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'Battlefield 2 Modern Combat' (Xbox) Gets Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA just announced the FREE Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Warsome Booster Pack which delivers 3 all-new maps, including new vehicles plus new character and weapon skins. As a special holiday thank you to all Battlefield fans, this pack,valued at $9.99, will be given away FREE on Xbox Live!, starting December 22, 2005.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Sims 2: Open for Business addon will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

'Officers' To Use SpeedTree Technology - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Officers is a 3D RTS game with RPG-elements, where the player acts as a military commander. Among key features of the game is interaction between the gamer and the environment. Taking advantage of the SpeedTree technology, the developers enhanced the realism of tree models and their behavior. Three-dimensional, high-poly trees react as the living ones. Leaves are swaying, branches are shaking when e.g. missiles fly or explode near by.

'Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a small patch for the North American edition of G5 Software's Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes a bug found in the game tutorial, which may cause some user problems. You will need to restart the tutorial for the patch to take effect.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - v3369 Win32 Hotfix & Linux Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games and Icculus have released a new patch for Epic's sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. The Win32 patch contains 2 .DLL files (core.dll and engine.dll) that fixes a server crashing exploit active in the cheating community, while the v3369.2 linux patch has a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 (they got turned off by accident in 3369.1). Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Quake IV' - Quakemas Multiplayer Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released three new multiplayer maps for Ravensoft's sci-fi FPS Quake 4 (Railed, Tremors and Campgrounds Redux). Read more for download links ...

Unlock Alternate Ending In 'Peter Jackson's King Kong' (ALL)

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft revealed that Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie features an un-lockable, exclusive alternate ending in which players can save the giant ape from his cinematic death, pilot an airplane and deliver Kong back home on his native Skull Island.

'Neverwinter Nights: Diamond' Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, experience every moment of one of the most popular role-playing adventures ever created. The entire Neverwinter Nights catalog — every challenge, every battle, every update — is now available to RPG fans in one complete package, including Bioware’s Aurora Toolset for easy module creation.

'Armored Core: Last Raven' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While its existence was revealed several months ago, Agetec today announced the North American release of Armored Core: Last Raven. The final Armored Core series installment for the PS2, Last Raven is the most intense mech game ever, featuring a full story mode where each selected mission has an immediate impact on the ultimate story outcome.

'The Saga of Ryzom' Launches New PvP Battlesystem

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today the launch of the Outposts. This new battle system offers unprecedented gameplay which gives a real meaning to PvP. The players will fight to gain the control of an Outpost, which hold rare raw materials indispensable to craft new powerful items, and will have to keep its control during epic guild vs. guild wars. Guilds have to strategically control their squads of NPCs if they want to treasure their Outpost!