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'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Panzers developer Achim Heidelauf has updated his website, read more to check the new screens...

'WarBirds' Gets A Price Reduction

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced today that WarBirds online subscription price has also been reduced by 44% to encourage access to players all over the world. “By reducing the subscription price of WarBirds so aggressively, we hope to gain more players from all over the world with our new servers, new features, and new pricing. We are now both the best online flight sim and the most aggressively priced, “ says Wild Bill Stealey, IENT’s CEO.

'Star Wolves' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds. Star Wolves is being developed by Xbow Software and published by 1C. Read more for some new screens ...

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Return from Darkness brings the acclaimed Tenchu stealth ninja series to the Xbox, delivering the most realistic ninja action-adventure game ever. Based on Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven for the PS2, Tenchu: Return from Darkness offers several new enhancements including two exclusive single-player maps, improved gameplay balance with re-tuned enemy intelligence and new enemy placement, a user-interactive training mode and Xbox Live featuring two player online co-op and versus action. Read more for some new screens ...

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight Software has released a demo for their upcoming 3D action/strategy title 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc'. This "final" demo is the same as the previously distributed demo ( features 'The Arrival at Orleans' tutorial as well as one full mission of the game), except with optimized 'gold' code, gfx and voiceovers. Read more for download links ...

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:58 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. Check these 49 new screens ...

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing is proud to announce a new title for their PC line-up, releasing in the fall of 2004. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars (previously known as Animal Planets), by the Hungarian developer Mithis Interactive, is a turn-based combat strategy game, heavy on the humor! The game takes place in a galaxy populated by four different animal clans, each faction battling for control over all the planets.

'Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm' (PS2) Online Tournament

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready, Ghost Recon fans! Showcase your skills and challenge other enthused Ghost players around the nation. In celebration of the release of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm for the PlayStation2, a three-on-three tournament will be held online to determine who has the goods to master the Ghost team. Sign-ups begin February 2 and continue until March 11 (or until all 128 slots are full - so act fast!). This momentous event will take place on April 3.

Xbox Launches Game With Fame Program With OutKast

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of Game With Fame, a new program that allows fans to play against some of today's hottest stars on the Xbox Live service. The launch event, taking place Feb. 4, will give Xbox Live fans a chance to play "ESPN NFL Football" against today's hottest hip-hop duo and six-time Grammy nominees, OutKast. Read more for details ...

'Far Cry' Development Studio Crytek Raided

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Numerous German-language sites have reported that Far Cry development studio Crytek have been raided by police and authorities after an ex-employee informed them of widespread software piracy at the studio. Reports indicate that the software has been used to create the game and that the value of the software, if purchased legally, would be over 1 million Euros. The home of Faruk Yerli, one of the three brothers who set up Crytek, has also been searched for illegal software.

UPDATE: Read more for Ubisoft's official statement...