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'Shadow Hearts: Covenant' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Hearts: Covenant, the sequel to the critically acclaimed fantasy-style RPG Shadow Hearts, is a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG elements. Shadow Hearts: Covenant (known as Shadow Hearts 2 in Japan) provides players with an even greater magical quest than its predecessor. Read more for some new screens...

'Besieger' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released the first patch for Primal Software's RTS Besieger. This patch will bring your retail game to v1.2.5, adds GameSpy support and fixes MP lag issues. A Real-Time 3D Strategy, Besieger is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. As well as the bloody battles, each player must build, protect and attack fortified citadels. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It’s the season of the fan. The year of people coming together to celebrate sport. And uniting everyone is ESPN NFL Football, a coupling of “the most responsive and intense gameplay around” and the richest multi-player gaming experience possible. Everyone is getting in on the action with the help of our innovative V.I.P. system – allowing you to play your friends or the elite as if they were sitting right next to you! So dust off those extra controllers, grab some chairs, and get your game on!

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the 60s and using the Cold War as its inspiration, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater forces the player to adopt a number of new skills to survive in Snake's new jungle environment. Danger lurks everywhere as Snake explores the beautifully-realised forests, encampments and rivers, with guards patrolling key routes, dangerous animals to contend with, and the uneven terrain and noisy foliage making the silent approaches the Metal Gear hero is famed for virtually impossible.

'Worms Forts Under Siege' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Xbox Live - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega Europe today announced that the latest title in Team 17's hugely entertaining Worms franchise, Worms Forts Under Siege, will be playable online on the Xbox through the Xbox Live. Prepare your garrison of worms to join three other machines in four player clashes. Wage war online, over epic landscapes never seen before in a Worms game with the option to tailor battles through Quickmatch and Optimatch matchmaking. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Tri Synergy' Brings 'The Saga of Ryzom' To North America

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy and Nevrax today announced an exclusive North American distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Tri Synergy will distribute The Saga of Ryzom, Nevrax's graphically stunning, multi-genre massively multiplayer online role-playing game into the North American market later this year.

'Painkiller' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a new patch for People Can Fly's FPS Painkiller. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses various weapon tweaks and bug-fixes, multiplayer improvements, as well as 2 new multiplayer maps (DM_Fallen1 and DM_Fallen2). Read more for details and download links ...

Digital Jesters Signs 'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand'

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games Publisher Digital Jesters has announced that it has secured the rights to the ground-breaking Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand. Medieval Lords takes aspiring city governors to the middle ages, combining rich city-building challenges with evolving military forces to defend against relentless attacks from neighboring enemies. Medieval Lords is expected to be released in October 2004, at a SRP of £29.99.

'Perimeter' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the first patch for K-D Lab's Perimeter, a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. This upgrade features a brand new multiplayer map, as well as integrated chat/lobby support, and a new Replay feature, which enables you to record battles to evaluate your strategies or exchange them with other Perimeter players. Read more for download links ...

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released the first patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v28446 contains improved vehicle physics, Netcode Optimisation, extended Commander and Player Map Options, Crash Fixes and also an additional vehicle (Tank, Merkava) + two new weapons (Pistol, Glock 18 ; Sniper Rifle, VSS Vintirez). Read more for details and download links ...