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'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' Developer Revealed ?

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the demise of 3DO a while ago the future of the Geroes Of Might & Magic was uncertain until Ubisoft outbid other publishers a few months later. With the additional closing of long time developer New World Computing, it has been very quiet on the who and when we can expect the next installment (which would mean the fith episode). Heroes fan site Heroic Corner claims to have received confirmation from 2 independent sources that Silent Storm & Etherlords developer Nival Interactive might be the chosen one. Since most of Nival Interactive's titles have been strategy based it might very well be possible that they have been tagged by Ubisoft to work on 'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' (thanks Gamers.nl).

'UFO: Alien Invasion' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A demo UFO: Alien Invasion has been released, allowing you to try out this community project inspired by the X-Com series, using a heavily modified Quake 2 engine. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. Read more for details & download links ...

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 2:44 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. Check out some new powers and new screens ...

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Heart to Heart"... Map info: "An Orc warrior died here while protecting the woman he loved. Both their names have been forgotten, but the powerful magic of his sacrifice reshaped the land into a lasting tribute to her. This is a small map and the suggested no. of players is 1v1 or 2v2. It is based on the "Lordaeron Summer" tileset. Go download it here!

'Project Freedom' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The genesis of that game comes from developed in our company P2.The game morphed it’s genre to action space game and the official name of game is "Project Freedom". Becoming pilot of latest space fighter your task is to infiltrate enemy moves and fulfill missions given by generals of your army in the second cold war crisis in late 21st century. The action take place in our solar system and promise to deliver realistic environment across Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Io - the Jupiter's moon and planetoid Ida. The game features never seen break through graphics and solid, 100% adrenaline pumping gameplay.

'Sacred' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a German demo for Ascaron's upcoming RPG Sacred. The demo lets try out 13 quests in the World Of Ancaria, playable with either Seraphim character or the Gladiator (thanks Blues). An English demo is expected in the next week or so, but for the Diablo hungry, this will do in the meantime. Read more for download links...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens ...

'Hitman Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos lets us know that they have launched the official website for Io Interactive's action sequel Hitman Contracts. The site gives you an overview of the game, information about the locations, characters and weapons featured in the game as well as some low res screenshots. In April of 2004 across North America, the contract is out, whether it's PS2, Xbox or PC, you'll have to sign on the dotted line...

'Purge Jihad' - Updated Trial & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge Jihad 2.0.2 fixes a security flaw and map-related vision modes problems. It also modifies many weapons, skills, and prayers based on player requests.Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Using ESD (Electronic Software Distribution), Purge Jihad is offered in both a free (unregistered) and paid (registered) mode. The free, unregistered trial includes the full game without any time limits but is simply limited to 4 classes. Registered players will have access to all 8 classes.

'Star Wars Republic Commando' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the covert world of the Star Wars infantry for the first time and become a member of an elite Republic Special Operations unit in LucasArts new squad based first-person shooter, Star Wars Republic Commando. Set during the Clone Wars, between Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars Republic Commando will be released fall 2004 for the PC and Xbox. Read more for details & screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 12:13 p.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 :

  • Silent Hill 4 - Trailer
  • Far Cry - Trailer
  • Take Command 1861: The Civil War - Trailer
  • Crusader Kings - Trailer


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

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so these new screens will have to do for now ...

'Golden Land: Cold Heaven' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:32 a.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 ...

'Homeplanet: Playing With Fire' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The work on Homeplanet add-on (titled "Playing With Fire" is in full swing ! Game-designers are finishing missions and the project is coming up to its release swiftly. At the moment the work on visual effects are almost completed. Concurrently we correct the previous testing bugs. Professional actors are recording the speech roles. And the musical part is created by one of the original Homeplanet track authors. The insonification is quite close to finish for now. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring exciting espionage action, "Spy Fiction" follows the exploits of two special agents in an underground spy agency. As members of the elite S.E.A. Phantom strike squad, Bishop and Sheila are dispatched to disable a diabolical plot that begins with an ominous message sent to world governments. To spare millions of lives from a new horrific biotech weapon, they must embark on missions spanning the globe to seek and destroy a shadowy terrorist organization. Read more to check out some new screens ...

GarageGames Super Charges Torque with Blender Support

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the availability of an exporter tool that allows Blender, the Open Source 3D content creation suite, to be used with GarageGames' flagship Torque Game Engine technology. The Blender exporter runs on the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows platforms.

'Halo' - Worldwide Championship

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that 19 gamers representing nine nations will be duking it out on February 17 at the Halo for Windows Worldwide Championship in Los Angeles, California. The Halo for Windows Worldwide Championship is a truly global event; spanning more than 275 iGames centers and worldwide partners gaming centers across five continents, including locations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Read more for additional details ...

'MTX: Mototrax' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the most complete motocross game ever. MTX: Mototrax pulls away from the pack with its realism, groundbreaking customization and high-speed racing action at 60 frames per second. Offering a benchmark setting non-linear career mode, gamers are challenged to become king of the track and earn all the fame and fortune of a true champion. Players can also take their skills online to compete against their friends on the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Accept the MTX: Mototrax challenge: beat the pros and become the ultimate MX athlete. Read more for a new screens ....

'Future Tactics: The Uprising' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Packed with action, Future Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG that looks and feels like an action/platform game. Built around a highly complex turn-based battle engine, the adventure showcases a single-player Story Mode, as well as a two-player Battle Mode. Future Tactics: The Uprising will be available in the first quarter of 2004. Read more for details and new screens ...

Pre-Order 'Far Cry' Now And Get Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Anxious Far Cry fanatics can get an early cure for "island fever" with the launch of the game's action-packed pre-order crammed with exclusive new content and in-game goodies. Far Cry is Ubisoft's highly anticipated action shooter, featuring a lush tropical setting seething with hidden danger at every turn. The Far Cry pre-order is available now at EB Games and GameStop locations nationwide.