24th at a press event (for all of Vivendi Universal Games) in Los Angeles.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Enter The Matrix (Infogrames)
  • Wolverine's Revenge 1 (Activision)
  • Wolverine's Revenge 2 (Activision)
  • Ryzom (Wanadoo)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Horizons' - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Horizons" takes place within the world of Istaria -- filled with cities and towns, castles and strongholds, villages and mystical structures, in environments ranging from tropical jungle and arctic tundra to windswept plains and mountainous wilderness. Whether adventuring by themselves or questing with a group of friends, players are free to choose their own path and encouraged to create their own stories. Fierce warriors, arcane spell casters and challenging combat will rule the frontier lands, but skilled craftspeople will play an absolutely critical role in overall character and world development. Yesterday we announced Atari picked up the game, today we got a fresh batch of screens.. Njoy!

'Splinter Cell' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all. When two CIA agents mysteriously vanish in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the NSA's secret sub agency, Third Echelon, deploys Sam Fisher-its most capable splinter cell operative-to recover them. Fisher soon uncovers a deeper conspiracy: a plot that threatens to destabilize the world order and spark nuclear conflict.

'Airport Tycoon 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 2 will allow players to oversee every aspect of building and operating a full-scale international airport. Players begin the game by choosing a site to build their airport from over 25 diverse locations across the globe. the demo offers player the ability to build a major Airport in Tokyo for 1 full game-year. It will provide players with 2 complete technology levels, allowing them to build various buildings, such as 3 unique terminals, various support and cargo structures, a fire-station, a 2000m runway and more (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. Sports Interactive has just released a patch for the retail version of their recently released Championship Manager 4. The 'Enhancement Pack 1' contains an massive amount of bug fixes, tweaks, additions etc. and according to SIGames does "not contain any database updates". Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Furious Karting' (Xbox) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warning! Helmets are NOT included. Atari today sent gamers on a wild ride with the release of "Furious Karting" available exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Paris-based Babylon Software, "Furious Karting" is an extreme go-kart racing game soaked in attitude and hard-wired with pure adrenaline.

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we had an updated Mistmare demo and now Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released an update to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.301 (thanks Bluesnews). They describe this as the "First version of the demo with improved keyboard controls" after yesterday's version (story) that added those now-improved controls. There's also a new version of the full demo for download, along with word to expect more updates going forward: "The movability is much better, you may (experience) some problems in Greece. We are still working on (path finding) files, so more (improvements) still to come." Read more for download links ..

'Shadow of the Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Sun is a story based first person action adventure game set in an alternate universe. The player takes the role of a once powerful vampire who has been incarcerated for hundreds of years by the Vampire council. Visited by a haunting vision of a beautiful woman pleading for help he must escape the confines of his prison and set out on a quest which will lead him on a path of love and revenge. Read more for details and screens ...

'Dead Man's Hand' (Xbox) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing all of the drama and fast-paced action of the Old West exclusively to the Xbox this Fall with Dead Man's Hand, a first person shooter chock full of gun fights and dripping in frontier lore. In development by Human Head studios, the creators of Rune, Dead Man's Hand uses the latest Unreal technology from Epic Games to provide amazing graphical performance, non-stop action and enhanced multiplayer capabilities through Xbox Live!

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to take the Commandos on their most deadly mission yet as you venture deeper into enemy territory in the upcoming Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin is the third instalment in Pyro's legendary tactical strategy series, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. The game will be released on PC in summer 2003. Read more for features & screens

'Blitzkrieg' - New Free MP Map Pack

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The German Blitzkrieg Website is now offering a new map pack for Blitzkrieg "World War II real-time strategy game". This new map pack includes 12 new multiplayer maps and is 17MB to grab! Grab it here!