'MoH:AA Spearhead' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2003 @ 8:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Icculus has issued another updated dedicated Linux server for MoH: Allied Assault Spearhead, allowing Linux PCs to host multiplayer games for v2.15 of the World War II FPS expansion by EA. This is still in beta stage (v4) so not the final product and the developers encourage email support! Read more for details & download links ..

'Gladius' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2003 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At the heart of Gladius is a unique mix of dynamic game play that requires players to develop and manage a school of gladiators who, over time, gain experience, learn new skills, improve their abilities and finally test their might in epic battles. Players fight with deadly weapons and powerful magic, learn vital combat tactics, and enhance and customize characters... Check out new screens and big batch of artwork!

'Conflict: Desert Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2003 @ 7:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm lets you take charge of the best known and most feared special operations forces in the world: the elite British SAS or the US Delta Force squads. You're the best trained, best equipped and best organised Special Forces in the world. The area that has been assigned to you is yours for the taking. Seek, locate and destroy enemy targets and personnel. Create havoc and confusion throughout the enemy's lines of communication and supply. What lies before you is an opportunity in a soldier's lifetime. Take your equipment, take your training and use it well.

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Multiplayer Demo

by Thomas on March 16, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Line of Sight: Vietnam your job is to locate elusive enemy soldiers and pick them off one-by-one. Whether patiently waiting for the enemy to show himself or delivering a pre-emptive strike, the method is the same – be quick, be quiet, and be careful. That’s what will get you home alive... The 172MB demo is now available on FilePlanet. When you install the file, you will be given a KEY in a web browser window. You must use this KEY to unlock the demo preview. Also DirectX 9.0 is required!

'PN03' (NGC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2003 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has updated the PN03, in development by its internal studio, Production Studio 4, Japanese website. P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 15, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Man, talk about a boring Friday. Today only a few trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Vietcong (Take2)
  • Rayman 3 'Battery' (UbiSoft)
  • Star Wars : Knights Of The Old Republic(LucasArts)
  • Splinter Cell PS2 Intro (UbiSoft)

    Read more for download links ...

'Disgaea: Hour of Darkness' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Netherworld - a realm darker than the deepest abyss, located far beneath where mortals tread. It is a cursed land where evil reigns and foul beings dwell. Nobody knows its whereabouts, but everybody fears its existence... The story takes place two years after the death of King Krichevskoy, the ruler of the Netherworld. His son Laharl awakens from a long sleep, unaware of his father's death. Meanwhile, scheming demons vie for supremacy over the Netherworld. With the help of his subordinate Etna and her underlings, the egocentric, self-absorbed Prince Laharl must fight to regain the throne and claim his birthright.

'Lufia: The Ruins of Lore' (GBA) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 6:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. released some screens and a trialer for "Lufia: The Ruins of Lore", the next title in the wildly popular Lufia role-playing series. Developed for the Game Boy Advance, the title will be released in North America in the Spring of 2003. This exciting new chapter follows the adventures of Eldin and his childhood friends, Torma and Rami, as they strive to solve the mystery of the ancient ruins and halt the resurrection of an evil beast whose power could eradicate humanity. Read more for the goodies ...

LucasArts Delays 'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided'

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 5:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided is now entering the final phase of development, and everyone at LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment is pleased with the game's progress since the beta test program was initiated. Although the game is making good progess LucasArts also says that "to deliver the best possible massively multiplayer experience and ensure stability and breadth of content, LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment will delay the game's April 15 launch". This will enable us to invest more time into the beta program, and to solicit additional feedback from the tremendous fan base Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided has already developed. No new date has been given, read more for the full press release ...

'Worms 3' - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | 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 these 6 new wormelicious screens ..

'Galactic Civilizations' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 2178 and the galaxy is evolving at an alarming pace. Years ago, human scientists introduced a new technology, the “Hyper-drive”, which vastly improved interstellar travel, but instead of forging closer bonds throughout the galaxy, communication between civilizations has ground to a halt. Colonization and a battle for supremacy have become the primary goals but only one race can dominate…and survive. Strategy First has released a new trailer showing off what this game is all about. Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell' - Downloadable Mission Available Today

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For those of you who have finished Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and are craving a fix of your favorite Xbox game: WAIT NO MORE! Beginning today (and NOT yesterday like some other places reported), you can revisit the tense stealth-action of Splinter Cell by simply downloading the Kola Cell mission for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell from Xbox Live--at no additional charge. But be forewarned! This mission is tough. Real tough. Ubi Soft's Montreal team put a lot of thought into how to best test the skills of the most creative Splinter Cell players. We invite you to guide Sam Fisher through a Georgian warehouse, find cyber-terrorist Philip Masse's computer terminal and steal a sample code. Just don't get caught. If you do, the United States government will disavow any knowledge of your existence.

'Cold War' - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindware Studios has completed its first demo for Cold War and will soon be seeking a publisher for the game during the next few months. Cold War will put the player in the role of Chaser Jones, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur. Check these new screens ...

'Syberia II' - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Syberia II, the sequel of the 2002 Adventure Game of The year, is currently in development at the developer/publisher Montreal-based studios. Microïds is also excited to release today the first images, screenshots and artworks, of Syberia II. The game will be released in the Fall of 2003. Check out these new screens ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | 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. This is the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'MotoGP 2' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! 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 at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft's online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle.

'Round the World Challenge' - In Stores Now

by Thomas on March 14, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ValuSoft, a division of THQ Inc. today announced the release of Round the World Challenge for PC. Developed by PAN Vision, this action-packed game for kids, and adults alike, is rated "E" for Everyone and will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 SRP.

Interplay Announces Sale Of 'Hunter: The Reckoning' Publishing Rights

by Thomas on March 14, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today the company has sold all future interactive entertainment publishing rights to the "Hunter: The Reckoning" franchise to Vivendi Universal Games. Interplay retains the rights to the previously published "Hunter: The Reckoning" titles on Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. The "Hunter: The Reckoning" franchise is a property of White Wolf Publishing Inc.

'Myth II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noted on Bluesnews that the Project Magma Website now offers a new version 1.3.2 patch for Myth II as their first update to Bungie's strategy game, adding carbonization to allowing Myth II to run natively under OS X and a fix for the flashing cursor bug that appears for users of Direct 3D under Windows 2000/XP. "Other improvements include improved keyboard and mouse responsiveness and reduced chat lag. Myth II v1.3.2 is entirely backwards compatible with Myth II v1.3." All this paves the way for their planned release of version 1.4, which will offer significant changes and improvements to the game. Read more for download links ...