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Strategy First Gets On Track With Aerosoft And Two New MSTS Add-Ons

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, a leading worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, and developer Aerosoft are pleased to announce their new publishing agreement that brings two new Microsoft® Train Simulator Add-Ons to the North American market.

'Cartel' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cat Daddy Games has released an updated tech demo of Cartel, its upcoming high-tech, action packed FPS for PC and next generation consoles. This new playable demo (v2.0) offers the same level as the previous version (the 'Mansion Level', in which you must sneak into the mansion of a drug boss and kill him), but there are tons of improvements and new features, such as new cutscenes, new level design, new music & sound effects, and more (thanks gamershell). Read more for download links

'Hoverace' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Hover Ace" features futuristic arcade races on battle hovercraft. Combining racing at breakneck speeds exceeding 500 km/h, with intense action involving various weapons, equipment, and power-ups, "Hover Ace" offers a griping gaming experience. Taking place in a highly detailed, futuristic, science fiction environment, "Hover Ace" offers up sixteen open arena tracks, featuring full freedom of movement, interactive objects and destructible environments. Check the new batch of screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Highland Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

British Beware! The Highland Warriors are coming! Data Becker Corp. announces that its wildly anticipated 3D RTS game, Highland Warriors, has gone gold over the holiday weekend. The game, developed by Soft Enterprises, features breakthrough graphics (200,000 polygons per screen); brutal historic tales of battle and revenge, and game play elements to interest and excite new and experienced gamers.

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the eagerly anticipated superhero massively multiplayer online title developed by Cryptic Studios. The game is set in Paragon City, a modern day metropolis full of super powered villains, alien invaders and underground monsters. Players take on the roles of Paragon City's superhero defenders and will be able to create their own hero, choose statistics, skills, and powers and design their own superhero costume. Check out these new screens ...

'Apocalyptica' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2003 @ 9:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the future where Earth is little more than a burnt cinder, players must battle their way through a series of arenas in fights to the death with CPU or human opponents. Viewed in the third person, players have access to a wealth of armaments and must use cunning, stealth and high velocity weapons to defeat the increasingly tough opponents. Projectile, handheld weaponry and spell-casting are used to progress, resulting in incredible melees as Apocalyptica draws the player further in. After yesterday's nifty Apocalyptica screens, we now have a new trailer offering some CGI action of what evil game story we can expect. Read more for download links ....

G.I. Combat - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2003 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Games has issued a new patch for G.I. Combat, upgrading their 3D real-time war game to version 1.04. This release offers two more changes over the previous v1.03: "Ambush is enhanced for short defend orders" and "Cover affect is tuned up." Read more for details and download links ....

'Echelon: Wind Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Echelon : Wind Warriors is being published by Buka Entertainment. Check out the new batch of 20 screens ...

'Soul Calibur' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out 3 new PS2 as well as 3 XBOX screens...