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'Chaser' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the first official details on the gripping futuristic storyline behind the breathtaking first-person shoot 'em up, Chaser, the PC game scheduled for a UK release in Q2 2003. Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars.

'Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is beginning to unfold in the streets of America. Red Army troops are pouring across the borders of Mexico and Canada shortly after a nuclear missile is unleashed on Washington D.C. Chaos sets in when breaking news informs Americans that their President has been killed and the Russians have invaded the country. Players take on the role of a mild-mannered blue-collar worker who evolves into a charismatic and fearless freedom fighter obsessed with finding and freeing his brother, who has been taken hostage along with other New Yorkers by the Soviets. Chekc the new batch of Xbox screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Gladiators' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOw

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2003 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Gladiators is a 3D real-time strategy game featuring a heavy emphasis on tactics and action. Arxel feels that The Gladiators could be a real hit in the North American market and wants to make sure it gets there in a timely fashion. The Gladiators is scheduled for a February 2002 release in North America. This demo includes a sample from the multiplayer part in the game, but further details on its contents are not available. Read more for download links ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-'em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both 1st and 3rd person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind.

'MistMare' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world. Check out the latest screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure.

'V-Rally 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After last summer’s successful PS2 release of the greatest V-Rally yet with V-Rally 3, Eden Studios has gone back in to the development studio to work on the Xbox release. Utilising the unique technological architecture of the Xbox, they have produced two real innovations to make V-Rally 3 on the Xbox a much different and refined experience than that of its PlayStation 2 counterpart. Firstly, dynamics have been improved to produce more sensitive and responsive handling; easier yet still simulation oriented. Check out these blazing new screens ...

HiTech Creations Announces 'Aces High II'

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

HiTech Creations, producer of the award winning online combat simulation Aces High, has announced plans to launch the next generation of the game, Aces High II: Tour of Duty, in Q3 2003. Aces High is the most popular massively multiplayer online flight simulator on the market, with players from over 50 countries worldwide participating in virtual combat 24 hours a day (thanks VE3D).

'Galactic Civilizations' Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Stardock announced today that the release date for their upcoming 4X space-based strategy game, Galactic Civilizations, has been updated to March 25, 2003. The decision to hold back the release of Galactic Civilizations came after the recent delay of Quicksilver/Infogrames’s Master of Orion 3.

'Industry Giant II' & 'Add-On' - Update PAtch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Industry Giant II caught the imagination of players across the world by allowing them to build a thriving business as product, industry and transport development from 1900 to 1980. Now, the Industry Giant II Add On gives players the unique opportunity to create an industrial empire from 1980 to 2020 where items such as mobile phones and computers are available for manufacture, distribution and selling as well as a massive range of exciting new industries that haven’t even been developed in real-life yet. Jowood has released patches for the original Industry Giant II, as well as the add-on. No new features, mainly CD drive compatibility issues.. Read more for details and download links ..