Jolt To Provide Servers For 'IGI 2: Covert Strike'

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In time for the release of the eagerly awaited IGI2: Covert Strike public multiplayer beta test Jolt provided a swathe of high performance servers ready for IGI2 operatives to enjoy the stealth and tactical approach of the single-player game in a hectic multiplayer environment. The success of the multiplayer demo and Jolt's resilient network and servers is demonstrated by the fact that all 10 Official servers (powered by Jolt) have been full 24/7 since the release of the demo at 14:00 GMT on January 10th. Jolt will provide servers for both the multiplayer beta test and the full game which is published on February 14 2003 for PC CD-ROM.

'Battlefield 1942: Road to Rome' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome will focus exclusively on the largely underpublicized Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Players can choose to fight on six new maps including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. Controllable vehicles are the heart of the Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road To Rome will feature eight new vehicles in addition to the more than 30 in the original title. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engined fighter-bombers. Also debuting are Italian and new British and German tanks and anti-tank guns. New hand-held weapons include the Italian Breda assault rifle, British Sten SMG and bayonets on rifles... Check out six new shots below!

NovaLogic Gears Up For Biggest Ever Q1 Lineup

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that they are looking forward to their busiest ever Q1 in 2003 with the release of three PC titles, Delta Force - Black Hawk Down, Highland Warriors and Devastation... Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will ship on February 28th, 2003, Highland Warriors on March 21st, 2003 and Devastation on March 21st, 2003.

The company also announced that a single and multiplayer demo for Delta Force - Black Hawk Down would be available at the beginning of February. More details about the demo will be released shortly.

'Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance' Breaks One Million Mark For Units Sold

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold through more than one million units across all platforms between its November 22 launch and the end of 2002. The game is currently available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is scheduled to launch in Europe in February 2003.

'MLB SlugFest 20-04' Announced For PS2/XB/NGC/GBA

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced today that MLB SlugFest 20-04 is currently in development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

'CHROME' - New Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 7:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chrome is a tactical FPP shooting game whose action takes place in the future during the colonization of the newly discovered solar system of Valkyria. An unusual and dramatic story takes place among the huge and wild terrains of the five planets, within the residential complexes of the first settlers, deep within mines rich with precious minerals and inside the headquarters of the powerful corporations fighting among themselves over the unique riches of Valkyria... Today we serve up 8 new screens, Enjoy!

'Red Faction II' Announced For PC/NGC/XB

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that its critically acclaimed action game Red Faction II will be coming to Nintendo Gamecube, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC in March. Featuring an enhanced Geo-ModTM engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction II expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with blistering action, an engaging storyline, highly detailed graphics and a number of multi-player options.

Official Harpoon 4 website!

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UBI Soft just tossed up the official Harpoon 4 website. The site includes a dozen never-before-seen images from Harpoon 4, wallpapers, detailed descriptions of your favorite submarines / jets / ships, FAQ and much more.. The current development is back on track for a March 2003 release. Here is a small game description:

The world's naval powers are now at your command! If it floated, flew, or submerged between 1984-2000, it's probably in Larry Bond's Harpoon 4. This is the ultimate simulation of modern naval warfare. Featuring over 1,000 ships, subs, aircraft, and ground formations, this real-time naval strategy game is epic in scope and detail. Maneuver your forces on a highly detailed and customizable map of Northern Europe. Plan and execute detailed attacks on multiple enemy units and watch the battle unfold before your eyes.

Computer Addict Dead At Screen

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SMH.com reports that a Hong Kong computer game enthusiast has been found slumped dead at a terminal in a game centre after playing non-stop for hours. The 28-year-old was found slumped at his screen early on Saturday after he apparently had played the online game Diablo II since early Friday evening.

A policeman found him in the game centre shortly after 1am, five hours after he began playing the popular game, according to reports. His death at a game centre in Hong Kong's Yuen Long district came eight months after a 17-year-old game centre employee was found dead after playing Diablo II through the night.

Warnings were posted in cyber cafes around Hong Kong advising customers not to spend too long playing games uninterrupted after the death of the teenager last May. A police spokesman said today that an autopsy would be carried out to determine the cause of the death of the man.

'MARCH: Offworld Recon' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MARCH!: Offworld Recon is a high-class innovative combination of FPS, arcade, and tactical simulation. Based on the powerful graphic engine by LithTech, it features spectacular 3D graphics, highly realistic environments and breath-taking visual effects. A new batch fo fresh screens ...

'Unreal Championship' - Update

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

J.P.Eekels Lead Designer @ Digital Extremes posted up some information at the Infogrames forum, regarding 'Unreal Championship' Update.. Here is a small clip from his posting:

I just wanted to drop you guys a note on the planned update (fixes for exploits) and thereby opening an option for other fixes as well that we have for you.

Although Unreal Championship can be patched to fix exploits, this is not by all means an easy task. I will not go into detail here other then saying that it is not the same situation like updates for PC based games. I will also go on and say that we do listen to our public and are in fact working hard to make sure that you have an awesome time playing our games.

So, I will have you know that there is some substantial work put into the upcoming patch that will fix some exploits that people have listed on this board. Some things were known (stats for instance) and some things just came up through the woodwork.

Follow this link to see what they currently working on! (thanks GameSpy)

'Crashday' - New Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday is comparable with "Carmageddon" (SCI) and "Stunts" (Distinctive Software); mostly because Crashday's gameplay also concentrates on realistic stunt physics, absolute freedom of movement and the ability to create custom maps with a powerful track editor. A release might be possible in quarter III/IV 2003. Enjoy seven new shots below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Alpha Black Zero' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 7:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alpha Black Zero is a upcoming 3rd person shooter, developed by Khaeon.. The year is 2366, and the SolGov Federation faces turmoil. Lieutenant Kyle Hardlaw, leader of specialized commando unit Alpha Black Zero, stands accused of multiple illegal assassinations against his own government. Release Date: Fall 2003.. Read more for some screens!

'Yager' - Screenshots

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Original, provoking and rich in storyline, Yager for PC captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. With the genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns, Yager is next generation gaming at its finest. Release date TBA.. New screens below!

'Sacred' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 6:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In December 2002 the German publisher Ascaron announced their latest RPG project with the title, Sacred. The German version will be released spring 2003, but no word about English release date.. Check out 3 new screens!

'Nick Adventure Pack' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whew! Three giant adventures in one tiny package! The Rugrats team up with The Wild Thornberrys to bring you the excitement from around the world... Read more for features and 10 screenshots!

'Colonies' - Story & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Colonies is a multiplayer FPS game with strategy and RPG features. Unlike other FPS games Colonies goal isn't always destroying your opponent. The game gives the player the opportunity to defeat his opponent with scores of technology or resource mining... Check out game story and some ingame screens below!

'American Conquest' - Site Update

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for American Conquest, a real time strategy game from CDV, is updated with new screens and wallpapers. The high-quality pictures for your desktop are offered in different designs, colours and resolutions.

'No Man´s Land' - Wallpapers!

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

No Man´s Land’s website now offers a nice collection of high quality wallpapers for download. The wallpapers show some of the characters of No Man´s Land, and give a little insight on the design goals that the developers at Related Designs are aiming for.