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'Savage' - Beta Test Free Content Update

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced that registration has begun for a new round of beta testing for Savage: The Battle for Newerth. Testers will be asked to play and evaluate the first in a series of free major content updates for the hugely popular online multiplayer game. To sign up, please visit the S2 Games beta website.

Sigil Games Hires Kevin McPherson as Senior Programmer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sigil Games Online, Inc. today announced that Kevin McPherson, one of the first programmers assigned to the original "EverQuest" team and author of the "Ruins of Kunark" back story and setting, has accepted the position of Senior Programmer with the company. With over seven years of experience in the game industry, McPherson adds his expertise to Sigil's growing team of all-star massively multiplayer online game developers.

'Fugitive Hunter: War On Terror' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror for the PlayStation2 has reached gold master status and is expected on store shelves before Thanksgiving. Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror blends first-person shooter (FPS) and fighter genres in a hunt for terrorists and other criminals; in one of the key missions, players track and capture Osama bin Laden - America's most wanted terrorist.

'I-Ninja' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular 3rd person action adventure character-based game, I-Ninja, has been approved for manufacturing for the PlayStation2. The game is scheduled to swing into action with a late November release. I-Ninja will also ship for the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox later this year.

'Final Fantasy X-2' Ships Early On November 18th

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced today that 'Final Fantasy X-2' for the PlayStation2 will ship to North American retailers on November 18, 2003, weeks earlier than the originally scheduled December release date. 'Final Fantasy X-2', the first female-led FINAL FANTASY game in the franchise’s history, is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY X, one of the best-selling PlayStation 2 titles. Released in December 2001 in North America, 'Final Fantasy X' has sold over 6.4 million units worldwide to date.

'Kill.Switch' Coming To PC

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official word from Namco yet, we have received an email from French publisher LSP Games revealing a PC version of this just released console title is in the works and coming to PC (no developer mentioned though). Kill.Switch is an innovative 3rd person action adventure military shooter that delivers true-to-life cover tactics and explosive firepower, offering players a totally new combat experience to rival the fast-paced arcade shooters of old. Dead To Rights is another Namco console title that is due to be released on PC this week, so a port/conversion of Kill.Switch is not really a surprise. Stay tuned for more details SOON!

Yahoo! Games and Marshall Field's Announce Game Tournament

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yahoo! Games and Marshall Field’s today announced the Digital Master Sweepstakes and Game Tournament. Four lucky sweepstakes winners will win a collection of Yahoo! branded gear and have the opportunity to test their skills and compete in a two-day online video game tournament hosted at Marshall Field’s State Street location (111 North State Street, Chicago, IL) on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th. Read more for details ...

'Championship Manager: Season 03/04' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager: Season 03/04 will be released on PC on 21st November. Other new features and improvements include four new leagues, a pre-game database editor (enabling you to keep data updated), the ability to view previously saved matches, updated players, team and competition data for the 2003/2004 season. Championship Manager Season: 03/04 has everything from the stress of dealing with feuding players to the ecstasy of winning the league.

Encore Brings 'Spellforce' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that SpellForce for the PC is scheduled to ship in February 2004. Co-published with JoWooD Productions Software AG, an Austrian game publisher and developer, SpellForce is the first true strategy role-playing game that seamlessly blends the tactics of army building with the storyline and character development of role-playing. Read more for details & screens...

'BF1942: Forgotten Hope' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Hope Beta 0.5 is about 50% complete and features a huge number of planes, tanks and battleships - not only beautifully modelled, but also simulated in a very realistic way. To top it all off there is a choice of new maps as well. The FH Mod team has released a new hotfix bringing their BF1942 mod to v0.5ed. This patch will update your Forgotten Hope modification to be compatible with the Battlefield: 1942 v1.5 Patch. You'll need to patch previous patches first then apply this patch. Read more for download links ...