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'Europa 1400 : The Guild' - Official Website Live!

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood just informed us that they have opened the official website for "Europa 1400 - The Guild". "Europa 1400 - The Guild" takes players into the fascinating world of the Middle Ages after 1400: A world full of luxury and wealth, conspiracy and intrigue. In one of five German cities, up to 500 virtual inhabitants pursue their daily business- trading and competing for titles and offices each of which bestows reputation and influence. All this is presented in a wealth of detail.This site offers the first look into the sequel to Europa 1400 - The Guild. Even now, at the site's launch, you can already see detailed game information and screenshots here. Check it out!

'Neocronicle' - Issue 4 Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron is one of the three remaining cities on Earth emerged from the ruins of World War III. Partake in criminal activities, live peacefully, become a spy, choose to be a PSI-Monk with extraordinary powers or be a Tank Warrior, and go for some evil destruction. But bear in mind one thing… “It’s a new world, a new life… live it!”. Read more for links and previous issues...

Shenmue II (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Shenmue II” is an epic adventure with all the elements of a great movie: drama, mystery, suspense and action. It offers a unique game-playing experience that seamlessly blends elements of action, adventure, fighting and role-playing games. In “Shenmue II” players assume the role of Ryo Hazuki, a young man dedicated to the task of tracking his father’s murderer and unlocking the mysteries of the Phoenix Mirror. “Shenmue II” continues where “Shenmue I” left off, bringing Ryo to Hong Kong with many unanswered questions as he follows the trail of Lan Di, the man who killed his father.

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball takes place on Zack Island, a tropical island which he purchased and named after himself, after winning big at a casino. Zack declares the island the official location of the fourth Dead or Alive tournament. When the invites are sent and people start arriving, everyone realizes that only women were invited to the island. What is the meaning of this and how will the ladies amuse themselves in their free time on the tropical island?

Blinx (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool, clever new character in wild, warped worlds. The ability to control the flow of time provides a totally new gaming experience only possible on Xbox. Blinx is a cat on a mission to fix glitches in time. With the aid of his trusty and powerful Time Sweeper, the TS1000, Blinx recovers lost time crystals and fights Time Monsters in his attempt to rescue a kidnapped princess and return order to the world.

Brute Force (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can instantly take control of any one of four highly specialized super-commandos in "Brute Force," a new action-packed sci-fi squad-based shooter game. Whether the encounter requires stealth, tactics, sniping or just "Brute Force," the team is ready and able. Gamers experience the intensity of a shooter game with the cunning strategies of team-based tactical combat. "Brute Force" can be played solo through six worlds in the extensive single-player campaign, or gamers can have up to three friends jump in on the fly in Dynamic Co-op mode or to battle it out in a multitude of competitive death-match modes. "Brute Force" is the first Xbox title from world-renowned developer Digital Anvil.

Aliens Vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt Ships to Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. and Fox Interactive announced today Aliens versus Predator* 2: Primal Hunt expansion pack ships to computer retail outlets worldwide. Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt continues the nail-biting terror and suspense from the award-winning Aliens versus Predator 2. With all new weapons, player characters, single-player and multi-player levels, this original interlocking story is an all out bloody battle of three of the deadliest species in the universe as the Aliens versus Predator 2 saga begins.

'WarCraft III' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2002 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard just informed us that they have released a new update patch for their recently released 3D RTS, WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos. This patch upgrades your WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos to v1.02. Simply connect to Battle.net to download the patch. A standalone version of this patch will be available soon. The V1.2 patch fixes 2 gameplay issues and has a few balance changes. For details, go here.

'Dark Angel' Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2002 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's post-apocalyptic Seattle and you are Max, a genetically enhanced super-soldier on a quest to reclaim her past by finding her sister and fellow genetically altered escapees. Can Max overcome the battle that rages inside her, as the soldier she has always been is confronted by the woman she wishes to become? PlayStation2 and Xbox fans can check out the details on James Cameron's Dark Angel with the debut of the teaser site on Thursday, August 15, 2002, at 1:00PM PST and the first James Cameron's Dark Angel trailer available for download.

Combat Mission 2 - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When playing Combat Mission 2, you will be introduced to an extensive variety of detailed vehicles and combat units, in more than fifty vast missions and operations. The photo realistic appearances of the units are down to the fact that they have been modelled from their real counterparts from the second world war – details were noted with authenticity in mind. In some missions you will have to face the Russian army, which although enormous in size at the time, was mainly made up of farmers. These farmers were basically in good physical shape, but completely unskilled in the art of war. Check the Russian Army screens...