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'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the company has begun shipping Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 to retail outlets nationwide. Exclusively for the PlayStation2, the game is rated “E” for everyone and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Transport Giant' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a playable demo for their train simulation/strategy game Transport Giant, featuring the first US campaign mission. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed several weeks ago, Gathering today officially announced that it will release Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron, a new expansion disk for its hit WWII PC title Hidden & Dangerous 2 this fall. Sabre Squadron features nine new single-player campaign missions in four new locations plus the added ability to play all of these nine missions cooperatively over the Internet.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment are announcĂ­ng today that Ground Control II: Operation Exodus, has gone gold. "On behalf of the development team it is extremely satisfying to finally announce that our latest game is completed. After having worked on the project for more than two years we're now very eager to see the response from gamers and gaming media worldwide," said Martin Walfisz, CEO of Massive Entertainment. Ground Control II: Operation Exodus will ship to retail on June 22nd in North America and will be released on June 25th in Europe and Asia.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) SaveGame Bug Detected

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ion Storm community forum has turned up rumor of a possible AI bug in Thief: Deadly Shadows. If you save and load your in-game progress it will apparently reset the difficulty setting of the game to Normal. Playing Thief 3 on high difficulty has a severe AI distinction where guards are more alert and react differently to open doors, stolen objects and other items. Ion Storm has recognized the problem and are currently working on a solution, which should be easily patchable for the PC edition, on the other hand Microsoft only allow Xbox live patching for online game experiences, which is not the case with Thief 3. To be continued....

'Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment has released an updated Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers Open Beta.The closed beta will be followed with an extended open beta period, warning that this open beta version is unfinished, nor that the add-on is almost finished. In order to participate you must have either Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles or Trials of Atlantis installed. Read more for download links ...

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spanky and his gang of revolutionaries are back, and this time they’re bigger and badder! In the successor to the 1.5 Million unit State of Emergency, the original riot game, VIS Entertainment has once again redefined the Action/Combat Genre with State of Emergency 2. Read more for details and screens ...

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

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As commander of up to four fort-dwelling worms, you direct your garrison to quickly construct defenses then build weapons of mass destruction to destroy your opponents' fortifications! With a touch of skill, catapult or canon and some crazy Worms attitude, battle your way to victory through eras and mythologies. Team 17's Worms Forts Under Siege is coming to PC, PS2 and Xbox in Q4 2004. Check out the freshly launched website or read more for some new screens ...