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'Mistmare' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released a demo for their imminent LithTech engine 3D fantasy RPG Mistmare. The demo lets you play the episode 'a Fistful of coins', in which you must "find a place to stay in Antwerpen, after fighting monsters from the Fog". Most noticeably controls changed from previous demo version (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Online Championship Begins End Of April

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software and the e-sports company Turtle Entertainment are organising an online championship after the international release of the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. The contest will begin at the end of April in the Electronic Sports League, Europe's largest online league, with a direct link available on the official Blitzkrieg website, so that enthusiastic strategy game players can participate directly in the championship. Further tournaments will follow in the UK, France and the USA to coordinate with the various countries' release dates for Blitzkrieg.

'Cold Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Zero is an action adventure game where the player takes the role of John McAffrey, a former marksman with a SWAT team who was discharged from service after shooting a hostage by accident. His skills helped him get a job providing high level security for high profile corporations. One of his clients is BioResearch Inc, a company that created the genetic weapon known as Cold Zero. After a terrorist group attacks the laboratory and steals this virus, John sets our to find the terrorists before they have a chance to unleash a catastrophe of global proportions.

'Battlefield Command' - Website & Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 – 1945 (formerly known as WWII: RTS) has players commanding troops through some of WWII's most significant battles from its European theatre, played out in real locations constructed using topographical data and period aerial photography. The game's epic visual style is superior to any previous real-time strategy title; the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through stimulating and stunning graphical detail and effects. Players can join the forum community today from the micro site. Check these 10 sweet looking screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Planetside (SOE)
  • RavenShield (UbiSoft)
  • ShadowBane (Ubisoft)
  • Pro Race Driver (Codemasters)
  • Warrior Kings:Battles (Empire)
  • Splinter Cell (UbiSoft)
  • SpyHunter


  • Read more for download links ...

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

Atari Ships Superman (NGC/GBA) Titles Ship To Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced the release of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for the Nintendo GameCube and Superman: Countdown to Apokolips for the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Infogrames’ Sheffield House and based on the Warner Bros. and DC Comics hit animated series, The New Superman Adventures. Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for Nintendo GameCube is a port of the successful version currently available on PlayStation2, and also features voice acting by the original cast, a sweeping orchestral score and more than 30 minutes of stunning cinematics.

'The Hulk' (Xbox/PS2/NGC/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out 6 brand new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (PS2/NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 2:05 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. Release date changes as well as a batch of new screens