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'Splinter Cell' - Trailers

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal Studio in Canada, Splinter Cell, is a unique experience that will have the player thinly skate on the fine line that separates fact from fiction. A new gameplay trailer and a "making of" are now available for download, read more for links ...

'Postal 2' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With screaming next generation UNREAL engine technology from Epic Games, Inc., Running With Scissors is locked and loaded like never before. Running With Scissors is getting ready to frag 'em and shag 'em in extra-crispy first-person style. Why? Because everyone knows the POSTAL Dude always delivers. Read more and check out the new trailer (combining Get Milk, Napalm Factory and Vince Errand into 1 file).

'Hitman 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive has released a second playable demo for Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, once again allowing you to step into the shoes of Codename 47 if you don't own the full game yet. This demo contains a mission where you're attending a party, and have to kill a general and retrieve a suitcase (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab this beauty ...

'C&C : Generals' - Trailers

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To make the experience of modern war as immersive as possible, EA Pacific is using a proprietary state-of-the-art 3D engine, code-named "Sage," which delivers unprecedented detail and interactivity. Because of Sage, Generals' battlefields will include fully modeled urban cityscapes, rugged deserts, vast forests and frozen wastelands. Amazing special effects will allow players to crush cars with hulking tanks, blow out the windows of skyscrapers, or lace the skies with smoke from dueling fighter planes. A new trailer has just been released, read more for download links...

'Star Trek Starfleet Command 3' - Free Star Trek Nemesis Mission

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision lets us know that they have updated the official Star Trek Starfleet Command 3 website with a new 11 meg single player add-on for Taldren's recent space strategy game. This free add-on lets you pilot the Scimitar warship commanded by Lord Shinzon, based on the just released movie Star Trek Nemesis. Read more for links where to grab this puppy ...

'Earth & Beyond' - PvP Update Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Westwood Studios announced today that Team Player Vs. Player (PvP) will be implemented in this month's content update for Earth and Beyond. The Team PvP gameplay will be introduced as part of a storyline involving the Progen, and will be deliver to E&B players via special areas designed exclusively for this type of gameplay. Earth & Beyond's team-based PvP will be offered in "gladiator-like games" that allow players to compete using a combination of skill, combat and tactics (thanks Gamespydaily).

'NFL 2K3' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon championship-caliber gameplay and presentation NFL 2K3 raises the bar with new lifelike player animations, convincing play-calling intelligence, an on-the-fly audible system and a brand new ESPN broadcast system with the famous overlays, scores and highlights beloved by all sports fans. NFL 2K3's new easy-to-use Franchise mode gives you total team control as player, coach and general manager - track the best players, make the smartest trades and build the most dominant team in the league. Complete with all of the updated rosters, new NFL re-alignment changes and authentic stadiums redesigned in full 3D for the 2002 season, NFL 2K3 will deliver the most exhilarating football action experience. The European release of Sega Sports NFL 2K3 is coming to PS2, Xbox and Nintendo 4th April 2002

'Shining Soul' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The "Shining" series, has been popular amongst fans of the RPG genre, and has appeared on the Mega Drive, Game Gear and Sega Saturn (Shining and the Darkness, Shining Force etc). This, the latest installment of the series, comes in the form of an exciting action RPG, taking place a thousand years before that of Shining Force, the Mega Drive game released in 1992. The character designer, Tamaki, has worked on "Shining and the Darkness" and "Shining Force", titles that have garnered critical acclaim over the years.

'SEGA Sports NBA 2K3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Sports NBA 2K3 powers forward with the kind of improvement that only results from an off-season dedicated to perfection. Imagine jump shots so real players actually adjust their movement in mid-air based on distance from the hoop and defensive pressure, a passing touch that gives you the control to skirt a defender or start a fast break, and dribble moves that let you jab left, rock right, crossover, spin and much more. It's all here in NBA 2K3.

'Panzer Dragoon Orta' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Years ago, a legacy was born that ruled the skies. As time passed and memory grew dim, distant times progressed from History into Legend. Now, the era of human prosperity has come to a grinding halt, with all but a few pockets of civilisation destroyed by years of devastating battles. The population clings precariously to the brink of extinction, scattered across the desolate land, living in the darkest age in history.