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'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHZ machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology. This is the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'MotoGP 2' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft's online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle.

'Myth II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noted on Bluesnews that the Project Magma Website now offers a new version 1.3.2 patch for Myth II as their first update to Bungie's strategy game, adding carbonization to allowing Myth II to run natively under OS X and a fix for the flashing cursor bug that appears for users of Direct 3D under Windows 2000/XP. "Other improvements include improved keyboard and mouse responsiveness and reduced chat lag. Myth II v1.3.2 is entirely backwards compatible with Myth II v1.3." All this paves the way for their planned release of version 1.4, which will offer significant changes and improvements to the game. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • XIII (UbiSoft)
  • Humvee Assault (Infogrames)
  • Line Of Sight : Vietnam (Infogrames)
  • Splinter Cell PS2 Intro (UbiSoft)
  • Lock On (UbiSoft)
  • Tom & Jerry : War Of The Whiskers (UbiSoft)

    Read more for download links ...

'Hunter The Reckoning : Redeemer' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning returns to the Xbox with even more frenetic multi-player action than the original game. Based on the gothic fantasy world of White Wolf's pen and paper RPG system, players act as human monster-hunters combining melee, ranged and spell-driven attacks. In Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer, the hunt continues as a new Hunter joins the original team of 4 in their fight to save the citizens of Ashcroft from a twisted plot to take over the innocent town. Players battle against hordes of supernatural enemies in single-or multi-player mode - they do whatever it takes to get the job done.

'XIII' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 12:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story's compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank.

'Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 13, 2003 @ 11:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You’re Indiana Jones. Legendary adventurer. Daring rogue. And the most butt-kicking archaeologist the world has ever seen. It’s 1935 and this time you must prevent a powerful Chinese artifact from falling into evil hands. This globe-spanning adventure pits you against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with a mysterious and alluring partner, Mei Ying. It’ll take more than just a trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to make it back alive? LucasArts is pleased to announce that Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PC has Gone Gold and will be in stores March 26th! PlayStation2 version is coming soon.

'Humvee Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2003 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the HUMVEE. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. This is HUMVEE Assault! Read more for details and a few hi-res screens ...

'Purge Online' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 13, 2003 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. Although still waiting for the official announcement, Freeform Interactive today announced that their hybrid FPS/RPG powered by the LithTech Talon system, Purge, has gone gold, and will ship to US stores on March 31. Freeform Interactive also announced that a new demo will be released soon.