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'Spartan' Announced

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over 2000 years ago there was a city called Sparta. The city had only two purposes – to train for war and to fight the wars she trained for. Over time Sparta became renowned for having the strongest, fastest, bravest and most deadly fighters in the known world. They were the Spartaites and were feared by all. With these warriors Sparta carved out an Empire for itself –‘Lakedaimon’. However, it was soon to find that its reign was not to be unopposed and other great cities were rising to the fore; Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Macedonia and not to forget the threat from the east – the massive Persian Empire. Can you unite Greece in time to defy the Great King and his mighty Persian Empire?

Gaming 'Talent Agency' Launches New Website

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Egomaniacs launches its new funky site today in preparation for ECTS/GDC Europe. With their unique and professional approach to talent management, coupled with several new and exciting projects, the ego agents look set to continue their meteoric rise. Their business model is simple: they act as Agents for the creative talent in the video games industry. Egomaniacs represent their clients in the same way a sports agent would represent a sports star. "We personally know all the people we represent, giving us a more in depth understanding of their ambitions, skill and personality," said Elliot Hill, co-founder. "It is only in this way that we can offer them true representation. We are always on the prowl." With reference to their continual search for exceptional talent, if you would like to chat to the ego agents then visit their site at www.egomaniacs.biz

'Joint Operations' Coming Q1 2004

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. today announced their plans to hit a new street date of first quarter 2004 for the brand new multiplayer based PC title Joint Operations. "Joint Operations will be NovaLogic's first pan-European release" commented Paul Rebhan, Managing Director of NovaLogic Ltd. "We're looking forward to offering European gamers - the most compelling experience of the modern battlefield ever seen." Set in Indonesia in the near future, Joint Operations takes the player to a country on the verge of disintegration. Regional independence movements have acquired advanced weaponry as the nation's military splits into competing factions. Escalating violence threatens innocent civilians and Western economic interests. Joint Operations will ship during Q1 2004 on PC.

PS2 Review - 'SX Superstar'

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Step into the world of SX Superstar, an ultra-realistic trip into the essence of supercross, chock full of smokin’ arcade-racing action that will release the rock star within. Take your rider from the poorhouse to the penthouse in the only supercross title that focuses on the lifestyle aspect of professional supercross. Pull huge air and squash the comp for a big win, then line your pockets with cold, hard cash. Rake in enough bucks and start living the good life with better bikes, bigger houses and of course, hotter chicks! It’s like your life, only better! All of this sounds very promising, so read on to find out whether it actually succeeds ...

'Dead or Alive: Online' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo's Team Ninja has always released the Dead or Alive games on the most advanced hardware platforms available at the time the game is made. As a result of this, Dead or Alive 1,2, and 3 have all been released on different platforms. This fall, gamers will have the chance to experience the entire history of the DOA series for the first time on a single console. Tecmo's esteemed internal development group, "Team Ninja" and Microsoft's Xbox will be teaming up to bring the beloved classics Dead or Alive 1 and Dead or Alive 2 to the Xbox in Dead or Alive Online. The new anthology will bring 3D fighting to the masses with full Xbox Live capabilities.

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Screens

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Squad Assault: West Front, you command troops in both the Allied and German Armies of the West Front of World War II in an immersive full 3-D continuous time environment. Squad Assault: West Front features detailed models for all the major armies that fought in France in 1944, including American, German, British, Canadian, and Free French. For those who prefer traditional turn-oriented play, a user defined auto-pause feature for order entry and battlefield assessment allows for a more thoughtful game. A 2D overhead map view with order entry is also available for those who prefer to see the battle from above. Check the new batch of screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activiate Screens Gallery

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision held its yearly Activiate press event in the UK and all the way from oversead we have fresh new visual material. We have screens from Activision's following/upcoming titles :

  • Pitfall Harry
  • Call Of Duty
  • Empire: Dawn Of The Modern World
  • Spider Man 2
  • Shrek 2
  • Rome: Total War
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
  • True Crime: Streets Of LA
  • Tony Hawk Underground
  • Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure

'Natural Selection 2.0' - Dedicated Server Files Available NOW

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Natural Selection 2.0 Dedicated Linux and Windows Server Files have been released Please keep in mind that these files are only for server operators and cannot be used to play the game. This package contains the win32 and linux files. Read more for download links ...

Half-Life 2 - 'Tunnels' Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another HL2 trailer. Valve unleashed the fifth Half-Life 2 video showing off more gameplay footage from this upcoming FPS. As usual is it a self-running Bink formatted video showing off tunnels. This footage was part of the the original E3 trailer, just in high resolution. Read more for download links ...