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'Crash Bandicoot' & 'Spyro the Dragon' (GBA) Combine forces

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced the next installments in the best-selling Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon videogame franchises. Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy are scheduled to ship on the Game Boy Advance video game system in second quarter 2004. For the first time, the two renowned characters will meet up in each other's respective adventures in these upcoming action platformers. Albany, New York based studio, Vicarious Visions, is developing the games.

'Call of Cthulhu' (Xbox/PC) Web Site Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda sent out notice to announce the launch of the official Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth web site. The new site includes info on gameplay and story in Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, as well as new screenshots, renders, and wallpapers. Learn about the player character, Jack Walters, the creepy town of Innsmouth, and find out more about HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos he created. In addition, Bethesda Softworks producer Dennis Cheng's team diary provides an update on the game. Read more for some new screens ...

'Gangland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Whiptail Interactive and developer MediaMobsters have released the highly anticipated single-player demo for their upcoming action game Gangland, scheduled to ship on March 3rd. The demo lets gamers take on the role of Mario, an up and coming mafia foot soldier, and features two Conquest Missions and one Challenge Mission from the game. Read more for download links ...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Nemesis of the Roman Empire' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight has released the demo for Nemesis of the Roman Empire (aka Celtic Kings: Punic Wars) featuring two playable nations, the Carthaginians and Romans and features two missions, one from each of the single player campaigns. There's also a multiplayer mode and tutorial play. Plus, in the Carthaginian campaign, players can control the Great General Hannibal. Read more for download links ....

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Scheduled to ship in spring 2004, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for details & screens...

'Eve of Destruction' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eve of Destruction is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942, and they have released a new & massive v0.3 update that includes 8 new vehicles, 6 new weapons, 5 new levels, and a huge number of tweaks and fixes. Eve Of Destruction will contain not only new skins, vehicles and new objects, it features 8 complete new custom maps. Each map is different in their own way (from realistic to fun maps) and partially adapted to the Indochina Vietnam Conflict. Head back to the jungles in this modification replicating the deadly and vicious Vietnam War. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Dead Mans Hand - Intro Movie
  • Zombies - Trailer
  • Within Temptation 'Knights Of The Temple' - Music Video


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

'Colin McRae 04' - Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has revealed that they are going to release a demo for their upcoming racing game 'Colin McRae 04'. For Colin McRae Rally 04, the gear grinding action is more intense than ever as the series' superb car handling combines with new championships, custom rallies, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. The demo will feature the Citroen Xsara and the USA, Japan, Finland tracks and is expected Tuesday Feb. 24. Of course we will have the demo on our fileservers as soon as its available...

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft is pleased to announce that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword has gone gold. Developed at Ubisoft's Milan studios, the mission pack to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield promises to deliver the same action-intensity expected from a Clancy game. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword is scheduled to ship on March 9, 2004.