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'Dragon Empires' - Box Concepts

by Peter on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Empires combines a state of the art graphics engines with detailed gameplay to provide an involving and extremely interactive game experience. Players can chose to trade goods, manufacture items, fight monsters, each other or other clans. Will you be a devious merchant, struggling for economic dominance, or will you be a bounty hunter, removing the threat of evil from the land. Or perhaps you will simply make a living trading goods between cities... Today we got our hands on five concepts of the Dragon Empires box and Codemasters are now looking for your opinion on which one is the best... Check them out below!

'Duke Nukem Forever' - FAQ Update

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Once again the official DNF site is updated with a new version of the official Duke Nukem Forever FAQ. Pretty much everything known about DNF can be found and if it's not there then it's probably not known. This update of the FAQ adds several new pieces of information including info about future screenshots, the game's humor level, parental lock, current technological level, and more!

'Atriarch' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atriarch is a strategic role-playing game currently in development. It is massively multiplayer. It is persistent. Examples of other massively-multiplayer games currently available are Everquest, Ultima Online and Asherons Call. In Atriarch, your Character can learn skills, go on quests, adventure throughout the world, become a merchant, solve puzzles, build an army, join a faction, construct a city, or strive to become an Atriarch. The possibilities are vast. This all happens amidst an evolving plot line, an alien world, environmental conditions, politics, and cultural expectations.

'Deus Ex 2 : Invisible War' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. The winner-take-all geopolitics of mid-21st century Earth have given way to a struggle over more basic concerns: food, water, reestablishing civil law and cleaning up biological and nano-tech fallout. In this chaotic recovery, several religious and political factions see an opportunity to re-shape a worldwide government to their agendas, understanding that the right moves now could determine the shape of human society for decades - even centuries - to come... Read more for some screens!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rich in legend and filled with adventure, the World of Warcraft awaits! For the first time, players experience the lands of Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzards massively multiplayer, on-line, role-playing game...

'Crashday' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time.

'Horse Racing Manager' - Screens & Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Horse Race Manager (developed by Cyanide Studios, known for Cycling Manager and Cycling Manager2 ) will be published and released in Europe, the UK, Russia and Asia in March. Sherpa Games is looking for publishers in North America. The game allows the player to control and participate in various challenges of running a successful thoroughbred racing organization, including hiring of the staff, racing the horses, and betting on the races. The game also has online multiplayer capabilities through Gamespy, allowing players to race against each other. The players can make money by breeding horses, winning prize money for races and betting on the races. Read more for a new batch of screens and links where to get the demo...

Xbox Review - 'Zapper'

by Justin on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Zapper (a cricket) you hop your way through six interactive worlds in a quest to find your brother, held captive by the evil magpie queen. Dangerous traps and even more dangerous enemies await Zapper. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen. Is this game a winner or did we zap away to a different channel?

GarageGames Shows 'Marble Blast' & 'Orbz' At MacWorld

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames will be in the Apple Game Arcade, booth #4441, providing hands-on demonstrations for show attendees of Marble Blast and multiplayer Orbz. GarageGames' Jay Moore will host a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at MacWorld asking "Mac Users Got Game?" The independent game development community asks what kind of games do Macintosh users want? Open to all MacWorld conference and attendees, Wednesday, January 8th, at 6pm - 7:30pm in the South Hall Gateway 102.

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. A new "making of" trailer is now available for download, featuring in game footage and comments from UbiSoft Canada producer Mathieu Ferland. Read more for links where to grab it...

'Orbz' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Orbz is an online action/arcade game with simple game play and intense competitive strategy. Using an intuitive two-click interface; players can take aim, set shot power, and launch their Orb at star-shaped targets scattered throughout richly detailed 3D courses. Power-ups provide an added layer of strategy allowing players to gain a competitive advantage against their opponents. Orbz will appeal to a wide variety of gamers because it's easy to learn and makes online play approachable, yet provides enough depth and strategy to challenge advanced players. The Orbz demo features dedicated server support and a single-player training mode called Boot Camp. The full version of Orbz includes ten additional courses, power-ups and global player rankings. Read more for demo links ...