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'Strike Force' On The Unreal Tournament 2003 Engine

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Strike Force team has partnered with Jolt Online Gaming to produce Strike Force on the Unreal Tournament 2003 engine. Work will begin this week and continue until they have a playable version to release sometime early in 2003. This new version of Strike Force will bring the award winning mod to the best engine on the planet; Unreal Tournament 2003. The team has spared nothing and hired the best of the best in their field to produce this hardcore mod for the community.. Find out more below!

'FISH FILLETS' Full Version Xmas Present

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JD from tiscali games let us know that ALTAR granted them permission to post full-version (289MB) of the puzzle game FISH FILLETS as Xmas present for their readers. More info about Fish Fillets can be found here.. They also posted up 5 exclusive screenshots from UFO: Aftermath showing mission in Eastern Europe.

'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker' Created With Maya

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alias|Wavefront, an SGI company, today announced that its Maya software was the exclusive 3D software package used in the development of the highly anticipated Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Nintendo GameCube, which begins shipping today in Japan. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is the first Nintendo game in which the 3D graphics were created entirely with Maya.

'Master of Orion 3' Next Year

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Constantine "Chantz", producer @ Infogrames has updated the MOO3 forum with some news regarding that Master of Orion 3 has not gone gold yet (thanks VE3D). Here is the full clip:

I'm going to keep this brief. The game has *not* gone gold yet, as i've said before, when it does, we'll let you know.

PLEASE stop the speculation. The game is SIMPLY NOT READY ACCORDING TO IG STANDARDS. We're very pleased that *some*, NOT ALL, of our beta testers feel it can go; that says a lot about the state of the game. However, there ARE crash bugs and we want them fixed. This is a collective decision made DOWN THE LINE by QA, PD, Marketing, Sales and QSI. Period, end of story.

'Highland Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The topic of the game is the Scottish battle of freedom against the English agressor which took place at William Wallece's time. The mass of atmosphere and the wuite detailed graphic as well as a extensive system of battle and economy stamp the game. New features like changing seasons during a mission, the buildings of castles onto mountains and the consequent use of 3D - Engine for tactical possibilities make the RTS - Genre get new impulses. Today we got a new batch of 30+ screens, njoy!

Tom Clancy's 'Ghost Recon' (NGC) - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2002 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon lets the player lead an elite team of U.S. Army Special Forces through the deadly realism of tomorrow's battlefields. Outnumbered and outgunned, this Green Beret team, nicknamed "the Ghosts," uses the latest technology and tactics to conquer the battlefield, swiftly, silently and invisibly. After the PC, Xbox and PS2 versions have been released, the Nintendo Gamecube is next. Check out the trailer with in-game footage!

'Post Mortem' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2002 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Keep an eye open and don’t turn off the lights ... there might be something behind you! The game is set in Paris, between the two World Wars, a time that would change the world forever, a time of clashing ideas: new versus old, strong versus weak. Microids brings you another adventure game by the name of Post Mortem, and today we have 20 more screens for you to enjoy!

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 10:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has just released a new update patch for their recently released (only available in Europe for now) First Person Shooter, New World Order. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3 and mostly fixes some multiplayer lag, better compression and some gameplay fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Gladius' (PS2/NGC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Gladius players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. Check out some new screens below!

'Broken Sword 3' - Trailer

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On the DVD disc which came with this months issue of the Norwegian gaming magazine PCG, there was a brand new 53MB trailer of Broken Sword 3! The trailer show both George and Nico wandering around alot in some city, climbing walls and ladders, performing actions, using stuff from their inventory and interacting with other characters. Of course for your convenience we have converted it to our usual .wmv format, so read more for download links...

'The Two Towers' - Advertisement Trailer

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Recently the TV audiences in the USA were treated to this 30-second advertisement for Two Towers. Read more to download and take a look at this 4.9MB Quicktime Trailer! "The Two Towers," EA's The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers game will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. Players will be immersed into the roles of the film's main action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay"

'Splinter Cell' - More Info About Upcoming Demo!

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Once again the official forum for Splinter Cell over at Ubi.com has been updated with more info regarding the upcoming demo for Splinter Cell.. Here is the full clip:

  • The demo will be around 90 MB.
  • A complete level from the first mission of the game is included.
  • You get access to numerous items including the optic cable, night/thermal vision goggles and disposable lock picks.
  • Revolutionary graphics with dynamic lighting and environmental effects.

    The full retail version will be available for the PC on January 21st.

Vivendi To Sell Their Videogame Division?

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal has held talks with at least three potential suitors to sell its video game arm but no deal is believed to be near, according to banking sources familiar with the situation. Vivendi Universal Games has talked to Microsoft Corp., Sony Corp. and Electronic Arts Inc. about a possible acquisition, though those conversations were described by the sources as preliminary. The talks come as Vivendi Universal Entertainment, which encompasses the Franco-American conglomerate's TV, film, music, theme park and game assets, has itself been the subject of a takeover bid, with oilman Marvin Davis spearheading a deal worth about $15 billion for the unit.

'Santa Claus in Trouble' - Tips & Tricks

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV's small Christmas Platform game, Santa Claus in Trouble is slowly conquering the Internet! So far they got about 250.000 downloads in the first week, and the count is still rising. The official homepage for Santa Claus in Trouble is updated with a brand new Tips & Tricks section to help you to get the ultimate high score..

Hearts of Iron Patch 1.02

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for their WWII based strategy war title Hearts of Iron. Fixes include: interface and gameplay tweaks, generic bug fixes, AI fixes, scenario setup and events adjustments.. Read more below to download this 4.23MB patch and for a more detailed listing!

'BOOMER' Official Site Goes Live!

by Thomas on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BOOMER is a upcoming ballistic missile submarine simulator game, developed by Frozen Lung Canada, and is expected to hit store shelves in winter 2003... The new site includes faq, features, forum, screens and more.. "Take command of the US Navy's most Lethal Machine, the Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. Too much for you? Then you can take it's conventional sister out for a spin (OHIO SSGN), complete with 154 Tomahawks!!"

'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action. Today we scored a nifty little trailer showing off some good in game footage, looks quite nice to be honest.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2002 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'GarageGames' Launches Three New Games

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 10:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After graduating from the corporate world of big budget games, Dynamix co-founder Jeff Tunnell and his partners are once again making games. Their company, an independent publisher named GarageGames, is putting the focus of computer gaming back on fun, skill, and innovation with the titles Chain Reaction, Marble Blast and Robot Battle.

'Splinter Cell' - Demo Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on Shacknews that according to this post on the official Ubi Soft forums, we PC gamers will finally get the chance to play Splinter Cell next week. The PC demo will debut next Thursday, December 19. Thanks, Kurashu! Now THAT is something to be all excited about!!!