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

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2004 @ 2:25 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 v2097, no details as to what it fixes are available. Read more for download links ...

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops (thanks GenGamers). Check these new screens...

'Guild Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars takes place in a fantasy world, where guilds of characters of a wide range of professions can make a mark on history. The reason we chose the fantasy realm is that we wanted a place that was instantly familiar to gamers, and also one that offers us near-limitless opportunities for new and exciting types of friends and foes. Like the evolving worlds of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo that we helped to build over the years, we’re creating a new place that we believe you’ll want to visit over and over. Check some new screens ...

'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer Spellbound (known for Robin Hood & the Airline Tycoon series, as well as the original Desperados) has released the first screens for their 2002 Real-Time Team-Based Adventure Strategy sequel 'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge'. Not many details, at all, are available on 'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge' (working title) apart from the fact that it is in the works, will be more complex, in a 3D environment and is scheduled for release in November 2004. Read more to check them out ...

GameBeavers.org Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the launch of its partner site Gamebeavers.org and the demo version of the content now available for independent game developers who want to contribute to gain membership in the nonprofit organization.

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the highly anticipated "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II has gone gold and will ship to retail on January 20, 2004. The game will be distributed by VU Games in North America and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan).

'Castle Strike' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Data Becker has released a German demo for Related Designs' fast paced medieval RTS game Castle Strike featuring a turorial and a single mission. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003 (thanks Giga/(Gengamers)). Read more for download links ...

'Firefighter 259' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This mission-based 3D adventure will allow the player to be placed in the role of a brave firefighter, who will have to hone their abilities and battle through dozens of intense, highly detailed and involving missions which will put their skills to the ultimate test. Game play in Firefighter 259 will take place in a highly-detailed 3D environment using Criterion’s Renderware technology, and although still under development, initial game concepts include over 10 massive mission environments such as a factory and an office complex, as well as the inclusion of various firefighting instruments such as hoses, wet and dry extinguishers, gas masks, ladders, and more (thanks 3DGamers).

Atari signs Ridley Scott For 'Driv3r' Short Film

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Further extending its already deep ties within the entertainment community, Atari, Inc. today unveiled another "convergence first" between Hollywood and the interactive entertainment company. Atari announced that it has retained Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) - the commercial production company owned and run by legendary filmmakers Ridley and Tony Scott - to produce an original three-minute live-action film inspired by Atari's highly anticipated upcoming game, DRIV3R. The film short, which is the first of its kind in the video game industry, is titled "Run The Gauntlet" and will be the core component of both the DRIV3R web site, www.DRIV3R.com, and an extensive marketing and advertising campaign for DRIV3R being launched globally by Atari, beginning in late January.

'Alias' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Alias” is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. “Alias” will encompass all of the key elements behind the series’ success, including high-action combat, stealth missions and time-based objectives, espionage, intriguing plot twists, high-tech weaponry and stunning gameplay locations that span the globe. Read more for a massive load of butt-kicking screens ...