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'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irrational Games, the award-winning developer of "System Shock 2" is pleased to announce "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" for the PC. Scheduled to ship in spring 2004, the comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for details andsome character art ...

'Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, players experience an all-out adrenaline rush as they drop down huge wave faces, pull into barreling tube rides and pull off hundreds of massive trick combinations and signature pro moves. Players choose their own path as they interact with famous surfers, sponsors, magazines and photographers. Exotic real world locations and events including full beach environments with real landmarks and hazards lend authenticity to the game. No demo details available at this point ... Read more for download links ...

'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Demo Coming Tomorrow!

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was promised by Gearbox (they said in our Halo interview a demo was coming shortly after game release), tomorrow there will be a demo for Gearbox/Bungie/Microsoft's recently released Halo: Combat Evolved. The demo will feature "The Silent Cartographer" from the single-player campaign, "Blood Gulch" with limited vehicles for your multiplayer satisfaction, as well as support for up to 16 players in Slayer and CTF multiplayer modes. Of course we will have it available on our fileservers, so stay tuned!

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Haunted Mansion' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The theme park attraction that hosts millions of foolish mortals each year becomes both a major motion picture and video game. Solve unique puzzles, uncover hidden clues and put unwelcome evil spirits to rest, as you navigate through Disney's world famous Haunted Mansion. With amazing game environments inspired by the film and the ride, you'll be dying to give this game a try!

'Dead Man's Hand' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Man's Hand will be an amazing recreation of the Old West, from the high drama of showdowns to the window-smashing action of shoot outs to the bitter plights of vengeance. Using the power of the Xbox and Unreal Technology together, Human Head is creating one of the best looking, best playing and truly unique first person shooters ever released. Xbox owners are in for a real treat, both in single player and against online foes through Xbox Live!" Read more for some new screens ...

'Fire Department' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monte Cristo has released a new patch for their firefighting 3D RTS game Fire Department (Emergency Fire Response and Fire Chief in other territories). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and adresses random crashes (especially in the Forest level) and makes the game work with screen frequencies lower than 60Hz (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens & character art...

'Battle Engine Aquila' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore/Lost Toys have released a demo allowing you to check out their Xbox port, coming to PC soon. The demo features 1 missionn amed "Interception" in which you have to protect the transport convoy then help the firebase defenses deal with the enemy threat. Read more for download links ...

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A real-time strategy game of epic scope and breadth, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World lets players command legendary civilizations as they battle to forge mighty empires during the days of longbows and charging knights to the awesome land, air and sea battles of WWII involving Tiger Tanks, Storm Troopers, Spitfires, and stealthy submarines. Expected in stores later this month, in the meantime read more for some new screens ...