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'Space Empires: Starfury' - Available Now

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The highly anticipated action RPG Space Empires: Starfury, developed by Malfador Machinations and published by Shrapnel Games is now available in stores! Space Empires: Starfury is the next installment in the best selling Space Empires series. This time the action is up close and personal as players command a starship on an action packed quest of their own making! With a dynamic universe to freely explore, intense tactical combat, and the ability to completely customize your vessel, Space Empires: Starfury is a science fiction fan's delight. Whether you're a longtime fan of Space Empires, or simply someone who enjoys romping around the galaxy, you'll find Space Empires: Starfury to be one hell of a ride across the stars.

New Orleans Media Experience

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The New Orleans Media Experience is a "MediaFest" to join such signature events as The Big Easy's world-famous Mardi Gras and Jazz & Heritage Festival. "The Experience" will be held in New Orleans for the first time ever from October 26th to November 1st, 2003. "The Experience" will highlight the convergence of film, advertising, music, videogames, graphic design, and more. It will also offer an array of panels, symposiums, professional speakers and moderators all aiming to connect these industries and heighten the progress of each. There will film premiers such as "Hypnotic", video game pre-release exhibitions and demos, as well as Photography and Digital Video Workshops, where one can learn from world leaders in the intuitive development of today's and tomorrow's creative storytellers and image makers!

'EyeToy: Groove' - Track Listing

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the 25 fully licensed music tracks that will feature in the brand new dancing game, 'EyeToy: Groove'.

Released in November 2003, 'EyeToy: Groove' utilises the PlayStation2's exclusive EyeToy technology, and gives everyone a chance to fulfil their dreams of being able to dance live on TV! By linking the EyeToy USB camera to a PlayStation 2 the player(s) will feature live on their TV screen enabling them to dance along with the on screen prompts... Read more for full list of artists and tracks!

MAX Memory 16MB For PS2

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Datel, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of video game enhancement products, has announced the release of MAX Memory 16MB for the PlayStation2.

MAX Memory is a massive 16MB memory card, loaded with features that can't be found on any other PlayStation2 storage device. In addition to Datel's Memory Management software, which allows users to load, swap, delete, and compress game saves, allowing up to 10 times the standard storage space, MAX Memory will feature online connectivity through any PS2 broadband adapter. Also included is a disc preloaded with game-busting saves for over 100 of the latest and greatest PS2 games.

'Half-Life Rally' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HL Rally.net released some new screens (also available below) "a remodelled Subaru Impreza, a brand new Skoda Fabia, a stylish new look for the Lancer Evolution".. Half-Life Rally is a racing modification for the highly acclaimed and everlastingly popular game, Half-Life by Valve Software. Unlike most mods currently being made for the Half-Life Engine, the goal of HL-Rally is not to blast your enemy to smitherines with relentless repetition prone to excessive cheating and hacks, but to race cars and be the first and fastest across the finish line, out-running your opponents in any way possible to gain a few milliseconds on them.

'Half-Life 2' - Source Leak Update

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews got some more details on the recent Half-Life 2 source leak from Gabe Newell (thanks Blues). Here is a clip:

1) We've taken our network connection down to pretty much a minimum. We're still finding machines internally that have been compromised.

2) The suite of tools that the attacker was using included the modified version of RemotelyAnywhere (basically a Remote Desktop-style remote admin tool), Haxker Defender (a process, registry key and file hiding tool), the key logger, and various networking utilities that allowed them to transfer files (compressors, NetCat, and FTP). We also are pretty sure they were sniffing our network to gather passwords and other information. Haxker Defender includes a file system driver that allows an attacker to have stuff on your machine that is invisible, unless you do something like mount the drive under another OS that has NTFS support.

We have determined one way of detecting some infected machines, which is using a connection viewer to detect connections to anomalous hosts external to our network.

We still don't know their entry method.

New Warcraft III Bonus Map

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne now offers a new special Bonus map (156K) named Typhoon.. You find the map and all info here!

PC Review - 'Chaser'

by Justin on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him… The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.