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'Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You’re Indiana Jones. Legendary adventurer. Daring rogue. And the most butt-kicking archaeologist the world has ever seen. It’s 1935 and this time you must prevent a powerful Chinese artifact from falling into evil hands. This globe-spanning adventure pits you against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with a mysterious and alluring partner, Mei Ying. It’ll take more than just a trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to make it back alive? This whopping demo offers three levels, Ceylon, a Hong Kong operahouse, and a gondola (thanks Gigex). Read more for download links ...

'Fallout 2' - Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here is the Fallout 2 editor, the scripts, and the script compiler. BlackIsle was were able to take some time and put together some documentation for it (and an installer), but a lot of it will require some trial and error. If you want to hammer away at it, well, here it is. Please keep in mind that this editor is not the holy grail. It was never meant to be released to the public. As a result, you may boot the editor up and realize that it doesn't match your expectations for a commercially-released RPG editor. You may suffer some retina burn. Perhaps a strange itching sensation. Constipation. So be prepared - you are about to experience a game editor, intended only for developers. Read more for download links ...

'Postal 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Running With Scissors/WhipTail have now released a 1 level demo, read more for download links.

'The Lord of the Creatures' - Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“The Lord of the Creatures” is the title of the game that Arvirago Entertainment is now developing. In a fantasy universe, the player will be immersed in an epic adventure, which takes place in imaginary worlds inhabited by unbelievable creatures. The player will be able to confront on his own the challenges of the universe of “The Lord of the Creatures”, or will be able to interact online with other players around the world. Read more for a few screens ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. They’re creating rich characters, white-knuckle action and a plot with more twists than the exotic, elaborate castle featured in the game,” said Serge Hascoët, Editor in Chief, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to move forward with the legendary Prince of Persia brand and eagerly await the launch of the next masterpiece from our world-famous Montreal studio.

'Myth III: The Wolf Age' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new Myth III: The Wolf Age has been officially released bringing Myth 3 up to v1.1. The patch fixes over 40 game play and stability issues for both Mac and PC as well as bringing the bonus maps Pepper Heights and Tides Of Rhi'anon into the general release. Additional variations of the existing maps are also included with enhanced unit sets. Also added are the multiplayer game types Assassins, Stampede, and Balls On Parade which had been previously omitted. This patch also introduces the Fetch and Journeyman units into the Myth 3 World (thanks GameSpyDaily). Read more for download links ...

'HILL Project' Announced - Facts & Details

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HILL Project is a real-time 3D shoot'em up with non-stop action. Between the Earth and the Moon, the player will have to defy hordes of drones, destroy gigantic bosses, get through asteroid fields and fulfill various challenges proposed during the game. The game also features an equipment and levelling system directly inspired of RPGs : the player will be able to collect and use new abilities that will let him change the course of his adventure. Read more for additional information ..

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Warrior Kings: Battles' maintains the excitement that made Warrior Kings a leading RTS, but now introduces the player to a proficiency of computer Artificial Intelligence not yet seen in an RTS product. Empire Interactive & Black Cactus have released the first patch for their recently released RTS, Warrior Kings Battles. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes problems related to multiplayer games (this patch is valid for ALL versions). There are also 2 German only patches available adressing fixes problems with music & sound (and are much larger). Read more for details and download links ...

Sony Planning Game Based On Iraq War ?

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamesradar reports that the current war in Iraq could soon be coming to a PlayStation 2 near you - if Sony have anything to do with it. According to a report in today's Guardian, the console giants have already taken out a patent on the phrase "Shock and Awe" for usage in videogames. The phrase was adopted by the White House to describe the US's heavy bombing of Baghdad.

GMX Media Announces 'Moon Tycoon' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the Moon Tycoon in most European territories. Moon Tycoon is part of a two-title deal signed with the developers. MOON TYCOON allows players to have total control of all aspects of colony life, from building construction to commerce, colony morale and monthly expenses. Read more for additional details & screens ...

New Battery Pack For The GBA SP

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of Japan has announced that it will launch a new battery pack for the GBA SP in mid-May, which will apparently deliver 75 per cent more play time than the original pack. The new battery will go on sale on May 17, priced at 1980 Yen (just short of £10), and has a capacity of 1000mA - giving GBA SP owners 17.5 hours of backlit play time.

'Chicken Shoot' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zuxxez is proud to announce the PC demo release for it's casual gaming phenomena Chicken Shoot. Featuring one great level of this excellent shooting orgy, players find themselves in the Nevada Desert portrayed in a wonderful hand drawn backdrop and with no end of gags and hilarious chickens. This is only a small taste of what is to come when the very promising full version is released very soon and this small taste is quite a mouthful. Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has released a new patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your European ONLY edition to v1.2. This release implements a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes. The US patch is expected soon (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Top Gun: Combat Zones' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titus Interactive announced today that Top Gun: Combat Zones, the next generation of flying action now brought to the PC, is hitting shelves this month in Europe. Based on the Playstation 2 smash hit, Top Gun: Combat Zones is developed by Digital Integration, its wholly owned development studios.

