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'Echelon: Wind Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Echelon : Wind Warriors is being published by Buka Entertainment. Check out the new batch of 20 screens ...

'Soul Calibur' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out 3 new PS2 as well as 3 XBOX screens...

'King Of Route 66' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenging gamers to "haul ass" across the U.S. in their own nitro-powered 18-wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate white-knuckled road trip from Illinois to California. Players must square off against the evil Tornado Corporation and their army of goons on a quest to become the King of the Road and win the hearts of the seductive Queens of Route 66. Today we have a few new screens, some character art and a wallpaper...

'American Conquest' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has just announced that American Conquest, due for release on February 14th, 2003 has gone gold! American Conquest portrays 300 years of historical conflict in North America. From the moment Columbus arrived in Newfoundland to 1492 to the War and Declaration of Independence in 1776, this game covers it all. Up to 32,000 units – a gaming record – can take part in each battle, resulting in some of the most sophisticated and epic depictions of war ever seen in a computer game. The game is unique as an educational tool as well as a great strategy game: it utilizes historically accurate weapons and strategies of the period at hand, which evolve throughout the game.

'Shadowbane' Reveals New Siege Warfare System - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Official Shadowbane Web site just released details about their new Siege Warfare system currently being tested inside the beta. The new city sieging system has been dramatically streamlined to be more inline with a number of developer Wolfpack Studios original design goals. These goals were to enhance the ability of attacking armies to cripple neighboring states through the use of economic pressure, extending the time of a siege to minimize late night raids, and making the overall system more intuitive and easier to manage.

'Spellforce : The Order of Dawn' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Spellforce – The Order of Dawn", the latest game by Volker Wertich, inventor of the successful "Settlers" series, is an exquisite combination of well-known RTS elements and the best features of roleplaying and tactical games. Today JoWood released some new screens as well as a beautiful 3min trailer (in quite large divx format) showing off some in game action.

'Batman : Dark Tomorrow' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In "Dark Tomorrow" Batman must use all of his skills, both mental and physical, as well as a variety of gadgets, to defeat some of his most infamous adversaries, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and many others. In addition, he must infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue Police Commissioner James Gordon. During this time, Batman has to piece together clues to discover the mastermind behind these seemingly unrelated events and stop an evil plan that threatens the fate of the entire world! Today we serve up some new screenshots from the Xbox version. Njoy!

'Drift: When Worlds Collide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just saw on Gamershell that Redward Studios has released a demo for their space simulation game "Drift: When Worlds Collide". The demo supports most 3D accelerators, and features "real-time lightning, real-time 3D explosion, real-time calculated collision detection, and more." Read more for download links ...

'NBA Street Vol. 2' (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA STREET Vol. 2 lets players bring their act to the street show and face off against the greatest basketball players of all-time on blacktop courts throughout North America. First team to "21" wins, but in NBA STREET Vol. 2, style and attitude are as important as putting the ball in the basket. Currently under development, NBA STREET Vol. 2 will be available this spring for the PlayStation2, the GameCube and Xbox. Today we scored a buttload of screens for each platform, read more and check them out!

'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havok' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You know Rayman, you know Globox and Murfy, and you've met the Hoodlums -- now get ready for the Knaaren, possibly Rayman's most imposing enemy to date. Not the kind of guys you want to encounter in a dark alley (or anywhere else for that matter), the Knaaren growl violent mantras as they systematically crush anything in their path. To succeed in his world-saving mission, Rayman will have to win their allegiance using both brains and brawn -- no easy feat. Oh, the Knaaren also have a bit of a gong fetish. Yeah, gongs. Go figure.

Apex (Xbox) - Web Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategic thinking and intense racing come together in APEX­ the most graphically stunning and sophisticated racing title for the Xbox. APEX immerses players in the glamorous, yet fierce, world of advanced car design and racing. After inheriting a small production garage, players immediately begin designing, building and racing their very own custom roadsters, sportscars, supercars and dreamcars.

'Freedom Force' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Irrational Games has just released a new patch for their tactical RPG 'Freedom Force'. Freedom Force version 1.2 contains fixes for minor bugs and game tuning issues, as well as Surround Gaming support for the Matrox Parhelia. Read more for details and download links ..

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official website has been updated (thanks Unrealik)with 3 new screens, read more to check them out

'Virtua Cop 3' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega has released a first trailer from AM2's gun-shooter Virtua Cop. The latest installment in the series is running on a Chihiro board which is based on the Xbox chipset and will feature Bullet Time-style slowdowns which can be activated with a pedal (thanks Evilavatar). Read more for download links ...

'Anno 1503' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on Bluesnews that the German Anno 1503 Homepage has word that "Die Demo ist da," or that the German demo version of SUNFLOWERS' city-building trading strategy prequel is now available. This playable demo version for Anno 1503 contains four different game modes and scenarios. In two introduction games the player learns the first steps of establishing a settlement, discovering of civilizations, the trade with natives and the setting-up of commercial routes. When the two introduction games are successfully completed, 2 new scenarios ("settling" and "fight") will unlock. Read more for links where to download it ...

'Galactic Civilizations' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game set in space at the dawn of the 23rd century, where you become the leader of the human civilization. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations and the race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Today we got some new Galactic Civilizations screens, which just hit Beta 5! Njoy!

'Casino. Inc' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Casino. Inc features a fully interactive 3D environment, three cities, a selection of 6 different themed casino, and a huge cast of over 120 villains, gamblers and would-be entrepreneurs. Mixing humour with infinitely adaptable gameplay, Casino. Inc is proof of Konami's versatility as a publisher and marks Konami's first move into the simulation genre on PC.

'AquaNox 2: Revelation' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the year 2666, events in AquaNox 2: Revelation run simultaneously to the action in the original AquaNox game. After years of destruction, the land on planet Earth is no longer fit for human habitation. To continue their existence, humans descend into the oceans. The oceans now provide the stunning backdrop for the fierce power struggles and exciting battles which are now commonplace for life underwater. Chekc out the new screens ...

'Apocalyptica' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the future where Earth is little more than a burnt cinder, players must battle their way through a series of arenas in fights to the death with CPU or human opponents. Viewed in the third person, players have access to a wealth of armaments and must use cunning, stealth and high velocity weapons to defeat the increasingly tough opponents. Projectile, handheld weaponry and spell-casting are used to progress, resulting in incredible melees as Apocalyptica draws the player further in.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'MechAssault'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

“MechAssault” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features.

PSOne Review - 'Super Bubble Pop'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dance to the beat of crazy music and play 150 levels of bubble popping action in this 3D puzzle game. Make your move and work quickly to take out the bubbles before they take you out. With rocking soundtracks and fast-pace game play, Super Bubble Pop is a bubble based action puzzler game where the idea is to quickly and efficiently clear the grid of bubbles to advance to the next stage while gaining as many points as possible.