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by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Metroid Prime' - Explore The Metroid Universe

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metroid Prime is Samus Aran's most immersive adventure yet. In a unique blend of exploration and extermination, Samus must infiltrate the Space Pirate base on Tallon IV, discover what their sinister scientists are scheming, and destroy their plans for galactic domination. The all-new Metroid Prime web site takes you into the Metroid universe, providing background details on the major players in the game, from lowly Beetles to the mighty Samus Aran herself. If you don't have time to scan all of the objects in the game, you can get the skinny here. Delve into the depths of the Metroid Prime universe now at metroidprime.com. The award-winning Metroid Prime is available now for Nintendo GameCube, and for a limited time you can get the game free with the purchase of Nintendo GameCube hardware at participating retailers.

Empire Obtains Rights To 'Warrior Kings'

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive, an AIM listed UK computer games publisher, announces a further agreement with Black Cactus on the exclusive rights for the original, multiple award winning, top 10 chart success Warrior Kings title.

'Marvel’s The Invincible Iron Man' (GBA) - Ships

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the very first time, handheld gamers can take on the role of the world’s toughest human fighting machine in Marvel’s The Invincible Iron Man for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance from Activision, Inc. As the crime fighting Super Hero, players experience the amazing powers of Marvel Comics’ Iron Man as they track down and recover his stolen battlesuit technology from archenemies Blizzard and Crimson Dynamo. Marvel’s The Invincible Iron Man is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of £29.99 and is rated 11+ by the ELSPA.

'World Championship Snooker 2003' - Web Site

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As snooker fever grips the nation in the run up to the World Championships in a month’s time, Codemasters has launched a dedicated web site for World Championship Snooker 2003. Heralded by the BBC TV Snooker theme music, the online site features downloadable and streaming movie files showing off gameplay, a snooker news feed courtesy of World Snooker, and player profiles of the top professionals including Peter Ebdon, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, Mark Williams, and Ken Doherty. World Championship Snooker 2003 features a full Snooker championship mode, a complete 8-ball and 9-ball Pool simulation, Quickplay fungames and a special Trickshot mode, hosted by John Virgo. Set to continue the series' reputation as the definitive and most complete cue-ball experience, Codemasters will launch World Championship Snooker 2003 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in April, just ahead of the 2003 tournament.

'Unreal 2 : The Awakening' - Tops The Charts In Europe

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames Entertainment reports that Unreal 2 : The Awakening PC pots excellent sales in the main european territories. Unreal 2 : The Awakening reigns as number 1 selling title in United-Kingdom, France and Italy since its release in February 7, 2003 (sources : Chart Track, GFK, Media World Chart). Developed by Legend Entertainment (an Infogrames studio) in conjunction with Epic Games and published by Atari, the game incorporates the same absorbing story-driven gameplay, cunningly ferocious enemies and nail-biting tension that made the original title a landmark event and the top choice in action for millions of fans in PC gaming.

'IL-2: Forgotten Battles' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IL-2: Forgotten Battles is the full-featured sequel to the hugely popular, multi-award winning IL-2: Sturmovik World War II combat flight simulation. Created by 1C Maddox Games, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles adds new maps and missions for both single and multiplayer play, as well as dozens of new World War II aircraft, including the American P-47 "Thunderbolt" and German Ju-87 "Stuka," a new dynamic campaign system, and several other features for almost limitless replayability. A new batch of screens showing off some raw Geforce4 power, various aircrafts and cockpit details ...

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal. Dungeon Lords is loaded with quests, personal missions, extensive skills and special abilities for customizing your own character hero from a variety of races and multiple class specializations, as you journey through an enchanted land of ancient castles, dark forests, and dungeon lairs braving an army of diabolical foes in real time action packed combat to uncover the secrets lying hidden within the depths of an evolving storyline. Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions.

'American Conquest' Tournament Begins Today - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software today announced that their reenactment of the American Revolution has officially begun, as simulated in their upcoming "American Conquest," a historical real-time strategy title devoted to the quest for the New World. This latest in RTS features a dozen playable nations and beautiful art and animation lauded by GameSpot as "shockingly good and detailed." Read more for some nifty screens ...

'Iron Storm' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is also a new patch for Iron Storm available updating 4X Studios' alternate-history World War I shooter to v1.04. This release now includes the ability to start a dedicated server for the game, as well as optimizing "multiplayer features like the ping, map cycling, etc." Read more for download links ...

Atlus Localizing 'Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sensational strategy role-playing game from Japan, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness comes to North America on the PlayStation 2, courtesy of Atlus U.S.A., Inc., the publisher of last year’s award-winning "Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis". Read more for details, screens and more ...

'Freelancer' - Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's a new Freelancer Demo on FilePlanet (subscription required), offering a sample of Digital Anvil's upcoming space game exclusively for their paid subscribers. The 154 MB demo "contains the entire first system of the game: The Liberty System of Manhattan. It includes more than a dozen bases, five ships, and great taste of the open-ended nature of Freelancer." The demo's exclusivity is enforced by way of an activation key provided to FP subscribers during the download (thanks Bluesnews).

'Pinobee' (PSOne) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to run, jump and dash your way through nine lush worlds in Pinobee for PSOne. Slated for release in April 2003, families will soon have a chance to enjoy hours of action/platform fun. Created by Grandpa Bee, the game's hero Pinobee is a noble bumblebee who is charged with defending the insect world from the clutches of Vestor and his evil robot army. Players will use a series of dash attacks and power-ups to defeat enemies while the game's comical cast of characters help Pinobee in his epic quest to save the insect world!

'Apex' (Xbox) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Design it. Build it. Race it. Atari shipped APEX, the ultimate racing game for racing enthusiasts, to retail stores nationwide this week exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Milestone, the creators of the popular Superbike series, APEX takes racing on Xbox to an entirely new level with more than 80 cars to choose from, including models from Toyota, Lotus and Dodge; more than 50 race tracks; numerous environments including mountain courses, city street races and traditional circuits; and, the engaging Dream Mode, which allows players to design, build and race their own dream cars as they attempt to build a racing dynasty.

'Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beach Volleyball brings the excitement of Spring Break to the PlayStation2 taking you to the world’s hottest Spring Break locations to compete in 2-on-2 beach volleyball! Another batch of chicks in skimpy bathing suits jumping around in the sand, what more can you want! Njoy!

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D strategy game set at the time of Julius Caesar's campaigns to expand the frontier's of the Roman Empire. 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. Eidos has released some more screens today giving us a glimpse at the Epgyptians, they are an intelligent force capable of building up troops fast and executing devastating raids..

'Fire Department' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. Check out this new batch of sizzling hot screens ...

'Voodoo Islands' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Voodoo Islands” is an exciting new game from the developer SPIRIT. Taking the role of a pirate captain, you set forth on the high seas, fighting against evil cannibals, hostile pirates and the omnipresent Conquistadors. Your aim is to control the Caribbean Sea – but these are not calm waters. This is a treacherous sea full of bloodthirsty enemy Pirates, dangerous Voodoo spells and mysterious magical artifacts. Read more to check out a batch of new screens ...

'Harbinger' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 9:47 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. A new batch of screens ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For IGI 2: Covert Strike the acclaimed superb stealth-based first-person shooter action returns, and continues the modern warfare and espionage theme of the original. The covert missions continue the career of David Jones, a former SAS soldier, now working freelance for the secret organisation, codenamed 'IGI'. IGI 2 takes place soon after the events in the previous title, bringing back key characters in a brand new story and new locations across the globe. Now that the game is available in Europe Codemasters have released the dedicated server code so you can run your own IGI2 server. Read more for download links ...