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ELSPA Comments On 'Hooligans - Storm Over Europe' - New Screens!

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 7:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer game 'Hooligans', developed by Dutch company Darxabre has launched in the UK today, aimed towards the huge adult market for computer games. Less than 1% of such games are rated as 18 by the ELSPA or BBFC rating systems. Clearly, computer games are not just for kids. There is now a massive market for games, which appeal to adults on the basis of their levels of difficulty and challenge, not because the graphic content is of an adult nature. Personally .. i think the ELSPA and BBFC are a bunch of whinebags .. but hey .. thats just me .. Now lets knock the s**t out of the other team ..

Imperium Galactica 3: Genesis - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Imperium Galactica 3: Genesis is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperation. The discovery of foreign technology leads to expeditions into space. When you return to Earth you find it occupied by Aliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. Your task is to find this ship, use it to build colonies and to finally gather enough strength to take back Earth.

'No Mans Land' - First Screens!

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westward Ho! In No Man's Land, the player leads the colonization of the American continent between 1600 und 1900. In three campaigns, divided into 30 diversified missions, the player sees the historical development of this era from the viewpoint of six different ethnic groups: Englishmen, settlers, American patriots, Spaniards and forest- and prairie Indians. This game is in an early stage, thus we bring you EARLY screens!

Grandia II (PS2) - Screens, Characters & Monsters

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Grandia II takes players into a world where the legends of good and evil must once again face each other in a timeless battle. Long ago, Granus gave the Light of Hope upon the people and humans gained great prosperity. However, Valmur, the Evil of Darkness attempted to deprive the Light from the people. Granus valiantly fought to protect the humans and the fight was never-ending. It has been over 10,000 years since the battle of Light and Darkness has taken place, as the ground begins to tremble with the anticipation of the impending battle.

Discreet Gmax Game Pack Included With 'Trainz'

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Auran are pleased to announce that they have signed a licensing agreement with Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. to create, publish and distribute a gmax game pack for their new model railroad simulation, Trainz.

'Return Ro Castle Wolfenstein' Takes Home the Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Return to Castle Wolfenstein has gotten even more recognition: the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has awarded the game both Best Online Game of the Year and Best Computer Action/Adventure Game of the Year! So the next time you're going behind enemy lines on a server near you, give a shout out to Nerve and Gray Matter for creating the game that everyone is playing!

'Hooligans - Storm Over Europe' Finally Goes To The UK

by Rainier on March 4, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This is the game they could not ban. Developed and wholly funded by Dutch fledgling Darxabre, Hooligans - Storm over Europe is essentially a PC CD Rom. Semi spoof on football hooliganism. It is a real-time strategy (RTS) game set now (not in some distant surreal stupid past world) dealing with the real problems of modern day society.

Vivendi Games Captures Prestigious Awards At D.I.C.E. Summit

by Rainier on March 4, 2002 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an exciting awards ceremony, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) awarded top honors to three products from the Vivendi Universal Games Partner Publishing Group. Dark Age of Camelot, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal received awards at the fifth annual AIAS ceremony held at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on the first evening of the D.I.C. E. Summit.

Octagon Entertainment Takes Off With 'People Can Fly'

by Rainier on March 4, 2002 @ 5:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Octagon Entertainment has signed People Can Fly as its newest client and is seeking worldwide publishing for the team’s debut title, Painkiller. Former Lemon Interactive designer Adrian Chmielarz, who directed the development of Starmageddon (otherwise known as Project Earth in the US) and Odium (a.k.a. Gorky 17) for Metropolis Software, recently founded the Polish development team.

New "Grandia II" In-Game Battle Movie

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2002 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grandia II takes the player to a world, in which good and evil are putting themselves in an endless fight. Before long time Granus gave humans the light to hope and it attained satisfaction. But Valmur, the prince of the darkness, tries to steal this light from the humans . Granus fights courageously, in order to protect mankind, but the fight lasts eternally. It is now over 10,000 years ago that this fight took place, but the earth trembles already again under the influence of the forthcoming fight. UbiSoft is releasing Grandia II for PS2 and PC .. Check the 2 mins long NEW trailer (17mb)!