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by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new patch for Freedom Games's 3D WWII strategy title Squad Assault: West Front. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.80 (available for US & UK editions) and contains a number of enhancements that improve both overall and vs. AI play. Read more for details & download links ...

'Okami' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Okami depicts a stark world devoid of colour that the player must return to its natural state. In Okami colour represents the life blood of the land and sucking this life are supernatural monsters that inhabit the surrounding areas

'City of Heroes' & 'Lineage II' - Commercial Service Launched

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announces the launch of North American commercial service for Cryptic Studios "City of Heroes" and "Lineage II". City Of Heroes is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where players don costumes to become super-powered heroes, and fight against evil to save the world. Lineage II is the much-anticipated prequel to the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Lineage.

'Hitman: Contracts' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has released a demo for Hitman: Contracts, giving you a chance to try out the Syberia mission (Bjarkhov Bomb) from the recently released stealth/action game. Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. Read more for download links ...

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval Lords takes aspiring city governors to the middle ages, combining rich city-building challenges with evolving military forces to defend against relentless attacks from neighboring enemies. A first for the genre, Medieval Lords features a full 3D engine that enables innovative new gameplay elements. The city building game genre will take on a whole new dimension when Monte Cristo Games ships "Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand” in Fall 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Men Of Valor - Trailer
  • Van Helsing - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Strike Force Bowling' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today Strike Force Bowling has reached gold master status for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

Will 'Xbox' Force 'Playstation2' Price Cut?

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Technology Research analyst P.J. McNealy said the Xbox was likely to overtake the PS2 on a units-sold basis for the first time ever in the United States in April. He estimated Xbox sales of 275,000 units this month, versus about 200,000 units for the PS2. PS2 sales have been falling in the United States this year, and in the just-ended fiscal year Sony said PS2 unit shipments fell 37 percent in North America. Unless Sony cuts the price on its PS2 in order to spur sales, U.S. game software makers, many of whom track Sony's fiscal year, may find sales growth targets harder to reach, analysts said. Read the full story here...

'Gothic II: Night of the Raven' Might Not See The Light Of Day

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Piranha Bytes is hard at work on Gothic 3, not much has been heard about the Gothic II: Night of the Raven expansion, andhere is why : "Bad news concerning the addon. I've talked with Plex if there will be an english version of the addon (Nacht des Raben), and he said that's a very difficult question. Many political problems are here within and it's not sure if there will be ever an english addon. this is out of the hands of JoWooD and Atari doesn't respond. Seems that the addon is temporary on ice or it died long before." (thanks RPGDot)