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Xicat To Release 'Top Angler' (NGC) In March

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat is looking to send gamers reeling with the mid-March release of bass fishing title - Top Angler. Currently available for PlayStation2, Top Angler will be the first fishing game for the Nintendo GameCube game console. Read more for details as well as an ingame trailer filled with fishy action.

'MoH: AA Spearhead' - SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead today and FilePlanet has it available for your perusal. The MOH:AA Spearhead SDK gives enthusiast in the community the ability to modify various aspects of the game. Read more for download links ...

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Developer Chat Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today the developers of their forthcoming Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" will be guests of an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) on Friday, February 7. The chat will begin at 10 pm GMT/ 5 EST and will last approximately an hour. Attending from Crowd Control Productions (CCP) will be Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, Lead Designer and Reynir HarĂ°arson, Art Director. Login details for the chat: Friday, February 7 (10 PM GMT / 5 PM EST / 2 PM PST) Servers : stratics.frws.com / irc.glowfish.de IRC Channel: #eveonlinehoc

'Jurassic Park Operation Genesis' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by leading Australian team Blue Tongue Software, Jurassic Park :Operation Genesis offers two very distinct game styles, giving the player the opportunity to run and maintain their own dinosaur theme park and also challenging them to run the gauntlet through 12 missions where the park attractions have broken loose and are running wild. Blue Tongue Software and Universal Interactive have released a demo for the PC version of Jurassic Park Operation Genesis, giving people a taste of this upcoming park sim-action game that's due out in mid-March for the PC, Xbox and Playstation 2. Read more for download links.

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area.

'Medieval: Total War Viking Invasion' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medieval: Total War Viking Invasion is the expansion pack to the award-winning Medieval: Total War, and takes the action of the game to a new level and a new time. In 793AD the Vikings attacked the monastery at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, killing the monks and nuns, destroying one of Northern Europe’s great centres of learning, and carrying off every precious object they could prise from the dead hands of the monks. Activision has unleashed a new batch of screens, read more to check them out!

CDV's 'American Conquest' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced that “American Conquest” for the PC is now available in stores. Developed by GSC Game World, developers of “Cossacks: European Wars,” “American Conquest” is a historical real-time strategy title devoted to the quest for the New World. Readm ore for details and some screens...

Kemco Appoints New Director Of Product Development

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A. Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Colin Gordon as U.S. director of product development. Gordon will spearhead all aspects of Kemco’s product development efforts at the publisher and studio level.

Various Upcoming Demo's Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Electronic Arts will release the single-player demo for Anno 1503 tomorrow. The sequel to the acclaimed Anno 1602 from German developer Sunflowers blends real-time strategy and empire building during the time of colonial expansion. Anno 1503 will be released under the title "The New World" in North America. CDV has announced that a demo for Nival Interactive's War War II RTS, Blitzkrieg, will be released next week. The upcoming Blitzkrieg demo consists of three Singleplayer Missions: one from the Germans, Allies and Russians. The first Mission is a German counterstrike against Russian forces. First you have to get rid of two Russian IS-II tanks. The easiest way is to outflank them, and hit them from behind, where the plates are quite weak. Use a sniper to destroy the local air defense, and clear the way for the heavy bombers which are taking care of the heavy artillery afterwards. After that, you're ready to utilize the giant mortar „Karl" to destroy an important bunker in the north of the map. And these were only 3 of many mission objectives in the first mission! You will spend some thrilling hours for sure.

'Gladius' (Xbox/PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At the heart of Gladius is a unique mix of dynamic game play that requires players to develop and manage a school of gladiators who, over time, gain experience, learn new skills, improve their abilities and finally test their might in epic battles. Players fight with deadly weapons and powerful magic, learn vital combat tactics, and enhance and customize characters... Check out six new shots!