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'Counter-Strike' Comes To The Arcades

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that Namco has licensed the popular Half-Life modification Counter-Strike for use in its new chain of Ledzone entertainment centers, Impress Game Watch reports today. Namco's original version of the game will be called "Counter-Strike Neo," and the company plans to release a test version this month. CS Neo is substantially similar to the latest version of the game for American PC gamers, but it incorporates a more simplified interface and a detailed tutorial mode to acclimate inexperienced players to the game. Namco's setup is built around two-on-two games, but its facilities are able to accomodate larger games, and the company hopes to host competitive events sanctioned by the Cyberathlete Professional League in the future.

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes').

'Dino Crisis 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dino Crisis 3, a team of intergalactic Marines discovers a Colony Spaceship infested with cold-blooded beasts. Fighting a constant battle for survival, the team must fight together to survive the ensuing chaos. Equipped with jet propulsion packs, the main characters can maneuver quickly through the environment. This new type of control is a break from anything ever seen and will offer players new challenges and more freedom of movement. Read more to check out the batch of 20+ new screens ...

'Breed' - Demo Delayed AGAIN

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The proposed demo for Breed, an epic first person shooter for the PC, has been delayed yet again. The release date of the Breed demo has been postponed until the middle of April. This has been due to problems in two areas: with the localization of the demo (the demo is published in German and English language) & with various smaller technical problems. This has resulted in unforeseeable delays in the production process and ultimately a delay in releasing the demo. CDV prefers therefore to give to the Breed demo some more time so that gamers expectations can be fulfilled. An exact demo release date will be communicated in the course of the coming week.

'Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Weapons lets gamers control and use new weapons and new vehicles in eight fresh WWII combat battlefields including, Telemark, Peenemüende (V2 research facility), Essen and The Eagle's Nest (Hitler's hideaway). All new battlefields offer unique settings from nightfall during the summer in Prague to a winter battle in Norway. Check out these 6 brand new screens!

'Chrome' - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chrome, a Tactical First Person Shooter, is a dramatic story of heroism, friendship and betrayal; a story full of sudden twists and turns mixed into tons of Sci-Fi action. Players assume the role of Logan; a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich. A batch of 30+ new screens for you to enjoy!

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gathering and internal development studio Pop Top Software Inc. along with developer Frog City Software, Inc., today announced that "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" for the PC has gone gold. The sequel to the top-selling Caribbean simulation, Tropico, Pirate Cove allows players to manage a plunder-based economy on a seventeenth-century pirate island. The game is set to ship April 8th, 2003.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Anarchy Online: Shadowlands (FunCom)
  • Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II (Interplay)


  • Read more for download links ...

'C&C Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Westwood Studios have released another patch for Command & Conquer Generals, bringing their brand-new 3D real-time strategy game first to v1.05. This upgrade addresses stats recording inaccuracies, some exploits and gameplay bugs, general balancing issues, and more (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Purge Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Freeform Interactive LLC, Purge players become members of the Order and the Chosen, with each side seeking elimination of the enemy and individual party survival. Players receive rewards as they win battles and complete objectives throughout gameplay. In addition, Purge offers several map options, innovative weaponry and extensive player customization to enhance the online war experience. A new patch for the retail version has been released bring your game to v1.4.3 addressing a cd protection ussue and improving the netcode by 10%. Read more for download links ...