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'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) SaveGame Bug Detected

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ion Storm community forum has turned up rumor of a possible AI bug in Thief: Deadly Shadows. If you save and load your in-game progress it will apparently reset the difficulty setting of the game to Normal. Playing Thief 3 on high difficulty has a severe AI distinction where guards are more alert and react differently to open doors, stolen objects and other items. Ion Storm has recognized the problem and are currently working on a solution, which should be easily patchable for the PC edition, on the other hand Microsoft only allow Xbox live patching for online game experiences, which is not the case with Thief 3. To be continued....

'Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2004 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment has released an updated Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers Open Beta.The closed beta will be followed with an extended open beta period, warning that this open beta version is unfinished, nor that the add-on is almost finished. In order to participate you must have either Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles or Trials of Atlantis installed. Read more for download links ...

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spanky and his gang of revolutionaries are back, and this time they’re bigger and badder! In the successor to the 1.5 Million unit State of Emergency, the original riot game, VIS Entertainment has once again redefined the Action/Combat Genre with State of Emergency 2. Read more for details and screens ...

'Worms Forts: Under Siege' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As commander of up to four fort-dwelling worms, you direct your garrison to quickly construct defenses then build weapons of mass destruction to destroy your opponents' fortifications! With a touch of skill, catapult or canon and some crazy Worms attitude, battle your way to victory through eras and mythologies. Team 17's Worms Forts Under Siege is coming to PC, PS2 and Xbox in Q4 2004. Check out the freshly launched website or read more for some new screens ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' Beta Test Announced

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Atari betatest website has word of an upcoming Shadow Ops: Red Mercury beta test for the PC version of the Unreal powered military shooter. Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. Featuring the high production values of a blockbuster Hollywood action/thriller, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a cinematic, action-oriented experience aimed at capturing and recreating the thrills of major Hollywood action films. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. Beta sign-ups will begin on 7/6, so head on over to the betatest website.

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Spider-Man 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the highly anticipated movie sequel from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, "Spider-Man 2" allows players to swing into action as the famous "web-slinger" and protect the city of Manhattan from Doc Ock and his evil minions. Read more for some new screens...

'Empire Earth 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Mad Doc Software and due for release in the first half of 2005, Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazg├╝l hunt for the One Ring. Read more to check some screens ...

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004.