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'Splinter Cell' - Delayed!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft just informed us that their eagerly anticipated stealth/action title Splinter Cell has been delayed and is now expected somewhere mid February. The delay is cause due to copy protection implementation. Rumours about RavenShield also being delayed have no yet been confirmed. More information to come ...

'Top Angler' Coming To The GameCube

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, will lure gamers with “reel” fishing fun with the release of Top Angler for the Nintendo GameCube console. Top Angler (currently available on PlayStation 2, will be the first fishing game for the Nintendo GameCube.

'Tennis Masters 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris. Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player! Microids has just released an update patch for their Tennis Masters 2003 title (released end 2002). There is a patch for the European as well as the US version of Tennis Masters Series, fixing a pad bug. A new update patch has already been announced to be released soon. Read more for details and links ...

'Unreal II: The Awakening' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Easily one of the most anticipated games of 2003, Infogrames send out word that Legend Entertainment and Epic Games' "Unreal II: The Awakening" has reached gold status and is to be expected in stores early February. For previously posted screens, trailers and other goodies, check here

'A Tale In The Desert' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Tale In The Desert also boasts a suite of features never seen before in a massively multiplayer online game. A robust, player-driven legal system allows citizens to change the rules of the game and a focus on intrigue, manipulation and strategy instead of combat. Players advance by completing a range of inventive and cooperative tasks including sculpture, gardening, beer and wine making, even fireworks contests.

'Lejendary Adventure' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lejendary Adventure (LA) is a Paper-and-Pencil (PnP) Role Playing Game, developed by Gary Gygax in 1999. It is a "rule light" system that skill-based rather than "class" based. Characters are called Avatars, and have up to four base ratings -- Health, Precision, Speed, and the optional Intellect. Avatars gain "Abilities", which are sets of skill bundles. For example, the "Waterfaring" ability includes skills such as diving, swimming, knowledge of aquatic flora and fauna, navigation, sailing, etc. Ability levels can be increased. Dream Interactive has released some new screens from their upcoming MMORPG, Lejendary Adventure (not to be confused with Tecmo's the console title Rygar : Legendary Adventure).

Atari Launches Official 'D&D Heroes' Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heralding in the arrival of one of the most anticipated four-person multiplayer co-op games of 2003, Atari today announced that the official web site for its new Dungeons & Dragons Heroes video game has launched. The site boasts an array of exclusive features and will act as the online epicenter for the game.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameCube Review - 'Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance'

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 11:53 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Immerse yourself in the fast-paced, dynamic world of Baldur’s Gate : Dark Alliance. In this epic action RPG, play one of three unique characters as you explore visually stunning environments like bone-chilling ice caverns, marshy swamplands and forlorn tombs. Battle immense Frost Giants, brutal Dragons and hordes of other Dungeons & Dragons creatures. Use your wits, battle fiercely and emerge victorious!

'Steel Beasts 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Esimgames' tank combat simulator Steel Beasts 2 is expected to be released Summer 2003, but today we have a few new screens showing off some tank bliss. Read more to check them out ...