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'Etherlords II' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Etherlords II is the sequel to the innovative turn-based strategy game originally released in November 2001. Similar to Etherlords I, which was highly praised for its tactical depth and stunning graphics, Etherlords II promises to be even more spectacular, changing the emphasis of the game from simple exploration and resource gathering to a more enriching story-driven adventure.

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, "black ops" wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. Check these 6 new screens .. Njoy!

EA Announces 'Def Jam Vendetta' (NGC/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Def Jam Records just unveiled their new fighting game, 'Def Jam Vendetta'. Read more for some screens, features and some in game footage movie ...

Tivola Releases 'Chemicus: Journey To The Other Side' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 10:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another reality awaits those who dare to enter the world of Chemicus. Shrouded in secrecy and intrigue, the mysterious city of Chemicus is the repository of chemical knowledge from the beginning of time. It begins with a young scientist’s discovery of an ancient amulet with the power to unlock the portal to the forgotten land. Soon, strange, cloaked men kidnap him, claiming that he has disrupted the delicate balance between our world and theirs. Players find themselves in a virtual mission to unlock the secrets of Chemicus, to restore harmony, and rescue the abducted scientist.

'Kien' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 9:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media announced its first console game today. The title, Kien, will be released for the Gameboy Advance Console early 2003. Kien is an action/platform game with RPG elements. The player's task is to complete an epic, non-linear quest in a fantasy-inspired world, helping the two young heroes in their challenge to defeat the Powers of Evil. The world of Kien is composed of 23 long, challenging levels, each boasting richly detailed and colourful 2D graphics, appealing features, well-animated characters as well as eye-pleasing environments and backgrounds. Read more for some nice looking screens ...

'Civ III: Play the World' & 'IronStorm' - Update Patch Available NOw

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed at Blues that the Firaxis Games Files Page is offering a new v1.04f patch for the brand-new Play the World expansion for Civilization III. The patch is just under 7 MB and adds autopatching and a pillage function along with several fixes addressing things such as multiplayer stability, a memory leak with adviser screens, a bug in play-by-email mode, and more. There is also a new patch for Iron Storm available updating 4X Studios' alternate-history World War I shooter to v1.02. Here's what the patch addresses: "The game will crash to desktop while attempting to rebind keys. This problem primarily occurs when the user has a USB keyboard or USB Mouse or both." Read more for links where to get all of these goodies ...

'Rise of Nations' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From Brian Reynolds, designer of Civilization 2 and Alpha Centauri, comes Rise of Nations, combining the fast-paced action of real-time strategy games with the strategic depth and epic scope of turn-based strategy games. Rise of Nations allows players to improve their city infrastructure, create new cities, and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from sling-shots to canons to stealth bombers; corner the market on key commodities; and wheel and deal with a wide variety of civilizations. Unlike other historical real-time strategy games, Rise of Nations allows the gamer to quickly play through to the modern age. Today we serve up 10 new screens for you to enjoy!

'Hearts of Iron' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Paradox Entertainment, the same team behind the award-winning Europa Universalis II, are proud to announce that Hearts of Iron¸ the first World War II game of true grand strategic scope, has gone gold. Read more for details and 10 new screens ...

'Shrek Extra Large' (NGC) On Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced that "Shrek Extra Large" has shipped for the GameCube. The title will be available at major retail outlets throughout North America. “We are glad to be able to bring Shrek to the GameCube,” said Stefan Serwe, vice president of global marketing, TDK Mediactive. “Shrek Extra Large is the perfect product to address the emerging and growing GameCube market, and with its zany fairy tale characters, we are confident that the game will deliver the charm and twists of Shrek to a wide audience.”

'Outlaw Golf' (NGC) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arriving just in time to put the "ho" in "ho-ho-ho,' Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today it has shipped "Outlaw Golf" for the GameCube (Rated: "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street price; also available for the Xbox). A gift that 'keeps giving' for the golfer in your life, "Outlaw Golf" is a hardcore golf game with a humorous side that takes gamers to three different courses where you'd never find PGA members.