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'Devastation' - Official Website Opens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2002 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ariush just let us know that the official site for Devastation, www.DevastationGame.com is now open, and we have released three brand-spanking new screenshots of this next-generation Unreal engine powered game. Devastation is a cyber-punkish FPS set in a technology dark age in the near future. A handful of huge corporations control the remaining technology, and command a ruthless force of Pacification Squad troopers who terrorize the citizens of the various territories. The only law is martial law in this future, but you and a group of "disloyalists" have banded together and formed a resistance.

'Industry Giant II' Addon Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2002 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce official details for the official Add On for the critically acclaimed Industry Giant II which is scheduled for a UK release on 29th November for PC CD Rom. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Battlefield 1942' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2002 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is not out yet but nonetheless Electronic Arts sends along a patch for the full version of Battlefield 1942, shipping to stores and expected end of this week. This v1.1 patch brings the same changes and fixes as the multiplayer demo update, including support for the All Seeing Eye server browser, higher refresh rates, internal server browser improvements, bug fixes, and more. Additionally, the v1.1 Win32 dedicated server for the full game is now available, allowing server administrators to host all 16 maps in all gameplay modes. Read more a detailed fix list and links where to get it.

'The Partners' Ships To Stores In North America

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Monte Cristo are pleased to announce that The Partners, a life simulation game that takes place in a law firm, has shipped to retail stores nation wide. If i am not mistaken The Partners is already available in Europe...

'Armored Task Force' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 9:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is now offering a playable demo of the new tactical war game from the creatures of Brigade Combat Team, Armored Task Force. The game represents a whole new approach to wargaming as they "have modeled the entire battlefield, practically down to the bolts on the road wheels!". The full game is expected to go gold on September 27, and they are accepting pre-orders for that now. Read more for features and links where to grab the demo...

MechAssault (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"MechAssault" lets players pilot the most powerful weapons available in the 31st century, a 40-foot-tall walking tank known as a BattleMech, or 'Mech. In this third-person action/shooter game, environments are not only fully destructible, they're the weapons. Players choose from a dozen 'Mechs - ranging from quick 30-tonners to huge 100-ton beasts - which they configure and optimize to crush their opponents. Gamers can challenge themselves with 20 single-player missions as they prepare for the ultimate multiplayer online experience.

Babel Appoints 'Quality Standards Manager'

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Babel has appointed Jon Mepham as Quality Standards Manager as part of the company's strategy to achieve zero failure rates of hardware manufacturer submission.

NBA Inside Drive 2003 (Xb) - Features

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers who have the skills are challenged to step onto the hardwood and take it to the rack. "NBA Inside Drive 2003" dares each player to go up strong or don't go up at all. With thumpin' hip-hop beats, fluid gameplay, innovative commentary and incredibly realistic arena models of all the NBA franchises, "NBA Inside Drive 2003" delivers the ultimate NBA console experience.

Monsters Inc : Scream Arena (Gamecube) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monsters, Inc : Scream Arena, an action game for the GameCube based loosely on the award winning animated feature film from Disney/Pixar. Monsters, Inc : Scream Arena allows up to four players to assume the role of one of several movie characters and go head-to-head in a "dodge ball-style" competition. Look for Monsters, Inc - Scream Arena this fall. 8 new screens showing off the monsterly action .. Njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action Vault has a new Q&A with members of 7FX talking about Team Factor, their first person shooter that's soon due in the US via Xicat. Saw on Bluesnews that MGON is the latest web site to post up a Q&A with members of Black Element Software talking about their upcoming action-horror game, Shade: Wrath of Angels. Gamershell has posted up a brief Q&A with Radon Labs' Bernd Beyreuther talking about their upcoming action-strategy game, Project Nomads. GameZone has posted up a new Q&A with Ian Stevens of Black Label Games talking about the recently released horror-action game The Thing (PS2/PC/Xbox). Computer and Video Games has a new Chaser Q&A talking with Cauldron's Marian Suran about their upcoming first-person shooter.