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by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercedes-Benz World Racing, a 3D Racing-Simulation with high quality, mission-based elements, is the first game ever to feature a line-up of current Mercedes-Benz cars, plus selected classic and vintage models. Players start out as a rookie racer struggling to climb the ladder to the top of the racing circuit. After the completion of each mission, drivers can unlock new and vintage Mercedes-Benz cars, as well as new car interiors and racetracks in this exhilarating 3D racing game. A batch of new screens ...

'The Thing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer Artworks has just released a new patch for their third-person horror action game The Thing (European version only!). This update brings your retail copy to v1.2 and just like the previous German version it adds a mouse-look option to the game, accessible from the Options->Advanced Controls menu (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Praetorians - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. The quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of troops, all with special skills and individual strengths and various war machines. A few weeks ago there was a leaked (and therefor pulled) demo, this is now the official demo. Read more for details and links where to grab this beauty...

'Shadowbane' - Ship Date & New Web Site Launch

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today launched two new web sites for Shadowbane, the highly anticipated massively multi-player online (MMO) game. Shadowbane is being developed by Austin, Texas-based Wolfpack Studios, and offers a ground breaking approach to MMO gaming that allows players to permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game.

'C&C : Renegade' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has just released a new update patch and an update dedicated server for their fast-paced 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Fight it out on the ground, among the structures, vehicles and weapons made famous in the original C&C. Only a few minor tweaks and fixes, read more for details and download links..

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandits: Phoenix Rising is a Mad Max-style action game for the PC, immersing gamers in a desert world of battle cars and desperadoes. In BANDITS, players control a cannon-mounted combat car blasting a multitude of enemies and cargo trucks while defending their gang and seeking glory. Gamers will encounter more than 22 missions in a variety of terrains ranging from car duels, train robberies and storming of trade outposts to battling it out with hordes of heavily armed enemies. Bandits is finally getting distributed by TriSinergy in North America, expect it Q1 2003. Check out our 10 new screens ...

'Harbinger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger – journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship’s steel walls. In human words think Diablo in a Starcraft environment! Check the screens and the small in game footage trailer! Njoy!

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official website has been updated (thanks Unrealik)with 3 new screens, read more to check them out

'Battlefield 1942 : Road To Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome focuses exclusively on the key Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. This expansion pack features eight new vehicles. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers as well as new Italian, British, and German tanks and anti-tank guns. The Road to Rome supports up to 64 gamers (on select maps), playing as several infantry classes, controlling many weapons available to the Axis and Allies, and commanding numerous land vehicles, ships, and aircraft. A new batch of screens has just arrived ..