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'World War II Frontline Command' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and The Bitmap Brothers are proud to announce that the first fully 3-D real-time strategy wargame, World War II Frontline Command, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “World War II Frontline Command is a first, with its fully 3D graphics set during WWII.“ says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “WWII FC is a title that all fans of WWII genre games should own, easy to learn, difficult to master and almost impossible to put down.”

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Interactive/Cyanide Studio have released patch another beta patch for their recently released cycling simulation game Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3b (v1.2 was released and immediately pulled because it made the game crash in TimeTrial mode) and fixes the 'time bug', adjusts some ratings, improves AI, fixes a few problems in editor, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download list.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - Release Date

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today UbiSoft sent their 2002/2003 fiscal year results, which can also be viewed online. Apart from the fact that UbiSoft did very well, it also reveals a premilinary release date for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, which according to the report is scheduled for March 2004.

Global Star Signs 'Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim'

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software announced plans to release Final Stretch: Horse Racing Sim for the PC. Developed by Cyanide Studios and already a popular title in Europe, Global Star Software currently plans to release Final Stretch in the summer of 2003, and is perfect for horse racing enthusiasts as well as casual horse enthusiasts.

'SuperFarm' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Superfarm is a crazy action fighting game about a bunch of freaky farm animal whose dull and dreary existence is given zest and spice when one day, amid another delivery of prattling battery hens, in swaggers Pamela. Read more to check out a bunch of cinematic screens ...

ESRB Updates Their Game Rating System

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) announced advances to the computer and video game rating system today designed to provide parents and other consumers with a new and unprecedented level of detail about game content. The changes include the addition of four new ESRB content descriptors -- short, standardized phrases printed on the back of game boxes that alert consumers to content elements that may be of interest or concern -- and new, bolder labels intended to draw consumer attention to those content descriptors. If this junk is of any interest, read more for details ...

Sony Plans 'Star Wars Galaxies' Add-on For 2004

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This much-anticipated first add-on for the Star Wars Galaxies series, scheduled for release in 2004, will introduce personal starships and starfighters, which can be used for interplanetary travel or space combat. The expansion also promises additional worlds, playable species, non-player characters, new creatures and more! "The staggered release schedule of the space component of the Star Wars Galaxies series will benefit players because they will have time to establish their characters and explore different elements of the core game before we add the space layer," says Rich Vogel, director of development at Sony Online Entertainment's Austin studio. "Once the space component becomes available, players who have been with us since the beginning will be ready to buy their own starships and launch into this new arena."

Thrustmaster Reveals New Line Of Sound Systems

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster announces the two latest entries in its multi-platform range of accessories: the 5.1 Sound System and 2.1 Sound System. More powerful than the previous speaker kits, these are fully compatible with all video game consoles – including Playstation 2, Xbox and GameCube – as well as with PC, DVD players, TV sets and VCRs. Read more for details and specifications ...

'R: Racing Evolution' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's new R: Racing Evolution is being created by the same team that developed the critically-acclaimed Ridge Racer and MotoGP franchises. The game will be available on all three console platforms and will ship in Q4 2003. Featuring licensed cars, 11 real-world and fantasy tracks, and 8 different race types. Some new screens raced in so read more to check them out!

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on June 26, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...