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'Echelon: Wind Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Echelon : Wind Warriors is being published by Buka Entertainment. Check out the new batch of 20 screens ...

'V-Rally 3' Races Onto The Xbox Next Spring

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames has just announced that its hugely successful V-Rally brand is speeding onto the Xbox in April 2003. Following on from the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2 version, V-Rally 3 on Xbox will be the definitive version of this great racer and leave other rally games trailing in its dust.

'Freelancer' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Freelancer" offers cutting edge space combat within a vibrant, living universe on an intensely epic scope. The player can freely navigate, providing vast opportunities for exploration, trade and combat. Additionally, "Freelancer" offers a seemingly endless pool of missions that the players can choose from to create their own adventures. For players who are more interested in a structured experience, "Freelancer" also features a compelling storyline that draws the player deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the human colonies in the distant Sirius System and against a villain unlike any mankind has faced before. Check out the new batch fo screens ...

'Tennis Masters Series 2003' (PS2/NGC) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

French-Canadian publisher Microids has commissioned Scandinavian game developer UDS to develop an action sports game called “Tennis Masters Series 2003” (TMS 2003) for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. TMS 2003 is the Tennis Masters Series’ official licence and the release is expected early next year.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Rugby League' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When you're not cheering your favourite Telstra Premiership team on the weekend you'll soon be able to coach them and send them into battle mid week with the new Rugby League interactive game. After 8 months of development Australian company HES are in the closing stages of prgramming for a Rugby League interactive game that will feature all the big names of the Telstra Premiership. In the meantime you can try out this upcoming game by checking the freshly released demo.. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Vexx' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, "Dark Yabu," and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. The Dark Yabu kills the grandfather of the young Vexx, who manages to slip quietly aboard the enemy's windship. There, locked deep within Yabu's sanctum, lie the last pair of Astani Battlegauntlets. The gloves leap from their chest onto Vexx's outstretched hands, bonding to his arms and giving him special powers. Check a batch of new vexxilicious screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2002 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly'

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2002 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In 2002, Spyro will make his much-anticipated debut on the Playstation 2 Computer Entertainment System. In this all-new adventure Spyro will face his toughest adventure yet. Step in and foil Ripto's evil plan to capture all of the dragonflies in the land and defeat the helpless dragons before it is too late!!

'Dungeon Siege' - Updated Demo

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2002 @ 10:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios has released an updated version of the demo for Dungeon Siege, Gas Powered Games' action/RPG. The new version 1.02d is a 197 MB download, which is 9 MB larger than the version 1.01d demo, and offers the following minor changes: "The duration for blood has been shortened and the flying debris of monsters in combat has been reduced, and in some cases eliminated." (thanks Blue's). There are also a few mirrors up on 3DGamers.