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'Red Faction II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Volition has issued a new patch for Red Faction II, upgrading the English edition of their recent sci-fi first-person shooter to v1.01. This patch tweaks the Team Arena "Best Of" feature, reduces CPU usage when minimized, and allows the English version to run on German and French operating systems. Patches for those language editions are expected soon (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'PN03' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has updated the PN03, in development by its internal studio, Production Studio 4, Japanese website. P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

'Desert Combat' - 0.3 Public Alpha Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2003 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since the first and second test was so successful, we were able to get valuable feedback and bug reports to make this mod even better, Thank you so much for the support, feedback and donations. Public Alpha 0.3 features a slew of bug fixes and additions aimed at creating one of the best war game experiences on the PC. In this stage of development each is roughly balanced with some minor advantages to each, making gameplay much more fun and exciting. Read more for download links ...

'Street Racing Syndicate' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Racing Syndicate captures all the competition, lifestyle, and action of real illegal and underground street racing. Nights filled with high-risk, nitrous-injected, illegal racing on real city streets. Money and respect always on the line. Cops lurking behind every sharp turn. Customizing cars with authentic parts, cool paint, and anything else bought or won. From hot cars with lifelike physics and damage, to beautiful models picked from the pages of today's top import magazines, to booming bass, big bets, and illegal and sanctioned events, Street Racing Syndicate is the first game ever to deliver the real world of street racing.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Another Friday, another website update. Check out these screens ..

'Postal 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive & Running With Scissors announced today that "Postal 2" has gone gold. Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Expect it in stores April 14th.

'Midnight Club II' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world’s greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car. read more to download the new trailer voiced over by none other than legendary Hip-Hop superstar DJ, Funkmaster Flex.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' Announced - Details & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps (CMAK) is the latest game in the award winning Combat Mission series. Based on the same engine as Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (Wargame of the Year 2003 - Computer Gaming World), it introduces a number of important upgrades and changes relevant for the fighting in the North African deserts, the Italian mountains and the island of Crete, such as multi-turreted tanks, dust and smoke kicked up by moving vehicles and much more. Combat Mission: Afrika Korps (CMAK) moves the focus to three new regions of conflict. North Africa from 1940-43. Italy (including Sicily) from 1943-45 and Crete in 1941.

'Humvee Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the Humvee. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. This is Humvee Assault! Read more for details and a few hi-res screens ...

'Worms 3' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 12 new wormelicious screens ..