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'Postal 2' Is Going Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Proving once again that good taste and common decency have no place amongst hardcore videogamers, Running With Scissors took its best and most twisted shot at putting "fun" back into "dysfunctional" by hosting the biggest game press machine gun shoot in history to warn the world that POSTAL 2 is going Gold this quarter! We also have a local link to the new "explicit" trailer (aren't all Postal trailers?). Read more for details and download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring 'Mods'

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today was a busy mod news day with the final release of Fusion Pack 10 (we mentioned this a few days ago) as well as the fifth chapter of the team-play Half-Life modification, The Vampire Slayer (thanks Homelan). To top it all of there is also a new v1.7b patch for the Half-Life mod Frontline Force. The changes in this v1.7b update reside on the CLIENT side, however for clients to utilize this update, servers must upgrade. Both Win32 AND Linux server files are included in this archive. Read more for further details and download links on all these mod related files ..

'Europa Universalis II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II is the sequel to one of the greatest strategy games ever made - Europa Universalis. It invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. This patch contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more. NA (North America) and UK versions are avilable. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Nexus: TK' Sounds Off With New Update

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The exciting online world of Nexus: TK has now been made even more alive and vibrant, with the game upgrade to Nexus 5.32. Coming to the new and improved Nexus is a greatly enhanced sound system; a faster mapping system for improved navigation through the game; and new items, armor, weapons and character image graphics, for more visual variety and options to choose from. In Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, explore the mysteries of a realm inspired by captivating Asian mythology. Become part of the astounding depth and the ever-growing world of Nexus! To find out more about Nexus, and to download for free the latest version of this PC online game offering free trial play, visit the newly updated official website !

Ubi Soft Launches 'Jungle Book' Games (PS2/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced plans for two exciting games based on the classic Disney movie, The Jungle Book. First released in 1967, The Jungle Book remains one of Disney's most popular animated features captivating three generations of moviegoers. Now, for the first time in 36 years, Disney is bringing Mowgli and his friends back to the big screen in The Jungle Book 2. Two engaging games based on the original film will complement this new adventure, Disney's The Jungle Book for the Game Boy Advance and Disney's The Jungle Book: Rhythm n' Groove for the PS2. Both are scheduled to launch in Feb. 2003, to coincide with the theatrical release of the new movie.

'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) Is Ready For Take-Off

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat is set to release ChopLifter: Crisis Shield (the name was changed from ChopLifter: Search and Rescue, due to a combination of license and trademark issues). Xicat adds the finishing touches to their exciting helo-rescue title set for release in March 2003 for PS2. ChopLifter allows players to select from six different helicopters as they charge through the skies, engaging in perilous missions rescuing the wounded and helpless from certain doom. Sweat will pour from their helmets as players save victims within the game’s 22 missions - which include a hotel fire, an erupting volcano, chasing an explosive-packed bus or a mountain-top plane crash. With ChopLifter: Crisis Shield, lives are on the line, including yours. Available throughout North America for PS2 in March of 2003.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced it is releasing a new version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Xbox Live this spring. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. Read more for details, features and the first few screens ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the first trailer as well as an introduction (including screens & another trailer) to the first character Kassandra. Read more for all the goodies...

Activision Set To Develop Titles For Nokia's 'N-Gage'

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we revealed that Nokia was working on a new handheld console and today Activision, Inc. confirmed that the company plans to support Nokia's highly anticipated N-Gage platform. Activision also confirmed that it expects to work closely with Nokia on developing games that would support the platform at launch. Starting to sound exciting indeed!

'Warthog' Acquires 'Fever Pitch' Developer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warthog today announces that it has acquired the American development studio, Fever Pitch, based in Austin, Texas. The business has been acquired for an initial consideration of £183,000 ($300,000) to be satisfied by the issue of 973,015 new ordinary Warthog shares (the "Initial Consideration Shares"). Further Warthog shares will be issued for each financial period up to 31 March 2005 dependent on Fever Pitch achieving annual pre-tax profits in excess of $100,000 for each financial period. The acquisition is immediately cash flow and earnings enhancing.