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'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest installment in the award-winning series, Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is a unique blend of role playing and turn-based strategy gaming. Set in the troubled land of Etheria, old foes such as Dwarves, Elves, and Orcs have resumed their ancient hostilities and the Undead legions of Lord Bane have returned. The game centers on the actions of your Warlord, who plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of your military efforts. Read more to check some new screens ...

'The Third Reich' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The people behind The Third Reich UT mod have released an updated version. This v1.2 mod adds new scopes, fixes several bugs & crashes, adds 4 new maps, adresses HUD issues and general improvements... The v1.2 comes in a full package as well as upgrade patch from v1.1, and there is also a full standalone (windows) server package. Read more for some v1.2 screens and download links ...

'PlanetSide' & 'Midnight Club II' - Multiplayer Demo On FilePlanet

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FilePlanet has posted up another one of their exclusive downloads for their FP & Founders subscribers, offering a free seven day trial of SOE's massively multiplayer first person shooter PlanetSide. The download is 1.5gig large, so it might actually take you 7 days to get it as well. Also for their FilePlanet & Founders subscribers is a another exclusive download of Rockstar's urban racing game Midnight Club II. The multiplayer demo includes the LA level with three cars and four modes of play for up to eight players.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Escape Velocity Nova' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Escape Velocity Nova' is the third game in the Escape Velocity series, and is by far the most ambitious installment to date. With a completely redesigned gaming engine, EV Nova thrusts you into a sprawling universe dominated by a myriad of warring factions, each sharing a common bond, but so philosophically different as to make conflict inevitable. You can now try Ambrosia Software's space simulation game for 30 free days then you have to register (if you want to play on that is). Read more for download links ...

'Jungle Warfare' - Beta 1 Now Available

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jungle Warfare is a new mod for Unreal Tournament 2003 and the first public beta is now available for download. Jungle Warfare is a blend of realism and unrealism. It features a huge range of modern weaponry and provides team and class based gameplay that is frantic, fun, but at the same time, realistic to a certain degree. There is already a small patch available which fixes some bugs & various issues. This mod is an entry in Epic's "Make Something Unreal" contest. Read more for download links ...

'Counterstrike 1.6' Available Now Via Steam

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vavle just send over word that the Steam Beta is entering its final phase, and is now open to the public. To enter this beta, simply download and run the 500K installer. Steam, a broadband platform for the deliver and management of digital content, currently features a variety of Valve games including Counter-Strike 1.6, which introduces the new riot shield, the official CS bot and more. Visit the Steam Powered website or read more for details & download links ...

'NFL Street' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the developers of Madden NFL Football comes a new brand of football where style is BIG: NFL STREET. NFL STREET blends fast paced arcade action with street culture to create a unique new gameplay experience where NFL stars become larger than life personalities. Players battle to earn the enhanced gear and attributes necessary to dominate the urban environments. Read more for some new screens...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced, the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Map Editor is now available for download. This will allow anyone to create maps and content for Enemy Territory. Please note, these tools are not supported by Activision, id Software, or Splash Damage. Help is available via a community forum located right here where you'll find open discussions on working with the editor.

Diablo Veteran to Lead Blizzard North Development Team

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that lead programmer Rick Seis has accepted the role of development team lead for Blizzard North. In his new position, Seis will focus on leading Blizzard North's concentrated team of developers while assuming the day-to-day responsibilities for maintaining and promoting the group's success. Additionally, Blizzard North will be streamlining their teams into one core group in order to focus their development efforts on one key project. Further information regarding the specifics of their next project will be announced at a future date.