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'Xpand Rally' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xpand Rally races take place in different parts of the world, the player gets to race in different environments – from deserts to polar snows. This gives him opportunity to experience cars’ physics changing in different weather and on different surfaces (gravel, sand, snow, ice and asphalt). Terrains in Xpand Rally are created on Chrome Engine. This enabled the XR team to create realistic and abundant in flora terrains of a few dozens of square kilometers. It will give the players a completely different feeling from driving in a narrow gutter known from most racing games... Some new shots below!

'StarCraft: Ghost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 7:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. A batch of 60 new and a few familiar looking screens for your Sunday evening entertainment. Njoy!

'Konung 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian developer 1C is working on the sequel to the isometric mythologic-based RPG and today we have the first Konung 2 screens to show you the promising progress that has been made. No details are available at this point. Read more to check them out. Njoy!

'Axle Rage' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago Akella announced that its also developing an upcoming third-person title called Axle Rage for the PlayStation 2 and PC platforms. No specific details are known, unless you speak Russian, but it seems the 3D post-apocalyptic biker version of GTA3 mixed with Road Rash will make use of Criterion Software’s RenderWare. Read more to check a few screens

'Cycling Manager 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The greatest cycling races entirely rendered in 3D: 180 stages, over 27,000kms. CM2 lets you take control of one of the 60 professional teams and allows you to participate in the most important international races. As a manger you must get the best from your team and CM2 is feature packed with management options; manage your roster, negotiate all contracts, set up racing strategies and. Of course, manage in real time the group and individual strategies of your riders during the races. Cyanide Studios has just released another patch for Cycling Manager 2 upgrading your retail game to v2.2. The update adresses a few bugs and database changes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Apocalyptica' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the future where Earth is little more than a burnt cinder, players must battle their way through a series of arenas in fights to the death with CPU or human opponents. Viewed in the third person, players have access to a wealth of armaments and must use cunning, stealth and high velocity weapons to defeat the increasingly tough opponents. Projectile, handheld weaponry and spell-casting are used to progress, resulting in incredible melees as Apocalyptica draws the player further in.

'Purge Online' - Updated Demo/Patch & Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creators of Future versus Fantasy (FvF), Freeform Interactive LLC comes the Purge Demo. Purge is an online-only, hybrid FPS/RPG using highly modified Lithtech Talon Engine technology. In a market of shooter clones, Purge is one of the most original and unique games released in the last few years. Purge allows players to build custom characters: choosing from 7 player attributes, 8 science-fiction and fantasy classes, 32 weapons, and 24 skills. Also, Purge has fully realized non-combat roles where players can succeed without ever directly fighting. The updated Purge Demo includes the map Riley's Gap and weights in at 77MB, or there is a small update patch to apply to the previous version. We also have an upgrade patch for the retail version, which should be in stores today, as well as a mod tool so the die hard fans can create their own maps ...

'Devastation' - Update Patch Fix List

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment let us know that they hope to finish the promised update patch for their recently released FPS Devastation by Monday. Below is a list of things that will be included in the upcoming patch for Devastation. You will be autonotified when you go online that the patch is available, and it will be an easy install process that the system will do for you. A lot of this is MP related, but weapon sound changes and other things are SP too. The filters for the MP browsers is something that is desperately needed. Read more for details on what to expect in the patch.

'Mistmare' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we had an updated Mistmare demo/patch and once again Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released an update to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.302 (thanks Bluesnews). The update adds an invert y-mouse setting, a cross-hair cursor, a toggle camera-control / free cursor (for selecting objects) via middle mouse button, and auto camera switching from FP view in combat mode. Read more for download links ..

'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Some new screens taken from our beta build!