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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!

Iron Storm - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2002 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Great War has been fought for 50 years now. Mankind seems to be condemned to eternal warfare… That is, until the inconceivable is discovered: an unscrupulous military-industrial Consortium is speculating on the armies quoted on the stock exchange: the longer the war lasts, the richer the consortium becomes… A handful of men and women have now revolted, their aim: to throw off the yoke of tyranny and restore peace. To do this they must first find the consortium and then destroy it… Check the new batch of screens ...

Bandits: Phoenix Rising - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2002 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bandits the player is thrown into a Mad Max-like environment where the survival of the fittest is decided by vehicle combat. A story driven action game where the handling of gears and guns decides your fate. Pretty cool demo they released the other day with 1 single player map and 2 different multiplayer maps. You can add various weapons to your car/buggy and different type of cars are available .. sounds promising so check out the 20+ screens ...

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2002 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, “black ops” wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. We cant get enough of the game, so here are some more new screens ...

The 'Legions' Are Coming To Germany

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2002 @ 10:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz Interactive, the publisher label of Schanz International Consultants is entering the German markets (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), with the signing up of the strategy game Legion by Swedish publishers Paradox Entertainment.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2002 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Its time to get things started, its time to light the lights, its time to pop your popcorn cause the O.R.B. intro trailer teaser is LIVE! Strategy First today released parts of the never before seen intro trailer to its upcoming stellar 3D RTS, O.R.B. Read more to check out the goodies ... UPDATE : Oeps, i was on crack and forgot to actually ADD the trailer ... originally 42mb, converted to windows media format and now 24mb (medium res. 13mb).

Incoming Forces - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2002 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Co-published by Hip Interactive and Groove Games, Incoming Forces is the sequel to the hugely successful, multi-million unit selling game, Incoming. The fast paced, innovative arcade style action title has players defend their alien home planet against an invading human armada. Set 20 years after the original game, players pilot aircrafts, tanks and turrets, switching vehicles on the fly, in incredible action-packed battles. The story driven campaign is set across ten exciting levels within four different worlds, delivering powerful and intense gameplay. Already out in Europe it is finally "Incoming" to the North American market! Check the colorful/explosive screens!