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'Unreal 2: The Awakening' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreal 2 is an intense gaming experience that immerses players in an epic story-driven adventure featuring superb graphics. As a Terran Colonial Authority Marshall, you’re patrolling a sector of the frontier with three crew members when an interstellar war erupts about you! Rumors of powerful and ancient alien artifacts have driven rival factions to war in an attempt to find and control the objects. You must locate these artifacts, determine their purpose and restore order to the sector - before it’s too late. Legend Entertainment has finally released a playable demo of Unreal 2: The Awakening. No specific details as to what it contains are available reight now. Read more for download links ...

'Cabela's Off-Road Adventure 3' - Enhancement Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cabela's Off-Road Challenge 3 puts players behind the wheel of one of 12 off-road vehicles to explore 16 levels through five unique terrains, from the scorching deserts of Death Valley to the snow-capped peaks of Frozen Cliffs. Activision Value has released an add-on which includes many improvements, new features, technical changes and some minor fixes which altogether add for a more challenging and longer gameplay experience. Read more for download links ...

Kemco Announces 'Lobo' For PS2/Xbox

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing the dark and sinister Lobo comic book universe to the video game world, Kemco U.S.A. announced today its plans for a third-person adventure-shooter based on the popular franchise from DC Comics. Slated for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox , Lobo pushes entertainment to the edge in this outrageous combat game. Read more for details ...

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more to check out 20+ new screens.

'FireWarrior' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. The battlefield is spread across a thousand different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guardsmen, bestial Orks, and Tau warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via mechanical war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war.

Michael Vick Featured In 'Madden NFL 2004' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Michael Vick, the All-Pro quarterback from the Atlanta Falcons and one of the most electrifying and exciting players in the NFL, has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts Inc., the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, to be the EA SPORTS cover athlete and spokesman for Madden NFL 2004. Read more for details and screens ...

'Exarch' (PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire building in the game will consist of controlling world, ports, and building within the universe. By controlling these things the players will gain both monetary and strategic benefits. As is the goal with any empire building game, players will be striving to build the biggest and most impressive empire in the entire universe. They will battle over territories, and property, and make deals and alliances with other players. Check these new spiffy screens ....

'MotoGP 2' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for PC and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft’s online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle. Check out these new Xbox/PC screens...

'Next Generation Tennis 2003' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 2003 version of this game includes many innovations: exclusive new animations with no more latency in controls, super realistic courtside details like ball boys, showtime match presentations, experience points to increase your player's skills, bonus courts and players etc. And of course, for even more realism, you will find the official courts of Roland Garros and US Open as well as real life tennis stars. NGT: the true ace of tennis games.

'Breed' - Intro Movie Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot'em-up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. (thanks VE3D). Read more for download links ...

'VietCong' - Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. This new single player demo features the "Crash In The Jungle" mission. After your huey goes down, you and your five-man squad need to make your way through the jungle to rescue another team. Read more for download links ...

'Restaurant Empire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build your restaurant from the ground up. Hire waiters, decorate your restaurant and even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and out-price the competition. Enlight Software has just released a new patch for their restaurant sim bringing your retail copy to v1.14 (it comes in US and UK versions). The upgrade mainly seems to adress issues already listed in last patch. Read more for detailed list and download links ...

'Call of Duty' - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set on the battlefields of the 20th century's most monumental conflicts, the series will thrust players into gripping, cinematic, authentic warfare. As unsung heroes, players experience the war from the perspective of multiple characters from numerous countries, each with varying roles and duties and who fight along side fellow soldiers in epic battle sequences. The Call of Duty brand will support Activision's multi-platform strategy and include both console and PC games. Check out these 4 impressive screens ...

'Chaser' - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. Some new screens for you to enjoy ...

'Half-Life 2' Confirmed For Xbox

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamesindustry.biz let us know that it's been confirmed that an Xbox version of Half-Life 2 is in development, with Valve's Doug Lombardi telling German Xbox magazine AreaXbox that the console port is underway.

"Yes, we're also working on an Xbox version, though not releasing any specific details on that until after E3," says Mr Lombardi.

This doesn't rule out versions on other consoles - it seems unlikely that AreaXbox would have asked about PS2 or GameCube versions - but given the difficulty of porting the title to those platforms, we'd suspect that the Xbox will be the only console to see Half-Life 2.

'Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold' - Ships

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Leisure announced today the release of a remastered version of the American Laser Games' smash arcade hit Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold. The race with the notorious outlaw Mad Dog McCree and his gang of henchmen to the lost Spanish treasure now features superior video quality and is compatible with the full range of Windows operating systems.

'Stuntman' (PS2) Joins Platinum Collection

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that Stuntman for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, will be relaunched as part of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's "Platinum" range this summer. To be eligible for the special collection, each game must be available at retail for more than nine months and boast sales in excess of 500,000 units.

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Xbox version of the popular PC multiplayer shooter will contain all the current content of the PC version plus all of the content of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero single player game. There will be some Xbox exclusive content as well, including at least five new multiplayer levels, two new weapons (the Syringe and Machete) and some graphical improvements including 24 bit textures and better lighting and particle effects.. Check out the first 12 screenshots of the Xbox version below!

'World of Warcraft' Beta Information

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A post on the official forum for World of Warcraft let us know that the beta is expected to begin sometime between August and October (thanks VE3D). Here is the full clip:

The beta is expected to begin sometime in Q3 (Sometime between August and October). It will be done in stages. That is all the information we have at this time, please watch the World of Warcraft site for any news.

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/XB) At E3 - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally, one of the games market's most valuable and acclaimed motor sport franchises, returns this year as Codemasters confirms Colin McRae Rally 04, a PlayStation 2 and Xbox addition to the genre-leading 6 million-selling series. Due this November, Colin McRae Rally 04 will have players driving on the very edge of control as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. Read more for details and screens ...