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'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 4 new screens, read more to check them out...

'Karnaaj Rally' (GBA) - Online Tournament

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paragon Five announced a worldwide contest in search of the best Karnaaj Rally racer in an online contest called 'the Karnaaj Rally Showdown'. The contest runs through August 1st on the official Karnaaj Rally Showdown website. Racing fans, gaming die hards, and "Karnaaj Krazies" will get a chance to win a free GBA SP compliments of Paragon Five. Read more for details ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters plans to release an IGI 2 version 1.2 upgrade on Friday. Improvements range from bug fixes to better frame rates on high-end systems. Codemasters will also release a new map editor that allows players to create their own levels and a new dedicated server pack that includes a Linux compatible server (thanks Avault).

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Web Site Launched

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that the official Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil web site has been launched, with info, screenshots (previously posted locally right here) and a movie (local mirror) from the upcoming D&D RPG from Trokia and Atari. Go check out the website!

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the sci-fi action shooter Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter is shipping to retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Mace Griffin will also be available for Windows PC and for Nintendo GameCube in early September.

'Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set' (previously known just as "Sphinx") is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to check out the 60+ new screens ...

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more to check out 60+ new screens.

'Alter Echo' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, a reluctant hero with the ability to alter time and morph his PolySuit between three unique combat forms. Nevin must fight for survival against an entire planet that has gone mad--the actual surface of the planet is alive, and uses its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy, ensuring relentless action.

'Nosferatu' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nosferatu is a modern word derived from the Old Slavonic word *nosufur-atu, borrowed from the greek nosophoros, a plague carrier. Nosferatu - The Wrath of Malachi crosses the brooding, creepy and scary atmosphere of the successful survival horror genre (Resident Evil and Silent Hill), with "traditional" first person shooter action, making the game cross genre of FPS and survival horror. Nosferatu is shocking fear, violent action and entertaining FPS game play.

'Starsky and Hutch' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released the first patch for their just released arcade racing game, Starsky and Hutch. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.31 but no details as to what this actually fixes/upgrades are available at this point. Read more for download links ...