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'Harbinger' - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger – journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship’s steel walls. In human words think Diablo in a Starcraft environment! Read more to check the Harbinger Flash Trailer...

A Thin Line Between Film And Joystick

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 9:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As if in a shadow play of a major Hollywood premiere, photographers pressed up to a procession of film stars strolling into a theater aglow with hype and klieg lights. Keanu Reeves chatted on camera with "Access Hollywood" and MTV reporters. Will Smith and his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, waved to onlookers. Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne glittered on a black carpet ordered for the occasion. The event at Warner Brothers Studios was a sort of coming-out party for Enter the Matrix - not one of the long-anticipated sequels to "The Matrix," the cyber-chic 1999 thriller, but a video game.

'C&C Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Westwood Studios have released another patch for Command & Conquer Generals, bringing their brand-new 3D real-time strategy game first to v1.03. This upgrade brings more fixes and improvements related to multiplayer. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Splinter Cell' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. It's been over a month since the first batch was released but as you can see from the shots, it was definitely worth the wait!

'Deer Hunter 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames has released a new patch for Sunstorm Interactive's hunting game Deer Hunter 2003. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.23 and fixes a boatload of bugs, memory leaks, exception faults, clipping issues etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Praetorians' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. After yesterday's "FilePlanet only" (requireing a Filepmanet acct/key) Praetorians multiplayer demo, there is now a "free" version allowing you to do as the Romans do in this imminent 3D real-time strategy game by Pyro Studios. This multiplayer demo offers the Crossroads level playable on LAN and the Internet, as well as in Skirmish mode with up to three CPU controlled players. Read more for download links ...

'Platoon' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Platoon covers the period from the early days of the conflict (late 1965) to the height of battle in 1968, and recreates some of the most trafic moments of the Vietnam War: Operation "Shiny Bayonet", the Pleiku Campaign, Operation "Pershing"... Monte Cristo/Strategy First have released new patches for their 3D tactical strategy game Platoon. This upgrade brings your Platoon retail copy to v1.14, consolidates all previous patches and the "Easy" mod into one new version "as well as correcting any problems players may have had progressing from mission to mission after installing the Easy Mod." As usual, one patch upgrades the US and various international editions, while the other applies to a slew of other international editions.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an alternate history World War II naval battle game. The core project is a massively multiplayer game that may be extended to other platforms. Within a year, will be available as a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG). Tesseraction is designing, creating, testing and releasing the MMOG game title using Intrinsic Alchemy. GMX Media picked up the distribution right for the offline version which is due in March 2003. This final offline demo offers a submarine and a corvette mission on the League of Free Nations side in the game. Read more for download links ...

'CTU : Marine Sharpshooter' Revealed - Features

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devastation developers Groove Games seem to be working on another titles called "CTU : Marine Sharpshooter". One Shot One Kill. You are a Marine Sharpshooter, member of the elite Counter Terror Unit, a covert American military force waging a silent war against terror across the globe. Dropped behind enemy lines, you have uncovered a terrorist plan to construct a nuclear weapon and detonate it on American soil. You must follow the plot from the desserts of Afghanistan through the Russian winter and into the jungles of a small south Pacific island. Armed with an arsenal of authentic sniper weaponry, your only assistance is provided by your observer, your eyes, ears and close quarters machine gun. Make every shot count, your country is depending on it (thanks HomeLAN).

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell has barely started showing up in stores and as promised by UbiSoft, they have just released the first patch for stealth action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1.1 and fixes a Radeon 9700 rendering issue, a "static wall/floor fire" texture issue, and some more bugs. Read more for details and download links ...