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'Warcraft III' - Bonus Map Available

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Christmas present, Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Tower Defense"... Map info: "The most hardened criminals in the universe are held here, in a jail devised by those that would rather never see such vile creatures set free." This medium sized map allows 1 to 6 players. Go download it here!

Uber Fan Site Planet 'ThinkTanks' Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 6:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the launch of the new fan site for ThinkTanks, a game developed by BraveTree. The game is currently available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux on GarageGames.

'Hunting Unlimited 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment has released a new patch for SCS Software's Hunting Unlimited 2. This upgrade/enhancement pack brings your retail game to v1.2 and adds online tournament support, as well as all fixes/tweaks from EP1, so you only need this one to be upto date. Read more for download links ...

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 4:49 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.

'Star Wars: Battlefront' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has not yet officially confirmed it but a few weeks ago Gamespot revealed it and today some first screens have trickled through. Star Wars: Battlefront, a Battlefield: 1942 style game set in the Star Wars universe is said to be in the works for PS2, Xbox as well as the PC. Read more for the first few screens ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has launched the official DRIV3R web site with info, screenshots and more from Reflections Software's upcoming action game sequel. Driv3r, being developed for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, is expected in stores Spring 2004. In the meantime, head on over to the official website...

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very 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...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 12:53 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 :

  • Soldner - Intro Movie
  • Face Of Mankind - Trailer


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

'America's Army: Operations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The US Army has released an early Christmas gift in the form of a new patch for America's Army: Operations. This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.0a and adds a various improvements and fixes as well as adding a totally new map. Read more for details and download links ...

'Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Ring' - $40,000 Tournament

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today an online multiplayer tournament for their newly released PC real-time strategy game, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring. The War for Middle-earth, Co-sponsored by ATI Technologies Inc., BAWLS Guarana, and Tolkien online fan-sites TheOneRing.net, TolkienOnline.com, WarCry.com, and WaroftheRing.net, will culminate in a final match on March 20th, 2004 and carries a grand prize of $40,000 in cash. Read more for details ..

'Homeworld 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra has released the first patch for Relic Ent.'s sci-fi 3D RTS title Homeworld 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses game crashes, gameplay & balance tweaks as well as various multiplayer imporvements etc (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Massive Assault' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases the first additional map (planet) for its turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. This planet called 'Emerald' can be used both for World Wars against the A.I. and for the online games. It was crafted according to the preferences of our players - Massive Assault's players tend to prefer smaller planets providing more dynamic gameplay and quicker games in the Internet play mode. Read more for download links ...

'Civilizations III: Conquests' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for the latest installment in Sid Meiers strategy franchise Civilizations III: Conquests. This upgrade (suitable for the English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French versions of the game) brings your retail game to v1.12 and fixes a crash with MP Random Civ selection. Read more for details and download links ...

AirStrike 3D: Operation W.A.T. - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DivoGames has released a new patch for their helicopter shooter AirStrike 3D: Operation W.A.T. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.48 and adds some memory optimization. They have also released an updated demo with the latest code. (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links.

Rockstar Releases 'Wild Metal Country' - Free Download

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar reaches out like a touchy-feely department store Santa, with a special holiday gift for all our devotees. The second in our series of complimentary full game downloads is now available - a vintage title from Rockstar North, then known as DMA Design. Wild Metal Country (1999) is a 3D strategic vehicular combat game set in a distant land, in which you command armed roving vehicles to disrupt dangerous automated military units that have overtaken the Tehric planetary system. All you need to do is sign up here, and it will email you a unique download link (170mb). Njoy!

'Lagsters' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lagsters is an arcade racing title, where the action takes place in closed environments - tubes. The player will be able to use a vast number of different weapons and upgrades to their cars to become the winner of one of the 32 races. The tracks are compiled into 4 different championships of the single player mode. The multiplayer mode will offer three different modes of play: 'Last Man Driving', 'Fox and Hounds' and 'Divided Glory' where up to 8 players may participate in one race.

'Bloody Waters: Terror from the Deep' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bloody Waters: Terror from the Deep is a new third person action adventure game where you take control of a genetically altered Great White shark. You manage to break free of your captors and in a chain of islands you build up in strength to take your revenge on the scientist who was in charge of doing the experimentation on you. Along the way you discover the 'Cult of the Shark', a people who sypmathise with your cause and who will help you in a non-violent fashion. Read more for screens & a new in game footage trailer...

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment unveiled the third faction in Ground Control II: Operation Exodus - the Virons - an alien warrior race. The Virons, a previously-unseen element of the Ground Control universe, is the second playable faction in the game, and fight ferociously with a never-before-seen method of attack. Today we have the first screens, read more to check them out ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Happy Potter: Quidditch World Cup' - Champion Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidenori Tanaka of Japan became the first Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup videogame world tournament champion, Electronic Arts announced today. The thrilling international videogame tournament finals took place yesterday at the Tower of London in the UK, where competitors between the ages of eight and fourteen years, from twelve countries around the world, including France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Italy, USA, UK, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Holland, and Brazil competed for the prestigious world champion title.