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'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As expected, the multiplayer beta test for Innerloop and Codemasters' upcoming first person shooter IGI 2: Covert Strike has been released, allowing people to try out the team based multiplayer mode on one map from the full version. As IGI 2: Covert Strike reaches its final stages of development, this public Multiplayer Beta Test provides gamers with an early taste of what to expect from the game’s multiplayer maps. The multiplayer gameplay is set to be a major highpoint in the game. Codemasters’ recent, closed Beta Test was a massive success and attracted over 30,000 players, double the number anticipated. Read more for links where to download the demo ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Launch your attack – swiftly and decisively! Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy's advance with strategic tank and air assaults, and maintain your offensive momentum. You can prove your tactical skills by triumphing in the various historical campaigns from around the world during WWII. Command German, Soviet or Allied troops who if commanded well, will gain experience and fight more effectively over the course of the war. Nine new screens just arrived from the battlefield ..

Grom - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's 1942, and the Nazis are searching for the Lost City, which is believed to be the location of the twelve mysterious weapons of King Arjuna - any one of which is capable of destroying entire nations. But there's one man who causes the expedition to run into difficulties, successfully thwarting the Nazis' plans of world domination. His name is Grom, Colonel Grom... and he has an old score to settle. Check out the new batch of screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercedes-Benz World Racing, a 3D Racing-Simulation with high quality, mission-based elements, is the first game ever to feature a line-up of current Mercedes-Benz cars, plus selected classic and vintage models. Players start out as a rookie racer struggling to climb the ladder to the top of the racing circuit. After the completion of each mission, drivers can unlock new and vintage Mercedes-Benz cars, as well as new car interiors and racetracks in this exhilarating 3D racing game. A batch of new screens ...

'The Thing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer Artworks has just released a new patch for their third-person horror action game The Thing (European version only!). This update brings your retail copy to v1.2 and just like the previous German version it adds a mouse-look option to the game, accessible from the Options->Advanced Controls menu (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Praetorians - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. The quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of troops, all with special skills and individual strengths and various war machines. A few weeks ago there was a leaked (and therefor pulled) demo, this is now the official demo. Read more for details and links where to grab this beauty...

'Shadowbane' - Ship Date & New Web Site Launch

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today launched two new web sites for Shadowbane, the highly anticipated massively multi-player online (MMO) game. Shadowbane is being developed by Austin, Texas-based Wolfpack Studios, and offers a ground breaking approach to MMO gaming that allows players to permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game.

'C&C : Renegade' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has just released a new update patch and an update dedicated server for their fast-paced 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Fight it out on the ground, among the structures, vehicles and weapons made famous in the original C&C. Only a few minor tweaks and fixes, read more for details and download links..

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandits: Phoenix Rising is a Mad Max-style action game for the PC, immersing gamers in a desert world of battle cars and desperadoes. In BANDITS, players control a cannon-mounted combat car blasting a multitude of enemies and cargo trucks while defending their gang and seeking glory. Gamers will encounter more than 22 missions in a variety of terrains ranging from car duels, train robberies and storming of trade outposts to battling it out with hordes of heavily armed enemies. Bandits is finally getting distributed by TriSinergy in North America, expect it Q1 2003. Check out our 10 new screens ...