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Yahoo! Games Unleashes Unlimited Subscription Package For 'Games On Demand'

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yahoo! Games, the leading online games destination, today announced the first unlimited subscription packages for their popular Games on Demand program. Now games fans will be able to enjoy as many subscription games as they want, for as long as they want, at any time. Along with the original Three Games Package for $9.95 per month, players can now choose the Unlimited Package, which gives gamers access to all subscription games with no time limit.

Metro3D Releases 'Gem Smashers' (GBA)

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing summertime fun and entertainment for the entire family, Metro3D, Inc. today announced the nationwide release of Gem Smashers for the Game Boy Advance. Gem Smashers is a wholesome yet addictive puzzle game developed by Frame Studios Interactive and features an “E” (Everyone) ESRB Rating.

'Starsky And Hutch' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released a new patch for their recently released arcade racing game, Starsky and Hutch. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.32 but no specific details as to what this actually fixes/upgrades are available at this point, although the FAQ mentions you need to download the patch to get the Microsoft Forcefeed Back Steering Wheel to work in the game. Read more for download links ...

'Chaser' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a new patch for Cauldron's recently released FPS Chaser. This upgrade is for the UK edition only (not available in North America yet) and brings your retail game to v1.46 while fixing a cutscene crash bug, keyboard/input handling, and some multiplayer issues etc. (thanks 3DGamers) Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Music Lineup

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the in-game music lineup for the upcoming action horror game, Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward for the PlayStation2. Hollywood Records recording artist Forty Foot Echo has contributed two songs from its upcoming, self-titled album due out in stores this August. Gearing up for their second release this fall, No One appears in-game courtesy of Immortal Records, lending five songs from its self-titled album. Read more for details ...

'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) Coming To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super-smart, delinquent monkeys out to dominate the world?! Witness the pandemonium in Ape Escape2, just released by Ubi Soft Entertainment. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and available exclusively for the PS2, Ape Escape 2 is the sequel to the successful 'Ape Escape' which released for the PlayStation game console in 1999, rapidly becoming a Greatest Hits favorite. Building on its predecessor, Ape Escape 2 includes advanced game features, engaging 3D graphics, and plenty more monkey chaos. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check the screens ...

New Publisher '4AM Entertainment' Formed

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new European player is about to enter the games publishing market, as 4AM Entertainment (4AM) prepares to unveil its debut range of PC game titles in August and September of this year. 4AM is based in the UK (games division) and Germany (music division), with development partners in Taiwan and Korea. Read more for details, or check the previousy posted material on one of their upcoming games, "The Fate."

'The Fate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A young warrior stands alone, unarmed and with only 1,000 gold pieces to his name... So far, so familiar to fans of role-playing games (RPGs). However, while it may begin in traditional style, it's not long before 4AM Entertainment's debut release, The Fate, takes RPG fans to places which they've never before encountered. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Midnight Club II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has started shipping Midnight Club II for the PC. The highly anticipated title is set to be in stores on July 2nd in North America and on July 11th in Europe.