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'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The storyline follows the player through the major actions in the conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue. A cast of AI controlled characters accompanies the player through the missions, and he learns their value and mourns their loss as the war progresses. The game will support a cooperative mode that allows the player to experience the entire tour of duty with his friends, and various multiplayer modes allow the player to experience the war from the perspective of North Vietnamese Army or Viet Cong guerillas as well as US Forces. A batch of screens, some familiar looking, but all in high res. Check them out!

PC Review - 'Rise Of Nations'

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures.

'Space Colony' Mini Game 'Alien Horde' - Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following their recent chart success with the million selling Stronghold series on PC, London-based developer, Firefly Studios, have catapulted their creativity into the not-so-distant future announcing, Space Colony, due for release this Fall on PC. Space Colony is best described as a space-based People Sim meets a City Builder. The player manages and nurtures a group of dysfunctional space dwellers colonising the most unearthly corners of the galaxy. In the meantime FireFly has released a minigame "Alien Horde", a little arcade shooter in which you must "defend your planet against horde of nasty aliens". Read more for download links ...

America's Army 2x2 'Enter the Arena' Tournament

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena and Clan World Network are running an America's Army 2x2 "Enter the Arena" Tournament. Sign-ups start on June 4th and end on Saturday June 14th. There are no entry fees. Sign up now, right here! The first place prize will be two Microsoft XBOX systems. All America's Army teams and individuals are encouraged to register and participate in this free tournament. All tournament matches will be played at Ultimate Arena's game lobby either as free trial matches or for money using Ultimate Arena's platform that lets gamers create their own matches for cash prizes.

'Vietcong' - v1.2 Patch Coming Tomorow

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thanks to Unrealik for sending word that the official Vietcong website has a little notice announcing the upcoming patch for Take2's recently released Vietnam based FPS. This new multi-region patch updates and improves numerous features of the retail game, and is expected tomorrow. In the meantime, read more for a detailed fix list ...

'PlanetSide' - Producer Letter & Update Info

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online send word that a lot of great things are going on with PlanetSide and that they are very close to adding the first new features to the game, additional vehicles. Read more to check out the latest producer letter expressing our ongoing dedication to PlanetSide as well as descriptions of our first two new vehicles coming in the next few weeks.

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' - Beta Test Phase 2 Launched

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames Publishing, the publisher behind the highly anticipated, genre-busting title Savage: The Battle for Newerth, has launched the next phase of beta testing for the first-ever real-time-strategy-shooter (RTSS). This next phase will open the beta test up to an additional 2000 players – an amount that will double shortly thereafter at the third beta testing stage. Gamers can apply to take part in the beta test, sign up HERE.

'SSX 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Check out these new xbox screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Men Of Valor: Vietnam - E3 Trailer Part 2
  • Men Of Valor: Vietnam - E3 Trailer Part 3
  • Carve (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Nexuiz - Trailer
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - E3 Trailer
  • StarWolves - E3 Trailer
  • Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter - Behind The Scenes Trailer
  • BG: Dark Alliance 2 - Trailer #2


  • The Men Of Valor trailers were previously only available on Gamespot & IGN, but have now been made public, except for part 1 which had some copyrighted music and cant be made public (??). Read more for download links ...

'XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Check these new screens!