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'World War II Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II Online is a combined arms simulation in an online, persistent, action-packed 3D world. Now you can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles and aircraft or you can sling a weapon and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players. Playnet and Cornered Rat Software are still releasing new patches for World War II Online bringing your retail copy to v1.8.6. This new patch fixes various vehicle bugs, adresses a memory leak and various other tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The Sims Superstar' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that EA's The Sims Superstar went gold and is expected to ship to stores next week. The Sims Superstar is a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up. Check these new screens ...

'Stake: Fortune Fighters' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that Stake is shipping to stores and should be available as early as May 5th. Stake is the ultimate third person, multi-player 3-D arena fighting game exclusively for the Xbox. It boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Check out the new batch of screens!

'Crimsonland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? You will consistently unlock new and better perks that improve your ability to use a devastating arsenal. Crimsonland features 3 modes of play, Internet high score posting, and endless hours of pressure packed fun. Reflexive Entertainment and 10 Tons Entertainment have released a demo, read more for download links so you can join the action ...

'Priest' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. In a departure from the scores of medieval fantasy games, Priest is set in the midst of a lost land of the American Wild Western Frontier. Priest follows the trials of Ivan Isaacs, a disillusioned former priest who sold his soul to battle the evil fallen archangel, Temozarela. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. Check the new screens...

'Heaven And Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all!

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "SÖLDNER - Secret Wars" the player takes command of one such special unit. As squad leader, the player's mission is to work with other players to control this highly mechanised elite mercenary company - consisting of soldiers, helicopters, light tanks and vertical take-off planes - and carry out a very wide gamut of missions. To make thing even more interesting, these units are stationed on a mobile carrier disguised as a freighter. Check these new screens...

'Prince of Qin Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Prince of Qin Online” is set in a time where chaos reigned and injustice prevailed in the almighty Qin Empire. An era where the good suffered while the evil enjoyed tremendous power, where the rightful crown prince was denied of his throne and forced to be on the run. Embark on your journey into the Qin Dynasty and live your life as a Qin hero!the Prince of Qin Online Website now offers a new patch to update the beta of Object Software's Qin Dynasty RPG to v0.998E, adressing several bugs, fixes and tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hearts of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First & Paradox Plaza have released yet another patch for their WWII based strategy war title Hearts of Iron bringing your retail copy to v1.4. Even more gameplay tweaks, AI fixes and general improvements to the game! Read more for detailed fix list and download links for all localised versions ...

'Doom III' & 'Half Life 2' Set To Save The PC?

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Homelan that there is an interesting Reuters article on Yahoo about how industry people expect Doom III and Half Life 2 to lift up the PC games sales records. Two of the most-anticipated video games of 2003 put those much-maligned life forms back in the cross hairs of PC gamers in a pair of sequel games -- "Doom III" and "Half-Life 2." Some see those games acting as a catalyst that could recharge the fortunes of computer gaming after an unprecedented sales slump last year. Check out the Yahoo story for more details ...