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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slow news evening so only a few new trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Outlaw Volleyball (SSI)
  • CSI (UbiSoft)
  • Splinter Cell (UbiSoft)
  • Clock Tower 3 (CapCom)
  • PN 03 (CapCom)
  • Neighbours From Hell (JoWood)

    Read more for download links ...

'Uncommon Valor' - Update Patch Available Now

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943.The scale is 30 miles per hex and the attrition factor is individual vehicles, guns and squads. Phases are one day, composed of two 12-hour impulses. A turn is composed of 1 to 7 phases, at the player’s discretion. He may also choose continuous play and may interrupt that by pressing a key. Matrix Games has released a new patch for Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific bring your retail game to v2.30 Read more for a detailed fix list and download links

Jaleco Entertainment Announces 'Goblin Commander'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that it is developing and will publish Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, an innovative action-strategy game for the next-generation consoles set in an epic fantasy universe. A fourth quarter release is planned.

'Valve' Releases 64-bit 'Counter-Strike' Linux Server

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve, L.L.C., creators of Counter-Strike and Half-Life, today announced immediate availability of a 64-bit version of the Counter-Strike dedicated server using the upcoming AMD Opteron processor. Counter-Strike has the largest service footprint of any game on the Internet, with 35,000 servers generating over 4.5 billion player minutes per month.

'Grand Prix Challenge' (PS2) - Racing Into Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. has announced today that it has shipped Grand Prix Challenge, the most exciting Formula One game to date. Developed by Infogrames' Melbourne House for Atari, Grand Prix Challenge hits stores this week for the Sony Playstation 2 (MSRP: $29.99).

GMX Media Signs 'Cycling Manager 3' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CM3 will Cover up to 10 World Cup races including the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, three 7-day stage races & five semi classics. Manage your teams (finance, strategy, fitness.….. ) and race tactics. All new improved graphics will represent different locations of the individual races of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc, mountain backdrops in the Alps / Pyrenees or the Arc de Triomphe in fine detail. Read more for details, features and new screens ...

'Galactic Civilizations' Introduces 'Stardock Central' Feature

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Stardock are pleased to announce the availability of Stardock Central to players of their upcoming 4x space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. Stardock Central is a program that consolidates software updates, message boards, chat, documentation updates, and more into a single easy-to-use program.

'Halo 2' - NOT Coming in 2003

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie.net has a post from Matt Soell saying that Halo 2 will definitely not ship during 2003 - sources close to the company say the first quarter of 2004 is the current target. 'There has been much speculation regarding Halo 2's release date since we announced the game last year. The fact is we don't like announcing release dates unless we're certain we'll meet the deadline.' Read more for the full statement...

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Later on we will have a preview coming for you based on last night's GDC viewing, but for now a batch of 20 new screens, check them out!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check the usual Friday screens ...