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'Empires' - BF1942 Mod Beta 1 Coming

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Empires Team is proud to announce the imminent release of Empires on January 10th 2004! Continuing in the budding and incredibly exciting genre of RTS/FPS, Empires lets a player on either side command from a bird's eye view while the soldiers on the ground build, and play with the tanks, jets, and other goodies his strategic brilliance make possible. Never heard of Empires? Read more for details and screens ...

Alienware Launches New Digital Home Entertainment Line

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alienware announced today a new line of digital home entertainment solutions. The DHS-301 and DHS-311 media center systems feature a horizontal form factor traditionally associated with home audiovisual equipment to easily integrate into existing entertainment centers.

'Logitech' Introduces Their Flight Force Joystick (PS2)

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Logitech is introducing its latest controller for the PlayStation2 - the Logitech Flight Force joystick - during this week’s 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the U.S., this force feedback joystick lets gamers experience the sensations of flight combat, including weapon recoil, explosions and other effects, in compatible games for PlayStation 2.

'POSTAL' Game Tournament at CES-Las Vegas

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inimitable mad cow developer Running With Scissors stole a little of the media-sucking luster usually reserved for the likes of Britney Spears and Sadaam Hussein. They did it by transporting company spokesperson Gary Coleman and a clutch of Postal Babes to the Cyber X Game Tournament, held in Las Vegas as part of the massive 2004 Consumer Electronics Show.

'Shattered Galaxy' - Updated Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 7:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexon has released a new updated version (as well as a small update patch) of their massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game Shattered Galaxy. This upgrade brings the game to v1.58 and features brand new battle maps and special warp portals in each of the corner provinces for faster access to battles! Currently Shattered Galaxy requires no subscription and is totally free to play, so read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s up to Sonic and his pals to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman, who has returned to once again try his hand at world domination. The evil Doctor’s scheme is to steal the seven Chaos Emeralds and raise the all-powerful Chaos monster to do his bidding. Entangled in the plot of the sinister Dr. Eggman, Sonic must enlist the help of his friends Amy, Tails, Knuckles and Big to foil Eggman’s every move. A second Sonic Adventure DX demo has been released, bigger and better with more playable characters, but still in Japanese (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Meteor Blade' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Meteor Blade, a 16-player fully 3D online fighting game for the PC and Xbox, based on the world of an ancient Chinese assassin. The Xbox version of Meteor Blade will have full Xbox Live support. Based on the famous novel by Gu Long, Meteor Blade follows the assassin Meng Xing Yun, one of the best in his field, who is commissioned to kill the elite Sun Yu Bo. Meng is in for a tough assignment this time, however, as every single one of Sun's cohorts has vowed to protect him from harm. Meng might even need your help to complete this assignment...

SOE Reveals 'PlanetSide' Future Plans

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today, Sony Online Entertainment is announcing its future plans to add a number of new Updates and Gameplay Improvements to PlanetSide. The PlanetSide team is enhancing the very foundation of gameplay in its next set of updates. In many ways, the game is getting a makeover. We're shaking things up to create a stronger and more flexible game that rewards players even better. We call these foundation-level updates because it will give us a clean playing board that is flexible enough to enhance even further in the future and gives players dramatic new goals to achieve. Read more for details ...

'Steel Battalion: Line of Contact' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Battalion: Line of Contact gives players the opportunity to once again use the most elaborate controller interface ever created to partake in futuristic military warfare. Ultra realistic visual effects and mech battles in the first or third person perspective create the ultimate mechanized military combat experience. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. As if yesterdays huge batch wasnt enough yet, today EA released another 50 or so. Read more to check them out ...