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'Gothic III' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the new screens...

'The Matrix Online' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part of Update 38 we will be introducing Massive in-game advertising to The Matrix Online, similar to what people experience in SOE's Planetside. Real-world ads will cycle to keep things fresh, and SOE is also looking into maybe allowing players to purchase ad space.

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Cast

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft and Universal Studios announced that Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts and Jack Black will appear via likeness and provide voice talent for the Peter Jackson's King Kong videogame. Academy Award winner Adrien Brody has also lent his voice talent to the game.

'Civilization IV' Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Civilization IV website has been updated with word on the imminent patch for Firaxis latest strategy title. "Some of the highlights include multiple AI improvements and tweaks, worker behavior tweaks, MANY game play improvements (ex Animal Husbandry reveals horses), promotion tweaks, a softer pillage sound (requested by many, many people), fixed diplomatic exploits (gold for gold, peace treaty exploit), multiplayer tweaks (Hot seat, Lobby, etc.), memory, caching and performance improvements, etc. There were also a number of video card specific fixes." We will of course have the patch on our fileserver network as soon as its released.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Slashes Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 11:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced its hack & slash Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends is now available in North America, serving up a banquet of 18 all-new maps, 5 sizzling modes, and so much more! In 'Legend' mode, gamers will take part in never-before-told stories, including the first showdown between the Kingdoms of Wei and Shu, and the attempt to kidnap the Emperor.

'ROSE Online' Will Launch December 1st

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 10:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive has set the launch date for the company's new MMORPG game, ROSE Online, for Dec. 1, 2005. The Ragnarok Online follow up title is an interplanetary adventure game that will take players through a journey of mystery and peril.

'Magna Carta: Tears of Blood' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A announced that Softmax's PS2 exclusive RPG Magna Carta: Tears of Blood is now available in North America. Magna Carta: Tears of Blood is a role-playing game, set in Efferia, a continent populated with five races. In this world, you can use seven different types of Carta and meet a host of characters.

'Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games has released the first patch for Brainbox's horror/FPS Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and adding 3 new multiplayer maps, dedicated server, editor, plus a few other multiplayer optimizations. Read more for detailed fixlist and download links ..

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War' - v1.41 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has now released a new patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War/Winter Assault. This update brings your retail game to v1.41 and mainly seems to add unit balancing, interface enhancements, some optimizations and bug fixes. Requires the previous v1.40 patch to be installed (thanks Relicnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links...

'Star Wolves 2' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster Interactive announced today that it will publish Xbow Software's 3D space combat RPG Star Wolves 2 in Germany, scheduled for release Q1 2006. No further details are available, so read more to check the first screens...