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'Spartan' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released a new patch for the US version of their 3D Turns based Strategy game Spartan. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.017 and focuses on improving the gameplay by rebalancing the difficulty levels, major improvements in the AI and more feedback to the player about why the AI is making the decisions it does. An updated demo is also available with the lastest v1.017 code and includes a new 'Crete' campaign mission. Read more for download links ...

'Conflict: Vietnam' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a conflict that lasted 11 years and killed over 3 million people, four men are going to have the longest 28 days of their lives. Cut off behind enemy lines during the 1968 Tet Offensive with no way to contact help, four young, barely trained soldiers realize their only hope for survival is to head into the heart of darkness. With few rations and dwindling ammunition, the only thing that separates them from freedom is 100 miles of ruthless terrain, crawling with unseen enemies and filled with hidden booby traps. Their goal isn’t to win the war. They just want to make it home alive.

'TrackMania' Ships In North America

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it has shipped its highly anticipated hybrid racing game, TrackMania, to retail stores across North America. Reviewers across Europe have praised TrackMania, while North American gamers have awaited the arrival of this fun, strategic racing game.

'Chaos League' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. This demo features previously released single-player tutorials, as well as internet/lan multiplayer capabilities with three races: the Humans, Barbarians and the Undead. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'XFire' Heats Up The Summer With 'E-Sports All-Stars'

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget Euro 2004, Wimbledon, the Grand Prix and the British Open – Summer’s real sporting event is about to explode on your computer screens courtesy of Xfire - The Summer of E-Sports is about to commence!

Phelios Releases 'Kaijin'

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phelios announced the release of their Shoot 'em Up ("Shmup") game, Kaijin, another addition to their growing list of games made with their own game engine, PTK.

A New Era of 'FaitH' Begins on the Battle Server

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Claw Studio announced today that their massive multiplayer game, FaitH starts a new Era this week on the Battle Server. The new Battle Server Edition of FaitH, unveiled last Era, allows players to compete in a faster environment with hourly Tax Seasons and without having to read the Quests or read massive amounts of texts while still retaining what people love about FaitH. As usual, FREE trials are still unlimited in length and allow you to play one of the nine church options and one of the five class options.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released the first update for their recently released online multiplayer shooter Joint Operations. This update brings your retail game to v1.1.0.16 and addresses several known issues, including Co-Op mode and some connectivity problems experienced by a few people. This update also includes the Stand Alone Server option, and Remote Access Tools (RAT) for managing servers remotely. Read more for a detailed fix list or download links ...

'Spyro: A Hero's Tail' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spyro: A Hero's Tail, developed Eurocom and scripted by Emmy Award-winning writer J. Stewart Burns, is a new 3D action platformer and will feature five fully-playable characters, brand-new Spyro breath attacks, power-ups and moves. Spyro: A Hero's Tail will be available on Gamecube, PS2, Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves Q4 2004. Read more for new screens...