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'Halo 2' - NOT Coming in 2003

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie.net has a post from Matt Soell saying that Halo 2 will definitely not ship during 2003 - sources close to the company say the first quarter of 2004 is the current target. 'There has been much speculation regarding Halo 2's release date since we announced the game last year. The fact is we don't like announcing release dates unless we're certain we'll meet the deadline.' Read more for the full statement...

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Later on we will have a preview coming for you based on last night's GDC viewing, but for now a batch of 20 new screens, check them out!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check the usual Friday screens ...

'Harbinger' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger - journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship's steel walls. As promised Dreamcatcher has now made the official demo available giving you a change to try out this promising game. Begin play as level 6 Human powered up with advanced weaponry, armor and skills. See original quest dialogs not found in the retail game and play two entirely new levels. You’ll also encounter 12 of the 65 enemy types present in the game. Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used. A native T&L rendering module supports per pixel shaders and bone calculation directly on advanced graphic cards. Read more for features and some screens ...

'Planet Prison' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the depths of space an empire controls a planet of prisoners, enslaved for evil needs.You as a starship captain survive an emergency landing on the planet, and have to find your way home. Lots of different futuristic locations wait to be exploredin real-time street battles against rival gangs. Use a big amount of skills and resources to overcomethe evil forces of a mean and powerful empire in single or multiplayer game modes. Load your blasters and sharpen your senses to survive a thrilling tactical strategy game in an apocalyptic world, coming out Xmas '03.

'BattleField 1942' - Updated Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the just released BF1942 v1.31 patch is the updated dedicated Win32 server. This update is needed to host games bringing it on par with the update patch. The upgrade optimizes network and client issues. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'State of Emergency' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

State of Emergency is a "man against the mob" arcade-like fighting game where you are a member of an underground resistance movement, dedicated to liberating your people from the oppressive Corporation. Use hand to hand combat, weapons, and anything you can find on the street. Hundreds of people are rioting as you fight for freedom - be careful! A fresh batch of screens, njoy!

'Futurama' (NGC/PS2/Xb) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Games is very pleased to announce its forth-coming release Futurama. Based on the smash hit and 2002 Emmy® Award Winner for Best Animated Program, Futurama the game is a 3rd person action shooter featuring the four main characters from the show, Fry, Bender, Leela and Dr Zoidberg. Each of these characters will be fully playable and have their own select moves and weapons as well as different playing styles. Read more for details and screens ...

'Warrior Kings Battles' - Collectors Edition

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle your way to the sales counter March 21st - There's a Limited Edition Collector's Edition Pack - While Stocks last! Just to add to the wonder that is Warrior Kings: Battles, Empire Interactive have announced that a special limited edition pack will be available at launch, but at launch only. Reversing the trend for certain companies to milk the franchise after the first couple of months, forcing the die-hards to purchase the game twice - Damn their eyes! The Collector's Edition contains a set of art prints as well as other items that will not be available after the first print run - so I guess if you want it, you'd better hurry or even better still pre-order to be certain of getting one. You have been warned!