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'Platoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2002 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MonteCristo has just let us know they have released the European demo so the moment has come for you to try out Platoon for yourself. Take command of more than a dozen soldiers throughout an entire mission from the game. It will be up to you to secure a road for a passing convoy. You'll have to run a sweep-op to clear any mines laid on the road as well as confront any Vietnamese troops lying in wait to ambush you! Read more for links where to grab the demo ...

'The Thing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2002 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal just released a new patch for their horror action title, The Thing. This patch upgrades your version to v1.2 (you need to have v1.1 applied already). This patch for the US PC version of The Thing adds a mouse-look option to the game. To use the mouse look option, enter the Options menu, then Advanced Controls, and turn the Mouse-Look option ON. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Pro Rally' (NGC) Has Shipped To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 11:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Pro Rally has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube. The first and only Rally Racing game made exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube, it delivers white-knuckling action, challenging racecourses and officially licensed cars. Pro Rally has a rating of "E" for Everyone and an MSRP of $49.99.

'Zapper' (Consoles) Coming November 5 - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 10:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames' one wicked cricket, Zapper is coming November 5 to all next-generation systems - an ideal holiday gift the entire family will enjoy! In this action-packed, addictive character-action game, Zapper, is on a mission to save his brother, make his way through four interactive worlds, each with dangerous hazards he must avoid, eggs he must capture, and all the while meeting both friends and enemies that help and hinder his progress. We have a bunch of GBA screens for you to enjoy!

'BMX XXX' - New Trailer & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 9:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the launch of this year's most talked about video game only weeks away, AKA Acclaim today announced it has released a second trailer for BMX. The Company's first trailer was met by incredible demand from consumers, who downloaded the film more than one million times from the game's official site. Read more for some new screens and links where to grab the trailer ...

'Shadowbane' Releases Aerynth Travel Guide Update

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Official Shadowbane Web site just updated its new series detailing the stories and legends inside the worlds of Aerynth. This new series is called the Aerynthian Codex: A Bard's Travel Guide which concentrates on the landmarks, villages, and cities inside the newest world fragment of the Shadowbane beta test. The Codex contains close to 30 screenshots of the newbie continent of Tyrranth Minor, including stories and legends about the founding of Silverlance, one of the starting cities for players.

'Hegemonia: Legions of Iron' Has Gone Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 8:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Interactive and Digital Reality are pleased to announce that Hegemonia: Legions of Iron has gone gold in North America. The game will ship on November 14th. Read more for some new screens ...

The Adventure Company Ships 'The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse'

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 7:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today shipped The Cameron Files™: Pharaoh's Curse for the PC. The second in The Cameron Files™ series, Pharaoh's Curse transports gamers to Egypt to investigate an ancient curse.

Eidos Announces 'Hitman 2' For Gamecube - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive announces that the No.1 selling Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is to be released on GameCube. Since its release on PlayStation 2, PC and Xbox in October this year, the game has enjoyed worldwide success having shipped in excess of one million units. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin on GameCube is currently being developed by IO Interactive and will be released in Spring 2003. Check out the first few screens from the Gamecube version!

JoWood Announces 'Spellforce : The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2002 @ 7:06 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. Check out the first 3 breathtaking screens ...