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'Kombat' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kombat is the 3D RTS game with tactical wargame and RPG elements. The game uses the real army structure of years 39 - 45 with all main and specialized branches including reconnaissance, counterespionage and medical squads etc. All main countries - participants of that time war are playable in the game. Other countries activities are managed by AI. The gameplay is based on officer’s training system that was used during the WWII. The unique system of global and local AI provides a lot of gameplay innovations. The powerful in-house engine allows to use new strong technical features, read more to check out some screens ...

Former 'Black Isle' Developer Teams With 'Silver Style'

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on The Fall official website that Silver Style's message boards seem to have an interesting announcement about one of the Black Isle developers teaming up with Silver Style to work on The Fall: Last Days of Gaia . "We're glad to welcome Game Designer Damien Foletto in our team! Formerly he worked at Black Isle on Hits like Baldur's Gate 2 or Fallout 3. He will support Lead Designer Carsten Strehse on the development of The Fall: Last Days of Gaia." No further details are available (as to whether he would move from the US to Germany and such), but we will keep you posted!

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy the new screens!

'FIFA 2004' - Creation Centre Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 9:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA SPORTS has released the FIFA 2004 Creation Centre giving you the chance to create new players, edit all attributes, change formations and export it all for later use (thanks FIFA 2004 Online). Read more details & for download links.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 8:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer
  • The Suffering - Trailer
  • Psychotoxic - Trailer
  • Realms Of Torment - Trailer
  • Bloodrayne 2 - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Naval Ops: Commander' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced the development of 'Naval Ops: Commander' exclusively for the PlayStation2. The action shooting game will ship to North American Retailers in March 2004. The original Naval Ops: Warship Gunner was honored with PSM's Must Buy Bronze Award in August 2003. Read more for details & screens ...

'Painkiller' - Leak & Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games is today requesting that Painkiller fans steer clear of the latest multi-player builds that have appeared on various fan and download sites, as the releases are NOT official demo releases and are intended for press evaluation purposes only. The company is encouraging fans of the game to wait until early February for the official single-player demo release. This leaked build contains just a glimpse of the multi-player maps planned and lacks the depth, weapons, levels and A.I. sophistication that will be present in the official demo.

'Castle Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Related Designs (previously known for America & the upcoming No Man's Land), Castle Strike is a fast paced RTS game with a very detailed and authentic presentation of medieval Germany, England and France. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003, in the meantime check these new screens ...

'Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner is one of the most ambitious projects of the present videogame scene in Spain. This entertaining graphic adventure, produced by Planeta DeAgostini Interactive, relies on the long experience of the game developer Revistronic. This programming group from Madrid has released several titles which have had repercussion on the international market. Its members' professional experience dates from the 8-bit-computer times.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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...