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'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Website Launched

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has launched the official website for Stainless Steel Studios' upcoming RTS game "Empires: Dawn of the Modern World". The site offers some general game info, and details on the German and Korean civilizations from the game, with the promise of more to come. Go check it out!

'Malice' And 'Orchid' Canned

by Thomas on May 31, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News reports that the UK developer Argonaut has been hit today by the cancellation of publishing deals for two key titles, Malice and Orchid, while poor retail performance of Kung Fu Chaos has prevented the commissioning of a sequel.

In a trading update issued to the City this morning, the development group revealed that Vivendi Universal Games has decided not to publish Malice and has returned all rights to Argonaut. The game - touted as one of the most impressive on the Xbox prior to the launch of the console - was recently delayed again by a gameplay redesign.

A second blow comes with the cancellation of Argonaut's original title Orchid, which was to be published by Namco Hometek. According to the developer, after discussions with Namco the two companies "have concluded that the potential returns on this title do not justify the additional investment required to complete the game" - resulting in an outright termination of development on the product.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorthPlaying Is Looking For Volunteer Reviewers

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We are expanding our review staff and are looking for 2 additional volunteer reviewers who are interested in contributing to the continuing success and growth of Worthplaying... Get all information here!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT | 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 the new screens ...

'Shattered Galaxy' v1.55 Is Now On The Warpath

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has been improved to version 1.55! Now Massive Online Warfare offers new Super Organic units, adding to the incredible array of units players can choose from; a new Prestige awarding system for battles, and numerous bug fixes that enhance game play. Set in deep space in the distant future where the remnant of humanity fights for survival and glory with cybernetic armies, Shattered Galaxy is a unique massive multiplayer online real-time strategy game for the PC. Numerous accolades reflect the acclaim for Shattered Galaxy's high quality and uniqueness. Free 14-day or 50 hour trial play time is offered in Shattered Galaxy to all new players. Go Check It Out!

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 10:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of Valor: The Vietnam War is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. At E3 2003, attendees were treated to live Xbox demonstrations of 2015's Men of Valor: Vietnam and now Vivendi is offering parts of the movie to the public. Yesterday GameSpy had the first part, today the second episode is available at IGN. The 3rd and final chapter will be available at Gamespot on Monday. Njoy!

Schanz Licenses 'Dungeon Lords' (PC/Xbox) Worldwide

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants announces that Dungeon Lords is now available for North American publishers – thus making Schanz International Consultants exclusive licensing agents for the title from Heuristic Park, world-wide. Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter Game action in full 3D. D.W. Bradley is one of the leading developers of Fantasy RPG in the U.S., famous for creating three of the legendary wizardry titles. With Dungeon Lords, D.W. Bradley and Heuristic Park have embarked upon creating a new type of computer game that takes a bold step forward in the Genre of Fantasy RPG.

'Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve further into the Forgotten Realms with Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide! Begin your adventure in the small mountain town of Hilltop as a student under the tutelage of a mage named Drogan, and then traverse the deadly Anauroch Desert to reach the ancient ruins of Netheril. Uncover a fiendish plot as you battle a multitude of new enemies through over 20 hours of original new gameplay. Play as any of the classes in the original Neverwinter Nights, or try out one of the five new Prestige Classes, which you can now customize even further with over 50 new spells and more than 30 new feats! Check the official Shadows of Undrentide website

'Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness' Coming June 20th

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

British-based computer games firm Eidos announced the imminent return of its most famous creation and biggest money-spinner -- tomb-raiding Lara Croft. The next instalment in the adventures of the skimpily-dressed pistol-packing heroine, "Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness", will be released on June 20, Eidos said.

'Battlefield 1942' Community Update

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that EA has updated the official Battlefield 1942 site with a new community update. This week the impending 1.4 patch is discussed further: Here are more features that you can look forward to in the 1.4 patch:
  • New and improved sounds in 1st person view, such as increased volume of impacts, louder grenade explosions and a new sound for the Axis Assault rifle STG44
  • Scoreboard now shows current server's name, IP address and map name. Scoreboard also shows each player's ID number, which is used for creating your buddy list/voting to kick a player
  • Rear gunner for Stuka/SBD/Ai-chi-val now has crosshair. Incremental patching will be available for clients (smaller 1.31-1.4 download)
  • Added a new blood effect for additional feedback when you are hitting another soldier

Much, much more.

GarageGames Serves Up 'Tennis Critters'

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced its launch of Tennis Critters from Nerd Riot Games. Tennis Critters brings classic 2D console tennis gameplay to the pc in full 3D with complete single and multiplayer challenges, both on one machine and online. Read more for details and demo link...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation announced today that Dynasty Warriors 4 is currently in development for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and will be available at retailers throughout North America this September. Read more for additional details ...

'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 ...