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'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...

'King Of Route 66' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenging gamers to "haul ass" across the U.S. in their own nitro-powered 18-wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate white-knuckled road trip from Illinois to California. Players must square off against the evil Tornado Corporation and their army of goons on a quest to become the King of the Road and win the hearts of the seductive Queens of Route 66. Today we have a few new screens, some character art and a wallpaper...

'American Conquest' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has just announced that American Conquest, due for release on February 14th, 2003 has gone gold! American Conquest portrays 300 years of historical conflict in North America. From the moment Columbus arrived in Newfoundland to 1492 to the War and Declaration of Independence in 1776, this game covers it all. Up to 32,000 units – a gaming record – can take part in each battle, resulting in some of the most sophisticated and epic depictions of war ever seen in a computer game. The game is unique as an educational tool as well as a great strategy game: it utilizes historically accurate weapons and strategies of the period at hand, which evolve throughout the game.

'Shadowbane' Reveals New Siege Warfare System - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Official Shadowbane Web site just released details about their new Siege Warfare system currently being tested inside the beta. The new city sieging system has been dramatically streamlined to be more inline with a number of developer Wolfpack Studios original design goals. These goals were to enhance the ability of attacking armies to cripple neighboring states through the use of economic pressure, extending the time of a siege to minimize late night raids, and making the overall system more intuitive and easier to manage.

'Spellforce : The Order of Dawn' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Spellforce – The Order of Dawn", the latest game by Volker Wertich, inventor of the successful "Settlers" series, is an exquisite combination of well-known RTS elements and the best features of roleplaying and tactical games. Today JoWood released some new screens as well as a beautiful 3min trailer (in quite large divx format) showing off some in game action.