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KOEI Introduces New Online Poll

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation, the creators of the Dynasty Warriors series, announced today that in a continuing effort to listen to your opinions, KOEI has launched a new polling feature on koei.com. “Over the years, we have sensed what our customers want to see in future KOEI games - from letters, emails, and even phone calls. Now with the Polls, we have a way to accurately measure our customers' opinions on a variety of issues,” said Ben Stockwell, Webmaster for koei.com. “It's an invaluable tool and a major step forward in KOEI's efforts to incorporate user feedback in the development of our games.“ Check out the poll (questions will change periodically) right here ...

'Chaser' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a new patch for Cauldron's recently released FPS Chaser. This upgrade is for all English versions (not available in North America yet) and brings your retail game to v1.47 while fixing some soundf issues, adding various multiplayer fixes such as anticheat, kick etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official site has once again been updated with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

'Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks has issued a patch for their newly released 3D role-playing expansion The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.6.1820. This release addresses a sizable number of gameplay issues and other bugs in the expansion, as well as the Tribunal add-on (if installed) and the original game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Restaurant Empire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build your restaurant from the ground up. Hire waiters, decorate your restaurant and even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and out-price the competition. Enlight Software has finally brought their patch out of beta and has now released the final version bringing your retail game to v1.20. This upgrade is for the the US and UK editions of Restaurant Empire and it adresses several issues such as the "Offer Favourite Food" interface and a fix for a potential crash with "Chef Inventory". Read more for detailed list and download links ...

'RC Squad Land Machines' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put on your driving gloves, grab that radio control and jump right into action with RC SQUAD LAND MACHINES! Select from a great mix of realistic Electric or Fuel RC-Vehicles such as Monster Trucks, on/off Road Buggies, ATV's to even Hover-Crafts to participate in many styles of gripping gameplay (thanks Blues). Read more for info, screens & trailer ...

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Champions of Norrath offers an online multiplayer component at no additional cost to players (Internet connection required for online multiplayer game modes, online connection fees are the responsibility of the user). Up to four players per game can adventure in Norrath over the Internet using the Network Adaptor for the PS2. Gamers will match up with fellow Norrathians from across North America through SOE's upcoming matchmaking service via modem or broadband connections. Alternately, players can also use the Multitap to play together on a single PS2. Read more for new screens ...

'Wildlife Park' - Screens

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Wildlife Park' invites players to build the zoo of the future, allowing them to be as creative as they please, while keeping both the animals and visitors happy. The game has been developed in cooperation with animal care specialists and simulates the complete ecosystem and infrastructure of a modern outdoor animal park. Read more for details and 60+ screens...

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna expansion pack will be available in stores this November. Gamers will soon be drawn outside the original Kingdom of Ehb and into the tropical island of Aranna to solve an ancient mystery. The expansion pack unveils an all-new campaign that will challenge players to explore and fight their way through nine spectacular areas, including an expansive new jungle region, as they unravel the rich history and mystery of the world of Aranna. Read more for details and screens ...

'KnightShift' - Public Beta Test & Screens

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KnightShift offers the best of conventional RPG and RTS games in a mystic world, full of fantasy and imagination. The player takes control over heroes, real (funny) or magic characters and leads them to victory and honor. Set in a living fully three dimensional game environment, KnightShift bewitches your PC with breathtaking graphics and effects. Zuxxez is open for requests from experienced gamers, who would like to participate in beta testing for KnightShift. Applications can be made now on a secure website and will take about ten days to process. The skills of many are needed to check a huge amount of material. You can apply online right here or read more to check out 4 new screens...