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'Galactic Civilizations' Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Stardock announced today that the release date for their upcoming 4X space-based strategy game, Galactic Civilizations, has been updated to March 25, 2003. The decision to hold back the release of Galactic Civilizations came after the recent delay of Quicksilver/Infogrames’s Master of Orion 3.

'Industry Giant II' & 'Add-On' - Update PAtch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Industry Giant II caught the imagination of players across the world by allowing them to build a thriving business as product, industry and transport development from 1900 to 1980. Now, the Industry Giant II Add On gives players the unique opportunity to create an industrial empire from 1980 to 2020 where items such as mobile phones and computers are available for manufacture, distribution and selling as well as a massive range of exciting new industries that haven’t even been developed in real-life yet. Jowood has released patches for the original Industry Giant II, as well as the add-on. No new features, mainly CD drive compatibility issues.. Read more for details and download links ..

20-Year-Old Video Game Record Beaten By New Hampshire Man

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Donald Hayes, a well known competitor in the world of classic arcade gaming has beaten a 20-year-old record on the legendary arcade game Super Zaxxon. Considered among the the top ten "hardest games of all time," the world record on Super Zaxxon had not budged an inch since Greg McLeod of Halifax, Nova Scotia, set the benchmark standard of 339,750 points on July 25, 1983 during a Twin Galaxies event. Not only will Donald Hayes be recognized as the Super Zaxxon champion in the forthcoming edition of the Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records, but he also holds the world records on TRON and Centipede, two of the most highly contested titles of all time. The entire story can be found at TwinGalaxies

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday is comparable with "Carmageddon" (SCI) and "Stunts" (Distinctive Software); mostly because Crashday's gameplay also concentrates on realistic stunt physics, absolute freedom of movement and the ability to create custom maps with a powerful track editor. A release might be possible in quarter III/IV 2003. read more for 10 new shots!

'Pride: Fighting Championships' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pride FC pits the top fighters in the world from several different combative sports including wrestling, karate, judo, kick-boxing, and others into one ring under the same rules. The philosophy of Pride, known as ValeTudo, is the acceptance of any technique of any school of combat. Pride is the survival of the strongest. Not the strongest in a specific genre, but the strongest of all combative sports, period.

Tri Synergy Announces 'Purge Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that it will release Purge, an online-only title that delivers a compelling combination of first-person-shooter gameplay and role-playing character development in Q1 2003. Developed by Freeform Interactive LLC, Purge immerses players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. In Purge, players will find themselves engrossed in a war between two opposing forces, the Order (humans genetically modified to scientific perfection) and the Chosen (religious believers who reject all forms of technology).

'War and Peace' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has now launched the official English web site for their upcoming RTS title War and Peace.The web site sports gameplay details, demo link (which is also mirror'd on our file servers), artwork and a batch of new screenshots. Players in War and Peace lead a nation and influence the course of 19th Century history. You'll be in charge of your country's entire governing strategy - from politics and economics to science and war. Go check it out!

Sign Up For 'Savage' Beta Test NOW!

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game developer, S2 Games, has opened visiting registration for beta tests of its highly anticipated first-person strategy shooter, Savage. Gamers can sign up to be among the first to battle on the side of humanity or join the ranks of the Beast Horde by visiting the Signup page HERE. An initial beta test will commence by mid-February with qualifying participants. Eventually the testing will be opened up to include additional gamers in order to test the title with various hardware configurations.

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

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the last patch, Westwood has yet again released a new update (as well as 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. No specific details are known at this point, read more for download links..

'LucasArts' Merges .. Into Itself

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a move to promote long-term growth of his businesses, George Lucas announced today that he is bringing his award-winning companies of Lucas Digital, LucasArts Entertainment, Lucas Licensing and Lucasfilm Ltd. into one organization (thanks HomeLan).