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'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check a new batch of screens ..

'Warhammer Online' Gets SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online, developing a much-anticipated online version of its popular fantasy roleplaying system, has licensed SpeedTree to ensure an outstanding level of realism and efficiency with the game's trees. Read more for details & some new screens...

'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the company has begun shipping Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 to retail outlets nationwide. Exclusively for the PlayStation2, the game is rated “E” for everyone and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Transport Giant' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a playable demo for their train simulation/strategy game Transport Giant, featuring the first US campaign mission. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed several weeks ago, Gathering today officially announced that it will release Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron, a new expansion disk for its hit WWII PC title Hidden & Dangerous 2 this fall. Sabre Squadron features nine new single-player campaign missions in four new locations plus the added ability to play all of these nine missions cooperatively over the Internet.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment are announcĂ­ng today that Ground Control II: Operation Exodus, has gone gold. "On behalf of the development team it is extremely satisfying to finally announce that our latest game is completed. After having worked on the project for more than two years we're now very eager to see the response from gamers and gaming media worldwide," said Martin Walfisz, CEO of Massive Entertainment. Ground Control II: Operation Exodus will ship to retail on June 22nd in North America and will be released on June 25th in Europe and Asia.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) SaveGame Bug Detected

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ion Storm community forum has turned up rumor of a possible AI bug in Thief: Deadly Shadows. If you save and load your in-game progress it will apparently reset the difficulty setting of the game to Normal. Playing Thief 3 on high difficulty has a severe AI distinction where guards are more alert and react differently to open doors, stolen objects and other items. Ion Storm has recognized the problem and are currently working on a solution, which should be easily patchable for the PC edition, on the other hand Microsoft only allow Xbox live patching for online game experiences, which is not the case with Thief 3. To be continued....

'Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment has released an updated Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers Open Beta.The closed beta will be followed with an extended open beta period, warning that this open beta version is unfinished, nor that the add-on is almost finished. In order to participate you must have either Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles or Trials of Atlantis installed. Read more for download links ...