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Shinobi (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The legendary ninja returns, hunted by demons, haunted by the dead and hindered by the very rage that spurs him on... Following a massive earthquake, Tokyo lies in ruin as mysterious forces seek out and obliterate what is left of the Oboro clan. Players take the role of Hotsuma, leader of the Oboro clan, as he battles through the demon-filled streets of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo in search of answers. Serving up today are 16 brand new screens .. Njoy!

'Panzer Dragoon Orta' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Years ago, a legacy was born that ruled the skies. As time passed and memory grew dim, distant times progressed from History into Legend. Now, the era of human prosperity has come to a grinding halt, with all but a few pockets of civilization destroyed by years of devastating battles. The population clings precariously to the brink of extinction, scattered across the desolate land, living in the darkest age in history. A new Empire rules with an iron grip, and a band of rebels begins a revolt in an attempt to become masters of their destiny once again. As the world is engulfed in the flames of war, a mysterious Hero on the Dragon becomes mankind's only hope and stands alone against the empire. 16 new screens to show off a few levels.. njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graeme Devine To Speak At University of Utah

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Student International Game Developers Association at the University of Utah is pleased to present Graeme Devine, Designer and Programmer of Id Software and Chairman of the International Game Developers Association. This event is free and is open to the public. The lecture will take place on October 15, 2002 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the University of Utah, Engineering Mines Classroom Building (EMCB) in room 105.

Team Factor - New Update Patch & Linux Server

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

7FX has released another new patch for Team Factor, bringing the Euro edition of their team-based first-person shooter to v1.2. This upgrade addresses animation improvements, more view options, gameplay tweaks and a bunch of bug fixes. Also available is the updated v1.2 dedicated Linux server. (thanks 3DGamers)

'Post Mortem' - Website Live

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paris in the 20's. A retired American private detective, Mac Pherson, is hired by a mysterious yet sensuous lady, Sophia Blake, to find out who murdered her sister and her brother-in-law, the Whytes. The beheaded couple were killed in a mysterious ritual way in one of Paris most luxurious hotel. In this rich and intriguing adventure, Mac Pherson will soon discover a world where bloody murders are committed according to ancestral mystic beliefs. It will be his most mysterious case yet. Microids has just launched the official site with game info, a trailer and word of an upcoming demo .. check it out!

Serious Sam's Serious Bad Guys (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2002 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now that Sam "Serious" Stone has the firepower, It's time to take out the trash. The attached screenshots and artwork hightlight some of the gruesome and downright nasty alien invaders in SERIOUS SAM, coming NOVEMBER 12 exclusively to the Xbox. Read more to find out info and screens on all the baddies ...

'Battle Realms : Winter of the Wolf' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2002 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Realms is a fantasy, real-time strategy game inspired by Japanese mythology and traditional kung-fu cinema. The depth of the Battle Realms mythology intertwines stories from several clans, each with its own unique origin and culture. Winter of the Wolf takes place seven years prior to the events in the original Battle Realms and accounts the proud Wolf people's rise from oppression and slavery under the Lotus Clan. The Wolf Clan's rise to power occurs over the course of twelve all-new scenarios. As heroic Wolf leader Grayback, players must journey through dark mines and snowbound forests to free the clan from the tyranny of the Lotus Mages, and save the land from a fierce, magical winter. A boatload of new screens, check em out!

Off World Resource Base (O.R.B.) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

O.R.B (Off-World Resource Base) will be on store shelves on November 5 where it will finally prove its superiority over titles like Homeworld. Infogrames will exclusively distribute O.R.B. in North America. Review copies will be available the week of O.R.B.’s release so please let me know now if you want one! As today is friday, Strategy First once again sends us 8 brand new shots ... Overdose anybody? ;)

Dirt Track Racing 2 - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a new playable demo of Dirt Track Racing 2, allowing you to try out this recent racing simulation by Ratbag and Infogrames. This demo contains two tracks that you can race in two different cars for eight laps, in single-player and (limited) multiplayer. Read more for links where to grab it. (thanks 3DGamers)