Atari Introduces 'Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II'

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 7:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari adds to the success of the Dragon Ball Z franchise by introducing an all new role playing adventure game for the Game Boy Advance. Capitalizing on the success of Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, the best-selling role playing game for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, Atari today announced Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II. Slated to release in June 2003, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II adds a thrilling new chapter that invites players to experience even more of the Dragon Ball Z story.

'Railroad Giant: The Pioneer' Renamed To 'Railroad Pioneer'

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News send word about that JoWoods recently announced Railroiad-Strategy game "Railroad Giant: The Pioneer" has been renamed to the final worldwide title "Railroad Pioneer".

'Vultures' - Screens

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "Vultures" the gamer lives the hard gladiator life: in different arenas and with classical or modern/futuristic weapons at his disposal the gladiator has to defeat his enemies in a duel in order to survive. The aim is to win to become undefeated champion of the "Vultures".. Read more for 3 new screens!

DVDs Aren't Just For Viewing Anymore!

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft wants to let people know that DVDs aren't just for viewing anymore. Users of Windows-based PCs can participate in movies in ways never before imagined by creating their own commentary or actually becoming movie characters. And everything necessary is likely included in the DVDs users probably already own.

Mom Kills Computer Game-Playing Adult Son

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IOL reports that a mother in Israel actually stabbed her 26-year-old son to death in a dispute over his refusal to get off the computer and make his bed. The mother, Yelena Avramenko, 49, even later admitted to killing her son, Denis, and re-enacted the crime in front of investigators.

"I asked him a number of times to stop playing on the computer and to go and make his bed," the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot quoted the mother as saying. "After a while I saw him lying on his bed. I asked him again to make his bed but he just cursed me. I got angry and went to the kitchen, and in the heat of the moment I took a knife and stabbed him."

'The Sydney Mystery' - Now Available For Online Order

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twilight Software is proud to announce that its adventure game The Sydney Mystery is now available for online purchase at the official website. The Sydney Mystery is an adventure game photographed and filmed on location in Sydney, Australia by a small group of enthusiasts and friends on a shoe-string budget. The Sydney Mystery contains over 240 scenes, 11 characters, 17 authentic Sydney locations and loads more puzzles, music and exploration. In the adventure, you play the niece of a retired private investigator. When your uncle is kidnapped, it's up to you to unravel the mystery. Who kidnapped your uncle? Who is behind the bombings in Sydney? Why is this happening? Only by playing the Full Game while you discover all this and more!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'ANNO 1503: The New World' - Mission Briefing

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the U.S. version of the game already made it's way into the stores, the 1503 A.D. web team are proud to announce that the international version, entitled ANNO 1503 - The New World, is now available in more than 70 countries around the world. To celebrate this event and to give you a first impression of the tensing story line, they present you an audible appetizer of the game's first mission briefing in five different languages.

'Devastation' Goes Gold In Europe

by Patrick on April 11, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive today announce that the European version of Devastation, the next-generation Unreal engine-powered first person shooter, is now GOLD. It is currently being sent for duplication, and will be on retail shelves throughout Europe in the next couple of weeks. Devastation features amazing graphics, an intriguing and involved storyline, intelligent NPC and enemy AI, incredible weaponry, the ability to pick up and throw items in the environment, and a brand new style of multiplayer gaming called Territories. Read more for details ...

'RtCW : Tides of War' (Xbox) - 60 New Screens

by Eric on April 11, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War uncovers Hitler's horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

Do You Want To Beta Test 'EVE: The Second Genesis'

by Thomas on April 11, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CCP is now accepting applications for the upcoming beta test of EVE: The Second Genesis. The beta test will operate in a number of phases, with a large group of players working in concert to play the game. It will start early in the year 2002 in a closed beta testing phase with limited numbers of participants, later evolving into a larger community testing the game´s performance. They will initially select a small group, but will gradually increase the numbers of participants as the beta testing progresses. This gives participants several opportunities to contribute to the creation of EVE. Sign up here!

Xbox Review - 'All-Star Baseball 2004'

by Justin on April 11, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The #1 baseball game just got better! Like Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 is the game "with all the tools." With the most realistic simulation ever, easier to play functionality, and the same all around skill set that makes Derek the leader and winner he is, ASB 2004 truly is the game with all the tools. Does it live up to the hype? Read more and find out!