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Let The Siege Begin With 'Castles & Catapults'

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in medieval warfare with Castles & Catapults, the PC game in which you destroy your enemy brick by brick. Developed by Magic Lantern Playware and published by Infogrames, Inc., Castles & Catapults ships today and is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sniper Elite' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 9:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. Here are some of the first screens ..

'Mortyr II' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The story begins in Sweden. Sven - our hero - is designated to go to a distant village and meet with two local resistance soldiers. He eventually travels through Eastern Europe to reach Greece - where the game's final chapter will take place. Sven will visit other countries along the way - including Poland and Slovakia. The main plot is about the Wunderwaffe - a superweapon the Nazis hope to use against the free world. Sven discovers the plans - but it's too late to ask for help. Our hero must save the day all by himself. 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 ...

Raging Blades (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you ready to do battle with the seven tribes of the shadows and their evil god? With the help of the gods, the continent of Atranart had developed into a prosperous civilisation. From the dawn of time, magic and technology had both been studied there and had brought great wealth. Then, suddenly, the gods disappeared and the world was plunged into war and chaos. Monsters appeared near the various ruins scattered over the continent and began destroying everything in their path. Read more for details and a batch of new screens.

'Far Cry/Cry Tek' Engine - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Far Cry, the player finds himself abducted and taken to a group of beautiful islands in Polynesia where he finds sun, sea, sand and... sub-machineguns! Our unlikely hero soon finds himself fighting for survival against highly trained and heavily armed opponents, whilst becoming ever more embroiled in a deeper conspiracy. Driven by CrtyTek's impressive engine this title will be absolutly one to look out for in the coming year. We now have a trailer/self runnnig demo from the CryTek engine showing what its capable of. Read more for download links ...

'MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries" allows players to play for fortune, not honor, as they become leaders of a fledgling mercenary company in the latest standalone installment of the critically acclaimed MechWarrior action-simulator franchise. Players control 100 ton 'Mechs while leading up to eight hired guns into the heat of battle in the quest for the all-mighty C-Bill. MicroSoft has just released a new patch (Point Release 1) for MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries which mainly adress some cheat explots, crashes and other fixes. Read more for details fix list and download links ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out these 40 PS2 as well as 40 Xbox screens ..

'World of Pirates' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Pirates is a "massive multi player" online game playing in the Caribbean in 17. century. It contains trade, construction and strategy. A few new screens have been released. From the looks of the screens it reminds me of Pirates on the C64 (idea wise, not graphically ;) Read more to check them out ...

Blizzard Expands 'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' Beta

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard is proud to announce that we will be selecting 10,000 additional participants to facilitate the ongoing testing process of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. We are extremely pleased with the results and feedback that the beta test is generating and would like to offer the opportunity for even more players to experience all the new features that the Frozen Throne has to offer. Those who signed up for the Beta Test will now have another chance to participate in and play-test the Beta as we proceed into the next phase of our testing process. These additional participants can expect to receive an e-mail from us confirming their participation in the next few days. We would like to once again thank everyone who applied, and we ask that you please continue to visit the Warcraft 3 website for more information on the game. We look forward to seeing all the new faces on Battle.net.