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!

Cube Controller with 3 x coloured clip-on facias

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 8:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

4Gamers are pleased to announce the launch of the Cube Controller with 3 x clip-on fascias (SPC656) for use with the Nintendo Game Cube. Comfortable, responsive and cool. That’s all you need a games controller to be, but with the Cube Controller from 4Gamers you get all that plus an extra truckload of cool in the form of three coloured clip-on fascias – silver, indigo and orange.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xbox/PC)- Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2002 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After hearing how popular Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell was at E3 game fans are salivating for some new Splinter Cell news. Ubisoft decided to please those fans and send out some new screens for people to drool over .. check them out!

'AquaNox: Revelation' Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 8, 2002 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Massive Development studio, a unit within the JoWooD Group, already familiar to many for having raised an international stir with titles such as Archimedean Dynasty and AquaNox, are working on a sequel to AquaNox. The underwater battle continues with 'AquaNox: Revelation'.

3D Prophet 4800 TV-Out 64MB

by Rainier on July 8, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules today presented their 3D Prophet 4800 TV-Out 64 MB which will compete with cards in the same price segment such as GeForce 4MX 420. Read more for additional details....

Nordic Interactive Media Expo Been Postponed

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G:son International AB, the organisers behind the Scandinavian interactive entertainment conference "NIME:02" (Nordic Interactive Media Expo 2002) has decided to postpone the event to next year. NIME:02 was scheduled to go 30th of October at Sollentuna Exhibition Centre in Sweden and supposed to become a Scandinavian forum for game developers and game publisher in this region.

Softwrap Announce New Partnerships

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Softwrap, the British-based technology company that enables software to be virtually 'shrink-wrapped' and securely distributed and sold digitally, today announced details of two new partnerships that they have launched. Firstly, with AgentLand, the first portal entirely dedicated to intelligent agents and virtual assistants (software tools that automatically do certain jobs on the Internet, according to what you ask) and secondly, with Crystal Interactive, developers, publishers, marketers and distributors of consumer software.

Smuggler's Run: Warzones (GC) - Screens

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first Smuggler's Run title to grace the GameCube console, this off-road driving adventure offers the most dynamic smuggling challenge yet with five huge maps, over 30 missions and 2-4 person multiplayer action. "Smuggler's Run: Warzones" is set for release July 2002.

Enclave (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enclave promises to become a successful third-person shooter. A mixture of shooter, adventure and RPG elements, this fantasy game guarantees intensive gameplay and great variety. Especially the graphics demonstrates the full capacity of the Xbox. 11 new screenshots to herald Enclave's swiftly approaching 19th July release date.

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb - Screens

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Indiana Jones is back and better than ever! From the crocodile-infested waters in Ceylon to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, perennial action hero Indiana Jones' wits, agility, whip lashing and hand-to-hand combat skills will be put to the test as never before in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC.

Donald Duck: Who is PK? (PS2/GC) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bored with his everyday life working in Ducklair Tower as a security guard and sick of being put upon by his girlfriend Daisy, 3 nephews and Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck makes a wish to become a super hero. Unbeknownst to him, someone was listening, Computer One - a super-computer hidden in the tower- enrolls Donald as the new Superhero of the Future... PK. Check out some duck screens and features below!

'New World Order' Update

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Termite Games and Project 3 Interactive have been working around the clock for these last 4 weeks to fix and upgrade the released multiplayer test of New World Order. The list of fixes span several pages and they will make them public upon release of the next Multi Player test. There were several serious issues with the previous MP test that kept people from playing it over the net, especially those who were running the Windows 95/98/ME platforms. They have also had to deal with some serious lag problems but these problems are now behind them. Find out more about NWO at their official forum!

Thievery Beta 1.1 Patch

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first patch for Thievery is now available for download! This new patch is 12MB to grab and fixes some of the more critical issues. "Thievery is a free mod for Unreal Tournament. This mod changes UT into a whole new game, pitting a team of thieves against a team of guards in a pseudo-medieval setting"

Game programmers survive the Storm

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former ION studio executives to teach classes at UTD.. The spectacular rise and fiery crash of Dallas-based computer game development studio ION Storm were landmark events in the game industry. Now, the two men who piloted ION Storm, John Romero and Tom Hall, have resurfaced in the most unlikely of jobs: college professors. Starting in the fall semester, Mr. Romero, 34, and Mr. Hall, 37, will be instructing computer science majors at the University of Texas at Dallas on the finer points of game programming and design. "We're really excited to teach because we love to teach what we know, and this is the perfect place to do it," Mr. Romero said. Get the full scoop here!