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'Deer Hunter 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames has released a new patch for Sunstorm Interactive's hunting game Deer Hunter 2003. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.23 and fixes a boatload of bugs, memory leaks, exception faults, clipping issues etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Praetorians' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. After yesterday's "FilePlanet only" (requireing a Filepmanet acct/key) Praetorians multiplayer demo, there is now a "free" version allowing you to do as the Romans do in this imminent 3D real-time strategy game by Pyro Studios. This multiplayer demo offers the Crossroads level playable on LAN and the Internet, as well as in Skirmish mode with up to three CPU controlled players. Read more for download links ...

'Platoon' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Platoon covers the period from the early days of the conflict (late 1965) to the height of battle in 1968, and recreates some of the most trafic moments of the Vietnam War: Operation "Shiny Bayonet", the Pleiku Campaign, Operation "Pershing"... Monte Cristo/Strategy First have released new patches for their 3D tactical strategy game Platoon. This upgrade brings your Platoon retail copy to v1.14, consolidates all previous patches and the "Easy" mod into one new version "as well as correcting any problems players may have had progressing from mission to mission after installing the Easy Mod." As usual, one patch upgrades the US and various international editions, while the other applies to a slew of other international editions.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an alternate history World War II naval battle game. The core project is a massively multiplayer game that may be extended to other platforms. Within a year, will be available as a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG). Tesseraction is designing, creating, testing and releasing the MMOG game title using Intrinsic Alchemy. GMX Media picked up the distribution right for the offline version which is due in March 2003. This final offline demo offers a submarine and a corvette mission on the League of Free Nations side in the game. Read more for download links ...

'CTU : Marine Sharpshooter' Revealed - Features

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devastation developers Groove Games seem to be working on another titles called "CTU : Marine Sharpshooter". One Shot One Kill. You are a Marine Sharpshooter, member of the elite Counter Terror Unit, a covert American military force waging a silent war against terror across the globe. Dropped behind enemy lines, you have uncovered a terrorist plan to construct a nuclear weapon and detonate it on American soil. You must follow the plot from the desserts of Afghanistan through the Russian winter and into the jungles of a small south Pacific island. Armed with an arsenal of authentic sniper weaponry, your only assistance is provided by your observer, your eyes, ears and close quarters machine gun. Make every shot count, your country is depending on it (thanks HomeLAN).

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell has barely started showing up in stores and as promised by UbiSoft, they have just released the first patch for stealth action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1.1 and fixes a Radeon 9700 rendering issue, a "static wall/floor fire" texture issue, and some more bugs. Read more for details and download links ...

Metro3D Ships Wings (GBA)

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metro3D, Inc. announced today the shipment of Wings for Game Boy Advance, as well as its availability at Metro3D’s online store located at http://store.metro3d.com. Developed by Cinemaware, Inc., Wings for GBA is an intense World War I action, air combat game, which features an ESRB Rating “E” Everyone and a MSRP of $29.99.

Splinter Cell (PS2) Ship Date Confirmed

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell sets new standards on the PlayStation2, immersing gamers in a deadly world of shadowy conspiracies and heart-pounding intrigue. State-of-the-art technology including the true-to-life dynamic lighting and shadow system, and new weather and ambient environment effects such as hazy heat, reflective surfaces, sea waves and depth and focus blurring, make Splinter Cell one of the most visually enticing titles on the system to date. Ubisoft has now confirmed that the Playstation 2 version of Splinter Cell (developed by UbiSoft Shanghai) will be released April 8, 2003.

Ubi Soft Relaunches Strategic Simulations Line

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the relaunch of the company's line of combat simulation games under the Strategic Simulations brand. The category will include three highly anticipated upcoming games, IL-2 Sturmovik : Forgotten Battles, Larry Bond's Harpoon 4, and Lock On : Modern Air Combat, as well as three unannounced combat simulations targeted for 2004 and 2005.

'Knight Rider' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that Knight Rider has gone to gold master. Slated to ship at the end of March 2003 for PC, this retro title is based on the classic 80’s TV series featuring Michael Knight and Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT). Also check out our Knight Rider preview, posted earlier today!