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July 2002

(12 July 2002)

More imperial pics (General news) -- by yPArAH

Even mor screens from the Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom economic startegy appeared in the Net. As ususal, seek them in our gallery.


Interview and the release date (General news) -- by yPArAH

One western site published an interview about the Soldiers of Anarchy tactical game. Just two new info items can be found there: 1) demo will come out somewhere in August, while the release will occur in September; 2) player will be able to enter buildings (this question earlier remained unanswered.


The gallery (General news) -- by yPArAH

Good time of the day, here are the news.
We'll start with some graphics. GameSpy made up a little article about an origial RTS - Impossible Creatures. PC Games German site managed to get three new shots from Soldiers Of Anarchy. And, most importantly, we got another batch of screenshots from Platoon (developed by Digital Reality), as well as a 5-Meg gameplay clip.
And yes, everything is accessible through our gallery.

(9 July 2002)

Sudden patch (Patches) -- by yPArAH

Attention, Sudden Strike owners! The v5.0 patch is waiting for you. Download available by this address.


Imperial screens (General news) -- by yPArAH

GameSpy pasted onto their pages a pack of shots from the new economic strategy, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom. See them in our gallery!


Strategic interviews (General news) -- by yPArAH

Two interview, two strategies: Praetorians and The Gladiators. Nothing to retell, to be perfectly honest. Just read.

(8 July 2002)

New wallpaper (Warlords Battlecry II) -- by yPArAH

Some additions were made to our gallery. Among them is a batch of wallpapers from Warlords: Battlecry II.


Platoon moved (General news) -- by yPArAH

With the Cryo bankruptcy all the Digital Reality games were this or that way transferred to other publishers. For example, Platoon went to Monte Cristo. This publisher was keen on opening a site devoted to that game. See our gallery to lay your hands on some fresh art, renders and screens from the game.


Even more Cossacks (General news) -- by yPArAH

A new game from the Cossacks series was soon to come. The Net is overwhelmed with first screens from Cossacks - Back To War. Look in our gallery, for instance...


Panzer Claws shots (General news) -- by yPArAH

Akella was most kind to present our readers with five screenshots from yet another WWII strategy - World War II: Panzer Claws. The Russian version of the game is due August 2002 (hey, English-speaking readrs, anyone want a Russian game?). Screens you want? Here you go!

(5 July 2002)

Fallout 2 gone Mac (General news) -- by yPArAH

According to MacPlay, the all-famous world-best (and all other possible praiseful epithets) Fallout 2 RPG will be remade for Mac OS. You can start the celebration, Мас users, for this will happen before the end of this year.


Unusual details (Dreamland) -- by yPArAH

These are the news from the UFO: Aftermath forum. The developers mentioned some facts about base properties, such as base archetypes. These include: military, research, manufacturing and "biomass" (?). Nope, we do not know what the last type means and will wait for further clarifications.


One picture from Delta Green (General news) -- by yPArAH

A new pic from Delta Green was added to our gallery. There, to be precise.


Preorder for the Heroes IV add-on (HOMM4) -- by yPArAH

I recall an interesting fact. Once in January this year we interviewed the producer of Heroes IV. In the interview there was the first allusion of an add-on to this game. Rumors roamed the Net at connect-speed, so it were practically we who caused them.
It looks like they were not groundless. several online shops now offer a preorder of such product, marking the 24 of September as the "you'll-get-it-after-this-point" date. To us it looks very much like preorders of Fallout 3 and Fallout Tactics 2. The real add-on release date is a big secret, of course. Probably the truth will be uncovered during the next expo, while the release will occur sometime near the X-mas sales...

(4 July 2002)

In-house T-Perimeter-shirt! (General news) -- by yPArAH

The "Perimeter"-resource began selling T-shirts, with the game logotype made of retroreflecting resin on the chest and the address on the back. If you are a confirmed "Perimeter-fan", run to order this piece of clothing right here.


Gallery almost ready (Site news) -- by yPArAH

The works on the gallery script are entering the final stage. It is now accessible in the "normal" mode, right here (a menu item to the left, named Gallery).


Another demo (IG3) -- by yPArAH

Demo version of the Imperium Galactica III space strategy was spotted in the Net. It is a premium 65 megabytes load, available here.


Patched. So soon... (Patches) -- by yPArAH

WarCraft III enters the retail today. Officially. Simultaneously, Blizzard declared the release of the very first patch for it. People were most anxious to hear that, the problem of over-bugged patches once again became the topic under discussion in forums. Well, to have some food for thoughts, here's a patch for you.
I wonder what will happen to QA departments in game development companies as games get more and more complicated? Even now it is damn hard to locate and fix a bug without making a dozen new...

(2 July 2002)

Galleries updated (Site news) -- by yPArAH

We put a new shot into our Sea Dogs 2 gallery (got it from the corresponding page of the official site). And three more additions to the Highland Warriors gallery. That's all, folks!...for today...


Shots, natural and resistant (Natural Resistance) -- by yPArAH

The official site of the Soldiers of Anarchy developers was updated with a nice big batch of screenshots. And - a neat piece of news we got - the have finished the scripts and are now tinkering with the balance. Release is coming soon! While waiting, take a look at the new screenshots in our gallery.


New Roman movie (General news) -- by yPArAH

Pyro Studios released a brand-new version of Praetorians strategy clip. High-res version is 50 Mb, while the low-res version is 28 megs only. Links to both can be found in our gallery.


Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf announced (General news) -- by yPArAH

A long awaited announce of a sequel to Battle Realms has occurred. Gamespot was fast to publish a preview of Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf. What to expect? New units, new units, new maps and a new plot. Yet, Battle Realms are still Battle Realms.
I wonder: what steps will Blizzard take? Announce an add-on to WarCraft III?


Tropico anew (General news) -- by yPArAH

A collectible version of Tropico, Tropico: Mucho Macho has appeared in retail. People from GOD were most kind to send four screenshots along with the press-release.

Readers, please pay attention! We are currently working on a screenshot database. The script for it has not passed the final iterations, thus you can only access the shots in the way mentioned above...for now. The system is soon to be completed, so stay put.


No strategy for WarZone (General news) -- by yPArAH

As you might remember, we wrote about the Warzone MC project. It's fate now has become clearer. Like Warhammer Online, it has become an online RPG, not a strategy. Oh well, what a pity...


Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe (General news) -- by yPArAH

Hmm, it looks like we have found an interview with Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe authors. The developers, according to the interview, are going to make up a version witch will run smoothly on both DirectX 8.1 and Win2k/XP. This is all to build up people's interest in the upcoming H&D 2. The Deluxe version will include 23 missions from H&D and 9 from H&D FFF, along with two demo missions.
One more thing: people of Illusion also mentioned their intention to design a fantasy tactical game, Atlantica.
The full text of the interview can be found here.


Robin Hood is soon to come (General news) -- by yPArAH

As we got to know from the words of Spell Bound PR, the release of Robin Hood is moved to a closer date (November of this year). That's good news!

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