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'NARC' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Announced - Facts & Features

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed during the E3, Midway Games Inc. today officially announced that NARC, a stylized third-person action/shooter game, is in development and expected to ship in 2004 for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube. Read more for details and features ...

'War Times' - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight. Check the new screens...

'BF1942: Battle of Britain' Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected EA has now released the free Battle of Britain map for BattleField 1942. The objective-based map includes the German Junkers Ju88 heavy bombers and a host of British coastal defenses, including squadrons of Spitfires and the newly developed radar defense towers. The Germans must disable the RAF's coastal defense towers and the Harwich Weapons Factory for Operation Sea Lion to have a chance of success. To win, the Germans must destroy the five objectives before their ticket count hits zero, while the British must defend the objectives until the German tickets run out. The new map requires the latest v1.4 patch installed. Read more for download links ...

'Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution expands the Phantasy Star Online (PSO) universe, offering a new style of strategic combat. Combining the excitement of card collection and deck settings with team-based battle tactics, PSO Episode III allows users to chat in the lobby about status upgrades and tactics, and then journey to the planet surface to engage in strategic combat using a turn-based Card system. The game continues the story arc of the previous PSO games, as players once again become Hunters and explore the mysteries of the planet Ragol. Featuring both online and offline play, as well as multiplayer modes, PSO Episode III adds new content and players to the ever-growing PSO community.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'BF1942: Battle Of Britain' Map Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 6:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to EA, we can expect the free Battle of Britain map tomorrow. The objective-based map will include the German Junkers Ju88 heavy bombers and a host of British coastal defenses, including squadrons of Spitfires and the newly developed radar defense towers. The Germans must disable the RAF's coastal defense towers and the Harwich Weapons Factory for Operation Sea Lion to have a chance of success. To win, the Germans must destroy the five objectives before their ticket count hits zero, while the British must defend the objectives until the German tickets run out. The new map requires the latest v1.4 patch installed. To be continued...

'Enemy Territory Map Editor' Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision sends us word that the map editor for Wolfenstein Enemy Territory is slated to be released at some point tomorrow. No further details are available at this point.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Champions of Norrath (PS2) - Trailer
  • Advent Rising - Trailer
  • NFL Street - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (Xbox) - Trailer 2
  • Endless Ages - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer 3


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

KOEI Introduces New Online Poll

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation, the creators of the Dynasty Warriors series, announced today that in a continuing effort to listen to your opinions, KOEI has launched a new polling feature on koei.com. “Over the years, we have sensed what our customers want to see in future KOEI games - from letters, emails, and even phone calls. Now with the Polls, we have a way to accurately measure our customers' opinions on a variety of issues,” said Ben Stockwell, Webmaster for koei.com. “It's an invaluable tool and a major step forward in KOEI's efforts to incorporate user feedback in the development of our games.“ Check out the poll (questions will change periodically) right here ...

'Chaser' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 10, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a new patch for Cauldron's recently released FPS Chaser. This upgrade is for all English versions (not available in North America yet) and brings your retail game to v1.47 while fixing some soundf issues, adding various multiplayer fixes such as anticheat, kick etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...