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'Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne," the eagerly-awaited expansion set to the fastest-selling PC game ever, is now in stores. Available in 11 different languages worldwide, the game has received initial orders totaling more than 2.5 million copies.

Activision Sues Viacom Over Star Trek Game License

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Inc. filed a breach of contract suit alleging media giant Viacom Inc. isn't adequately exploiting the Star Trek franchise, thereby diminishing the value of the video game developer's license to produce Star Trek-themed games. In 1998, Activision entered a 10-year licensing arrangement with Viacom that gave it exclusive rights to produce Star Trek titles across all gaming platforms.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Purge Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Freeform Interactive, Purge players become members of the Order and the Chosen, with each side seeking elimination of the enemy and individual party survival. Players receive rewards as they win battles and complete objectives throughout gameplay. In addition, Purge offers several map options, innovative weaponry and extensive player customization to enhance the online war experience. The main feature of this patch is a new map, Cargo Depot. This update also adds new player request changes from the Purge forums, new GM powers, and tweaks to the Proteus map. Read more for download links ...

'The Great Escape' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Providing an exciting opportunity to take part in the largest breakout in history from the "escape proof" Stalag Luft III German POW camp, gamers are invited to participate in the most memorable and famous motorbike scene in ever to emerge in Hollywood. SCI has now released a demo their stealth action game "The Great Escape". The demo features 2 levels from the game, "Struggle In The Mountains" and "On The Run!" Read more for details and download links ...

Limited 'One Must Fall: BattleGrounds' Test Coming

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment will release a Limited Test for the OMF Message Board of www.omf.com in July 2003. This Limited Test will become the game demo to be released during the launch of One Must Fall: Battlegrounds in Q3, 2003. 10,000 downloads will be provided for the Limited Test including OMF keepsakes available with game presales.

'True Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Terminator has released a patch for their Beta v1.0 for their tactical multiplayer mod for Quake 3, True Combat. Some of the features of this mod are: new player models with new animations, all weapons animated including reload animations, smoke and flashbangs effects, knife impacts on environment, new gamemodes, and much more. The new Patch fixes quite some nasty stuff we overlooked or that turned out to need improvements. Read more for details and download links ...

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last week in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, new publisher Access Games has released new screens for their PS2 game Spy Fiction. The game, which took three years to plan and has been in development for two years, is an action game that allows players to experience numerous Hollywood-style spy scenes. The character designer for the game is Range Murata (Groove on Fight, Submarine No. 6). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 is the next generation of football management games offering more players, leagues and competitions than any other title. For the first time ever in the series, Championship Manager 4 features a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. This update contains all the fixes from the previous three previous enhancement packs, plus a lot of new features, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, but no database update. Read more for details and download links ....

'Northland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Northland is a Stand-alone Adventure Strategy game. The exciting plot tells the story of Viking God Loki who tried to take revenge on Godfather Odin for his banishment from Asgard to Earth. For that he abuses our four human heroes with his intrigues and traps. The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. Yet another demo off PCGUK's demo disc, this one features 2 big maps for you to divide, splice and rule over. Your objective is not simply to dominate but you can negotiate a treaty between 2 warring Eskimo tribes. Exploration is the route to success and make sure to check out the chests littering the landscape. (Mucho Gracias Andy) Read more for download links where to grab goodies...