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'Emergency Fire Response' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Emergency Fire Response (known in Europe as Fire Department), experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. Earlier we had the french demo and now DreamCatcher has released the English demo for their upcoming tactical/strategy fire fighting game. The demo sports a mission called '3D Million Dollars' where you must put out a fire in a gas station and save people trapped in a nearby building. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 2:01 a.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 :

  • Worms 3D - Trailer
  • Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided - Intro Movie
  • Silent Hill - E3 Trailer #2


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

'James Bond: Everything Or Nothing' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES™ brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world.

'Dark Fall' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Fall is a perfect blend of adventure and suspense set in beautiful, grippingly eerie environments to capture the imagination. Dark Fall features challenging puzzles to complete spread over more than 40 rooms and locations to explore while listening to immersive haunting ambient background sounds and music. Thiss small demo gives you a quick sense of the game's atmospheric, Myst-style play. Located in a room, you need to search & find clues, objective is finding a hidden note. Read more for demo walkthrough &download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'No Mans Land' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westward Ho! In No Mans Land, the player leads the colonization of the American continent between 1600 und 1900. In three campaigns, divided into 30 diversified missions, the player sees the historical development of this era from the viewpoint of six different ethnic groups: Englishmen, settlers, American patriots, Spaniards and forest- and prairie Indians. Read more to check out the 20+ new screens ...

'Black9' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2080, nine powerful illuminati are engaged in a struggle for the control of mankind. As the manipulative illuminati head towards a perilous endgame, you are a mercenary walking the gray line of right and wrong, operating in the shadows and executing dangerous missions on their behalf. Black9 is the exciting new action/RPG that weaves intense gameplay through an engrossing story line with streamlined RPG-style character development. Check the PC & Xbox new screens ...

'Aquanox 2: Revelation' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Aquanox 2: Revelation' is a new story of the underwater world Aqua. In 2666 a young freighter pilot called William Drake sets out to search for the heritage of a mythical ancestor. He is looking for adventure - and finds greed, ruthlessness, merciless hatred … and also unexpected help. But very soon he has to realize that he is not the only one hunting for his ancestor's legendary treasure. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Patch Issues & Plans

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ravenshield website has been updated with some information about the problem with their v1.3 patch and what to expect for the next (v1.4) patch. Patch 1.3: Two major issues were identified and reproduced after the patch was released: A server crash related to the arm patches & non-working CD-keys. Both problems are being investigated, and a fix will be issued as soon as possible. Patch 1.4: Development is progressing well on patch 1.4. Many bugs related to the netcode have been solved, including reticule lock, zoom staying active, a grenade bug, and players getting stuck in ladders. Some game improvements have also been made, including removal of trigger lag. Players will automatically switch back to his/her primary weapon after throwing their last grenade or other disposable weapon (thanks Bluesnews).

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Win & Linux Server Updates

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Activision has just released the Windows and Linux server update (people running the clients do NOT need this) for their free multiplayer addon Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The upgrade adds more server stability and incorporates the Even Balance anti-cheating software (thanks Shacknews). Read more for details and download links ...

'Prince Of Qin' - Retail & Demo Update Patch

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software released a new patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.20 and adresses various multiplayer as well as single player bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Global Star Announces 'Airport Tycoon 3'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Airport Tycoon 3 for the PC Platform. Under development at Interactive Vision, Global Star plans to incorporate all the features of the popular original Airport Tycoon, and its sequel Airport Tycoon 2, while adding scores of new features and improvements. Global Star Software currently plans to release Airport Tycoon 3 in the winter of 2003.

'World War II Frontline Command' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and The Bitmap Brothers are proud to announce that the first fully 3-D real-time strategy wargame, World War II Frontline Command, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “World War II Frontline Command is a first, with its fully 3D graphics set during WWII.“ says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “WWII FC is a title that all fans of WWII genre games should own, easy to learn, difficult to master and almost impossible to put down.”

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Interactive/Cyanide Studio have released patch another beta patch for their recently released cycling simulation game Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3b (v1.2 was released and immediately pulled because it made the game crash in TimeTrial mode) and fixes the 'time bug', adjusts some ratings, improves AI, fixes a few problems in editor, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download list.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - Release Date

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today UbiSoft sent their 2002/2003 fiscal year results, which can also be viewed online. Apart from the fact that UbiSoft did very well, it also reveals a premilinary release date for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, which according to the report is scheduled for March 2004.

Global Star Signs 'Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software announced plans to release Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim for the PC. Developed by Cyanide Studios and already a popular title in Europe, Global Star Software currently plans to release Final Stretch in the summer of 2003, and is perfect for horse racing enthusiasts as well as casual horse enthusiasts.

'SuperFarm' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Superfarm is a crazy action fighting game about a bunch of freaky farm animal whose dull and dreary existence is given zest and spice when one day, amid another delivery of prattling battery hens, in swaggers Pamela. Read more to check out a bunch of cinematic screens ...

ESRB Updates Their Game Rating System

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) announced advances to the computer and video game rating system today designed to provide parents and other consumers with a new and unprecedented level of detail about game content. The changes include the addition of four new ESRB content descriptors -- short, standardized phrases printed on the back of game boxes that alert consumers to content elements that may be of interest or concern -- and new, bolder labels intended to draw consumer attention to those content descriptors. If this junk is of any interest, read more for details ...

Sony Plans 'Star Wars Galaxies' Add-on For 2004

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This much-anticipated first add-on for the Star Wars Galaxies series, scheduled for release in 2004, will introduce personal starships and starfighters, which can be used for interplanetary travel or space combat. The expansion also promises additional worlds, playable species, non-player characters, new creatures and more! "The staggered release schedule of the space component of the Star Wars Galaxies series will benefit players because they will have time to establish their characters and explore different elements of the core game before we add the space layer," says Rich Vogel, director of development at Sony Online Entertainment's Austin studio. "Once the space component becomes available, players who have been with us since the beginning will be ready to buy their own starships and launch into this new arena."

Thrustmaster Reveals New Line Of Sound Systems

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster announces the two latest entries in its multi-platform range of accessories: the 5.1 Sound System and 2.1 Sound System. More powerful than the previous speaker kits, these are fully compatible with all video game consoles – including Playstation 2, Xbox and GameCube – as well as with PC, DVD players, TV sets and VCRs. Read more for details and specifications ...