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'War Times' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Legend Studios announced today that their World War II real-time strategy game War Times has gone gold and will ship to retail stores nationwide later this month. War Times gives players the opportunity to fight some of history’s most prolific battles as the country of their choice: the USA, England, the Soviet Union or Germany.

'Lords Of The Realm 3' - Update Patch & Castle Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After it was released & yanked a few weeks ago, Sierra has re-released the v1.1 update patch for Lords Of The Realm 3 addressing a couple of game crashes, applies a few multiplayer lobby enhancements, and fixes over a dozen gameplay bugs. They have also released the Castle Editor for Impressions Games' 3D RTS Lords of the Realm III which can be used to make custom castle for use with the game. Read more for details and download links ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released the single-player demo for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. This demo features the full 'Paris-to-Nice train' mission wherre you your objective is to locate and question a man called Norman Soth. Read more for download links ...

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time. Read more for screens ...

'EXtreme Demolition' - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EXtreme Demolition is the most over-the-top demolition game ever! Cars and levels are more varied than any other. High tech eXtreme level designs will have you ramping between skyscraper rooftops and dealing with artificial gravity that changes direction and makes driving up walls and on ceilings an option. Add to this a bevy of game modes, ranging from single player to online team modes, and you have a demolition experience like no other.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the 60s and using the Cold War as its inspiration, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater forces the player to adopt a number of new skills to survive in Snake's new jungle environment. Danger lurks everywhere as Snake explores the beautifully-realised forests, encampments and rivers, with guards patrolling key routes, dangerous animals to contend with, and the uneven terrain and noisy foliage making the silent approaches the Metal Gear hero is famed for virtually impossible. Read more for some new screens ...

'Project Entropia's Land Grab Event'

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Entropia, the world's only virtual universe incorporating a real economy with a convertible currency, announces the first great virtual land grab, scheduled for June 2004! Any person in the world who has a reasonably fast internet connection and a normal PC may participate in the land grab.

'Naval Ops: Commander' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI is pleased to announce that Naval Ops: Commander will sail into the European harbours in June 2004. Naval Ops: Commander is set in an alternate reality where the powerful nations of Virshia have deployed an armada of "Superships" around the globe. Through Virshia's aggressive assault on the world's oceans, nations quickly fell while others still hang in the balance. In the game, players command a lone Tactical Battle Group committed to fighting the Virshian fleet.

'Crystal Key II' Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped Crystal Key II on PC. Crystal Key II is the sequel to the best-selling, Crystal Key, which has sold upwards of 500,000 units in North America. A sci-fi fantasy adventure, players embark on a new journey of discovery and attempt to uncover the whereabouts of a mythical key. Legend tells of the Crystal Key’s magical powers and its ability to bring peace to those who unlock its secrets...

'Earth & Beyond' Closing Down

by Rainier on March 17, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official E&B website has this statement "Starting September 22, 2004, Earth & Beyond will no longer be in service. After an amazing two years of galactic adventure, Electronic Arts has made the decision to close Earth & Beyond in order to focus resources on future games. Please check your email associated with your Earth & Beyond game account for updates and more information on what this closure means to you. We hope you've enjoyed the game as much as we have and that we'll see you again in another great EA game!"