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'Digital Bros' Manage Online Services For 'Horizons'

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has signed an exclusive agreement with Digital Bros, a digital entertainment group from Milan, Italy, to acquire the European online hosting rights for Horizons: Empire of Istaria, the next-generation 3D online epic adventure; the most anticipated online game among European players. Scheduled for North American release in Fall 2003, Horizons will also be distributed by Atari in Europe.

'Enter the Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . Earlier today there was a batch of PS2 screens released, read more to check them out ...

'Sega GT Online' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that "Sega GT Online" is in development exclusively for the Xbox. Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox Live, "Sega GT Online" will allow up to six gamers to put their cars - and their skills - to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around the country.

'Conflict: Desert Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm lets you take charge of the best known and most feared special operations forces in the world: the elite British SAS or the US Delta Force squads. You're the best trained, best equipped and best organised Special Forces in the world. The area that has been assigned to you is yours for the taking. Seek, locate and destroy enemy targets and personnel. Create havoc and confusion throughout the enemy's lines of communication and supply. What lies before you is an opportunity in a soldier's lifetime. Take your equipment, take your training and use it well.

'Age of Mythology' - Free Campaign Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Golden Gift, a new official Age of Mythology campaign produced by Ensemble Studios, follows the adventures of Brokk and Eitri, two dwarven brothers featured in the original Age of Mythology Fall of the Trident campaign. This four-scenario campaign follows the brothers' first encounter with the god Loki and features all-new voice acting by the original actors (thanks Voodoo). Read more for details, screens and download links ...

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Additional Maps

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced the four fan-favorite maps from the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon that will be included in the upcoming campaign disk Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder. Fans of the original title voted for these maps and the results are now revealed being, the Embassy, Battlefield, Castle and Wilderness maps. Gamers who purchase the campaign disk will have future access to exclusive downloadable content featuring new missions and maps from Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (PC) and popular maps from Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (PC). Read more for details

'Command & Destroy Advance' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command & Destroy Advance is our new game designed expecially for Gameboy Advance. All Gameboy fans watch out! Cypron Studios are making a pure real-time strategy for you unlike anything there was on Gameboy Advance before! Command & Destroy Advance is going to come in summer 2003.. Read more for details ...

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

'F1 Career Challenge' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F1 Career Challenge is officially licenced by Formula One Administration Limited and positions you as a rookie who must prove your worth within the games career mode by passing a range of super licence tests, where upon you can take your rightful place amongst the elite drivers competing in the world's fastest and most glamorous motor sport.

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 3, coming to PC this summer, captures the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion. It's an unbelievably personal gaming experience, as you become the globe's greatest rally driver - Colin McRae himself. After Xbox review and a PS2 preview, we now have a fresh batch of spiffy PC screens. Read more to check them out!

'Codename Nina: Global Terrorism Strike Force' Invades Stores

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft today announced the release of Codename Nina: Global Terrorism Strike Force. This first-person action game is rated "M" for Mature and will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 SRP. Enter the World of Specialized Warfare with Codename Nina: Global Terrorism Strike Force from ValuSoft. Read more for details ...

'Far West' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For all those who dreamt of being a cowboy, strap on those spurs, because in this wild, wild west, wagon rollin', trigger happy, rootin' tootin' PC simulation gamers can be all they had ever dreamt of. Start out as a rancher with a handful of cattle and a few good men to help out, the main objective is to extend the ranch and herds through cattle trade and make a few dollars along the way. JoWood and Greenwood Entertainment's released the first patch which "fixes the issue with Kyro based videocards". Read more for download links ...

'MistMare' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe and Sinister Systems have finished today the development of their upcoming RPG Adventure MISTMARE. After an intense beta phase test in Canada, France and through the many demo players, the game has been significantly modified in recent weeks and has finally hit Gold quality. We would like to thank the many of you who have given us precious feedback on the demo as well as Strategy First, our US publisher, for the kind help.

'Day of Defeat' - Screens

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Day of Defeat is a World War II multiplayer first-person action game that pits players in Axis vs. Allies battles in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Players enlist as snipers, infantrymen, machine gunners, riflemen and sergeants, and then hit the frontlines running using authentic weaponry. The game, which initially debuted as a MOD, features multiple modes of play, a total of 15 multiplayer maps of action -- including 10 new maps, all new character models, hundreds of new animations, increased textures and all new particle effects system.

Game2XS Instant Game Server Competition

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game2XS, today announced a competition to give-a-way an Instant Game Server System - free for three months. With Game2XS' revolutionary Instant Game Server System any gamer can run their own game server. No technical knowledge is required, the server is controlled by a simple yet powerful web interface. Switching between GameTypes or changing a configuration is as simple as clicking a mouse. The winner will be able to interface with the highest quality network possible and the very best hardware, complete 24/7 support is included. There are no restrictions on maps or plug-ins, plus all games are automatically patched.

'Counter-Strike' - Gaming Network

by Thomas on April 7, 2003 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Counter-Strike Gaming Network (CSGN) announced that they have become the first UK league to use Game2XS' revolutionary Instant Game Server system and high-speed infrastructure.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Eric on April 5, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Day Of Defeat (Valve/Activision)
  • Lineage II (NCSoft)
  • Wolverine's Revenge (Xbox) (Activision)
  • Wolverine's Revenge (GBA) (Activision)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War' (Xbox) - Screens

by Eric on April 5, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War & Resurrection uncover Hitler’s horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

'Red Faction II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Volition has issued a new patch for Red Faction II, upgrading the English edition of their recent sci-fi first-person shooter to v1.01. This patch tweaks the Team Arena "Best Of" feature, reduces CPU usage when minimized, and allows the English version to run on German and French operating systems. Patches for those language editions are expected soon (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'PN03' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has updated the PN03, in development by its internal studio, Production Studio 4, Japanese website. P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.