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'Praetorians' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Praetorians website is now live features already seen before trailer showcasing some of the action players will experience when they fight alongside the armies of Julius Caesar in developer Pyro Studios and publisher Eidos Interactive's new real time strategy game. Take a moment to check out the historical background on the game's three races as well as the terrain descriptions. Goodies including wallpapers and screensavers as well as a batch of, mostly familiar looking, screenshots.

'Command & Conquer Generals' - Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Although already revealed in Gamespot's C&C Generals preview yesterday, EA just now released the official "going gold" announcement. A fictional world war in the Middle East, Asia and Afghanistan is headed for your computer! Electronic Arts announced today that the highly-anticipated real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer Generals has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America February 11. Command & Conquer Generals will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand.

'Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The promised patch for the 'RainBow Six : Raven Shield' demo has arrived. As expected it addresses some multiplayer cheats like preventing players from using the thermal scope and high capacity magazines. Read more for download links ...

'NeoCron : Beyond Dome of York' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neocron: Dome of York is a new (and FREE) add-on for Reakktor ‘s real-time FPS-MMORPG game. You don’t like it clean and tidy? You want a dirty, dark and true apocalyptic cyberpunk look? Then you should not miss the free official Neocron Addon "Beyond Dome of York", which adds a completely new city, with among others, a full set of brand new player and clan apartments. Read more to check out the first few screens ...

'Anarchy Online: Notum Wars' - Free Trial

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Anarchy Online Website has details on a free seven day trial they are offering for the Notum Wars add-on, as well as Anarchy Online, the MMORPG it expands. "Through the free trial offer, gamers can play both Anarchy Online and The Notum Wars with no charge for 7 days. At the end of the trial period, the player can then keep the game and the account with a purchase price of $19.95 for the game. The remainder of the first 30-day period will be available for play before the first subscription fee is charged. Players can access the features of both Anarchy Online and The Notum Wars for a recurring subscription fee of $12.95 every 30 days." (thanks Blues)

'Battlefield 1942 : Road To Rome' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that the Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome expansion pack has GONE GOLD and will begin to ship on Tuesday, February 4 in North America. The multi-player focused expansion pack will give players more of what they have grown accustomed to with the original Battlefield 1942, including more maps, more vehicles, and more fighting forces.

'Restricted Area' Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Master Creating, an independent Studio located in Hamburg, Germany, announces the development of Restricted Area. Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovativ technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Read more for details and the first few screens ...

'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced an exclusive co-publishing agreement with Electronic Arts to produce, market and distribute Looney Tunes: Back In Action, a video game to be released on multiple platforms day and date with the upcoming live action feature film starring the Looney Tunes characters. The partnership marks the first time Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered to co-publish a video game title. UK-based Warthog is developing the game based on the film, which will debut in November 2003. Check out these 3 new screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Web Site & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land. Yesterday we revealed the new upcoming WarCraft III expansion pack, today we serve up some new screens. UPDATE : The official website has now been opened!

'Battlefield 1942' - Patch Information

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BF 1942 supports up to 64 players and give them the ability to fully experience World War II combat. Playing as several infantry classes, gamers will also be able to control many weapons available to the Axis and Allies as well as command numerous land vehicles, ships and aircraft. Everyone on the Battlefield team at DICE and EA has been working late nights on another surprise for the community. We’d like to take this time to announce the Battlefield 1942 1.3 patch – it’s coming soon, maybe even sooner than you think! Read more for a sneak peek of the upcoming additions.