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'Darkwatch: Curse of the West' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today launched the dedicated web site for "Darkwatch: Curse of the West," its recently announced Vampire-Western 1st person shooter (FPS). "Darkwatch: Curse of the West" blends two popular fiction genres to create a truly original premise for a cinematic game and, with many unique gameplay elements, brings tremendous variety and innovations to the FPS genre. Read more for some new screens and download the ingame trailer...

'Silent Storm' Ships to Retail

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and JoWooD, an Austrian game publisher and developer, today announced that Silent Storm has begun shipping to retail stores in North America. Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combat and role-playing set against the background of World War II.

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Featuring Online Play

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames announced today that its highly anticipated baseball title, ESPN Major League Baseball, will incorporate broadband online play for both the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. ESPN Major League Baseball is scheduled to release across North America in Spring 2004. ESPN Videogames are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studio.

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the anticipated demo for their action/adventure game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time giving you the chance to check out one level. In Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time players take the role of the Prince in the exotic, mysterious world of ancient Persia. Using groundbreaking animations and innovative time-control powers to recapture the Sands of Time, their role is to restore peace to the land. Read more for download links ...

Unreal 2 XMP - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The anticipated patch for Atari's Unreal 2 XMP free multiplayer addon has been released. This patch brings your retail game to v7710 and helps to reduce server CPU usage, fixes a variety of bugs, adds a number of new features such as in-game server browser, a modified version of the Harbinger vehicle and plenty more. Read more for details and download links ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Red Ant' Prepares 'Massive Assault' Down Under

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ant Enterprises announces that it has officially entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for Massive Assault on PC CD ROM, with international games developer, Inc., for the territory of Australia & New Zealand. Massive Assault is due for release 20th February 2004.

'V Games' Announces First National Video Game Tournament

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Who says video games are a waste of time? Certainly not those who will be competing for thousands of dollars in this year's V Games (, sponsored by Ziff Davis Media Group and EB Games. From March to October of 2004, 30 cities will host qualifying rounds of the 2004 V Games, the first ever live-action, console and PC based video game tournament. An estimated 30,000 people will compete in eight top video games nation-wide.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its initial launch in March 2003, enthusiasm for Vietcong from fans of the first-person shooter genre has spawned hundreds of on-line communities, clans and dedicated servers. Now, in January 2004, Gathering will launch Vietcong: Fist Alpha, the official mission disc for Vietcong. Read more for details & screens ...