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'Purge Jihad' - Updated Trial & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2004 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freeform Interactive LLC releases Purge Jihad 2.0.6b. This new version fixes several player reported bugs and balance issues. Purge Jihad 2.0.6b comes in a full installation and patch format for both Registered users and Free users. "We continue to support all our users," explains Freeform's Lead Artist Joerg Ecker. "all players have the same upgrade benefits." There are no time-limits, no nags, no spyware, and no ads in the Free version of Purge Jihad.

'The Sims 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 10:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the next generation sequel of The Sims, The Sims 2, you control your Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. With the ground-breaking addition of genetics, your Sims now pass their DNA down through generations, giving you a more vivid and in-depth Sims experience. Every life choice you make has a relevant and dramatic effect on the lifetime of your Sim. It’s up to you to take your Sims from the cradle to the grave, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes in The Sims 2. Official ship date for The Sims 2 is set for September 17th. Until then, read more for some new screens & trailer ...

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 9:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Slalom"... Map info: "Even this far south, Northrend has no mercy. Bitter winds slice through the thickest clothes, and cunning arctic beasts race down the slopes to prey upon unsuspecting settlers." This is a Medium map and the suggested no. of players is 3v3 or 4v4. It is based on the "Northrend" tileset. Go download it here!

'Legacy Interactive' E3 2004 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Legacy Interactive's 2004 E3 lineup:

'Paraworld' - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area. Read more for details and screens ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the promised patch for DICE's multiplayer FPS Battlefield: Vietnam. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and removes 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. Win32/Linux dedicated server patches are also available. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 12:57 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 :

'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War.

'Perimeter' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a multiplayer demo for K-D Lab's Perimeter, 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 multiplayer demo includes a tutorial and two maps for four-player tactical battles over LAN or online play. Read more for download links ...

'Besieger' - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Besieger is a new real-time 3D strategy is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Gamers will need to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves and Centaurs and besiege towns on horseback or build primitive flying machines to win their battles. Users will also have to smash their way into the enemy’s heavily defended Citadels, while in turn defending their own domains.