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'Astral Tournament' New Version Announcement!

by Thomas on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Astral Tournament is a magic combat simulator with the best features of "Magic: The Gathering". Long ago the Great Tournament was declared in Astral and mages from the Universe has arrived to gain the astral power. And you play for one of these mages who with the help of magical and tactical skills wants to win the Tournament. You can cast numerous spells and summon fantasy creatures to win your opponents. Besides the tournament game there is a capability of playing single duel with computer or your friend. Version 1.16 contains new computer AI and highly improoved sounds, and also enables you to play over local network.

'Empire Of Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 11:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Somewhere far away lays the land of powerful demons and breath taking beauty. The land of brave knights, doom and salvation. Land of many faces where marvelous adventures await your arrival. Sharpen your swords and gather up enough magic power because in the end of this spring a strategic delicacy arrives – Empire Of Magic. A batch of new screens magically appeared, check them out ...

'Foo' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in ancient China, Foo will challenge you and your competitors to enter palaces and temples before dawn, loot them for as much treasure as you can carry, and escape before the sun rises. Before setting out carefully plan what traps to take with you for your unwitting competitors - but beware, the more trap components you take in the less treasure you'll be able to carry out and the slower you'll move and react to the traps set out by other players. Foo is a unique "sneak, steal and trap-em-up" game of malicious pleasure with gameplay summarized as "Thief" meets "Spy vs. Spy", with the general feel of an animated feature crossed with the comical morbidity and brutality of "Itchy and Scratchy ".

'Pro Race Driver' - Multiplayer Demo Coming Up?

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German PCGames revealed (thanks Racedriver-portal.de, where they also snapped 30 new screens) reports that we can expect a ProRaceDriver (aka Toca Race Driver, v8 Challenge and DTM Race Driver depending on the localization) multiplayer demo on March 14th. If all of that is not enough for you race freaks you can check our previously posted 100 screens of racing madness.

'Prince of Qin Online' Begins Open Beta Test!

by Thomas on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Open Beta Testing for Prince of Qin Online is now up running. “Prince of Qin Online” is set in a time where chaos reigned and injustice prevailed in the almighty Qin Empire. An era where the good suffered while the evil enjoyed tremendous power, where the rightful crown prince was denied of his throne and forced to be on the run... Embark on your journey into the Qin Dynasty and live your life as a Qin hero! Beta Stress Test period for Prince of Qin Online will be for a duration of two months starting from 21st February 2003. More info and DOWNLOAD (300MB) here!

Register For The 'PlanetSide' Beta

by Thomas on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony are once again accepting applications for the PlanetSide Public Beta Test. Those of you who have already submitted beta applications will not need to re-apply. PlanetSide is a Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter involving thousands of players fulfilling all the roles needed to wage war across the face of ten gigantic continents. The war will involve infantry, ground vehicles, and air battles in a science-fiction setting.

'UT 2003' - BonusPack Delayed & New Patch Info

by Thomas on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is some new information on Infogrames Unreal Tournament 2003 forum, letting us know that the upcoming bonuspack is delayed (thanks Blues). They also posted up info about what they done so far for the next patch. Here is a clip from the bonuspack posting:

A lot of unexpected issues have come up that have delayed the release of the bonus pack. We had to release patch 2186 before the bonuspack, because the bonuspack relies on some functionality added in 2186. Testing and releasing that patch took a little longer than expected. Then, we had to make a new version for Germany to satisfy the German requirements to avoid having the game "indexed". After that, we had to make another patch (2199) to address the server exploits that were published.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of an ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Against a backdrop of corporate, political and religious intrigue, Mace Griffin is framed for being involved in his comrades’ deaths. After spending time in prison, he becomes a Bounty Hunter, a vocation that gives him access to classified information and a means to aggressively pursue his search for the people who framed him. Today we got a load of screens, artwork and sketches to keep you busy on a boring Sunday ;)

'Larry Bond's Harpoon 4' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Harpoon legacy continues in this impressive modern naval combat simulation eagerly anticipated by Harpoon fans everywhere. As players deploy their fleets and converge on the digital North Atlantic, they'll experience modern naval combat as never before. With a highly detailed Order of Battle and platform database containing over 1000 combat ships, submarines, and modern aircraft from 14 different countries, Larry Bond's Harpoon 4 puts you in command of some of the most technically advanced and accurately recreated forces ever.

'Devastation' - Screens

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth where survival and ultimate dominance are all that matters, Devastation is a high action, teamplay oriented first person shooter. Powered by heavily modified, next generation Unreal Engine technology, it pits teams of rebelling street fighters, gang leaders, mercenaries and ex-military fighters against overwhelming armies of high-tech corporate troopers. Check out fresh batch of devastating screens...

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. You up for 30+ new screens? Read more and check them out!

'Blitzkrieg' - Screens

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg is an exciting real-time strategy game set in World War II. Similar to Sudden Strike, this game allows the player to command Allied, Russian or German troops. However, it also provides entirely new tactical opportunities thanks to its 3D terrain and units. A random mission generator and extensive multiplayer features guarantee long-lasting enjoyment even after completing the 3 great campaigns. Historically more accurate than Sudden Strike and with a large number of new units and adaptable difficulty levels, Blitzkrieg is all a wargamer's heart desires. Check out these 20 new screens ...

'Angels vs. Devils' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Angels vs. Devils is an action game developed with the latest 3D Technologies, with great quality graphics and attention to detail. It welcomes the player to the world of interactive entertainment, where evil combats good and vice versa. Cleverly adapted by Enigma to give gamers the chance to achieve supreme domination over mankind, the gameplay offers continuous action and fun! Once started, difficult to stop…pow! wow!! pop! whew and yipee!!! And bountless more expressions…that’s how the game goes!!! Read more for some devilish screens as well as a trailer showing in game action ...

'Duke Nukem Forever' - FAQ Update

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2003 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Planet Duke now got an updated version of the official Duke Nukem Forever FAQ. Pretty much everything known about DNF can be found in the official FAQ. If it's not there then it's probably not known. So we urge you all to check out the FAQ for all your questions. Today's update of the FAQ adds several new pieces of information including info about all the talk on shipping DNF out in DVD cases, Bombshell and whether or not she's still in the game, system requirements and more. Head on over to the official DNF FAQ now!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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.