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'RuneScape' Passes 50,000 Subscribers

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A big milestone is passed.. Today Jagex Ltd developer and operator of Java MMORPG RuneScape, celebrate passing 50,000 subscribers.

'This is a fantastic milestone to pass' says Managing Director Constant Tedder, 'I am so proud of the whole team's efforts this year to take us to this level. We believe we have a long way to go and the new version of RuneScape, going Beta on December the 1st, will surprise a few people.'

'Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam for the Game Boy Advance has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the Japanese anime sensation that has become a hit TV series and a blockbuster line of Hasbro toys, Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam invites legions of fans to accept a new Beyblade challenge that will encourage them to perfect their Beyblading techniques. The Beyblade phenomenon comes to Nintendo Game Boy Advance with more than 50 V-Force challenges and an amazing Beyblade adventure story. In Ultimate Blader Jam, a sinister group is out to steal Bit Beasts from the World Champion Bladebreakers. Players must defend against the mysterious force using skill, balance and endurance. Players can unlock a collection of more than 100 Beyblades, battle head-to-head in multiplayer mode, and play as Tyson, Kai and other Bladebreakers.

'HANNIBAL' Postponed To Q1 2004

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribes official site let us know that the release of HANNIBAL THE GAME has been officialy postponed to the first quarter 2004.The game is currently under final internal approval. Official launch dates will be announced soon.

Space Empires: Starfury Modding 101!

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fresh new content for Starfury modders.. With its open ended gameplay and endless replayability gamers have embraced it as the thrilling science-fiction action RPG it is, but for many the action doesn't stop with what's contained on the CD. Space Empires: Starfury, like all of Malfador's games, caters to the mod crowd; those individuals that seek to modify a game's contents. From creating new weapons to brand new starships practically everything in the game can be modified (aka 'modded'). While modding the game doesn't require two decades of programming experience it can be a daunting task for those new to the world of modmaking. To help facilitate mod creations Aaron Hall, the mastermind behind Starfury and Space Empires, has released an invaluable reference guide to modding Starfury.

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce an add-on to its highly appraised turned-based tactical game "Silent Storm" set in full 3D. The work on the new project started under the working title "Silent Storm: Sentinels" in September, 2003 (thanks Gamers.nl). Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Coliseum' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and Stormcloud Creations would like to announce the release of a full- featured demo for the upcoming fantasy gladiatorial management sim, Coliseum. The demo gives players an enormous taste of what to expect in the full title to be released in December. In terms of features and gameplay elements the demo is almost exactly as the final game will be, with two exceptions. One, the game halts halfway through the fighting season, allowing players to try out twenty days of the forty-day season. Two, players cannot save the game. Other than that the demo and full game are enough alike that you'll be able to walk away with a very informed opinion of what to expect when the full game ships.

GBA Game Changer

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica UK Ltd - the company behind Gamester, the world's most innovative video games accessories brand and the UK's number one manufacturer of Game Boy Advance peripherals - have launched one of the most practical and innovative accessories for handheld gaming to date, allowing gamers to switch simply between three games with their GBA SP, without the need for swapping cartridges.

Konami Brings Mobile Phone Games To The U.S. Market

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Corporation announced today that it is moving forward with its plans to deliver mobile phone games to the U.S. market. Konami started providing Frogger, an action game that enjoys enormous popularity in the U.S., to a major U.S. wireless carrier, AT&T Wireless, (headquarters: U.S.A. CEO: John D. Zeglis) for its newly enhanced mobile phone content service, "mMode" in time with its relaunch on November 20, 2003 (U.S. time). mMode is AT&T Wireless' consumer internet service which has more than one million subscribers throughout the U.S. mMode offers its users e-mail, games and other entertainment services on mobile phones.

'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...

'Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos features new high-level content, and a new race, the Nephilim, a chaotic fusion of demon and man that has arisen from the forces of darkness. In addition, the expansion provides new character classes, disciplines, an additional character slot, two new macro zones, and enhanced environmental graphics. Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos is being designed and developed by Wolfpack Studios, based in Austin, Texas. Read more for some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Legends of Wrestling: Showdown' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown is the exclusive supercard of the immortals! Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling! Read more for a load of new screens ...

'Alias' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Alias” is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. “Alias” will encompass all of the key elements behind the series’ success, including high-action combat, stealth missions and time-based objectives, espionage, intriguing plot twists, high-tech weaponry and stunning gameplay locations that span the globe. Read more for a massive load of butt-kicking screens ...

'Midtown Madness 3' (Xbox) - New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As was promised last month, Microsoft Game Studios has once again released new downloadable content for Midtown Madness 3 through their Xbox Live service. This new content pack features as bunch of new cars & tracks. Read more for details and to check out some screens of what to expect ...

'Plague of Darkness' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Plague of Darkness, Namco transports players to ravaged Medieval Europe during the time of the Black Death. Eight brooding environments with 58 sub-locations will put players to the test, each containing new objectives, enemies and obstacles. A linear storyline with deadly puzzles, fascinating characters and chilling discoveries allow players to experience unique game play mechanics and participate in over-the-top fantasy combat.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami has released the first patch for their recentrly released soccer sim Pro Evolution Soccer 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.10.2 and addresses various fixes and game tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - New Multiplayer Map

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released yet another new multiplayer map for their 3D RTS add-on Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour. This map is titled Iron Dragon but no additional details are known at this point. Read more for download links ..

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon and Illusion Softworks have released a new patch for their squad-based tactical shooter Vietcong. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.41 and addresses some game crashes, anti bunny hop (aka kangaroo) and various other cheats as well as several small gameplay improvements. This new patch requires to have the previous v1.30 patch installed first (thanks Tiscali). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Xpand Rally' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xpand Rally races take place in different parts of the world, the player gets to race in different environments – from deserts to polar snows. This gives him opportunity to experience cars’ physics changing in different weather and on different surfaces (gravel, sand, snow, ice and asphalt). This enabled the XR team to create realistic and abundant in flora terrains of a few dozens of square kilometers. It will give the players a completely different feeling from driving in a narrow gutter known from most racing games... Read more for some new screens!

'Cyclone Circus' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyclone Circus is a global arcade racer that introduces the functionality of sail-trim as an acceleration interface. It is the year 2078, and the climate has changed dramatically because of global warming. Antarctica and the North Pole have seen their mass reduced by 80%, resulting in a huge rise of ocean levels. This rapid environmental change has caused extremes in weather patterns, such as the abundant increase in wind velocities. Boasting high speeds in high-tech wind-propulsed vehicles, the mastering of the sail trim, unique vehicle physics and over the top trick system are key elements in becoming World Champion.