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October 2015


'Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom informed us that they have shipped "Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter" to stores. The latest iteration of this popular role-playing series follows the adventures of an underground dweller named Ryu who has an “awakening” about his mysterious past and finds himself leading his underground civilization to the surface after a world shaking catastrophe turns his world upside down. His quest is to lead the way for the people of Shelter to escape to the surface, but doing the journey is fraught with peril and woe. Enemies are at every turn impeding his safe passage to the surface. Using a variety of attacks including combinations, magic and tactics, Ryo and friends will break into the sunlight after generations of darkness- or die trying.

'Splinter Cell' Sneaks Into Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC game fans everywhere are excited to learn that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, one of the hottest games of the year, has shipped and will soon be available on store shelves. Expected to blow PC game fans away, the game is already a critical success earning Editor's Choice awards from both Computer Gaming World and PC Gamer. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Eternal War: Shadows of Light' Released - Screens & Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Western Canada based Two Guys Software released the retail version of Eternal War: Shadows of Light for online ordering. Hailed as the “Best Christian Game to date” ( the highly anticipated fast-paced action game is set in a spiritual conflict situation. Read more for some screens, and links where to download the demo.

Miramax Buys Movie Rights To Game Concept

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bureau of Film and Games (BFG), a company that develops content and produces projects in multiple media with an emphasis on feature films and video games, today announced a deal in which the movie rights to the video game concept titled “Backwater” were sold to Dimension Films, a division of Miramax Films.

Codemasters Gears Up For Big Spend At GDC

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters is attending this year's Game Developers Conference [GDC], March 4 – 8 in San Jose, California, with a clear mandate to acquire five A to triple-A game titles. As part of Codemasters' aggressive product acquisition programme, its team is ready to meet game developers with exceptional projects to discuss global publishing opportunities. Codemasters recently won the highly-contested publishing rights to 1C's "WWII:RTS" (to be published as Battlefield Command). With a particular interest in US-centric games, Codemasters is prioritising titles for PC, PC online, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube formats.

Obraz Studio Reveals 'Star Ancestor' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the 23rd century, after having stimulated a subspatial breach and opened our solar system to an unknown system, a scientific expedition is attacked under appalling conditions by a quarrelsome species : a terrible war engaged between these two worlds. Men, in their will to maintain peace and discover new civilisations engaged into a military campaign in order to explore new planets and understand the major motivations of this species. You, Captain Demetrio, you lead a troop of elites and will discover during a perilous adventure the mysteries and dangers of areas filled of history and past and maybe reveal the secrets of ancestors who will lead you to the victory. Read more for features, screens and trailer...

Dancing Video Games Now Have Their Champions, too!!

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Here is a news story on a growing gaming culture seen growing mostly in the bigger cities... As the editorial deadline draws nearer for the forthcoming edition of Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records, more and more champions are surfacing to represent the many distinct genres of gaming. And, most interesting among the new genre are the dancing games... More about it below!

'A Tale In The Desert' Launches New Age of Online Gaming

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thousands of gamers flooded the world of ancient Egypt on February 15, as eGenesis unveiled A Tale In The Desert, marking the birth of the intelligent MMORPG. A Tale In The Desert diverts from the shallow, violent gameplay that is typical of the genre, focusing instead on non-violent conflict that encourages creative thinking and ingenuity. The game is available now as a free, downloadable demo featuring 24 hours of game-time, or 30 days of service, whichever comes first. Following the trial period, the game is $13.95 per month.

Sega & MCDonald's Unite To Deliver Innovative Premiums This Summer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced it has entered into an affiliation with McDonald's Corporation, the world's largest quick service restaurant to create a new line of McDonald's Happy Meal premiums. Based on two top-selling SEGA franchises - Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball, the premiums will come alive this summer at participating McDonald's restaurants throughout North America.

