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'Battlefield 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Digital Illusions today announced that development is underway on the sequel to the award winning Battlefield 1942 PC game. Battlefield 2, scheduled for release in spring 2005, moves the franchise forward in time to invade the high tech frontlines of modern warfare. Powered by an all-new game engine, Battlefield 2 brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors, Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam, into the modern era with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies has released a singleplayer demo for their strategy game Spartan. This update brings your retail game to v1.009 and adds a new mercenary barracks feature, makes difficulty and tech level adjustments, fixes AI and crash bugs, applies control improvements, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Xpand Rally' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland informed today about rescheduling the game’s release date. The title announced for Q2 will be available in September 2004. The change of the release date is connected with the intense co-operation with beta testers submitting many interesting comments and suggestions. Read more for extra details ...

'Serious Sam: The Second Encounter' (PS2/NGC) - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

An abandoned mothership of Sirian origin is sending strange signals from the past, and there's only one man with the guns big enough to investigate Sam "Serious" Stone. If Mental's forces beat Sam to this powerful time-traveling artifact, itís last call for humanity! To celebrate the recent shipping to stores Take 2 sent out a Q&A with Matt Cooper, Sam's producer at Climax. Read more to check it out, and some new screens to go with that ...

'War in Afghanistan' Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and ProSIM would like to announce the next title in the ATF Engine series of modern real-time strategy titles for Windows, War in Afghanistan. War in Afghanistan is possibly the most ambitious and informative ATF game yet, featuring over a century of regional conflict in one amazing package. Read more for details ...

'Jak and Daxter 3' (PS2) Coming This Fall

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the first details behind the Fall 2004 release of Jak 3, created exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by Naughty Dog Inc., Jak 3 concludes the Jak and Daxter trilogy with a truly plot-driven adventure game filled with friendship, betrayal, death, and a long awaited understanding of the Precursor civilization that has, until now, remained a mystery.

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval Lords takes aspiring city governors to the middle ages, combining rich city-building challenges with evolving military forces to defend against relentless attacks from neighboring enemies. A first for the genre, Medieval Lords features a full 3D engine that enables innovative new gameplay elements. The city building game genre will take on a whole new dimension when Monte Cristo Games ships "Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand” in Fall 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 5:48 p.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 :

  • Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone - Trailer
  • Richard Burns Rally - Trailer


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

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Operation: Matriarchy' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Operation: Matriarchy' is an upcoming first-person shooter under development at MADia, due 1st quarter 2005. You are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race. Read more for details & screens ...