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'SimCity 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. With god-like powers, sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, as Mayor, construct the most realistic city you can imagine. Your city comes alive with the hustle and bustle of construction crews, the snarl of traffic and the activity of your Sims. EA/Maxis have released the second patch adressing several performance improvements and fixes for various bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Bratz' (PSone) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dress Up. Get Down and be a Bratz Superstar! An important dance competition has been organised at school. The winner will represent their school at the final competition at the club and could win the grand prize: be the solo dancer in a music video!.. Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. The product sheet and some screens.

'Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metropolis team, developers of ArchAngel, revealed more details on their new game project with the code name, Gorky Zero. The game is a prequel to the highly acclaimed PC title, Gorky 17, and it's a tactical sneak-em-up action game set in military environment. Gorky Zero story has been written by a highly acclaimed writer and publicist Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz, three times laureate of Janusz A. Zajdel Award. Read more for additional details and the first screens ...

Xbox Review - 'The Sims'

by Justin on April 7, 2003 @ 11:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Create and control your Sims with new level-based game play and 3D graphics. Customize your Sims' personality and appearance then move into the neighborhood. Get a job, make friends and advance through your career and life's big moments. Unlock new objects and bigger houses along the way. Meet, flirt and fight with a neighborhood full of wild characters. You can also load your Sims into a friend's game and play two-player games.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Roman Race: 6004 AD' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roman Race: 6004 AD contest pits over a handful specialized teams against each other in a stunning race over different nerve-racking courses. The competitors race a mixture of strangely seeming creatures and futuristic teams across the toughest terrains and conditions.The game contest pits over a handful specialized teams against each other in a stunning race over different nerve-racking courses. The competitors race a mixture of strangely seeming creatures and futuristic teams across the toughest terrains and conditions. Read more for screens ...

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. Take2 has released the first update patch (for the US version only) adressing some multiplayer issues and several other fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. The fighting in Galleon is fast, furious and full of hidden depth. Rhama can draw on a wide repertoire of stylish martial arts moves to dispatch enemies with. We'll be discussing this aspect more in the future. Read more to check a new batch of screen-shots that feature Rhama showing off.... as usual ...

'Digital Bros' Manage Online Services For 'Horizons'

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has signed an exclusive agreement with Digital Bros, a digital entertainment group from Milan, Italy, to acquire the European online hosting rights for Horizons: Empire of Istaria, the next-generation 3D online epic adventure; the most anticipated online game among European players. Scheduled for North American release in Fall 2003, Horizons will also be distributed by Atari in Europe.

'Enter the Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . Earlier today there was a batch of PS2 screens released, read more to check them out ...

'Sega GT Online' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that "Sega GT Online" is in development exclusively for the Xbox. Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox Live, "Sega GT Online" will allow up to six gamers to put their cars - and their skills - to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around the country.

'Conflict: Desert Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm lets you take charge of the best known and most feared special operations forces in the world: the elite British SAS or the US Delta Force squads. You're the best trained, best equipped and best organised Special Forces in the world. The area that has been assigned to you is yours for the taking. Seek, locate and destroy enemy targets and personnel. Create havoc and confusion throughout the enemy's lines of communication and supply. What lies before you is an opportunity in a soldier's lifetime. Take your equipment, take your training and use it well.

'Age of Mythology' - Free Campaign Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Golden Gift, a new official Age of Mythology campaign produced by Ensemble Studios, follows the adventures of Brokk and Eitri, two dwarven brothers featured in the original Age of Mythology Fall of the Trident campaign. This four-scenario campaign follows the brothers' first encounter with the god Loki and features all-new voice acting by the original actors (thanks Voodoo). Read more for details, screens and download links ...

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Additional Maps

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced the four fan-favorite maps from the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon that will be included in the upcoming campaign disk Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder. Fans of the original title voted for these maps and the results are now revealed being, the Embassy, Battlefield, Castle and Wilderness maps. Gamers who purchase the campaign disk will have future access to exclusive downloadable content featuring new missions and maps from Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (PC) and popular maps from Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (PC). Read more for details

'Command & Destroy Advance' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command & Destroy Advance is our new game designed expecially for Gameboy Advance. All Gameboy fans watch out! Cypron Studios are making a pure real-time strategy for you unlike anything there was on Gameboy Advance before! Command & Destroy Advance is going to come in summer 2003.. Read more for details ...

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. 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 site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

'Humvee Assault' Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 7, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the Humvee. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. We had a chance to sneak up on Sylum Producer Dave Schulman and fired off some questions ...

'F1 Career Challenge' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 3, coming to PC this summer, captures the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion. It's an unbelievably personal gaming experience, as you become the globe's greatest rally driver - Colin McRae himself. After Xbox review and a PS2 preview, we now have a fresh batch of spiffy PC screens. Read more to check them out!

'Codename Nina: Global Terrorism Strike Force' Invades Stores

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft today announced the release of Codename Nina: Global Terrorism Strike Force. This first-person action game is rated "M" for Mature and will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 SRP. Enter the World of Specialized Warfare with Codename Nina: Global Terrorism Strike Force from ValuSoft. Read more for details ...

'Far West' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For all those who dreamt of being a cowboy, strap on those spurs, because in this wild, wild west, wagon rollin', trigger happy, rootin' tootin' PC simulation gamers can be all they had ever dreamt of. Start out as a rancher with a handful of cattle and a few good men to help out, the main objective is to extend the ranch and herds through cattle trade and make a few dollars along the way. JoWood and Greenwood Entertainment's released the first patch which "fixes the issue with Kyro based videocards". Read more for download links ...

'MistMare' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe and Sinister Systems have finished today the development of their upcoming RPG Adventure MISTMARE. After an intense beta phase test in Canada, France and through the many demo players, the game has been significantly modified in recent weeks and has finally hit Gold quality. We would like to thank the many of you who have given us precious feedback on the demo as well as Strategy First, our US publisher, for the kind help.

'Day of Defeat' - Screens

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Day of Defeat is a World War II multiplayer first-person action game that pits players in Axis vs. Allies battles in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Players enlist as snipers, infantrymen, machine gunners, riflemen and sergeants, and then hit the frontlines running using authentic weaponry. The game, which initially debuted as a MOD, features multiple modes of play, a total of 15 multiplayer maps of action -- including 10 new maps, all new character models, hundreds of new animations, increased textures and all new particle effects system.

Game2XS Instant Game Server Competition

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game2XS, today announced a competition to give-a-way an Instant Game Server System - free for three months. With Game2XS' revolutionary Instant Game Server System any gamer can run their own game server. No technical knowledge is required, the server is controlled by a simple yet powerful web interface. Switching between GameTypes or changing a configuration is as simple as clicking a mouse. The winner will be able to interface with the highest quality network possible and the very best hardware, complete 24/7 support is included. There are no restrictions on maps or plug-ins, plus all games are automatically patched.

'Counter-Strike' - Gaming Network

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Counter-Strike Gaming Network (CSGN) announced that they have become the first UK league to use Game2XS' revolutionary Instant Game Server system and high-speed infrastructure.