'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As expected, the multiplayer beta test for Innerloop and Codemasters' upcoming first person shooter IGI 2: Covert Strike has been released, allowing people to try out the team based multiplayer mode on one map from the full version. As IGI 2: Covert Strike reaches its final stages of development, this public Multiplayer Beta Test provides gamers with an early taste of what to expect from the game’s multiplayer maps. The multiplayer gameplay is set to be a major highpoint in the game. Codemasters’ recent, closed Beta Test was a massive success and attracted over 30,000 players, double the number anticipated. Read more for links where to download the demo ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Launch your attack – swiftly and decisively! Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy's advance with strategic tank and air assaults, and maintain your offensive momentum. You can prove your tactical skills by triumphing in the various historical campaigns from around the world during WWII. Command German, Soviet or Allied troops who if commanded well, will gain experience and fight more effectively over the course of the war. Nine new screens just arrived from the battlefield ..

Grom - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's 1942, and the Nazis are searching for the Lost City, which is believed to be the location of the twelve mysterious weapons of King Arjuna - any one of which is capable of destroying entire nations. But there's one man who causes the expedition to run into difficulties, successfully thwarting the Nazis' plans of world domination. His name is Grom, Colonel Grom... and he has an old score to settle. Check out the new batch of screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' (Xbox) - Screens

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

Mercedes-Benz World Racing, a 3D Racing-Simulation with high quality, mission-based elements, is the first game ever to feature a line-up of current Mercedes-Benz cars, plus selected classic and vintage models. Players start out as a rookie racer struggling to climb the ladder to the top of the racing circuit. After the completion of each mission, drivers can unlock new and vintage Mercedes-Benz cars, as well as new car interiors and racetracks in this exhilarating 3D racing game. A batch of new screens ...

'The Thing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer Artworks has just released a new patch for their third-person horror action game The Thing (European version only!). This update brings your retail copy to v1.2 and just like the previous German version it adds a mouse-look option to the game, accessible from the Options->Advanced Controls menu (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Praetorians - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. The quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of troops, all with special skills and individual strengths and various war machines. A few weeks ago there was a leaked (and therefor pulled) demo, this is now the official demo. Read more for details and links where to grab this beauty...

'Shadowbane' - Ship Date & New Web Site Launch

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today launched two new web sites for Shadowbane, the highly anticipated massively multi-player online (MMO) game. Shadowbane is being developed by Austin, Texas-based Wolfpack Studios, and offers a ground breaking approach to MMO gaming that allows players to permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game.

'C&C : Renegade' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has just released a new update patch and an update dedicated server for their fast-paced 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Fight it out on the ground, among the structures, vehicles and weapons made famous in the original C&C. Only a few minor tweaks and fixes, read more for details and download links..

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandits: Phoenix Rising is a Mad Max-style action game for the PC, immersing gamers in a desert world of battle cars and desperadoes. In BANDITS, players control a cannon-mounted combat car blasting a multitude of enemies and cargo trucks while defending their gang and seeking glory. Gamers will encounter more than 22 missions in a variety of terrains ranging from car duels, train robberies and storming of trade outposts to battling it out with hordes of heavily armed enemies. Bandits is finally getting distributed by TriSinergy in North America, expect it Q1 2003. Check out our 10 new screens ...

'Harbinger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:40 p.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. In human words think Diablo in a Starcraft environment! Check the screens and the small in game footage trailer! Njoy!

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:05 p.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

'Battlefield 1942 : Road To Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome focuses exclusively on the key Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. This expansion pack features eight new vehicles. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers as well as new Italian, British, and German tanks and anti-tank guns. The Road to Rome supports up to 64 gamers (on select maps), playing as several infantry classes, controlling many weapons available to the Axis and Allies, and commanding numerous land vehicles, ships, and aircraft. A new batch of screens has just arrived ..

'Medieval Total War : Viking Invasion' - Site Launch

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for the upcoming expansion pack "Viking Invasion" to the award-winning Medieval: Total War is now online, loaded with info, support, screens and much more.. You find the site here!

'SOCOM: US Navy SEALs' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As an elite SEAL commander, your team has been called to fight terrorists in 12 of the most deadly operations ever. With more than 60 weapons, superior intelligence, intense training and unparalleled skills and tactical maneuvers at your disposal, protect freedom wherever it is in danger. Desire. Determination. Victory... These eight new grabs get our SEAL of approval.

'ATV Quad Power Racing 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ATV Quad Power Racing 2 puts you in the driving seat of powerful off-road quad bikes and then gives you that little bit extra. The fast, edge-of-your-seat arcade gameplay blends seamlessly with the outrageous tricks you can pull both in the air and on the ground. Whether you’re performing a heart attack over the dunes, an endo across the stadium or a nik nak in the swamps, you’ll always be pushing it to the limits. Plus, you can do it all as one of 10 real top pro riders or one of 10 new characters. Race against the AI competitors and friends to take the top prize in many game play modes. It’s astoundingly detailed but, don’t worry, the only thing you’ll get bogged down in is the mud. Race through the dirt in this all-action racer but be prepared to fight dirty too.

'Team SAS' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team SAS is an elite Special Forces game developed using the unique experience and knowledge of Special Forces expert, highly decorated SAS soldier and best selling author, Andy McNab DCM MM. Take on any one of four unique roles in the team; heavy weapons support, jungle warfare scout, long range sniper or team commander and battle through the most intense jungle environments ever seen in a videogame, including fully 3D moving foliage, shafts of sunlight and volumetric fog... Today we have 27 new Xbox shots of muscly men running about in the jungle.

6.5 Million PlayStation 2 Sold Over Christmas

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) announced today that during the peak selling season of 2002, PlayStation 2 achieved the highest ever sell-through breaking all records in its history for both hardware and software in Japan, North America and Europe.

'Darkened Skye' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkened Skye is a real-time Action/Adventure game with universal appeal weaving mythology, puzzle solving, and a rich narrative, beautifully scripted by Disney's voice of Princess Jasmine from the Aladdin's Movies. Darkened Skye is due to be released on PC CD ROM by Oxygen Interactive in March 03

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy world has never looked so fantastic... The online gaming world of Dragon Empires, currently in development at Codemasters for PC, is benefiting from specific enhancements to its already powerful graphic engine. New images released today reveal the stunning detail that Dragon Empires' future inhabitants can expect from the game's vast landscapes.