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Free 'Unreal 2' Multiplayer Add-On Coming

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLan that Epic Games' Mark Rein made a post on the official Unreal 2 bulletin board announcing that they are working on a free multiplayer add-on for Unreal 2 (which previously had NO multiplayer capabilities). The message read as follows : Lack of multiplayer is a temporary issue with Unreal2. Legend are currently reviving their XMP design for mulitplayer and it will be released as a FREE downloadable add-on for people who own Unreal2.

'Beach Head: Desert War' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Fusion has released the first patch for their shooter, Beach Head: Desert War. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and simply fixes a locking up on Level 108 (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Aquanox 2: Revelation' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Aquanox 2: Revelation' is a new story of the underwater world Aqua. In 2666 a young freighter pilot called William Drake sets out to search for the heritage of a mythical ancestor. He is looking for adventure - and finds greed, ruthlessness, merciless hatred … and also unexpected help. But very soon he has to realize that he is not the only one hunting for his ancestor's legendary treasure. Read more to check some new screens ...

'AFL Live 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AFL Live 2004 will provide video game players with the closest possible experience to actually running out alongside your AFL heroes. From bone crunching tackles, to freak goals, huge grabs and high marks, AFL Live 2004 will have your heart pounding as you play in front of packed grandstands in the quest for Premiership glory. AFL Live 2004 is a fully licensed product of the AFL and includes all players, all clubs and all guernseys for the AFL teams. Read more for details & screens ...

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. The gamer has three powers at his or her disposal: The first is terraforming. The second is being able to surround areas of land with an impenetrable force barrier generated by special perimeter units. The third power is being able to carry out military operations with the help of ground and air forces.

'Apocalyptica' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Intense 3rd person shooting action explodes in this post-apocalyptic tale of good versus evil! Konami's Apocalyptica delivers unparalleled gameplay as PC gamers control a technologically advanced religious soldier in a team-based quest to destroy Neo-Satan. Gamers are armed with an arsenal of deadly weapons and attacks including firearms, melee weapons and spell casting, as they battle in the dark and distant worlds of Apocalyptica's crushing multiplayer "Mission" and "Deathmatch" modes. Check out the new screens, straight from hell!

'Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land.

'Climax' Nominated For Five Industry Excellence Awards

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax today celebrated its fifteenth year as one of the nation's leading development studios with five nominations in the inaugural Develop Industry Excellence Awards. One of only two companies up for five awards, Climax has been nominated in the coveted categories of Technology, Innovation, Business Development, Best Online Development Studio and Best Independent Development Studio.

'Otogi: Myth of Demons' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materializes, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way. Read more for 50+ new screens ...

'Worms 3D' (PC/PS/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out the big batch of wormelicious screens ..

Global Star Signs 'Emergency Services Sim'

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Emergency Services Sim for the PC Platform. This Real-time city builder simulation will allow players to control every aspect of a large city’s fire, police and health care services. By performing these duties well, players will enable their cities to grow and prosper. The game is currently under development at Interactive Vision and will release during the fall of 2003 at a M.S.R.P of $29.99.

'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. At the centre of this conflict are five 14th century paintings - the Obscura Paintings, which the alchemist is desperate to repossess. Barely out in stores, Eidos has already released the first patch for Tomb Raider: the Angel of Darkness. This upgrade brings your retail game to v42 and adresses several game crashes and freezes, adds a shotgun, fixes the FMV player and EAX logos etc. Read more for details & download links ...

'No Mans Land' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colonize America in 3 campaigns set between 1600 and 1900. You will experience the historical developments of these epochs from the view-points of 6 different nations: the English, the settlers, American patriots, the Spanish and forest and prairie Indians. Each nation has its individual strengths and upgrades. The demo sports 2 missions, one from the Spanish campaign where you battle Francis Drake, and another from the American campaign in which you have to defend a fortress against the English army. Read more for download links ...

PS2 Preview - 'Sphinx and The Shadow of Set'

by Thomas Wilde on July 4, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sphinx is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Travelling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to find out how our preview adventure went ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

PC Review - 'MotoGP 2'

by Justin on July 4, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MotoGP 2 offers eight different racing modes including: stunt, GP, time trial, training challenges, tag, live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. All sounds delicious so it was time to take it to the tracks and put this puppy to the test!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News