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'Mistmare' - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world. Check out some intro movie screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure.

'Civilization III: Play the World' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Firaxis has issued a new patch for Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World, bringing their expansion to v1.21f. The update makes several additions, changes, and fixes an impressive list of bugs (read full story for details). This patch is for the US version only and is incompatible with any European version of the game. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'BattleBots: Beyond The BattleBox' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based upon the widely popular Comedy Central television show, BattleBots is the sport of remote-controlled robotic combat. On the show, contestants design robots to compete in a fast-paced, ruthless competition to see who can destroy their opponent's robot first. In addition to designing a superior robot, contestants need to be skilled at controlling their BattleBot and use deft maneuvering techniques in order to avoid hazards and do the most damage to their opponent. The entire contest takes place in a steel encasement called the BattleBoxTM, which is designed for maximum safety on the outside and supreme torture on the inside.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The SWAT: Global Strike Team was founded in 2018 as an international offshoot of the U.S. SWAT organization. Primarily established to supplement the income of the U.S. SWAT establishment, the Global Strike Team contract their personnel and expertise to companies and countries around the world to help “resolve” situations for those who have the funds but not the means to do so. The GST is made up of specially selected SWAT officers and ex-military personnel who have shown the ability to adapt to and overcome any situation they encounter. Like the U.S. SWAT organization, SWAT: GST is a life-saving institution whose mission is to uphold the laws of its operating country, so all efforts must be made to use only necessary force.

Starbreeze Unveils 'Enclave 2' (PC/Xbox/NGC/PS2)

by Rainier on March 1, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on ToTheGame that Starbreeze today unveiled Enclave 2, the sequel to its action/adventure title already available on next-gen consoles (and to be released on PC soon). Enclave 2 will feature 10 different playable characters, 28 unique maps, approx. 100 weapons, and more. The game is currently developed on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and PC. If you haven't yet, check our Enclave preview posted earlier...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

'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).