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'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has today shipped Arx Fatalis for exclusive use on the Xbox, in North America. RPGs have been extremely successful on Xbox, and this trend is certain to continue as Arx Fatalis hits stores today. The game is an intelligent first-person RPG that throws gamers into a complex fantasy underworld of trolls, goblins and charming "Snake-women".

'Xtreeme Forces' - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The player starts of as a normal citizen in the society governed by the UCF. The "Freedom Front" offers the player a chance to join the group. The player can either join, or decline and join the UCF group. The player is then assigned the post of an army general, commanding a small army. From here, the story can go in any direction based on the way the player plays (thanks 3DGamers). Raptor Entertainment released some new screens & trailers with in game footage ...

'Acclaim' Signs Deal With Former Fallout Developers

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that it has entered into an exclusive global publishing agreement with Reno-based developer BattleBorne Entertainment, Inc. for their soon-to-be announced video game for the next-generation gaming systems. Comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon teams, BattleBorne is currently utilizing the critically acclaimed Snowblind Studios technology and their own proprietary tools to develop the game.

Mythic Entertainment Files Suit Against Microsoft

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," and many other popular online games, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.05 and addresses a few Avatar issues, Quickload function key, and more .. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'DRIV3R' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive (an Atari studio), the masterminds behind Driver and Driver 2 - which have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide - DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey.

'Prince Of Qin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software have released another patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.28 and addresses a handful of game crashes, optimizations, as well as all fixes from prior updates. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Korsun Pocket: Across the Dnepr' - Add-on Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that Across the Dnepr has been completed and is available for purchased. Across the Dnepr is a new campaign scenario for the Korsun Pocket game. It recreates the events of July 1941, when Operation Barbarossa was in full swing and German armies were poised to enter the heartland of Russia. Army Group Center is aimed at the vital objective of Smolensk, located on the Dnepr river and defending the shortest route to Moscow.

'BiosFear' - Open Beta Test

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BiosFear will enter its Open Beta phase today, December 22, around noon. After a successful Closed Beta with many enthusiastic players, Tiscali Games decided to let everybody in before Christmas. Read more for details ...

'AMP II' - Engine Demo & Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 21, 2003 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

4D Rulers has released a new version of their in-house AMP II Game engine (engine used in Secret Service Security Breach, the first game to ship with stencil shadows, bump mapping, specular lighting and per pixel lighting). The SDK and Tools are also available so the mod community and prospective developers can create content and code before license the engine (thanks HomeLan). Read more for download links ...