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'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. UbiSoft sent out a new interview with Creative Director Patrice Désilet, Lead Engineer Claude Langlais and Animation Art Director Alex Drouin.

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has now released the US patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your US ONLY edition to v1.2. This release implements a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

Tax Refund-A-Rama In 'The Sims Online' On April 15th

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If the IRS has left you feeling destitute and down in the dumps, join your friends in the wild, wacky and charitable online world of The Sims! It's refund day in The Sims Online on April 15th and they are opening the coffers to all of their devoted fans. For one day only, they will be awarding a total of over 100 million Simoleans to anyone who logs on to The Sims Online.* It's just that simple! Turn on that computer, log on to The Sims Online and don't forget to tell all of your friends. They won't want to miss out on the excitement! There is a ton of fun and a big piece of the Simolean pie awaiting you in The Sims Online on April 15th. All players that log in on April 15th between the hours of 12:00 am PST and 11:59 pm PST will be eligible for the Tax Day Refund. Refund amounts will be randomly awarded. All refunds will be awarded on April 16th.

'Kreed' - Delayed Until Q3 2003

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burut CT and Russobit-M report that the developing process of hi-tech shooter KREED is close to its final stage. Levels and characters, weapon and equipment are totally ready. Now the main object of developers is to complete the project on a level with the highest world standards. That.s why Burut CT and Russobit-M decided to postpone the release date of KREED in order to pay a great attention to perfecting of the gameplay and to testing of the single and multiplayer modes. The new release date of this project is Q3 2003. The current version will be shown at the E3 2003. Welcome to the booth # 6427 in Kentia Hall.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Reign Of Fire' (PS2) - Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago our 'Reign Of Fire' (PS2) contest ended, and now we have announced the winners. Want to check out if you were one of the lucky people to win a Reign OF Fire PS2 copy, or maybe you got one of the Reign of Fire watches/mousepads! The 10 winning contestants will be receiving a confirmation email in a few days time. Check out the winners page !!!

'Drake' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drake is an action shooter of furious and brutal revenge, supernatural Hong Kong action John Woo style. Think adrenaline-pumping action as seen in the movie "The Matrix" visualized in a neon-gothic Animated Batman style, using unique custom software generated "rim light" texturing. Drake has been brought back from the dead to avenge his family "The Crow" style and brings nothing but death into our world, executed in extravagant "Crying Freeman" style. As Drake, you'll be able to somersault over knocked-over furniture, double guns blazing (double button action) Hong Kong style.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Outlaw Volleyball (SSI)
  • The Hobbit (Vivendi)
  • Nosferatu (Idol)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Nitro Family' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2003 @ 10:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delphieye, Inc., Korean developer that has two in-house developing team for MMORPG ”Helikia” and PC FPS game “Nitro Family.” “Nitro Family,” a new hardcore First Person Shooter developed by Delphieye, Inc., will be introduced at 2003 E3 game show. Powered by the world-renowned Serious Sam Engine, “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game. Read more to check out a trailer and some screens ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. Sports Interactive has just released a new patch for the retail version of their recently released Championship Manager 4. The 'Enhancement Pack 2' is an essential download for CM4 users, makes a number of enhancements and refinements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...