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'Blade & Sword' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive today announced that it has shipped the action-packed kung fu RPG Blade & Sword to retail stores nationwide. Blade & Sword has an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

'Second Life' - New Version & New Price

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab today introduced version 1.2 of Second Life, the online service that allows residents to join a rapidly growing world in which they can play, build, or live, creating anything imaginable. Second Life residents can now buy their own virtual land at auction, using either real or in-world currency. And Second Life isn’t just for the PC any more. Macintosh users with OS X.3 can help test Second Life’s new Beta version for Macintosh. Additionally, a new pricing option with no monthly fees allows you to join SecondLife for only $9.95. The Second Life v1.2 upgrade is downloadable today for a free 7-day trial at

'Hegemonia: Legions of Iron' - Patch & Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Reality has released a new patch for their 3D space RTS Hegemonia: Legions of Iron. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.01 and addresses a problem in running the script editor on WinXP and now it is possible to create missions and carry over units and heroes between them like in the single player campaign. Digital Reality also released the mod tools for Hegemonia: Legions of Iron, allowing you to create your own missions for this 3D space RTS. You will need the v2.01 update patch to run your (or other people's) custom made missions. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - Third faction Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Massive Entertainment today unveiled the third faction in Ground Control II: Operation Exodus - the Virons - an alien warrior race.

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has today shipped Arx Fatalis for exclusive use on the Xbox, in North America. RPGs have been extremely successful on Xbox, and this trend is certain to continue as Arx Fatalis hits stores today. The game is an intelligent first-person RPG that throws gamers into a complex fantasy underworld of trolls, goblins and charming "Snake-women".

'Xtreeme Forces' - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The player starts of as a normal citizen in the society governed by the UCF. The "Freedom Front" offers the player a chance to join the group. The player can either join, or decline and join the UCF group. The player is then assigned the post of an army general, commanding a small army. From here, the story can go in any direction based on the way the player plays (thanks 3DGamers). Raptor Entertainment released some new screens & trailers with in game footage ...

'Acclaim' Signs Deal With Former Fallout Developers

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that it has entered into an exclusive global publishing agreement with Reno-based developer BattleBorne Entertainment, Inc. for their soon-to-be announced video game for the next-generation gaming systems. Comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon teams, BattleBorne is currently utilizing the critically acclaimed Snowblind Studios technology and their own proprietary tools to develop the game.

Mythic Entertainment Files Suit Against Microsoft

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," and many other popular online games, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.05 and addresses a few Avatar issues, Quickload function key, and more .. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'DRIV3R' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive (an Atari studio), the masterminds behind Driver and Driver 2 - which have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide - DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey.