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'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

'Fighter Ace 3.5' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to the world of Fighter Ace, a real 3D massively multiplayer aerial combat game. Strap yourself into the cockpit of any one of over 95 World War II vintage fighters and bombers before taking to the skies against up 200 virtual pilots in one single air combat arena. Watch your six as you join in the most notorious battles in history as an Ally or an Axis Power. Bombard targets on the ground or take down your enemies in the air. After an exclusive on FilePlanet for a week, it is now freely available. Read more for download links ...

'BC' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BC is a hugely innovative action game set in a brutal, fully simulated prehistoric world in the shadow of a potentially devastating natural disaster. It’s the story of an intense struggle for survival in a hostile environment governed by a food chain’s worth of violent predatory creatures. BC allows the player to employ all his 21st century know-how in a prehistoric context and asks the question: ‘What would you do if you found yourself sent back in time to confront a chaotic natural ecosystem containing some of the most violent creatures that have ever walked the Earth?

'Lionheart' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens as well as a new trailer have arrived!

Atari To Publish 'Horizons'

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that it will publish Artifact Entertainment's "Horizons," one of the most closely-followed and highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) in years. Currently in development for the PC by Artifact Entertainment, Horizons will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger.

'Lionheart' - Delayed

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to a post on the BlackIsle forum by PR guru Jessica Urquhart, Lionheart is scheduled for release on August 12, 2003. The original date set was April, so there is no specific reason why the game is delayed for almost 6 months ... Read the forum post.

'Heroes Of M&M4' & 'Gathering Storm' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week 3DO released new patches for the North American versions of 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV' and its 'The Gathering Storm' expansion pack to v3.0, this week it is time for the UK version. Just like the US version, note that you must update to version 2.2 before applying this patch. Read more for download links...