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'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...

'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.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Eric on April 5, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Day Of Defeat (Valve/Activision)
  • Lineage II (NCSoft)
  • Wolverine's Revenge (Xbox) (Activision)
  • Wolverine's Revenge (GBA) (Activision)

  • Read more for download links ...

'Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War' (Xbox) - Screens

by Eric on April 5, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War & Resurrection uncover Hitler’s horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

'Red Faction II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Volition has issued a new patch for Red Faction II, upgrading the English edition of their recent sci-fi first-person shooter to v1.01. This patch tweaks the Team Arena "Best Of" feature, reduces CPU usage when minimized, and allows the English version to run on German and French operating systems. Patches for those language editions are expected soon (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'PN03' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has updated the PN03, in development by its internal studio, Production Studio 4, Japanese website. P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

'Desert Combat' - 0.3 Public Alpha Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since the first and second test was so successful, we were able to get valuable feedback and bug reports to make this mod even better, Thank you so much for the support, feedback and donations. Public Alpha 0.3 features a slew of bug fixes and additions aimed at creating one of the best war game experiences on the PC. In this stage of development each is roughly balanced with some minor advantages to each, making gameplay much more fun and exciting. Read more for download links ...

'Conflict Desert Storm II' - Expected September 2003

by Thomas on April 5, 2003 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Although these titles were already announced somewhere last year but today Privotal Games let us know that Conflict Desert Storm II will hit the streets around September 2003. It's based at the same time as the original, but with different characters and missions, in and around Iraq and Kuwait... More info as soon as we have it.

'Eidos' And 'Sold Out' Extend Agreement

by Thomas on April 5, 2003 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sold Out has confirmed that it has signed an agreement with Eidos to extend its exclusive deal to release their titles as part of its £4.99 super-budget range for PC. The extended deal will see 13 new Eidos titles added to the range, which will be released over the duration of the next 12 months.

'Vietcong' The Original Jungle Music

by Thomas on April 5, 2003 @ 7:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turn on, Tune in and drop out for the most authentic Vietnam gaming experience ever.. To compliment Pterodon's commitment to recreating the most iconic periods of modern history Gathering have signed some of the grooviest tunes from the era, and some of the biggest names of the 60's. More about it below!

'Street Racing Syndicate' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Racing Syndicate captures all the competition, lifestyle, and action of real illegal and underground street racing. Nights filled with high-risk, nitrous-injected, illegal racing on real city streets. Money and respect always on the line. Cops lurking behind every sharp turn. Customizing cars with authentic parts, cool paint, and anything else bought or won. From hot cars with lifelike physics and damage, to beautiful models picked from the pages of today's top import magazines, to booming bass, big bets, and illegal and sanctioned events, Street Racing Syndicate is the first game ever to deliver the real world of street racing.