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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • SpeedKings
  • Heaven & Hell (CDV)
  • The Hulk Trailer 1 (GBA/Vivendi)
  • The Hulk Trailer 2 (GBA/Vivendi)
  • Praetorians (Eidos)

    Read more for download links ...

'Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint for personal computers has won universal acclaim for its realistic simulation of military conflict situations on the PC, even to the extent where the game's technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application called VBS1 (Virtual BattleField System) and it's now heading to consoles. Read more for details and some Xbox screens ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. It incorporates new features requested by players and fixes many bugs. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch).

'Casino Inc.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 8:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the jackpot with Casino Inc., the complete sim that drops you right in the glitzy, and sometimes gritty, world of casino management. Casino Inc features all the detail expected from a simulation. But combined with the appeal of Casino life, and the added spice of the "adult" side of the business, Casino Inc. has more to offer than any other casino management game.

UPDATE : Seems Konami released a corrupted file so it has been removed until a proper/working one is made available

GarageGames Announces Its Showcase Of Games For GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced its Game Developer's Conference (GDC) showcase of games. The company plans to premiere ThinkTanks a cartoon styled tank game from BraveTree Productions, preview a new release of Orbz with a single player mode from 21-6 Productions and display the highly acclaimed Marble Blast from GarageGames and Monster Studios.

'Uplink : Hacker Elite' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.

Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns & Ahriman's Gift - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First/Timegate Studios have released new patches for both Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, updating both TimeGate Studios' RTS game and its prequel to v1.3.7. The patches apply to the US/UK/French/German Retail versions of each respective game, offering a couple of tweaks and fixes (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Acclaim's 'All-Star Baseball 2004' (PS/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stepping up to the plate with the power of 2002's #1 selling baseball video game franchise, Acclaim Sports a division of Acclaim today announced that its eagerly anticipated All-Star Baseball 2004 Featuring Derek Jeter will be available in stores nationwide this weekend. Developed by Acclaim's award-winning Austin studio, All-Star Baseball 2004 combines the best of simulation and arcade-style game play to deliver the deepest and most realistic interactive baseball experience. All-Star Baseball 2004 offers more than 80 new features, including for the-first-time-ever, online downloadable rosters, the official Negro Leagues license and selectable Spanish play-by-play in-game announcing.

'IndyCar Series' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's not just driving – it's blisteringly fast, nerve-shatteringly intense, pure professional racing and unlike any motorsport video game before. This is IndyCar Series, the official video game of the gruelling US open-wheel championship, due spring 2003 for PS2, Xbox and PC from Codemasters.. Behold the first screenshots of all-American racing Codies-style. 14 of the very first PS2 screens ...

Adventure Company Ships 'Post Mortem' In U.S.

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it has shipped Post Mortem in the United States. Set in 1920s Paris, the game challenges gamers to solve a chilling mystery. Read more for game details, and if you havent yet, check our Post Mortem preview here...

'X-Men2: Wolverine's Revenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an original storyline written exclusively for Activision by comics' industry legend Larry Hama, and featuring the voices of Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart, X-Men2 : Wolverine's Revenge allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, everyone's favorite X-Men tough guy. In the game, Wolverine faces a race against time to find an antidote to the viral time bomb that's just been discovered in his system. Check out the new batch of screens ...

'Lost Kingdoms II' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG for the GameCube, Lost Kingdoms II takes the immersive Real Time Action/RPG gaming experience to the next level with an expanded game world, new cards and exciting perils to face. Set 200 years after the events of the original Lost Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Argwyll is on the brink of destruction. All hope lies in the hands of a new heroine Tara. Abandoned as a child and raised by a gang of thieves, Tara must use the force of her magical Runestone and summon Guardian Creatures to battle the invading evil force, uncover its terrible origins and save the kingdom. Read more for the first few screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Screens Gallery

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land... Blizzard has updated their website so we mirror'd the new screens for you to enjoy

New Polish Publisher 'City Interactive'

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Poland's winter freeze hit world headlines with a low of minus 29C, things have certainly been hotting up on the country's gaming front. The cream of Poland's development community have joined forces to form a new Warsaw-based publishing and development house that promises a strong line-up of quality titles for 2003 and is on the lookout for distribution partners.

'The Hobbit' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning.

'Homeworld 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe. Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. Read more for details and 9 new screens ...

'Vegas: Make It Big' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vegas - it's like nowhere else on Earth. It looks bizarre in pictures and on TV and even madder to the naked eye. Fairy tale castles, pirate ships, roman palaces and even a pyramid; top quality restaurants, high class entertainers, world champions sports events and shows with albino tigers, it's got the lot all thrown together... and in the middle of a desert. But it works. Millions of people flock there every year and millions of dollars are lost at the gambling tables, but the people are still happy and they still keep coming.

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week there was a Splinter Cell patch for the US version and now UbiSoft has released a similar patch for the European version of their stealth action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1.1 and enhances graphics quality and performance, fixes map and AI issues, and more. Read more for details and download links ...

'Die Hard: Vendetta' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Die Hard: Vendetta features an original plot set a few years after the latest film, Die Hard: With A Vengeance. Assuming the role of John McClane, players embark on an explosive new mission featuring as much intrigue, suspense, stealth and surprises as any of the Die Hard movies. Players battle through several distinct locations - including a return to the original Nakatomi Plaza, as well as a host of unique and inventive set pieces designed to bring the Die Hard world vividly to life. Todya we serve up 18 brand new screens, njoy!

Matrix Games To Publish 'Squad Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-game contract with Freedom Games. The first benefits of this new partnership will be the Squad Assault series, starting with Eric Young's "Squad Assault: West Front". Read more for details and screens ..

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death will feature a unique new storyline, but one that fits in perfectly with the continuity of the comic with a full cast of characters from the Judge Dredd stories, including Judge Anderson and the Dark Judges, and many of the famous Mega-City One locations. The history and character of the Judge Dredd stories will be absolutely central to gameplay. For instance, because Dredd must obey the law he upholds and react according to the severity of all crimes, gamers won't be able to just blast their way through the game, shooting petty criminals at will (not unless they fancy spending the rest of their life breaking rocks on Titan). A nice batch of PC as well as PS2 screens, read more and enjoy!

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDA Productions/vivendi today released some new screens for their just announce "Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus". The game is the next episode in the award-winning and highly acclaimed Ground Control RTS game series. Read more for details, 16 new screens and some character art ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'F1 Career Challenge' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

F1 Career Challenge is officially licenced by Formula One Administration Limited and positions you as a rookie who must prove your worth within the games career mode by passing a range of super licence tests, where upon you can take your rightful place amongst the elite drivers competing in the world's fastest and most glamorous motor sport. EA has released a boatload of PS2 and Xbox screens, read more to check them out!

PS2 Review - 'Vexx'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, “Dark Yabu,” and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. Vexx embarks upon a heroic quest through volcanic islands, desert temples, frozen citadels, and giant’s castles, to confront Dark Yabu high atop the Landspire, save his people, and avenge the death of his grandfather.

'Championship Manager 4' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. And remember, you're only as good as your last game. Sports Interactive has just released a playable demo which allows you to take control of your favourite English team for 6 months of action. Read more for details and links where to get it ...

Interview With 'Harbinger' Level Designer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger - journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship's steel walls. Now that the game should be in stores any day we had a chat with Harbinger's level designer Shane Terpstra.