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HoveRace - New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 11:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HoveRace is futuristic arcade races on battle hovercraft. The gameplay combines engrossing race, with speeds pinning over 500 km/h, and intensive action, with various weapons, equipment and bonuses making the game pacey and gripping. The game events take place amid a highly detailed and worked out sci-fi environment, where a player is to participate in hazardous competitions - HoveRace races. Some new screens from GSC World ... Njoy!

'Prince Of Qin' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 11:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First send us some nice screens showing off more details on their freshly announced RTS game Prince Of Qin (from the makers of Dragon Throne). Cant argue with the fact that Strategy First knows how to choose their titles!

'Cossacks II' Is In The Works

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You thought it was all over after 'Cossacks : European Wars'? You were wrong! With 'Cossacks : Napoleonic Wars' one of the most successful strategy games of the past years returns to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements. Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! This worthy successor combines the qualities of Cossacks : European Wars and Cossacks :The Art of War with the advantages of the third dimension! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in 6 exciting campaigns. Experience your Waterloo - or leave the field victorious! Features below!

'Lock On : Modern Air Combat' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 8:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some new 'Lock On' screens, since we never posted anything on this game before i added some older one's as well. The shots showing the HUD and Radar are not final and are early versions of these features. One Shot shows the new textures for the MiG-23. Note that the terrain in this shot has not been updated. Another is a shot of an F-15C launching a missile. Note the new smoke and missile plume art. A shot of the F-15 HUD in gun mode and another depicting a locked target in BVR mode are also early versions that include several problems with various buttons and displays. I'm not much of a flight sim fan but i have ot admit they look mighty tasty!

Circus Maximus (XBox) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the first and only game to combine the classic themes of chariot racing and gladiator fighting, Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars brings the raw excitement of survival racing to the majestic coliseums and arenas of the Roman Empire. Read more below for features and some screens!

'Eden Studios' Joins Infogrames

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames Entertainment has acquired one of Europe’s leading developers of console games and added to its creative capabilities for simulation and action games. Eden Studios, one of Europe’s leading developers of console games and a specialist in car rally simulations and action games, has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Infogrames, which had previously held a 19.8-percent stake in the company.

Activision Announces 'Travis Pastrana’s Pro MotoX'

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is expanding its industry leading Activision O2 brand lineup with the development of a new motocross game that will be headlined by three-time undefeated Summer X-Games freestyle gold medallist, Travis Pastrana. The sixth title to be marketed under the Activision O2 brand, Travis Pastrana’s Pro MotoX™ will feature other top riders including Mike Brown, Tommy Clowers, Ernesto Fonseca and Carey Hart.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Site Update & Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 7:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer game development is no longer a safe business today. GSC team had to set off for the Chernobyl zone in search of radioactive artefacts and scenario materials for S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Oblivion Lost. GCS updated their website, unveils the project and published a lion's share of materials about S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: photos and materials from Chernobyl Zone, game concept, know-how, gameplay details, screenshots and sketches. Check it out, quite an interesting read.

Maximum Capacity: Hotel Giant Announcement

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hiltons, the Marriotts, Ian Schrager….ever wanted to walk in their shoes or rub shoulders with the rich and famous? Well, now budding hotel tycoons can try their hand at building their own hotel empire in JoWooD’s new PC simulation game, Maximum Capacity: Hotel Giant. In this game where brainpower, common sense, and some design skills converge, players will get to build, design, observe, and manage all aspects of a hotel, or hotel chain. Read more below for announcement and click here for our recent posted screens and facts.

START! Games Partners With Alias/Wavefront

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

START! games is pleased to announce a new partnership with Alias/Wavefront, the world’s leading innovator of 3D graphics technology. In a move designed to further enhance START! games’ revolutionary new system for funding and aiding games developers, the deal provides free access to Alias/Wavefront’s highly acclaimed Maya modelling, animation and rendering software. Last week we reported that START! Games also offered their RenderWare to starting developers for free.

Strategy First Acquires Rights To 'Prince Of Qin'

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that they have acquired the publishing rights to Object Software's newest title, Prince of Qin, in all territories other than North East Asia. Object Software are the developers of the recently released Dragon Throne. "Screens and more media is availble on the official Prince of Qin site here"

Crusader Kings Announced

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment announced today that they will be releasing Crusader Kings, a strategy game based on the Europa Universalis engine, in Fall 2002.

