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'Iron Storm' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is also a new patch for Iron Storm available updating 4X Studios' alternate-history World War I shooter to v1.04. This release now includes the ability to start a dedicated server for the game, as well as optimizing "multiplayer features like the ping, map cycling, etc." Read more for download links ...

Atlus Localizing 'Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sensational strategy role-playing game from Japan, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness comes to North America on the PlayStation 2, courtesy of Atlus U.S.A., Inc., the publisher of last year’s award-winning "Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis". Read more for details, screens and more ...

'Freelancer' - Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's a new Freelancer Demo on FilePlanet (subscription required), offering a sample of Digital Anvil's upcoming space game exclusively for their paid subscribers. The 154 MB demo "contains the entire first system of the game: The Liberty System of Manhattan. It includes more than a dozen bases, five ships, and great taste of the open-ended nature of Freelancer." The demo's exclusivity is enforced by way of an activation key provided to FP subscribers during the download (thanks Bluesnews).

'Pinobee' (PSOne) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to run, jump and dash your way through nine lush worlds in Pinobee for PSOne. Slated for release in April 2003, families will soon have a chance to enjoy hours of action/platform fun. Created by Grandpa Bee, the game's hero Pinobee is a noble bumblebee who is charged with defending the insect world from the clutches of Vestor and his evil robot army. Players will use a series of dash attacks and power-ups to defeat enemies while the game's comical cast of characters help Pinobee in his epic quest to save the insect world!

'Apex' (Xbox) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Design it. Build it. Race it. Atari shipped APEX, the ultimate racing game for racing enthusiasts, to retail stores nationwide this week exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Milestone, the creators of the popular Superbike series, APEX takes racing on Xbox to an entirely new level with more than 80 cars to choose from, including models from Toyota, Lotus and Dodge; more than 50 race tracks; numerous environments including mountain courses, city street races and traditional circuits; and, the engaging Dream Mode, which allows players to design, build and race their own dream cars as they attempt to build a racing dynasty.

'Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beach Volleyball brings the excitement of Spring Break to the PlayStation2 taking you to the world’s hottest Spring Break locations to compete in 2-on-2 beach volleyball! Another batch of chicks in skimpy bathing suits jumping around in the sand, what more can you want! Njoy!

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D strategy game set at the time of Julius Caesar's campaigns to expand the frontier's of the Roman Empire. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. Eidos has released some more screens today giving us a glimpse at the Epgyptians, they are an intelligent force capable of building up troops fast and executing devastating raids..

'Fire Department' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. Check out this new batch of sizzling hot screens ...

'Voodoo Islands' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Voodoo Islands” is an exciting new game from the developer SPIRIT. Taking the role of a pirate captain, you set forth on the high seas, fighting against evil cannibals, hostile pirates and the omnipresent Conquistadors. Your aim is to control the Caribbean Sea – but these are not calm waters. This is a treacherous sea full of bloodthirsty enemy Pirates, dangerous Voodoo spells and mysterious magical artifacts. Read more to check out a batch of new screens ...

'Harbinger' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2003 @ 9:47 a.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. A new batch of screens ...