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'Jedi Knight II' - Dedicated Server Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 11:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software has released the Windows32/Linux versions of the Jedi Knight II dedicated server for their hit first person action game for publisher LucasArts. You can download the server at four locations over at HomeLAN. The Win32 : Download One,Download Two, Download Three and Download Four and the Linux version : Download One,Download Two, Download Three and Download Four. You can also download the file from XGR.com. Please note that the Win32 dedicated server file is offered as is with no official support from Raven Software or publisher LucasArts. (Thanks Homelan)

PC Review: Disciples II - Dark Prophecy

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 10:45 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disciples II: Dark Prophecy returns gamers to the magical realm of the Sacred Lands where four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - continue the battle for the destiny of their Gods. A decade after the First Great War, the final prophecy continues to unfold. Deep within the crevices of the Sacred Lands, the Chosen One has emerged, fated to bring salvation to some and destruction to others. Braced with renewed faith and newfound conviction, each race must once again take up the sword for the sake of their people and the glory of their God. Did this game cut it? Or did we cut the game?

CDV's "WarCommander" - First Look

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 9:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warcommander is one of CDV's rather unknown and smaller titles ... it could be considered a budget version of their blockbuster hit "Sudden Strike". Warcommander could be considered a lite version with somewhat less spectacular graphics but equally as much action and we enjoyed it very much (although we ARE eagerly awaiting Sudden Strike II) ... You command a company of soldiers dumped on Omaha Beach. Check our screens.. Carry On Private!

'Carnivores : CityScape' - First Look

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 8:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s futuristic mayhem in prehistoric proportions! 245 million years of evolution collide when a starship crashes, releasing hoards of furious Jurassic beasts into the parks, sewers and streets. Eradicate the escaped carnivores or play the dinosaur and stomp, claw and bite your way to freedom. Infogrames brings us the next installment in their Carnivores series (they previously released "Carnivores : Ice Age" under their old WizardWorks label). Powered by the Serious Sam Engine we gave it a whirl ... check out what we came up with ..

New Q&A With Terry Dowling - Writer of Schizm

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Today we have a small interview with Terry Dowling, the man behind Project3 and Mindscape's Schizm: Mysterious Journey. Slates for release somewhere this summer. If you never heard of the game let me put it briefly. ’Schizm: Mysterious Journey’ is a non-violent single-player innovation in the adventure game genre, with fascinating non-linear game play and stunning 3D graphics. Written by the highly acclaimed science fiction writer Terry Dowling and developed in Poland by LK Avalon, ‘Schizm: Mysterious Journey’ will literally keep you playing for hours on end, in this massive double DVD-Rom or 5 CD-Rom release.

Infogrames' Backyard Sports Comes To The Gameboy Advance

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 7:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With “Opening Day” right around the corner, Infogrames has announced that Backyard Baseball will be the first game in the best-selling Backyard Sports series to debut on Game Boy Advance system. Backyard Baseball for Game Boy Advance as well as a new Backyard Baseball 2003 for Win/Mac will both be available in June. Both games will include the 30 Backyard Kids found in each of the Backyard Sports games as well as 30 Major League Baseball pros featured as kids, including New York Mets All-Star Mike Piazza.

Weekend Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

HomeLAN chats with Valve Software's Gabe Newell about their plans for Steam, their newly revealed broadband delivery system. French site Nofrag.com has posted up an interview (translated to English) with Zombie Games's John Williamson, talking about their currently under development Western action game "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Strategy Games Online has posted up an interview with Iain McNeil of Slitherine Software discussing their upcoming Roman Empire strategy game "Legion" (thanks gamespy). Savegames.net has posted up a short Q&A with Thor Frølich from IO Interactive (thanks homelan) as he talks about their upcoming (and recently delayed until September) third person action game "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin".

The 'New World Order' Is Coming ... AGAIN!

by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After having to cancel the public demo a few minutes before release time, Termite Games and Project Three finally announced a new release date .. unless this is a sick April Fools Day joke the demo should be out April 2nd at 6pm Euro time (aprox noon EST). It'll be aprox 140 megs and the bug that caused the delay last week has been eradicated ... We'll know more tomorrow i guess ;)