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'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D strategy game set at the time of Julius Caesar's campaigns to expand the frontier's of the Roman Empire. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. Eidos has released some screens earlier today giving us a glimpse at the Gauls showing "Barbarian troops destroying armies, villages, basically anything that stands in their way".

'Lufia' (GBA) Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Lufia: The Ruins of Lore", the next title in the wildly popular Lufia role-playing series has been delayed from its original shipping date in March to late April. Developed for the Game Boy Advance, the title will be released in North America in the Spring of 2003. This exciting new chapter follows the adventures of Eldin and his childhood friends, Torma and Rami, as they strive to solve the mystery of the ancient ruins and halt the resurrection of an evil beast whose power could eradicate humanity.

'Darkened Skye' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Skye of Lynlora, a shepherd with a restless spirit, a taste for adventure, and a smart mouth. Your humdrum existence of Dwentil herding is changed forever the day you find a strange orange object - a Skittle. No sooner do you seize it than you are gifted with mysterious power - of the fireball hurling variety. Unfortunately, a nasty rift also opens up in reality, belching forth a horde of nightmare creatures who seem to regard you as Public Enemy Number One. They want your little discovery. There was never a demo released by US publisher SSI, but now UK publisher Oxygen released an official demo featuring one playable level from the retail product (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront.com has just released the v1.02 patch for Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (PC Gamers Turn Based Strategy Game of the Year). This patch includes 17 new and improved vehicle and gun models, refinements to several commands and further tweaks to the fatigue and moral systems. Added Features include a new "pure armor" Quick Battle force type which will only allow "armor" units to be purchased plus dozens of unit and weapon/armor data updates and bug fixes. CDV will be releasing the v1.02 for the European Windows version of CMBB in the next few days, if not sooner. Read more for download links and detailed fix list ...

'Empire Of Magic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Somewhere far away lays the land of powerful demons and breath taking beauty. The land of brave knights, doom and salvation. Land of many faces where marvelous adventures await your arrival. Sharpen your swords and gather up enough magic power because in the end of this summer a strategic delicacy arrives - Empire of Magic. Check out the new batch of screens as well as a DiVX trailer ...

'Will Rock' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will experience fast-paced shooter action through 10 huge varied levels and additional expertly designed multiplayer maps. The Ancient Greek/Roman setting allows for unique weapons that support the game's theme, including a Medusa Gun, Flaming Crossbow and Acid Rifle. The game's "real-time shattering" technology allows for a wealth of breakable objects, providing gamers with the experience of a truly interactive environment. With Will Rock's advanced gameplay technology and level design, players must rely on both quick thinking and reactions to solve environmental puzzles and survive the hardcore action!

'James Bond 007: NightFire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has just released the long-anticipated patch for James Bond 007: NightFire, bringing the superspy first-person shooter by Gearbox Software to version 1.1. This release adds two new multiplayer maps (Combat Training map Istanbul and CTF map Space Station), a dedicated server executable, gameplay tweaks, AI and crash fixes, and more (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that the popular squad-based combat game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon for the Nintendo GameCube has shipped and will arrive on store shelves shortly.

Activision Cancels 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software and Activision announced today they are canceling the retail release of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Despite a strong effort from talented developers, the single player portion of the game did not progress as anticipated. Canceling the release was a difficult decision made in the best interest of the Wolfenstein franchise and fans. However, we remain excited about the progress and direction of Enemy Territory multiplayer. Over the next several months the focus of our development will be to complete the multiplayer portion of Enemy Territory and provide it as a free downloadable expansion to Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

CodemastersÂ’ Adds Penske Racing Team In 'IndyCar Series' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters, a UK-based videogame publishing giant, today announced that its upcoming title, IndyCar Series, will feature Penske Racing, the most successful Indy car racing team in history. Read more for details and a batch of fresh screens ...