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'Uncommon Valor' - Update Patch Available Now

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943.The scale is 30 miles per hex and the attrition factor is individual vehicles, guns and squads. Phases are one day, composed of two 12-hour impulses. A turn is composed of 1 to 7 phases, at the player’s discretion. He may also choose continuous play and may interrupt that by pressing a key. Matrix Games has released a new patch for Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific bring your retail game to v2.30 Read more for a detailed fix list and download links

Jaleco Entertainment Announces 'Goblin Commander'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that it is developing and will publish Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, an innovative action-strategy game for the next-generation consoles set in an epic fantasy universe. A fourth quarter release is planned.

'Valve' Releases 64-bit 'Counter-Strike' Linux Server

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve, L.L.C., creators of Counter-Strike and Half-Life, today announced immediate availability of a 64-bit version of the Counter-Strike dedicated server using the upcoming AMD Opteron processor. Counter-Strike has the largest service footprint of any game on the Internet, with 35,000 servers generating over 4.5 billion player minutes per month.

'Grand Prix Challenge' (PS2) - Racing Into Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. has announced today that it has shipped Grand Prix Challenge, the most exciting Formula One game to date. Developed by Infogrames' Melbourne House for Atari, Grand Prix Challenge hits stores this week for the Sony Playstation 2 (MSRP: $29.99).

GMX Media Signs 'Cycling Manager 3' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CM3 will Cover up to 10 World Cup races including the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, three 7-day stage races & five semi classics. Manage your teams (finance, strategy, fitness.….. ) and race tactics. All new improved graphics will represent different locations of the individual races of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc, mountain backdrops in the Alps / Pyrenees or the Arc de Triomphe in fine detail. Read more for details, features and new screens ...

'Galactic Civilizations' Introduces 'Stardock Central' Feature

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Stardock are pleased to announce the availability of Stardock Central to players of their upcoming 4x space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. Stardock Central is a program that consolidates software updates, message boards, chat, documentation updates, and more into a single easy-to-use program.

'Halo 2' - NOT Coming in 2003

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie.net has a post from Matt Soell saying that Halo 2 will definitely not ship during 2003 - sources close to the company say the first quarter of 2004 is the current target. 'There has been much speculation regarding Halo 2's release date since we announced the game last year. The fact is we don't like announcing release dates unless we're certain we'll meet the deadline.' Read more for the full statement...

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Later on we will have a preview coming for you based on last night's GDC viewing, but for now a batch of 20 new screens, check them out!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check the usual Friday screens ...

'Harbinger' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. As promised Dreamcatcher has now made the official demo available giving you a change to try out this promising game. Begin play as level 6 Human powered up with advanced weaponry, armor and skills. See original quest dialogs not found in the retail game and play two entirely new levels. You’ll also encounter 12 of the 65 enemy types present in the game. Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used. A native T&L rendering module supports per pixel shaders and bone calculation directly on advanced graphic cards. Read more for features and some screens ...

'Planet Prison' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the depths of space an empire controls a planet of prisoners, enslaved for evil needs.You as a starship captain survive an emergency landing on the planet, and have to find your way home. Lots of different futuristic locations wait to be exploredin real-time street battles against rival gangs. Use a big amount of skills and resources to overcomethe evil forces of a mean and powerful empire in single or multiplayer game modes. Load your blasters and sharpen your senses to survive a thrilling tactical strategy game in an apocalyptic world, coming out Xmas '03.

'BattleField 1942' - Updated Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the just released BF1942 v1.31 patch is the updated dedicated Win32 server. This update is needed to host games bringing it on par with the update patch. The upgrade optimizes network and client issues. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'State of Emergency' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

State of Emergency is a "man against the mob" arcade-like fighting game where you are a member of an underground resistance movement, dedicated to liberating your people from the oppressive Corporation. Use hand to hand combat, weapons, and anything you can find on the street. Hundreds of people are rioting as you fight for freedom - be careful! A fresh batch of screens, njoy!

