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'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' is being developed as a multiplatform title and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2004. The game will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying aces rejoice! Microsoft Game Studios today announced that new content for Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, the smash-hit action game of the holidays, is now available for download via Xbox Live and from the official site. The free content includes the brand-new Fury plane, the Caverns multiplayer map and a Windows Media Player skin.

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive has released another patch for PopTop Software's 3D management strategy Railroad Tycoon 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.03 (suitable for all language versions) and addresses various gameplay and balance tweaks, new interface features, various multiplayer/editor bugs & fixes, etc. Read more for detailed fixl ist & download links ...

Turbine Buys Back 'Asheron's Call' License

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the massively multiplayer online gaming franchise "Asheron's Call" back to the games' creator, Turbine Entertainment Software Corporation. The franchise transfer includes all "Asheron's Call" intellectual properties, including "Asheron's Call," "Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty" and "Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings."

SOE Announces 'Everquest: Gates of Discord' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Gates of Discord, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. This expansion will offer exploration of a newly discovered continent; a new class (the Berserker) and Alternate Advancement Abilities that will offer new and unique skills to master. Gates of Discord will be available February 2004 at retail outlets such as Electronics Boutique, Best Buy and Gamestop, and as a secure digital download from SOE. The retail version of Gates of Discord will also come with a unique in-box gift and special in-game magic item. By purchasing the retail version of Gates of Discord, players will be able to claim the in- game item.

'Counter-Strike: Condition Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Launching the next generation of solo play and online combat, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is imminent. The #1 online action game of all time goes single-player with Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. A stand-alone product, Condition Zero is the comprehensive successor to the 2000 Multiplayer Game of the Year. Condition Zero completely replaces the current Counter-Strike, and combines six story-driven episodes, three different single player modes and multiplayer enhancements to drive the future of Counter-Strike gamers everywhere.

'WarBirds 3' Comes To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarBirds gives players the chance to jump into the cockpit of the most famous aircraft of WW2. Master the controls and prepare yourself for some grippingly realistic air combat. Version 3 of WarBirds, the thrillingly realistic online flight simulator, has just taken off over Europe. Get ready and try out WarBirds for free at www.warbirdseurope.com! Read more for details and screens ....

'Way of the Samurai 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Way of the Samurai 2 takes place at the end of the Edo period in 19th Century feudal Japan and is set in a town called Amahara, located on the island of Dejima. The citizens of Amahara once lived in peace and harmony, but as policy shifted within the powerful Magistrate’s office, they have found themselves the victims of extreme justice. Read more for details and screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights - SoU & HoU Addons - Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware has released the final patch (last week there was a beta) for their 3D role-playing game Neverwinter Nights, and its addons Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.61 and addresses a massive list of changes and game tweaks, including synchronization of the previous titles to the latest addons. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...