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Hizbullah Rolls Out New Computer Game

by Thomas on March 3, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hizbullah has launched a computer game allowing players to simulate its fighters during military operations on Israeli soldiers prior to the liberation of the South. The game 'Special Force' consists of different stages all inspired by actual Hizbullah operations in the South.

GarageGames Releases 'ThinkTanks' Beta At GDC

by Thomas on March 3, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ThinkTanks is a power-up based tank combat game with a simplified play mechanic, meant to appeal to the casual gamer. Reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari "Combat," only in a 3d environment. Easy to learn but hard to master, ThinkTanks is designed to provide an enjoyable gaming experience for players of all ages and skill levels... Full story below and a single, choice screenshot.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Strength And Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In India, Emperor Asoka Maurya has embarked on a non-violent campaign to bring prosperity to his people and promote Buddhist philosophy. In China, the king of Qin struggles to unite the seven kingdoms and stave off invasions by Hun tribes. To the west, a fledgling Rome battles with Carthage for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Egypt and Seleucid Persia wrestle to control Syria and the Near East. Choose your side and lead your empire to Strength and Honour!

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 12:44 a.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. Today we have another big batch of brand new screens for your enjoyment!

Octagon Entertainment Announces 'Wright Flyer Game'

by Rainier on March 2, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Octagon today announced it is working with Bihrle Applied Research of Hampton, Virginia and Third Wire Productions of Austin, Texas to create a flight simulator game based on the 1903 Wright Flyer. A training simulator is being developed to teach an elite team of pilots how to successfully fly an authentic replica of the Wright aircraft during December’s Centennial of Flight Celebration in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The training software will be modified to create a commercial flight simulator that will be geared toward the flight sim and aviation enthusiast markets. The computer game is scheduled for completion in late spring 2003.

'Mistmare' - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world. Check out some intro movie screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure.

'Civilization III: Play the World' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Firaxis has issued a new patch for Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World, bringing their expansion to v1.21f. The update makes several additions, changes, and fixes an impressive list of bugs (read full story for details). This patch is for the US version only and is incompatible with any European version of the game. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'BattleBots: Beyond The BattleBox' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based upon the widely popular Comedy Central television show, BattleBots is the sport of remote-controlled robotic combat. On the show, contestants design robots to compete in a fast-paced, ruthless competition to see who can destroy their opponent's robot first. In addition to designing a superior robot, contestants need to be skilled at controlling their BattleBot and use deft maneuvering techniques in order to avoid hazards and do the most damage to their opponent. The entire contest takes place in a steel encasement called the BattleBoxTM, which is designed for maximum safety on the outside and supreme torture on the inside.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The SWAT: Global Strike Team was founded in 2018 as an international offshoot of the U.S. SWAT organization. Primarily established to supplement the income of the U.S. SWAT establishment, the Global Strike Team contract their personnel and expertise to companies and countries around the world to help “resolve” situations for those who have the funds but not the means to do so. The GST is made up of specially selected SWAT officers and ex-military personnel who have shown the ability to adapt to and overcome any situation they encounter. Like the U.S. SWAT organization, SWAT: GST is a life-saving institution whose mission is to uphold the laws of its operating country, so all efforts must be made to use only necessary force.

Starbreeze Unveils 'Enclave 2' (PC/Xbox/NGC/PS2)

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on ToTheGame that Starbreeze today unveiled Enclave 2, the sequel to its action/adventure title already available on next-gen consoles (and to be released on PC soon). Enclave 2 will feature 10 different playable characters, 28 unique maps, approx. 100 weapons, and more. The game is currently developed on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and PC. If you haven't yet, check our Enclave preview posted earlier...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • SpeedKings
  • Heaven & Hell (CDV)
  • The Hulk Trailer 1 (GBA/Vivendi)
  • The Hulk Trailer 2 (GBA/Vivendi)
  • Praetorians (Eidos)

    Read more for download links ...

'Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint for personal computers has won universal acclaim for its realistic simulation of military conflict situations on the PC, even to the extent where the game's technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application called VBS1 (Virtual BattleField System) and it's now heading to consoles. Read more for details and some Xbox screens ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. It incorporates new features requested by players and fixes many bugs. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch).

'Casino Inc.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 8:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the jackpot with Casino Inc., the complete sim that drops you right in the glitzy, and sometimes gritty, world of casino management. Casino Inc features all the detail expected from a simulation. But combined with the appeal of Casino life, and the added spice of the "adult" side of the business, Casino Inc. has more to offer than any other casino management game.

UPDATE : Seems Konami released a corrupted file so it has been removed until a proper/working one is made available

GarageGames Announces Its Showcase Of Games For GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced its Game Developer's Conference (GDC) showcase of games. The company plans to premiere ThinkTanks a cartoon styled tank game from BraveTree Productions, preview a new release of Orbz with a single player mode from 21-6 Productions and display the highly acclaimed Marble Blast from GarageGames and Monster Studios.

'Uplink : Hacker Elite' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.

Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns & Ahriman's Gift - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First/Timegate Studios have released new patches for both Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, updating both TimeGate Studios' RTS game and its prequel to v1.3.7. The patches apply to the US/UK/French/German Retail versions of each respective game, offering a couple of tweaks and fixes (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Acclaim's 'All-Star Baseball 2004' (PS/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stepping up to the plate with the power of 2002's #1 selling baseball video game franchise, Acclaim Sports a division of Acclaim today announced that its eagerly anticipated All-Star Baseball 2004 Featuring Derek Jeter will be available in stores nationwide this weekend. Developed by Acclaim's award-winning Austin studio, All-Star Baseball 2004 combines the best of simulation and arcade-style game play to deliver the deepest and most realistic interactive baseball experience. All-Star Baseball 2004 offers more than 80 new features, including for the-first-time-ever, online downloadable rosters, the official Negro Leagues license and selectable Spanish play-by-play in-game announcing.