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'Crusader Kings' - Release Date & Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koch Media announced today the UK release of Crusader Kings from Paradox Entertainment. Set during medieval Europe, this grand strategy game lets players re-enact the Crusades, take control of the Knights Templar and defend against the marauding Mongol hordes. Published and distributed by Koch Media in the UK, Crusader Kings is launched on Windows PC at £19.99 SRP (UK) on 27th August 2004.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' - v1.12.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the first patch for Best Way's 3D RTS/RPG Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. This update brings your (English only) retail game to v1.12.2 and increases multiplayer performance and stability, adds new control options, and the usual slew of crash/bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, etc. Read more for download links ...

'World of Warcraft' - Euro BetaTest Signups Start TODAY!

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sign-ups for the European Closed Beta Test of Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated MMORPG, World of Warcraft, start today, 5th July 2004. The sign-up period will run for 3 weeks and potential testers can register online via the sign-up pages on the official Blizzard European Web sites: www.blizzard.co.uk /www.blizzard.fr /www.blizzard.de.

'Chessmaster 10th Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chessmaster 10th Edition will attract both brand-new and experienced chess players. Animated chess pieces, a simplified learning section and skill-appropriate AI-controlled opponents will entertain new and casual players. Intermediate players can take advantage of the opportunity to hone their skills by learning the best attacking moves as taught by chess champion Larry Christiansen in the Academy. Read more for details and screens

'Moscow Rush' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka continuous their announce streak with yet another new title, the racing game Moscow Rush. Have you ever been to Moscow? Even if you have been, but moved around in a taxi, you will certainly enjoy the experience of street racing around the real Moscow in the Moscow Rush game. Read more for details and screens ...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - v1.2.0.6 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released another update for their recently released online multiplayer shooter Joint Operations. This update brings your retail game to v1.2.0.6 and adds a smaller wedge to incoming sniper shots, filters to the game list in the NovaWorld menu, optimizations to player models, and various bug fixes. Read more for a detailed fix list or download links..

UPDATE :Novalogic has released a small "optional" v1.2.0.7 patch fixing 2 glitches (2mb), which requires the v1.2.0.6 to be installed FIRST.

'Tony Hawk's Underground 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 8:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has not released much information about Neversoft Interactive's Tony Hawk's Underground 2. THUG2 will feature 2 titles in one, a story mode part much like last year's THUG, but also the classic mode. Not much details are available, it is expect in stores somewhere in October 2004, in the meantime check these 4 screens ...

'Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning approximately five years after the events of the first Knights of the Old Republic, The Sith Lords takes players on an entirely new journey as they assume the role of what is believed to be the last Jedi in the galaxy. The game features a cast of memorable returning characters and sinister new villains.

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 8:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Warlords BattleCry 3' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight has released a patch for their strategy game Warlords BattleCry 3. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.02 and fixes a bug in v1.01 which adversely affected unit attack speeds. Read more for download links ...

'PureSim Baseball 2004' Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PureSim announces the immediate availability of the latest version of PureSim Baseball, the popular and critically acclaimed PC Baseball simulation. With over 70 new features including a revolutionary new ball park designer, animated in-game displays and support for features such as league expansion, PureSim Baseball 2004 provides a richly detailed, immersive Baseball experience. From drafting and building a team as the GM to making the in-game decisions on the field PureSim offers the user complete control over their Baseball Universe.

'Hell Forces' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2004 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS. Stephen Geist – the main hero of HF is trying to find out, what has happened to his missing friend. During this search he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with Your help he can find out the truth and stop the invasion...

'Down in Flames' Website Launched

by Rainier on July 3, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Down in Flames' is a game that has the feel and flavor of dogfighting in a simple to learn but hard to master card game format. Gameplay is a fast, action-packed, and centers around the unique blow-by-blow Action/Reaction game system . Because of this, you get to maneuver on enemy aircraft, shoot them down, watch as they react to your actions, and get to respond with your own maneuvers and reactions. Head on over to the 'Down in Flames' official website to see dozens of screenshots, the plane database with aircraft featured in the game, gameplay examples, designer notes and more!

'Make Something Unreal' - Phase 3 Finalists Announced

by Rainier on July 3, 2004 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago Epic Games revealed the finalists for the FPS and Gametype categories for Phase 3 of the MSU contest, today Epic announces the finalists for the Non-FPS and Mutator categories for Phase 3 of the NVIDIA $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 3, 2004 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Dungeon Lords' - Website Launched

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher today announced that the official Dungeon Lords website has gone live. A fantasy-themed role-playing game with action and combat elements, "Dungeon Lords" is being developed by Heuristic Park and is scheduled to ship this fall for PC.The official website is a source for the latest "Dungeon Lords" news, downloads, screenshots, community links, and in-depth game information. Fans can preorder "Dungeon Lords," download the official trailer, and in the coming weeks, the official single-player and multi-player demos.

'Worms Forts: Under Siege' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As commander of up to four fort-dwelling worms, you direct your garrison to quickly construct defenses then build weapons of mass destruction to destroy your opponents' fortifications! With a touch of skill, catapult or canon and some crazy Worms attitude, battle your way to victory through eras and mythologies. Team 17's Worms Forts Under Siege is coming to PC, PS2 and Xbox in Q4 2004.

'Blood Will Tell' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Will Tell (Dororo) is a modern day action epic adapted from the classic manga by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy). Like the original manga the game follows the adventures of Hyakkimaru, a samurai haunted by a shocking secret, who is on a quest to uncover his past and regain his humanity. As a newborn baby he was robbed of every limb, organ and even his flesh and had his humanity replaced with a myriad of ways to deal out death.

'Warcraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Rolling Hills"... Map info: "Thump... Thump... War approaches. Booming drums call the troops to death and glory. The lines are drawn, and alliances are set. Nothing will hold back the bloodshed. War is here. Thump... Thump! " This is a Small map and the suggested no. of players is 2v2 or 3v3. It is based on the "Lordaeron Summer." Go download it here!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 4:27 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 :