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by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness and a few small trailers ...

'Microsoft Windows' Source Code Leaks Onto Internet

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 11:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday that parts of the source code, or software blueprint, for its closely-guarded Windows programs had leaked onto the Internet, possibly exposing its products to hackers and illicit copying. Microsoft said that copies of the source code from its Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems were being traded over the Internet, but that the copies comprised a tiny portion of the millions of lines of code used to create its cash cow products.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 10:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (updated for the coming BF1942 v1.6 patch). This was originally just going to be a quick fix for the scoreboard bug in EA's 1.6 patch, but since you have all been waiting so long for Beta 3, we decided to take a little extra time and add all of the improvements we've made to existing units and maps. Read more for download links ...

'A.I.M.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A.I.M. is Skyriver's (published by 1C) action role-playing game unfolding in sci-fi universe inhabited by robots. Robots have just vague memories of people as creators of their world (that is in fact a huge military test zone). You will have to assume role of an AI robot traveling on a glider - special floating vehicle with antigravity engines. This demo lets you try out one "zone" from the full game.

'Mythica' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on a careful evaluation of the competitive MMORPG landscape, Microsoft Game Studios has decided to cancel the Windows-based game “Mythica.” As a result of this effort, job eliminations within Microsoft Game Studios will take place, and up to 40 employees may be impacted. Read more for details or check out the official Mythica website...

'Nemesis Of The Roman Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today they have acquired the North American rights to release Nemesis of the Roman Empire (known in Europe as 'Celtic Kings The Punic Wars'). Continuing on the traditions of the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War from Haemimont Games, Nemesis of the Roman Empire will explore the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in 264-146 B.C. and will include the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. Read more for 27 new screens ...

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 3:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these new screens ...

Painkiller - Demo Launches 16th February

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has today confirmed that the long-awaited demo of its first-person shooter, Painkiller, will be available for download around 2PM PST on February 16th. This single-player demo will feature 3 action-packed levels, including one that has never been seen before and will be 200MB. Read more if you want some more detailed information about the 3 levels that will be featured in the demo. Of course we will have it on our fileservers the moment its available.

'Jack the Ripper' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has issues the demo for their recently released adventure game Jack the Ripper, giving you a chance to it try out part of the game (walkthrough included). Jack the Ripper is a “warp advanced game” that features the story of James Mortimer, a reporter of the “New York Today”, investigating on murders that strangely look like Jack the Ripper’s style in White Chapel 15 years earlier. Read more for download links ...