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Its A Golden Day

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Several games went gold today (apart from the one's listed earlier today that is) ...
  • CDV Germany lets us know that Blitzkrieg, their eagerly anticipated World War II RTS, has gone gold and will appear in German stores March 28 (other localizations later).
  • Shrapnel Games announces that Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load, the tactical game system with "more game, less guff" should begin shipping May 5th.
  • Russian developer Bootlat Studios announced that the Russian version of their Role-Playing Strategy game 'Lethal Dreams: The Circle of Fate' is finished and is expected in stroes soon (other localizations later)

'Frontline Attack: War over Europe' - SuperStorm Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ZUXXEZ releases Mod for Frontline Attack: War over Europe aka. World War 2: Panzer Claws. SuperStorm is a Mod script designed to improve the Skirmish functions of World War II: Panzer Claws and Frontline Attack: War Over Europe by enabling AI alliances, weather control, observer mode and some other features. It is scripted by Gary Mullins a.k.a. "SpaceTug" member of [FOC]-D. Read more for download links ...

'1503 A.D. : The New World' - Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1503 A.D. - The New World, SUNFLOWERS' prequel to 1602 A.D., has gone gold, and is expected to ship in North America on March 24. The announcement they sent along is brief, so here it is in its entirety: "EA is pleased to announce that 1503 A.D. - The New World has GONE GOLD and will ship in North America on Monday, March 24 for the PC. Delivering a blend of real-time strategy with empire building, the game sends players on a quest for wealth and power with thrilling adventures and discoveries at every turn. Players will establish and build colonies while watching them prosper as the need for trade and diplomacy heightens. The choice to live peacefully or take part in combat will be entirely up to the player."

'Championship Manager 4' - 'Gold' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:06 p.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 ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action/adventure game will ship for retail in August 2003. Developed by Genki under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics' Academy Award winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Ubi Soft China will also develop Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the GBA. In a related matter, HomeLAN has the word that there will be NO PC version, although it was originally planned.

'Strategy First' Launches Value Label 'Big City Games'

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First Inc., worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, announced today that it is launching a new games division, Big City Games, which will publish top quality value priced software in the North American market.

'Tube Slider' (NGC) - Release Date Set

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel, Ltd. today announced their release date for Tube Slider, a fast and furious racing game developed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. Tube Slider is developed by NDCUBE, creators of F-Zero: Maximum Overdrive for the Game Boy Advance, and will ship in April 2003. Read more for extra details ...

'Fallout : Brotherhood of Steel' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland. 6 new screens!

'GMX Media' Looking To Buy Publisher

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media has today announced it is on the lookout to acquire a European publishing company. The company plans to make one major acquisition but has also stressed that it has no intention to abandon its "cautious" expansion plan.

'Thorgal : Odin's Curse' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Braving all elements, men and gods, and baring all costs, Thorgal, Rosinski and Van Hamme's (XIII, Largo Winch...) famous Viking hero must return home immediately to dispel the evil that has fallen upon his family. A batch of new screens for the Adventure Games upcoming PS2/PC adventure game, read more to check them out!