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'Fire Department 2' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2004 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monte Cristo Games and Focus are wroking on a sequel to last year's strategy game Fire Department (known in the US as Emergency Fire Response). Fire Department 2 will feature a lot of improvements and new features such as multiplayer capabilities, better AI, control over a larger amount of units, improved graphics, 5 campaigns and of course more realism. Read more for the first screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 15, 2004 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screen ...

'Operation Flashpoint: Resistance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a long hiatus Codemasters has released a new patch for Bohemia Interactive's FPS Operation Flashpoint: Resistance/GotY Edition. This update brings your retail game to v1.96 and addresses various fixes for multiplayer problems, improved stability & security, and various other game tweaks (thanks Blues). Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

Ubisoft Announces E3 2004 LineUp

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that its 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) lineup will feature an exceptional selection of diverse titles for all platforms. Particularly in the spotlight this year, seven blockbuster games that are expected to surprise fans and rack up record sales: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2, Brothers in Arms Prince of Persia 2, Far Cry Instincts,Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Black Arrow,Myst IV Revelation, Settlers 5. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:25 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 :

  • Unreal 3 Engine - Trailer
  • Manhunt - Trailer (4)
  • Mercenaries - Trailer

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

'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs' Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced "Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs™," a retail expansion that introduces new challenges based on underground environments. The expansion will upgrade player character art throughout "Dark Age of Camelot," add fresh content and challenges to the game, and introduce new player classes. Mythic plans to make "Catacombs" available in December 2004.

'Painkiller' - CD-Rom Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a patch for their recently released FPS Painkiller. This fix does not change anything significant with the game itself, but focuses on making the dialogues clearer so as to make sure people with any CD problems are given a clear indication of what the problem might be (i.e. running off the wrong CD or having some background emulation software running) by eliminating the vagueness of "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000142)" error. Read more for download links ...

'Interplay' Financial Result Reveals 'Fallout 3' And Several Others

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Interplay released its 4th quater 2003 results and apart from the usual digits & numbers (Interplay seems to be doing better, but still has financial hurdles to overcome) the real interesting bits came during the conference call disclosing several new titles. The fact that Interplay wants to focus on console titles is no surprise, neverthless KingPin 2 is in the works, but also new titles in the long running Decent & EarthWorms Jim franchise. Most important of all, an external studio is working on Fallout 3 (although not set in the typical D&D universe due to the Atari/Interplay dispute).

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens ...