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GarageGames Shows 'Marble Blast' & 'Orbz' At MacWorld

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames will be in the Apple Game Arcade, booth #4441, providing hands-on demonstrations for show attendees of Marble Blast and multiplayer Orbz. GarageGames' Jay Moore will host a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at MacWorld asking "Mac Users Got Game?" The independent game development community asks what kind of games do Macintosh users want? Open to all MacWorld conference and attendees, Wednesday, January 8th, at 6pm - 7:30pm in the South Hall Gateway 102.

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. A new "making of" trailer is now available for download, featuring in game footage and comments from UbiSoft Canada producer Mathieu Ferland. Read more for links where to grab it...

'Orbz' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Orbz is an online action/arcade game with simple game play and intense competitive strategy. Using an intuitive two-click interface; players can take aim, set shot power, and launch their Orb at star-shaped targets scattered throughout richly detailed 3D courses. Power-ups provide an added layer of strategy allowing players to gain a competitive advantage against their opponents. Orbz will appeal to a wide variety of gamers because it's easy to learn and makes online play approachable, yet provides enough depth and strategy to challenge advanced players. The Orbz demo features dedicated server support and a single-player training mode called Boot Camp. The full version of Orbz includes ten additional courses, power-ups and global player rankings. Read more for demo links ...

RtCW : Resurrection & Tides Of War (PS2/Xbox) - Weapon & Character Art

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War & Resurrection uncover Hitler’s horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations. As B.J. Blazkowicz, an Army Ranger recruited into the Office of Secret Actions (OSA), players infiltrate deep into the twisted bowels of the Third Reich to battle the unearthly super-soldiers, zombies and mutants forged in the experiments of Heinrich Himmler. With both two player co-op and full Xbox Live and System Link multiplayer support for the ultimate in team warfare, RtCW: Tides of War & Resurrection deliver a frightening and action-packed adventure teeming with shocking paranormal experiments, perverted, flesh-chewing SS weaponry and bone chilling encounters with the Fuhrer’s unrelenting henchmen.

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 6:35 p.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. New screens showing off some of the action and locations ...

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Check the new batch of screens

'Lost Kingdoms II' (NGC) - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG for the GameCube, Lost Kingdoms II takes the immersive Real Time Action/RPG gaming experience to the next level with an expanded game world, new cards and exciting perils to face. Set 200 years after the events of the original Lost Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Argwyll is on the brink of destruction. All hope lies in the hands of a new heroine Tara. Abandoned as a child and raised by a gang of thieves, Tara must use the force of her magical Runestone and summon Guardian Creatures to battle the invading evil force, uncover its terrible origins and save the kingdom.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy Brings 'Knight Rider' To The US

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Michael Knight and KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) as they fight to protect the innocent in a world of criminals who operate above the law! In Knight Rider, a game based on the classic 80’s TV series, players will take on the role of KITT and assist Michael Knight in his quest for law and order through 10 action-packed missions that will take place in over 15 different environments. KITT, a sentient top-secret super car that is virtually indestructible, is programmed to protect human life and fight crime alongside its driver, the intrepid Michael Knight.

Ascaron Schedules To Release 'Port Royale' In Q1 2003

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Port Royale, an online empire-building simulation game, thrusts players into a world of high seas adventure in an era of exploration and discovery of new lands. As either a pirate or a trader, players must use strategic thinking to fight for the interests of their own nations in order to gain riches and support from governors, hoping to ultimately become governors themselves. Gamers will take on countless missions, engaging themselves in 3D sea battles and exploring up to 60 towns on their quest for gold and glory.