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'Rise of Nations' UK Launch In May!

by Thomas on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations, the latest real-time strategy game from famed game developer Brian Reynolds, will launch in the UK early May. Poised to reinvent the genre, Rise of Nations allows players to overwhelm opponents with military might, or to apply the tried-and-true art of diplomacy to campaign over 6,000 years of history from the Ancient Age to the Information Age - and ultimately, to achieve global prominence.

KOCH Media Goes To WAR With The Bitmap Brothers

by Thomas on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK software publisher, KOCH Media announced last week the exciting news that they have signed the rights to publish renowned UK developer, The Bitmap Brothers latest PC-CDROM title - World War II: Frontline Command. Set during the climax of the Second World War, Frontline Command lets aspiring Generals make the strategic commands necessary to turn the tide of Axis aggression and liberate occupied Europe.

'1503 A.D.' Is Close To The Finishing Line!

by Thomas on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sunflowers let us know that 1503 A.D. is soon done.. 14th of March is the day 1503 A.D. will be released! Here is the announcement and some links to trailers and etc..

14th of march is the day you should mark on your calendars because on this very day, the international version of 1503 A.D. will be released! Have a look on the new trailer we produced to celebrate this event: The trailer outlines the rich gameplay possibilities you can experience in 1503 A.D.: Explore new worlds, establish vast settlements, trade with your allies and battle against your foes. Combined with excerpts from the game’s gorgeous video sequences, this trailer really shows how 1503 A.D. plays and feels. You can download new 77 seconds trailer in two different video formats.

We also revised the product info website and added new information about 1503 A.D. Visit the product info site to find new game info, quotes from international gaming magazines and a compact feature list.

The Downloads section has been expanded and offers a brand new wallpaper and a set of international banners in six different languages that webmasters and fans can add to their own 1503 A.D. websites.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced ' (GBA) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced is the sequel to the smash hit Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure. The story takes place directly after the events of the first, but takes gameplay to a whole other dimension. The nefarious N. Tropy is back and up to no good again. This time, he has teamed up with an all new partner-in-crime, the hypnotically evil N. Trance, to brainwash Crash's friends and turn them into bad guys! Now Crash must face off against his friends and bring them back to the side of good... or lose them to the villainous duo forever! We now have a trailer showing off some in game singleplayer as well as multiplayer action...

'Red Shark' - Screens

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Russian Secret Service has developed special technology that allows visits to the past. As the most fearless of all Russian Fighter Pilots, you are chosen to go it alone: sent back in time to destroy the Nazi's and their attempts to control the globe. Take control of Red Shark: a heavily armed KA-50 Combat helicopter in a Top Secret campaign that transports you back to Nazi Germany. The history of time is ready to be altered and you're in control - and in the cockpit. Read more for screens!

'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest installation in the acclaimed stealth ninja series, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja-action/adventure game ever. Coming to the PlayStation 2, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven features impressive new stealth attacks, an enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, larger levels, improved character animations, new multiplayer options and hidden characters. One of those hidden characters, Tesshu, has been revealed now...

'RTX Red Rock' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. In RTX Red Rock players immerse themselves into the role of Wheeler, who engages in fierce tactical combat, investigates mysterious, foreboding environments, and solves challenging puzzles to reclaim the Red Rock colony on Mars. We now have the intro of the game ready for you to download and find out why Wheeler was chosen to save the Red Rock colony, all 6 minutes worth of it!

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 6:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Far Cry, the player finds himself abducted and taken to a group of beautiful islands in Polynesia where he finds sun, sea, sand and... sub-machineguns! Our unlikely hero soon finds himself fighting for survival against highly trained and heavily armed opponents, whilst becoming ever more embroiled in a deeper conspiracy. Check these new screens, damn its looking GOOD!

'Etherlords II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Etherlords II is the sequel to the innovative turn-based strategy game originally released in November 2001. Similar to Etherlords I, which was highly praised for its tactical depth and stunning graphics, Etherlords II promises to be even more spectacular, changing the emphasis of the game from simple exploration and resource gathering to a more enriching story-driven adventure. check out these 4 brand new screens ...

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Ascaron will released their latest RPG/Fantasy Adventure game Sacred in Spring 2003, but no word about English release date. Sacred wil allow you to choose one of 6 (3 male/3 female) totally different characters, ranging from Magicians, Gladiators, Dark Elves and more. Your journey will take you to the wastelands of "Ancaria", far at the southern border of the human kingdom, where the evil Magician 'Shaddar' hides in his tower after he was banished for his on-going cruelties. Check out these new promising screens ..

'Knight Rider' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Knight Rider has already been released in Europe last year and Tri Synergy announced that Knight Rider will ship in Q1 2003. Michael Knight and Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) are back in action in a racing/adventure title for the PC that is being developed by Davilex Games. Knight Rider, based on the classic 80’s TV series, allows players to take on the role of KITT and assist Michael Knight in his quest for law and order. For all the David Hasslehof and KITT fans out there, some new screens for you to enjoy...

'Black & Bruised' (PS2/NGC) - WebSite Update

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of Majesco's over-the-top arcade-style boxing game Black & Bruised appearing on store shelves (expected Jan 28th for PS2/GameCube) they let us know that the official Black & Bruised website has been updated and is now featuring 2 movies introducing 2 of the fighters, Maiagaru and Major Flak. You can also have a sneak peek at the 2-sided poster that will appear in the February paper magazines, the second print ad, as well as enter a new contst, read up on the game's 18 special features, and more ... Head on over to the official website to stay on top of the latest in the world of bruises, if you are into that sort of thing of course...

'Strategy First' And 'Just Flight' Strike a Deal!

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First is happy to announce a publishing agreement with European Publisher and Developer Just Flight to bring 4 add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator series to the North American market in 2003. Read more for details...

'Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee," a one-to-four player monster-on-monster fighting game, to the Xbox in Spring 2003. Based on the classic movie characters created by Toho Co., Ltd., the game recreates the look and feel of the titanic film legends and challenges players to punch, kick, stomp, throw and blast each other in massive, city-wide arenas. "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee," developed by Pipeworks Studios, is currently available on the Xbox. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today Crowd Control Productions' (CCP) highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" has marked a milestone as testing begins for the fifth stage of beta. Also announced today EVE ONLINE will use Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and gamers will be able to play across multiple monitors (Rated "T" by the ESRB). EVE ONLINE is on schedule to ship March 2003 and will be published by Simon & Schuster Interactive in North America and by Crucial Entertainment in Europe. Read more for details and a new batch of spacelicious screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To date, RollerCoaster Tycoon and its two expansion packs, Loopy Landscapes and Corkscrew Follies have sold over five million units worldwide and are a major success on the PC. Now Infogrames is bringing the fun to the Xbox so you can take them twists and turns from your living room couch. Check out the new batch of screens!

'Frogger Beyond' Hops On To PS2 & NGC In May

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogger - Konami of Europe's veteran gaming hero - hops on to PlayStation 2 and GameCube in May, as the publisher unveils Frogger Beyond - the amphibian 's biggest and boldest adventure to date. Fresh from his last PlayStation 2 outing, Frogger Beyond marks the first time the reptilian hero has made it to GameCube.

New WorthPlaying GiveAway

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away goodies from Electric Artists... Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to either win one of 5 Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers music cd's (Enhanced cd's with exclusive 2 sided, printed collector's cards, screen savers, the two towers trailer, score music video and more) or one of 5 NTSC (region 1) UnderCover Brothers DVD's (with Denise Richards).. The contest ends January 31th!

'Soul Calibur II' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle... Today we have 16 very small GameCube shots!