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'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infiltrating stores nationwide today, Atari’s Mission: ImpossibleĀ® - Operation Surma brings all the action and intrigue of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise to the PlayStation2, Xbox and the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Atari’s Paradigm Entertainment, Mission: Impossible Ā­ Operation Surma presents players with a true mission impossible as they become IMF agent Ethan Hunt in an effort to stop the diabolical plans of the Surma Corporation.

Microsoft Announces the $25,000 XSN Sports World Championship

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Think you can steady your nerves to hit a game-deciding free throw with no time left on the clock? How about smash a cross-court backhand winner in the final set of a championship tennis match? Can you hole a 30-foot putt on 18? What about ride the rails on the world’s hottest mountains? Now try it with $25,000 on the line. Welcome to the XSN Sports World Championship, the most competitive and intense online sports tournament in the history of console video games. Read more for details ...

'Unreal 2 XMP' - Full Download Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised, Atari has released the full version of their Unreal 2: The Awakening XMP addon for free. The Unreal 2 XMP includes 8 maps, 3 vehicles, and 3 character classes. To install, you need the Unreal 2 CDs, but it does not have to be physically installed. Read more for download links ...

'Halo' - Update Patch & Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.03 and add several new features (anti team killing, increased network performance, etc.) as well as various game fixes and dedicated server updates. Read more for download links ...

'Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack' In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter Tom Clancy's World of Elite Counter-Terror Action as Ubisoft is pleased to announce the release of three spectacular elite counter-terror games in one, Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack! The pack includes critically acclaimed best-sellers: Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, and The Sum of All Fears. Each game puts you in command of elite teams of operatives against dangerous terrorist foes. Use authentic weapons and tactics in missions across the globe, and become freedom's answer to fear. Tom Clancy's Counter-Terrorism Classics Pack is available now in retail stores and has an MSRP of $19.99.

'The Movies' - Developer Interview & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Take The Movies by storm. Dominate Tinsel town and live out your dreams. Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. The Movies lets you get involved in the details of filmmaking. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars. Today Lionhead sent out a brief Q&A with project leader Adrian Moore.

'Chrome' - Big Patch Coming Up

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland sends word of plans for a big Chrome patch that will add a bunch of new maps, some new vehicles, and new gameplay modes to their science fiction first-person shooter. Some details : "Having taken into account players’ suggestions, Techland releases their new Update for Chrome. Although it fixes some minor game issues it’s something much more than just a patch" (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for details ...

Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier Ubi Soft has released another patch for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.50 and adds an "Operative SDK," enhanced expansion pack support, some Punkbuster fixes, and a handful of other issues. The corresponding dedicated server patch is also available.. Read more for details fix list & download links ...

EA Reveals 'NFL Street' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is very excited to announce the final soundtrack list for its upcoming NFL STREET video game. The music will be a mix of hip hop and rock from some of today's hottest artists, including an all original score by the X-ecutioners. A few of the tracks will be heard in the game prior to their album's release as noted below. Read more for detailed list ...

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Artifact Entertainment today announced that Horizons: Empire of Istaria has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Available now for PC, Horizons will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a massive, ever-changing, online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger. For the first time in a MMORPG, players will have the opportunity to experience the power and might of ancient dragons as a playable character race. In addition, Humans, fiends, dwarves, elves, gnomes, as well as the cat-like Saris and the reptilian Sslik, round out the first nine playable races available in the game.