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'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Some new screens taken from our beta build!

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area. Check out some new PS2/PC screens ...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet (up to 8 players) and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. Communicate with other players through voice chat. Become a ranked player; earn medals. Play Conquest Mode with new exclusive weapons and commands. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slow news evening so only a few new trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Outlaw Volleyball (SSI)
  • CSI (UbiSoft)
  • Splinter Cell (UbiSoft)
  • Clock Tower 3 (CapCom)
  • PN 03 (CapCom)
  • Neighbours From Hell (JoWood)

    Read more for download links ...

'Uncommon Valor' - Update Patch Available Now

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943.The scale is 30 miles per hex and the attrition factor is individual vehicles, guns and squads. Phases are one day, composed of two 12-hour impulses. A turn is composed of 1 to 7 phases, at the player’s discretion. He may also choose continuous play and may interrupt that by pressing a key. Matrix Games has released a new patch for Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific bring your retail game to v2.30 Read more for a detailed fix list and download links

Jaleco Entertainment Announces 'Goblin Commander'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that it is developing and will publish Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, an innovative action-strategy game for the next-generation consoles set in an epic fantasy universe. A fourth quarter release is planned.

'Valve' Releases 64-bit 'Counter-Strike' Linux Server

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve, L.L.C., creators of Counter-Strike and Half-Life, today announced immediate availability of a 64-bit version of the Counter-Strike dedicated server using the upcoming AMD Opteron processor. Counter-Strike has the largest service footprint of any game on the Internet, with 35,000 servers generating over 4.5 billion player minutes per month.

'Grand Prix Challenge' (PS2) - Racing Into Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. has announced today that it has shipped Grand Prix Challenge, the most exciting Formula One game to date. Developed by Infogrames' Melbourne House for Atari, Grand Prix Challenge hits stores this week for the Sony Playstation 2 (MSRP: $29.99).

GMX Media Signs 'Cycling Manager 3' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CM3 will Cover up to 10 World Cup races including the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, three 7-day stage races & five semi classics. Manage your teams (finance, strategy, fitness.….. ) and race tactics. All new improved graphics will represent different locations of the individual races of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc, mountain backdrops in the Alps / Pyrenees or the Arc de Triomphe in fine detail. Read more for details, features and new screens ...

'Galactic Civilizations' Introduces 'Stardock Central' Feature

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Stardock are pleased to announce the availability of Stardock Central to players of their upcoming 4x space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. Stardock Central is a program that consolidates software updates, message boards, chat, documentation updates, and more into a single easy-to-use program.