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'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.11 and adds additional convenience functionality to the game, which displays the number of existing buildings and buildings being build in the tool-tips of the selected buildings. It also patches a few issues appearing with the previous patch regarding bindstones and hot-swapping heroes. Lastly some quest bugs were fixed. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Def Jam Vendetta II' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is again partnering with urban music and lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam to bring gamers Def Jam Vendetta II, the ultimate hip-hop-fueled fighting video game. Currently in development under the EA GAMES brand, Def Jam Vendetta II features more than 70 characters, including more than 35 of the most renowned artists and personalities in hip-hop today, including Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra and many more. Read more for details & screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Marine Sharpshooter 2 - Trailer
  • War Times - Trailer
  • Shadow Ops: Red Mercury - Trailer
  • EUFA Euro 2004 - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'RuneScape 2' Launches - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jagex today announced that the completely upgraded version of its online adventure game RuneScape has gone live and can now be played by all new and existing players at Read more for details & screens ...

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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 ...