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Cossacks: Back to War - ACS & VIZOR Features

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cossacks: Back to War does not only feature two new nations (Hungary/Switzerland), but it also includes the new ACS functionality. ACS stand for 'Automatic Championship System' and offers the possibility for the best Cossacks players of the world to compete against each other in an online championship. In addition to the ACS feature, Cossacks: Back to War also offers the so called 'VIZOR-System'. The VIZOR-System extends the Cossacks shell and provides the player with live combat. It`s like watching football on TV, except for one difference: you are able to either watch a Cossacks battle during the gameplay, or after it ended. There will also be an archive where you will be able to review the most spectacular battles.

IL2 Sturmovik Addon 'Operation Barbarossa'

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At 04.15am on 22nd June 1941 German bombers attacked Soviet airfields with devastating effect and the invasion of Russia, codenamed Operation Barbarossa, had begun. After four years of bitter fighting that included infamous battles like Kursk and Stalingrad, the Russians arrived at Berlin. Now you can join the Luftwaffe in this gruelling campaign for IL2 and take part in hundreds of historically accurate missions that take you from the heady victories in the Kuban Peninsula, through the bitter winters and finally to fight for your very existence at the gates of your capital.

'Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donald evolved into the super-hero PK and was brought to life, through the amazing creative talents of the "Accademia Disney" located in Milan, Italy. Ubi Soft and Disney Interactive are in turn, bringing this action-packed comic book character to the US for the first time. Check the gamecube screens ...

Off World Resource Base (O.R.B.) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 10:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Strategy First makes a promise; they keep it! Another Friday means more O.R.B. screens and more O.R.B. goodies! Read more for 10 NEW O.R.B. screens that illustrate the amazing Aldus universe.

'Casino Empire' Hits North American Store Shelves

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment today announced that the Casino Empire videogame has shipped to retailers nationwide. Brought to you by the team that created Sierra’s award winning Casino games, Casino Empire challenges gamers to build and manage their own Vegas empire.

'Links 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the Links 2003 trial version is now available on the game's official site. Cybergolfers will be able to experience the back nine holes of Skeleton Coast, the new fictional golf course designed exclusively for Links 2003. Read more for details and links where to grab the 166mb swinging demo! (thanks EvilAvatar).

3DO Ships 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that its highly anticipated game expansion, "Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm" for the PC, is now in stores. Featuring massive never-before-seen campaigns and maps, the expansion pack includes four original creatures to fight and a series of new artifacts to collect. Players must assemble a strong team to defeat the diabolical Mad Wizard, Hexis.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NOLFGirl.com has a very interesting interview with NOLF2 Producer, Chris Miller. Within the interview, Miller announced plans for NOLF2 to include Deathmatch and Team-based muliplayer! ToTheGame.com has an interview with developers of Black Element Software's action/adventure game, Shade: Wrath of Angels. Action Vault has a new Q&A (posted in 2 parts, this is part 1) with Wanadoo's Jérôme Cukier talking about their upcoming historical action-adventure game, Inquisition. Computer & Video Games has a new Q&A with Rare's Chris and Tim Stamper and Microsoft's Ed Fries talking about M$'s recent buyout of Rare.

PC Preview - 'No On Lives Forever 2'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

H.A.R.M. is back with only one obstacle to thwart their quest for domination: Cate Archer, the beautiful but deadly UNITY operative who foiled their last nefarious plot. The world’s most deadly assassins are summoned with one simple objective: kill Cate Archer. Check out what we thought about our press beta experience (and of course check the BOATLOAD of screens).

Microids Unveils 'Post Mortem' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enters Microïds with Post Mortem, its second adventure PC game to be released in 2002 after Syberia. Don’t turn your light off and keep an eye open… There might be something behind your back…The game is set in Paris, between the two World Wars, a time that would change the world forever, a time of clashing ideas: new versus old, strong versus weak.