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'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 11:29 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!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Enter The Matrix (Infogrames)
  • Wolverine's Revenge 1 (Activision)
  • Wolverine's Revenge 2 (Activision)
  • Ryzom (Wanadoo)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Horizons' - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Horizons" takes place within the world of Istaria -- filled with cities and towns, castles and strongholds, villages and mystical structures, in environments ranging from tropical jungle and arctic tundra to windswept plains and mountainous wilderness. Whether adventuring by themselves or questing with a group of friends, players are free to choose their own path and encouraged to create their own stories. Fierce warriors, arcane spell casters and challenging combat will rule the frontier lands, but skilled craftspeople will play an absolutely critical role in overall character and world development. Yesterday we announced Atari picked up the game, today we got a fresh batch of screens.. Njoy!

'Splinter Cell' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all. When two CIA agents mysteriously vanish in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the NSA's secret sub agency, Third Echelon, deploys Sam Fisher-its most capable splinter cell operative-to recover them. Fisher soon uncovers a deeper conspiracy: a plot that threatens to destabilize the world order and spark nuclear conflict.

'Airport Tycoon 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 2 will allow players to oversee every aspect of building and operating a full-scale international airport. Players begin the game by choosing a site to build their airport from over 25 diverse locations across the globe. the demo offers player the ability to build a major Airport in Tokyo for 1 full game-year. It will provide players with 2 complete technology levels, allowing them to build various buildings, such as 3 unique terminals, various support and cargo structures, a fire-station, a 2000m runway and more (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. Sports Interactive has just released a patch for the retail version of their recently released Championship Manager 4. The 'Enhancement Pack 1' contains an massive amount of bug fixes, tweaks, additions etc. and according to SIGames does "not contain any database updates". Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Furious Karting' (Xbox) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warning! Helmets are NOT included. Atari today sent gamers on a wild ride with the release of "Furious Karting" available exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Paris-based Babylon Software, "Furious Karting" is an extreme go-kart racing game soaked in attitude and hard-wired with pure adrenaline.

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we had an updated Mistmare demo and now Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released an update to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.301 (thanks Bluesnews). They describe this as the "First version of the demo with improved keyboard controls" after yesterday's version (story) that added those now-improved controls. There's also a new version of the full demo for download, along with word to expect more updates going forward: "The movability is much better, you may (experience) some problems in Greece. We are still working on (path finding) files, so more (improvements) still to come." Read more for download links ..

'Shadow of the Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Sun is a story based first person action adventure game set in an alternate universe. The player takes the role of a once powerful vampire who has been incarcerated for hundreds of years by the Vampire council. Visited by a haunting vision of a beautiful woman pleading for help he must escape the confines of his prison and set out on a quest which will lead him on a path of love and revenge. Read more for details and screens ...