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by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PC/Xbox) - Complete E3 Trailer

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle. This is the full E3 demo, all 14+ minutes of it so it's HUGE!

'Postal 2' Shares Its Love In New Hip-Hop Video

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Shock and awe” videogame developer Running With Scissors is proud to announce that game footage from their medley of malice POSTAL 2, is in the new Black Eyed Peas hip-hop video, “Where’s the Love.” The socially wrenching, thought-provoking video from the Canadian group also features Justin Timberlake (who co-wrote the track) of ’NSYNC fame. The video, from the Peas’ latest album, Elephunk, was released on June 24 to rave reviews.

'Train Collection' Steams Into Stores

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First Inc. announced today that the Train Collection has shipped to stores nationwide. “The Train Collection gives train buffs the best of all worlds,” explains Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. “You have a real-time strategy game, a railroad simulator and an add-on all in one box. It is the perfect package for a train enthusiast.”

'XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Check these new screens & action-packed trailer!!

'Hearts of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First & Paradox Plaza have released yet another patch for their WWII-based strategy war title Hearts of Iron, bringing your retail copy to v1.05. Even more gameplay tweaks, AI fixes and general improvements to the game! Read more for detailed fix list and download links for all localized versions ...

'Call Of Duty' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players assume the role of different characters from multiple sides of the Allied forces and experience the bonding and brutality of war as they fight alongside their squad mates through a variety of missions, including battlefield assaults, search and rescue, stealth, sabotage, vehicle chases and tank battles. Heeding the call of duty, gamers step into the boots of a U.S. paratrooper, a British commando and a Russian infantryman as they take on the Nazi War machine through pivotal World War II battles and authentic military campaigns. Read more for some new screens.

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' - Official Launch Date

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced an official release date of August 25, 2003 for the highly anticipated PC game Savage: The Battle for Newerth. The game received unanimous praise from attendees at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo for its innovative gameplay and seamless melding of first-person action with real-time-strategy. Savage is currently in the second phase of beta testing and is expected to move to an open beta towards the end of July.

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) - Music Video Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hollywood Records and Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today the Companies have teamed to produce the first music video for the rock band Diffuser. The video for "Get It On" stars Xbox videogame characters 'Summer' and 'Ice Trey' who are known for their antics in "Outlaw Golf" and "Outlaw Volleyball." Directed by music video veteran Benno Nelson, "Get It On" will feature live action and in-game scenes of Summer and Ice Trey on the beach in Santa Monica. Read more for download links ...