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'Grandia Xtreme' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 8:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enix America's sequel to Grandia for PS2, Grandia Xtreme has gone gold and will be available in stores on September 30th. This adventure-RPG hybrid, featuring voices from Hollywood actors such as Mark Hamill, Dean Cain and Lisa Loeb, is set in a fully 3D-rendered world and contains an elaborate mix of real-time and turn-based battle systems in which the elemental powers of Fire, Air, Earth and Water can be wielded against opponents. Grandia Xtreme comes on the heels of the re-released version of the Dreamcast-title Grandia 2 for PS2 and the PC.

'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment today announced that Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest has shipped to retail stores in North America. Developed by Mad Doc Software, Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest is the official expansion pack for Gamespy.com's 2001 "PC Game of the Year," Empire Earth. The real-time strategy game has sold over one million copies worldwide.

TimeSplitters 2 (GC/PS2/Xb) - Character Art & Bio

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to battle through history as the evil TimeSplitters get ready to rise again. TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters, which was released to coincide with the US and European launches of PlayStation 2. The game is being developed by Free Radical Design of Nottingham, England, and is set for release in September. Today we scored some Character bio's for Harry Tipper, Kitten Celeste, Captain Ash and Jungle Queen. More to follow, Njoy!

Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears takes players to the eerie town of Silent Hill, where they assume the role of James Sunderland. James has received a cryptic letter from his wife, asking him to meet her in Silent Hill, a place that holds great meaning for the couple. What would normally be a comforting, romantic letter scares and confuses James, as his wife has been dead for three years. The mystery of the letter compels him to return to the surreal horror and all-too-real danger in the monster-ridden town of Silent Hill.

'No One Lives Forever 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected the demo version of No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way has been released and can be found on FilePlanet (registration required) and also at Gigex. The demo is a 158 MB download, and according to plan, offers "four levels total from three of the game's 15 chapters. The locations will include Japan, Siberia and the never before seen, Underwater Base." (thanks Blues). Some new screens can also be found at NOLFGIRL.com.

'World War II Online' Goes Mac - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First, Playnet and Cornered Rat Software announced today that they will be bringing the World War II Online game experience to a new audience: Mac addicts. Check the screens...

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Screensaver

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joining the ever growing list of Colin McRae Rally 3 downloads is a new screensaver now available to download, HERE. The Colin McRae Rally 3 screensaver makes for perfect desktop amusement while in the countdown to the PS2 and Xbox launch on 25th October. Get the screensaver now, available to download from the dedicated Colin McRae Rally 3 micro-site.

Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet (GC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the makers of Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Kazooie and Goldeneye 007, comes a game of epic proportions that will unveil a breath-taking new world never before seen on a console. Fox McCloud cunningly takes the lead in Star Fox Adventures, as Nintendo's secret weapon and 100th game on the GAMECUBE takes off on 22nd November 2002... How many more Star Fox shots can the world withstand? Well, here's another 25.

Millenium Digger II - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This month it is the 20th Anniversary since the release of the most popular arcade "Digger". Alawar Entertainment Company is celebrating this memorable date by releasing new version of this cult arcade - "Millenium Digger II". Read more for some screens (and remember this is a classic so dont expect the latest in 3D gfx ;)

PC Preview - Iron Storm

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Up on deck today is a look at DreamCatcher and Wanadoo's upcoming First person "alternative history" shooter, Iron Storm. And of course we had to go snap crap and include about 50 brand new screens for your pleasure ... Njoy, its worth (playing) it!!! One to chalk up for the wish list!