'Futurama' (NGC/PS2/Xb) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Games is very pleased to announce its forth-coming release Futurama. Based on the smash hit and 2002 Emmy® Award Winner for Best Animated Program, Futurama the game is a 3rd person action shooter featuring the four main characters from the show, Fry, Bender, Leela and Dr Zoidberg. Each of these characters will be fully playable and have their own select moves and weapons as well as different playing styles. Read more for details and screens ...

'Warrior Kings Battles' - Collectors Edition

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle your way to the sales counter March 21st - There's a Limited Edition Collector's Edition Pack - While Stocks last! Just to add to the wonder that is Warrior Kings: Battles, Empire Interactive have announced that a special limited edition pack will be available at launch, but at launch only. Reversing the trend for certain companies to milk the franchise after the first couple of months, forcing the die-hards to purchase the game twice - Damn their eyes! The Collector's Edition contains a set of art prints as well as other items that will not be available after the first print run - so I guess if you want it, you'd better hurry or even better still pre-order to be certain of getting one. You have been warned!

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has let us know that they have just released a new patch for their hit title BattleField 1942. This update patch will bring your BattleField 1942 retail game to v1.31 and mainly optmizies network and client issues. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Flight Simulator 2004' - Fact Sheet

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One hundred years ago, Wilbur and Orville Wright left the ground and soared in the first successful powered aircraft, the 1903 Wright Flyer. And 20 years ago, Microsoft's first Flight Simulator software flew off store shelves and onto PCs. Beginning this July, the two aviation milestones will come together, as aviation enthusiasts can experience the past and the present with "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight."

'Chaser' - Game Engine Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the first official details of the gaming engine that will power the cutting-edge first-person shoot ‘em up, Chaser, the PC CD Rom game scheduled for a UK release in Q2 2003. Read more for details as well as a few new screens ...

Fat Sam's Grand Slam.. Sammy Studios Expands!

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced that it has expanded its U.S.-based video game development operations. The company unveiled a team based in Los Angeles that is currently working on its second internally developed title, a flight combat game for home consoles, along with plans to launch a state-of-the-art studio located in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley before the end of Q2 2003. Sammy Studios' founding team has been working on the company's first-ever U.S.-developed title, a console-based first person shooter, since launching its San Diego studio last year. Sammy Studios also revealed that it will begin development on two additional titles and will be looking at applicants for all projects in both studios at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California, on March 5th - 8th, 2003.

'Gladius' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube... Seven new screenshots for all formats, including examples of the, er, interface we think you'd call it.

Adam Scott To Appear In 'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004' (ALL)

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Australian Adam Scott, the third-place finisher at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship this past weekend, has signed a deal with Electronic Arts to appear in EA's interactive golf software products, including Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004. Scott, a 22-year old phenom who won the Qatar Masters and Scottish PGA in 2002 will now get the opportunity to compete with the likes of Woods, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik and Charles Howell III on the virtual links in the latest installment of the best selling golf title from EA SPORTS.

PlayStation 2 Network Gaming

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) today announced further details of its plans for PlayStation2 broadband network gaming. Consumer trials for the service will commence from March 31st 2003.

'Reservoir Dogs' (Xbox/PS2) - SCi Acquires The Interactive Rights

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi today announces that it has acquired the interactive rights from Artisan Entertainment, Inc. to Reservoir Dogs. Originally released in 1992, 'Reservoir Dogs' received critical acclaim when it screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1991. The director was Quentin Tarantino who has since developed a cult movie following around the world.

Thrustmaster Enters The Era Of 'GBA SP'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is pleased to announce the upcoming release on themarket of three accessories for Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo’s latest handheld console:the Thrustmaster Starter Pack, Thrustmaster Carry Bag and Thrustmaster Protector Pouch.These three accessories will be available in Europe at the end of March 2003, to coincide with the GBA SP’s release.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News