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'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. Take2 has released the first update patch (for the US version only) adressing some multiplayer issues and several other fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. The fighting in Galleon is fast, furious and full of hidden depth. Rhama can draw on a wide repertoire of stylish martial arts moves to dispatch enemies with. We'll be discussing this aspect more in the future. Read more to check a new batch of screen-shots that feature Rhama showing off.... as usual ...

'Digital Bros' Manage Online Services For 'Horizons'

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has signed an exclusive agreement with Digital Bros, a digital entertainment group from Milan, Italy, to acquire the European online hosting rights for Horizons: Empire of Istaria, the next-generation 3D online epic adventure; the most anticipated online game among European players. Scheduled for North American release in Fall 2003, Horizons will also be distributed by Atari in Europe.

'Enter the Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . Earlier today there was a batch of PS2 screens released, read more to check them out ...

'Sega GT Online' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that "Sega GT Online" is in development exclusively for the Xbox. Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox Live, "Sega GT Online" will allow up to six gamers to put their cars - and their skills - to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around the country.

'Conflict: Desert Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm lets you take charge of the best known and most feared special operations forces in the world: the elite British SAS or the US Delta Force squads. You're the best trained, best equipped and best organised Special Forces in the world. The area that has been assigned to you is yours for the taking. Seek, locate and destroy enemy targets and personnel. Create havoc and confusion throughout the enemy's lines of communication and supply. What lies before you is an opportunity in a soldier's lifetime. Take your equipment, take your training and use it well.

'Age of Mythology' - Free Campaign Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Golden Gift, a new official Age of Mythology campaign produced by Ensemble Studios, follows the adventures of Brokk and Eitri, two dwarven brothers featured in the original Age of Mythology Fall of the Trident campaign. This four-scenario campaign follows the brothers' first encounter with the god Loki and features all-new voice acting by the original actors (thanks Voodoo). Read more for details, screens and download links ...

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Additional Maps

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced the four fan-favorite maps from the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon that will be included in the upcoming campaign disk Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder. Fans of the original title voted for these maps and the results are now revealed being, the Embassy, Battlefield, Castle and Wilderness maps. Gamers who purchase the campaign disk will have future access to exclusive downloadable content featuring new missions and maps from Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (PC) and popular maps from Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (PC). Read more for details

'Command & Destroy Advance' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command & Destroy Advance is our new game designed expecially for Gameboy Advance. All Gameboy fans watch out! Cypron Studios are making a pure real-time strategy for you unlike anything there was on Gameboy Advance before! Command & Destroy Advance is going to come in summer 2003.. Read more for details ...

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:09 a.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 3 new screens, read more to check them out...