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'Championship Manager 4' - 'Gold' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. And remember, you're only as good as your last game. Sports Interactive has just released a playable demo which allows you to take control of your favourite English team for 6 months of action. Read more for details and links where to get it ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action/adventure game will ship for retail in August 2003. Developed by Genki under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics' Academy Award winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Ubi Soft China will also develop Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the GBA. In a related matter, HomeLAN has the word that there will be NO PC version, although it was originally planned.

'Strategy First' Launches Value Label 'Big City Games'

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First Inc., worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, announced today that it is launching a new games division, Big City Games, which will publish top quality value priced software in the North American market.

'Tube Slider' (NGC) - Release Date Set

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel, Ltd. today announced their release date for Tube Slider, a fast and furious racing game developed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. Tube Slider is developed by NDCUBE, creators of F-Zero: Maximum Overdrive for the Game Boy Advance, and will ship in April 2003. Read more for extra details ...

'Fallout : Brotherhood of Steel' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland. 6 new screens!

'GMX Media' Looking To Buy Publisher

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media has today announced it is on the lookout to acquire a European publishing company. The company plans to make one major acquisition but has also stressed that it has no intention to abandon its "cautious" expansion plan.

'Thorgal : Odin's Curse' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Braving all elements, men and gods, and baring all costs, Thorgal, Rosinski and Van Hamme's (XIII, Largo Winch...) famous Viking hero must return home immediately to dispel the evil that has fallen upon his family. A batch of new screens for the Adventure Games upcoming PS2/PC adventure game, read more to check them out!

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a nickname of a pretty unusual mercenary, who is dealing with supernatural. There are places on Earth where demons and other evil creatures have their nests: abandoned prisons, private castles, deep caves in the mountains... "Cleaning" those places is good money, and our hero needs a lot of it, since he loves living the life to its fullest. One day he gets what seems to be a pretty simple job: to retrieve a religious artifact from one of the nests. When after a furious battle he realizes he might have been tricked into the war between two competing clans of the undead, he tries to play his own cards.

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Line of Sight: Vietnam is N-Fusion's latest project to create a stealthy combat game set during the Vietnam War, which is proving to be an ever-more-popular setting for computer games.The game will be created by Deadly Dozen developers nFusion Interactive, and puts the player in the role of a U.S. Army Special Forces sniper operating in the dense jungles of Vietnam during the height of the U.S. involvement in the war. The online community was not very pleased with a certain exclusive demo last week, so we had a chat with Infogrames and here is the free, non-exclusive, non-key requiring, non-ezpad version (requires DirectX9). Read more for download links ...

'MoH:AA Spearhead' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Icculus has issued another updated dedicated Linux server for MoH: Allied Assault Spearhead, allowing Linux PCs to host multiplayer games for v2.15 of the World War II FPS expansion by EA. This is still in beta stage (v5) so not the final product and the developers encourage email support! There is no information on the fixes in this release and the distro does not include two auxiliary .pak files from beta 4, so you may still need that as well. Read more for details & download links ..