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'Massive Assault' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a demo version of Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net has been completed and will be available for download next week. the demo features 5 Training Missions, 3 Scenarios, 4 Epic Replays and World War on One Planet. Read more for download links ...

'Ultimate Arena' Online Tournament Winners

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UA recently held an online Counter-Strike tournament with $10,000 in cash & prizes sponsored by ZipZoomFly. Nearly 1000 players participated and six of the top 20 CS clans played as well. Team3D and the runner up teams United5 and Deadzone were awarded prizes worth $10,000, including $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in top-of-the-line AMD Athlon 64 processors and motherboards.

'Future Tactics: The Uprising' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Future Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG that looks and feels like an action/platform game. Built around a highly complex turn-based battle engine, the adventure showcases a single-player Story Mode, as well as a two-player Battle Mode. The plot is set in the not too distant future, when Earth as we know it has succumbed to a race of extra-dimensional creatures. Now the final hope for restoring order to the planet rests on the shoulders of a young boy, his sister and a rag-tag assembly of unlikely warriors. Read more for some screens ...

'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and JoWooD have released a demo for Phenomic's RTS/RPG game SpellForce: The Order of Dawn. The demo features the usual tutorial as well as a singeplayer map (Rift), and a multiplayer map (2-player map Ashvale). Read more for download links...

'Mythora' Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The main hero of the game, the lumberman from the introduction, comes from Earth. He came to this planet with the whole earth civilization when the Earth resources started to exhaust. The mankind was forced to leave the Earth and leave for another planet (thanks GenGamers). Read more for details & screens ...

'Riftrunner' Is Now 'Beyond Divinity'

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios announced today that Beyond Divinity will officially become the new title for the latest adventure set in the Divinity Universe. Divine Divinity, launched in 2002 was critically acclaimed for its depth and level of interactivity. In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. By catering to all of these elements with equal levels of importance, Beyond Divinity will truly deliver a total RPG experience.

'Blade & Sword' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive, a global publisher of PC games, today announced that the kung fu action role-playing game Blade & Sword has gone gold. The game will ship on December 22, 2003 with an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for some new screens ...

GMX Media Signs 'Cold War Conflict' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC RTS title – Cold War Conflict in the UK. "Based on the Gameplay of the award winning Sudden Strike 1 & 2 but with flair of the cold war theatres, this is certain to take the UK by storm." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. “We are due to kick off a massive marketing campaign in 2 weeks which we hope will all but guarantee a chat position on release.” Read more for details and a bunch of new screens ...

Open Letter on Exclusive Demos

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the gaming industry, the free playable demo is one of the most popular and powerful tools to interest gamers in the final product. It therefore seems logical to expect publishers will maximise the game's exposure by giving the demo the widest possible release. Unfortunately this is not always the case, and sometimes a demo is given the most restricted release: to one site for several days or even a week. This hurts the industry at large much more than it can help a single relationship. Read more for the full letter ...