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'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. This beta build primarily focuses on optimizes the netcode. All players should see large drop in ping. Player creatable base constructions (Barriers, Generators, Shrines, etc.) should no longer significantly increase ping. Purge 1.3.6 also fixes reported various bugs in Purge. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch).

'SimCity 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday the official site for Sim City 4 was updated with this link for a new patch (thanks Blues).. The patch mainly adressed several game fixes and is now also available as standalone download for people having problems getting it through the website. Read more for details and download links ...

'World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars is the imminent dirt track racing simulation by Ratbag and Infogrames that started out as a PS2-only game. Infogrames has just released a playable demo that sports the Knoxville and Lernerville tracks in arcade and multiplayer modes with a choice of two different cars (thanks Gamespot). Read more for details and download links ...

'Midnight Club II' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At the launch of PlayStation 2, Midnight Club redefined the racing genre by moving it from traditional track based racing to a new non-linear racing philosophy that offered players the freedom to choose their own path to victory. Set for release in March 2003, Midnight Club II continues the evolution of the franchise and features brand new tricked out cars, loads of attitude and a truly unprecedented sense of speed as you race through the city streets of LA, Paris and Tokyo. Check out these spiffy new screens ...

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of non-stop terraforming. The gamer will embark on territory seizure by means of especially designed units thus turning it into the principal energy resource. Then the subsequent encircling of the zones with an impenetrable perimeter will follow. Alongside unique terraforming and protecting perimeter opportunities the game provides powerful nanotechnologies, which allow managing groups of modifiable combat units. The necessity of efficient strategic territorial planning and tactical flexibility of combat units make the game appealing to any admirer of strategy genre.

'Shadowbane' - Journal Update

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Official Shadowbane website just released a new event journal detailing the latest episode in the ongoing storyline of the closed beta test. The journal describes the return of an ancient foe to Aerynth known as the Deathless Empire, a group of Elves who are as powerful as they are ruthless. The journal describes how these forces arrived on the beta world, contacted player guilds for possible alliances, and set out to conquer the land known as Tyrranth. The journal contains 15 new Shadowbane screenshots and delivers a working example of Wolfpack Studios' feature character program in action. Read more to check out the screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Check out the new screens ...

'Sabotage' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabotage is a first-person shooter that emphasizes stealth and the art of infiltration. In a futuristic society, dominated by large transnational companies, a man sentenced to death is offered the opportunity to be freed if he is able to sabotage an enemy corporation (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'Chrome' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Techland have officially entered the race to win the title of “BEST FPS 2003” with Chrome (www.chromethegame.com) Already being compared to such hit titles as Halo, Rainbow Six and Deus Ex…this is definitely a game NOT TO BE MISSED. Today we serve a feature list and some brand new steaming HOT screens ...

'Top Angler' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we announced that 'Top Angler' is finally coming to GameCube (including a trailer)! The hit bass fishing game that made waves on the Playstation2 will be released with improved graphics, animations, and AI for Nintendo's purple box in March of 2003. Today we have some new screens to showcase some of the improvements. Look for much better textures, brighter colors, and greatly improved anti-aliasing. Read more to check out the fishy action!