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'Hearts of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the previous patch, Strategy First & Paradox Plaza have released yet anotherpatch for their WWII based strategy war title Hearts of Iron. Even more gameplay tweaks, AI fixes and general improvements to the game! Read more for detailed fix list and download links for all localised versions ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. This release addresses bugs in the Persistance Battle Mode, game mechanics and more, along with tweaking class balance and improving engine stability. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch). A little catch-up download for our FreeForm friends ;)

Thrustmaster Releases Wireless Gamepad for PS2

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is pleased to introduce its first cordless controller for PlayStation 2: Firestorm Wireless. With a design based on the Firestorm RF for PC, Thrustmaster's new radio frequency gamepad will be available from February 2003, providing gamers with a new level of enjoyment and unprecedented freedom of movement in games.

'Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom informed us that they have shipped "Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter" to stores. The latest iteration of this popular role-playing series follows the adventures of an underground dweller named Ryu who has an “awakening” about his mysterious past and finds himself leading his underground civilization to the surface after a world shaking catastrophe turns his world upside down. His quest is to lead the way for the people of Shelter to escape to the surface, but doing the journey is fraught with peril and woe. Enemies are at every turn impeding his safe passage to the surface. Using a variety of attacks including combinations, magic and tactics, Ryo and friends will break into the sunlight after generations of darkness- or die trying.

'Splinter Cell' Sneaks Into Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC game fans everywhere are excited to learn that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, one of the hottest games of the year, has shipped and will soon be available on store shelves. Expected to blow PC game fans away, the game is already a critical success earning Editor's Choice awards from both Computer Gaming World and PC Gamer. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Eternal War: Shadows of Light' Released - Screens & Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Western Canada based Two Guys Software released the retail version of Eternal War: Shadows of Light for online ordering. Hailed as the “Best Christian Game to date” (CCGR.org) the highly anticipated fast-paced action game is set in a spiritual conflict situation. Read more for some screens, and links where to download the demo.

Obraz Studio Reveals 'Star Ancestor' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the 23rd century, after having stimulated a subspatial breach and opened our solar system to an unknown system, a scientific expedition is attacked under appalling conditions by a quarrelsome species : a terrible war engaged between these two worlds. Men, in their will to maintain peace and discover new civilisations engaged into a military campaign in order to explore new planets and understand the major motivations of this species. You, Captain Demetrio, you lead a troop of elites and will discover during a perilous adventure the mysteries and dangers of areas filled of history and past and maybe reveal the secrets of ancestors who will lead you to the victory. Read more for features, screens and trailer...

Sega & MCDonald's Unite To Deliver Innovative Premiums This Summer

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

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced it has entered into an affiliation with McDonald's Corporation, the world's largest quick service restaurant to create a new line of McDonald's Happy Meal premiums. Based on two top-selling SEGA franchises - Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball, the premiums will come alive this summer at participating McDonald's restaurants throughout North America.

'F1 Career Challenge' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

F1 Career Challenge is officially licensed by Formula One Administration Limited and positions the player as a rookie who must prove their worth within the games career mode by passing a range of super licence tests where upon they can take their rightful place amongst the elite drivers competing in the world's fastest and most glamorous motor sport. Reputation will determine how far your career can take you and with which team. Develop and hone your car during test days where improvements will start to show over 4 successive seasons on the Formula1 circuit. Read more for facts sheet and some early PS2 screens ...

'AMP II' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

4D Rulers has just released the promised demo release of the AMP II showcasing their new engine. The tech demo offers the chance to check out the next generation version of the engine that powered Gore, which is going to be available for license for commercial games, as well as smaller projects. The initial version of the engine requires the use of either an NVIDIA GeForce 3 or GeForce 4 ti accelerator. Read more for download links ...