Shadowbane is the first MMO to incorporate the Dynamic World Model, in which players' actions and decisions permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game. Each player impacts this dynamic world whether they choose to be a simple adventurer, shopkeeper or heroic leader. Bugs causing crashes when changing the interface or using a specific combination of keys have been fixed. Users of 56k modems or Windows 98 will experience less stalls and disconnects. Players should also take a look at the service announcement regarding stability and lag issues that was posted today (thanks GameSpyDaily).
U.S. based Netamin, developer of the first Massively Multiplayer Online Sports Game – Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO), has increased its international reach with the opening of an office in Taiwan. The new facility, called Netamin Asia, allows the company to strengthen its presence in Asia and establish itself with the growing online gaming community in the region.
Our buddies at VE3D send over the following MicroSoft announcement. Historic hockey rivals will face-off this week as the quest for the coveted Stanley Cup begins. With intense NHL Playoff battles opening throughout the league, Microsoft Game Studios announced today its first hockey title for the Xbox, "NHL Rivals 2004." The game is scheduled to “go top shelf” in stores this fall. “NHL Rivals 2004” will have all the modes of play that hockey fans want including single game, playoff mode, season mode and online play. Read more for details and the first batch of screens ...
Codemasters is to increase the number of individual team-specific football action games in its Club Football series to a total of 17 titles, each officially licensed and headlined by a major European football club. Now Real Madrid Club Football and Celtic Club Football will join the already impressive roster of football clubs Codemasters is working with to produce individual PlayStation 2 and Xbox football action games for. Read more for additional details and screens ...
Publisher Big City Games and developer Techland are very happy to announce that the first game on the Big City Games label, Pet Soccer, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. "We are very excited about the Big City Games launch," says Don McFatridge, President of Big City Games. "Our lineup is packed with great games and Pet Soccer is a great way to kick things off." "Pet Soccer is quite simply, an amazing game," says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Big City Games. "It's fun, it's addictive and the graphics are great. We are very proud to be bringing the first Pet title to the market with Big City Games, and we know that consumers are going to love this franchise."
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
- Tube Slider (NEC)
- The Hulk (Vivendi)
- Splinter Cell (GBA/NGC, UbiSoft)
- Korea: Forgotten Conflict (Cenega)
- Paradise Cracked (Buka)
- Heaven & Hell (CDV)
- Chaser (JoWooD)
- Sphinx Shadow Of Set (THQ)
Read more for download links ...
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that Tropico 2: Pirate Cove for the PC has shipped. Published by Take-Two's Gathering label and developed by San Francisco based Frog City Software, Inc. in association with Take-Two's Pop Top Software studio, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove is now available in stores nationwide and will be available in Europe on April 25th.
Go back in time to the days when pilots, not computers, did the flying. Take up the challenge of DC9-30 Professional and tame a true airborne legend! This fantastic airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 is beautifully reproduced by the world-famous Atlanta-based Flight One software team. Go on, take to the friendly Flight Simulator skies in this classic jet airliner! Read more for facts and ten shots of hairy-chested, autopilot-free flying.
Ghost Vibration is a upcoming Playstation 2 action game from Infogrames. Today we received six tiny screenshots that you can check out below. EU Release 09-May-2003, US Release TBA..
Vivendi Universal Games' The Hulk video game, based upon Universal Pictures' highly anticipated film version of one of Marvel Comics' most memorable and popular Super Hero series, will street June 13, 2003 in the UK. The action-packed game is being developed by Vancouver, Canada-based Radical Entertainment for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, GameCube and the PC. The Valhalla Motion Pictures/Good Machine Production will hit UK theatres July 18, 2003.
NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with Electronic Arts. The two companies will work together to produce and market next-generation 3D content under the EA GAMES and EA SPORTS brands, which include such top-selling games and franchises as Madden Football, Command & Conquer, James Bond 007, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf and Battlefield 1942. By supporting NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) for desktop and notebook PCs, including the new NVIDIA GeForce FX family of GPUs, EA is able to deliver innovative and rock-solid gaming experiences to PC consumers worldwide.
In Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix players assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game, players must tackle a wide-range of missions from hostage rescue and intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix will support multiplayer modes through Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming service, including deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration... Read more for a bunch of new screens!
Sony announced today the summer 2003 release of Downhill Domination, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed and created by Sony's Santa Monica studio and Incog Inc. Entertainment. Downhill Domination is the first downhill mountain bike racing game ever published for a next-generation console and features professional riders, licensed manufacturers, a broad-appealing music roster and courses from around the globe.
ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games and Digitalo have released the prevously announced patch for their recently released FPS Devastation, bringing your retail game to v380. The major fixes include sound changes for weapons, stability fixes for multiplayer, tweaks to the Territories gametype, a new server browser interface, and tons of other improvements that will make the game smoother and better. Read more for download links ...
Today the very first screenshots of the snowboardgame featuring freeride legend TOMMY BRUNNER have been revealed. This actual ingame screenshots show the graphically rich visual style of the game utilizing an unique cell-shading technique. In particular this screenshots feature the main character TOMMY BRUNNER riding a sun-set scene in ALASKA.
Publisher Whiptail Interactive today confirmed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has given the toe curling POSTAL 2 an 18 certificate. The highly anticipated first person PC adventure game will now be available in serious gaming outlets across Europe and the UK from Easter.
Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released another updated Mistmare demo to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.4 (thanks 3DGamers). No specific details are know as to what exactly this new version brings to the plate. Read more for download links ..
The Sydney Mystery is a mystery adventure game fully photographed on location in Sydney, Australia. The full game features over 240 scenes, 17 real Sydney locations, and 11 characters. Your uncle, a retired private investigator, has been kidnapped, and as his niece you must explore this rich world, talk to an intriguing cast of suspicious people and ultimate solve the mystery. As announced earlier Twilight Software has just released a demo featuring Act 1 (including 2 characters) of the full product, read more for download links ...
The Russian Secret Service has developed special technology that allows visits to the past. As the most fearless of all Russian Fighter Pilots, you are chosen to go it alone: sent back in time to destroy the Nazi's and their attempts to control the globe. Take control of Red Shark: a heavily armed KA-50 Combat helicopter in a Top Secret campaign that transports you back to Nazi Germany. The history of time is ready to be altered and you're in control - and in the cockpit. Buka has released a playable demo, read more for download links ...
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