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'TrackMania' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nadeo has released a final demo for their just gone gold TrackMania. This demo offers you the chance to to play all aspects of the final game, 'Track Building', 'Solo' mode, 'Hot Seat' and all of this on multiple PCs, LAN or Internet. A dedicated Internet server will offer users the chance to compete against other beta testers, using tracks designed by the TrackMania community (thanks Factornews). Read more for download links ...

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon and Illusion Softworks have released a new patch for their squad-based tactical shooter Vietcong. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.40 and adresses some game crashes, anti bunny hop (aka kangaroo) and various other cheats as well as several small gameplay improvements. This new patch requires to have the previous v1.30 patch installed first (thanks Tiscali). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'TONKA: Rescue Patrol' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive announced today that TONKA Rescue Patrol is making its next-generation platform debut on the Nintendo GameCube. Developed by Lucky Chicken Games, the game is now available at retail outlets throughout North America. Hasbro's TONKA brand is sub-licensed to TDK Mediactive by Atari, Inc. under a three-year worldwide agreement.

'The Matrix Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off. The game is currently being developed for the PC by Monolith Productions, an award-winning independent game developer, and EON Entertainment, the company owned by the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy...

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive has released the first patch for PopTop Software's 3D management strategy Railroad Tycoon 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 (suitable for all language versions) and resolves a number of issues, especially in multi-player (some out-of-synch and crashing issues), as well as assorted single player issues (especially a crash-on-launch issue on certain Win 98 machines, and a stability issue seen on a small minority of computers – issues 1 and 2 in the Single Player/General section detailed below). Read more for detailed fixl ist & download links ...

'Spartan' Coming Q1 2004 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies are pleased to confirm that they are well on course for a Q1 release of SPARTAN their new Historical TBS. It's been a long wait for strategy game fans but at last we have beyond doubt an enormous game that will allow players to conduct the Grand campaigns that they truly love. The Historical notes alone are worth the price. Slitherine's fully rendered and authentically accurate campaign map of ancient Greece around 400BC really sets the scene. It has all the campaign depth of CIV and combined with their revolutionary battle engine you really do have two games in one!

'Second Life' Residents to Own Digital Creations

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab today announced a significant breakthrough in digital property rights for its customers and for users of online worlds. Changes to Second Life’s Terms of Service now recognize the ownership of in-world content by the subscribers who make it. The revised TOS allows subscribers to retain full intellectual property protection for the digital content they create, including characters, clothing, scripts, textures, objects and designs.

'Terminator 3: War of the Machines' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari will bring Terminator 3: War of the Machines, a singleplayer and online multiplayer first person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict from the Terminator world, to personal computer this winter. Currently in development by Hungary-based Clever's Games, Terminator 3: War of the Machines will allow up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multiplayer struggle for supremacy. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Dead to Rights' - Patch Coming

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot reported earlier that the PC port of Namco's Dead To Rights has a sever bug that seemed to render the game unplayable due to not being able to pass the opening level/map. Hip Games has been made aware of this and as it turns out this "bug" only occurs with ATI Radeon 9700 cards, so most people should still be able to enjoy the game. Nonetheless Hip Games informed Gamespot that a patch is in the works and should be available SOON.