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'Trade Wars: Dark Millennium' Is Now Called 'Exarch'

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today announced details of its upcoming online game, Exarch. The project is under development by Realm Interactive, and was previously identified under the working title of Trade Wars: Dark Millennium. Exarch (pronounced ex'-ark) features a fast-paced action RPG combat experience set in an enormous virtual world. Players can explore, battle and quest in multiple environments including mystical forests and foreboding alien catacombs. The sci-fi fantasy style allows players to forge into battle with classic melee-style weapons and armor such as chain mail and long swords or futuristic armaments such as power armor and plasma guns.

'UnrealSpeed' - UT2003 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since this is turning out to be a boring news day, why not dig up some mod stuff. Noticed on HomeLan that UnrealSpeed, a racing mod for Unreal Tournament 2003, has been released. Drive a car, gliding through the twists and turns to win the race. Your car is (optionally) heavily armed, so shoot your opponent into pieces if he isn’t letting you get past him. Or drop a mine behind you to get rid of people that are trying to overtake you. UnrealSpeed uses on a lap-based system, the track goes in laps. All you need to do is drive smarter and faster than your opponents. Read more for download links ...

'Highland Warriors' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Highland Warriors has over 30 single player missions and allows players to create an infinite number of multi-player missions and stage epic battles using the game’s map editor and hundreds of battle units. The game’s unique customizable game interface allows users to redesign the game presentation to suit an individual player’s ability. Drag and drop buttons, screens, a mini map, and direct access to characters can be customized according to a player’s sensibility. DataBecker just let us know that the first patch for Highland Warriors has been released! The patch updates graphics, bugs, and adds some features to the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Great Escape' (PC/Xbox/PS2) Coming This Summer - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Games today announced that its WWII escape adventure game, The Great Escape, will hit the Xbox, PS2 and PC this summer. The game "offers a unique variety of gameplay that takes you from slow, tension filled stealth scenes to adrenalin-filled action and chase sequences. Fans of the film, and all gamers will appreciate this masterpiece".

NVIDIA Unveils Details From Their GeForce FX 5600/5200

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today introduced its top-to-bottom family of NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics processing units (GPUs), designed to bring cinematic computing to all desktop PCs. The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, the industry's first value DirectX 9.0-class GPU, and the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600, the industry's highest performing DirectX 9.0-class GPU for the mainstream market, were unveiled earlier today at a keynote address during the Game Developers Conference, which is being held from March 4th - 8th, in San Jose, CA..

'Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced it is shipping the popular Japanese mech-based shooter, Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit, exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit is a "pursue and destroy" action game that puts you in control of an elite Mech Hunter unit that must suppress a rampage of renegade mechs programmed for terror and destruction, bent on eliminating everything in their path.

'High Heat Major League Baseball 2004' Now Available for Xbox

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that "High Heat Major League Baseball 2004" is now available on the Xbox. With eleven game modes including the new Franchise and Career modes, a new graphics engine and completely original motion captured player animations, "High Heat" is the team to beat.

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is a fantasy turn-based strategy game in which players build heroes - their main characters - as battles progress, gaining new skills, spells, and levels, and ultimately becoming the mightiest force in the Realms of Etheria! Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria features a brand new engine, and introduces players to a new level of resolving battles with the addition of tactical battles. A slow day so far, so a few new screens to keep the news rolling ...

Anno 1503 - CutScene Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1503 A.D. (a.k.a Anno 1503) – Return to the dawn of a New World in an epic saga of adventure and discovery. As a young lad, you've heard tales of opportunity and unimaginable power and fortune in this New World. Now grown up, you're ready to embark on and venture into these unfamiliar lands of the Renaissance world in ANNO 1503, an exciting new PC title that blends the excitement of real-time strategy with the depth of empire building. It's not only the challenging gameplay that makes 1503 A.D. something very special, it's also the carefully crafted details. The vivid gaming environment is supported by numerous cutscenes, absorbing the player even deeper into the living, breathing world that is 1503 A.D.

'Hercules' Introduces A New Range Of 3D Graphics Boards

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is delighted to announce the launch of a complete new range of its popular 3D Prophet graphics boards. This new 3D Prophet series, based on ATI's latest chipsets, features perfectly-adapted solutions for all PC users, from ultra-hardcore gaming to general family needs. As always, Hercules' aim is to provide the very best solutions for every market sector.