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'Coliseum' - Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released a new patch (and updated demo) for Stormcloud Creations' gladiator-management sim Coliseum. This update brings your retail game to v1.6 and addresses several bugs & gameplay tweaks, and a few entirely new features such as the ability to bribe opponents, 10 new enchantments, a playoff display, and a quest mode. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

GameCube Nearly Sold Out In U.S.

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Co. Ltd., which at one point stopped production on its GameCube video game console due to slack demand, has now nearly sold out of the console in the United States and is seeking to bring supplies in from elsewhere, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released a new patch for BioWare's sci-fi 3D RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This update brings your retail game to v1.03 (contains the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish editions all in one) and fixes a bug where the Walk key was not bindable, and some ATI Soft Shadow issue. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

id Software Recommends Nvidia's 'GeForce FX' For 'Doom 3'

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA is pleased to announce that id Software recommends the GeForce FX family of graphics processing units for DOOM 3. This week, many of our add-in card and system builder partners have begun to display a special sticker on their retail packaging and company Websites to promote this recommendation to consumers. This marks a great achievement for GeForce FX GPUs. Look for this sticker on video cards equipped with a GeForce FX GPU and witness the mind-blowing detail of the DOOM 3 experience - the way it's meant to be played. To have a look at the sticker, please visit our DOOM 3 page on NVIDIA nZone, located at http://www.nvidia.com/object/nzone_doom3_home.html.

'Mashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mashed is a miniature arcade racing game under development at UK's Supersonic Studio, to be published by Empire Interactive. Up to 4 players will be able to compete at the same time, with one goal in mind: win at all costs - either by finishing first, either by destroying your opponents. Expected on store shelves June 2004 for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Maestro' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Maestro is a Mike Oldfield creation and is aimed at users of all ages. Maestro aims to appeal to users on many levels: some will compete, others will meet and greet and use the world of Maestro to forge communities. Some will transform Maestro into the world's most magnificent chat room. Maestro has been hand-built, from the ground upwards with a unique philosophical vision. Read more to check some "odd" screens or download the demo...

"POSTAL 2: Share The Pain" to Ship In Europe

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Since it seems like so many European countries are upset with America at the moment because of our foreign policy, we felt it was the ideal time to offer them a harmless means of venting their rage," explained Running With Scissors' honcho and international diplomat Vince Desi. "We sat down at the UN and reached an agreement with our European Allies to share our pain, as in POSTAL 2: Share The Pain."

Ubisoft Acquires 'Shadowbane' Developer, Wolfpack Studios

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the acquisition of Austin-based Wolfpack Studios, the developer of Shadowbane. The critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game for the PC and Mac platforms and its recently launched expansion pack, Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos, are operated and supported by Ubisoft's online gaming division, ubi.com, which is among the top five gaming portals in the world.

Buka And Pointsoft Sign 'Battle Mages' Distribution Deal

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment is pleased to notify you today of the agreement with Pointsoft Gmbh, one of the prominent German games publishers. The agreement states that Pointsoft acquires the rights to publish Battle Mages in German-speaking countries. The release of the game is scheduled for April 2004. Battle Mages will be entirely localized.