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Starlancer (Windows)

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Press Release - Dreamcast:

    Crave Entertainment's "Starlancer" Shoots Into Stores

    Stellar Space Combat Game Makes Dreamcast(TM) Debut

    Los Angeles, CA - December 6, 2000 - Crave Entertainment today announced that their latest game, "Starlancer," has shipped to stores. The only first-person space combat game available for Dreamcast, "Starlancer" engages players in a series of intense battles, where international forces combine to fight aliens for control of the universe. In addition, the new game offers players the chance to compete in intense online multiplayer space dogfights.

    "Dreamcast's Internet capabilities lead the way for next generation console gaming," said Martin Spiess, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Crave Entertainment. "With its incredible single player storyline and the online multiplayer option, 'Starlancer' is among the first to take full advantage of this capability - the results are amazing."

    "Starlancer" takes players to the interstellar skies in their choice of more than a dozen different spacecrafts, each with their own custom weaponry, including nova cannons, pulse lasers and jackhammer missiles. The state-of-the-art flight engine provides ease of control and unparalleled fluidity in gameplay as pilots blast their way through a dramatic story based on the dynamic history of 20th century warfare. As with the original award-winning PC edition, the Dreamcast version contains many of the same elements, including stunning 3D graphics, dynamic mission structure, and interactive ship environments.

    "Starlancer," developed by Chris and Erin Roberts, who are widely credited as the inventors of the space combat genre with their tremendously popular "Wing Commander" and "Privateer" series of games, contains over 20 minutes of Hollywood-quality full-motion computer-generated cinematics, 6,000 unique speech samples and 40 custom-composed music tracks.

    About Crave Entertainment Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Crave Entertainment is a privately held publisher of innovative videogame entertainment products for the major console platforms including Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, the PlayStation(R) game console, and PC. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit www.cravegames.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Feb 29, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    Today you must decide between life and liberty or defeat and domination. The Eastern Coalition has launched a suprise attack against the Western Alliance Fleet, massacring hundreds of dedicated service men and women. We're enlisting pilots for the 45th Volunteers Squadron. We need every able-bodied man and woman to join the fight if we are to successfully launch a counter attack. Missions range from escorting marine boarding ships to free POWs to destroying Coalition space stations equipped with massive laser weaponary. You are our vanguard. Adn our last hope.

    Contributed by Bill Stepec (50) on Jun 29, 2000.