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Electronic Arts Acquires NBA Street Developer 'NuFX'

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the acquisition of NuFX, a critically-acclaimed developer of basketball and other sports games. The developer and its employees will remain in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

'Imprunner' - Flash Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As a free Valentine’s gift, Larian Studios is pleased to announce the release of Imprunner. In Imprunner, you guide your imp through an ancient ceremony, laid out to capture the heart of your loved one. Seduce your mate by collecting a vast amount of mushrooms and challenging the Floogefrogs. Larian Studios will be giving away five copies of its upcoming RPG each week, until the release of Beyond Divinity. The winners will be announced weekly on the Beyond Divinity website.

'Sabre Wulf' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabre Wulf on the GBA once again pits veteran hero Sabreman against his old nemesis as he attempts to recover a series of precious treasures. The terrain ahead is harsh and dangerous, but thankfully the land is inhabited by a variety of strange creatures - all with big googly eyes, of course - that the intrepid explorer can recruit. As was announced yesterdya, Sabre Wulf is one of the Rare titles that got snagged up by THQ. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon' Stands Alone

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the official add-on Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon CDV and Nival Interactive throw you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign centered around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-on contains 8 single missions, with an entire new nation at war: Japan. Burning Horizon is going to be released in the second quarter 2004 as a stand-alone add-on, so there's no need for the original Blitzkrieg.

'Das Reich 2005' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The German developer Joylabs is proud to present the first official screenshot from their upcoming FPS “Das Reich 2005” (working title). Joylabs uses it’s own full featured DirectX9 Engine which is a further development of the world wide well known Codecreatures Engine. This makes it possible for the game world (indoor and outdoor) to achieve much more architectural detail as well as new stunning material attributes then most current available 3D technologies. Read more for details and the first screen ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness and a few small trailers ...

'Microsoft Windows' Source Code Leaks Onto Internet

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday that parts of the source code, or software blueprint, for its closely-guarded Windows programs had leaked onto the Internet, possibly exposing its products to hackers and illicit copying. Microsoft said that copies of the source code from its Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems were being traded over the Internet, but that the copies comprised a tiny portion of the millions of lines of code used to create its cash cow products.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 10:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (updated for the coming BF1942 v1.6 patch). This was originally just going to be a quick fix for the scoreboard bug in EA's 1.6 patch, but since you have all been waiting so long for Beta 3, we decided to take a little extra time and add all of the improvements we've made to existing units and maps. Read more for download links ...

'A.I.M.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A.I.M. is Skyriver's (published by 1C) action role-playing game unfolding in sci-fi universe inhabited by robots. Robots have just vague memories of people as creators of their world (that is in fact a huge military test zone). You will have to assume role of an AI robot traveling on a glider - special floating vehicle with antigravity engines. This demo lets you try out one "zone" from the full game.

'Mythica' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on a careful evaluation of the competitive MMORPG landscape, Microsoft Game Studios has decided to cancel the Windows-based game “Mythica.” As a result of this effort, job eliminations within Microsoft Game Studios will take place, and up to 40 employees may be impacted. Read more for details or check out the official Mythica website...

'Nemesis Of The Roman Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today they have acquired the North American rights to release Nemesis of the Roman Empire (known in Europe as 'Celtic Kings The Punic Wars'). Continuing on the traditions of the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War from Haemimont Games, Nemesis of the Roman Empire will explore the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in 264-146 B.C. and will include the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. Read more for 27 new screens ...

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these new screens ...

Painkiller - Demo Launches 16th February

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has today confirmed that the long-awaited demo of its first-person shooter, Painkiller, will be available for download around 2PM PST on February 16th. This single-player demo will feature 3 action-packed levels, including one that has never been seen before and will be 200MB. Read more if you want some more detailed information about the 3 levels that will be featured in the demo. Of course we will have it on our fileservers the moment its available.

'Jack the Ripper' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has issues the demo for their recently released adventure game Jack the Ripper, giving you a chance to it try out part of the game (walkthrough included). Jack the Ripper is a “warp advanced game” that features the story of James Mortimer, a reporter of the “New York Today”, investigating on murders that strangely look like Jack the Ripper’s style in White Chapel 15 years earlier. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:29 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 :

  • A.I.M. (Artificial Intelligence Machines) - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer
  • Power Of Law - Trailer
  • Kuma War - Trailer


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

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics has released an unofficial patch for the North American edition of their third-person action adventure Legacy of Kain: Defiance. This patch brings your retail game to v1.1, in sync with the European editions. This compatibility patch was created by the developer but is unsupported, and it adds a 'compatibility mode', cheat codes, control improvements, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes (Thanks Blinc). Read more for details and download links ...

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2010 represents the next generation of strategy game. Not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. You control the agenda of your region as you maintain its economy, grow the support of your population, and strive to influence your neighbors. Through skilled management your influence and popularity will grow.... Will you be a successful diplomat, who can increase your power through an incredibly flexible diplomacy model, or will you be a ruthless and ambitious ruler that lets your tanks and missiles speak for you?

'Etrom' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells. Etrom is an endless journey with AND against demons, secret divinities, dragons, mech, hovertanks, different races and intelligent entities from everywhere in space and time… Dark atmospheres in many cities, worlds, universes, men and gods projected in the absolute infinity.

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. The PS2 version features exclusive content (single- and multi-player missions) and a very cool split screen feature for 2-player, offline cooperative gameplay. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004, in the meantime, check these 18 new screens ...