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Steel Battalion - New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 10:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steel Battalion players operate a strategic battle mech weapon through 12 action-packed levels, fending off dozens of adversaries while attempting to diffuse a riot that has ensued on a Pacific island ruled by a military dictatorship. Unlocking new missions, maps and enemy robots once the game is completed provides endless entertainment. With a diverse arsenal at the player's disposal, including plasma torches and a MK21-6 twin pod rocket launch, there will be plenty of action to go around. Check the 12 (rather fuzzy) new screens ...

DreamCatcher Responds To Recent News About 'Cryo' Shutdown

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Richard Wah Kan, CEO of DreamCatcher noted that "while Cryo indirectly owns an interest in DreamCatcher, Cryo's unfortunate financial difficulties do not affect in any way, DreamCatcher's operations or positive outlook. DreamCatcher is, and will continue to be, a vibrant, growing and successful company and will continue to service its customers, deal with its suppliers, and acquire and distribute its wide range of quality game titles in its usual reliable and professional manner. DreamCatcher has and will continue to rely entirely on its own management, business strategies and financing, and it is business as usual at DreamCatcher."

Pinball Challenge Deluxe (GBA) - Info & Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Pinball Challenge Deluxe" is a conversion of the Amiga games Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies to the GameBoy Advance. Both titles are being incorporated into a single Exclusive title for AGB offering all (eight) original pinball tables. Young developer Binary9 Studios, ltd, today saw the release of their first title, Pinball Challenge Deluxe, via UbiSoft. Check the 8 available tables!

Gothic 2 - Team Info

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first details of what the Piranha Bytes team are up to is now available at the official Gothic II website. This new area allows you to peek beind the scenes of the Gothic II team. One part of the new area is the 'piranha bits'. There you'll find some not so deadly serious newsbits about us, the freaks behind gothic II where they introduce themselves in the 'portrait series', starting this week with game designer björn. Check it out!

Cryo Is No More!

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French publisher Cryo and its Cryonetworks subsidiary have announced that they are folding, following a failure to negotiate a recapitalisation of the group with its principal creditors.

Babel Launches Europe's First Sound Studio For Games

by Rainier on July 4, 2002 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ambitious outsourcing games specialist Babel has announced the next stage in its expansion by launching a London sound studio aimed specifically at the games industry.

FireStarter - New Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2002 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action....

'Soldier Of Fortune II' - Update Patch Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2002 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision released another batch of screenshots from the upcoming Soldier of Fortune 2 patch. The patch for Raven's First Person Shooter is to be expected somewhere mid next week. The screens show off some of the new maps that will be included. Njoy!

''America's Army : Recon'' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2002 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA jumped the gun and is first to offer the Recon demo of America's Army: Operations, the free first-person shooter game that was developed by the U.S. Army using the Unreal engine. Wonder why NViDIA was in a rush, sure a few other sites wont be too happy about this. Read more for details and links where to grab it ... (Thanks Blues).

'City Of Heroes' Powers Revealed

by Rainier on July 4, 2002 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What Claws, Super Speed and Body Armor can do for you. City of Heroes Powers Cryptic Studios has revealed three new powers that will be available in its upcoming online Super Hero role-playing game, City of Heroes Today the offer details on Super Speed, Claws and Body Armor. (thanks Gamespy)