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Turbine Buys Back 'Asheron's Call' License

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the massively multiplayer online gaming franchise "Asheron's Call" back to the games' creator, Turbine Entertainment Software Corporation. The franchise transfer includes all "Asheron's Call" intellectual properties, including "Asheron's Call," "Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty" and "Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings."

SOE Announces 'Everquest: Gates of Discord' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Gates of Discord, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. This expansion will offer exploration of a newly discovered continent; a new class (the Berserker) and Alternate Advancement Abilities that will offer new and unique skills to master. Gates of Discord will be available February 2004 at retail outlets such as Electronics Boutique, Best Buy and Gamestop, and as a secure digital download from SOE. The retail version of Gates of Discord will also come with a unique in-box gift and special in-game magic item. By purchasing the retail version of Gates of Discord, players will be able to claim the in- game item.

'Counter-Strike: Condition Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Launching the next generation of solo play and online combat, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is imminent. The #1 online action game of all time goes single-player with Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. A stand-alone product, Condition Zero is the comprehensive successor to the 2000 Multiplayer Game of the Year. Condition Zero completely replaces the current Counter-Strike, and combines six story-driven episodes, three different single player modes and multiplayer enhancements to drive the future of Counter-Strike gamers everywhere.

'WarBirds 3' Comes To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarBirds gives players the chance to jump into the cockpit of the most famous aircraft of WW2. Master the controls and prepare yourself for some grippingly realistic air combat. Version 3 of WarBirds, the thrillingly realistic online flight simulator, has just taken off over Europe. Get ready and try out WarBirds for free at www.warbirdseurope.com! Read more for details and screens ....

'Way of the Samurai 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Way of the Samurai 2 takes place at the end of the Edo period in 19th Century feudal Japan and is set in a town called Amahara, located on the island of Dejima. The citizens of Amahara once lived in peace and harmony, but as policy shifted within the powerful Magistrate’s office, they have found themselves the victims of extreme justice. Read more for details and screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights - SoU & HoU Addons - Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware has released the final patch (last week there was a beta) for their 3D role-playing game Neverwinter Nights, and its addons Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.61 and addresses a massive list of changes and game tweaks, including synchronization of the previous titles to the latest addons. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'WC III: Reign of Chaos' & 'The Frozen Throne' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings either game to v1.13 and addresses a quite lengthy bunch of fixes and game tweaks/improvements to the game and World Editor, as well as adding Acts II and III to The Frozen Throne's bonus Orc campaign. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment has issued the first patch for their 3D fighting/action game One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2095, no details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...