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'America's Army: Operations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The US Army has released the promised patch for America's Army: Operations. This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.0 and adds a new Special Forces character class, new Indigenous Forces, new SF weapons (the SOPMOD M4 carbine, Special Purpose Rifle and Thermite Grenade), new OpFor weapons (Vss Vintorez and AKS-74U), 3D Ironsights, in-game IRC Chat Client, half a dozen new maps, and numerous other improvements and fixes (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'Contract Jack' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack (developed by Monolith Productions) is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Contract Jack has gone gold and can be expected in stores Tuesday, November 11th as planned. Sierra has now released the promised singleplayer demo, featuring two missions (Chapter 2: Trial by Gunfire and Chapter 4: Danger Danger!). Read more for download links ...

'Chrome' - Updated Singleplayer Demo

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland has released an updated singleplayer demo for their sci-fi shooter Chrome. The demo is now up to date with the latest v1.1.1.0 code and still features the same tutorial and one full level (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Trinity' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released its second quarter results which generally reflects some slowdown in sales/business compared to last year. It does however also reveal Gray Matter Studios' Quake 3 engine based Xbox/PC shooter "Trinity" has been cancelled (as well as Street Hoops sequel and Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder 2).

'Spawn: Armageddon' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated, 3rd person action adventure title, Spawn: Armageddon, has gone gold. Coming to the PlayStation2, GameCube and Xbox, Namco’s newest bad boy on the block video game is scheduled to “Spawn” on November 21, 2003.

'Call Of Duty' - Upcoming Developers Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call Of Duty fans will have the opportunity to chat with the Infinity Ward development team tomorrow, Nov. 7th, as well as possibly play the team at their own game. One chat is good for European fans, and one is better for North American fans. Both chats will take place in IRC channels. Read more for details where to participate...

Strategy First Signs 'Supremacy: Four Paths to Power'

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce it has signed the worldwide rights to Black Hammer Game’s upcoming turn based strategy title Supremacy: Four Paths to Power. “Supremacy: Four Paths to Power is a deep strategy game that brings something new to the strategy game genre,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First. “We couldn’t be happier about our partnership with Black Hammer Game that will bring this game into the hands of strategy game lovers everywhere.”

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • LotR: Battle For Middle-Earth - Trailer
  • Sacred - Trailer
  • Celtic Kings: Punic Wars - Trailer


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

L.S.P. Bringing Namco Console Titles to PC

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we already revealed last week ambitious French publisher L.S.P. is looking towards 2004 with great anticipation. Two titles: kill.switch and Pac-Man World 2 from games legend NAMCO, are due for release on the PC in early 2004. L.S.P. will also be announcing further titles in the near future. Both games are published by L.S.P. Across Europe and through HIP Games in North America.

'Savage Eden: The Battle for Laghaim' - Beta Test Signup

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage Eden: The Battle for Laghaim will be launched by iEntertainment Network for closed Beta play on 14 November 2003. The original game, Laghaim in Asia, is developed by one of the foremost game companies in Korea and has over 1,000,000 registered users. Now, this extremely popular and successful game is coming to the Americas in a new and improved version! Laghaim in Asia operates with over 50,000 current users and generated sales of over $1 million USD in its first two weeks of commercial operation. People interested in signing up for the beta test should register here.