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'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.

'Halo 2' - NOT Coming in 2003

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie.net has a post from Matt Soell saying that Halo 2 will definitely not ship during 2003 - sources close to the company say the first quarter of 2004 is the current target. 'There has been much speculation regarding Halo 2's release date since we announced the game last year. The fact is we don't like announcing release dates unless we're certain we'll meet the deadline.' Read more for the full statement...

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Later on we will have a preview coming for you based on last night's GDC viewing, but for now a batch of 20 new screens, check them out!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check the usual Friday screens ...

'Harbinger' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger - journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship's steel walls. As promised Dreamcatcher has now made the official demo available giving you a change to try out this promising game. Begin play as level 6 Human powered up with advanced weaponry, armor and skills. See original quest dialogs not found in the retail game and play two entirely new levels. You’ll also encounter 12 of the 65 enemy types present in the game. Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used. A native T&L rendering module supports per pixel shaders and bone calculation directly on advanced graphic cards. Read more for features and some screens ...

'Planet Prison' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the depths of space an empire controls a planet of prisoners, enslaved for evil needs.You as a starship captain survive an emergency landing on the planet, and have to find your way home. Lots of different futuristic locations wait to be exploredin real-time street battles against rival gangs. Use a big amount of skills and resources to overcomethe evil forces of a mean and powerful empire in single or multiplayer game modes. Load your blasters and sharpen your senses to survive a thrilling tactical strategy game in an apocalyptic world, coming out Xmas '03.