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'Tortuga: Pirates of the New World' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a demo for their upcoming trading/strategy game Tortuga: Pirates of the New World (distributed by Encore as Pirate Hunter in North America). This German demo features the first scenerio from the complete game, and although it is a strategy game, some guess work will be in order (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience a Jurassic Safari, confront an evil Skeleton Army and relive the Golden Age of Rock & Roll! RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is taking gamers back through history and forward to the future in the all-new expansion pack, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister. Read more for some fresh screens ...

'Massive Assault' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Tri Synergy is pleased to announce that Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net has gone gold and will be released into retail outlets by October 20th. Massive Assault utilizes Wargaming.net's high-performance 3D engine giving the title a revolutionary look and feel to a turn based global-scale game. The gameplay is smooth and easy-to-learn, while set in a dynamic strategic environment where the tide can turn time and again.

Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as Skater of the Year. Read more for some PS2 & Xbox screens, as well as a trailer sjowing off some in game footage.

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Dedicated Server 1.02 has been released; it adds the ability to run multiple instances of the server on a single machine, and enables RCON functionality (you can remotely control the server, without needing direct access to the machine). Gearbox and Bungie are making this available tonight, so that folks running dedicated servers can be prepared when the client patch goes live, DO NOT INSTALL THIS YET, nobody will be able to play on your server. Simply get it to your server tonight, so that you're ready when the switchover occurs tomorrow. The mapfiles are not included, they will be released tomorrow, for those who don't already have them.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 8:17 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 :

  • War Of The Ring - Good & Evil Trailer
  • Total Club Manager 2004 - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Korea: Forgotten Conflict - Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer - Trailer


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

'The Hobbit' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has released a demo for their upcoming action/adventure title The Hobbit. In cooperation with McDonalds they are releasing 3 separate demo's (only available in North California, Portland, Eugene & Medford OR) but we managed to bribe Ronald with some extra cheeze burgers and for your convenience we merged all of them into one. This is the complete demo, all 3 parts of it! Read more for download links ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Read more to check out some new screens ...