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'RainBow Six 3: Raven Shield' - New Update Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft let us know that the latest and greatest Raven Shield patch v1.3 is on its way out the door! The powers that be also told us that we can except to see it tomorrow morning. So what exactly does the patch do, you ask? Well for starters :
  • Much improved framerate during firefights
  • A new "Ban" multiplayer system linked to individual user CD Keys
  • Full ASE support
  • And of course, the usual batch of bug fixes, etc...

  • This is just the tip of the iceberg. We'll have the release notes available shortly so stay tuned! In a related note, it also came to our attention that Ubisoft and Even Balance have reached an agreement to integrate Punkbuster into Raven Shield. Both teams are hard at work to ensure that cheats and hacks will become a thing of the past. The patch will be available in the next few weeks, and we will keep you posted ...

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced Lost Dungeons of Norrath, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. This full-sized expansion will focus on the exploration of more than forty dynamic dungeons, with the main emphasis being placed on single group content. New technology and design ideas have been implemented that will allow players to work their way through dungeons individually tailored to the strength of their group. Lost Dungeons of Norrath will be available fall 2003 in limited quantities at retail and as a secure digital download from SOE.

'Charlie's Angels' (NGC/PS2) - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's greatest secret weapon is being unleashed for the first time on videogame consoles as Natalie, Dylan, Alex and Bosley unite once again for an all-new, action-packed adventure. Incorporating a completely new and unique storyline, the Angels will go undercover to unravel a worldwide mystery and foil the devious plans of a criminal mastermind threatening to steal the world's most famous monuments. Earlier today we had some new screens and now we have a new trailer showing off some in game action (especially Cameron Diaz'z famous ass wigglin scene!) mixed with familiar looking movie blurb's, converted to WMV for your convenience... Read more for download links ...

RockStar & Capcom Bring 'Grand Theft Auto 3' To Japan

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Capcom Co., Ltd. to localize, publish and distribute the blockbuster title Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PlayStation2 and PC in Japan. Grand Theft Auto 3 is scheduled for release in the Japanese market in Fall 2003.

GMX Secures European Rights To 'Prince Of Qin'

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC RPG title – Prince of Qin Gold. "The previous version of the game sold almost 200,000 copies worldwide, we intend to make this version just as successful." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. Read more for details ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out the new screens & art...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the 6 new screens ...

Sony Snags Official Formula 1 License For Another 4 Years

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the continuation of the multi-million selling Formula One series. The only game to be officially licensed by Formula One Administration Ltd, FORMULA ONE 2003 will be released in July this year. Benefiting from a brand new deal signed with Formula One Administration Ltd, the FORMULA ONE franchise will now be exclusive to SCEE and to PlayStation2 for the next four years, ensuring unparalleled accuracy and the closest experience to being an F1 driver you'll get on any platform.

Sega Announces The Official Launch of 'Legacy Online'

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News, Inc. announced today the official launch of "Legacy Online," a massively multi-player online strategy game for the PC. Developed by Oceanus Communications, a privately held Internet software company based in Ottawa, Canada, Legacy Online provides gamers with the ultimate network gaming experience. Shortly following the launch of the game, will be conducting MMOG Tournaments where Legacy Online players can compete to earn the right to name a new planet.

Thrustmaster Introduces The 'Enzo Force Feedback Racing Wheel'

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing its close partnership with the prestigious Prancing Horse-brand automaker and its history of unique and innovative accessories, Thrustmaster is thrilled to announce the release of the Enzo Force Feedback Racing Wheel. Bringing the power and precision of the Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari's mechanical and technological pinnacle, the Enzo Force Feedback Racing Wheel is compatible with all PlayStation 2 and PC games for maximum versatility and enjoyment.