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'Midway: Naval Battles' - Art & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:56 p.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 ...

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

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mankind has evolved through the ages and has created a society based on doctrine from several sources, The Bible, The Old Testament, The Koran. Now Strategy First introduces The Torumin, a collection of scriptures that form the belief system and culture for two races known as the Malus and the Alyssians. Ten brand spanking new screens for you to enjoy!

'Shadowbane' : War Herald Program - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of Ubi Soft's strong commitment to its Shadowbane community, the War Herald program, The Aerynthian College of Heralds, recruits talented writers and role-players from its fan base for publication of in-game fiction. The War Heralds' report on major battles and other key events within the Shadowbane world, keeping the entire community involved in the game. Just released the latest compilation of recent events inside the Shadowbane closed beta titled; "A Land in Flames." Read more for details and some character screens ...

ECTS PS2 Screenshot Mix #2

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few stray Playstation2 screens made it over... Featuring are : Auto Modellista, Myst III: Exile , Donald Duck: Who is PK?, Red Faction2, WWE Smackdown, Marvel vs. Capcom 2... Njoy

'ECTS AWARDS' - Winners Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The winners of the most prestigious awards in the European interactive entertainment industry were announced in London today at ECTS - Europe's premier trade show for interactive entertainment. The awards were presented in a ceremony hosted by Whizzbang TV's Gareth Jones and attended by over 1000 leading industry figures in the trade hall of ECTS itself.

Microsoft Vs. Sony - Kicking Off Price War II

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On August 28, Sony announced that it would lower the price of its PlayStation 2 games console to E249-259/GBP169.99 across Europe. Within hours, Microsoft countered by cutting the price of its Xbox to E249/GBP159.99. Interesting read/opinions ...

CDV's NON-ECTS LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the big "missing" companies at the ECTS 2002 is German CDV. For some odd reason, they are NOT there ... that of course did not stop them from sending out some screens to show off their upcoming titles, such as :

  • Neocron
  • No Mans Land
  • Project Nomads
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Cossacks : Back To War
  • Imperium Galactica 3 : Genesis
  • Combat Missions 2
  • American Conquest

UbiSoft's ECTS 2002 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is priding themselves on a strong PC title lineup and released some more screens ... nothing surprising and some of the screens look real familiar, but for the people who havent seen them yet .. here's another chance to check out :

  • Splinter Cell
  • Rainbow 6 : Ravenshield
  • XIII

IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to the new campaigns set on the Finnish and Hungarian fronts and new single and multiplayer missions, several new playable and AI controlled Russian, German and British aircraft will be featured in IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles. A bunch of new screens to show you the goods! Njoy!

Prowler Announces 'StarLock' Beta Test Signup Date

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prowler Productions is pleased to announce that beta tester signup for their upcoming Sci-Fi MMORPG StarLock will begin October 1st. Beta testing itself is slated to start November 1st with the final public release of StarLock planned for January 1st. Please stay tuned for more information on StarLock and on how to register for the beta test as the October 1st signup draws closer. In the meantime, those looking to learn more about StarLock can visit the official website.