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Saturday, Dec 11, 2004

First to Fight Movies

The Italian Take 2 Games Website now features four new movies showing off gameplay from Close Combat: First to fight, Destineer's upcoming military-themed shooter based on the popular Close Combat series of wargames. The group of movies can be found along with an English description on 3D Gamers, and the clips are now also mirrored on Filerush (torrent),, and Gamer's Hell.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Map

The Warcraft III Bonus Maps Page now features another new bonus map for Blizzard's RTS expansion (thanks Frans). Here's the description of the map called Dragonblight: "Those who have braved the chill wind speak of a graveyard called Dragonblight. Treasure is rumored to lie beneath draconian bones, but vigilant dragons watch this sacred ground for foolhardy graverobbers."

Site Seeing - 25 to Life & GalCiv 2

The official Galactic Civilizations 2 Website is now live (thanks Frans), dedicated to Stardock's upcoming space sequel. In an unprecedented, and fairly bizarre twist, "Currently only members who have purchased Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy will have access to the site." Also, the news of the opening of the 25 to Life Website yesterday (story) was listed in console news, but a closer look reveals the site sports a PC CD-ROM logo as well.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Q&A

The Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Q&A on Game Chronicles (thanks Frans) talks with Dennis Cheng about Bethesda Softworks' upcoming horror game: "For most of the game’s different objectives, we leave the method of achieving them more or less open-ended for the player. So for some players, running into a problem with guns blazing is the best solution. For some other players, they rather use stealth and puzzle solving to reach an objective. Ultimately, there is no right way or wrong way to play through the game. We’ve developed a very deep FPS combat system, so the combat experience will be fulfilling for action gamers. But we also balanced it out with equal parts of puzzle solving and stealth action for the gamers that prefer to use their brains."

Dear Diaries

The New City of Heroes content update details on GameSpy outlines the next steps planned for City of Heroes, Cryptic Studios' superhero MMOG, courtesy of Cryptic's Jack Emmert. Also, the Atriarch Current News Page (thanks Frans) has a new Atriarch development update discussing native NPC skills in World Fusion's upcoming MMORPG.

Starship Tycoon Patch

This Global Star Software Page now features a new patch for Starship Tycoon, updating the science fiction mogul game to version 229. No details on the update are provided. Thanks Frans.

Saturday Previews

Saturday Tech Bits

Thanks Mike Martinez.

Half-Life 2 Enhancer

Version 1.0 of the Half-Life 2 Enhancer is now available for download on GameConnect Magazine. This utility offers several enhancements as well as performance tweaks, but is also accompanied by the following warning: "It has NO UNINSTALL FUNCTION. Make backups etc!! Use at your own risk!"

Competitions is accepting sign-ups for a free-for-all Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault tournament that gets underway next Tuesday.

The Mod Squads

Epic's Unreal Tournament Website now highlights Red Orchestra as their latest featured Unreal Tournament 2004 modification. Also, Nexuiz offers downloads of a Dark Places movie, showing off this modified version of the Quake (1) engine.

Saturday Game Reviews

Saturday Hardware Reviews

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