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'Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shining Force is a strategic RPG battle game with incredible graphical detail and unique strategic battle system. Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is the latest from the incredibly popular Shining Force franchise published on Genesis / Mega Drive in 1992. Shining Force is a strategic RPG battle game with incredible graphical detail and unique strategic battle system.

'Empires' - BF1942 Mod Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 8:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empires introduces buildable and destroyable buildings, a resource economy system, team commanders, and many other features modders of Battlefield 1942 have declared to be impossible due to no available SDK. This patch brings the mod to v0.11 and fixes most of the lag and crashing, and dedicated servers now work. We recommend running dedicated servers now, with the patch. There were no gameplay changes made to this release, however gameplay changes are now our main focus. Read more for download links ...

'Savage: Battle For Newerth' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S2Games has released the anticipated patch for their online RTS/FPS game Savage: Battle for Newerth. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.0 and adds a few new maps, updates their gfx engine and a slew of other fixes, tweaks and additions. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Breakdown - Trailer
  • Joan Of Arc - Trailer


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

Vivendi's European 2004 Release Schedule

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After we had the Vivendi US release list, their European colleagues have releaved their 2004 release schedule. No major surprises or revelations, nor release dates for HL2 or World Of Warcraft, but CS: Condition Zero & Lords of the Realm III are listed for March 2004, Van Helsing (PS2/ Xbox), The Fast and The Furious (PS2/Xbox) and Ground Control 2 are all scheduled for the first half of 2004. Read more for the full release list ...

'Half-Life 2' Source Code Theft Developments

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Over on Slashdot they have a mention of a weblog on recent developments regarding the Half-Life 2 source code theft from last year. Apparently there is progress made by the FBI who have raided a San Francisco resident's home in relation to the leaking/theft of Valve's upcoming hit product. The article shows a scanned FBI search warrant. Go check it out!

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

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 1:53 p.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.

'Vietcong' - New Multiplayer Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon has released a new "beta" multiplayer map for their tactical shooter Vietcong. This 'Riverdale' map will be features in the next update patch, but you can have a little sneak peek (thanks Tiscali). Read more for screens & download links ...

Win a Chance to Play Against OutKast on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the mic and get ready for celebrity gaming on Xbox Live! Gamers who think they can tackle a round of ESPN NFL Football against today's hottest hip-hop act, OutKast, should sign up before February 2, 2004 at Xbox Live!. Players who register could win a chance to play against Big Boi on February 4, the week of the Grammy Awards Show. Lucky Xbox Live members will be able to play against the Grammy Award nominees online through Xbox Live. Future contests will offer gamers the chance to play online against some of today’s hottest stars of stage, screen and sound, including The Strokes, Phantom Planet, Fefe Dobson, Crystal Method and Skrape, with many more lined up to take on gamers around the world.

'Lagsters' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2004 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lagsters is an arcade racing title, where the action takes place in closed environments - tubes. The player will be able to use a vast number of different weapons and upgrades to their cars to become the winner of one of the 32 races. The tracks are compiled into 4 different championships of the single player mode. The multiplayer mode will offer three different modes of play: 'Last Man Driving', 'Fox and Hounds' and 'Divided Glory' where up to 8 players may participate in one race.