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'TrackMania' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania is a new type of racing game, in which players create their own ludicrously dizzying courses quickly and easily using a bank of over 300 different construction blocks. These courses – which can be built in one of three breathtaking themes – form the basis for races the likes of which you will have never seen before. This demo offers you the chance to to play all aspects of the final game, 'Track Building', 'Solo' mode, 'Hot Seat' and all of this on multiple PCs, LAN or Internet. A dedicated Internet server will offer users the chance to compete against other beta testers, using tracks designed by the TrackMania community. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden and Dangerous 2' Has Shipped To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and renowned software developer Illusion Softworks, today announced that Hidden & Dangerous 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the successful World War II tactical strategy game, has shipped to stores in North America. The game will ship to stores in Europe on October 24, 2003.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team, a squad-based FPS game for the PS2 and the Xbox has gone gold and will ship to retailers worldwide early November 2003. You play Mathias Kincaid, a former member of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force turned SWAT: GST element leader. Command your teammates, a veteran sniper and an expert technical specialist, through several diverse missions while maintaining the tactical upper hand over your opponent. To keep the peace there are certain fundamentals that you must utilize that will contribute mission success including; the environment, the latest gear and advanced weaponry, and the element of surprise.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Prepare for war by creating offensive and defensive strategies set in the memorable battle locations taken straight from the big screen. The Battle for Middle-earth RTS game will utilize the digital assets created for the films and will feature exclusive voiceover from the real actors as well as actual movie footage from the three films.

'Project Freedom' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"P2" (working title), being developed by creators of Project Earth, morphed it's genre to action space game. The new official name is "Project Freedom". Becomming pilot of latest space fighter your task is to infiltrate enemy moves and fuffill missions given by generals of your army in the second cold war crisis in late 21st century. The action take place in our solar system and promise to deliver realistic environment across Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Io - the Jupiter's moon and planetoid Ida. The game features never seen break through graphics and solid, 100% adrenaline pumping gameplay. "Project Freedom" is scheduled to be released in January 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

Gamebryo Powers Highly Anticipated 'DAoC: Trials of Atlantis'

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL announced today that its Gamebryo technology is being used in Mythic Entertainment's highly anticipated Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis. The latest expansion pack for Dark Age of Camelot, which has been named "Online Game of the Year" by both Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World, immerses players into the mysterious underwater city of Atlantis. NDL has been assisting Mythic with innovative 3D graphics software and tools since 1999.

'Phase: Exodus' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phase: Exodus is 3D RPG with strong strategy element, which takes the player to the possible future of the Earth, to the world which went through the catastrophe of the global scale. The game will be interesting both for the hardcore RPG fans and those who are new to this genre - the mix of step-to-step combat, non-linear solving of the problems, classic 3rd person view, day cycle and intuitive controls, interesting plot, good graphical appearance makes it gripping for most of the players.

'Ryzom' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ryzom is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Online gaming aficionados will discover innovative game mechanisms, along with sumptuous graphics. Read more for new screens ...

'Massive Assault' & 'Squad Assault West Front' Ship To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net and Eric Young’s Squad Assault: West Front by Freedom Games have completed production, are shipping and will be available in the next few days through major software retailers and online stores. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News