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'StarCraft' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update patch for their hit sci-fi RTS game Starcraft and the expansion Brood War bringin your retail game to v1.1. (thanks EvilAvatar). The patch can be auto downloaded through the game updater or read more for download links ...

GMX Media To Publish 'Northland' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Adventure-Strategy title - Northland (aka Cultures 3) in most European territories and North America. Part of a two-title deal signed with Funatics of Germany, Northland is planned for release early July 2003 in Europe and North America. Read more for details and 20+ new screens ...

'Def Jam VENDETTA' (PS2/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the world of underground fight clubs through the release of Def Jam VENDETTA for the PS2 and GameCube. Electronic Arts along with Def Jam, the undisputed powerhouse of urban music and lifestyle, are delivering players a unique interactive entertainment experience that features a roster of over 40 characters including 12 playable Def Jam artists: DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ludacris, Capone, N.O.R.E., Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Joe Budden, Keith Murray, WC and DJ Funkmaster Flex. Additionally, the game introduces Def Jam songstress Christina Milian as the temptress Angel.

'Söldner: Secret Wars' - Customisable Multiplayer Modes

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce that March was the month of CMM in the year of Söldner: Secret Wars, the revolutionary online tactical military shooter coming to PC CD-ROM in 2003. Söldner: Secret Wars features Customisable Multiplayer Modes, an easy to use set of options that provide an unprecedented level of configurability within multiplayer games. A wide variety of different game scenarios can be set up with just a couple of mouse-clicks, the interface offering as simple or as detailed a customisation level as required.

'Humvee Assault' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the HUMVEE. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. This is HUMVEE Assault! Infogrames just let us know that Humvee Assault went gold and we can expect to see it on store shelves around April 14th

UK Goes Nuts Over 'Championship Manager 4'

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 has smashed all records for UK PC game sales, having generated retail sales of 124,627 in its first week of release, according to the official UK chart organisation Chart-Track. This more than doubles the sales achieved by the previous PC best-seller, Championship Manager: Season 01/02. This phenomenal performance has also propelled CM4 into the top three of Chart-Track's 'All-Formats' fastest-seller list, with only the two PlayStation 2 smash hits, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and The Getaway, standing above it.

'Cold War' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindware Studios has completed its first demo for Cold War and will soon be seeking a publisher for the game during the next few months. Cold War will put the player in the role of Matt Carter, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur. Read more to check the screens & trailer

'Silent Storm' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. A new trailer got released, read more for download links ...

'Vietcong' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. Take 2 has sent out an interview with Pterodon Development's Project Leader Jarek Kolar. Read more to check it out!

'ESPionage' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPionage challenges players to use their most powerful weapon -- their mind -- as they try to master the first action/stealth game to integrate traditional weapons combat with extensive Psi (psychic) mind powers. Combatting a terrorist movement set to overthrow world order, Nick Geller, an elite American Psi-Operative, fights using telekinesis (lifting and throwing objects), pyrokinesis (controlling fire), remote viewing (going "out-of-body" to plan attacks), mind drain (draining Psi energy from enemies), aura view ("seeing" elements that aren't visible in the real world) and mind control (taking control of enemies) to fight against an army of programmed, psychic terrorist super soldiers that will stop at nothing to reach their goal.