New Half-Life/Counter-Strike Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected the Half-Life v1.1.0.9 patch and the Counter-Strike v1.0.0.4 (retail CS only) have been released. These updates have tons of fixes and tweaks such as the new Anti-Cheat protection, HLTV changes, integration of Steam technology and so on. Either use the SierraUp utility, from the "Configuration-Update" menu, that was distributed with previous releases or if you are one of those Steam people, you should have it by now (thanks blues). Read more for a detailed fix list and links where to grab the files.

'Batman : Dark Tomorrow' For PS2/Xbox Confirmed - First Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

­Kemco officially confirms today that Batman: Dark Tomorrow, initially slated for the Nintendo GameCube, will roar onto to the PS2 and the Xbox this fall. HotGen Studios Limited is developing the PS2 and Xbox versions, while the GameCube version is being developed internally by Kemco, as well as other global partners.

Frogger Advanced: The Great Quest (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to be dazzled by the wide variety of levels, vibrant graphics and special surprises that ooze frog-hopping fun and excitement! Check out the 8 new screenshots from Konami’s Frogger Advanced: The Great Quest for the GameBoy® Advance.

'Hunter: The Reckoning' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that it's highly-anticipated game "Hunter: The Reckoning" has gone gold and will ship on May 21 in North America.

Blitzkrieg - Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daily Telefrag has put up a movie trailer of Nival Interactive's World War II RTS game, Blitzkrieg. Their version is the original 18mb one, we crunched it down a bit for your convenience to 4.8mb. The trailer offers an exact 2 minutes of in-game footage ..

'Midtown Madness 3' Announced For The Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that one of the best-selling racing franchises of all time, “Midtown Madness,” will become a featured title for the Xbox. “Midtown Madness 3,” an arcade-style racing game developed by Digital Illusions CE AB, scheduled for release in fall 2002, will take full advantage of the power of the Xbox by providing deeper story lines and more user interaction. We already knew about this before, but now its official! UPDATE: We added 2 new screens

1503 A.D. Animals & NPC's Frame Models

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have a look at the wire frame models of some of 1503 A.D.'s NPC's. Take a sneak peek at the work of the Austrian 1503 A.D. developer team's 3D Artists! "1503 A.D. is a new progressive strategy game" Read more below to enjoy the zebras, sharks and more!

Sky Sports Football Quiz II (PC/PS) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need a new challenge? Top presenter Kirsty Gallacher is your quizmaster for this exciting game, packed with thousands of NEW questions. Sky Sports Football Quiz 2 covers every aspect of the beautiful game with levels of difficulty for all types of players. All games feature a vast number of questions that can be played on your own or against up to 3 other people. Available on PC CD Rom and PSOne in May 2002, Sky Sports Football Quiz – Season 02 is the football quiz in a league of its own.

'Uncommon Valor' Has Gone Gold

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is proud to announce that Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific has completed testing and gone gold. Co-developed with the legendary Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings of 2 by 3 Games, Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaign in the area around Australia, New Guinea and Guadalcanal during World War II.

'Dino Stalker' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Euro today announced plans to publish Dino Stalker for the PS2 this summer. Known in Japan as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis, Dino Stalker is a first person perspective shooter based on the highly successful Dino Crisis universe. Blast'm!

Rally Championship (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rally Championship is an extension of the award-winning and highly successful Rally Championship brand previously released on PC and PlayStation One. The unique combination of arcade style and simulated racing delivers the most extreme driving conditions the planet can throw at the driver and this superb brand is now coming to Sony's next generation console. Check the screens & Njoy!

Connect TV Excite Striker - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica U.K. Ltd have today announced the launch of Connect TV Excite Striker, giving football fans the opportunity to test out their skills without leaving the house.

EverQuest 2 Project Official

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest Castersrealm today tossed up information and some screens about EverQuest 2 Project (thanks voodoo). Here is a clip from the posting:

The June issue of PC Gamer has a lot of information on the upcoming EverQuest 2 project being developed from Sony Online. From the reading of the article the designers have learnt a lot about the world of Norrath and how they can build upon it. This knowledge has been garnered not only from EverQuest but from many of the other MMOG's which have been released over the last three years. It's system requirements when released (currently slated for October 2003) will be a P3-733 (or Athlon XP), 512MB of Ram and GeForce 3 or higher. It's graphics engine was developed along with that used in the upcoming Star Wars Galaxies title. Check out full article here!

Nvidia Releases New Detonator Drivers

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nvidia has posted up some new drivers for their video cards today. Some of the features (thanks voodoo):

  • WHQL Certified
  • Full Acceleration and support for the GeForce4 and Quadro4 families
  • nView™ Multi-Display Support (User's Guide available at left)
  • NVIDIA’s patented Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) – supports all products in single a driver binary
  • Highly optimized Microsoft® DirectX® 8.1 and OpenGL® 1.3 with NVIDIA extensions pipelines

'Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror' - Ships To Stores

by Patrick on April 24, 2002 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Tac Ops: Assault on Terror takes full advantage of the dynamic capabilities of the Unreal technology to provide a fast-paced, action-packed gaming experience,” said Larry Sparks, Vice President of European Marketing for Infogrames. “Tac Ops: Assault on Terror is everything gamers want in a team-based military shooter. In addition, the game is already supported by a massive fan community.”

PC Preview - Beam Breakers

by Patrick on April 24, 2002 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Beam Breakers is set in a futuristic New York City. Players race a variety of high-speed flying vehicles through 3D environments. The game features an advanced 3D physics engine that supports realistic damage modeling. It includes more than 30 vehicles with different attributes, a detailed game environment complete with skyscrapers, moving traffic, and authentic landmarks, and five different factions.