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'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - New Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Launching next Friday, February 21, IGI 2: Covert Strike's dramatic and deadly action can be experienced today with the launch of all-new and explosive playable demo. This standalone PC demo is now available for download.. Find out more below!

MindArk And Telia Strike A Deal For 'Project Entropia'

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Telia, one of Europe's largest telecom and Internet providers, and MindArk, the creators of Project Entropia, have entered into an agreement where Telia provides MindArk with access to the Internet backbone at various locations around the world. In addition to Internet backbone access, Telia provides server-hosting services for servers to be used for Project Entropia. Project Entropia is a three dimensional virtual universe available to download free of charge..

'Piglet's BIG Game' Coming To PS2 & NGC

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with Disney Interactive to publish Piglet's BIG Game. The agreement with Disney Interactive will bring some of Disney's most beloved characters, including Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Tigger, onto the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube this Spring.

'The Sims Superstar' Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to release this May The Sims Superstar, a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up.

'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/XB) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces Backyard Wrestling for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Backyard Wrestling is being developed by Paradox and will be released this summer. The game is based on the best-selling Backyard Wrestling video series that has become a worldwide phenomenon selling millions of copies of VHS tapes and DVDs in addition to successful pay per view events...

'Mistmare' Release Scheduled For March 2003

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ARXEL TRIBE is proud to announce that the upcoming adventure RPG MISTMARE has reached Release Candidate status. The game is now entering the last phase of tests and shall reach final manufacturing green light before the end of February. Release of MISTMARE throughout the world is therefore scheduled for the end of March 2003. Developed on Lithtech's JUPITER engine (NOLF2) by Sinister Systems and Arxel Tribe, MISTMARE features a solid scenario, splendid graphics and more than 60 hours of gameplay.

'Platoon' - Walkthrough

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you want to make your trip into the Vietnam jungle a little easier, then you should check out this Platoon walkthrough. It is divided into three sections: Walkthrough, General Tips and Tricks, and Tips on Using Your Heroes/Units. It also includes a screenshot pack "5.47mb" that contains images for every mission of the game, to help guide you as you read the walkthrough. Contains 83 screenshots, including full-screen maps of each level.

The GOLD Master

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the development process a game goes through several steps from initial design to alpha, beta and then finally to the Gold Master stage. Strategy First tossed up some nice reading about how a CD gets from their computers onto the retail shelves and hopefully onto your computers. Go check it out!

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' A Look Behind The Scenes

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexagon: Deathmatch is a fast paced action packed game of mortal arena combat emphasizing small unit tactics and featuring character and fortress building in a high stakes blood sport... Now Strategy First posted up a sneak peek at their upcoming Real-Time Tactical hit, Nexagon: Deathmatch, from the developers’ eyes. Take a look inside Producer Jay Podilchuk’s diary.

FaitH’s Era III Gets 'Suprising' New Game Features

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

So, you’ve been playing the Dragon Claw Studio’s innovative and highly graphic web-based role-playing and strategy game for the past 6 months? You’ve had fun but felt that something was missing? All your soul-searching hasn’t led to any clear path? Rest your weary eyes and look no further...FaitH’s Era III has implemented changes and new features that will rock your world..! Read more for full pressrelease!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Backyard Baseball' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The roar of the crowd. The warm summer air. The dirt on your pants. Backyard Baseball brings the excitement of summer ball games to the GameCube – with all new 3D graphics! Catch all the great baseball excitement with the Backyard Kids and real pro baseball players as kids. Pick your team, position players and choose a field to play on for single games or an entire season. Choose from all 30 MLB teams or create your own winning line-up with custom team names and uniforms. It’s the chance of a lifetime to play with the pros right in your own backyard!

'Empire of Magic' - Game Story & Key Features

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turn-based magic moments from the life of Artemian, a budding mage... Sharpen your swords and gather up enough magic power because in the end of this summer a strategic delicacy arrives - Empire of Magic... Read more for game story and key features!

'NeverWinter Nights' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare has released a new patch for Neverwinter Nights, updating their role playing game to v1.28. There have been some Aurora toolset changes, there's new ATI code for the Catalyst 3.0/3.1 drivers, and there have been some stability fixes among other things. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Shadowbane' - Journal Update & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 4:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Official Shadowbane website just released two new Herald journals detailing the latest events inside of the closed Ubi Soft beta test. The first journal is called Avarice: The Jewel of Southern Tyrranth which is a guided tour of one of the most successful player cities inside of the Shadowbane beta test. The guided player-city tour contains screenshots of buildings and hirelings at work, and two interviews with beta testers who manage the town. The second Herald journal is called The Power of Gold, a follow-up report to the earlier chronicles surrounding the Siege of Stormwood last month. This journal includes screens, and details the rise of mercenary companies inside the heated political and military conflicts of Shadowbane's beta test. Read more to check out the screens ...

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Ascaron released their latest RPG/Fantasy Adventure game Sacred in Spring 2002, but no word about English release date. Sacred will 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 6 new screens ..

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Republic: The Revolution is the ground breaking new strategy title boasting jaw-dropping visuals utilising the most advanced graphic engine ever seen. Republic: The Revolution is being developed by London based Elixir Studios and is already one of the most talked about titles of the year. Elixir Studios also let us know that they, as of today, will start a daily Q&A on their Forum with key members of the Republic Team where you will be able to ask questions, discuss topics and debate the fine details of the forthcoming Republic: The Revolution. They also released a new batch of screens, so read more and check them out!

'Worms 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 8 new wormelicious screens ..

'Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide' - Update

by Thomas on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide site is updated with a new Creatures of the desert unite wallpaper. This new wallpaper features an abundance of many-legged creatures massing in the desert! Also in upcoming weeks, they will be showcasing aspects of the 3 new Shadows of Undrentide tilesets, starting this week with the Giant Statue Head, Chasm Stairs, and Oasis tiles from the Desert tileset! (thanks gamezone.cz)

SpectraVideo Ship Two New Xbox Controllers

by Thomas on Feb. 12, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Play from a distance so great you can't see the telly any more with this new Xbox controller. And Logic3 has its own S-styled one too... SpectraVideo plc are now shipping the new Logic3 FreeBird RF Wireless Game Pad and the S-Pad– both for the Xbox console. These two new controllers feature an improved ergonomic design, but with out losing any of the functionality found in the earlier, larger controllers.