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'Phantasy Star Online' (NGC) Ready To Deliver The Biggest RPG Experience

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The award-winning Phantasy Star Online sparked a worldwide gaming phenomenon. Now the world of Phantasy Star Online (PSO) is coming to Gamecube. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II will feature all-new game-play modes and new content. New character classes, formidable weapons, enemies and challenging quests are just a small part of the awesome new content waiting to be discovered. Episode 1 includes all the original PSO and PSO ver.2, while Episode II brings an exclusive new full-length adventure to the Gamecube

Jaleco Gears Up 'Lowrider' For Fall Release

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment brings exciting new car action to North American audiences this fall with the tentatively titled Lowrider, exclusively on the PS2. Read more for details ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has just released the IGI 2: Covert Strike dedicated server which will enable you to set up dedicated IGI2 servers without requiring the original CD or CD Key. This is the promised dedicated server pack for those of you that wish to set up your own stand alone servers. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDA Productions, a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, and Massive Entertainment, today announce the development of Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus. The game is the next episode in the award-winning and highly acclaimed Ground Control RTS game series. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Outlaw Volleyball : Spike Or Die' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's spike or die as players choose their team and head out to one of the 16 different volleyball courts. 'Outlaw Volleyball' will draw on the Xbox graphic capabilities to provide extremely well-rendered and fun environments with dynamic elements. From the beach house beach to the big house, the courts will feature such graphic treats as deformable sand, dynamic backgrounds and highly detailed crowds. Today we scored some new screens and a trailer showing off some in-game footage...

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out the new screens!

'1080°: White Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1080°: White Storm brings its unique tradition of authentic 3-D snowboarding action to Gamecube. Game play satisfaction snowballs as players master snowboarding physics and an all-new trick system. Favorite boarders, such as the well-balanced Kensuke, the technical master Rob or the incredibly fast Dion, charge jumps, grab huge air and complete twisted combos. Watch out though, a potentially impressive stunt could lead to a board-breaking disaster.

'StarFleet Command 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 9:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has just released the official beta patches for Star Trek Starfleet Command III, bringing the US and UK editions of the space strategy game by Taldren to v1.01. This release brings a handful of new features along with a massive list of client and server fixes, and for multiplayer it requires you to play on a beta server instead of a regular Dynaverse 3 server. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Freelancer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a playable demo of Freelancer, allowing you to try this imminent 3D space combat by Digital Anvil. This demo "offers the chance to explore the entire Liberty System, giving access to more than a dozen bases and five flyable ships. Experience the trading system, sample the open-ended nature of the game and immerse yourself in the intense combat of Freelancer today". Unlike the exclusive Fileplanet demo a few days ago, this one is totally free! Read more for download links ...