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'Jagged Alliance 3' Revealed

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on RPGDOT that, while not announced yet, Strategy First has created an official forum for Jagged Alliance 3. This is either a very big mistake, or an early indication that we may soon expect news about another sequel to Sir Tech's turn based strategy game. Strategy First did buy the JA license a few months back, and with E3 around the corner, it wouldnt be too much of a stretch. More details to follow shortly...

Valve Preparing For Another 'Half-Life 2' Delay?

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VPRO that Polygon Magazine has a quote from Valve's Gabe Newell that Half-Life might be delayed until 2005. "We've already spent millions into this project, and we're willing to spend as much as we need to make this the best first person experience ever. If that means delaying the game to 2005, we'll do it without any hesitation. If it means sinking another $20 million into the project, we can do it. Rest assured, if we delay the game, it'll be only to blow your socks off even more when it finally releases."

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2004 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Check these 2 new screens ...

'Perimeter' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a demo for K-D Lab's Perimeter, a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. This demo features a tutorial, a campaign mission "Isoland" and 2 instant battle maps (Fish & Tini). Read more for download links ...

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Getting under the hood and into the very heart of street racing, Acclaim and Juice Games bring you their next-generation racing game, Juiced due this Autumn. Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing.

'Mysterious Journey II' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2004 @ 9:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has released a demo for Detalion's adventure game Mysterious Journey II (known in Europe as Schizm II: Chameleon).This demo lets you to try out the 'The Three' and 'Ansala Sea Gate' levels, including a walkthrough (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2004 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'Mourning' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2004 @ 8:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mourning' is an MMORPG is being developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC based in the United States. Currently in development and scheduled for a spring 2004 release, "Mourning" will take users into a rich online fantasy world. Check out the new screens ...

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2004 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. Read more for some new screens ...

'The Settlers V' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Settlers game takes the franchise and pushes it to the next level. Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit. The game will take the player to a medieval setting, to re-conquer the kingdom currently under the domination of an evil tyrant. Read more for details & screens ...