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'Rise Of Nations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroSoft/Big Huge Games have released the first patch for their recently released RTS game Rise Of Nations. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and improves the multiplayer GameSpy user interface. This manual patch is only necessary if you are having trouble autopatching the game. Additionally, the scenario editor now includes a new Script Manual.doc that "Covers essential and advanced topics used in the Big Huge Scripting language." (thanks Blues) Read more for download links ...

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' Actress Lends Her Voice For Video Game

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that actress Keira Knightley will narrate the thrilling role playing video game, Pirates of the Caribbean. Knightley stars in Disney's upcoming feature film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" which opens in theaters nationwide on July 9th. Slated for a June 2003 release for the Xbox and PC, the Pirates of the Caribbean game offers players the most realistic pirating action to date.

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wahey Lionheart fans! The official Lionheart website has been updated, ready for the weekend right here! Check out the RACES page to catch some all new and entirely nifty Lionheart skills. Want to know how to Barter, Sneak and Evade your way through the game? Well head on over already and check it out! Next, be sure to head on over to the MAGIC page to read all about the Divine Magic branch and maybe pick up a few groovy new spells while you're at it! and if you want some new screens, read more and check them out!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • FireStarter - E3 Trailer
  • Tombraider: Angel Of Darkness - E3 Trailer
  • RtCW: Enemy Territory - Intro Movie
  • Patrician II Gold - E3 Trailer
  • Galaxy Andromeda - E3 Trailer
  • Vultures - Trailer


  • Read more for download links ...

'Railroad Pioneer' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Patrician II Gold' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Patrician II Gold (formerly known as Patrician 3, working title) is a real-time trading simulation featuring elements of construction and the historical background of maritime trade in Northern Europe during the 1300's. Following the critical and commercial success of the release of Patrician II in International markets in 2001, Ascaron proudly announce the release of "Patrician II Gold" in Q4 2003, for English and French speaking markets. Check out the screens and the E3 trailer ...

Majesco Announces 'King Of The Cage'

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco today announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with King of the Cage, a mixed martial arts fighting league. Under terms of the agreement, Majesco obtains the worldwide right to publish video games under the King of the Cage banner. The first title is scheduled for release at the end of next year.

'Silent Storm' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. Pick your mercenaries from a pool of more than 40 elite soldiers of 30 different nationalities. Check the new goods ...

'EVE Online: The Second Genesis' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions has issued another patch for EVE Online: The Second Genesis, bringing their just-released MMO space game to v1031. This patch can be used if the auto-updater doesn't work, and as usual there are no details on the changes in this patch. Read more for download links ...

Multiplayer Mode In 'Chrome' - Screens

by Thomas on May 30, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chrome, a Tactical First Person Shooter, is a dramatic story of heroism, friendship and betrayal; a story full of sudden twists and turns mixed into tons of Sci-Fi action. Players assume the role of Logan; a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich... Today TECHLAND was so kind and send us some more information about the multiplayer mode in Chrome, included is also a new "BIG" screenshot!

'Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Trail' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You, part of a Special Forces commando team with the 101st Airborne, follow orders to go behind enemy lines on a damage assessment reconnaissance mission. In the confusion of an enemy ambush, you are separated from the group. There you find yourself in a living hell, encircled and outnumbered by the enemy, but commanders back at the base order you to hold out at all costs and be the last one to evacuate. Check the new explosive screens...

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Thomas on May 30, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The elite multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives returns in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword, the first mission pack in the wildly successful Rainbow Six 3 series. Command Team RAINBOW, the world’s most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives, as they track the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and destruction..

PointSoft And Buka E3 Deal

by Thomas on May 30, 2003 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, one of the leading Russian publishers, is pleased to announce the signing of the contract with PointSoft Interactive, a well-known French publisher, for the following line-up of Buka's titles:

  • Echelon:Wind Warriors
  • Red Shark
  • Paradise Cracked
  • March!: Offworld Recon
  • Spells of Gold
  • Midnight Nowhere
  • Steamland
  • The Entente: World War I Battlefields

'RtCW: Operation Resurrection Assaults' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Thomas on May 30, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has announced that id Software's RtCW: Operation Resurrection for the PlayStation2 is now available at retail outlets nationwide. The epic World War II adventure fuses heart-stopping action and frightening gameplay with the pursuit to topple the Third Reich's fiendish army of elite soldiers, zombies and genetically engineered super-soldiers. Developed by Raster Productions, RtCW: Operation Resurrection carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated "M" for mature by the ESRB.

'Run Like Hell' - WorthPlaying Announces New GiveAway

by Thomas on May 30, 2003 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's Friday and WorthPlaying is giving away 10 Run Like Hell (Xbox/NTSC) CD's, sponsored by Interplay. Enter the sweepstakes here! Run Like Hell puts you in the role of Nick Connor, an exiled military hero sent to work on a mining station in deep space. Returning from a mission, you find your crew members wiped out by a vicious and intelligent alien race. Your mission is to stay alive long enough to discover the aliens' plans for your ship and find any survivors in the process.

'DroneZ' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DroneZ, players lead characters, Sidd or Eva on a mission to free mankind from the deadly V-Space Network, the computer enemy that controls the future. DroneZ dominates the V-Space Network – cyber-insects who forbid people to disconnect. With the help of a “real world” hacker, players must fight to stay alive as they travel from various network memory locations and avoid the DroneZ deadly lasers. A free-aiming weapon scanner, tons of bonus powers, shield generators and secondary equip players for pinpoint attacks. Defeat the DroneZ protections with rapid-fire weapons and players steal victory. A big batch of new screens just landed! Check them out!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! check out the batch of new screens!

'Duke Nukem: For-Never' - Latest News?

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews has got some new dirt on the ever elusive Duke Nukem: For-Never, titled Duke4 Not A 2003 Game", quoting a Take 2 conference call where the publisher mentions that there's no "possibility under the sun" that Duke Nukem Forever will be released by this year's holiday season. Also saying that since they have already accounted for the fee paid to Infogrames for the project, "right now we're just hopeful that the team in Dallas will finish it." The story also mentions their hopes of releasing Max Payne 2 in January 2004.