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'Galactic Civilizations' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game set in space at the dawn of the 23rd century, where you become the leader of the human civilization. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations and the race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Today we got some new Galactic Civilizations screens, which just hit Beta 5! Njoy!

'Casino. Inc' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Casino. Inc features a fully interactive 3D environment, three cities, a selection of 6 different themed casino, and a huge cast of over 120 villains, gamblers and would-be entrepreneurs. Mixing humour with infinitely adaptable gameplay, Casino. Inc is proof of Konami's versatility as a publisher and marks Konami's first move into the simulation genre on PC.

'AquaNox 2: Revelation' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the year 2666, events in AquaNox 2: Revelation run simultaneously to the action in the original AquaNox game. After years of destruction, the land on planet Earth is no longer fit for human habitation. To continue their existence, humans descend into the oceans. The oceans now provide the stunning backdrop for the fierce power struggles and exciting battles which are now commonplace for life underwater. Chekc out the new screens ...

'Apocalyptica' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the future where Earth is little more than a burnt cinder, players must battle their way through a series of arenas in fights to the death with CPU or human opponents. Viewed in the third person, players have access to a wealth of armaments and must use cunning, stealth and high velocity weapons to defeat the increasingly tough opponents. Projectile, handheld weaponry and spell-casting are used to progress, resulting in incredible melees as Apocalyptica draws the player further in.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lotus Challenge is truly the most complete racing game to date. By mixing different gaming styles, camera angles, story lines and even a hint of role playing, players can choose multiple paths through the game. Five huge modes offer players a complete tour of the world of Lotus. Stunt mode takes you to the set of a Hollywood blockbuster run by a hotshot director who gives you the play-by-play of the scene he wants you to execute. A multi-player option is available for those who want to challenge others through a championship or single race.

GarageGames Launches 'Marble Blast' Mac OS X Release

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the release of the Mac OS X version of their highly acclaimed title, Marble Blast. The Mac demo features five playable levels and access to several of the game's power up items. The full version of Marble Blast, available at www.garagegames.com for $14.95, includes 72 levels, a variety of power up bonuses and additional hazards.

'Jagged Alliance 2 Gold' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and SirTech have just released a new patch for the Gold edition of Jagged Alliance 2. This upgrade brings your JA2 Gold retail copy to v1.12 and brings several tweaks and game fixes. Read more for a detailed list and links where to grab it...

Total Immersion Racing - US Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a driving game with an emphasis on the highest quality driving technology linked to compelling and immersive gameplay. The player can choose a career path that leads from being the lowest ranked driver of a GT sports car all the way to becoming a world champion driving a massively powerful 8-litre prototype. On the way team engineers and managers will give advice and input to guide the player. Empire and Razorworks have just released a new patch for the Total Immersion Racing US edition fixing a few DirectX related issues. Read more for details and download links...

'Rome: Total War' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the “Imperator” of Rome. Read more to check out the new screens ...

Strategy First Brings The Tracks Of Germany To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, leading worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, is happy to announce they have signed a publishing agreement with German developer German Railroads to bring two new add-ons for Microsoft Train Simulator to the North American market.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is based on Cinemaware’s hit game Defender of the Crown, first released in 1986 on the Commodore Amiga and subsequently to a variety of platforms where sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a re-imagining of the beloved classic, with a deep storyline, a rich cast of characters, and the same commitment to stunning graphics and unique, varied gameplay that first made Cinemaware famous. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Steam' - Beta 2.0 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Steam Beta 2.0 begins today at 3 pm Pacific. The beta is open to the public, anyone can join by downloading and running the 4MB install applet. For the first few days, this beta will include the coming versions of Counter-Strike (v1.6) and Team Fortress Classic. Further updates to these games, as well as additional content, will be made available to participants throughout the beta. Read more for links where to download... UPDATE : Seems the demand was/is overwhelming and they have temp. suspended the streaming...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To further promote their upcoming action/stealth title IGI 2: Covert Strike, Codemasters has just released a new trailer showing off some graphical bliss of what to expect in the full product. The Scope video showcases IGI 2: Covert Strike's incredible visuals, with detailed internal locations and massive outdoor environments with vistas rendered as far as the eye can see. Read more for download links and check it out!

Koch Media Signs 'WWII: Frontline Command'

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bitmap Brothers' upcoming RTS title WWII: Frontline Command has found a new publisher. The game was originally scheduled to be published by Codemasters, but last year, they suddenly dropped the product without a specific reason. WWII: Frontline Command will now be published in Europe by Koch Media this May. No North American date (or publisher) has yet been assigned.

'Downtown Run' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft seems to be working on a Midtown Madness type game for the Nintendo Gamecube. Not much info is available apart for these 10 new screens. Check out them out!

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EVE ONLINE is a new breed of computer game. Played online with thousands of other players, EVE draws people into what is essentially an alternate universe set some time far in the future in a place one can only dream of. SSI and CCP have just released a 2 min in-game action trailer showing off the plans and intentions of an ambitious player in the world of EVE. Read more for links to check it out!

Konami's 2003 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced 16 new titles for 2003, including all-new versions of blockbuster franchises such as Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Gradius, Silent Hill, Winning Eleven, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Zone of the Enders. Focusing on powerful brands, Konami's broad 2003 lineup includes titles for all genres, age groups and skill levels. Brand new games that are scheduled to debut in 2003 include Casino Manager (working title), Cy Girls, K1 World Grand Prix, McFarlane's Monsters, Ninja Five-O, and Street Kings (working title). Read more for details ...

'Silent Hill 3' Bundled With Original Music Soundtrack

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced that Silent Hill 3, the highly-anticipated new release in the blockbuster horror series, will ship with a 70-minute music soundtrack. Composed, performed and edited by the game's producer, Akira Yamaoka at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, the soundtrack features the game's distinctive musical score as well as four exclusive vocal tracks.

Conversions And Licenses

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 7:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need one doing? The chaps behind Prisoner of War reckon they've got just the thing... Wide Games, the ambitious developer of the best-selling PS2, Xbox and PC smash, Prisoner of War, today announces a move into licensed products and conversions. Building on the success of POW - the only unlicensed, non-sequel game in the top ten last summer, Wide Games has recently completed a GameCube conversion, and is now working an Xbox/PC port for a major US publisher.