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'Shadowbane' - Ship Date & New Web Site Launch

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today launched two new web sites for Shadowbane, the highly anticipated massively multi-player online (MMO) game. Shadowbane is being developed by Austin, Texas-based Wolfpack Studios, and offers a ground breaking approach to MMO gaming that allows players to permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game.

'C&C : Renegade' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has just released a new update patch and an update dedicated server for their fast-paced 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Fight it out on the ground, among the structures, vehicles and weapons made famous in the original C&C. Only a few minor tweaks and fixes, read more for details and download links..

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandits: Phoenix Rising is a Mad Max-style action game for the PC, immersing gamers in a desert world of battle cars and desperadoes. In BANDITS, players control a cannon-mounted combat car blasting a multitude of enemies and cargo trucks while defending their gang and seeking glory. Gamers will encounter more than 22 missions in a variety of terrains ranging from car duels, train robberies and storming of trade outposts to battling it out with hordes of heavily armed enemies. Bandits is finally getting distributed by TriSinergy in North America, expect it Q1 2003. Check out our 10 new screens ...

'Harbinger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger – journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship’s steel walls. In human words think Diablo in a Starcraft environment! Check the screens and the small in game footage trailer! Njoy!

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official website has been updated (thanks Unrealik)with 3 new screens, read more to check them out

'Battlefield 1942 : Road To Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome focuses exclusively on the key Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. This expansion pack features eight new vehicles. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers as well as new Italian, British, and German tanks and anti-tank guns. The Road to Rome supports up to 64 gamers (on select maps), playing as several infantry classes, controlling many weapons available to the Axis and Allies, and commanding numerous land vehicles, ships, and aircraft. A new batch of screens has just arrived ..

'ATV Quad Power Racing 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ATV Quad Power Racing 2 puts you in the driving seat of powerful off-road quad bikes and then gives you that little bit extra. The fast, edge-of-your-seat arcade gameplay blends seamlessly with the outrageous tricks you can pull both in the air and on the ground. Whether you’re performing a heart attack over the dunes, an endo across the stadium or a nik nak in the swamps, you’ll always be pushing it to the limits. Plus, you can do it all as one of 10 real top pro riders or one of 10 new characters. Race against the AI competitors and friends to take the top prize in many game play modes. It’s astoundingly detailed but, don’t worry, the only thing you’ll get bogged down in is the mud. Race through the dirt in this all-action racer but be prepared to fight dirty too.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Midtown Madness 3' (Xbox) - Screens

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

Midtown Madness 3, the latest in Microsoft Corp.'s popular "Midtown Madness" franchise, allows gamers to get behind the wheel of more than 30 vehicles while competing in exciting race modes such as Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise. With a robust Career mode featuring 14 driving careers, Midtown Madness 3 delivers the rush and excitement of street racing while challenging gamers to put their driving skills to the ultimate test. Midtown Madness 3 provides gamers with madcap, over-the-top racing and driving excitement in two of the world's most fascinating cities: Paris and Washington, D.C. Serving up today, 3 new Audi Avanti screens...

'Savage' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built with the new "Silverback" development engine, "Savage" delivers the next level in multiplayer gaming. Instead of sending mindless computer drones into battle, players organize real human players on a crusade to conquer their adversaries. A player may choose to be a commander, and play an in-depth RTS game, researching technologies, mining resources, and issuing orders to their warriors. If a player chooses to be a warrior, they will play an intense game of first person combat, wielding their weapon of choice to strike down the enemy. Read more to check out a batch of new screens ...