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'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Website Launched

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has launched the official website for Stainless Steel Studios' upcoming RTS game "Empires: Dawn of the Modern World". The site offers some general game info, and details on the German and Korean civilizations from the game, with the promise of more to come. Go check it out!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorthPlaying Is Looking For Volunteer Reviewers

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We are expanding our review staff and are looking for 2 additional volunteer reviewers who are interested in contributing to the continuing success and growth of Worthplaying... Get all information here!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check the new screens ...

'Shattered Galaxy' v1.55 Is Now On The Warpath

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has been improved to version 1.55! Now Massive Online Warfare offers new Super Organic units, adding to the incredible array of units players can choose from; a new Prestige awarding system for battles, and numerous bug fixes that enhance game play. Set in deep space in the distant future where the remnant of humanity fights for survival and glory with cybernetic armies, Shattered Galaxy is a unique massive multiplayer online real-time strategy game for the PC. Numerous accolades reflect the acclaim for Shattered Galaxy's high quality and uniqueness. Free 14-day or 50 hour trial play time is offered in Shattered Galaxy to all new players. Go Check It Out!

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 10:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of Valor: The Vietnam War is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. At E3 2003, attendees were treated to live Xbox demonstrations of 2015's Men of Valor: Vietnam and now Vivendi is offering parts of the movie to the public. Yesterday GameSpy had the first part, today the second episode is available at IGN. The 3rd and final chapter will be available at Gamespot on Monday. Njoy!

Schanz Licenses 'Dungeon Lords' (PC/Xbox) Worldwide

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants announces that Dungeon Lords is now available for North American publishers – thus making Schanz International Consultants exclusive licensing agents for the title from Heuristic Park, world-wide. Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter Game action in full 3D. D.W. Bradley is one of the leading developers of Fantasy RPG in the U.S., famous for creating three of the legendary wizardry titles. With Dungeon Lords, D.W. Bradley and Heuristic Park have embarked upon creating a new type of computer game that takes a bold step forward in the Genre of Fantasy RPG.

'Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve further into the Forgotten Realms with Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide! Begin your adventure in the small mountain town of Hilltop as a student under the tutelage of a mage named Drogan, and then traverse the deadly Anauroch Desert to reach the ancient ruins of Netheril. Uncover a fiendish plot as you battle a multitude of new enemies through over 20 hours of original new gameplay. Play as any of the classes in the original Neverwinter Nights, or try out one of the five new Prestige Classes, which you can now customize even further with over 50 new spells and more than 30 new feats! Check the official Shadows of Undrentide website

'Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness' Coming June 20th

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

British-based computer games firm Eidos announced the imminent return of its most famous creation and biggest money-spinner -- tomb-raiding Lara Croft. The next instalment in the adventures of the skimpily-dressed pistol-packing heroine, "Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness", will be released on June 20, Eidos said.

'Battlefield 1942' Community Update

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that EA has updated the official Battlefield 1942 site with a new community update. This week the impending 1.4 patch is discussed further: Here are more features that you can look forward to in the 1.4 patch:
  • New and improved sounds in 1st person view, such as increased volume of impacts, louder grenade explosions and a new sound for the Axis Assault rifle STG44
  • Scoreboard now shows current server's name, IP address and map name. Scoreboard also shows each player's ID number, which is used for creating your buddy list/voting to kick a player
  • Rear gunner for Stuka/SBD/Ai-chi-val now has crosshair. Incremental patching will be available for clients (smaller 1.31-1.4 download)
  • Added a new blood effect for additional feedback when you are hitting another soldier

Much, much more.