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'Motor Trend Presents : Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lotus Challenge is truly the most complete racing game to date. By mixing different gaming styles, camera angles, story lines and even a hint of role playing, players can choose multiple paths through the game. Five huge modes offer players a complete tour of the world of Lotus. Stunt mode takes you to the set of a Hollywood blockbuster run by a hotshot director who gives you the play-by-play of the scene he wants you to execute. A multi-player option is available for those who want to challenge others through a championship or single race. Upon winning specific challenges, hidden tracks and cars are unlocked, so if you have already won a race you can go back and test your skills in a faster car.

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As an all-powerful Pirate King, players must manage a seventeenth century band of buccaneers in "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove." To attract the most frightening of history's sea-faring bad boys, Pirate Kings must keep their charges brave and well-supplied between voyages. The island's "yo-ho-ho's" must stay at a feverish pitch in order to keep the King and his buccaneers satisfied with drinking, wenching, gambling, feasting, and the best in pirate accommodations. Chekc out these 6 new screens ...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ancient grudge and new mutiny bring an end to the four hundred year reign of the Han dynasty. The once noble empire of China crumbles into three warring states. In this latest installment of the Dynasty Warriors saga, honor and loyalty in the face of adversity serve as game’s theme. Obligations to lords and allies guide these ancient warriors across the battlefields of Ancient China. Dynasty Warriors 4 uses the most advanced melee-fighting engine to deliver the next evolution of tactical action. Experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. New features not only add more depth to the legend of the Three Kingdoms but also to the individual characters and the dramatic events surrounding

'Post Mortem' - Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company is pleased to announce the Post Mortem has Gone Gold in the U.S. This chilling tale from the makers of Syberia will hit the shelves February 28, 2003. If you havn't yet, check our Post Mortem preview to get a taste of it!

'Battlefield 1942' - v1.3 Dedicated Linux Server

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the update patch there is now a new v1.3 of the dedicated Linux server for Battlefield 1942 available. The new version adds a couple of query functions, squashes some bugs, and incorporates new optimizations to make for a "smaller and faster" binary. Read more for details and download links ...

'Age of Mythology' - Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 2:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Age of Mythology Website mentions that a new AoM v1.04 update patch is now available via the auto-update utility in Ensemble's real-time strategy game. The update fixes a network problem, addresses an exploit that worked around the firing delay on ranged units, and also fixes a scenario editor trigger corruption bug introduced in version 1.03. Word is: "Any scenarios saved using version 1.03 that contain 'Set Tech Status' triggers may have had some of their parameters cleared and will have to be manually repaired." (thanks Blues)

'Battlecruiser Generations' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlecruiser Generations is the fourth title in the acclaimed Battlecruiser series. Previously positioned as add-ons (XP) to Battlecruiser Millennium, the substantial enhancements to the game and its engines coupled with the need for a worldwide release, brought about the product change and with a renewed focus. Taking off where Battlecruiser Millennium left off, the game features a dramatic new graphic engine, advanced A.I.., and numerous gameplay enhancements. The game ships in August 2003. For BC gamers, its all good. The nice folks at 3000AD send us a fresh batch of new screens!

'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Another batch of screens for you to enjoy!

'Drome Racers' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Drome Racers is a multi-terrain racing experience that will leave young speedsters breathless. Players take on the role of Max Axel who has trained intensely for the challenging Drome Championship and wants to take home the trophy. Getting behind the wheel of high-tech cars based on the 2002 LEGO Racers construction toy range, players must face tough Multi-Challenge Races (MCR's). Each race is a seamless set of stages, mixing tracks with realistically stunning city, mountain and canyon environments.

'Tak And The Power Of JuJu' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer. Interstellar P.I.G. blends strategy, adventure and action game play into a truly addictive game of epic proportions. Set across multiple distinct, beautifully rendered 3D worlds, players must use their wits and battle skills to capture the P.I.G. chip and survive encounters with exotic and determined alien opponents.