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'BattleField 1942 : Road to Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 11:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome will focus exclusively on the largely underpublicized Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Players can choose to fight on six new maps including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. Controllable vehicles are the heart of the Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road To Rome will feature eight new vehicles in addition to the more than 30 in the original title. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engined fighter-bombers. Also debuting are Italian and new British and German tanks and anti-tank guns. New hand-held weapons include the Italian Breda assault rifle, British Sten SMG and bayonets on rifles...

'Battlefield 1942' (Xbox) - Cancelled

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to this article on GameSpot, EA has cancelled the Xbox version of Battlefield 1942. The company canceled the game so the development team could focus all its efforts on the upcoming expansion for the PC version of Battlefield 1942, The Road to Rome. Battlefield 1942 is a first-person shooter in which players can fight against each other on various maps based on well-known World War II battlegrounds.

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge beta patch 1.3.6 is the latest version, files have been replaced to the latest as well as a full v1.3.6 updated beta demo. Read more for details and links where to grab the file ...

'C&C : Generals' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has once again released a new trailer for their upcoming 3D RTS title C&C Generals. A minute of footage showing the destructive power of the Global Liberation Army in C&C Generals. Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

'EverQuest Online Adventures' (PS2) - Characters & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Is there an evil dark elf shadowknight inside you, or are you a hulking barbarian shaman with a soft side? Show everyone who you really are in EverQuest Online Adventures! With unparalleled character customization including 9 races, 14 classes, customizable faces, hair and more, EverQuest Online Adventures gives you the power to be who you've always wanted to be. Read more for details and some character art ..

'Splinter Cell' - Delayed!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft just informed us that their eagerly anticipated stealth/action title Splinter Cell has been delayed and is now expected somewhere mid February. The delay is cause due to copy protection implementation. Rumours about RavenShield also being delayed have no yet been confirmed. More information to come ...

'Top Angler' Coming To The GameCube

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, will lure gamers with “reel” fishing fun with the release of Top Angler for the Nintendo GameCube console. Top Angler (currently available on PlayStation 2, will be the first fishing game for the Nintendo GameCube.

'Tennis Masters 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris. Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player! Microids has just released an update patch for their Tennis Masters 2003 title (released end 2002). There is a patch for the European as well as the US version of Tennis Masters Series, fixing a pad bug. A new update patch has already been announced to be released soon. Read more for details and links ...

'Unreal II: The Awakening' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Easily one of the most anticipated games of 2003, Infogrames send out word that Legend Entertainment and Epic Games' "Unreal II: The Awakening" has reached gold status and is to be expected in stores early February. For previously posted screens, trailers and other goodies, check here

'A Tale In The Desert' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Tale In The Desert also boasts a suite of features never seen before in a massively multiplayer online game. A robust, player-driven legal system allows citizens to change the rules of the game and a focus on intrigue, manipulation and strategy instead of combat. Players advance by completing a range of inventive and cooperative tasks including sculpture, gardening, beer and wine making, even fireworks contests.