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Daily Dose Of Previews

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News has posted a short preview of Nintendo's upcoming GameCube adventure game, Legend of Zelda. The Entertainment Depot has a look at Mirage's upcoming World War II RPG, Another War. Action Trip has a new preview of Zuxxez Entertainment and Eidos's WWI themes RTS game, WWII: Panzer Claws(available in Europe, coming this fall to the US). GameSpy takes a look at the incarnation of Samus Aran in the Gameboy Advance version of Metroid Fusion. Gamer's Pulse is has up a preview of Ensemble Studios' upcoming 3D RTS game, Age of Mythology. PC Gameworld has a preview of Rival Interactive's sequel to last year's Real War, the military C&C clone, Real War: Rogue States. GameSpy has a preview of 4X Studio, Wanadoo and Dreamcatcher's First Person Shooter, Iron Storm. HomeLAN has put up a preview of Io Interactive and Eidos' upcoming first/third person action game, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loadedinc has a new Q&A with Nival Interactive's Mike Allenson talking about their upcoming WW2 RTS game, Blitzkrieg. ToTheGame has a new Q&A with somebody, un-named, at Blizzard talking about their upcoming Warcraft MMORPG, World of Warcraft. GDXbox has a new Q&A with Majesco's David Elmekies talking about their upcoming action-horror game, BloodRayne (developed by Terminal Reality). The Electric Playground has a new Q&A with Westwood co-founder Louis Castle talking about their recent of themassive multiplayer space-based RPG, Earth & Beyond.

'Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Involved in the project for the past two years, Jacques Villeneuve worked closely with the Ubi Soft development team to provide players with a new racing challenge featuring an emphasis on driver performance. "We wanted a game with innovative and futuristic features that would create a vision of the automobile race of tomorrow as imagined by champion Jacques Villeneuve," commented S├ębastien Delen, the game's producer. "Players will be delighted by functions they've never before seen in a video game, such as autopilot and autoreforming of cars."

'Aquanox2 : Revelation' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Massive Development team, a part of the JoWooD group, will publish their first trailer for their action game AquaNox2: Revelation, scheduled for release in November. The trailer, which is just under three minutes long, shows impressions from all aspects of the game. And to top it off we have 20 fresh screens as well .. joy joy!

Defender Of The Crown (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is a period of great unrest. The evil Prince John has seized power after his older brother, the rightful King of England, Richard the Lionheart was kidnapped and taken hostage by the King of Austria. Under Prince John’s tyranny the good people of England have already suffered dearly. One man, the embodiment of honor and agent of retribution has vowed to save his people and restore peace to England. This man is known as Robin Hood.

American Conquest Present 'The Iroquois' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neither David Beckham nor the Punk-Movement in the early 80`s did actually invent the Mohawk hairdo – and who reads the rainbow press anyway. The hairstyle which enjoys great popularity nowadays derives from the beauty concept of a native American tribe, the Iroquois. The Iroquois were excellent hunters and produced their clothes from the skin of the animals they hunted. To increase their powers, a confederacy of six tribes had been formed in 1722, named called the Iroquois League. A few new screens to go with the gibberish...

'Pillars of Garendall' - New Plug-In

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Pillars of Garendall fan community united with Coldstone developers since the release to create all sorts of add-ons for this role-playing game by Ambrosia Software and Beenox. One of those add-ons, Trinity, added numerous classes to choose from, new locations to explore, and new quests to the already amazing world of Garendall. Now you can download Spells Expander for free and enjoy a whole new gaming experience! Read more for details and links...

'Sudden Strike II' - Mod News

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

There is fresh news on the Sudden Strike II-frontline. The new SSN-Mod for Sudden Strike II has just been finished. The units do now have camouflage colours and you are also able to utilize a ME323 Gigant. As we speak of Mods: the RWM-Mod just reached Version 6.0. Both Mods enhance Sudden Strike II with new features, offering a new and fresh gameplay, even for the veterans among you. The current version of the RWM-Mod can be found here, whereas the brand new SSN-Mod can be downloaded from here.

Cossacks: Back to War - ACS & VIZOR Features

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cossacks: Back to War does not only feature two new nations (Hungary/Switzerland), but it also includes the new ACS functionality. ACS stand for 'Automatic Championship System' and offers the possibility for the best Cossacks players of the world to compete against each other in an online championship. In addition to the ACS feature, Cossacks: Back to War also offers the so called 'VIZOR-System'. The VIZOR-System extends the Cossacks shell and provides the player with live combat. It`s like watching football on TV, except for one difference: you are able to either watch a Cossacks battle during the gameplay, or after it ended. There will also be an archive where you will be able to review the most spectacular battles.

IL2 Sturmovik Addon 'Operation Barbarossa'

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At 04.15am on 22nd June 1941 German bombers attacked Soviet airfields with devastating effect and the invasion of Russia, codenamed Operation Barbarossa, had begun. After four years of bitter fighting that included infamous battles like Kursk and Stalingrad, the Russians arrived at Berlin. Now you can join the Luftwaffe in this gruelling campaign for IL2 and take part in hundreds of historically accurate missions that take you from the heady victories in the Kuban Peninsula, through the bitter winters and finally to fight for your very existence at the gates of your capital.