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'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 ..

20-Year-Old Video Game Record Beaten By New Hampshire Man

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Donald Hayes, a well known competitor in the world of classic arcade gaming has beaten a 20-year-old record on the legendary arcade game Super Zaxxon. Considered among the the top ten "hardest games of all time," the world record on Super Zaxxon had not budged an inch since Greg McLeod of Halifax, Nova Scotia, set the benchmark standard of 339,750 points on July 25, 1983 during a Twin Galaxies event. Not only will Donald Hayes be recognized as the Super Zaxxon champion in the forthcoming edition of the Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records, but he also holds the world records on TRON and Centipede, two of the most highly contested titles of all time. The entire story can be found at TwinGalaxies

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday is comparable with "Carmageddon" (SCI) and "Stunts" (Distinctive Software); mostly because Crashday's gameplay also concentrates on realistic stunt physics, absolute freedom of movement and the ability to create custom maps with a powerful track editor. A release might be possible in quarter III/IV 2003. read more for 10 new shots!

'Pride: Fighting Championships' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pride FC pits the top fighters in the world from several different combative sports including wrestling, karate, judo, kick-boxing, and others into one ring under the same rules. The philosophy of Pride, known as ValeTudo, is the acceptance of any technique of any school of combat. Pride is the survival of the strongest. Not the strongest in a specific genre, but the strongest of all combative sports, period.