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by Rainier on March 13, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) Downloadable Mission - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubi Soft Entertainment announced plans to release Kola Cell, a new level for the highly successful videogame Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell available for download via Xbox Live. Sam Fisher fans won't have to wait much longer! The new mission for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell will be available to Xbox Live subscribers beginning March 14, 2003. In the meantime UbiSoft was so kind to once again send us a few new screens to keep you happy ...

'C&C Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has just released the earlier announced update patch for their recently released RTS, C&C Generals. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1.4 and adds several fixes and game balance adjustments (thanks BluesNews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Rise Of Nations' - Delayed

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on GameSpyDaily that BigHugeGames has delayed the release of their highly anticipated RTS, Rise Of Nations. According to Gamespy beta tester feedback compels Big Huge Games to hold off until May 20th. In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures.

'Hitman 2: Silent Assassin' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Hitman 2: Silent Assassin you must enter the mind of a genetically engineered assassin Codename 47, whose deadly efficiency is now needed more than ever. Lured back into a global ring of deception, you must kill not only to make a living, but to continue living. This time it's not just business. It's personal. A new batch of GameCube screens ...

'The Hobbit' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning.

'No Man's Land' Ships This Summer In North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced "No Man's Land," the historical real-time strategy game for the PC, will be in North American retail stores this summer. Covering expansion of North America from 1600 to 1900, "No Man's Land" features lush environments, accurately detailed units, and heart-pounding battle sequences. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Bandits' - Single & MultiPlayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a Mad-Max style post-apocalyptic wasteland, Bandits is a vehicular-based combat game that offers unprecedented action packed gameplay in single-player campaign mode or up to 8 players, over LAN or Internet, in multiplayer mode. Bandits is the game where your cannon mounted combat car takes you on an adventure across green fields, desert canyons and deep snow, bombing and blasting all sorts of enemies and cargo trucks, defending your gang and your glory! In charge of the action are the notorious leaders of the Wolfpack gang, Fennec and Rewdalf. You take control of the action while Fennec & Rewdalf do the talking – they do a lot of that. Expected in the US any day now, TriSynergy now released a singleplayer as well as multiplayer demo.

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Interplay Entertainment Corp. today announced the development of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for details & the first screens ...

'LionHeart' - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens has arrived!