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Xbox Live Had It's Hottest Weekend Ever

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Live, the world's most intense unified online gaming service, just hosted its hottest weekend ever. This past Sunday, November 2, Xbox Live set new usage records. On that day, 83,652 unique users spent 262,268 hours on the service -- or more than three hours per user. Sunday's most-played Xbox Live game was "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3" with 24,478 gamers signing in for battle. At one point, 6,731 gamers played the game simultaneously.

'Star Trek: Elite Force 2' - Source code Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment has released the Star Trek Elite Force II source code giving you the change to create single & multiplayer mods for Raven Software's shooter Star Trek Elite Force II. Read more for details & download links ...

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the first patch for Infinite Interactive's strategy title Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria (US version only). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and mainly addresses a few crashing issues and other bugs. Read more for download links ...

'Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds for the Xbox and PC has gone gold. Developed for Atari by Secret Level, Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds is set for a November 18th release date. Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds is based on the incredibly popular trading card game created by Wizards of the Coast. The game is filled with faithful card game translations of classic creatures, spells and enchantments and presented in a visually stunning 3D game environment rife with real-time strategic fighting, devastating wizard arsenals and intense creature combat.

'Legacy Of Kain: Defiance' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today officially announced that the Xbox & PS2 versions of 'Legacy Of Kain: Defiance' have reached gold status and are expectedf in stores November 12th. The next chapter in the epic Legacy of Kain series is a cutting-edge action/adventure game featuring more action then ever before. Take control of two powerful and highly evolved vampires: Kain, an all-powerful demigod, and Raziel, a demonic angel of death. Each equipped with a legendary sword, Kain & Raziel must battle through a world loaded with conflict and intrigue as they attempt to unravel their destinies and defeat the dark forces that seek to condemn their world to eternal damnation.

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Valve today announced that Counter-Strike for Xbox has gone gold and will arrive on store shelves on November 18 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). Counter-Strike makes its explosive console debut exclusively on Xbox and Xbox Live. Counter-Strike on Xbox will be the most graphically advanced version of the series to date and has a host of Xbox-exclusive console content, including seven never-before-seen multiplayer maps, one new counter-terrorist team, one new terrorist team and downloadable maps via Xbox Live.

'Airline 69: Return to Casablanca' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer Interactive Strip is at it again with Airline 69: Back To Casablanca. After their last erotic trip in Wet: The Sexy Empire, distributed by CDV, they are now selfpublishing "Airline 69: Return to Casablanca" under Redfire Software. Featuring Penthouse model Sasha Woman this erotic/comic style game, tons of exocitc locations & adventures. Read more for some screens or download the trailer. Beware: Adult content.

'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to check out the new screens ...

Vivendi and Interplay Kiss & Make Up

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that they have resolved all prior legal disputes and will resume the distribution contract signed in August 2002. Accordingly, VU Games will distribute Interplay's Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel in North America and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan). VU Games will also retain exclusive distribution rights in these regions for all future Interplay titles through August 2005.

'Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Check the new screens ...