'F1 Career Challenge' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

F1 Career Challenge is officially licensed by Formula One Administration Limited and positions the player as a rookie who must prove their worth within the games career mode by passing a range of super licence tests where upon they can take their rightful place amongst the elite drivers competing in the world's fastest and most glamorous motor sport. Reputation will determine how far your career can take you and with which team. Develop and hone your car during test days where improvements will start to show over 4 successive seasons on the Formula1 circuit. Read more for facts sheet and some early PS2 screens ...

'AMP II' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

4D Rulers has just released the promised demo release of the AMP II showcasing their new engine. The tech demo offers the chance to check out the next generation version of the engine that powered Gore, which is going to be available for license for commercial games, as well as smaller projects. The initial version of the engine requires the use of either an NVIDIA GeForce 3 or GeForce 4 ti accelerator. Read more for download links ...

'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker' - Special European Edition

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo today announce the eagerly anticipated news that a limited edition bonus disk will be included with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker at launch on 3rd May. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, will include a bonus disk containing two additional Gamecube games: The N64 Classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and previously unreleased title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest, which was originally designed for the N64DD. Also on the bonus disk will be additional gameplay footage including the all-new F-Zero, 1080° Avalanche, Time Splitters 2, Phantasy Star Online, Rayman 3 & Super Monkey Ball 2, all for Gamecube

Hercules Makes It Possible To Use Your LCD Monitor As A TV screen

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is pleased to announce today the release of SmartTV on Screen, an external unit which connects to a PC for full screen viewing of television and other video sources on a computer's monitor via composite and S-Video inputs.

'Mortyr II' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mirage Interactive has official announced that Mortyr II, a sequel to their World War II first-person shooter, is in production. A demo is expected soon and they have released a list of new "features" that we can expect to see in their new Mortyr II WIP version. Read more for details ...

'Resident Evil: Dead Aim' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil: Dead Aim sees search and pursuit team agent, Bruce MacGavin spear heading a shady anti-Umbrella organization’s attempt to infiltrate and investigate a gigantic sea-cruiser as it makes its way across the Atlantic. Bruce MacGavin is a brand new character to the Resident Evil series and along with his mysterious female partner must battle against the hoards of relentless zombies that confront them for the first time.

'Conflict: Desert Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conflict:Desert Storm is a 3rd person squad based action game that has unprecedented realism and depth and is a carefully balanced equation of fast paced action, stealth and tactical warfare. Conflict:Desert Storm will be released in May 2003 on Nintendo GameCube and is currently available on PS2, Xbox and PC CD-Rom. Read more for some NGC features & screens ...

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dungeons & Dragons Heroes, you take on the role of one of four resurrected D&D Heroes (Fighter, Wizard, Cleric & Rogue), each carved in the style of fictional famed fantasy figures drawn from the D&D universe. The game focuses around combat and developing your character, "The Hero", as you journey through the game's levels to collect all of the Planar Gems and vanquish the evil force that threatens to end life as we know it. Dungeons & Dragons Heroes features gorgeously detailed characters in lush environments that are rich for adventuring, each populated with gruesome Dungeons & Dragons monsters, treasures and sinister traps.

'Extreme Pool' (PC/NGC/PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Extreme Pool features ultra realistic graphics, numerous game modes and extremely accurate physics and ball kinetics all set within exotic photo-realistic high polygon environments. The most graphically detailed console pool/snooker game with a full career game mode, various tournament modes, create your own tournament mode and practice modes with multiplayer gameplay for up to 8 players. Graphic State, a leading UK developer whose clients include THQ, TDK, Midway and Lego, today announces the completion of 'Extreme Pool', a brand new pool and snooker game for PS2, GameCube and PC. Check out the screens ...

'Sabotage 1943' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2003 @ 11:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

France 1940. Behind the façade of stability a secret, desperate, and cruel war of liberation has already begun. As a spy, saboteur, and partisan of the French resistance movement, the Résistance, you will also get involved in this fight. Sabotage 1943 is an upcoming WWII FPS by German developers Replay Studios. Read more to check out the promising looking screens and stay tuned for more details shortly!

'Psychotoxic : Gateway To Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2003 @ 11:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. Check the new batch of screens ...