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'Uplink : Hacker Elite' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.

Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns & Ahriman's Gift - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First/Timegate Studios have released new patches for both Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, updating both TimeGate Studios' RTS game and its prequel to v1.3.7. The patches apply to the US/UK/French/German Retail versions of each respective game, offering a couple of tweaks and fixes (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Acclaim's 'All-Star Baseball 2004' (PS/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stepping up to the plate with the power of 2002's #1 selling baseball video game franchise, Acclaim Sports a division of Acclaim today announced that its eagerly anticipated All-Star Baseball 2004 Featuring Derek Jeter will be available in stores nationwide this weekend. Developed by Acclaim's award-winning Austin studio, All-Star Baseball 2004 combines the best of simulation and arcade-style game play to deliver the deepest and most realistic interactive baseball experience. All-Star Baseball 2004 offers more than 80 new features, including for the-first-time-ever, online downloadable rosters, the official Negro Leagues license and selectable Spanish play-by-play in-game announcing.

'IndyCar Series' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's not just driving – it's blisteringly fast, nerve-shatteringly intense, pure professional racing and unlike any motorsport video game before. This is IndyCar Series, the official video game of the gruelling US open-wheel championship, due spring 2003 for PS2, Xbox and PC from Codemasters.. Behold the first screenshots of all-American racing Codies-style. 14 of the very first PS2 screens ...

Adventure Company Ships 'Post Mortem' In U.S.

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it has shipped Post Mortem in the United States. Set in 1920s Paris, the game challenges gamers to solve a chilling mystery. Read more for game details, and if you havent yet, check our Post Mortem preview here...

'X-Men2: Wolverine's Revenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an original storyline written exclusively for Activision by comics' industry legend Larry Hama, and featuring the voices of Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart, X-Men2 : Wolverine's Revenge allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, everyone's favorite X-Men tough guy. In the game, Wolverine faces a race against time to find an antidote to the viral time bomb that's just been discovered in his system. Check out the new batch of screens ...

'Lost Kingdoms II' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG for the GameCube, Lost Kingdoms II takes the immersive Real Time Action/RPG gaming experience to the next level with an expanded game world, new cards and exciting perils to face. Set 200 years after the events of the original Lost Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Argwyll is on the brink of destruction. All hope lies in the hands of a new heroine Tara. Abandoned as a child and raised by a gang of thieves, Tara must use the force of her magical Runestone and summon Guardian Creatures to battle the invading evil force, uncover its terrible origins and save the kingdom. Read more for the first few screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Screens Gallery

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land... Blizzard has updated their website so we mirror'd the new screens for you to enjoy

New Polish Publisher 'City Interactive'

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Poland's winter freeze hit world headlines with a low of minus 29C, things have certainly been hotting up on the country's gaming front. The cream of Poland's development community have joined forces to form a new Warsaw-based publishing and development house that promises a strong line-up of quality titles for 2003 and is on the lookout for distribution partners.

'The Hobbit' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning.