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'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Beta Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore has released a patch for the SÖLDNER: Secret Wars US beta demo (v2.0 version only). This beta demo patch stabilizes server performance as well as fixing all known crash issues on the server and client sides which should make the demo run alot smoother. Read more for details & download links...

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters/Encore has released a map editor for Digital Reality's WW2 RTS Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps. The map editor (requires your game to be v1.18) will allow you to create your own multi-player maps to give to your friends or pass around and play online or over a network with. The map editor allows you to make a map of any size as well as place most of the objects seen in multi-player and single-player.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform.

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Read more for some new screens ...

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Hitman: Contracts' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has just released the first patch for their recently released steal/action game Hitman Contracts. This will bring your retail game to build 174 and addresses a slew of game crashes, some graphical glitches, Asylum aftermath level issue where 47 got stuck and a few other things. Read more for details and download links ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DICE and EA are pleased to announce that the first Battlefield Vietnam update has entered the home stretch and should be ready for release in the very near future. Many of the community reported issues are being addressed such as : removal of the m60 from the LAW Kit (big complaint about it being too powerful), server list sorted by ping and various other server & client side fixes. Read more for details ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. Read more to check some screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Suikoden IV - Trailer
  • Spy Fiction - Trailer
  • Burnout 3 - Trailer (2)
  • Silent Hill 4: The Room - Trailer


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

'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies has released a new patch for their strategy game Spartan. This update brings your retail game to v1.013 and addresses various AI and gameplay issues. Read more for details & download links ...