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'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.16a and addresses several game balance changes for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a slew of tweaks for The Frozen Throne. Read more for download links ...

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega Europe announced that NHL Eastside Hockey Manager is available to the public for the first time, today Friday, July 2nd in Europe, with releases to follow in Czech Republic in August, and the US in September. The PC version of the game is also be available as a digital download. Read more for details ...

'Xpand Rally' - Final Beta Stage Started

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland announced that the work on their racing game Xpand Rally has reached the final stage. The list of features has been closed and now the main focus is on eliminating bugs and tweaking individual elements of the game. Read more for details ...

Akella Signs 'Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance'

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming.net announces that Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance will be published in Russia and ex-USSR states by Akella, one of the leading Russian publishing companies.

'Gates of Troy' Shipping To Stores

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Slitherine is pleased to announce that Gates of Troy is shipping, 2 weeks ahead of schedule! Any gamers who pre-ordered will have their games dispatched today and any further orders will be dispatched at the earliest opportunity next week. Gates of Troy is a stand-alone expansion for Spartan, the award winning strategy game. Gates of Troy does not require Spartan to be played.

'TrackMania Sunrise' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nadeo's quirky racer TrackMania, and its addon PowerUp!, was enjoyed by all who played it. So it is with great pleasure that - at last – Nadeo has given the green light to unveil the sequel to the people's champion. TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

'Brigades' Brings 'Vivisector: Beast Inside' To Europe

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Wildlife Fund would not approve. PETA would stage a protest. Rolf Harris would have to build a cybernetic laboratory into the Animal Hospital. Vivisector, from Brigades, will be the first first-person shooter to feature a menagerie of cyborg-animals for gamers to blow away when released in Europe this October for PC.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battlefield 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'NHL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS lights it up in the 13th season of world championship hockey with EA SPORTS NHL 2005. Delivering top shelf gameplay that captures the speed, finesse, and lighting-fast flow of pro hockey, NHL 2005 challenges gamers of all skill levels to lace up their skates and take command of the open ice. Seems EA day today, so check out the new screens & trailer ...