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'Fuel' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses. As you progress through the tournament, you will be required to control your character while on foot, in a dune buggy, a speed boat, and even a helicopter. You will be required to navigate across a vast terrain all the while switching your mode of travel. Each stage of the race will require slightly different tactics in how you get to the next checkpoint. Check out a few new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:12 p.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. European gamers have to wait one more week for Splinter Cell to arrive, in the meantime Ubisoft send us a new clip showing off some Sam Fisher movie action, quite impressive. Read more to download it ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'SimCity 4' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 3:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA just released 9 new screens from their next title in the SimCity franchise. EA also notified us that they will be hosting a chat event on Thursday, November 21st at 3PM (PST) with SimCity 4 Producer, Sean Decker where he will answer all of your questions about the Region Play feature in SimCity 4. The event will be held in the SimCity 3000 Unlimited chat room. You must be registered at the SimCity 3000 Unlimited website so get there early to register and submit your questions. Read more for the new screens ...

'RalliSport Challenge' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 10:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has release a demo of the recent PC version of Digital Illusions' racing game RalliSport Challenge. The demo contains two drivable Pro class cars, four tracks and two game modes from the full version of the game, and is a whopping 221 mb big! (thanks Homelan). Read more for links where to grab the demo ...

'Murakumo:Mech Hunter' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced plans to launch the popular Japanese mech-based shooter, Murakumo: Mech Hunter, exclusively for the Xbox. Murakumo: Mech Hunter is a fast-paced, "pursue and destroy" action game that features a variety of innovative, original mechs and adrenaline-pumping action set in city street and skyscraper environments. Murakumo: Mech Hunter is targeted to ship in February 2003.

'Dakar 2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dakar 2 is the all-action arcade version of the most radical endurance rally in the world. The game sees a radical departure from Paris Dakar Rally, offering a wealth of options and gameplay advancements which will leave off-road race fans gripped and on the edge of their seat as they battle for the finish line. Check out the PS2 screens gallery...

'ATV: Quad Power Racing 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"ATV: Quad Power Racing has been one of our most consistent performing brands, having struck a definitive chord with mass-market gamers," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand. "We're excited to leverage our technological resources to bring this brand to the next-generation systems, and deliver an entirely new gameplay experience that will further entertain and captivate the masses." A few days ago we had new Xbox and PS2 screens, today we have a brand new load of screens for the Gamecube version. Njoy!

'Dragon's Lair 3D:Return To The Lair ' For GameCube Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Dragon's Lair 3D-Return to the Lair for the Nintendo GameCube™ has gone gold. This completely new, built-from-the-ground-up version of the legendary Dragon's Lair coin-op phenomenon is scheduled to ship to store shelves by year end; the "Teen" rated game will retail for approximately $50. The PlayStation2 version,­ which will have identical content and gameplay, ­is still scheduled for release at the end of first quarter next year.

Vietcong - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 7:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the Vietnam War, "Vietcong" is a first person shooter with tactical elements. Acting as an elite soldier, players of "Vietcong" command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. The game is expected to hit store shelves this fall.