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'Age of Mythology' - Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 2:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Age of Mythology Website mentions that a new AoM v1.04 update patch is now available via the auto-update utility in Ensemble's real-time strategy game. The update fixes a network problem, addresses an exploit that worked around the firing delay on ranged units, and also fixes a scenario editor trigger corruption bug introduced in version 1.03. Word is: "Any scenarios saved using version 1.03 that contain 'Set Tech Status' triggers may have had some of their parameters cleared and will have to be manually repaired." (thanks Blues)

'Battlecruiser Generations' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlecruiser Generations is the fourth title in the acclaimed Battlecruiser series. Previously positioned as add-ons (XP) to Battlecruiser Millennium, the substantial enhancements to the game and its engines coupled with the need for a worldwide release, brought about the product change and with a renewed focus. Taking off where Battlecruiser Millennium left off, the game features a dramatic new graphic engine, advanced A.I.., and numerous gameplay enhancements. The game ships in August 2003. For BC gamers, its all good. The nice folks at 3000AD send us a fresh batch of new screens!

'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Another batch of screens for you to enjoy!

'Drome Racers' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Drome Racers is a multi-terrain racing experience that will leave young speedsters breathless. Players take on the role of Max Axel who has trained intensely for the challenging Drome Championship and wants to take home the trophy. Getting behind the wheel of high-tech cars based on the 2002 LEGO Racers construction toy range, players must face tough Multi-Challenge Races (MCR's). Each race is a seamless set of stages, mixing tracks with realistically stunning city, mountain and canyon environments.

'Tak And The Power Of JuJu' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer. Interstellar P.I.G. blends strategy, adventure and action game play into a truly addictive game of epic proportions. Set across multiple distinct, beautifully rendered 3D worlds, players must use their wits and battle skills to capture the P.I.G. chip and survive encounters with exotic and determined alien opponents.

'Galerians:Ash' & 'Guilty Gear X 2' Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Europe Ltd. today announced the release of two upcoming action-packed titles in PAL region for Sony PlayStation 2. Guilty Gear X2, the newest sequel in the exceptional 2D anime fighter series, and Galerians: ASH, a third-person 3D action game that continues the sci-fi horror saga that began on the PlayStation, will be available in Spring 2003.

'All-Star Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailers

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

All-Star Baseball 2004 is more than a video game; it's the complete baseball experience. Acclaim brings this to you in a package infused with a wealth of baseball history. For the first time ever, baseball fans of all generations will get the opportunity to meet and compete as or against some of the past phenoms from the Negro Leagues. These players include greats such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Buck O'Neil, who commanded the baseball diamond long before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today we have a batch of new screens from the Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox, as well as a some in game movies.

'Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a series of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Today we got some brand new screens as well as a new treailer showing off some in-game footage that highlights a few basic commands from the Quick Order Interface. Read more to check out the goodies!

'Galactic Civilizations' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game set in space at the dawn of the 23rd century, where you become the leader of the human civilization. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations and the race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Gal Civ has recently gone to Beta5 and now we have some new screens from that Beta5 stage .. Read more to check them out!

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. This beta build primarily focuses on optimizes the netcode. All players should see large drop in ping. Player creatable base constructions (Barriers, Generators, Shrines, etc.) should no longer significantly increase ping. Purge 1.3.6 also fixes reported various bugs in Purge. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch).