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'EVE Online: The Second Genesis' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions has issued the first patch for EVE Online: the Second Genesis, bringing their just-released MMO space game to build 1000. This patch can be used if the auto-updater doesn't work, but there are no details on the changes in this patch (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Galactic Civilizations' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game set in space at the dawn of the 23rd century, where you become the leader of the human civilization. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations and the race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Strategy First/Stardock have released a new demo which lets you play the Federalist party in a small galaxy until the year 2190. Read more for download links ...

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims2, the next generation of the #1 PC franchise of all time, is currently under development at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio. For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world. Read more for the first screens and they look quite amazing screens!

'Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. From the creators of the critically acclaimed Castelvania: Symphony of the Night for PlayStation, and last year's handheld game of the year, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is the 16th U.S. video game release in the 17-year-old series and marks the franchise's third installment on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

'The Incredible Hulk' (GBA) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Kent, England-based Pocket Studios is developing the handheld video game The Incredible Hulk for GBA. The video game is based on the enormously popular original Marvel classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk. Players must guide the Hulk through six destructible worlds including military compounds, barren deserts, subterranean cities, underground caves, and earth's distant future. Thirty-three intense levels of gameplay challenge players to defeat infamous villains from the original Hulk comics. Read more for new hulkilicious screens as well as a spiffy new trailer ...

MoH: Assault Breakthrough - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As U.S. Army Sergeant John Baker, players join the battle at Kasserine Pass in North Africa, race to capture Messina in Sicily, and finally repel the German army at the historic battle of Monte Battaglia in the heart of Italy. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons, players will fight alone and with squad mates as they rush to stop the Axis powers. Some more screens ...

'BF1942: Secret Weapons Of WWII' - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the second expansion pack to the highly acclaimed Battlefield 1942 title, significantly enhances the gaming experience by bringing the most bizarre and deadly weapons from the German and Allied laboratories to the Battlefield. From top secret, cutting edge weapons to secret forces and secret places, a new level of drama and excitement will be added to the Battlefield experience. Check these new screens!

Pre-E3 (PS2) Screens Gallery

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have another motherload of new screens from various PlayStation 2 titles that will be displayed at the coming E3 event. We got screens from : BattleStar Galactica, Big Mutha Truckers, Alter Echo, Arc The Lad, Baldur's Gate:Dark Alliance II, Celebrity DeathMatch, FireWarrior, Finding Nemo, The Great Escape, Dead Aim, Futurama, The Hulk, Splashdown2, Hit & Run, Speedkings, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain and Hot Wheels Highway 35 World Race.. Njoy!

'Port Royale' - Demo & Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Port Royale presents a dynamically open ended world, featuring a unique style which is totally unscripted. Discover the secret pirate and player hideouts as you battle with up to 12 ships in 3D sea battles. You have the freedom to trade in each town, each with over 100 dedicated missions. The computer will randomly generate new missions, giving you thousands of possible outcomes, displaying expansive gameplay. Try your hand at real-time 16th and 17th Century piracy, trading, construction, and buccaneering in this fully playable demo of Port Royale! The v1.4.0.2 update patch rectifies errors relating to the Autosave Crash, Copy Protection, Allgemeine Exception, and Scripting on Mission Descriptions. Some language translation issues have also been addressed. Read more for details and download links ...

'Space Colony' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In production at Firefly Studios, the creators behind the million selling Stronghold series, Space Colony promises a gaming experience that's out of this world. Through a series of unique and pioneering missions players will be given the opportunity to combine all the intricacies of running a Space Colony with the most disfunctional crew ever assembled, whilst fighting off aliens and attempting to make a profit. Read more for details and the first screens ...