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'Homeworld 2' - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that, in conjunction with Relic Entertainment, it will release a sneak-peak to Homeworld(r)2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game, tomorrow. The demo will include looks at both the single- and multi-player campaigns of Homeworld 2, including the tutorial mission, two single-player missions, and two multiplayer missions, which will be playable over both LAN and the GameSpy network.

'ESPN NFL Football' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced that the highly anticipated ESPN NFL Football has shipped to major video game retailers across North America. The long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed "NFL 2K" series, ESPN NFL Football represents the highest standard of both football realism and video game entertainment. ESPN NFL Football and other ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts, SEGA's sports studio.

'Jagged Alliance' Add-on & New 'Disciples' Title Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive announced today the signing of an agreement with Strategy First naming Hip's Publishing Division as the principal North American vendor for approximately twenty PC titles over the next thirteen months. Nine titles will be released before Christmas 2003, including the much-anticipated sequel to Etherlords, a stand-alone add-on for the popular Jagged Alliance series, and a new title in the award-winning Disciples series. Now that the cat is out of the bag Strategy First will most likely rush out the official announcements soon ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Commandos 3 - Sniper Trailer
  • Restricted Area - Trailer
  • Sega GT Online - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Syberia 2' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

French developer Microids has announced that the sequel to last year's awards winning adventure game Syberia II is being delayed. Originally scheduled for release this coming fall it is now being pushed back to Q1 2004. Reason for the delay is to give Syberia mastermind Benoit Sokal and his team extra/sufficient time to deliver the best product possible. Read more for details ...

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. A few new screens just infiltrated our offices ...

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World represents the only truly global RTS where players control unique civilizations across a timeline that spans from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Gamers lead their nation's economic growth and military campaigns in their effort to dominate the world. Each civilization has its own historically accurate units and abilities to be used as players command battles over land, sea and air. From a cavalry charge to a surprise air strike, gamers will know what it truly means to rule one of the world's greatest empires.

'Shadowbane' - New Strategic World Map Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new world is coming to Shadowbane! The Shadowbane Team is proud to announce its plans to unveil a completely new and unique world to the players of Aerynth in the weeks to come. The Shadowbane world building team has been hard at work on a brand new map that will enhance both the strategic elements of guild warfare and more closely reflect the lore of the game. While several details of the new world have not yet been finalized, there are many design elements to this new world, read more to find out ...

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) Coming To Europe In November

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape today announced the release of Arx Fatalis, a first-person RPG, due to be published by DreamCatcher Games for the Xbox in November. Widely-acclaimed by the gaming press for its hugely successful outing on the PC, Arx Fatalis is now console-exclusive on Xbox, combining an intriguing story, huge environment and user-friendly interface.

'No Mans Land' Germany/UK Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

September 26, 2003, will definitely mark the German release of the new and much awaited 3D real time strategy game No Man’s Land from the Karlsruhe Publisher CDV Software Entertainment AG. Small change-overs in the logistics of individual trade partners led to the one week delay. In Great Britain, however, the game will be appearing earlier than expected. Parallel to the German release, No Man’s Land will also bedazzle the strategists in the UK, the US release is planned for October 10, 2003. Read more for some new screens ...