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'Homeplanet' - Add-on Development Progress Report

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The work on Homeplanet add-on is in full swing ! Game-designers are finishing missions and the project is coming up to its release swiftly. At the moment the work on visual effects are almost completed and currently they are testing and fixing bugs. 3Map Games recognizes the interest and attention to the sound-track of original Homeplanet so they try to follow this tradition in the add-on as professional actors are recording the speech roles. And the musical part is created by one of the original Homeplanet track authors. The insonification is quite close to finish for now. Finally, the long-awaited multiplayer mode is in testing and quite functional at this point. So lots of Homeplanet players will finally have an opportunity to play its LAN and internet versions soon. 3Map Games will put up a development report every few weeks, you can check it on their website.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Driv3r - Run The Gauntlet Teaser
  • Full Spectrum Warrior - Trailer
  • Dinosaur Hunting - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Microsoft Game Studios Vice President 'Ed Fries' Resigns

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Under the leadership of Ed Fries, vice president of games publishing, Microsoft Game Studios has earned a reputation as a premier games developer and publisher. Robbie Bach, Senior Vice President, Chief Xbox Officer, Microsoft says "So it is with regret that I inform you that I have reluctantly accepted Ed's resignation, who after 18 years of service to Microsoft, has made the decision to leave the company and pursue other goals." Read more for details ...

'Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft's Paris studio is currently developing a brand new game from the popular Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series - exclusively for the PS2. Scheduled to ship for the late 2003, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is poised to become the latest success story in a series of hit Tom Clancy games from Ubi Soft. read more to check out some new screens and a new trailer...

'Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel' Ships (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay sent out notice that they have shipped Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel to retail stores for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.Developed by Black Isle Studios, Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel marks the series debut on consoles, and has players set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland; while fighting off mutants. Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel has weapons such as the “Flamer” and 9MM SMG, and the other day Interplay announced the soundtrack featuring music from : Slipknot, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Skinlab, Society 1, Matt Zane, Cult of Luna, Celldweller, and Craig "Stuart" Garfinkle. If you haven't yet, you can also read our recent Fallout: BoS preview.

Valve Partners With Limelight Networks To Support 'Steam'

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tempe-based Limelight Networks announced today that it has been selected by Valve, the leading entertainment software company responsible for critically acclaimed games such as Half-Life, to host its Steam platform servers and provide services for the distribution of its online content. The partnership provides gamers across the globe with fast, reliable and uninterrupted access -- via Limelight Networks' powerful delivery network -- to Valve's newest offerings and leading games, as well as offerings from others distributing their content via Steam.

'NFL Street' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that NFL STREET has shipped to retail nationwide under the EA SPORTS BIG brand. The first game of its kind licensed by the NFL, NFL STREET boasts its ability to deliver a new brand of football. The game will be available on the PS2, the Xbox, and the GameCube.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has won the global publishing rights to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (previously known as Outfront): a dramatic, fast-paced tactical strategy game, due summer 2004 exclusively for PC. Created by Ukrainian company Best Way, under the development title of "OutFront", Soldiers is a further signing for Codemasters from 1C Company. Codemasters will also publish two other 1C Company titles: Perimeter and Wartime Command. Read more for details, screens and the first teaser trailer...

Enlight Signs 'Nemesis Of The Roman Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today they have acquired the North American rights to release Nemesis of the Roman Empire (known in Europe as 'Celtic Kings The Punic Wars'). Continuing on the traditions of the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War from Haemimont Games, Nemesis of the Roman Empire will explore the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in 264-146 B.C. and will include the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. Read more for details & screens ...

'WWX: Rumble Rose' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starring the sexiest female models to grace the ring, this over-the-top grappler is set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail. WWX is the first-ever women’s wrestling game and is being developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo in partnership with the acclaimed development studio, Yuke’s Entertainment, and renowned CG movie specialists, Polygon Magic’s VSL Team. Read more for some intro movie screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.14b and apart from all the previous fixes it addresses an issue with recalling control groups and quickly pressing 'TAB' tochange your selected subgroup. Read more for download links ...

'World Championship Pool 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Championship Pool 2004 aims to be the most authentic pool game on the market. Boasting six modes of play - 9-Ball, 8-Ball, Career Mode, a Snooker game, Trick Shots and Fun Games, World Championship Pool 2004 promises to appeal to both die-hard pool fans and casual pool-hall players. No details as to what the demo contains are available at this point. Read more for download links ...

Xbox Preview - 'Dinosaur Hunting'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Dinosaur Hunting features four teams, each with their own unique characters. Equipped with a variety of weapons, including a handgun, shotgun or rifle, players shoot a variety of dinosaur targets, which they must hunt down and tranquilize to save the species. Players explore the Guiana Highlands as they gather knowledge about the dinosaurs and their environments, including theories about dinosaur history. Combining elements of reality and fantasy, Dinosaur Hunting combines educational pre-historic dinosaur history, unique dinosaur characters and 3-dimensional character design.

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Access Games has released new screens for their PS2 game Spy Fiction. The game, which took three years to plan and has been in development for two years, is an action game that allows players to experience numerous Hollywood-style spy scenes. The character designer for the game is Range Murata (Groove on Fight, Submarine No. 6). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Star Wars Battlefront' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts officially announced today the exciting details regarding Star Wars Battlefront, an intense open-ended multiplayer action game set in the Star Wars universe due out this fall for the PlayStation2, Xbox and the PC. Star Wars Battlefront will put fans and gamers in the heat of the action as they re-live all of the epic battles from the classic and prequel eras of the Star Wars universe. Read more for the first details and some new screens ...

PS2 Review - 'Tony Hawk's Underground'

by Hank on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as Skater of the Year. Read more for the full review ...