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'Midway: Naval Battles' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway is a real-time 3D tactical/strategy game that adapts the naval battles of the Second World War. It introduces how the naval warfare changed during WW2 - from the dreadnaughts protecting the memory of Battle of Jutland to the forerunners of modern carriers. The player may control different vessels in real or hypothetical naval battles. The fleet comprises ships, captains, officers and crew of different abilities. In order to achieve victory, an effective team should be forged. Check the new in-game screens ... Today some screens from Japanese Zero in action.

Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers take to the skies aboard their own dragon for intense aerial combat through 10 branching stages as they battle to save humanity from the brink of extinction. Dragons morph in real time, allowing players to constantly change their fighting styles as they master devastating techniques that influence both the action and the storyline in this Xbox exclusive. A bunch of screens, a mixture of new and old... Njoy!

'World War II: Frontline Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently in development at The Bitmap Brothers, World War II: Frontline Command is a squad-based action RTS game that captures the heroism of some of World War II’s most significant and bloody battles. As a commander of Allied forces in Europe in the last year of World War II, the player will enter into combat with the Axis forces to drive the enemy back deep inside its own territory. 9 new screens to drool over!

Zapper (GC/PC/PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zapper is an action-packed and addictive game that starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level. In this action-adventure game, Zapper (a cricket) hops his way through six interactive worlds in a quest to find his brother, held captive by the evil magpie queen. Dangerous traps and even more dangerous enemies await Zapper. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen.

Blizzard To Announce New Product At Tokyo Game Show

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment will be making their next product announcement at the Tokyo Game Show. The press conference will be held at the Hotel New Otani Makuhari on Friday, September 20th, at 9:00 AM. A second press conference will be held immediately following at 10:15 AM. Additionally, Blizzard will be holding press meetings at the New Otani Makuhari on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21st and 22nd. Everybody is invited .. errr.. yea, lemme check my schedule ;)

Myst III: Exile's Edanna The Nature Age (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next age in the upcoming game, Myst III: Exile for PS2 and Xbox -- Edanna the Nature Age. Edanna is a fantastic, living edifice that rises some 200 feet above the ocean. This nature-infused Age is a tree-like structure, that grows inward. Knotted, sun-bleached branches weave a labyrinth down the trunk's interior, creating three distinct ecosystems: the dry Deadwood Ridge, the lush canopied forest and the murky saltwater swamp. To find Edanna's unique symbol, players must discover how various plants and animals in the Age react to different stimuli.

Riding Spirits (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it has commenced shipping the motorcycle racing game Riding Spirits for PS2 to North American retailers. The critically acclaimed title includes more than 200 licensed motorcycles from Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki, as well as licensed accessories and gear from Shoei, Alpinestars and other major race sponsors. Called "BAM! Entertainment's two-wheeled answer to Gran Turismo" by online video game magazine IGN.com, Riding Spirits has been in development by Spike in Japan for the past two years.

Hercules launches 'Smart TV' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2002 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the most comprehensive entry level TV card available on the market, HERCULES is thrilled to announce the launch of its Smart TV. The new TV card will be available from our distributors at the end of september 2002. Smart TV is a fully featured PCI TV Card with which you can watch TV on your PC. With Smart TV you will be able to record movies and football games in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 formats onto your hard disk and directly Burn-to-disc recorded programs from Smart TV capture gallery.

Hercules Announces Its New Sound Card 'DIGIFIRE 7.1'

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2002 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is thrilled to announce the launch of its new DIGIFIRE 7.1 sound card. DIGIFIRE 7.1 completes Hercules' revolutionary 7.1 channel PCI sound card range with an all-in-one digital upgrade solution, providing both high speed FireWire connections and powerful audio performance in games and DVDs.

The Making Of ... 'Gothic 2' - Part I

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2002 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Gothic II website has a new section ... The making of Gothic II and they have put up the first part. First on deck is Sascha talking about 3d-modeling and texturing, offeringyou an inside view on the development and show you how the world of gothic II comes to live. Check it out!