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'Restaurant Empire' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Starting with nothing except some cash, a passion for food and a great idea, you start by building a restaurant from the bottom up - hiring waiters, decorating, even cooking the meals. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. 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. The quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of troops, all with special skills and individual strengths and various war machines. You will be given the opportunity to command the forces of not only the Romans, but also the ferocious Gauls and the religiously fanatical Egyptians. The road to victory depends on strategy, tactics, troop formations, learning to combine units and exploiting your enemy's weaknesses.

'Freelancer' - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Freelancer" is an epic space adventure that combines a deep storyline; the action of 3-D space-combat; the exploration of a dynamic, living universe; and trading in a rich galactic economy where the player's decisions drive the action. MicroSoft/Digital Anvil have released a new movie trailer, revealing more from the space combat adventure that approaching the finish line. This trailer sports a minute of cutscene and gameplay footage to illustrate the game's setting and premise. Read more for download links ...

'Metroid Prime 2' (NGC) Is Coming!

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot was the first to notice that Nintendo has added a section for Metroid Prime 2 to their website. I guess this could be considered some sort off official confiormation that the sequel to last year's hit title Metroid Prime is coming up indeed. No details at all have been revealed but i am sure now that the cat is out of the bag we will hear more about it shortly.

Groove Armada Provides Soundtrack For 'Rayman 3' Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc now has the quality music to match the celebrity voices, Pixar-like graphics and engaging story -- Groove Armada's rollicking song 'Madder,' from their just-released album 'Lovebox,' provides the sonic backdrop for the official game trailer and in-game demo. In other news, Raymanzone, the worldwide community for Rayman fans, has launched and is offering a 3-level PC demo -- if you're interested, you can find that at the Rayman Zone web site. Plenty of online goings-on for everyone's favorite limbless superhero. Read more for detailed information ....

'Disney Sports Snowboarding' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Disney Sports Snowboarding for Game Boy Advance has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Disney Sports Snowboarding captures the frenetic action and speed of real-life snowboarding and mixes it with a pinch of Disney magic to create one of the most unique action sports titles available.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles will feature 20 single and 10 multiplayer missions spanning the Finnish and Hungarian theatres of conflict. Amongst the host of features will be improved flight dynamics, a full AI redesign, new ground and sea objects and over 40 new flyable and AI-controlled aircraft, including flyable, multi-crewed German and Russian bombers. Our friends over at CheckSix have snapped some purty screens from their beta build, read more to check them out....

'Enclave' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Enclave, the action-oriented role player can choose from 12 different character classes and enjoy long-term fascination in more than 24 detailed levels. A medieval fantasy ambience featuring impressive landscapes, castles, lava caves and city backdrops are bound to enchant the gamers. Ogres, gnomes, and druids tackle their enemies with numerous weapons and pieces of equipment such as swords, battle axes, and catapults. Check these 30+ new screens ...