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'Besieger' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Besieger introduces a world filled with feudal rivalry in which players can wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Contenders can build flying vehicles for combat or siege towns on horseback in an effort to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves, Centaurs, and other non-human races. The armored walls of a barricade can be shattered using a battering ram and competitors can pocket enemy buildings and equipment. Players can also retreat and accumulate forces behind their own armored citadel for a counterattack.

'Campaigns On The Danube 1805 & 1809' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Adanac Command Studies are pleased to announce the imminent release of a new Army-Level Napoleonic Wargame, Campaigns on the Danube 1805 & 1809. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft's GDC LineUp (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 7:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As most people will know this week's news is mainly dominated by various announcements and revelations at the GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Jose, CA. Microsoft is showing off various in house productions and we have screens & trailers from the following titles :
  • Fable (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer
  • Sudeki (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer
  • Rise Of Nations: Thrones & Patriots (PC) - Screens & Trailer
  • RalliSport Challenge 2 (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer
  • Jade Empire (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' (GBA/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow has shipped for the PC, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance and will be on store shelves nationwide, March 27. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai and Annecy studios, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black-ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the shadowy world of international espionage.

'Pro Rugby Manager 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 3:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will be able to take the reins of their preferred team through European and World Championships. Over 15,000 real players are included within the game. Managers can buy and sell players, train their squads and develop match tactics - with matches portrayed in real-time through a detailed 3D engine.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chaos League is a new kind of game, combining Real-Time Strategy, RPG and Sports. In a fantasy heroic universe Chaos League offers new game-play possibilities. Don’t look for notions of fair-play or the command “Help opponent back on his feet” because they don’t exist ! However, if you’ve been longing to find in a sport’s game such commands as “Stamp”, “High Facial Kick”, “Holding on the Ground”, “Force Passage” or “Ball of Fire” …. Then at last you’ve found the game of your dreams. Read more for new screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases a new map for its turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. This planet called Brimstone can be used both for World Wars against the A.I. and for the online games. Read more for download links ...

Microsoft Announces Next-Gen Development Platform 'XNA'

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 1:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced XNA, a powerful next-generation software development platform. XNA empowers developers to deliver breakthrough games while combating rising production costs and ever-increasing hardware complexity. Games for future iterations of all Microsoft game platforms — including Windows, Xbox and Windows Mobile-based devices — will be unleashed by tools and technologies from the XNA development platform.

NCsoft Announces 'Lineage 2' Open Beta Test

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation announces plans to begin open beta testing for its soon to be released online game, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle. The free open beta period will begin at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, March 28 and last approximately one month. The game is scheduled for commercial release on April 28.