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Climax Already Working On PS3/Xbox2 Title 'Avalon'

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax today confirmed that work is well underway on its premiere next generation game. Developed under the codename Avalon, this impressive new game is to be produced at the company's celebrated Brighton Studio and will debut on the eagerly-awaited PlayStation 3 and Xbox 2.

'R: Racing Evolution' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated, intricately detailed, action racing experience, R: Racing Evolution, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. Developed for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube, R: Racing Evolution is rated T for Teen and carries an MSRP of $49.95.

'Massive Assault' - Bonus Scenario's

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases 12 new SCENARIOS for its global domination strategy game Massive Assault. These scenarios are coming as extra pack for the game. "We have composed this easy pack to let novice players get involved quicker, while the experienced players will get few extra hours of fun." Read more for download links ...

'Savage Eden' Launches Closed Beta

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage Eden, the Battle for Laghaim, a new role playing game hosted by iEntertainment Network, has launched for Closed Beta play. Closed Beta began December 3rd and will run through December 16, 2003. During this period we will be inviting more players every couple of days to come in and help us explore the worlds of Savage Eden. During the closed beta period we will be implementing changes to the game based on customer feedback. We are still accepting registrations for closed beta testers. Currently over 4000 people have signed up. If you are interested in joining the closed beta team please go to www.savageeden.com today.

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out these new screens ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...

'WhiteDay' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WhiteDay is a fear inducing horror survival game viewed, for the first time ever in this genre, completely from a first person perspective. Unfolding like a movie, the player takes control of a love-sick teenager entering into the local school late at night to return your dream girl's diary, which she lost earlier in the day and to drop off a token of your affection – WhiteDay chocolates. Read more for some weirdo screens ...

'Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition will be Sports Interactive's first non-football game, and is due to be released in late Q1 2004. The game will feature a detailed and realistic game engine with in-depth ice hockey content including numerous leagues, players with detailed statistics and personalities and full management features for trading, drafts and transactions. Read more for some screens ...

'Firestarter' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As was mentioned yesterday GSC Game World has released an updated demo & a patch for yesterday's demo of their sci-fi first-person shooter FireStarter. This small patch addresses some framerate issues as well as enhances the RPG elements of the demo. Read more for download links ...

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Demo & Patch Coming Up

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that a demo version of Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front by Freedom Games has been completed and will be made available online later this week. In the demo for Squad Assault: West Front, you command troops in both the Allied and German Armies of the West Front of World War II in an immersive full 3-D continuous time environment. Two scenarios are included along with online multi-player capability. In addition, this demo is based on the latest version of Squad Assault, which will also be released simultaneously in the form of an update later this week.