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'PlanetSide' Hits Stores May 20!

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced that its highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide will make history when it launches on May 20. The groundbreaking game will allow thousands of players to fight online in an all-hours-of-day global war that has never been seen before in the first-person action genre. The company also announced that it will add squad-based voice chat functionality to PlanetSide, further enhancing the experience of fighting together with a squad and working as a team. PlanetSide will be available on May 20, 2003 in North American retail stores.

RtCW: Tides of War (Xbox) - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With both two player co-op and full Xbox Live and System Link multiplayer support for the ultimate in team warfare, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War delivers a frightening and action-packed adventure teeming with shocking paranormal experiments, perverted, flesh-chewing SS weaponry and bone chilling encounters with the Fuhrer's unrelenting henchmen. The movie shows off lots of game footage, the co-op mode, and the multiplayer available through Xbox Live. Read more for download links ...

SOE Adds Player-Named Server To EverQuest

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment has opened a new server for EverQuest. For the first time, a new server has been named after a human player character within the game. The 47th server has been named "Stromm," after a 55th level halfling druid character run by a player who was one of EverQuest's first thousand subscribers! Eight character names were randomly selected from the first 1,000 players who subscribed to EverQuest back in 1999, and who are still active. The brand new server gives first-time EverQuest players and experienced players searching for a fresh start in the world of Norrath the opportunity to start at the beginning. The new server also offers more room for the EverQuest community to grow as new people continue to enter the world of EverQuest in the continually evolving online adventure.

Strategy First Officially Announces 'War Times'

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a major secret since it was already mentioned in their E3 lineup but Strategy First Inc. announced today that they have signed War Times for the North American market. Developed by Spain’s Legend Studios, War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight.

'Chaser' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. This singleplayer demo features a tutorial level and a section from the Little Tokyo. This demo came with the UK edition of the new PC Zone, so we decided bring it online and make it available for everybody to enjoy!

'Will Rock' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will experience fast-paced shooter action through 10 huge varied levels and additional expertly designed multiplayer maps. The Ancient Greek/Roman setting allows for unique weapons that support the game's theme, including a Medusa Gun, Flaming Crossbow and Acid Rifle. The game's "real-time shattering" technology allows for a wealth of breakable objects, providing gamers with the experience of a truly interactive environment. The demo features one level from the full game. You MUST have DX 9 installed and your video card MUST support hardware transform and lighting. Read more for details and download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • True Crime:Streets OF L.A (Activision)
  • Mythica (MicroSoft)


  • Read more for download links ...

Offworld Resource Base (O.R.B) - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O.R.B. is a visually stunning 3D Real-Time strategy game that pits the forces of two races against each other in a desperate struggle to control the resources they need to expand their empires. O.R.B. stands for Off World Resource Base and what happens in the ‘Off World’ is the stuff that dreams or nightmares are made of. This update (v1.04) adds 4 new playable units, 2 new Alien units, 8 new Skirmish/MP scenarios, new weapons, new and improved sound effects, improves multiplayer stability, AI behavior, loading time, and more. This update works for US/UK versions. Read more for download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more for a few new screens!