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'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. Whether you play in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps - Panzers gives you real-time combat rampages in awesome 3D graphics. Create your combat force from over 100 finely detailed units, from a flame-throwing squad over a Soviet Stalin Organ rocket launcher through to a German Koenigstiger battle tank. You are the commander - demolish your enemy by using your skills in war strategy. Experience the nerve-jangling thrill of strategic gaming - in Panzers!

'Legion Gold' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that Legion Gold, the newest edition of the high-level strategy game, has gone gold. Legion Gold is a revolutionary, high-level strategy game that incorporates both strategic and tactical elements in a unique Roman Empire adventure. At the strategic level, players control vast armies and attempt to carve an Empire, and at the tactical level, they position their armies and make use of the best formations to achieve victory. Read more for details ...

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' - Website Goes Live

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that the website for their highly anticipated upcoming Real-Time Tactical game, Nexagon: Deathmatch has gone live. The Nexagon: Deathmatch website will feature tons of info on the game and other goodies. Game Overview, History of the Nexagon, Game Rules ,Sanctum description (this is your fortress), Forum links, Screenshots, Unit Description (describes the units that make up the Thralls, including attacks, abilities and stats). The website will also feature three mp3 music tracks and 10 wallpapers available for download. Also, check out our Nexagon preview!

Bethesda To Publish 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks and Disney Interactive today announced that Bethesda Softworks will publish a Pirates of the Caribbean video game for the Xbox, PlayStation2, and PC. Inspired by one of this summer's most anticipated blockbusters, the game will bring swashbuckling adventures and rich worlds to Xbox and PC this June, and to PS2 at a later date. Read more for details and screens

'Atlantis Underwater Tycoon' Dives Into Stores

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value is inviting gamers to immerse themselves in the world of underwater exploration, offshore mining and colonization with the release of "Atlantis Underwater Tycoon" for the PC. In the game, strategy gamers and would-be futurists can test their skills at building an underwater empire. Whether choosing to be a ruthless oil tycoon, an adventurous treasure hunter, or an environmental marine biologist, gamers may shape their destiny while building the undersea paradise of their wildest dreams. "Atlantis Underwater Tycoon" is currently available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

'World War II: Frontline Command' - Interview

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Set during the climax of the Second World War, Frontline Command lets aspiring generals make the strategic commands necessary to turn the tide of Axis aggression and liberate occupied Europe. Previously under the wings at Codemasters, Frontline Command will be one of many exciting titles to be published by KOCH Media during the course of 2003. To give more insight into the game Koch Media decided to grill Bitmap Brothers' Jamie Barber and ask some annoying questions! Also check out the new screens included...

GarageGames Launches 'Marble Blast' For Lindows 3.0

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames celebrated the successful launch of Marble Blast as the premiere download from Lindows.com's Click-N-Buy Warehouse. Marble Blast was first available on Linux in February, and now Lindows.com is the first site to distribute directly a GarageGames game.

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released a demo for their imminent LithTech engine 3D fantasy RPG Mistmare. The demo lets you play the episode 'a Fistful of coins', in which you must "find a place to stay in Antwerpen, after fighting monsters from the Fog". Most noticeably controls changed from previous demo version (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Online Championship Begins End Of April

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software and the e-sports company Turtle Entertainment are organising an online championship after the international release of the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. The contest will begin at the end of April in the Electronic Sports League, Europe's largest online league, with a direct link available on the official Blitzkrieg website, so that enthusiastic strategy game players can participate directly in the championship. Further tournaments will follow in the UK, France and the USA to coordinate with the various countries' release dates for Blitzkrieg.

'Cold Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Zero is an action adventure game where the player takes the role of John McAffrey, a former marksman with a SWAT team who was discharged from service after shooting a hostage by accident. His skills helped him get a job providing high level security for high profile corporations. One of his clients is BioResearch Inc, a company that created the genetic weapon known as Cold Zero. After a terrorist group attacks the laboratory and steals this virus, John sets our to find the terrorists before they have a chance to unleash a catastrophe of global proportions.