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'Gothic II' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 11:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The story is set in the mine valley of Khorinis. The glorious days of the once productive mines in this small seaside region are long over. Instead, the mines are now akin to a natural prison that is surrounded by an impenetrable magic barrier where slaves eked out their miserable existence.Khorinis is facing an uncertain future. Due to the farmers' decreasing production, more and more of the food deliveries are not taking place, and the stocks diminish continuously. The militia's strength ends at the town gate. Outside the town wall, nobody is safe from the bandits' armed raids. There is war in Khorinis. A civil war.

PC Preview - 'Hegemonia : Legions Of Iron'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 11:00 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Hegemonia: Legions of Iron you will explore and conquer the galaxy at the head of your fleet, plan colonisations, terraform planets, manage your resources and decide on the appropriate technological research to lead mankind where you want it to go. Diplomacy combined with a top-notch spy network will enable you to survive in a stellar system which is much more dangerous than it would at first appear. Who says that space is empty? Black Holes, asteroid fields, nebulas, cosmic clouds and wormholes, and alien races make each fleet sortie a perilous affair...

PC Review - 'Earth & Beyond'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 10:12 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Earth & Beyond, players become captains of their own starships and live futuristic galactic adventures as they explore, trade and fight with thousands of others. In addition, because this is a living, dynamic universe, players will face new challenges over time as the developers add sectors, planets, missions, monsters, characters, features, evolving plot lines and more. Check out our spaced out review!

'Hitman 2: Silent Assassin' 1.01 Patch

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This is the first patch for Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, bringing the English and German editions of the murderous third-person action game by IO Interactive to version 1.01. This release improves compatibility with CD-ROM drives, enables the game console, and adds some graphical enhancements. Download at 3DGamers (2MB)!

'Defender' (Xbox/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway just announced that Defender, an all-new 3-D version of the popular 1980s arcade classic, has shipped for the Xbox and GameCube and will ship on Thursday, Nov. 7th for the Game Boy Advance. Defender is also currently available for the PlayStation2.

'Battlecruiser Millenium' - Patch 1.0.08 RC23

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a new Battlecruiser Millenium patch v.1.0.08 RC23 available for download at the Battlecruiser online site. (thanks VE3D) Here is a clip about this patch:

Since 1.0.07 was released back in March we have been working hard on a number of fixes and significant enhancements and tweaks to BCM. The plan is to release a final stable single patch and then release the free multiplayer patch which we are also working on.

In order to ensure that all known issues are resolved before releasing the multiplayer patch, we have been releasing RC patches to interested parties. Today, the 1.0.08 RC23 has been made available as a wide release. We expect the next patch to be the final 1.0.08 patch and which will replace this RC23. The multiplayer patch will follow after.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'K. Hawk : Survival Instinct' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Only the right combination of strategy, stealth and fighting will lead to survival, in JoWooD Productions tactical adventure game, K. Hawk - Survival Instinct. In this Action-Adventure, players find themselves in the role of Kitty Hawk, a Navy S.E.A.L. and helicopter pilot who is shot down over an island in the Pacific. During this vicious attack, her boyfriend, Major Jeffrey, is killed. From this moment on, it is Kitty against the world. Today we have 27 new shots that you can check out below!

'Ball Adventures' - Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali is hosting a 44MB demo today of A.S.K. Homework's upcoming 3D pinball game, Ball Adventures. This demo introduces the quality, the playability and a part of the technical features of the final version.

Apply For PlanetSide's Open Beta!

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online let us know that sign-ups are open for their upcoming massively multiplayer online shooter, Planetside. Just fill out the beta application, and you could be part of the PlanetSide open beta. The beta application will only be available for one week, so be sure to apply by Friday, November 8.

'Mafia' - Demo Out Now

by Thomas on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DGamers today hosting a playable demo of Mafia. "Mafia brings the 1930's underworld to live in this 3rd person 3D action game." The demo is 230MB to grab and let you try out a single mission taken from the full game. Find out more and download it here!

'Colin McRea Rally 3' Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters confirmed today that its highly anticipated racing title Colin McRae Rally 3 will ship in February 2003 for the PlayStation2, while the Xbox version will ship on December 10, 2002. Codemasters has decided to delay the game in order to optimize the graphics and gameplay for the platform, ensuring that consumers receive the highest quality product.

UPDATE: We just got some new Colin McRae Rally 3 - Pikes Peak Screenshots. Read more for 19 shots!

'Team Factor' - New Map Released

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

7FX has just let us know that they have released a new map for their first person shooter TEam Factor. They have listened to the fans wishes, and created another large, open space level for you. It is placed to Central European theatre, namely nice landscape in Southern Bohemia. The have also released some new screenshots from this map. You can download it off the 7FX page or off 3DGamers.

'The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal - the expansion pack for its critically acclaimed RPG, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for PC - has gone to gold master and will begin arriving in stores throughout North America late next week. Tribunal introduces additional content and features into the already staggering game world of Morrowind, and can be experienced by any player at any point. Morrowind has won more than 40 awards, including Editor's Choice awards from PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, and Computer Games Magazine.