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C&C: Generals - Early Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot got some sort of small interview/preview going on about 'C&C Generals'. The article describes how the design for this project evolved from one that originally placed more emphasis on those generals in the title to one that puts the player in that role, a description of the all-new storyline set in the near future, the structure of the single-player campaign, how this game departs from its predecessors in the C&C series, the use of 3D, the new interface for dealing with units, resources and supply lines, commands specific to each side, some specific unit examples, structures, the game engine, and more. This is all illustrated by a bunch of new screenshots and concept art. Yummi!

'WW II Online- Blitzkrieg' Special Offer For International Gamers

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playnet.com today announced details of a limited offer to international gamers who want to experience the virtual battlefield of World War II Online- Blitzkrieg, the award winning massively multiplayer online game. The program, which kicks of Monday March 10th, provides players from outside North America the ability to purchase an activation key online. The purchase of the key for $9.99USD is followed by a full, no-cost download of the Windows-based game and a 7-day FREE trial. Once the free trial expires, a monthly subscription for $9.99USD is needed to continue play.

Barbican Gallery Launches 'Game On' Microsite

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barbican Gallery today announced the launch of its microsite dedicated to "Game On", the first major and most comprehensive UK exhibition to explore the 40-year history of computer gaming (1962-2002). The general public will now be able to book advance tickets by accessing the new microsite.

Rage's 'Twin Caliber' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 7:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage, the UK-based computer games publisher and developer, is pleased to announce Twin Caliber, a state-of-the-art third person action-shooter equipped a unique method of game control, due for release on the Sony PlayStation2 computer entertainment system in late 2002. Some quality shots for you to enjoy!

Freedom Force Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to Irrational Games's Jonathan Chey (project manager) the eagerly awaited Freedom Force has gone gold! He had the following to say on their message board :

"Good news everyone, Freedom Force has "gone gold", i.e. been approved for manufacturing! This means that it will be in stores soon. I don't have the final on-shelf date but I believe it will still be around the last in week of March. It's been a long road but the results are worth it. The game is cool and I think you will all have a lot of fun with it. We are working on a demo which should be available before the game hits the shelves, i.e. real soon now. Stay tuned for further info."

Ubi Soft to Publish 'Alfred Hitchcock' Game in North America

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announces a must-buy for fans of Alfred Hitchcock, with a deal to bring the PC game, Alfred Hitchcock The Final Cut to the U.S. and Canada. The adventure game, based on some of Hitchcock's best movies, will be released this month at an MSRP of $29.99. This title was already released in Europe some 4 months ago.

Visiontek Delivers Europe's 1st TI4600 Graphics Cards Using Geforce4

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Only weeks after unveiling its European marketing and operations headquarters, VisionTek, a leading provider of advanced graphics and memory solutions for PCs, today announced that it is the first company in Europe to deliver GeForce4 Ti4600, NVIDIA Corporation’s flagship GeForce4 product, into the European retail channel. Working with retailers in the UK and Germany, VisionTek began shipping its Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4600 AGP graphics accelerator board on March 1st.

Virtua Tennis - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 5:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago we announced Empire was coming up with a new spiffy looking tennis game, today we have 24 new screens to prove to you they means business ... been a while since i saw a game from Empire looking THIS good!! Njoy

Warrior Kings Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2002 @ 10:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Warrior Kings Demo" available at 3DGamers or BonusWeb, offering the opportunity to try out this imminent 3D real-time strategy game by Black Cactus and Microids (which is already out in Europe). Talk about a Whopper, 249.3 MB download size, which brings you a tutorial and a single-player level from the full game.

New 'Command & Conquer' Installment Revealed

by Rainier on March 9, 2002 @ 10:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While we are all still enojying the freshly released Renegade, Westwood and EA are already hard at work to bring us the next episode .. mentioned a few days ago it has now become clearer that the former Red Alert2/Yuri's Revenge developers are working on C&C Generals .. Gamespot has got an article up on the "first hours of C&C Generals", basically .. how it all started .. quite a nice read!