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'No Mans Land' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westward Ho! In No Mans Land, the player leads the colonization of the American continent between 1600 und 1900. In three campaigns, divided into 30 diversified missions, the player sees the historical development of this era from the viewpoint of six different ethnic groups: Englishmen, settlers, American patriots, Spaniards and forest- and prairie Indians. Read more to check out the 20+ new screens ...

'Black9' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2080, nine powerful illuminati are engaged in a struggle for the control of mankind. As the manipulative illuminati head towards a perilous endgame, you are a mercenary walking the gray line of right and wrong, operating in the shadows and executing dangerous missions on their behalf. Black9 is the exciting new action/RPG that weaves intense gameplay through an engrossing story line with streamlined RPG-style character development. Check the PC & Xbox new screens ...

'Aquanox 2: Revelation' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Aquanox 2: Revelation' is a new story of the underwater world Aqua. In 2666 a young freighter pilot called William Drake sets out to search for the heritage of a mythical ancestor. He is looking for adventure - and finds greed, ruthlessness, merciless hatred … and also unexpected help. But very soon he has to realize that he is not the only one hunting for his ancestor's legendary treasure. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Patch Issues & Plans

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ravenshield website has been updated with some information about the problem with their v1.3 patch and what to expect for the next (v1.4) patch. Patch 1.3: Two major issues were identified and reproduced after the patch was released: A server crash related to the arm patches & non-working CD-keys. Both problems are being investigated, and a fix will be issued as soon as possible. Patch 1.4: Development is progressing well on patch 1.4. Many bugs related to the netcode have been solved, including reticule lock, zoom staying active, a grenade bug, and players getting stuck in ladders. Some game improvements have also been made, including removal of trigger lag. Players will automatically switch back to his/her primary weapon after throwing their last grenade or other disposable weapon (thanks Bluesnews).

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Win & Linux Server Updates

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Activision has just released the Windows and Linux server update (people running the clients do NOT need this) for their free multiplayer addon Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The upgrade adds more server stability and incorporates the Even Balance anti-cheating software (thanks Shacknews). Read more for details and download links ...

'Prince Of Qin' - Retail & Demo Update Patch

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software released a new patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.20 and adresses various multiplayer as well as single player bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Global Star Announces 'Airport Tycoon 3'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Airport Tycoon 3 for the PC Platform. Under development at Interactive Vision, Global Star plans to incorporate all the features of the popular original Airport Tycoon, and its sequel Airport Tycoon 2, while adding scores of new features and improvements. Global Star Software currently plans to release Airport Tycoon 3 in the winter of 2003.

'World War II Frontline Command' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and The Bitmap Brothers are proud to announce that the first fully 3-D real-time strategy wargame, World War II Frontline Command, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “World War II Frontline Command is a first, with its fully 3D graphics set during WWII.“ says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “WWII FC is a title that all fans of WWII genre games should own, easy to learn, difficult to master and almost impossible to put down.”

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Interactive/Cyanide Studio have released patch another beta patch for their recently released cycling simulation game Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3b (v1.2 was released and immediately pulled because it made the game crash in TimeTrial mode) and fixes the 'time bug', adjusts some ratings, improves AI, fixes a few problems in editor, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download list.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - Release Date

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today UbiSoft sent their 2002/2003 fiscal year results, which can also be viewed online. Apart from the fact that UbiSoft did very well, it also reveals a premilinary release date for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, which according to the report is scheduled for March 2004.