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'Shanghai Dragon' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shanghai Dragon is a first-person arcade rail-shooter by Chinese company E-Pie Entertainment (already released in China). They have released a playable demo letting you try out the first two missions from the full game. The new demo has a new optional setting in it for turning down the blood factor a bit when enemies get shot. Read more for download links ...

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 1429, Joan of Arc inspired her faltering country to take up arms against occupying English troops. Joan of Arc will allow players to experience this epic period and some of the most intense battles fought in medieval Europe. In the game, players transform from a single warrior into a forceful military leader as they develop and master the art of chivalry and tactical warfare. In addition to action elements, Joan of Arc requires that individuals play strategically to successfully advance through the game.

'Fair Strike' Heading For Germany and France - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka Entertainment is pleased to announce a double deal with PointSoft Interactive, a well-known publisher and distributor of leisure software in France, Germany and Spain, for Fair Strike - a helicopter action/simulation. Fair Strike will be localized and distributed in France and Germany by French and German divisions of the company. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Sphinx Renamed Again To 'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Due to the popularity of the Mummy and his importance to the story of Sphinx, we decided to add his name to the title of the game," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "The new title, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, focuses the attention on the stars of the upcoming Eurocom-developed title, and is an example of THQ understanding its audience and honing its marketing/creative efforts in order to 'hit the mark' with consumers."

'Outlaw Golf' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today the best selling Xbox game "Outlaw Golf," will be coming to PCs this fall complete with strippers, a biker chick and the most advanced golf gaming engine ever made. OUTLAW GOLF is a hardcore golf game with a humorous side that takes gamers to three different courses where you'd never find PGA members. Expect "Outlaw Golf" to arrive on PCs this September.

'Street Legal Racing: Redline' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put it all on the line in the high stakes world of illegal street racing. Where nothin' matters but the speed! Street Legal Racing puts you in the driver's seat to race the hottest cars on the road! Trick 'em, tune 'em and hit the streets - searching for the ultimate drag. Earn money for upgrades to your car or race for respect and rule the streets. Whatever your motive - just be sure you are up to the challenge!

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, players battle their way through the war-torn land of Ogriss, a world ruled by goblins. Spawned by the mighty wizard Fraziel, the goblins have fallen under a corrupt influence that now threatens the balance of power. Advancing through dark subterranean caves, lush woodland cities and towering storm-swept castles; the player wages war with an army of specialized goblin warriors and fearsome monsters to prevent the ultimate destruction of Ogriss. Read more to check out some screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Cold Zero: The Last Stand' - Screens

by Rainier on July 20, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this action thriller, players take on the role of John McAffrey, an unpredictable and vicious man who has turned to a life of violence after being blackmailed by the Italian Mafia. Players must complete -- and survive -- 16 terrifying missions around the globe in an underworld where grisly death and sadistic thugs lurk around every corner. In this world of double-crossing and deception, players can choose from 100 different weapons, various camouflages, and stealth or all-out action to complete their missions. Read more for some new screens ...

'NASCAR Thunder 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on July 20, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR Thunder 2004 puts gamers behind the wheel in a world where grudges and alliances mean the difference between the victory lane and disaster. Players no longer just race on a track, they're racing a pack of 42 real-world stars who think for themselves, remember your every move, and aren't afraid to pay you back. Revenge may be around the corner or at the next race, as players scream through 23 authentic tracks or hone their road racing skills on 11 fantasy tracks. The key to success is building alliances that carry from race to race and season to season in an improved career mode that challenges gamers to manage sponsors, teams, garages, and crews while building a 20-year racing legacy.