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'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy! You must learn to combine your units and exploit the weakness of the enemy, but as you get closer to the Emperor things become even more difficult as you must face his personal guard, the most powerful and deadly fighting force in the Empire... The Praetorian Guard!

'MoH:AA Spearhead' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Icculus has issued another updated dedicated Linux server for MoH: Allied Assault Spearhead, allowing Linux PCs to host multiplayer games for v2.11 of the World War II FPS expansion by EA. This is still in beta stage (v3) so not the final product and the developers encourage email support! Read more for details & download links ..

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' Featuring Original CSI Cast

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation PC game will have the same look and feel as the show by featuring the likenesses and voice talents of the CSI cast, and a script by written by Max Allan Collins, author of three CSI novels. Ubi Soft also consulted with Las Vegas Senior Crime Scene Analyst Daniel Holstein to validate the accuracy of the CSI forensics referenced in the game. Scheduled to hit store shelves March 25, the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will challenge players to solve a series of crimes, acting as members of the Las Vegas CSI team.

'Tom ClancyÂ’s Splinter Cell' Coming To A Mobile Phone Near You

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gameloft today announces the release of its wireless game: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. Adapted from the console stealth action game of the same name (best-selling XBox title for the 2002 holiday season soon available for PC, PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube), the wireless version is an explosive mix of platform action game and infiltration game. Hours of fun guaranteed, with a truly great game title on your cell phone!

'World of Warcraft' - Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Blizzard released a trailer for their 3D massively multiplayer online RPG, illustrating the game's environment, the characters inhabiting it, and their activities (thanks 3DGamers).

'Restaurant Tycoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments. Enlight Software today also announced that Restaurant Empire has gone gold and will hit US store shelves in late March. Read more for links where to grab the demo ...

'Casino Inc.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the jackpot with Casino Inc., the complete sim that drops you right in the glitzy, and sometimes gritty, world of casino management. Casino Inc features all the detail expected from a simulation. But combined with the appeal of Casino life, and the added spice of the "adult" side of the business, Casino Inc. has more to offer than any other casino management game. After a false start last Friday, here is the working version ...

'Praetorians' & 'Galactic Civilizations' - Going Gold

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has let us know that their space strategy game Galactic Civilizations (developed by Stardock) has gone gold and is expected to appear on store shalves March 25. Eidos also sent over a press release announcing that the US version of Pyro Studios' Roman Empire themed 3D RTS game Praetorians has gone gold. No release date is mentioned but online retailers have the game shipping to stores in mid-March. Praetorians is already available in Europe.

'Bionicle: The Game' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a time before time, in a world you’ve only imagined, a shadow has been cast, six heroes have been chosen and the greatest of all challenges has been laid down. With the awesome elemental powers of the Toa at your fingertips, it has fallen to you to defeat Makuta and return the island of Mata Nui to light. Be the Toa – Live out the Legend… See the most successful toy-range in LEGO Company history come to life in 2003 on PS2, Gamecube, PC & Xbox. Live out the "Bionicle" legend in an action adventure epic of good versus evil, with combat, collection, puzzle-solving and exploration. Read more for details and some of the first screens ...

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Line of Sight: Vietnam is N-Fusion's latest project to create a stealthy combat game set during the Vietnam War, which is proving to be an ever-more-popular setting for computer games.The game will be created by Deadly Dozen developers nFusion Interactive, and puts the player in the role of a U.S. Army Special Forces sniper operating in the dense jungles of Vietnam during the height of the U.S. involvement in the war. The game should be available later this week and today N-Fusion has released some hi-res screens, check them out!