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'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2004 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for some tasty new screens ...

'I Of The Dragon' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2004 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Build new towns or destroy them, create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2004 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Built upon a modified version of the Infernal Engine, BloodRayne 2 introduces threatening new bosses, all new environments set within a huge modern day city, a range of new supernatural powers and new motion-captured movements complete with soft-body physics. Check the screens ...

Video Game Player Offers Thousands of Dollars for World Records

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2004 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cash prizes have been promised for top high-scores achieved during the course of the new year 2004. And the money is coming straight out of Robert Mruczek's own pocket - nearly $3,000 dollars in bounties. Mruczek, who is most well known as Twin Galaxies' Chief Referee, says: "I want to prime the pump and get players tackling old world records that have not been beat in some time. I think its good for the hobby."

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 11:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

LucasArts Reactivates Old 'SWG: An Empire Divided' Accounts

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts/Sony Online ent. dropped us a note that starting Tuesday January 20th, 2004 and ending February 2nd 2004, they are reactivating all old 'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided' accounts giving people a chance to try out all the new content they have been adding since the launch of the MMORPG. If you do not remember your login information anymore, you can check out their login/password recovery page.

Atari Shuts Down 'Unreal 2' Developer Legend Entertainment

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 5:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that Legend Entertainment has today been shut down by the powers that be at Atari, according to credible sources. Legend recently completed work on the XMP addon, which added an excellent multiplayer mode to Unreal 2. This was released free on the internet for existing owners of Unreal 2 and also in a special edition version of the game that was released recently. The patch that is currently being tested will be released and that the master server for the game will continue to operate. The LEgend Ent. website has already been taken offline and the Unreal 2 Xbox port (developed by Tantalus) is still on track for release. No Atari representative could be reached for comments, no surprise there... Thanks Andy!

'Pax Romana' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has released a patch for Galilea Multimedia 's 3D strategy game Pax Romana. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses some crashes, AI issues, auto save issues, game fixes/tweaks, making scenario's more historically accurate etc. Read more for details and download links ...

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the late 1570s, one year after the original Tenchu, Tenchu: Return from Darkness allows players to assume the role of the ninjas Rikimaru, Ayame or the mysterious Tesshu as they battle the evil Tenrai and his six lords of darkness. As silent assassins, players must use cunning, strategy, deadly stealth and an arsenal of weapons to overcome dangerous missions and defend the Japanese countryside from Tenrai's armies. Read more for some new screens & trailer, or check out the freshly launched Tenchu: Return From Darkness website.

'Samurai Warriors' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SAMURAI WARRIORS stars the brave Sanada Yukimura, who leads an elite band of samurai and ninja. Sanada's journey will take him to the hallowed Japanese battlefields of Okehazama and Kawanakajima and inside the embattled walls of Osaka Castle where he will come face-to-face with gun-toting troops, echelons of ninja, and deadly kunoichi (female ninja). Read more for details and screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out some new screens.

'Knights of the Temple' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Paul de Raque, Knight of the Temple, as you set out on a holy crusade across a forbidding, mediaeval Europe to join your order in the Holy Land. Armed with your sword, axe, bow and shield, you must fight with all your strength to complete your journey, for saving the future of the world is your ultimate goal! The core of the game is medieval style fighting with the classical weapons of European knights, coupled with stunning graphics of the historical milieus of the 12th century crusades. Check these new screens.

'Ultimate Arena' Launches 'Xfire' Service

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc. today announced that the beta version of Xfire is available at www.xfire.com. Xfire automatically tracks when and where gamers' friends are playing PC games online. With one click, gamers can instantly join their friends' games. Read more for details ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Xbox 2' CPU Rumoured To Use 65nm Technology

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TeamXbox is at it again with more rumours from the Xbox front. Continuing their tradition of bringing world exclusives, TeamXbox revealed today that the Xbox 2 CPU (or CPUs?) will be built using a 65nm manufacturing technology. Which in practice means the Xbox 2 could have a main processor running at clock speed higher than 3 Ghz and close to … 5 Ghz! For those not tech savvy, TeamXbox have included a short 'CPU for Dummies', check it out

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a nickname of a pretty unusual mercenary, who is dealing with supernatural. There are places on Earth where demons and other evil creatures have their nests: abandoned prisons, private castles, deep caves in the mountains. "Cleaning" those places is good money, and our hero needs a lot of it, since he loves living the life to its fullest. One day he gets what seems to be a pretty simple job: to retrieve a religious artifact from one of the nests. When after a furious battle he realizes he might have been tricked into the war between two competing clans of the undead, he tries to play his own cards.

XS Games Signs 'Syberia II' For North America

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XS Games, in conjunction with Jack of all games (a subsidiary of Take 2), and Microïds have reached a distribution agreement for the publishing and distribution of three different titles from Microïds' 2004 catalogue, including the sequel to the Adventure Game of 2002, Syberia II.

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.