Auto Modellista (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We just got 14 shots from Capcom and their upcoming title, Auto Modellista, for PS2 - Showing of cel-shaded racing action - in Japanese.

Gamesurround Fortissimo II Digital Edition

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is thrilled to announce its Gamesurround FortissimoT II Digital Edition. This sound card now combines a cutting edge digital audio processor, ultra realistic sound quality and all the software tools necessary for getting the best out of MP3s, CDs, games and DVDs on PCs.

Firestorm Powershock GameCube Controller

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is thrilled to provide further information about the “must have” accessory it has created for the GameCube, Nintendo’s next-generation gaming console: Firestorm Powershock controller.

CDV Announces E3 Line Up

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, today announces its strongest line-up ever for E3, the biggest trade show for interactive entertainment, being held May 22-24, 2002 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. CDV’s stand will include a gaming zone, with playable code, several conference rooms, and will be located in the Kentia hall of the LA Convention Center.

Codemasters Is Eager To Sign Up More Beta Testers

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the build up to the launch of Dragon Empires' Beta Test programme in July, the game's design is evolving thanks to the input, suggestions and feedback coming through from the game's forum users and its growing online community.

Star Wars : Knights Of The Old Republic - Art & Screens

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts send us a bunch of screens and artwork from their upcoming role playing game (RPG), Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, that will debut on the Xbox video game system this fall and release on PC early 2003. Developed by BioWare Corp., the dramatic game features an original story set some 4,000 years prior to the timeframe of the Star Wars films in an era dominated by an epic conflict between the Jedi and the evil Sith.

Warrior Kings Updated Demo

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Warrior Kings is today updated with a 249 MB big Demo of this epic real-time strategy game that smashes the mould. Using true 3D it propels you into a living, breathing and fascinating medieval fantasy world, a world for you to master, a world for you to grasp and seize control.

'Xenus' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Like clockwork, Deep Shadows gives us little teasers of their progress on their upcoming tactical shooter "Xenus". Here are 2 new screens showing how they have now implemented roads and mountains... looking good, looking good!

Heroes Of Might & Magic IV - Screens

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DO just send us three high-res pics of sorcerous goings on from Heroes of Might and Magic IV. "Pretty big ones" Enjoy!

1503 A.D. Part XVII: Averse Weather & Pyramids

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We just recived the news from ANNO 1503 A.D. team about that they updated the King's Tale with Part XVII: Averse Weather and Pyramids. Here follows a snip from the update:

"I hope the chief has pointed us in the right direction. We have been sailing due east for three days and nights - just like he said we should. Hence, we should by now have arrived at the area where we are supposed to change our course and go south." Doubtfully, I let my eyes wander across the empty horizon. Read more here.

'Valhalla Classics' Episode Four - The Tower

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcan Software Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Episode 4 of the Valhalla Classics Speech Adventure. Check it out below!

Counterstrike : Condition Zero - Movie

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CS-Nation tossed up the latest CS: Condition Zero video "45 MB". It features a lot of gameplay footage and a interview with Pitchford while playing the game "The interview is in German". This video came with the April, 2002 edition of the German gaming mag PCGames.

Blizzard & Vivendi Sued A Internet Service Provider

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment, along with its parent company Vivendi Universal Games, late Friday sued a small Internet Service Provider and its owner for distributing free software that emulates Blizzard's free Battle.net gaming service. The lawsuit claims that the creation and offering of the "bnetd" free software emulator for Blizzard games violates copyright and trademark laws.

'EverQuest' Coming To PlayStation 2

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment, a division of the media and electronics conglomerate, said it would release "EverQuest Online Adventure," based on the series of PC online games, for the PS2 next spring. The game will consist of packaged software and a subscription-based online service. Read more here

Dragon's Lair Gets Own Action Figures!

by Rainier on April 9, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AnJon, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of action figure toys, announced today that it will release its new Dragon's Lair action figures this August in conjunction with the new Dragon's Lair 3D videogame launch. This new release date will better leverage the visibility and excitement generated by the videogame's release. Dirk the Daring, the wizard Mordroc, the princess Daphne, and Singe the Dragon - all key characters in the new Dragon's Lair 3D game - will be among the first action figures released.