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'Two Thrones' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This was a time at the height and splendor of the medieval period, where great achievements and chivalric deeds were all common as were the treacherous tragedies and villainous actions of its people. In this period new cities were founded, great castles constructed, universities, convents and cathedrals built. Terrible wars were fought, the Black Death extinguished near a third of Europe’s population, famine and marauding warriors were scourges to the population.

'Counter-Strike: Condition Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 1:20 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.

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Purge Jihad' Released - Trial Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge Jihad is an online-only PC computer game. It is a hybrid First-Person-Shooter / Role-Playing-Game set in the near future accounting a war between the diametrically opposed forces of science-fiction (the Order) and fantasy (the Chosen). Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Using ESD (Electronic Software Distribution), Purge Jihad is offered in both a free (unregistered) and paid (registered) mode. "We are allowing everyone to have fun together," explains Freeform's Lead Artist Joerg Ecker. "Unregistered and registered players can play together on the same server." The free, unregistered trial includes the full game without any time limits but is simply limited to 4 classes. Registered players will have access to all 8 classes.

'Railroad Pioneer' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2004 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD has released a new patch for KritzelKratz 3000's railroad sim Railroad Pioneer. This patch will brings your retail game (only for GERMAN editions) to v1.07 and mainly contains logical error fixes, game balance and bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

Konami Announces 3 'Yu-Gi-Oh' Titles (GBA/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2004 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced three new games to be released in the blockbuster Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Further expanding the rich Yu-Gi-Oh! world, Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004 will be available for the Game Boy Advance, Yu-Gi-Oh! Xbox (working title) for the Xbox, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge for PC, in spring 2004. Each game stars the ever-popular Yugi and his loyal card-battling friends and ships with three exclusive limited edition game cards. Read more for details & screens ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2004 @ 11:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'Red Orchestra' - Updated UT2003 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2004 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Orchestra is a mod for Unreal Tournament 2003 which brings you in-depth infantry combat on the Eastern Front of WWII. With the emphasis on realism and authenticity, the Soviet Red Army meets the German Army on the ground across battlefields from Kiev through Stalingrad and on to the Reichstag in Berlin. Real weapons. Real battles. Real soldiers. Read more for details and download links ...

'Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2004 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Int. has released a demo of Hitmaker/Seg's Crazy Taxi 3 giving you the chance to try out the Glitter Oasis area where you can "work for 3 minutes" in a choice of four cabs. The king of crazy driving games is back and taking to the streets of Glitter Oasis with new cars, new drivers and new thrills. Whether it's making crazy money, conquering the new batch of mini-game challenges or trying out new tricks in the completely overhauled West Coast and Small Apple levels (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Empires' - BF1942 Mod Beta v0.1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2004 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empires introduces buildable and destroyable buildings, a resource economy system, team commanders, and many other features modders of Battlefield 1942 have declared to be impossible due to no available SDK. With buildable/destroyable buildings, the uninspired point system of regular Battlefield 1942 play is eliminated, leading to fulfilling gameplay where victory is determined by strategy and teamwork, not spawn camping. Read more for download links ...