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'Besieger' - Interview

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Besieger is a Realtime 3D Strategy. The game arena is a medieval fantasy world with magic and mythical animals. In Besieger, besieging well-defended towns is an important part of the gameplay. You'll get to experience some exciting moments trying to break the walls of enemy stronghold or gathering strength behind impregnable walls of your own citadel. We beseiged Primal Software's Managing Director Petr Petukhov and fired off our usual annoying questions ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • SpeedKings
  • Heaven & Hell (CDV)
  • The Hulk Trailer 1 (GBA/Vivendi)
  • The Hulk Trailer 2 (GBA/Vivendi)
  • Praetorians (Eidos)

    Read more for download links ...

'Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint for personal computers has won universal acclaim for its realistic simulation of military conflict situations on the PC, even to the extent where the game's technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application called VBS1 (Virtual BattleField System) and it's now heading to consoles. Read more for details and some Xbox screens ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. It incorporates new features requested by players and fixes many bugs. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch).

'Casino Inc.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 8:48 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.

UPDATE : Seems Konami released a corrupted file so it has been removed until a proper/working one is made available

GarageGames Announces Its Showcase Of Games For GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced its Game Developer's Conference (GDC) showcase of games. The company plans to premiere ThinkTanks a cartoon styled tank game from BraveTree Productions, preview a new release of Orbz with a single player mode from 21-6 Productions and display the highly acclaimed Marble Blast from GarageGames and Monster Studios.

'Uplink : Hacker Elite' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.

Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns & Ahriman's Gift - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First/Timegate Studios have released new patches for both Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, updating both TimeGate Studios' RTS game and its prequel to v1.3.7. The patches apply to the US/UK/French/German Retail versions of each respective game, offering a couple of tweaks and fixes (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Acclaim's 'All-Star Baseball 2004' (PS/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stepping up to the plate with the power of 2002's #1 selling baseball video game franchise, Acclaim Sports a division of Acclaim today announced that its eagerly anticipated All-Star Baseball 2004 Featuring Derek Jeter will be available in stores nationwide this weekend. Developed by Acclaim's award-winning Austin studio, All-Star Baseball 2004 combines the best of simulation and arcade-style game play to deliver the deepest and most realistic interactive baseball experience. All-Star Baseball 2004 offers more than 80 new features, including for the-first-time-ever, online downloadable rosters, the official Negro Leagues license and selectable Spanish play-by-play in-game announcing.

'IndyCar Series' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's not just driving – it's blisteringly fast, nerve-shatteringly intense, pure professional racing and unlike any motorsport video game before. This is IndyCar Series, the official video game of the gruelling US open-wheel championship, due spring 2003 for PS2, Xbox and PC from Codemasters.. Behold the first screenshots of all-American racing Codies-style. 14 of the very first PS2 screens ...