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'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' Sells BIG

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne has surpassed 1 million units sold worldwide, according to EDI sell-through, internal company estimates, and reports from key retail accounts around the world. Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard games, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is now the eighth Blizzard product to sell 1 million copies and also to reach #1 in U.S. sales. The game, which began shipping on July 1, is topping PC sales charts in North America, Europe, and Asia.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released some new screens from their upcoming RTS game Cossacks II. All other screenshots to date don't show the brilliant new interface and Cossacks buffs will immediately recognize the changes. Everything has been cleaned up, and there are drastically fewer icons than before. The guys at GSC Game World were able to minimize the icons and simplify the controls. Another new feature is an on-screen video that depicts the selected unit via real-life footage. If you have ever wondered how those units look in reality, Cossacks II will show you! Read more and check them out ...

'Kuma: War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reality entertainment broke new ground today with the unveiling of ‘Reality Games’ by new start up venture, Kuma Reality Games. Delivered through high-speed Internet connections to consumers’ PCs, Kuma will offer weekly episodic content that allows gamers to “play the news as it is reported.” Earlier today we had announcement up for Kuma Reality Games' new title Kuma: Wars, and now we have the first screens to show you what its all about.

'LotR: The Return of the King' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA’s second “The Lord of the Rings” action adventure game, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, will allow players to journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes. Defend the walls of Minas Tirith as Gandalf, raise the Army of the Dead as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, and with Frodo and Sam, deliver the ring to the fiery depths of Mount Doom. Read more to check some awesome new screens ...

'Call Of Duty' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players assume the role of different characters from multiple sides of the Allied forces and experience the bonding and brutality of war as they fight alongside their squad mates through a variety of missions, including battlefield assaults, search and rescue, stealth, sabotage, vehicle chases and tank battles. Heeding the call of duty, gamers step into the boots of a U.S. paratrooper, a British commando and a Russian infantryman as they take on the Nazi War machine through pivotal World War II battles and authentic military campaigns. Read more for some new screens.

'Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a wide range of military units in some of WWII's most significant battles in this groundbreaking Tactical RTS. The game's epic visual style redefines the standard for real-time strategy titles; whilst the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through depth of detail and stunning cutting edge graphics. An incredibly detailed game, Battlefield Command, will cover WWII's major European battles from the invasion of Poland and France in 1939-40, through the war on the Eastern front, and the fall of Germany in 1945. You got to check these sweet screens!

'Kya: Dark Lineage' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya must seek her way through multiple dangers to find her brother and a way back home. She discovers the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens - the menacing army of the evil Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom. Mastering magical powers, Kya can liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their true Nativ identity. A few new screens just sailed in ...

'Worms 3D' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 3 new wormelicious screens ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Kuma: War' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embedded reporters brought war zone action up close and personal, but a new video game series will bring it right into the living room. Kuma Reality Games first title, "Kuma: War," integrates licensed "hot spot" video footage from the Associated Press, Reuters and ITN into the gaming action. Additionally, through a relationship with the Department of Defense, the game also will incorporate exclusive raw video shot by U.S. troops stationed in the relevant regions (thanks HLF). Read more for details ...