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by Rainier on Dec. 23, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Happy Potter: Quidditch World Cup' - Champion Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidenori Tanaka of Japan became the first Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup videogame world tournament champion, Electronic Arts announced today. The thrilling international videogame tournament finals took place yesterday at the Tower of London in the UK, where competitors between the ages of eight and fourteen years, from twelve countries around the world, including France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Italy, USA, UK, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Holland, and Brazil competed for the prestigious world champion title.

'Championship Manager 03-04' - Update Patch Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 7:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Interactive has released a fix for their latest Championship Manager 03-04 update patch. This fix addresses the disappearing matches bug that came to light with the v4.1.3 patch from a few days ago. Note that this is a fix, so you still need to apply the patch itself first if you have not done so. Read more for download links ...

'World of Warcraft' - Beta Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 7:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Of Warcraft fans have surely noticed that the Q4 2003 promised beta for Blizzard's WoW has not yet appeared. In a shocking turn of events Blizzard has now announced it is being delayed. "Over the past few weeks, it has become apparent that the World of Warcraft beta will not be available within the fourth quarter of 2003. The development team is currently hard at work testing the alpha version of the game, and we look forward to bringing you an outstanding beta in early 2004."

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Dungeon Siege' - Tool Kit Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gas Powered Games has released an updated version of their Dungeon Siege Tool Kit, bringing their DSTK to v1.5, it contains the latest versions of the Siege Editor and Siege Max, and is compatible with the original Dungeon Siege (v1.11) and the latest expansion pack Legends Of Aranna (v1.5). Read more for details & download links ...

'EverQuest II' Class Tree Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As a holiday gift to EverQuest fans, Sony Online Entertainment today released a puzzle that will reveal the highly anticipated class tree for EverQuest II, on the company's EverQuest II game site. EverQuest II features 48 classes available through a tree branch progression, allowing you to choose your class as you advance in the game. The answer to the puzzle will be announced after the holiday break, but fans are sure to solve it much sooner.

'Blade & Sword' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive today announced that it has shipped the action-packed kung fu RPG Blade & Sword to retail stores nationwide. Blade & Sword has an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

'Second Life' - New Version & New Price

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab today introduced version 1.2 of Second Life, the online service that allows residents to join a rapidly growing world in which they can play, build, or live, creating anything imaginable. Second Life residents can now buy their own virtual land at auction, using either real or in-world currency. And Second Life isn’t just for the PC any more. Macintosh users with OS X.3 can help test Second Life’s new Beta version for Macintosh. Additionally, a new pricing option with no monthly fees allows you to join SecondLife for only $9.95. The Second Life v1.2 upgrade is downloadable today for a free 7-day trial at www.SecondLife.com.

'Hegemonia: Legions of Iron' - Patch & Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Reality has released a new patch for their 3D space RTS Hegemonia: Legions of Iron. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.01 and addresses a problem in running the script editor on WinXP and now it is possible to create missions and carry over units and heroes between them like in the single player campaign. Digital Reality also released the mod tools for Hegemonia: Legions of Iron, allowing you to create your own missions for this 3D space RTS. You will need the v2.01 update patch to run your (or other people's) custom made missions. Read more for details and download links ...