The Galactic Downloads Page
offers stand-alone downloads of the Expanded Universe free add-on for Galactic
Civilizations that was released last month via the StarDock Central utility (story
Word is: "The expansion pack has a ton of cool new features such as an
integrated encyclopedia/technology tree navigator, a rally point manager, new
ships, new technologies, larger map size, updated graphics, and much more."
While there, you may want to participate in the poll they are running to gauge
interest in a premium add-on for the space game that would cost around $20.
A playable demo for Beyond Good & Evil is now available, offering a three
level sample of the upcoming conspiracy game. Accompanying the download on Gamer's
is a note that warns the latest Catalyst or Detonator drivers are
required to run the demo. Mirrors are now available on 3D
(registration required), and Worthplaying
Word from iGames and S2 Games is that a demo of Savage, their
action/strategy hybrid, is due soon, going so far as to specify October 6
(this Monday) as their targeted release date in the subject line. Here's the spin:
S2 Games today announced that a demo for Savage: The Battle for Newerth is in
the final stages of development and testing. Its public release is imminent.
The long awaited Real Time Strategy FPS hit the shelves September 9th and earned
accolades from the media, driving the gaming community to clamor for a demo.
iGames and S2 have answered the fan requests and will release a demo featuring
two levels of gameplay thrusting players into the role of commander or warrior
in the Human forces.
Atari sends along word that a patch for The Temple of Elemental Evil is in the
works. Here's the deal:
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 3, 2003 – Atari today
announced plans to develop a patch for its recently released PC CD-ROM game, The
Temple of Elemental Evil™, set in the Dungeons & Dragons® World of
Greyhawk created by Wizards of the Coast. The patch, which is initially slated
to release later this month, will address a number of issues associated with the
retail release of the product, including: technical fixes and general fine
tuning; a variety of quest clarifications; corrections for some race and class
inconsistencies, such as miscalculated attack modifiers and incorrect weapon and
spell use; as well as a number of interface updates.
A new version 1.9 of the Navy SEALs
modification for Quake III Arena is now available (thanks
). The new release is available in three distributions, one for Windows,
one for Macs, and a third OS-independent version via bittorrent.
On the heels of the release of the patch for the XIII demo, Ubi Soft sends word
that this is the "buggy" European demo, which has been superceded by a
new U.S. demo (no word on how this recommendation is impacted by the new patch).
The new demo can be found on on 3D
(registration required), Gamer's
Here's a bit of the accompanying description:
The demo gives players a
taste of XIII's adrenaline-pumping multiplayer action directly from the game.
Players can choose between two action-packed 6-player maps for either Deathmatch
or Team Deathmatch action. XIII's 15 deadly weapons are featured in the demo
along with a few surprise armaments, allowing players to discover their favorite
weapons before the game ships in October. In true XIII style, players will
experience a unique graphic novel world as they compete against bots or other
players over LAN and the Internet with Ubi Soft's Game Service. The demo can be
downloaded now from XIII's website: www.whoisXIII.com/community.
A patch is now available for the new XIII Demo to address the bot bug discovered
after it was released (story
). The patch is a 1.1 MB download,
available from IGN
and an updated version of the demo is planned to follow. The patch is mirrored
on 3D Gamers
, and Worthplaying
A new bonus map for Command & Conquer Generals is now available, offering
the chance to play the US versus Canada on a map representing North America. The
map is a 200 KB download, which can be found on EA's
(direct link). Here's a
link to the map's read me
that was not included in the archive.
press release announces
that Paradise Cracked has shipped in North America,
and Buka Entertainment's tactical RPG should now be on store shelves. Here's a
bit on the story:
Paradise Cracked finds the player in a future where the
world has suffered from many years of overpopulation and ecological destruction,
until the leading scientists created Cyber Brain - a supercomputer that solved
all the global problems and turned the overpopulated and polluted Earth into
Paradise. You are a young hacker. Once, while in cyberspace you managed to break
into a secured area and came across a series of strange data packets. You
hurriedly copied these to disk, not even having the time to read their contents.
Only a few minutes later you hear a police siren, followed by banging on the
door and demands to open up.
Another updated English demo for Yager is now available, adding the same fixes
and improvements as the recent patch for the German version of the futuristic
flying shooter. The new release can be found on this
or the mirrors on 3D
, and Worthplaying
- Universal Combat
Universal Combat Q&A is a quick confab with Derek Smart of 3000AD
about the upcoming game formerly known as Battlecruiser Generations.
- Middle-Earth Online
Fed's Middle-Earth Online Q&A talks with James Altenburg of VU Games
about progress on the upcoming MMORPG in the setting of Tolkien's Lord of
- Pax Romana
Romana Q&A on Gamer's Hell talks with Philippe Thibaut of Strategy
First about their upcoming project, and why he would call it a
"historical strategy" game, rather than an RTS game.
The official Secret
Weapons Over Normandy Website
has been relaunched as a Flash
). Included are some new movies showing off the upcoming follow-up
to LucasArts' classic Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe.
cancelled on 3D Gamers
has a confirmation from Mobius Entertainment that
that production on the third-person science fiction game was cancelled
"some time ago."
offers new version 1.49 patches for the English and French versions
of Cauldron's first-person shooter, while this
features the patch for the German version. Also, new English and French
patches for Europa 1400 - The Guild are available on
updating the game to version 1.05 beta 3. Likewise, this
offers new patches for the both the German version of the game and the
German-only add-on. Thanks Frans
An updated Linux version of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is now available as
both an update patch and a new full installer. This release is now in line with
the most recent Win32 version. The new files can be found on id's
The Legacy Website
now offers a new
version 1.41 of Doom Legacy, updating this enhanced version of id Software's
DOOM based on the publicly available source code. Word is: "...we took the
time to make it as stable as possible. Sure, some bugs remain, but the most
annoying ones reported to us are gone." Thanks Frans
BerneyBoy's Maps Design
offers downloads of a photorealistic texture pack with 2000 high-resolution
textures for a variety of applications.
- HomeLAN Fed is
reporting that Dredd versus Death has gone gold in the UK, and is expected
on store shelves on October 17...
Ralph Moore sends along a reminder that today is the 10th anniversary of the
disastrous attempt to capture Mohammed Aidid in Mogadishu Somalia shown in the
movie Black Hawk Down
. This Ranger
gives a summarized account of the fighting.