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'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has today released a final upgrade for its FPS game 'New World Order'. The main new features of v.1.43 are - 4 new sets of custom character skins to choose from, overall improved rendering, improved hardware compatibility, bindable sayings, improved movement and jumping, team-only spectate setting (for meeting clanwar rules), new connection speed options, various graphical performance tweaks and much more. Read more for download links ...

'The Egyptian Prophecy' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped The Egyptian Prophecy on PC in North America. This first-person adventure has an easy to use point-and-click interface with high quality cinematics, and integrated 3D real-time puzzles.

'The Settlers V' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced its development plan for the latest installment in the award-winning series The Settlers. Developed by its German studio, Blue Byte, the new episode of the popular strategic simulation game will be released at the end of this year. The first four parts of the famous series have already sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Read more for details & screens ...

Microsoft Announces New Robust North American Xbox Price Move

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The console dubbed the sexiest video game system is becoming even more attractive. Effective March 30, the Xbox will be available for a handsome $149.99 in the United States and $199.99 in Canada, representing a significant savings of $30 for consumers in both regions. In addition, Microsoft will reduce the price of the Xbox console in Mexico to $1,999 pesos, which translates to a consumer savings of $500 pesos or roughly $45 (U.S.).

'Painkiller' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced today that its highly anticipated FPS, Painkiller, has reached Gold Master Status for the PC. The game will be available April 12th at retailers across North America. Created by development team People Can Fly, Painkiller puts gamers in the role of Daniel Garner, the unfortunate victim of a fatal car accident who finds himself trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world somewhere between Heaven and Hell. The key to salvation is to fight through more than 50 species of Hell’s wildest incarnations in an attempt to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000; Dawn of War is the first real-time strategy title in THQ's agreement with industry-leading PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is scheduled for release in fall 2004. Read more for some new screens...

Microsoft Drops 'OddWorld'

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At last week's GDC, Developer Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that it's latest OddWorld product, Steef's Oddysee, will no longer be published by Microsoft. Due to this development the name has been changed to "Stranger", which is also the name of the main character. Oddworld Inhabitants says that eventhough Microsoft no longer publishes the product, it will most likely remain an Xbox exclusive, and although so far no other publishers is known, Stranger, is scheduled for end of the year.

'Mashed' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mashed is a top down racing game that pits up to four players against each other in a gladiatorial racing battle extravaganza. Compete over 13 challenging and diverse environments using whatever means necessary to batter and bruise your opponents into submission, and claim victory for yourself. Using a plethora of weapons or just your driving skills unleash your fury, cause absolute carnage and send your friends to a humiliating defeat!

'Beyond Divinity' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The street date for the English version of Beyond Divinity’s has been postponed to late April 2004. The main reason for the delay is Larian’s commitment to give the fans the RPG they want. With the release of the Beyond Divinity demo last month, the studio obtained a lot of a valuable feedback from the RPG community.