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'SoF II: Double Helix' Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 10:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix is the ultra-realistic sequel to the groundbreakings hit from Raven Software. Based on the popular military-enthusiast magazine, Soldier of Fortune 2 offers the most realistic covert-operative FPS experience ever. The test gives gamers a chance to compete in one map across four different game modes including deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration. Gamers who choose to participate in the test will also have access to 20 skins and all the weapons available in the multiplayer portion of the full game. Click Read More for links.

CDV Brings 'Sudden Strike 2' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nothing we did not know yet but now its official! CDV Software Entertainment, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, today announced "Sudden Strike II" for the PC. Critically acclaimed as "a rare gem," the original "Sudden Strike" sold 650,000 copies worldwide. Now the sequel, "Sudden Strike II," returns players to World War II battlefields with all-new campaigns and 50 never-before-seen units. CDV has added Japan to the list of playable nations in the real-time strategy game, including Germany, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. "Sudden Strike II" is scheduled to ship late August 2002.

TDK Secures 'Muppets' License For All Platforms

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. just announced an exclusive three-year, renewable worldwide licensing agreement with Jim Henson Interactive, a division of The Jim Henson Company, for the Muppets”, one of the most prolific brands in the entertainment industry. The agreement ensures TDK Mediactive exclusive rights to develop and publish games based on many of the Classic Muppet characters, including Kermit the Frog”, Miss Piggy”, Fozzie Bear”, The Great Gonzo” and more. Platforms covered by the license agreement include the PSOne and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube, the Game Boy® Advance and PC platforms.

Shrapnel Games releases Space HoRSE demo!

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games proudly announced the release of the Space HoRSE demo today. More information on Space HoRSE, a strategy game designed to appeal to even the casual strategy gamer, can be found if you hit read more below.

Microids' Syberia - New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside down… Check the new screens

More Blitzkrieg News today!

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Watch the battle between German and Russian units! In the forthcoming masterpiece from CDV the gamer leads allied, Russian and German troops through the turmoil of WW II. 3D landscapes and 3D units offer challenging and new possibilities to test the best tactical talent out there. Take me to the screens.

Divine Monsters! - Screens

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As you might well have expected it, Divine Divinity will feature a world full of monsters - big monsters, small monsters, happy monsters, sad monsters… more than hundred different types of monsters will be waiting to scare… or rather kill, the gamer. But bear one thing in mind: a monster is just as dangerous as it is intelligent. One example: some monsters are clever enough to only attack the gamer in groups. So the more intelligent they are, the harder it gets to get rid of them. New screens HERE!

Animation Control In Neocron

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Recently, the inhabitants of the futuristic metropolis Neocron have learned to use the body and sign language! As soon as a gamer has entered a chat-text, the program checks it for special keywords. If such a headword crops up, the Avatar of the game makes a corresponding movement. Whenever the word "Hello!" appears, the Avatar kindly waves his hand, in case of a "Yes" he nods quite approvingly and every "No" is accompanied by the shaking of his head. No, don't panic. A lot of triggers such as "vo" and "vup" as well as "yes" and "yeah" affect the same animation. In case of words such as "bullshit" or "no way" the Avatar may even give someone the finger, and for enthusiastic expressions such as "wow" and "top stuff" he may even move his hips. (It's Rock 'n Roll Babe !!!). Yeah Yeah! More about it!

Activision's 'Medieval: Total War' - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is taking gamers back to the dark ages with the announcement that the company will be publishing Creative Assembly's Medieval: Total War for the PC, due soon. As the sequel to the highly acclaimed Shogun: Total War, the game challenges players to reshape the history of the Middle Ages through a combination of epic real-time 3D battles and turn based empire building. Check the 15 new screens we just got in ...

This Is Football 2002 - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is hard at work on the forthcoming release of the game that promises to deliver the most realistic and enjoyable footballing experience on PlayStation 2, This Is Football 2002. Licensed by FIFPro, the official world-wide organisation representing professional footballers, the game features real player names and skills. Players will now be able to take full control of their football heroes. Check the screens!

'Blitzkrieg' - Mission & Unit Descriptions

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attention Soldiers! Suit up and dig in to the first mission and unit descriptions for Blitzkrieg. Nival been raiding the archives to bring you the most realistic WWII RTS yet. Now they added the first descriptions of Missions and Units that will be appearing in the game. Your briefing can be found here.

'Splinter Cell' PC/XB Announced - Facts & First Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, unveiled today the latest creation inspired by the works of world renowned novelist Tom Clancy. Splinter Cell is a third person stealth action game, featuring cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations and is set in the realistic, highly detailed geopolitical universe as portrayed in the works by Tom Clancy. In the fall of 2002, Ubi Soft will debut this lone stealth action game worldwide on the Xbox and PC, with further new generation platforms following in 2003. Update: More screens is added!

Random Boxshot Mix - Screens

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We collected a few boxshots from following games: Atrox (All), V-Rally 3 (PS2), Downforce (GBA), Mosquito Squadron (PC) and Droopy's Tennis Open (GBA). Check them out below!

XBOX Reduces Price In Europe!! Yiha!

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the European price of its Xbox video game system will be reduced to an estimated street price of €299/£199, effective from 26th April 2002.

Recent Action By Blizzard To Combat Piracy

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment confirmed today that it and its parent company Vivendi Universal Games have filed a lawsuit against members of the BNETD project as well as Internet Gateway, Inc., a St. Louis-based Internet service provider. The lawsuit centers on the creation, hosting and distribution of BNETD, a software program that incorporates Blizzard's copyrighted materials without authorization and enables pirated copies of Blizzard games to be played online. Head over to Battle.net for full story!

Civ3 Patch v1.21f On Friday

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firaxis will be releasing a Civ 3 Patch " v1.21f " this Friday, and you can read the ReadMe for the Patch if you hit the read more link below. "The Civ 3 Patch contains some interesting changes".

Age of Wonders II Beta Demo

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games have posted 2 local mirrors (middle Europe) of Age of Wonders II beta demo (100 MB), which was released earlier today on FilePlanet.

'Disciples II: Dark Prophecy' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First just informed us that they released a new patch for Disciples II: Dark Prophecy. This new upgrade brings your game version to v1.3. It has some minor fixes over the last version 1.2a. Read more for a detailed list and links on where to grab the patches (it comes in 2 versions, full and lite)

Strike Fighters: Project 1 - First Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that Strategy First and Third Wire Productions signed a worldwide publishing agreement for their highly anticipated flight simulation game, Strike Fighters: Project 1, scheduled for release later this summer. And here we are already with the first 20 or so screens showing off a boat load of the Fighters that will be in the game...