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'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

Massive DDOS Attacks All Over U.S.

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you have been encoutering problems connecting to certain websites or other places on the internet, don't think its you, there is a valid reason for this slowdown. The American Intelligence is monitoring massive Distributed Denial of Service attacks all over the U.S. tonight starting at around 11:30 PM CST. As many as 5 of the 13 root nameserver have been down, up to 10 with massive packet loss as well as all backbone providers are suffering major packet loss. It seems to be affecting udp port 1434, some kind of worm exploiting mysql server. It may or may not be a DoS attack. Its messing everything up, good thing its the middle of the night.

'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

He's a hero for the ages, living in a twisted world of mind-numbing madness. Meet Rayman – again, or for the first time – starring in his latest Ubi Soft video game adventure, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, which has gamers already a-buzz. This latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series features psychedelic 3D worlds, heinous hoodlums and irreverent cast of characters with unbelievable powers.

'Devastation' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devastation is a next-generation Unreal Engine-powered, team-based FPS set in a near future technology dark age, where corporations rule and deadly Pacification Squad Troopers enforcing their will. Developed by Digitalo, and co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games, Devastation features Hollywood-style special effects, an engrossing single player story, frenetic multiplayer modes and Karma physics for incredible real world interactions and rag doll deaths. Read more to check 5 brand new, beautiful, action packed screens!

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced that the official Japanese trailer for Dynasty Warriors 4 (exclusively on PS2), known as Shin Sangoku Musou 3 in Japan, is now available for download. Read more for download links.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is based on Cinemaware’s hit game Defender of the Crown, first released in 1986 on the Commodore Amiga and subsequently to a variety of platforms where sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a re-imagining of the beloved classic, with a deep storyline, a rich cast of characters, and the same commitment to stunning graphics and unique, varied gameplay that first made Cinemaware famous. Today Cinemaware released some new screens as well as an in game trailer, read more to check them out!

'EverQuest Online Adventures' (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Inc. announced today that EverQuest Online Adventures, its massively-multiplayer online role-playing game exclusively for the PS2, has gone gold. EverQuest Online Adventures gives console gamers access to a vast living game world filled with exciting combat, quests and unparalled character development as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime with people from across the North American continent. EverQuest Online Adventures has a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is scheduled to be available at North American retail stores on February 12.

'Master of Orion 3' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on Quicksilver Software's 4X official Master of Orion 3 site that the eagerly anticipated sequel to one of the best-loved strategy games of all time has finally GONE GOLD and will be in stores as early as February 25th. In Master Of Orion 3, it is not enough to be just a competent economist or a great captain in the armed forces. To succeed, considerable political, administrative and intelligence skills must be applied to craft your civilisation's glorious chapter in the Annals of Time and Space. More details expected soon ...

'Psychotoxic : Gateway To Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Rome: Total War' - Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not that it was a secret anymore but Activision today finally announced the development of Rome: Total War for the PC, the next game to be released in the Total War series and the follow-up title to The Creative Assembly's multi-award winning Medieval: Total War. In the game players return to the golden age of antiquity to take command of the most fearsome armies in a bid to rewrite the annals of history and be proclaimed Imperator.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. It wouldn't be Friday if the official site hadn't been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

Microsoft & Vivendi In Video Game Talks

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on Shacknews that Yahoo.biz reports Investment bank Investec believes Microsoft Corp. was in talks with French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal about buying Vivendi's video game business for as much as $2 billion. A spokeswoman for Vivendi Universal's game unit declined to comment. A Microsoft spokeswoman could not be immediately reached for comment. This can only amount to the recent rumours and speculations ..

'Fusion Pack 10' - Public Release!

by Thomas on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The fusion pack people has released their latest Fusion Pack 10 today for Counter-Strike (thanks VE3D). Here is their announcement:

This version: Fusion Pack 10 is the biggest update since Fusion Pack 6.5 and is set to be the best version yet! Incorporating many of the enhancements made in version 9.5 Fusion Pack 10 includes a wide variety of replacements including bug fixes and additional enhancements. To further enhance the look and identity of our Fusion Pack we have done a majority of the 2D work our self including weapon HUD sprites, VGUI menu graphics and console graphics. One of the biggest enhancements comes in the form of an entirely new Counter-Terrorism and Terrorist team. Furthermore we have also replaced a majority of the pistols and also added a new AUG replacement! Additionally Fusion Pack 10 incorporates a list of long awaited bug fixes to further enhance the user’s experience. For full details and download click here!

'Star Wars Galaxies' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Star Wars Galaxies online game series is designed to immerse literally thousands of players into the rich Star Wars universe. The series will feature dynamic role-playing adventures across multiple planets during the classic Star Wars timeframe. Game play will offer a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests. Check out these delicious looking new screens ...

'X-Men: Wolverine's Revenge' (NGC/XB//PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an original storyline written exclusively for Activision by comics' industry legend Larry Hama, and featuring the voices of Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart, X-Men: Wolverine's Revenge allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, everyone's favorite X-Men tough guy. In the game, Wolverine faces a race against time to find an antidote to the viral time bomb that's just been discovered in his system. With only 48 hours to live, Wolverine returns to the clandestine Department H facility deep in the Canadian wilderness, to uncover the terrible secrets behind the Weapon X laboratory and the experiments that turned the mutant hero into a precision killing machine. Check out the new screens for each platform...