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'X²: The Threat' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moving 'off world', KOCH media is delighted to announce the signing of EGOSOFT's highly anticipated space flight / trading sim - X²: The Threat. With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Dead To Rights' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the company has signed a five-year exclusive licensing agreement with Hip Games for the rights to publish million unit-selling video game property, Dead to Rights for the PC. Hip Games will begin shipping Dead to Rights PC in North America in fall 2003. Dead to Rights PC will launch in Europe in October 2003 and will be distributed by L.S.P. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames Ships First Two Titles to Retail

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has begun shipping the company’s first two titles, Gadgets (formerly Chain Reaction) and Marble Blaster, to retailers throughout North America. The Windows versions of the games are being published and distributed by eGames through a licensing agreement with GarageGames.

'Chaser' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

And Patch Monday continues as JoWood has issued not one, but 2 patches for their just released FPS Chaser (only for UK, not available in the US yet). There's an install fix that needs to be run before re-attempting to install the game, and an executable (aka as .exe) fix that provides a new game executable in case the original won't launch the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Final Fantasy XI' - Beta Slots GiveAway

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FINAL FANTASY XI is a massively multiplayer online RPG which is already live in Japan and will be available in North America for both the PlayStation 2 console and PC. Square Enix USA in association with several online magazines is giving you the chance to win a spot on the beta test for FINAL FANTASY XI for PC. This giveaway is open only until 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 25th. While Gamespy only offers slots to its FilePlanet subscribers, Gamespot to its paid subscribers, IGN's Final Fantasy Vault offers the chance to all users, but you have to answer a 10 part questionnaire. If all of this is not enough, Stratics also seems to offer the beta to its paid members. And now also gfx card manufacturers Nvidia, as well as revil ATI are offering free slots,

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Interactive/Cyanide Studio have released the first patch for their recently released cycling simulation game Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1b (beta, full version available next week) and fixes the 'time bug', adjusts some ratings, improves AI, fixes a few problems in editor etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download list.

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hot on the hells of last week's beta patch, Illusion Softworks has released now released another patch for their Vietnam based FPS Vietcong. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.27b (beta) and details as to what this new version adresses are not available yet, last weeks improved anti-cheat protections, fixes & crashes, map problems, improves M60 aiming (thanks Unrealik). Read more for details and download links ...

Alienware First To Market With New 'KLIPSCH' Speakers

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware is the first PC manufacturer to offer the new Klipsch GMX A-2.1 speakers. The GMX A-2.1 speakers deliver the dynamic sound quality and innovative design that Alienware customers demand. These state-of-the-art speakers are available now with all Alienware systems. Read more for details ...

'Monster 4x4: Masters Of Metal' (PS2/NGC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for the ultimate off road racing game as Ubi Soft announces Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal for the PS 2 and GameCube. Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for they guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Read more for details and the first screens!