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'Championship Manager 4' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. And remember, you're only as good as your last game. Sports Interactive has just released a playable demo which allows you to take control of your favourite English team for 6 months of action. Read more for details and links where to get it ...

Interview With 'Harbinger' Level Designer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger - journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship's steel walls. Now that the game should be in stores any day we had a chat with Harbinger's level designer Shane Terpstra.

MidWay Announces 'Freestyle MetalX' (NGC/PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 7:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Riding it hard, fast and anywhere, Freestyle MetalX is a totally unique offering that caters to the action sport and mass-market gamer with diverse, lawless freestyle motocross mayhem. Gamers and motocross fanatics can “be sick all over” as they experience firsthand the extreme thrills and spills of the first freestyle motocross videogame. Featuring a seemingly unlimited stunt system, expansive worlds, eight insane game modes and sub-games, Freestyle MetalX lets players cancan and rodeo their way through vast environments as they interact with and trick-off everything from swimming pools to skyscrapers. Freestyle MetalX also offers extreme side events where players can gain popularity and money in career mode by executing flawless maneuvers such as Bus Jumping, Wall of Death, Longest Wheelie, and more.

'Battlefield 1942' - Tournament

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The people over at the Clan World Network send over a note to let everybody know they are opening their Battlefield 1942 tournament section. Next Friday, March 8, 2003, we will be hosting our first 8vs8 conquest teams tournament. Clans are encouraged to read the rules and sign-up on the Clan Tourney website.

'The Hulk' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Read more to check out the FIRST few PC screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Line Of Sight : Vietnam (Infogrames)
  • Enter The Matrix (Infogrames)
  • Will Rock Trailer 1(UbiSoft)
  • Will Rock Trailer 2 (UbiSoft)
  • Lock On (UbiSoft)

    Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that Ubisoft will be releasing a single player demo for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield next week. Here's what it will contain:

  • 16 weapons are available (M12, Mac11/9, MP5A4, MP5K PDW, MP5SD5, P90, Uzi, AK-47, M1 shotgun, Dragunov, PSG-1, RPD, 92FS, AP ARMY and USP) and all of them can be equipped with weapon gadgets (Mini-Scope, High Capacity Magazine, Sound Suppressor or Thermal scope)
  • Single Player featuring the Oil Refinery mission.
  • Playable in all 4 Custom Mission modes (Practice, Terrorist Hunt, Lone Wolf and Hostage Rescue) with three levels of difficulty for each.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. It's been a while but the official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

Xicat Brings 'Motor Trend Presents Lotus Challenge' To NGC/PC

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive announces the May 2003 release of Motor Trend Presents Lotus Challenge for GameCube and PC. With the March 18 release for the Xbox, Lotus Challenge will excite race game lovers with superior graphics, challenging courses and fast-paced action. Read more for details ...

'Etherlords II' - Website Update & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Demons, crop circles and even more duels. Oh my. The world of Etherlords II keeps getting more and more exciting, and now we are whetting gamers’ appetites with all new updates on the official Etherlords 2 website, the game’s official website. Visit the official Etherlords 2 website to read Chaot celebrity Thaena’s haunting tale of a new, never before seen demon who suddenly appeared and invaded a duel in the village, leaving all surrounding witnesses, including her, shuddering with fear. And check out the all-new images from a duel between a Chaot and Kinet last weekend, things are really heating up around here! We also have a batch of new screens, so read more to check them out ...