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'Fair Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fair Strike is the recent project of published Buka Entertainment and developed by G5 Software, known from the helicopter action/arcade Red Shark. It seems that the team is really keen on helicopters because Fair Strike is also a chopper action, but with an antiterrorists background. We will have a preview available for you soon ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres in one single game. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder has gone gold. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder brings realism, heart-pounding action and intense gameplay into one exciting operation. To celebrate this event, UbiSoft has released another trailer with more in game goodness, read more for download links ....

'Half-Life 2' Gets Delayed .. Or Not?

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just noticed on Gamespot that they got confirmed word about Half-Life 2 getting delayed from the original September 30 date to "somewhere later this year". They DO stress that it would still ship this year, but they are most likely aiming for the holiday season now. I am sure this will both disappoint as well as piss off quite a few people ... UPDATE Contrary to the above Shacknews says that according to Valve, this is the first time they heard about a delay .. Who should we believe, the publishers or the developers .. To Be Continued!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer - Trailer
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds- Trailer
  • The Hobbit - Trailer
  • Ghost Master - Trailer
  • SimCity 4: Rush Hour - Trailer
  • Trinity - E3 Trailer
  • Spawn - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! Check out the new screens!

'PlanetSide' - Updates and Future Plans

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Several weeks ago, Sony Online announced our future plans for PlanetSide and started on the never-ending journey of continually adding content and gameplay. The Liberator bomber and the SkyGuard anti-aircraft buggy have had a huge impact on battle conditions across Auraxis. Commanders are now able to rain destruction on their enemies through the Orbital Strike and EMP Blast. Medics are now able to locate soldiers that need their help easier. Read more to check out what else they have in store for you Planetside junkies ...

'ESPN NHL Hockey' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"ESPN NHL Hockey" introduces the all-new Skills Competition, an exhilarating new mode that'll help you show off your skills while you hone your techniques like never before. Based off the real-life Skills Competition that happens every year at the NHL All-Star Game, you'll compete in several contests: light up the puck with your best slapshot in Hardest Shot, test your puck handling ability through the vicarious cone course in Puck Control and much more. Read more for some skillful screens ...

Capcom Will Defend The Crown WorldWide

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Cinemaware to release Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown for the PC, PS2, and the Xbox. Based on Cinemaware’s mega hit Defender of the Crown franchise whichhas sold more than one million units worldwide, Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a fusion of action, role-playing and strategy genres that seamlessly blend cinematic presentations with unique medieval action-sequences. Players must rely on their skill at sword fighting, castle sieges, jousting, daring archery ambushes and massive army battles to restore England to its glory and remove the tyranny that plagues the land. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is scheduled to release across North America August 2003.