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'Gangland' & 'Postal 2 Multiplayer' At ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive will premier its Q4 product releases for 2003 at ECTS, August 27-29, 2003 at Earls Court, London in stand #1970. A highlight of the stand will be the first look at Whiptail Interactive’s new PC game - Gangland. Developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters and anticipated to be released this fall, Gangland combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation games. Read more for details ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) Coming In October

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rejoice sports fans! It's that time of year again when every pro sport you can think of and more is vying for air time. The pennant race is heating up for baseball! The first hike of the football season is just weeks away! Teams are readying to hit the ice for hockey season! Before you know it it'll be time to switch your focus to the hardwood when "ESPN NBA Basketball" hits the court for the PS2 and Xbox. "ESPN NBA Basketball," from the makers of "NBA 2K3," promises exciting enhancements including fanatical crowds, blinding lights and deafening sounds that set the stage for each competitive match-up. Throw down rim rattling slams, dish dead on passes - and do it all online for both the PS2 and the Xbox. AND, ESPN Videogames is the only brand that offers online play for both consoles!

'Pro Race Driver' (Xbox) Goes Live - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All new Xbox Live functionality will be added to the full game enabling up to 12 online gamers to compete head-to-head in the most realistic, most intense and aggressive racing championships seen in any Xbox motorsport game. The game also now includes System Link play for up to 12 consoles. Incredibly, the new dedicated Xbox Live mode unlocks Pro Race Driver's entire range of 42 real touring and sports cars, 12 championships and 38 internationally renowned race circuits and lets gamers race for supremacy in FreeStyle races.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges. This demo features the latest v2.1.4c codebase, and lets you try out a submarine and corvette mission on the United States side. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Frontline Command Online' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bitmap Brothers and award nominated online gurus Nicely Crafted Entertainment (NiCE) have today announced their intention to work together on a number of exciting new products sharing both IP and technology. Through their development joint venture, NiCE and The Bitmap Brothers are exploring new genres for MMOG entertainment as well as creating online versions of existing titles including Chaos Engine and Frontline Command.

'Destruction Derby Arenas' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a flagship launch-title, the original Destruction Derby was a powerful demonstration of PlayStation gaming values. Liberating, cathartic and (for its time!) brutally realistic, it freed gamers from the restrictions associated with traditional driving games. Subsequent sequels performed well and added numerous features; total Destruction Derby sales now total 3 million +!! However, by the third incarnation it became clear that the limitations of the PSX were restricting the improvement of the franchise's basic game proposition.

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the cinematic styling of classic horror films, Ghosthunter combines high production values with solid gameplay, drawing players into a macabre, supernatural universe packed with stealth, exploration and all-out action. Read more to check a batch of new screens ...

'Termite Games' Pulled Under Project3 Umbrella

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch publisher Project Three Interactive today announced that its development studio Termite Games has changed its name to Project Three Interactive Studios AB and is now fully integrated in the Project Three Group. The Swedish outfit became known for its revolutionary new game-engine known as DVA, which was used for the development of the tactical FPS game “NEW WORLD ORDER” for PC, released during winter 2002/spring 2003. Termite kept updating the game and has concluded its work by delivering the very stable and smooth version 1.42 last month (on sale in the UK, France and Germany by the end of August ¬≠ distributed by Bigben Interactive).

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deus Ex 2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. Read more for some new screens ...