Battlefield 1942 - New Screens

by Rainier on July 10, 2002 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1942 puts players at the heart of World War II combat, allowing them to choose from 16 famous battle sites, including Omaha Beach, Stalingrad and Wake Island, from the four main theaters of World War II including the Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe and Northern Africa. With the ability to control more than 35 authentic Axis and Allied vehicles and select from five distinct character classes, players are faced with incredible choices in their plan of action. Check the screens!

Darkfall Site Opens

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 9:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stratics Central has opened a Darkfall site today! For the opening of the site Razorwax has provided them with an exclusive video showing the dwarf walk cycle animaton! Darkfall stratics also features an exclusive Pre-Alpha journal, including a couple of new screenshots. Check out Darkfall stratics here!

'Iron Storm' Official Site

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher today tossed up the official site for 4X Studio's upcoming shooter game Iron Storm. You find FAQ, screens and much more on the site! (Thanks GameSpyDaily)

AquaNox: Revelation - First Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2002 @ 7:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AquaNox: Revelation is the name of the stand-alone product scheduled for release in autumn 2002. Revelation is a new story set in the underwater world of Aqua and takes place during the same time frame as the original game. Officially announced yesterday, here are the FIRST screens!

Tsunami 2265 Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2002 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that its upcoming PC action game, Tsunami 2265, has "gone gold". The anime-style shoot 'em up is set to hit retail shelves in early August. Based on the same style as best-seller Oni, we will be looking forward to this one .. check the screens!

TDK and Disney - Worldwide Licensing Agreement

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, and Disney Interactive today announced a worldwide licensing agreement for two popular Disney properties coming to movie theaters. A Disney theme park icon, "Haunted Mansion," will make its way to the big screen in 2003. The theatrical release of "Haunted Mansion" will be supported by TDK Mediactive on most major video game platforms in time for Halloween and the all-important holiday selling season. "Pirates of the Caribbean," the namesake of one of the most popular theme park attractions, will hit theaters as a major motion picture and will debut on major video game platforms, as well. Specific release dates for the movie and the games will be confirmed at a later date.

Enclave (XB) - New Screens

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we tossed up 11 new screenshots to herald Enclave's swiftly approaching 19th July release date. Today we bring you 16 new ones again. Njoy!

'Napoleon' RTS Announced - Screens

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the imminent release for the massive PC Strategy Game, Global Power, set for September, GMX Media today announces its second title set for release this year. Napoleon is a Real-Time Strategy game based on the battles that took place between 1803-1812. The game allows players to simulate Napoleon's historical battles on a large scale. With realistic special effects that simulate weapons and battle sequences, realistic physics and an unprecedented attention to detail, Napoleon is set to take Europe by storm. The title is set for release on October 25th 2002.

Online Gaming Will Fuel Games Industry Growth

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emerging video game platforms are poised for rapid growth, as a confluence of factors enables advanced multiplayer experiences on consoles and PCs, improved games on mobile phones and other handheld devices, and simple, yet engaging interactive TV games. According to a new study commissioned by the European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) and carried out by Screen Digest, spending on these emerging services by European consumers will grow from Euros 127m in 2001 to Euros 6.5bn in 2006, a growth of over 5000 per cent.

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided - Screens

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will immerse players in a persistent online recreation of the Star Wars universe, as portrayed in the classic Star Wars film trilogy. Players will be able to participate in the civil war, the legendary battle between the courageous Rebel Alliance and the oppressive Galactic Empire. The beta test program, which will allow many of the site's community members to experience the game for the first time, is scheduled to begin July 15, 2002. Read more below for a galaxy of screenshot stars.

Day of Defeat Beta 3.0 Today

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Day of Defeat today announced the linux build release at 11am PST(2pm EST) followed by the Windows client at 3pm PST. Day of Defeat is a World War II multiplayer total conversion of "Half-life." DoD attempts to recreate WWII battles in both fictional and non-fictional environments. DoD puts you in the shoes (rather, combat boots!) of either an Allied or Axis soldier circa 1944, Western Europe.

Conspiracy Entertainment To Publish 'X10'

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warthog have announced that they have signed the publishing rights to their original property X10 to Conspiracy Entertainment. Conspiracy has worked with Warthog before in creating games for The Warner Bros. Licenses Tiny Toons and Animaniacs , via Conspiracy’s joint venture with SWING! X10 is a first person shooter for PC, Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation2. X10 places a gamer as a soldier, who, under strict instructions, must explore the world of X10 and tackle anything the environment throws at them, including political intrigue, military factions and deadly predators.

Update: A single, solitary in-game shot is added!

TOCA Race Driver 'The Cars' - Trailer

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver will feature 42 real cars, 13 championships and an incredible 38 real-life, internationally renowned race circuits. See the cars that star in an all-new TOCA Race Driver video. Read more below! This is the first in a series of 4 (so yes that means 3 more coming).

Atriarch's Naming Conventions

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today begins the first in a five-part series on Atriarch's naming conventions. A new area has been added to the Language Section under World of Atriana where they discuss how they come up with those alien names and terms. Each day this week, a new species guideline will be published.

'Auryn Quest' English Demo

by Thomas on July 9, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DGamers tossed up a 99MB English playable demo of Auryn Quest, superseding the earlier German demo of this first-person platform action adventure by Discreet Monsters. The demo includes an intro movie for the game's story and allows you to try out same section of the full game as before, called "Gaya's Lava Dungeon."

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 9, 2002 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Junkyard has a brief Q&A with members of the Battlefield: 1942 team talking about the upcoming WWII multiplayer shooter from Digital Illusions and Electronic Arts. Thanks Blues. GDXbox.com (Xbox fan site) has a Q&A with members of Southend Interactive talking about their upcoming futuristic sports action game Deathrow. Computer & Video Games has a new Q&A with Chris Hadley and Andrew Curtis of Computer Artworks talking about their work on the upcoming action-horror game for the PC and NextGen consoles, The Thing. Gamer's Hell has a Q&A with Eugen Systems' Lead Designer Alexis Le Dressay talking about their upcoming Roman Empire based RTS game, The Gladiators. GameSpot has a new Q&A with EA Pacific's Mark Skaggs talking about their upcoming 3D RTS game, Command & Conquer: Generals.

'Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt' - Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The saga continues as Sierra Entertainment and Fox Interactive announced today the development of the Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt expansion pack. Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt continues the nail-biting terror and suspense from the award-winning Aliens versus Predator 2. With all new single-player and multi-player levels, weapons, and new player characters, this original interlocking story is an all out battle of three of the deadliest species in the universe as the Aliens versus Predator 2 saga begins. More goodie screens!

Lock On: Modern Air Combat - New Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2002 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an innovative 3D engine allowing for ultra-realistic graphic detail, extreme frame rates, and a robust mission builder, Lock On is the most advanced combat flight simulation title ever produced, providing for near limitless replayability. Check out the new screens!

Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory Now Shipping!

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Shrapnel Games announced that their latest product, Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Battle, has begun shipping. The first game of The Greatest Battles Series is on its way to fans across the world.

Face of Mankind Officially Announced - Screens & Features

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Face of Mankind is a upcoming massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) "developed by Duplex Systems" within a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in this realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines an epic story-driven mission system over years with a complex economic system which can also affect the story deeply. Check out the announcement and some screenshots of the game surroundings in Face of Mankind.

Update: Duplex Systems was so kind and send over TWO NEW screens for us. Read more below!