'Eve Online' - Diary & Updated Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Eve Online web site has been updated to include diaries from four beta testers. They are written by testers TornSoul, Buhallin, Ragnar, and Overkill, each describing their unique experiences in the world of Eve. The diaries are accompanied by 16 new screenshots, each taken by the beta testers. An interesting read for all who are interested in space exploration, so go check it out!

'Starsky And Hutch' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the funky 70's, Starsky & Hutch were the staple diet for evening viewing and playground banter alike. And now thanks to Empire Interactive Entertainment you can stop racing round London in your Ford Focus at breakneck speeds and jumping on people's bonnets in ASDA car parks because Starsky & Hutch is due to be unleashed onto the PlayStation 2, PC CD-ROM, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Check the new batch of PS2 screens ...

Acclaim Signs 'Alias' Action Adventure For XB/PS2/NGC

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that it has signed an agreement with Disney Interactive for the rights to publish video games based on ABC Television's hit drama series, "Alias." Currently in its second season, "Alias" is one of television's most critically acclaimed series. The "Alias" video game is currently being developed by Acclaim's Cheltenham studio and is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2003 across all of the next-generation gaming platforms.

'UNITY' (NGC) Lionhead Studios New Project

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce a collaborative project between two of the games industry's most respected veterans, Peter Molyneux and Jeff Minter... Lionhead Studios will work closely with Minter on a new game, "Unity" which is being developed for the Nintendo Gamecube, a new development platform for Lionhead Studios. Day to day development of Unity will take place in Minter's welsh studio, but he will have access to all Lionhead resources including audio, game testing, production and PR.

BioWare Is Hiring!

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Looking for a job in the gaming industry? Here's your chance! BioWare Corp. is hiring for a number of positions in Art, Production, Design, Programming, Sound, Community Development, and Quality Assurance! Find out more below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fire Warrior' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. The battlefield is spread across a thousand different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guardsmen, bestial Orks, and Tau warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via mechanical war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war.

'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' (PS2/Xbx) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Another batch of screens for you to enjoy!

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (NGC/PS2/Xbx) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 5:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dungeons & Dragons Heroes, you take on the role of one of four resurrected D&D Heroes (Fighter, Wizard, Cleric & Rogue), each carved in the style of fictional famed fantasy figures drawn from the D&D universe. The game focuses around combat and developing your character, "The Hero", as you journey through the game's levels to collect all of the Planar Gems and vanquish the evil force that threatens to end life as we know it. Dungeons & Dragons Heroes features gorgeously detailed characters in lush environments that are rich for adventuring, each populated with gruesome Dungeons & Dragons monsters, treasures and sinister traps.

'WWE Crush Hour' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 5:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Wrestling Entertainment Crush Hour takes the intensity, competitiveness and brute strength from the squared circle and drops it into the world of car combat. More than 30 WWE Superstars jump into their Super Cars bringing the pain to the streets. Layeth the rubber down in the Rock’s speedster, cruise and bruise in the Hardy Boys’ supped-up Woody or pummel the competition in the Big Show’s diesel. It’s going to take more than a three count to win in this arena.

'War and Peace' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

War and Peace is a revolutionary game in the RTS genre. For the first time, players will really be in charge of the entire strategy of their nations: politics, economy, diplomacy, army, tactics, etc. On a unique, full 3D map of the entire world, you'll be able to take full commands of your nationn a true historical context. You will discover and enjoy the experience of being a major statesman at the dawn of the fascinating 19th century! Check these 15 brand new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Jurassic Park :Operation Genesis' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jurassic Park and its sequels are among the highest grossing films of all time, and VUG has exceptionally high hopes for its video game spin-off. The film's most famous reptilian stars are recreated in stunning clarity, with players struggling to contain the ferocious beasts in the game's park manager mode or avoiding them in the adrenaline-fuelled action sections. Developed by leading Australian team Blue Tongue Software, Jurassic Park :Operation Genesis offers two very distinct game styles, giving the player the opportunity to run and maintain their own dinosaur theme park and also challenging them to run the gauntlet through 12 missions where the park attractions have broken loose and are running wild. New PC/Xbox and PS2 screens, check them out ...

'Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need For Speed (NFS) is back and better than ever in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2! Engage in the thrill of arcade racing with over 22 exclusive and exotic cars from the world's most coveted licensors including Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini… to name a few. 12 tracks (48 variations) and two career event trees, for a grand total of 66 events, provide the widest variety of driving challenges. EA has just released a new patch adressing multiplayer encryption and adding support for a bunch of steering wheels. Read more for download links...

'Total Club Manager 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has just released a new patch for Total Club Manager 2003 is now available bringing your retail copy to v1.21. The v1.21 patch specifically fixes a staff issue introduced during Patch 1.20, and is available in 2 versions: update from v1.20 or full update (also for the French version). Read more for links where to download this puppy!

'Summoner: A Goddess Reborn' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On a storm-swept ship, the adventure begins.You are the Queen of Halassar. Thousands have fought and died for you. Millions adore you as the “goddess reborn.” Your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets. You are the savior of all creation. But your enemies are strong. The King of Galdyr wants you dead. Sinister factions plot your downfall. The armies of Urath march on your borders. Below Munari City, the mysterious Unseen weave a dark conspiracy. And now one of your own has betrayed you. A thief robs your inner sanctum. Intrigue lures you to the Midnight Sea. In a howling tempest, your destiny begins to unfold. Check the new batch of screens ...

'BattleBots' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BattleBots is based on the popular, adrenaline-pumping TV show of the same name pitting contestant-designed, radio-controlled robots against each other inside a high-tech arena equipped with hazardous obstacles such as kill saws and giant sledgehammers. The BattleBots show is currently in its fourth season and averages more than 3.5 million viewers per week. Check out the fresh GameCube & PS2 screens ...

'Eschaton' - Mech Concepts Online

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eschaton is an action/strategy hybrid set in a far future persistent space universe. Players will collaborate as starship captains, admirals and presidents in player run empires, struggling against other player run organizations for domination of the galaxy. The game is powered by Optasia, a proprietary game engine that uses a revolutionary new fractal zoom system. This technology enables the modeling of an entire galaxy, complete with realistically sized planets with infinite detail. The official Eschaton web site has been updated with twelve new mech concepts, demonstrating both ground and space mechs that expand the Eschaton Universe beyond the scope of space alone. Go check them out ..

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' - First Fan Website

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"MoVV.com, the first site for the upcoming 2015 release Men of Valor: Vietnam, is now open for guests! There isn't a lot of content, as we are waiting for 2015 to work out some regular updates on the development progress, as well as some screenshots and exclusive interviews. Even though we don't have much MoVV.com content right now, we invite everyone to visit the forums and show your support for 2015's efforts and the upcoming community!"

New Quake Toolkit

by Thomas on Jan. 25, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A brand new release of the Quake ToolKit is out, bringing it up to version 1.51 already. Just a small difference for a version number, but a world of difference for all you mappers out there. Here's the list of changes:

  • Added new q3map2 switches and removed old non-functional ones
  • Added the option to save/load compile setup presets/configs
  • Added a file info box to compiler window
  • Added the option to add custom bot names to arena files
  • Fixed -area and -point entry fields
  • All compile switches show a function description at the bottom of the window on mouse-over
  • Map Compiler GUI's interface reworked