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'Splinter Cell' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all. When two CIA agents mysteriously vanish in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the NSA's secret sub agency, Third Echelon, deploys Sam Fisher-its most capable splinter cell operative-to recover them. Fisher soon uncovers a deeper conspiracy: a plot that threatens to destabilize the world order and spark nuclear conflict.

'Airport Tycoon 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 2 will allow players to oversee every aspect of building and operating a full-scale international airport. Players begin the game by choosing a site to build their airport from over 25 diverse locations across the globe. the demo offers player the ability to build a major Airport in Tokyo for 1 full game-year. It will provide players with 2 complete technology levels, allowing them to build various buildings, such as 3 unique terminals, various support and cargo structures, a fire-station, a 2000m runway and more (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 1:02 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. Sports Interactive has just released a patch for the retail version of their recently released Championship Manager 4. The 'Enhancement Pack 1' contains an massive amount of bug fixes, tweaks, additions etc. and according to SIGames does "not contain any database updates". Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Furious Karting' (Xbox) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warning! Helmets are NOT included. Atari today sent gamers on a wild ride with the release of "Furious Karting" available exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Paris-based Babylon Software, "Furious Karting" is an extreme go-kart racing game soaked in attitude and hard-wired with pure adrenaline.

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we had an updated Mistmare demo and now Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released an update to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.301 (thanks Bluesnews). They describe this as the "First version of the demo with improved keyboard controls" after yesterday's version (story) that added those now-improved controls. There's also a new version of the full demo for download, along with word to expect more updates going forward: "The movability is much better, you may (experience) some problems in Greece. We are still working on (path finding) files, so more (improvements) still to come." Read more for download links ..

'Shadow of the Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Sun is a story based first person action adventure game set in an alternate universe. The player takes the role of a once powerful vampire who has been incarcerated for hundreds of years by the Vampire council. Visited by a haunting vision of a beautiful woman pleading for help he must escape the confines of his prison and set out on a quest which will lead him on a path of love and revenge. Read more for details and screens ...

'Dead Man's Hand' (Xbox) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing all of the drama and fast-paced action of the Old West exclusively to the Xbox this Fall with Dead Man's Hand, a first person shooter chock full of gun fights and dripping in frontier lore. In development by Human Head studios, the creators of Rune, Dead Man's Hand uses the latest Unreal technology from Epic Games to provide amazing graphical performance, non-stop action and enhanced multiplayer capabilities through Xbox Live!

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to take the Commandos on their most deadly mission yet as you venture deeper into enemy territory in the upcoming Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin is the third instalment in Pyro's legendary tactical strategy series, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. The game will be released on PC in summer 2003. Read more for features & screens

Sega Europe Announces Publishing Division - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega Europe Ltd, today confirmed that it is in the process of instigating its own publishing operation to bring to market videogames for all viable gaming platforms. Sega Europe will be building up areas to look after all elements of sales, marketing and PR, to join its pre-existing development infrastructure, with the aim of maximising the sales potential of its popular gaming brands across all PAL-based territories. Previously, Sega Europe had a number of agreements with third-party publishers to bring SEGA-developed titles to market across these territories.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News