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'Otogi: Myth of Demons' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materializes, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way. Read more for 50+ new screens ...

'Worms 3D' (PC/PS/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out the big batch of wormelicious screens ..

Global Star Signs 'Emergency Services Sim'

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Emergency Services Sim for the PC Platform. This Real-time city builder simulation will allow players to control every aspect of a large city’s fire, police and health care services. By performing these duties well, players will enable their cities to grow and prosper. The game is currently under development at Interactive Vision and will release during the fall of 2003 at a M.S.R.P of $29.99.

'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. At the centre of this conflict are five 14th century paintings - the Obscura Paintings, which the alchemist is desperate to repossess. Barely out in stores, Eidos has already released the first patch for Tomb Raider: the Angel of Darkness. This upgrade brings your retail game to v42 and adresses several game crashes and freezes, adds a shotgun, fixes the FMV player and EAX logos etc. Read more for details & download links ...

'No Mans Land' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colonize America in 3 campaigns set between 1600 and 1900. You will experience the historical developments of these epochs from the view-points of 6 different nations: the English, the settlers, American patriots, the Spanish and forest and prairie Indians. Each nation has its individual strengths and upgrades. The demo sports 2 missions, one from the Spanish campaign where you battle Francis Drake, and another from the American campaign in which you have to defend a fortress against the English army. Read more for download links ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction' - Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 8:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due to the magnitude of the upcoming Diablo II 1.10 patch, we are for the first time ever conducting a special patch beta test! Unlike the previous beta tests, you do not have to sign up to participate. This is for PC users only and Battle.net does not work with this patch. Diablo II BETA Patch 1.10 is playable ONLY in single-player mode and ONLY via TCP/IP for multiplayer. You cannot play this version on Battle.net. If you install this patch, you will not be able to connect to Battle.net to play Diablo II or Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Full patch is expected soon. Read more for further details and download links ...

'Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone' Coming To PS2/NGC/Xbox

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, Harry Potter fans will be able to experience the magic of Harry's first year at Hogwarts with next-generation graphics and updated gameplay in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone game from Electronic Arts. EA's UK Studio, the team behind the worldwide success of the original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets games, which together have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, joins Warthog Games in developing the title for the PS2, the Xbox, and GameCube. The game is scheduled for release in the fall of 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.

'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided' Launch Successful

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apparently ignoring the launch debacle the first 2 days, LucasArts' Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, the first Star Wars massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, experienced unprecedented success in its first week of availability, garnering more than 125,000 users and receiving accolades from gaming press and players alike.