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UFO: Aftermath - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Altar Interactive is developing a PC game for which old school strategy fans are hungering. UFO: Aftermath combines small squad tactical combat and global strategy pitting the player against an alien threat. The game looks and feels similar to X-COM and Jagged Alliance, but also has interesting new features such as simultaneously planned turn-based combat, randomly generated tactical missions, strong role-playing elements, and an alien setting complete with powerful technologies and unique abilities. Check these 8 new screens!

Firestarter - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action.... Instead of the usual 6 per week, GSC dropped us 15 new screens .. yay!

'Stronghold: Crusader' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and UK-based developer FireFly Studios Ltd today announced that "FireFly Studios' Stronghold: Crusader" for the PC has gone gold. "Stronghold: Crusader" is a dynamic "castle sim" set in a distant Arabian land that combines the finest aspects of the city builder and real-time strategy genres. The game is set to ship late September 2002.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (PC/Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, “black ops” wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. What would the week be without some new screens .. Njoy!

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment is delighted to announce that the title Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder has reached Gold Master Status. Ghost Recon: Island Thunder was developed at Ubi Soft's Red Storm Entertainment development studio as a Mission Pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, which was PC Gamer's and IGN.com's PC Game of the Year in 2001.

'Soccer Manager' - Official Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we announced the "going gold" of Jowood's Soccer Manager (and some screenshots are included), and today the official homepage went live! The game is expected in stores end of September so go check out the website for hot information, a flash game and much more...

'Emergency 2 : The Ultimate Fight For Life' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the commander of the emergency services, you must control your team of rescue staff and vehicles, including police, K-9 unit, fire and ambulance services. Infiltrate traffic pile-ups, contain nuclear power plant meltdowns, rush victims to safety and even extinguish raging forest fires amongst other life threatening situations. Let police psychologists negotiate with extortionists and let sharpshooters do their job... Sounds exciting? Read more for some facts & screens .. Njoy!

'Lethal Skies Elite Pilot: Team SW' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global warming threatens life on earth. Frozen regions of Siberia have melted, submerging entire countries. As part of an elite group of pilots assembled by the World Alliance, your mission is to take out the World Order Reorganisation Front, an organisation that exploits natural disasters for its own benefit. THQ today announced an exclusive distribution agreement granting THQ rights to distribute Lethal Skies Elite Pilot: Team SW published by Sammy Europe Ltd.

'U.S. Special Forces: Team Factor' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singularity Software, a division of Brightstar Entertainment Ltd, today announced the release of its European summer hit, Team Factor, in the US. Going under the title U.S. Special Forces: Team Factor, it will be published through Xicat Interactive, a Ft. Lauderdale-based video game publisher. This first person shooter, available September 24, takes you to the very limits of military endurance and drops you head first into the world of covert military operations.

The Great Escape (PC/PS2/Xb) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi today announced that it has acquired from MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and global leader of entertainment, the exclusive worldwide interactive computer and video games rights to the classic movie The Great Escape starring James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson and others. Njoy the 11 new screens!