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'Fire Department' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monte Cristo has released a new patch for their firefighting 3D RTS game Fire Department (Emergency Fire Response and Fire Chief in other territories). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and adresses random crashes (especially in the Forest level) and makes the game work with screen frequencies lower than 60Hz (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens & character art...

'Battle Engine Aquila' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore/Lost Toys have released a demo allowing you to check out their Xbox port, coming to PC soon. The demo features 1 missionn amed "Interception" in which you have to protect the transport convoy then help the firebase defenses deal with the enemy threat. Read more for download links ...

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A real-time strategy game of epic scope and breadth, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World lets players command legendary civilizations as they battle to forge mighty empires during the days of longbows and charging knights to the awesome land, air and sea battles of WWII involving Tiger Tanks, Storm Troopers, Spitfires, and stealthy submarines. Expected in stores later this month, in the meantime read more for some new screens ...

'Time of Defiance' - A Day In The Life Of A NiCE Artist

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gary Wood @ Nicely Crafted Entertainment let us know that they updated their Time of Defiance site with 'a day in the life of a NiCE artist', included is also hand drawn concept sketches and screens. Here is a clip:

The art department at Nicely Crafted Entertainment is responsible for all visual and creative aspects of the company. This not only includes the creation of game objects, but also corporate identity, marketing materials such as web and print adverts, and the development of the website style. In any one week, tasks can vary greatly from creating a promotional advert, to modelling and texturing a new ship or building for Time of Defiance, to designing new company business cards and letterheads.

'Gangland' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Budding Al Capone's across the world are set to play out their gangster dreams thanks to leading game publisher Whiptail Interactive's latest offering Gangland, developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, which is due to be released across the UK, Europe and North America in November 2003. In a new hybrid format that combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation gaming genres with a totally new style of in-game combat, Gangland delivers a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Syberia 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syberia II, the sequel of the 2002 Adventure Game of The year, is currently in development at the developer/publisher Montreal-based studios. Originally scheduled for release this coming fall it is now being pushed back to Q1 2004. Check out these new screens ...

'Codename: PANZERS' & 'The Kore Gang' - Behind The Scenes

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Achim Heidelauf, currently involved in CDV's 'Codename Panzers' and 'The Kore Gang' let us know that he updated his production site with following news:

Take a closer look behind the scenes of “Codename: PANZERS” and “The Kore Gang”. Both sections have been updated with new screenshots, behind the scenes photo galleries, work in progress artwork, wallpapers and more!

See the first three screenshots of a new PANZERS `9–part-seriesĀ“ where the US forces try to take a french village from the Germans! The next three screenshots will be available in a few days.

'Chrome' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland has released a new patch for their techno FPS Chrome (only available in Europe at the moment). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1.1.0 and adresses some gfx card issues and a bunch of single/multiplayer fixes & tweaks (save-games will no longer work). Read more for details & download links ...

P.M. STUDIOS Announces 'ETROM' Publisher

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.M. STUDIOS announces that the Action-Rpg videogame ETROM – 'The Astral Essence' will be published in Russia (2004) and all the Russian speaking Territories by "Logrus International" and "1C Company".

"(Fabio Belsanti Managing Director & Lead Designer P.M. Studios) We decided to publish ETROM in Russia with Logrus and 1C because these companies are the best in this part of the world. ETROM is a great project for the worldwide market, dedicated to all the players of the world! Etrom will be surely a great success in Russia."

'UFO: Aftermath' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alter Int/Cenega have released the a new patch for their recently released 3D squad-based action game UFO: Aftermath. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and address a few system issues, several in-game bugs, and makes various game tweaks/improvements. Read more for details and download links ...

Pre-order 'Dungeon Siege: LoA' and Receive Bonus Cloth Map

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced an exclusive pre-order deal with EB Games and GameStop to reward gamers who pre-order Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna with a cloth map of the land of Aranna. Durable and exquisitely detailed, the cloth map is an adventurer’s best friend when stopping the caravan to ask for directions just isn’t an option. Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna is the expansion pack to Dungeon Siege, the award-winning action fantasy role-playing game of 2002. The Legends of Aranna expansion pack, which also includes the full version of the original Dungeon Siege, will be available in North America on November 12 for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.).

'Pop Idol' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pop Idol – The Official Video Game is coming to PlayStation 2 and PC this November. It's a music-based rhythm-action game, complete with Dance Mat mode, where you become one of the hopefuls and compete as a singer through the auditions, the heats and on to the finals. Players have to face comments on their performance from a computer-generated Simon Cowell – making him the ultimate end-of-level game boss. Read more for some screens....

Chat With Shrapnel's CRPG Stars!

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RPGCodex will be hosting an IRC event on Tuesday, October 21st, featuring Shrapnel Games' CRPG developers Aaron Hall (Malfador Machinations) and Adam West (Crosscut Games). The chat will begin at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) and can be found at #RPGCodex. Aaron will be participating from the start, with Adam joining in around 9 PM EST. To participate in the chat you'll need an IRC chat client, such as mIRC.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Price & Packaging Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Epic Games have announced pricing and packaging details as well as a rebate program for Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's smash hit Unreal Tournament 2003, which has become the standard for competitive multiplayer gaming since it shipped in November 2002. Read more for details ...

'FIFA Football 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For true soccer fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Football 2004 is the most complete and authentic soccer experience. A new Career mode gives players the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. Check the new screens ...

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plastic Reality/Cenega have released a demo for their squad-based Korean War game Korea: Forgotten Conflict. The demo features a tutorial level and one mission in Seoul, where you have to rescue medic and few allied soldiers and then leave by train (thanks Tiscali). Read more for download links ...

'Metal Arms: Glitch In The System' Demo Available Now

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race... Metal Arms: Glitch In The System is coming for Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2 next month, now Xbox owners can get a taste of the demo disc available on developer Swinging Apes official site!

VU Games To Distribute inXile's Games In North America

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) and inXile entertainment today announced a North America distribution deal, commencing with inXile's first game in 2004 (known as "The Bard's Tale" outside of the U.S., final name in the U.S. pending trademark proceedings). Under terms of the contract, VU Games will distribute inXile's new original computer role-playing game (RPG) on multiple console platforms and the PC.

The Role Of Women In 'BREED' & Interview With Giovanni Vindigni

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Are there no women in BREED!? Oh yes, there are women! The U.S.C. is well aware that brute force can only get you so far, therefore they have an elite division of GRUNT units that are composed entirely of women. The "SNIPER CORPS" of the U.S.C.'s GRUNTS are feared and respected by those with whom they serve. Mostly mavericks and highly trained in the use of the "SUREKILL" sniper rifle, these deadly ladies can pick off a target from any distance. Armed with a secondary light machine gun and equipped with the lightest armor the U.S.C. forces have to offer. They are the most agile of all the U.S.C. units, as well as the deadliest infiltrators and saboteurs.

To help kill a bit of time until the release of BREED, CDV have included an interview on the official site with GIOVANNI VINDIGNI, who performed the music for BREED.