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'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2003 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...

'Cleric' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the rich historical tapestry of sixteenth century Russia, Cleric puts you in the role of a faithless ex-priest in this first person survival horror title for the PC. Cleric will immerse you in a world of rich visuals, strong dramatic story lines, highly interactive characters, and challenging gameplay (thanks GenGamers). Read more to check a few new screens ...

'School Tycoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2003 @ 8:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Catdaddy Games has released a demo for their upcoming sim/strategy title School Tycoon. Run your school the way you want to in School Tycoon! Keep an eye on pupils and make sure they're learning, otherwise it's time for some detention. Read more for download links ...

Ubisoft's Two For One Promotion

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2003 @ 8:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced its most impressive retail promotion ever. During the month of January, anyone who purchases Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the PlayStation2, Nintendo GameCube, the Xbox video, or the PC, will receive a copy of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell on the same platform - PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox (platinum edition), or PC - for FREE! This special offer will be available at all major retailers.

'Hostile Intent' - Half-Life Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2003 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hostile Intent is a Total Conversion for Half-life that rose from the ashes from The Sherman Project. It was taken over by a group of hardcore fans that didn't like seeing the project die. So they put together a small team that soon went out and became a huge team consisting of the most talented people from the Half-life community. Eventhough the concept behind Hostile intent hasn't changed, it is infact different from The Sherman Project. Every original feature for The Sherman Project is still in, but the new team has thought of many new original ideas and concepts. After 3 years in development, let the madness begin! Read more for details & download links ...

'Wizards of the Coast' Closing Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wizards of the Coast Inc., the manufacturer of trading card games and role-playing games, will close its chain of 64 retail stores in 15 states. Wizards, a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc., announced Sunday that the closure of its Wizards of the Coast and The Game Keeper stores will allow it to focus on its core business of game design. Wizards' games, which include "Magic: The Gathering" and "Dungeons & Dragons," are among the biggest brands in the hobby game industry. The company has retained Gordon Brothers Group LLC of Boston to assist with the closures, which should be completed in about 60 days.

New Development Studio 'Hra01 Ltd' Founded

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zdenek Mezihorak, former designer at the Czech game development company Pterodon/Illusion Softworks (Vietcong, Flying Heroes), has created the new game development studio Hra01 Ltd. together with his brother this past November in Brno, Czech Republic. Their first project is a yet undisclosed third person action game for PC, with possibility to migrate to the PS3/Xbox2. Read more for details ...

'Jagged Alliance 2: Urban Chaos' - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 29, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Urban Chaos is a Modification for Sir-Tech's Strategy/RPG game Jagged Alliance 2 (license now in hands of Strategy First). UC was developed by the JA2 MOD Squad for the JA2 Community and features new video sequences, new quests & maps, new NPC's, additional factions and much more (only works with the English version). Read more for details and download links ...

GarageGames takes Core Games to MacWorld '04

by Rainier on Dec. 29, 2003 @ 10:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today that it will unveil the preview, core release of Dark Horizons: Lore and the Mac Alpha release of GravRally at MacWorld January 6-9 in San Francisco. The two titles that beat out the competition in the Indie Games Con '03 Players Choice Awards will premiere at MacWorld as part of a first look of the exciting GarageGames line-up for 2004. Departing from the typical family based, non-violent lineup of GarageGames, these truly unique titles will appeal to both action gamers and race fans alike.

'Nexuiz' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 29, 2003 @ 10:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. With its very intense and fast gameplay, it will hook the user in. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. The nexuiz game contains over 1000 TGA textures, 20 very detailed maps, and over 40 characters to choose from. Nexuiz is being developed by Alientrap Software, published by SetSystems and expected release date of Q2 2004. Read more for some new screens ...