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by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Civilizations III: Conquests' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 9:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for the latest installment in Sid Meiers strategy franchise Civilizations III: Conquests. This upgrade (suitable for the English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French versions of the game) brings your retail game to v1.20 and implements a bunch of changes and bug fixes, old save games are incompatible with the new version (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

Valve Announces April Cyber Café Promotion

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During the month of April 2004, Valve is extending a special offer to Cyber Cafes. During this time, a 12-month cyber café license for Valve's games is being offered at a savings of 33%. The license includes all of Valve's available Steam content, including Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress Classic, and more. Licensed Cyber Café's also receive product key protection, promotional materials, tournament licenses, and priority access to Valve support. This offer ends at 11:59 pm PST on April 30, 2004, is subject to change and is not available in every territory. For more information, please email

'Strength and Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In India, Emperor Asoka Maurya has embarked on a non-violent campaign to bring prosperity to his people and promote Buddhist philosophy. In China, the king of Qin struggles to unite the seven kingdoms and stave off invasions by Hun tribes. To the west, a fledgling Rome battles with Carthage for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Egypt and Seleucid Persia wrestle to control Syria and the Near East. Choose your side and lead your empire to Strength and Honor! Check out the new batch of screens ...

UFC: Sudden Impact (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFC: Sudden Impact brings real fighting to the "Ultimate" fans! Experience the full contact intensity found only in the Octagon. Create the Ultimate Fighter, train him to be a master and brawl your way through five different modes of play including the fan favorite Tournament Mode and an all-new, enhanced Story Mode. Read more for some new screens ...

New Developer 'Union Entertainment' Comes To Life

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Film and Video Game production company Union Entertainment announced today the procurement of development financing for the company’s video game division. Backed by Korean software company Digital Tetra, the fund provides $1.2 million for Union to develop new games to a playable demo level before shopping the titles to game publishers. The deal was brokered by Clemensen Capital.

'EverQuest II' Gets Voice-overs - Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced that EverQuest II will be the first MMO game to feature voiceover for in-game Non-Player Characters (NPCs). The voiceover will be comprised of more than 130 hours of dialog and approximately 1.5 million words (the equivalent of more than 65 feature films worth of content). The addition of voiceover to the game adds a new dimension of realism to the MMO genre that is unmatched by the current generation of titles. Read more for details & new trailer filled with speech...

'Hostile Intent' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.2 and has a slew of bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'War Times' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a patch for Legend Studios' 3D RTS War Times. This upgrade will bring your retail game to v1.01. and fixes a bug with AI players in multiplayer games on the server, rebalances some unit stats and improves LAN play. Read more for download links ...

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'KOF: Maximum Impact' will feature the most popular KOF characters such as Terry Bogard and Kyo Kusanagi all rendered in 3D. The game will also feature several brand new characters to the franchise and a wide assortment of detailed battlegrounds and fighting maneuvers. Check out the freshly launched KOF: Maximum Impact website or read more for new screens ...