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'The Gladiators' Are Coming To Northern America

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe announced today a distribution deal with Tri Synergy to distribute The Gladiators in North America. The Gladiators is a 3D real-time strategy game featuring a heavy emphasis on tactics and action. Arxel feels that The Gladiators could be a real hit in the North American market and wants to make sure it gets there in a timely fashion. The Gladiators is scheduled for a February 2002 release in North America.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Evolution Worlds' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Evolution Worlds for the Nintendo GameCube has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Evolution Worlds is the highly anticipated, epic RPG adventure exclusive to Nintendo GameCube, which combines the stories from the best-selling Dreamcast RPGs, Evolution and Evolution 2. Evolution Worlds is rated "E-Everyone" and is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Xicat Teams Up With Motor Trend Magazine In 'Lotus Challenge'

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat tears up the track with its latest release, Motor Trend presents Lotus Challenge, to be released for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in late 2002 in North America. This is the first auto racing video game to bear the Motor Trend name and seal of approval.

'Rainbow 6 : RavenShield' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a series of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. 4 new screens for you to enjoy.
UPDATE : The links were broken earlier today, they are fixed now!

'Neverwinter Nights Patches' - Update patch

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Neverwinter Nights Patches Page now offers downloads of a new version 1.27 patch for Neverwinter Nights for the English, German, French, Italian and Spanish versions of BioWare's D&D RPG. The new version adds a couple of game resources, support for ATI shiny water, some campaign fixes, a new plot wizard for the Aurora toolset, and more. It is warned that modules created and saved under the new version cannot be played with older versions of the game, and they supply a reversion patch to go back to version 1.26 if this is required to play custom modules and such (thanks Bluesnews).

Indie Developer Roundtable - Fun vs. Tech

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2002 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames in cooperation with CyPR Media presents the final Indie Developer Roundtable of 2003: How To Focus on Fun And Avoid The Technological Arms Race. The series of monthly moderated chats is designed to improve the visibility of the "indie" community and give access to its leaders on topics of importance to the indie developer. Roundtables are normally hosted on the last Thursday of each month on IRC (IRC server: irc.maxgaming.net Channel: #garagegames). This roundtable will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. PST.

'Legends Of Wrestling II' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2002 @ 7:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using archive ITV footage, Acclaim Studios, Salt Lake has re-created every minute detail giving the game a level of realism and authenticity very rarely witnessed in video games. Character intros, costumes and signature moves have all been added and, just like watching the real thing, the crowd becomes a major part of proceedings as the action heats-up. Hear the crowd chant "Easy, Easy" as Big Daddy launches into his infamous 'Splashdown' or bellowing jeers as Nagasaki wipes out his opponent with his rib-crushing 'Kamikaze Crash'. Check out screens for the PS2, NGC and Xbox versions ...

Highland Warriors: The MacDonald's - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Highland WarriorsTM is the epic story of bloody feuds, Scottish patriotism and English Invaders begins with the original founding of Scotland around 850 AD and peaks with the fight for independence during the 13th / 14th century. Play as one of three Scottish clans or risk your life for the British Crown in 35 historically founded missions. Highland Warriors also supports up to eight players through the Internet or LAN. Today we serve up some screens from another clan featured in Highland Warriors, The MacDonald's! Njoy!

Strategy First Signs 'Supreme Ruler 2010'

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2002 @ 6:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer BattleGoat Studios are pleased to announce that they have entered into a worldwide publishing deal to bring Supreme Ruler 2010 to a store near you in Q3 2003.