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'Dreamfall' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom was recently awarded a grant from the Norwegian Film Fund to partially finance the development of Dreamfall, the long-awaited follow-up to The Longest Journey. The Norwegian government has, for the first time, actively endorsed game development, marking a welcome shift in the cultural acceptance of computer games as a medium comparable to film and television.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. TDK has released a final demo for Cauldron's 3rd person action/adventure title Conan featuring the same 2 levels set to Kordava city at night and to one of the towers with updated/optimized code. Read more for download links ...

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.10 and addressing some multiplayer bugs ,adds a new difficulty level, more bindstone etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Poacher' Hunting For A Publisher - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is very dependant on the player's stealth ability. The animals are far from defenseless, and therein lay's the challenge! The hunter is often the hunted and lack of caution will lead you to a quick end. Before you know it a tiger has you in its claws, or an elephant is using you as a doormat. The animals in Poacher are very dangerous, and the player is in constant peril. Small note folks, Tigers like to attack from behind, and you'll never see it coming....

'Spooks' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BBC Multimedia, BBC Worldwide's software publishing business, is set to take the BAFTA-award winning drama Spooks to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. It's the first time a BBC drama has been developed into a computer game. The multi-format title, developed by BBC Multimedia's in-house studio, Gamezlab, will be launched in Autumn 2004, and feature all the main characters from the TV series.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox and PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xfire To Be Bundled With 'Savage: Battle For Newerth' Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., today announced thhat S2Games will be bundling Xfire with the Savage: The Battle for Newerth Demo version 2.0 due out in a few days. Xfire ( ) is an IM designed for gamers that shows players when, what games, and where their friends are playing online. With one click, users can instantly join their friends' games.

'Shadow Tower: Abyss' (PS2) Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec's Mark 'Duhrin' Johnson revealed on the official Agetec forum that From Software's upcoming horror/FPS "Shadow Tower: Abyss" has been rejected by SCEA's (Sony Computer Entertainment America) Quality Control department and therefor is now cancelled. According to Johnson, reason for the thumbs down was the poor graphics and the fact that there was no market for this type of game in North America. Metro3D might still release 'Shadow Tower: Abyss' in Europe. If you want to read more about it then head on over to Agetec's forum.

'Desert Combat Extended' - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Desert Combat eXtended' is a mod for a mod, believe it or not. The DCX team has released their latest v7.1 to be compatible with the latest Desert and BF1942 v1.6. This DCX 7 adds the new exocet anti-ship Missle, Deployable Sniper Bush(camo), Dismounted Deployable weapons TOW,MG and plenty other things. Read more for download links ...