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'Star Wars: Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Republic Commando will present a dramatic military-style action experience from the point-of-view of an elite squad member of a Republic Special Operations unit. Players will step into the role of a Commando performing precision operations deep behind enemy lines in this brutally realistic Star Wars combat experience. Star Wars: Republic Commando is scheduled for release in 2004, in the meantime check these 2 screens ...

'Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to Bioware producer Derek French a new patch for their Knights of the Old Republic is in the works. While there is absolutle no release date known yet, this upgrade will bring your retail game to v1.02 and will probably add higher screen resolution support, various game play fixes as well as mappable arrow keys, fix for the dialog skipping bug and so forth. You can read more for details and check Derek French's community forum post.

'Vietcong' - New Multiplayer Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pterodon has released a new "beta" multiplayer map for their tactical shooter Vietcong. This 'Frontiers' map will be features in the next update patch, but you can have a little sneak peek (thanks Tiscali). Read more for screens & download links ...

'Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is Real-Time Tactical game in full 3D with highly realistic graphics, real time shadows, localised damage effects, explosions, weather effects and much more. Missions range from recon operations in the desert and escort missions to large-scale sieges of desert fortresses. All missions start with a briefing, a recap of the historical background and a management phase. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these new screens ..

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Suikoden IV - Trailer
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Trailer
  • Resident Evil: Outbreak - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Secret Service: Security Breach' - SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

4DRulers has released a level building SDK for their AMP II engine first person shooter Secret Service Security Breach. This package includes everything needed to create your own content and levels for Secret Service: Security Breach. Read more for download links ...

'Ashen Empires' - Public Beta Test Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TKO Software, Inc. has announced the launch of a public beta program for its MMORPG "Ashen Empires." From today, all subscribers can download a free beta license of the game at The retail launch of Ashen Empires is scheduled for March 2004.

'Vivendi' Reveals 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we had CDV's 2004 lineup, and it seems Vivendi has now also revealed their upcoming titles. Apart from the anticipated Half Life 2, Men of Valor, X-Files, Tribes Vengeance, World of Warcraft, Ground Control 2, Starcraft Ghost and Evil Genius we also note a few yuet "unannounced" titles such as 2 new Tolkien based titles, yet unnamed Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon products, a new game based on the Predator franchise and a cryptic discription of a new "Unannounced Pandemic console title" (currently working on Full Spectrum Warirors). Read more for the full list ...

'Crimson Sea 2' (PS2) Coming In March 2004

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that it is publishing Crimson Sea 2 exclusively for the PlayStation2. The action-adventure game will ship to North American retailers on March 30, 2004.

'Kult' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kult is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. Enter the fantasy kingdom of ancient Rywennia and enjoy this action adventure at its fullest. Kult will take you ;from heroic fights against hidious monsters - using weapons and spells - to seeking wisdom and clues for your quests, while interacting with the many NPC's such as spirits and astral enemies. Read more for details and screens ...

'R-Type: Final Chapter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It all began in 1987 with a revolutionary arcade shooter called R-Type. Now the classic shooter is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation2. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Ubisoft' Acquires 'Tork' Development Studio 'Tiwak'

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft recently increased the creative potential of its production studios in France by acquiring the independent video game developer Tiwak. This acquisition is operative and has been consolidated since late December 2003. Tiwak, located in Montpellier, consists of a team of 17 highly talented people who have previously worked on the development, and who have all the necessary skills to produce top-quality games.

'CDV' Reveals 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today CDV announced their lineup for 2004, revealing quite a few interesting developments. Breed is about to hit the streets, but CDV/Brat Designs seems to be already working on an addon for end of the year. On deck for release are also Panzers, Lula 3D, Cossacks II, Vultures and a Blitzkrieg addon, as well as an yet unannounced addon for Panzers. Read more for details ....

'Darkwatch: Curse of the West' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today announced "Darkwatch: Curse of the West," an all-new 1st person shooter (FPS) with an original premise blending Vampire-Horror and Western genres. The game is a cinematic FPS, with explosive action and great gameplay variety framed by a story and visual design that delivers a frightening re-imagination of the Wild West. "Darkwatch: Curse of the West" is the first title developed internally at Sammy Studios, created by the team who launched Sammy's US-based game development studio and publishing headquarters in 2002. The game is slated for release on PlayStation2 and Xbox in Q4 2004. Read more for details ...

'Knight Rider 2' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is proud to announce the development and publishing of Knight Rider 2. This new title, based on a license from Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, is slated for a worldwide release in Q4 of 2004 and will appear on the PS2 and PC platforms. The decision to develop the second sequel of the popular game follows the success of the first Knight Rider game, which was released in November 2003. More than 170.000 units have been sold in Europe so far.

