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'Richard Burns Rally' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Richard Burns Rally' is the first true rally simulation game, bringing the most realistic and exhilarating rally experience to all major gaming platforms. This true to life rallying requires tactics, intelligence and perseverance as well as speed, aggression and risk taking. World Champion Richard Burns, Britain’s top rally driver for the past three seasons, in association with SCi Games is pleased to announce the first game in the 'Richard Burns Rally' series to be released in early 2004. Check out the new screns for all platforms...

Activision Acquires Call Of Duty Developer 'Infinity Ward'

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company has exercised its option to acquire the remaining 70% of outstanding common stock in Infinity Ward, the developer of Activision's highly anticipated PC game for the holiday season, Call of Duty.

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Once the game goes Gold this Thanksgiving holidays, work will resume on the demo. Expect it around the end of November. In the meantime, check the new screens ..

'FIFA Football 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. When you want to take on new competitors, connect to EA SPORTS online for match up gameplay, tournaments, downloadable content, and more. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA Football 2004 returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. EA has released the US version of their Fifa 2004 demo featuring a 4-minute match between San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy at the LA stadium. Read more for download links ...

'Singles' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Singles", developed by German development team ROTOBEE, lets player's control the lives of Linda and Mike, two very different people, apartment sharing in a busy European city. How they interact and get on is totally up to the player. Expected in stores somewhere Q1 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'Links 2004' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Links,” the best-selling* golf franchise for the personal computer, has been rebuilt from the ground up exclusively for the Xbox video game system to deliver one of the most realistic and competitive golf experiences. Utilizing revolutionary new Web-based technology exclusive to XSN Sports titles, gamers and golf fans worldwide will have the ability to organize and compete online in friendly matches with old golfing buddies and organize their own tours and tournaments from a centralized Web site, XSNsports.com, that pulls the information from Xbox Live. “Links 2004” also features top championship courses and top professionals, including cover athlete Sergio Garcia.

'Magic World' Available Now

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funny Arts has released MagicWorld. It's an amazing arcade-adventure game that features realistic 3D graphics, sound effects, and accompanied by breath taking game play. Meet the hero, Harris. One day, an evil wizard captured Harris and banished him to the Magic World. The Magic World is full of mystery and danger. Please help Harris pass all the tasks on his adventure, and make it home safely.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Thunder and Lightning' Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not long ago Shrapnel Games and Patrick Proctor's ProSIM Company announced that next year they would be putting gamers on the front lines of a future war on the Korean peninsula in Raging Tiger: The Second Korean War. Now Shrapnel Games like to report that once more gamers will go into the breach, this time traveling back in time to the first Gulf War, Desert Storm, to refight some of the most brutal battles of the conflict and explore several what-if situations. Currently in development by ProSIM, Thunder and Lightning: The Battles of Operation Desert Storm, is another standalone title in the distinguished ATF: Armored Task Force line.

'Battlefield 1942' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of the upcoming Battlefield 1942 v1.5 client patch, EA has already released the full beta version of the v1.5 dedicated server for the Linux platform and adds the Invasion of the Philippines map, some Pacific Theatre content changes but adresses no additional bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

Registration Open For ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Buy-In Slots

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team registrations for 50 Buy-In-Slots (BIS) to the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships are now available on a first come, first served basis for $150 USD. Teams that purchase a BIS are ensured a slot in the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships double elimination tournaments for a chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The event is being held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 8 - 11 in Las Vegas.

'Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged. Check the new screens!

'Call of Duty' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 5:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely out in stores, Icculus has already released the first dedicated Linux server for Infinity Ward WWII FPS Call of Duty. This Linux server pack has all goodies you need, executable, library as well as some documentation, needless to say a Call Of Duty retail copy is needed to get all of this working (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy! Read more for some new screens ...

'GoldenLand: Cold Skies' Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RPGDot has noticed that Burut, the developers of GoldenLand, are working on a GoldenLand addon, possibly going to be called "Cold Skies", and approximate release date for Russian version is early December 2003. There is new Russian language forums for Cold Heaven open of Burut site where developers gather last-minute ideas for impoving their add-on.

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix' (Xbox) - Song List Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today revealed the main song list for Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX for the Xbox. The first Xbox Live game from Konami, Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX features over 45 songs (not including hidden and downloadable songs) from renowned artists including Paul Oakenfold and Ian Van Dahl feat. Marsha, as well as original tunes. Read more for details and songs list ...

Sony Online Ships 'PlanetSide: Core Combat'

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced that PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for its popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide, is available at North American retail stores and via secure digital download from SOE. With six new underground war zones, additional weapons, vehicles, and enhanced empire bonuses, Core Combat adds many new gameplay options for players to master in PlanetSide's all-hours-of-the-day online conflict. The expansion carries a suggested retail price of $29.99, and requires a copy of PlanetSide to play.

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.