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'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.

'Seablade' (XBOX) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today its arcade shooter title "SeaBlade" for the Xbox has gone gold and will be shipping in two weeks to retail. In SEABLADE (Rated: "T" by the ESRB), gamers take control of a futuristic spacecraft that can fly as well as dive below water with the goal being to combat insidious warlords who have overrun the northern hemisphere in the year 2350.

Kreed - Official Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 5:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burut CT as a developer and Russobit-M as a publisher of the upcoming 3D FPS project .Kreed. are happy to present the official Kreed website. All developing team took part in the creation of the site and now it contains wide information about all details and features of Kreed and its creating process. First showing art-materials and screenshots, detailed story and description of the game, representation of the in-house engine X-Tend, features, downloads with movies, soundtracks and desktop themes and FAQ are waiting for your attention. As of today, check the official website for all the last news about the project, its development and its covering in the worldwide media.

'Robin Hood The Legend of Sherwood' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Inspiring storytellers for over 700 years, Robin Hood is an internationally recognized fable, and this latest PC title gives gamers the unique chance to pick up a trusty bow and arrow and take on the role of the legendary nobleman, Robin Hood, and join forces with Little John and his Merry Men as the battle for control of the King's throne ensues. We had a chance to sit down with game designer Martin Kuppe and ask him some questions about the now gone gold 'Robin Hood The Legend of Sherwood'.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News