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Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'GarageGames' Launches Three New Games

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 10:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After graduating from the corporate world of big budget games, Dynamix co-founder Jeff Tunnell and his partners are once again making games. Their company, an independent publisher named GarageGames, is putting the focus of computer gaming back on fun, skill, and innovation with the titles Chain Reaction, Marble Blast and Robot Battle.

'Splinter Cell' - Demo Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on Shacknews that according to this post on the official Ubi Soft forums, we PC gamers will finally get the chance to play Splinter Cell next week. The PC demo will debut next Thursday, December 19. Thanks, Kurashu! Now THAT is something to be all excited about!!!

Logitech To Give Away 20,000 Cordless Products

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In celebration, Logitech would like to thank customers for making them the Leader in Cordless Peripherals. On December 20, 2002, between 12:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M., the company will be giving away 20,000 Logitech Cordless Navigator Duo SE mouse & keyboard combinations. How to Enter: Visit the LogiTech web site - between 12:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 20th. Follow the directions given on the site.How to Win: Return to the above web address as many times as desired. Winners will be selected randomly. No purchase necessary.

'Vietcong' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Today we scored a multiplayer demo for Vietcong allowing up to 32 players to check out the Death Match, CTF and Protect the Pilot modes. Read more for links where to grab the goods.. (thanks EvilAvatar). UPDATE : Freaky fileservers, issues resolved, happy downloading ..

'Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 7:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. A few new freaky screens for this freaky Friday the 13th!

'Devil May Cry 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twice the game as the original -- Devil May Cry 2's level design far exceeds the original. Much of the game's environment is outdoors and will include a Gotham-like cityscape and an old European town. More environments will be announced as the release date approaches! Check out the new batch of screens ...

DugaLan V2.00 - Massive LAN Party

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Duga-Group – the site-group which manages the content for 3 sites ( Site1, Site2 & Site3 ) – just informed us that there will be a follow-up to their first successful DugaLan. DugaLan V2.00, the name of the event, will be an event where hundreds of gamers will be giving their very best over network for three days on a row. As is custom to a LAN party there will obviously be some competitions and lots of prices to go with it.

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hundreds of years in the future, several dominant races (Human, Jaldari, and Velleakan) occupy a host of solar systems and discover new planets on a regular basis. Huge conglomerates vie for rich resources on every new world, resulting in fighting, smuggling and the emergence of pirate clans. To combat this growing trend towards war, the government sets up a group of highly elite Rangers, who are quickly brought down by an unknown traitor. Mace Griffin, the only surviving ranger, becomes a bounty hunter and sets out to discover the truth behind his team's ruin. Read more to check out the trailer showing off some spiffy in-game action...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News