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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action/adventure game is now available on the Xbox for a suggest retail price of $19.99. Developed by Genki Co., Ltd. under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics' Academy Award-winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is rated "T-Teen."

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 10:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Black Cactus' 3D RTS Warrior Kings: Battles. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.23 adds enchanced network play, improves framerates, some multiplayer fixes and a few other things. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Kohan: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kings Of War immerses players in the world of the Kohan as one of the immortals who lead the fight against an ancient evil that has risen again and is bent on destroying civilization forever. The story unfolds as all-out war plunges the world into chaos. Read more for some new screens ...

'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infiltrating stores nationwide today, Atari’s Mission: ImpossibleĀ® - Operation Surma brings all the action and intrigue of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise to the PlayStation2, Xbox and the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Atari’s Paradigm Entertainment, Mission: Impossible Ā­ Operation Surma presents players with a true mission impossible as they become IMF agent Ethan Hunt in an effort to stop the diabolical plans of the Surma Corporation.

Microsoft Announces the $25,000 XSN Sports World Championship

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Think you can steady your nerves to hit a game-deciding free throw with no time left on the clock? How about smash a cross-court backhand winner in the final set of a championship tennis match? Can you hole a 30-foot putt on 18? What about ride the rails on the world’s hottest mountains? Now try it with $25,000 on the line. Welcome to the XSN Sports World Championship, the most competitive and intense online sports tournament in the history of console video games. Read more for details ...

'Unreal 2 XMP' - Full Download Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised, Atari has released the full version of their Unreal 2: The Awakening XMP addon for free. The Unreal 2 XMP includes 8 maps, 3 vehicles, and 3 character classes. To install, you need the Unreal 2 CDs, but it does not have to be physically installed. Read more for download links ...

'Halo' - Update Patch & Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.03 and add several new features (anti team killing, increased network performance, etc.) as well as various game fixes and dedicated server updates. Read more for download links ...

'Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack' In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter Tom Clancy's World of Elite Counter-Terror Action as Ubisoft is pleased to announce the release of three spectacular elite counter-terror games in one, Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack! The pack includes critically acclaimed best-sellers: Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, and The Sum of All Fears. Each game puts you in command of elite teams of operatives against dangerous terrorist foes. Use authentic weapons and tactics in missions across the globe, and become freedom's answer to fear. Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack is available now in retail stores and has an MSRP of $19.99.

'The Movies' - Developer Interview & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Take The Movies by storm. Dominate Tinsel town and live out your dreams. Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. The Movies lets you get involved in the details of filmmaking. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars. Today Lionhead sent out a brief Q&A with project leader Adrian Moore.

'Chrome' - Big Patch Coming Up

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland sends word of plans for a big Chrome patch that will add a bunch of new maps, some new vehicles, and new gameplay modes to their science fiction first-person shooter. Some details : "Having taken into account players’ suggestions, Techland releases their new Update for Chrome. Although it fixes some minor game issues it’s something much more than just a patch" (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for details ...