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'King Of Route 66' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenging gamers to "haul ass" across the U.S. in their own nitro-powered 18-wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate white-knuckled road trip from Illinois to California. Players must square off against the evil Tornado Corporation and their army of goons on a quest to become the King of the Road and win the hearts of the seductive Queens of Route 66. Today we have a few new screens, some character art and a wallpaper...

'American Conquest' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has just announced that American Conquest, due for release on February 14th, 2003 has gone gold! American Conquest portrays 300 years of historical conflict in North America. From the moment Columbus arrived in Newfoundland to 1492 to the War and Declaration of Independence in 1776, this game covers it all. Up to 32,000 units – a gaming record – can take part in each battle, resulting in some of the most sophisticated and epic depictions of war ever seen in a computer game. The game is unique as an educational tool as well as a great strategy game: it utilizes historically accurate weapons and strategies of the period at hand, which evolve throughout the game.

'Shadowbane' Reveals New Siege Warfare System - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Official Shadowbane Web site just released details about their new Siege Warfare system currently being tested inside the beta. The new city sieging system has been dramatically streamlined to be more inline with a number of developer Wolfpack Studios original design goals. These goals were to enhance the ability of attacking armies to cripple neighboring states through the use of economic pressure, extending the time of a siege to minimize late night raids, and making the overall system more intuitive and easier to manage.

'Spellforce : The Order of Dawn' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Spellforce – The Order of Dawn", the latest game by Volker Wertich, inventor of the successful "Settlers" series, is an exquisite combination of well-known RTS elements and the best features of roleplaying and tactical games. Today JoWood released some new screens as well as a beautiful 3min trailer (in quite large divx format) showing off some in game action.

'Batman : Dark Tomorrow' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In "Dark Tomorrow" Batman must use all of his skills, both mental and physical, as well as a variety of gadgets, to defeat some of his most infamous adversaries, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and many others. In addition, he must infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue Police Commissioner James Gordon. During this time, Batman has to piece together clues to discover the mastermind behind these seemingly unrelated events and stop an evil plan that threatens the fate of the entire world! Today we serve up some new screenshots from the Xbox version. Njoy!

'Drift: When Worlds Collide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just saw on Gamershell that Redward Studios has released a demo for their space simulation game "Drift: When Worlds Collide". The demo supports most 3D accelerators, and features "real-time lightning, real-time 3D explosion, real-time calculated collision detection, and more." Read more for download links ...

'NBA Street Vol. 2' (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA STREET Vol. 2 lets players bring their act to the street show and face off against the greatest basketball players of all-time on blacktop courts throughout North America. First team to "21" wins, but in NBA STREET Vol. 2, style and attitude are as important as putting the ball in the basket. Currently under development, NBA STREET Vol. 2 will be available this spring for the PlayStation2, the GameCube and Xbox. Today we scored a buttload of screens for each platform, read more and check them out!

'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havok' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You know Rayman, you know Globox and Murfy, and you've met the Hoodlums -- now get ready for the Knaaren, possibly Rayman's most imposing enemy to date. Not the kind of guys you want to encounter in a dark alley (or anywhere else for that matter), the Knaaren growl violent mantras as they systematically crush anything in their path. To succeed in his world-saving mission, Rayman will have to win their allegiance using both brains and brawn -- no easy feat. Oh, the Knaaren also have a bit of a gong fetish. Yeah, gongs. Go figure.

Apex (Xbox) - Web Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategic thinking and intense racing come together in APEX­ the most graphically stunning and sophisticated racing title for the Xbox. APEX immerses players in the glamorous, yet fierce, world of advanced car design and racing. After inheriting a small production garage, players immediately begin designing, building and racing their very own custom roadsters, sportscars, supercars and dreamcars.

'Freedom Force' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Irrational Games has just released a new patch for their tactical RPG 'Freedom Force'. Freedom Force version 1.2 contains fixes for minor bugs and game tuning issues, as well as Surround Gaming support for the Matrox Parhelia. Read more for details and download links ..