by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under
A once proud civilization is on the brink of destruction. A terrible disaster has left their home world shattered into many pieces. These flying islands are the homes of the survivors. Among these survivors are beautiful Susie, smart John and strong Goliath. Choose one of these characters, then turn your islands into powerful fortresses, solve mysterious quests and save your two lost friends. Special magic artifacts will enable you to construct factories, power stations and defensive structures. You will produce machines, doubledeckers and zeppelins, which will be used to collect further artefacts and raw materials used as energy sources, and protect them from enemy attacks. This game is damn cool and has an original game concept, check the 28 screens!
by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under
EA and DICE have just released the new Battlefield 1942 v1.1 demo which fixes a number of issues including the 60hz bug and support for All-Seeing-Eye amongst other things. If you run a BF1942 server, here is the 1.1 release of the dedicated server files. This is a full new version, not a patch. Read more for details and links where to grab it ..
by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under
is now hosting the 'Halo 2' trailer as was promised, though you will need to install Windows Media Player 9
. There is a Quicktime version on Halo.Bungie.org
. More mirrors will pop up soon i assume ...
by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under
With one of the most outstanding games of 2002, Ubi Soft is ready to lead the stealth action genre – one of the major categories of video games. Straight from Ubi Soft’s development studio in Montreal, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell adds a new award to its long list after being named Overall Best Game of ECTS 2002 - Europe’s premier trade show for interactive entertainment, before all console products.
by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Gigex has just put up access to downloads of a demo for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
, BreakAway and Impressions Games' now-gold isometric strategy/building game set in China. According to Gigex, "The demo includes six tutorial missions set in the ancient Xia dynasty in medieval China, three single-player scenarios set in the Shang dynasty, and one multiplayer mission." The demo is a 130 MB download (Thanks Blues
by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Got Game Entertainment today announced an agreement with PAN Vision for North American publishing rights to "Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer," a third person, real-time 3D action/adventure for the PC. The title is expected to ship in November 2002.
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the availability of the NVIDIA Detonator 40 unified drivers for the Company's award-winning suite of desktop, mobile and workstation Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Detonator 40 delivers a robust suite of software applications designed to extend and enhance the visual computing experience and gives users more control over their environment then ever before.
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under
NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. of DEI Racing will become the official cover athlete for the EA SPORTS franchise NASCAR Thunder 2003. Dale Jr. also contributed to the development of the game and his likeness will appear on all NASCAR Thunder 2003 packaging and merchandising.
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Avault today reports
that CDV Software Entertainment will release a demo of BREED at the beginning of October. The free download will contain one single-player mission and a tutorial. BREED is a science-fiction shooter with tactical elements. (Our latest screens HERE
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Shacknews today got their hands on the Project Nomads English Demo
. The demo is 119 MB to download. Try out this high-flying 3D action role-playing strategy game from Radon Labs. The demo features a tutorial and the first two missions of the full game.
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Divine Divinity has gone gold in the UK, and will be in a store near you on the 13th September. This EPIC RPG, has been a long time in development, but will be worth its weight in… (guess what… GOLD). Features and 4 new GOLD screens below!
Update: Divine Divinity also got a US release date set to September 27 (its GOLD worldwide)
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Black Element Software brings you a new epic in horror action/adventure that will extend the rules of gaming entertainment. Utilising the smart, original 3D engine, the cinematic storytelling is spiced with a thrilling atmosphere. Today Cenega updated their site with some new screens, check them out
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under
The official UT2003 forum
over at Infogrames is today updated with some more information about the upcoming demo. Here is a clip:
- Level Designers are reviewing the AI in their maps to make sure that the bots know how to Shieldgun jump, Translocate, Double Jump, and Low Grav jump to EVERY available spot in their maps.
- The single player campaign is being tested and finalized.
- The Redeemer is in and fully functional and is very close to being bug free.
- All levels are being finalized for ragdoll (low poly) collision.
- Extras are being put in. Select a mesh for your player avatar and the voice is now hooked up to announce it. Kill someone with a redeemer and their body goes flying. Sound matches up with the redeemer explosion properly. Mutators are being tested in random combinations with each other. Instagib with zoom and translocator and QUAD jump is quite a kick!
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Bandai Co. plans to develop games for Nintendo Co.'s GameCube video-game console, the first titles from Japan's largest toymaker specifically designed for the Kyoto-based company's new game machine. The software will go on sale in Japan in November, Nintendo said in a news release distributed to reporters in Osaka. Nintendo will handle distribution of the game.
by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Today we have some screens from the next Age in the upcoming game, Myst III: Exile for Xbox and PS2 -- the "Amateria Cavern." Each Age in Myst III: Exile was designed by a different designer, so the Ages all have a very distinctive look and feel. Amateria has a very oriental feel with extensive basalt columns, Japanese architecture, and glowing crystal formations.
by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Westwood Studios announced today that it has launched multiple servers for the Earth & Beyond public test, and will be accepting tens of thousands of additional testers in the coming weeks. Earth & Beyond is an online role-playing galaxy that will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand this fall. Previously limited to only one server, the public test for Earth & Beyond has grown to include tens of thousands of registered players over the past few months, and is opening multiple servers to accommodate the large volume of testers. Tens of thousands of additional testers will be selected in September through the official Earth & Beyond website
. Also, beginning today, GameSpy will be offering the public test software as a free download
by Peter on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under
The third Battle Pack is now available on Battle Realms official site. The Battle Pack includes tons of new fixes, tweaks and game balances that should help optimize your gameplay. Find out all new features and download it HERE
by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that hearty adventurers can learn more about the new world of Dereth at the official Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings site. Visitors to the newly launched site will find information about the dynamic world in this next-generation MMORPG, including epic story-driven campaigns, three diverse kingdoms, fantastic creatures and a seamless world that is just waiting for heroes to rebuild it.
by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 10:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair screens. Dragon's Lair 3D is scheduled to release from Ubi Soft on Xbox and PC this November. The game will also be available on PS2 and GameCube from Encore in November. In the meantime, enjoy the 4 new screens ...
by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, today announced NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, the finale to its best selling franchise. Scheduled for release in February 2003, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, developed by Massachusetts-based Papyrus Racing Games, will combine the most authentic NASCAR racing experience with new revolutionary 3D graphics that will bring to life the sights, thrills, and sounds of racing at 193 MPH.