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'Red Ant' Prepares 'Massive Assault' Down Under

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ant Enterprises announces that it has officially entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for Massive Assault on PC CD ROM, with international games developer, Inc., for the territory of Australia & New Zealand. Massive Assault is due for release 20th February 2004.

'V Games' Announces First National Video Game Tournament

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Who says video games are a waste of time? Certainly not those who will be competing for thousands of dollars in this year's V Games (, sponsored by Ziff Davis Media Group and EB Games. From March to October of 2004, 30 cities will host qualifying rounds of the 2004 V Games, the first ever live-action, console and PC based video game tournament. An estimated 30,000 people will compete in eight top video games nation-wide.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its initial launch in March 2003, enthusiasm for Vietcong from fans of the first-person shooter genre has spawned hundreds of on-line communities, clans and dedicated servers. Now, in January 2004, Gathering will launch Vietcong: Fist Alpha, the official mission disc for Vietcong. Read more for details & screens ...

'Light in the Darkness' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Level Of Detail (previously Delphine Software) has revealed new information from their upcoming 3D action/platform/rpg hybrid Light in the Darkness. Fighting/Platform/RPG in which the player can play from 1 to 4 on the same screen. Read more for details & screens...

'Tour Of Duty' Renamed To 'ShellShock: Nam '67'

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today provides an update on trading during the six month period ended December 31, 2003. The Company has continued to make good progress in the achievement of its strategic objectives, which will result in operating profits for the period well ahead of the comparable period last year, though below some market expectations. The Board's full year operating profit expectations remain unchanged. The article goes on about the financial results but also mentions Thief: Deadly Shadows, ShellShock: Nam '67 (previously named Tour of Duty).

'Road to Fame' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Road to Fame combines the main features of the arcade and rally games, using realistic physics. Road to Fame lets you start as an unknown driver who's aim to climb the seven race classes of the game. Reaching the top is simple: You will have to win as much races as you can to upgrade your car and succeed in higher level. You can test your skills either as a beginner or as a professional driver in different tracks. During the races you will also have to face the changing road and weather conditions, and there will be multiple ways of completing a track. Read more to check out some new screens, as well as an in game footage trailer.

'Lineage 2' - Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The prequel to the most popular online game in the world. Placing gamers in an entirely new online world, Lineage II will feature state-of-the-art 3D graphics, powered by the latest Unreal technology from Epic Games. The official website for NCSoft's upcoming fantasy MMORPG sequel Lineage 2 has relaunched new content,but also word that the closed beta signups for the North American version of the game have begun. If you're interested you can sign up at the Lineage 2 beta test site.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Dinosaur Hunting' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dinosaur Hunting takes place in 1910, when the British Geologist Norton Klast discovered dinosaurs living on the highlands of Guiana in the Amazon interior. Due to a tectonic shift, the highlands became enclosed by towering cliffs which cut the dinosaurs off from the rest of the world. Defying fate, the dinosaurs have survived for thousands of years, but now are facing extinction. The dinosaurs must be transported to a new location at all costs. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal. Dungeon Lords is loaded with quests, personal missions, extensive skills and special abilities for customizing your own character hero from a variety of races and multiple class specializations, as you journey through an enchanted land of ancient castles, dark forests, and dungeon lairs braving an army of diabolical foes in real time action packed combat to uncover the secrets lying hidden within the depths of an evolving storyline. Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions.