'Neverwinter Nights' Combat Movie

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 9:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Neverwinter Nights MPEG movie shows a character single handily taking on the likes of Minotaurs, Red Slaads, Earth Elementals and more. It runs for 41 seconds and is 12MB to download. Read more below for links! "Neverwinter Nights (NWN) is a computer game set in a huge medieval fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. This role-playing game (RPG) puts you at the center of an epic tale of faith, war, and betrayal"

Neverwinter Nexus Community Chat

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The community chat organized by the Nexus and the GDC which was originally scheduled for this Sunday past, has been moved to tonight at 8pm EST. The topic will be: "What is the player community's Next Step? How can the community of players, DMs, and Creators best organize themselves to provide quality gaming experiences for as many people as possible?" Find out more below! (thanks Neverwinter Vault)

UPDATE: 'Neverwinter Haven Beta Contest' Neverwinter haven is proud to present a Beta Contest for 2 spots in the Neverwinter Beta. Time is of the essence contest Ends JUNE 2nd. More about beta test here!

Galactic Civilizations - Intro Movie

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a space-based strategy game in which the player becomes the leader of the human civilization at the dawn of the 23rd century. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations including humans and a race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Read more for links where to grab the intro movie

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 8:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reload with Unreal Tournament 2003 – the sequel to 1999’s multiple ‘Game of the Year’ award winner – Unreal Tournament. We just got another eleven Unreal Tournament 2003 screenshots, bringing the total in our archive to - spookily - 2003. More or less. Check them out below!

UPDATE: On the infogrames forum, Mark Rein just tossed up following information for the upcoming beta:

The demo WILL include bots so you'll be able to play offline against bots. The single player campaign is more elaborate than choosing a level, a bot skill level, number of bots, etc. To play a botmatch you simply choose Instant Action whereas to play online you choose Multiplayer.

Shrapnel Games Expands With New Sports Division

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is proud to announce the official launch of sgsportz.com and gamersfront.com. Further details can be found on the following websites: shrapnelgames, sgsportz, gamersfront.

'Hitman 2' Site Update

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The officiall site for upcoming Hitman 2 has today been updated with some new bodyguard japanese mafia characters and 2 new small movies. Check it out!

'Age Of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne' Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 7:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already announced earlier we now have more specific details on the going GOLD of Gathering Of Developers and Thriumph Studios TBS ''Age Of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne". Delivering an invigorating mix of empire building, role-playing, and warfare, "Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne" offers the ultimate in fantasy turn-based strategy. This game is set to ship June 2002.

Club Football's Most Realistic Players - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters will digitally recreate Europe’s finest soccer players in striking photo-realistic visual detail for its series of Club Football games, coming to America next year to the PlayStation®2 and the Xbox .

'Way of the Samurai' Coming This Week To PS2

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that its action fighting game, Way of the Samurai, for the Sony PlayStation 2 begins shipping to stores this week.

'SW: Episode II Attack of the Clones' Ships For GBA

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones" for Game Boy Advance. "Attack of the Clones" is the first "Star Wars: Episode II" game that follows the movie storyline of the latest prequel in the "Star Wars" saga.

UFO : Aftermath - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Altar Interactive is developing a PC game for which old school strategy fans are hungering. UFO: Aftermath combines small squad tactical combat and global strategy pitting the player against an alien threat. The game looks and feels similar to X-COM and Jagged Alliance, but also has interesting new features such as simultaneously planned turn-based combat, randomly generated tactical missions, strong role-playing elements, and an alien setting complete with powerful technologies and unique abilities. Check the first 8 screens!

'Big Biz Tycoon' Ships to Retail

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere can now make the deals of a lifetime from the comfort of their PCs with "Big Biz Tycoon," the newest simulation from Activision Value Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Publishing, Inc. As would-be business moguls, gamers will experience the highs and lows of creating an empire as they design products, build offices, hire and fire staff, and even go public. "Big Biz Tycoon" is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and carries an "E" rating by the ESRB.

SoundMAX SPX Incorporated Into PS2 'Test Drive'

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 6:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Analog Devices, Inc. today announced that its advanced audio rendering technology, SoundMAX SPX, has been incorporated into Infogrames' recently released PlayStation 2 game Test Drive. SoundMAX SPX's "animated audio" - interactive, event-driven sounds that respond to game physics, environmental variables and user input - allows for hyper-realistic audio as the player races across tracks from around the globe in a wide range of high-powered cars.

Strategy First Announces 'US Open 2002' For Console & PC

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever dreamed of stepping into a famous player’s shoes, playing on the centre court or having your winning shot applauded by a jubilant crowd? For those of you who want to try your luck on the courts this summer, US OPEN 2002 will give you access to the most prestigious tennis courts in the world.

3DO & Eutechnyx Team Up For 'Street Racing'

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced it has signed an agreement with expert racing game developer, Eutechnyx, to produce an immersive street racing title for next generation gaming consoles. The titles are expected to be available in Summer 2003.

'Punch King' Ships For GBA

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering a mighty 1-2 knockout punch of arcade action and boxing fun, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped Punch King for the Game Boy Advance. Punch King was developed by Full Fat, the heralded developer of the Company's debut Game Boy Advance title, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2.

'ZooCube' Ships For GameCube & GBA

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering a unique entertainment experience for fans of puzzle-solving games, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped ZooCube for the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. ZooCube has been heralded for its innovative design and is the first true 3-D puzzle game available for the next-generation systems.

Eggo Mania (PS2/Gamecube) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Eggo Mania" has all you need for fun: falling blocks, a time limit, a competition mode, rising water, and Eggos! The Eggos, eight (plus five secret ones) egg-shaped heroes, catch the blocks, rotate them, and use them to build towers on little islands. Their aim is to escape the rising water and to be the first one to reach the goal far above. A wild race begins, and it is a lot of fun thanks to the many weapons, funny characters, and a lot of items. Witness water and lighting effects done with enhanced particle systems, multiple levels of translucency, and a beautifully presented, multi-layered and animated backdrop for each level.

Platoon : The 1st Airborne Cavalry Division In Vietnam - New Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We scored a new batch of 11 screens showing off the excellent progress Digitial Reality is making in their upcoming war game named "Platoon : The 1st Airborne Cavalry Division In Vietnam". This truely looks like a beauty, check the screens and you'll agree!

Tron 2.0 - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syd Mead, famous for his visionary design contributions to films such as Aliens, Bladerunner, TRON and Mission to Mars, is working as an artistic consultant for the TRON 2.0 game, which is currently in development by critically-acclaimed Monolith Productions. Slated for release in spring 2003, PC gaming fans and TRON followers can expect to see this highly-anticipated game packed full of intense action and designed with the authentic, yet modernized, look and feel of the original movie.

Ultimate Ride Disney Coaster - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2002 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imagine the thrill of creating your own magical Disney coaster set in an authentic Disney backdrop. Now imagine taking the coaster for a spin! With Disney Imagineering's Ultimate Ride Disney Coaster, coaster-building fans can take the ride of their life and face the ultimate challenge in the role of a "Disney Imagineer" as they create Disney theme park rides, complete with genuine environments and characters from Disney theme parks around the world.

'Kreed' Article & Interview With Exclusive Screens

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

News Jolt tossed up and interesting article and interview with Vladimir Nikolaev, the Studio Director and Project Manager of Kreed. Here is a clip:

Will you be including bots so that people can play off-line multiplayer? If so, will their artificial intelligence enable them to play realistically in team games?

Certainly we are planning to include bots in the multiplayer, that’s unquestionable. Though it’s hard for us to judge how good the AI of the bots will be. But we can say for sure that, firstly, team AI of the opposition with various behaviour patterns will be widely used in the single player game, there will be all sorts of space warriors using every kind of tactics to destroy the player. Secondly, Alexander Borodetski, the person who right now is working on the AI, has a lot of similar experience with game bots.

'Dragonkind' - Sketches

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trilunar today updated their site with some sketches demonstrating game mechanics concepts for their upcoming action adventure console game 'Dragonkind' for the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft XBox game systems.

'Aggressive Inline' For PS2 Ships

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unleashing what promises to be the new standard in action sports video games, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has shipped its award-winning Aggressive Inline' for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. AKA Acclaim is supporting the launch of Aggressive Inline with an integrated marketing campaign, including national TV, print and online advertising; an extensive demo disc program; Aggressive Skating Association (ASA) sporting event sponsorships; and a targeted grassroots consumer influencer campaign.

'Heroes of Might & Magic IV' Update Patch Available NOW

by Thomas on May 30, 2002 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DO has released a patch for the North American version of Heroes of Might and Magic IV. This one updates to version 1.3 and fixes a few problems with the game. Grab it at the 3D0 download page!