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'Showdown: Legends of Wrestling' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 21, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wrestling fans with a thirst for nostalgia will once again have an opportunity to see "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes drop his trademark "bionic elbow," as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced that it has exclusively signed Rhodes to appear in SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling. The video game is currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin and is scheduled for release in April 2004 across the next-generation gaming platforms. Read more for details & screens ...

'Savage' Named a Finalist in 2004 IGF Competition

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2003 @ 4:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer S2 Games and iGames Publishing announced today that the one-of-a-kind real-time strategy shooter Savage: The Battle for Newerth has been named one of the top ten finalists in the Open Category of the 2004 Independent Games Festival (IGF) competition. The IGF competition will take place at the 2004 Game Developer’s Conference in San Jose, CA from March 24-26, 2004.

Vivendi Universal Games Hires Tolkien Music Director

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2003 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced that it has hired Chance Thomas as the Tolkien Music Director in charge of the creation and production of the musical themes for all of its videogames based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

'Knights of the Temple' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2003 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Paul de Raque, Knight of the Temple, as you set out on a holy crusade across a forbidding, mediaeval Europe to join your order in the Holy Land. Armed with your sword, axe, bow and shield, you must fight with all your strength to complete your journey, for saving the future of the world is your ultimate goal! The core of the game is medieval style fighting with the classical weapons of European knights, coupled with stunning graphics of the historical milieus of the 12th century crusades. Check these 60 new screens.

'Desert Combat' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On its 1 year anniversary, the DesertCombat team has released the next major public alpha of DesertCombat. Happy Birthday! Public Beta 0.6F is a patch to be used to upgrade from 0.5L and features a slew of bug fixes, new vehicles, 3 new maps and additions aimed at creating on of the best war game experiences on the PC. In this stage of development each is roughly balanced with some minor advantages to each, making gameplay much more fun and exciting. Read more for download links ...

UPDATE:We now also have the win32/Linux dedicated server patches available for download.

'PlanetSide' Gets Festive With Holiday Art

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 10:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlanetSide has got the holiday spirit and to celebrate, were adding a few special presents for the community this season. Today, players will find that characters with agile and reinforced armor have holiday hats; Backpacks have been replaced with empire-specific wrapped presents; and trees on Esamir and Ceryshen, the snow covered continents of Auraxis, are decorated with holiday lights. Read more to check out the festive screens ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...

'Chrome' - MP Xmas Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland gives us an early Christmas gift with their release of a Xmas demo for their sci-fi FPS Chrome. This MP demo features 10 of the 16 MP maps from the retail game, unfortunately it is only temporarely until January 10th 2004. This version is entirely compatible with the full version of the game, and allows you to connect to any full-version server, and host your own one. You will need Winrar to unpack this version, read more for download links ...

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Only a few days after the first patch, EA has now released another patch for EA Pacific's Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and adds particle effects, as well as the usual gameplay tweaks and fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released an updated patch for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.13b and addresses a copy protection issue, a bunch of games/World Editor fixes/tweaks/improvements, as well as adding Acts II and III to The Frozen Throne's bonus Orc campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...