'Miami Vice' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is proud to announce the development and publishing of a new sensational game based on the popular 80's TV series Miami Vice. This new title, licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, is slated for a worldwide release in Q4 of 2004 and for the PS2, XBOX and PC.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. TDK has released a demo for Cauldron's 3rd person action/adventure title Conan featuring 2 levels set to Kordava city at night and to one of the towers. This beta-demo will run only on graphics cards with Pixel shader 1.1 support (final version of game set for February will however work also on GeForce 4 MX or GeForce 2).

'Suikoden IV' To Reach Europe In The Next Fiscal Year

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has confirmed the latest installment of its best-selling Suikoden series will be released across Europe within the 2004/2005 fiscal period. A sprawling role-playing game, Suikoden IV marks a huge step forward for the series, with a fantastic 3D play area populated by an incredible 100+ heroes and villains.

The release of Suikoden IV sees the popular series make its PlayStation 2 debut in Europe, and Producer Noritada Matsukawa and his award-winning team have pulled out all the stops to produce an absorbing role-playing title wherein the player guides a party of heroes through a number of missions, facing an increasing danger as they explore.

BVS Solitaire Collection

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BVS Development Corporation has released BVS Solitaire Collection 5.1 with 375 multi-featured, very different solitaire card games to play. You'll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere: Topsy-Turvy Queens, Twelve Sleeping Maids, Steeplechase, Braid and many others.

It also includes all of the most popular solitaire card games such as Spider, Klondike, Freecell, Carpet, Forty Thieves, Monte Carlo, Russian Solitaire, Flower Garden, Golf, Cruel, Accordion, Pyramid...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' Announced For N-Gage

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nokia, together with Electronic Arts, today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the N-Gage game deck. The Sims fans will be able to create their own characters and take them anywhere, while on the move and interacting with the mobile community. The Sims Bustin' Out on the N-Gage platform will have exclusive objects, as well as unique "mini games" where players can earn extra Simoleons.

'Restricted Area' Now Seeking A New Publisher

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Developer Master Creating announces today that they have cancelled their publishing agreement for RESTRICTED AREA with 4am Entertainment for a major breach of contract. Spokesman Jan Beuck: "4am didn't pay the advance payment in time – this is a substantial and un-remedied breach. We are currently considering legal action."

RESTRICTED AREA is an action-RPG set in the dark future and is already in the alpha phase. Master Creating, an independent game development studio based in Hamburg, Germany, is now seeking a new publisher.

New Web Site For Phantom Game Service Launched

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today announced the launch of, a new web site for its next-generation Phantom Gaming Service. The feature-rich site offers consumers a preview of what lies in store when the Phantom is unleashed in 2004. The new web site provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about Phantom's products and services, specifications and developer program. The site also provides Investor Relations information about Infinium Labs, the management team, news releases, the stock symbol and links to trading quotes and SEC filings.

PS2 Preview - 'Sonic Heroes'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SEGA’s legendary mascot Sonic The Hedgehog makes his historic multi-platform debut and embarks on his biggest adventure ever, with his trademark blazing speed and a new gameplay twist in “Sonic Heroes.” Sonic and his friends have evolved, adopting a configuration feature that lets gamers control three playable characters simultaneously, using Sonic’s speed, Knuckles’ power, and Tails’ ability to fly, to conquer massive worlds. Available onlyn on the Gamecube we had a chance to check out the upcoming PS2 version. Read more for the full preview ...

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (Xbox) - More Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The third Secret Weapons Over Normandy Xbox Live content package has officially been released! This package features one additional flyable plane, an all-new single player mission, and an alternative camo scheme for the Ju-87 Stuka. Combining Italian design skills, with a German inline engine, the Macchi 202 is a more than capable fighter plane. Secret Weapons Over Normandy players will get the chance to pilot this aircraft for the first time as they fly for the Axis in combat against Allied invaders in a brand new mission named "Escape from Tripoli." Also added to Xbox Live is an updated camo pattern for the Ju-87 Stuka. Read more to check out some screens of the new content...

'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.

Xbox Review - 'Secret Weapons Over Normandy'

by Corey Owen on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war?

GBA Review - '¡Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

While in the care of Rikochet, Buena Girl and The Flea, the official “Code of Masked Wrestling” has been stolen from the main office of the School of Lucha. The three mascaritas (little masked ones) must find the book or be expelled! The quest to retrieve the book leads them to bizarre landscapes and to a final encounter with the dreaded El Dolor de Kurtz, the leader of room 207. Read more for the full review ...