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PS2 Review - 'Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly'

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2002 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In 2002, Spyro will make his much-anticipated debut on the Playstation 2 Computer Entertainment System. In this all-new adventure Spyro will face his toughest adventure yet. Step in and foil Ripto's evil plan to capture all of the dragonflies in the land and defeat the helpless dragons before it is too late!!

'Dungeon Siege' - Updated Demo

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 10:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios has released an updated version of the demo for Dungeon Siege, Gas Powered Games' action/RPG. The new version 1.02d is a 197 MB download, which is 9 MB larger than the version 1.01d demo, and offers the following minor changes: "The duration for blood has been shortened and the flying debris of monsters in combat has been reduced, and in some cases eliminated." (thanks Blue's). There are also a few mirrors up on 3DGamers.

'Fire Department' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. Check out this new batch of burning hot screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Prince of Qin' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 6:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Object Software and Strategy First have released an multiplayer demo for their action-RPG Prince of Qin. The demo is multiplayer only based on the persistent world of the POQ Battle.Net version and is played for free. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

G.I. Combat - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Games has just released a new patch for G.I. Combat, updating their 3D war game to v1.02d. This patch requires you to "reinstall" your GI Combat game from scratch as the patch cannot be applied to the most recent v1.01 (unless you never upgraded to begin with). This upgrade adds control improvements, gameplay enhancements, multiplayer changes, bug fixes and more (thanks 3DGamers).

'Gunfighter II' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today plans for the publication of Gunfighter II : The Revenge Of Jesse James for PlayStation2. Gunfighter II is an First Person/Arcade Shooter and is scheduled for release in Spring 2003. The action takes place in a Spaghetti Western scenario featuring an outstanding animated 3D environment.

'CS : Condition Zero' Changes Developers .. AGAIN

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As was rumored earlier today (due to CPL's schedule mentioned Ritual giving a CS Condition 0 workshop) it has now been confirmed that the singleplayer version of the ever popular CS franchise has moved developers once again, the 3rd to be exact. Designated to finish the product is Ritual Ent, who are also working on Elite Force2). Valve has finally confirmed this : "The primary development of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (CS:CZ) has moved to Ritual Entertainment. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero introduces single player gaming to the world's #1 online action game. Representatives from Ritual and Valve will be presenting the latest on CS:CZ during a seminar at the The CPL's upcoming Counter-Strike Championships in Dallas, Texas". Will we ever see this product or will it go the same route as Duke Nuke'm? Delayed, delayed and delayed!

GMX Media Signs 'Runaway: A Road Adventure' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2002 @ 8:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it is to publish the blockbuster PC title – Runaway: A Road Adventure. The game follows Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is suddenly and mysteriously attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate flight, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But he has to figure out who's trying to help him or kill him. The player will have to be very ingenious to figure it out who's his friend or foe in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception. Also available are 2 new trailers showing off some in game action and cinematics...

'Neverwinter Nights' - Demo NOW Available

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Though the full game has been out for several months, BioWare has now finally released a playable demo of their latest role playing game Neverwinter Nights. The demo offers the Prelude from the Neverwinter Nights single-player campaign. Modem users can stay away as the demo requires a 390mb download. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...