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New Half-Life & Counter-Strike Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected, the version 1.1.1.0 patches for Half-Life and version 1.0.0.5 patches for the retail edition of Counter-Strike are now available for download. This release includes the Ricochet mod, a new demo recording facility, additional anti-cheat measures, the new C-S map de_piranesi, and various other improvements and bug fixes. You can use the SierraUp utility (from the "Configuration->Update" menu) that was distributed with previous releases, and Steam users should be able to upgrade around this time as well. (thanks Blues). Read more for links on where to grab these hot patches (and dont be surprised if half of the links will be out of service due to high traffik).

Capcom Unveils 'Dino Crisis 3' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today unveiled Dino Crisis 3 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Created by the mastermind of Shinji Mikami, the esteemed producer of the Resident Evil series of products, Dino Crisis 3 is the next blockbuster in the acclaimed series that has sold more than 3.5 million units worldwide. In Dino Crisis 3, players venture to the outer limits of space where all new dinosaurs await.

A.R.S.E.N.A.L 'Extended Power' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A.R.S.E.N.A.L "Extended Power" is a real time strategy game based on 2nd World War units. 40 different units are featured over GROUND, AIR and SEA: 15 ground units, 10 navy units, 10 aircraft and 5 fixed defense units. Read more for details and links where to get the demo.

FireStarter - New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 6:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action....

Will Cable Unplug the File Swappers?

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jon, a computer programmer, is exactly the kind of music lover the Recording Industry Association of America has in mind as it tries to shut down music file-swapping services such as KaZaA. He has downloaded about 5,000 songs off the Internet in the past two years. The vast majority, Jon concedes, were pirated copies, including the latest album from rapper Eminem.

Visiontek Announce 2 New Editions To The 'Xtasy' Range

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

VisionTek today announce two new additions to its award winning range of graphic accelerator cards marketed under the Xtasy brand, the Xtasy GeForce4 MX420 PCI and the Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4200.

Formula One Arcade (PSOne) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There are still some decent Playstation games coming out, proof of that is this formula One Arcade from Sony. We had a bunch of screens a few weeks ago and here are 32 more ... Let the race begin!

Fullscreen Windows Version Of 'Black Jack Pro'

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G3 Studios, a developer and publisher of video games for handheld devices, Pocket PC and other platforms, today released an updated windows version of its best-selling "Black Jack Pro." Now making use of high resolution displays with remastered graphics, the new Windows version is a direct result of customer feedback.

Isle of Man T.T. Comes To PS2

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading video game developer and publisher Jester Interactive is close to completing the exhaustive pre-production for its forthcoming official Isle of Man T.T. title for PlayStation 2. Scheduled for release in 2003, Isle of Man T.T. will be the definitive motorcycle road racing game. To this end, a Jester party led by three enthusiastic company Directors travelled to the island to capture footage of the 38 mile-long course, and to take extensive measurements for use in the PlayStation 2 game.

'Neverwinter Nights' Goes Gold

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. today announced that the long awaited and highly anticipated epic, Neverwinter Nights, has completed development and will ship to retail stores under the Company’s Atari label before the end of June. The most complete software adaptation of the classic pen-and-paper Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game ever, Neverwinter Nights is the latest game from BioWare Corp., creators of the 4 million selling Baldur’s Gate series.

'Dropship: United Peace Force' Ships

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that military action title Dropship: United Peace Force for the PlayStation 2 is arriving at retail this week in North America. Dropship: United Peace Force, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe's Camden studio, entered the sales charts at #4 in the U.K. market during the very competitive holiday season. As part of the ongoing strategic relationship between BAM! Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Dropship: United Peace Force is the second of three European Sony titles for the PlayStation 2, which BAM! Entertainment is bringing to North America. In March, BAM! shipped WRC: World Rally Championship and in mid-June the company will ship WipEout Fusion to North American retail outlets; both titles were first..

'Outlaw Golf' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first golf title for the Xbox video game system from Simon & Schuster Interactive has shipped to retail complete with strippers, biker chicks and the most advanced golf gaming engine ever made. "Outlaw Golf" (Rated: "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street price) is a hardcore golf game with a humorous side that takes gamers to three different courses where you'd never find PGA members.

Pryzm Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn Ships (PS2)

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today that its original fantasy title for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Pryzm Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide at the breakthrough suggested launch price of $19.99.

Morrowind Patch Beta Testing

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today elderscrolls.com are recruiting Beta Testers for the first patch of Morrowind. The operative word in Beta Testers is "Testers." If you are selected to be one of the Beta Testers for the patch, you will be expected to test the areas of the patch that have been fixed. You will be given patch release notes and should test the areas specifically outlined in these notes. Hurry up and sign up here!

Xbox Live comes to the land of the Rising Sun

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an effort to boost sales of its Xbox video game console, Microsoft Corp. is offering a one-year subscription to its online gaming service for 6,800 yen ($55) in Japan. The starter package for Xbox Live, a service planned for North America, Europe and Japan this fall, will also include the online game Phantasy Star Online from Japanese game-maker Sega Corp.

Jazz and Faust Ships

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian video game developer and publisher, 1C, announced today that it has shipped the PC game Jazz and Faust. The game, which marks the self-publishing debut for 1C in North America, features a rich, innovative storyline and beautiful 3D graphics. Jazz and Faust is available now at retailers nationwide with an SRP of $29.99.

Deathrow - Screens

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deathrow successfully combines the elements of third person action, aggressive close combat, and cooperative team play to create a unique gaming experience that will definitely pump up your heart rate. Check out seven new screens below!

'Deep Sea Tycoon' Beta Announced

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anarchy Enterprises and Unique Entertainment (creators of Moon Tycoon) announce Beta Version 1.0 "31MB" of their latest PC-CDrom game, Deep Sea Tycoon. The development team has been busy working on their second 3D Tycoon title, which will take you to an incredible underwater realm you'll have to see to believe! Filled with tons of sealife, people and a full range of over 100 buildings to create your undersea empire, Deep Sea Tycoon is focused on fun, humor and rediculously enjoyable replay value.

Sites Updates With Screenshots

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following sites is updated with new screens: Ensemble Studios released new screens from their 3D RTS, Age of Mythology - The official G.I. Combat site is updated with new screens from this 3D war game - The official site for the 3D RTS, Highland Warriors, is also updated with new screens.

THQ To Relese 'Finding Nemo' For XB/PS2/GC

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that leading videogame creator Travellers Tales is currently in development on Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo for PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Xbox. The games, which have been in development for several months, are scheduled for worldwide release day and date with the Finding Nemo theatrical debut in summer 2003. THQ’s interactive adventures based on Finding Nemo are the first under the Company’s exclusive, multi-property publishing agreement with award-winning interactive entertainment publisher Disney Interactive and the Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios.