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'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a nickname of a pretty unusual mercenary, who is dealing with supernatural. There are places on Earth where demons and other evil creatures have their nests: abandoned prisons, private castles, deep caves in the mountains... "Cleaning" those places is good money, and our hero needs a lot of it, since he loves living the life to its fullest. One day he gets what seems to be a pretty simple job: to retrieve a religious artifact from one of the nests. When after a furious battle he realizes he might have been tricked into the war between two competing clans of the undead, he tries to play his own cards.

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Line of Sight: Vietnam is N-Fusion's latest project to create a stealthy combat game set during the Vietnam War, which is proving to be an ever-more-popular setting for computer games.The game will be created by Deadly Dozen developers nFusion Interactive, and puts the player in the role of a U.S. Army Special Forces sniper operating in the dense jungles of Vietnam during the height of the U.S. involvement in the war. The online community was not very pleased with a certain exclusive demo last week, so we had a chat with Infogrames and here is the free, non-exclusive, non-key requiring, non-ezpad version (requires DirectX9). Read more for download links ...

'MoH:AA Spearhead' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Icculus has issued another updated dedicated Linux server for MoH: Allied Assault Spearhead, allowing Linux PCs to host multiplayer games for v2.15 of the World War II FPS expansion by EA. This is still in beta stage (v5) so not the final product and the developers encourage email support! There is no information on the fixes in this release and the distro does not include two auxiliary .pak files from beta 4, so you may still need that as well. Read more for details & download links ..

'Mistmare' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released a demo for their imminent LithTech engine 3D fantasy RPG Mistmare. No real details about what it offers are available but the full version of the game is that it's still planned for release by the end of this month (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Kaan' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“There was an age which is now forgotten. It was the time when Kaan was destined to become the Champion of the Kingdoms. I am the only one who can still recount his saga. Let me tell you of this extraordinary adventure….” Tothum Siptet, the sorcerer with evil powers, has stolen the Orb of Hope. The young Barbarian Kaan volunteers to recover it and is then caught up in a pitiless hunt…

'Battlecruiser Millennium Gold' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlecruiser Millennium Gold contains the full Battlecruiser Millennium product plus all fixes, numerous improvements and upgrades as well as new unique features and enhancements listed below. Battlecruiser Millennium is the ground-breaking sequel to the critically acclaimed and industry recognized, Battlecruiser series. Being the third title in the series, BCM is a technological breakthrough in all aspects of its implementation. check these 30+ new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Rise of Nations (MicroSoft)
  • XIII (UbiSoft)
  • Devastation (Arush)
  • City States (Wanadoo)

    Read more for download links ...

'Purge Online' - Class Guide ::Cyborg::

by Rainier on March 18, 2003 @ 10:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge is an online-only computer game. It is a First-Person-Shooter / hybrid Role-Playing-Game set in the near future accounting a war between the diametrically opposed forces of science-fiction (the Order) and fantasy (the Chosen). Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Purge is being developed by Freeform Interactive LLC and utilizes the LithTech Talon system. Over the course of next few Mondays, an avid fan Roy Smart will discusss one type of character. We were introduced to Wastelander last week, and today's guide discusses the Cyborg. Monk, Fighter, and Mage will be coming up soon ...

'Amped 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Amped 2 is the ultimate freestyle snowboarding experience offering the largest, most varied trick library of any snowboarding game. Explore vast areas of wide-open, spectacularly rendered real mountains packed with terrain parks designed by world-famous snow park architect, Chris Gunnarson. Play head-to-head with friends to compare skills or challenge up to 7 others in various multiplayer modes. When ready to take it to the next level, connect to Xbox Live to check rankings and challenge the world’s best virtual riders.