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'Silent Storm' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. A new trailer got released, read more for download links ...

'Vietcong' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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. Take 2 has sent out an interview with Pterodon Development's Project Leader Jarek Kolar. Read more to check it out!

'ESPionage' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPionage challenges players to use their most powerful weapon -- their mind -- as they try to master the first action/stealth game to integrate traditional weapons combat with extensive Psi (psychic) mind powers. Combatting a terrorist movement set to overthrow world order, Nick Geller, an elite American Psi-Operative, fights using telekinesis (lifting and throwing objects), pyrokinesis (controlling fire), remote viewing (going "out-of-body" to plan attacks), mind drain (draining Psi energy from enemies), aura view ("seeing" elements that aren't visible in the real world) and mind control (taking control of enemies) to fight against an army of programmed, psychic terrorist super soldiers that will stop at nothing to reach their goal.

'Red Faction II' (ALL) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that its critically acclaimed action game, "Red Faction II" has shipped for Nintendo Gamecube, the Xbox and PC. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, "Red Faction II" expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with blistering action, an engaging storyline, highly detailed graphics and a number of multi-player options.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Some new screens taken from our beta build!

'RTX Red Rock' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. In RTX Red Rock players immerse themselves into the role of Wheeler, who engages in fierce tactical combat, investigates mysterious, foreboding environments, and solves challenging puzzles to reclaim the Red Rock colony on Mars. Check this new batch of new screens!

'WWE Wrestlemania XIX' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The World Wrestling Entertainment license is based on the popular cable series that features WWE Superstars as they compete each week in their quest for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship. This year’s World Wrestling Entertainment videogame line features several highly anticipated titles that include sequels to established franchises as well as original brand extensions. World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $270 million in the US since 1999. 'WWE Wrestlemania XIX' is expected Fall 2003, read more to check out the screens ...

'Chessmaster 9000' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring challenging gameplay, 2 CD's worth of unrivalled personal instruction and chess resource material to elevate your game, Chessmaster 9000 is a teacher, mentor and ultimate opponent providing countless hours of interactive competition and fun. UbiSoft released a new patch for their chess game adding several fixes and game tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. NovaLogic has released the first patch for Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, upgrading their new special forces tactical FPS to version 1.1.0. This release provides fixes for three single-player and three multi-player bugs, including some issues with claymore mines (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...