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'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Vietcong you will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. Illusion Softworks has released the new Vietcong update patch, bringing your retail game to v1.2. This upgrade adresses new anti-cheat measures, a slew of multiplayer improvements, fixes and tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'The Italian Job' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Italian Job lets gamers recapture the high-octane thrills of the blockbuster movie. Taking on the role of Charlie Croker and his gang members, you are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists ever. Now you and your team of professional thieves must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this, you need to create the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempt your getaway in super-charged new MINI Coopers. Eidos keeps trickling out the screens, another 5 just dripped in...

'Trash' - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trash is a 3D RTS based in a post-apocalyptic future. The surviving humans, mutants, and intelligent machines are the three races battling for control of the primary resource: Trash. Read more to check out a few trashy screens ...

'Will Rock' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An updated playable demo for Will Rock is now available, and contains a single-player level called The Tholos Temple as well as a multiplayer map called The Rotunda. You MUST have DX 9 installed and your video card MUST support hardware transform and lighting (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Freelancer' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released the first update patch for Digital Anvil's 3D space combat bringing your retail game to v1.1. This upgrade is primarily a server update addressing server stability and cheating. There are some client side fixes, the most important being a multiplayer ID generation issue. There is really no need to install the update unless you are running a server or are unable to play multiplayer because you can't get an ID. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 6, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Star Trek: Elite Force II' - Multiplayer & Intro Movie

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released two new movies from Ritual and Activision's upcoming first person shooter Star Trek: Elite Force II. One shows the game's intro movie while the other features multiplayer gameplay (thanks HomeLan). Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. A few new screens trickled in, check them out ..

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these 12 new screens ..

'Heaven And Hell' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1500 B.C.: four different peoples in a biblical land are waiting to be converted. The gamer is working with a God-simulator and has to convert the inhabitants to the good or the evil side. For this purpose, each side has seven prophets at their disposal, as well as an amount of wonders and plagues (lightning, flood, grasshopper ...) A few weeks ago we had the German demo, now CDV has released the English version. The demo sports a tutorial as well as 1 game mission playable in three different difficulty settings. Read more for download links ...