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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos/The Frozen Throne - Patch Update

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now that the Diablo II 1.10 patch is available on Battle.net, the next Warcraft III update, patch 1.13, has gone into the final stages of testing. The patch will include many significant additions, including Acts II and III of the Orc Campaign, several new World Editor features, updates to many of the maps, and numerous balance adjustments. We expect it to be released in the next few weeks. Prior to the patch's release, we will also be changing the lineup of maps currently available for ladder play. In addition to the patch, we will also be releasing the art tools used for Warcraft III. These tools will allow advanced users to create and implement new art in the game, adding an unprecedented level of customization.

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The flood of games shipping does not stop as Kemco U.S.A. announced today that its much-anticipated title, Rogue Ops, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. In the debut adventures of the beautiful but deadly female heroine Nikki Connors, Kemco's Rogue Ops provides gamers with an experience never before felt or seen in the 3 rd person stealth/action adventure video game genre. Rogue Ops is available on the PlayStation2, GameCube and Xbox.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Project Gotham Racing 2 for Xbox has gone gold and is scheduled to skid onto store shelves in North America on November 18 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. Read more to check them out3 new screens ...

'Conspiracies' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that "Conspiracies", a game of murder, mystery, and adventure for the PC began shipping to retail this week. Uniquely packaged with both the DVD version and CD version in one box, "Conspiracies" is already garnering excellent reviews, international awards, and it arrives in stores just in time for holiday shopping.

Eidos Announces Development Deal With Guerilla

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces it has signed a development deal with Guerrilla. Formerly known as Lost Boys Games, Guerrilla is developing a 3rd person action game for Eidos which will be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in summer 2004.

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' is an innovative Post-Apocalyptic Role Playing Game with tactical combat and a highly original, disturbing storyline. The game is scheduled for Q1, 2004. The Fall will be the first 3D-RPG set in an endtime scenario on the market. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'TrackMania' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks ! Read more for details and screens ...

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'Chrome' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Techland are please to announce that their tactical FPS title, CHROME has shipped to retail stores in North America! “Chrome is a thinking man’s shooter,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “In the same vein of games like System Shock and Deus Ex, players must choose their weapons and ammo carefully, use implants to improve their performance and know when to come in with guns blazing or sneak in undetected. It can mean the difference between life and death!”

'The Sims: Makin' Magic' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of The Sims Makin' Magic, a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx.

'Call Of Duty' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Duty transports fans into a gripping, movie-like World War II combat experience where they must survive the chaos of battle as ordinary soldiers fighting together as a squad.

'LotR: The Return of the King' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA’s second “The Lord of the Rings” action adventure game, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, will allow players to journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes. Defend the walls of Minas Tirith as Gandalf, raise the Army of the Dead as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, and with Frodo and Sam, deliver the ring to the fiery depths of Mount Doom. This second trailer, which is cinematic in style as befitting the game's epic scope, is nonetheless entirely composed of gameplay footage. In it, all the main playable characters--Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Gandalf, Sam, and Frodo--are shown in action.

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these new screens....

'He-Man: Defender of Grayskull' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Direct from the popular television series, He-Man, the ultimate hero, battles his greatest enemies on foot or astride his trusty Battle Cat through 34 levels within three huge environments. Spectacular sword fights and hand-to-hand combat await you at every turn in this epic world of magic and mystery. Read more for some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Sims Online' Introduces New Features

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 11:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of an updated version of its The Sims Online PC online game. The Sims Online’s vast world just grew bigger and better. For the first time ever, Sims can embark on a whole new range of exciting job opportunities, where Sims actually get to do the work instead of having the work action happen off-screen; own pets for a new level of mischievous fun; and employ service Sims to help Sims take care of their properties and daily activities, and new hobbies. With the inclusion of these new features, new and old Sims players will encounter new levels of interaction, new ways to advance in the game and more online fun.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles' - Win32 Server Update Patch

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 9:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released a new patch for 1C Maddox Games' IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles v1.1 dedicated Win32 server. This patch is "optional". requires the full v1.1 server install, and allows administrators to set up open servers that bypass the Ubi.com servers (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Gametime Entertainment Launches DVD Strategy Guides

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 7:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With today's games becoming more complex and time consuming, GameTime Entertainment, Inc. today announced a ground-breaking solution by introducing a lineup of DVD-based strategy guides for best-selling video game properties. Known as digital video guide or dvG, the full-motion video and voice-over provides players with expert solutions on how to best navigate a game. Read more for details ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | 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. Although gone gold and expected in stores soon, that does not mean we show churn out some more screens ...