'Unreal Tournament 2003' Bonus Pack Update

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Extremes Press Officer, Maven Meridith Braun send out following information about the upcoming bonus pack for Unreal Tournament 2003..

They're still working hard on it. The team was a little worn out before the holidays so unfortunately they didn't get it completed in time for Santa to deliver to all the good boys and girls but they art testing this week and next and hopefully it will be out before the end of January.

'Unreal 2' Coming February 4th?

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

I saw on the official Unreal 2 forum that "Unreal Brand Manager" from Infogrames posted up some information about release date for Unreal 2.. Here is the clip:

Soon is the day it hits the shops - Feb 4th here in the US of A and I think the 7th for the excellent Europeans.

'Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome' - Update

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Battlefield 1942 is updated with some more information about the Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome expansion pack. There will be two new armies: the French Free Forces (no, they don't just surrender) and the Italian Army. There are 6 new maps, 8 new vehicles, and 3 new hand weapons. More about it..

3D Artists Wanted!!

by Thomas on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, a leading developer and publisher of console and PC role-playing game products is looking for talented 3D artists, particularly with experience creating models and texture maps for natural and architectural environments. Read all of the details and find out how you can join the Black Isle team over on the Black Isle Employment page!

Lionheart IRC Chat Next Wednesday!

by Thomas on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, Reflexive Entertainment and RPGCodex are pleased to present a chat with members of the Lionheart development team on Wednesday January 15, 2003 "Wednesday January 15th 2003 at 5:00PST (8:00 EST)". Here are all details:

Lionheart Chat Channel - #lionheart (fans using IRC clients can connect to channel #lionheart on the GamesNET network. Direct your IRC client at one of the following servers, on port 6667, and then enter the channel using /join #lionheart)

SN Systems Announces Launch of SN-TDEV

by Thomas on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Games development is set to get cheaper and quicker, following the announcement today of a new development tool for the Nintendo GameCube, by SN Systems Ltd, the leading provider of development tools to the console games industry. The new hardware, developed as part of a collaboration between SN Systems and Nintendo, can be used with SN's development tools "ProDG for Nintendo GameCube" to build, debug, view and optimise games.

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Update

by Thomas on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Korea: Forgotten Conflict site (a upcoming 3D tactical RTS/action game with a Korean war backround) is updated with the first information about medic Sarah ‘Honey’ Parker.. "She is a very professional nurse, who asked to be moved from a MASH troop to this Commando unit".

Worthplaying Upgrades Kicking In

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems things went pretty smoothly ... The DNS server are being updated, so some people will be able to get on quicker than others. You can always try worthplaying.com (drop the www), that resolves faster for some reason. If there are any problems or little glitches you notice then feel free to email somebody from the staff (or the webmaster). Lets get rolling ...

Dungeons & Dragons Heroes (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Heroes gives you a chance to taste the victory as one of four heroes. It beckons you to take a journey through the world of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, to live as one of the great ones, and to do the legendary stuff that Heroes are meant to do! Check out a few news screens ...

'Will Rock' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2003 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the aid and powers of the titan Prometheus, Will Rock rampages through Lost Olympus, seeking the safe return of his love, Emma, and revenge for the murder of his mentor, Dr. Headstrong. Prometheus, fusing his spirit into Will’s able body, seeks to wage a bloody vendetta against the god Zeus, who robbed him of physical form long ago. UbiSoft send out a new batch of screens, read more to check them out!

Worthplaying Upgrades Coming ...

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As you have undoubtedly noticed, the Worthplaying site has been slow lately. Due to our rising popularity and increase in traffic, our current link can no longer handle the pressure so we have been in negotiations with a larger provider. In the next few days the news updates may be scarce, and you might noticed some downtime as we are moving a backup to the new system. All to serve you people better, are't we a nice bunch of lads. Lets just hope things dont explode in our faces ;)

'Silent Hill 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 10:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on FileShack that Konami has issued a patch for the US edition of their recent third-person horror survival game, Silent Hill 2. This small patch addresses a problem with "sound looping while playing." Read more for download links ...

'MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch' (Console) - Celebrities Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The stars are coming together for a great cause ­ TO BEAT THE HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER! Gotham Games has released the list of sacrificial celebs who have signed on to lend their likeness to MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, a new game coming later this year to the PS2, Xbox, PSOne and GameCube. Based on the gore-filled, MTV claymation hit, MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch will feature digitally rendered versions of teeny-boppers, tabloid princesses and other notorious superstars. Read more for details ...

Strategy First Signs Introversion Software's 'Uplink: Hacker Elite'

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Introversion Software are happy to announce their North American publishing deal for Uplink: Hacker Elite, which will have gamers exploring PCs in a whole new way in Q1 2003.

'Platoon' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Co- publishers Strategy First and Monte Cristo and developer Digital Reality have released an update for Platoon, their tactical strategy adventure game that was released this holiday season. Read more for details and links where to grab it ...

3Impact Coming With 2 New Dynamics-Compliant Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3Impact.com announces the release of the first two pc games built upon a new collision response engine. Concrete Bowling is a bowling simulation so realistic that allows you to simulate advanced bowling techniques like hooking, action and breakpoint management. Extreme Burnout, inspired to drag racing contests, is a game demonstrating realistic car dynamics and crashes. Read more for details and links where to grab the demo's ...

Heuristic's RPG fighter 'Dungeon Lords' Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 8:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Licensing rights for fantasy RPG Dungeon Lords by D.W. Bradley of Heuristic Park were recently signed up for exclusive licensing representation. D. W. Bradley is one of the leading developers of fantasy RPGs in the U.S., famous for creating three of the Wizardry titles. With 20 years of experience making RPGs, and a proven, proprietary, 2nd generation 3D RPG engine, Heuristic Park has embarked upon making a new type of game that represents a bold step forward for the genre of fantasy RPG games. The working title for this new game is Dungeon Lords, and this new genre is called, "RPG-fighter".

'Gothic II' - Featuring 400 Non-Player Characters

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD is proud to announce Gothic II, the breathtaking role-playing action adventure game, will feature 400 Non-Player Characters when it has its UK release in Q1 2003 on PC. Players will need to keep their wits about them at all times to survive in this deadly world. As the player progresses through his epic journey, he will encounter hundreds of highly intelligent NPCs who will either help or hinder him depending upon both their disposition and their past interactions with the player. Read more for info and check out the screens ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As expected, the multiplayer beta test for Innerloop and Codemasters' upcoming first person shooter IGI 2: Covert Strike has been released, allowing people to try out the team based multiplayer mode on one map from the full version. As IGI 2: Covert Strike reaches its final stages of development, this public Multiplayer Beta Test provides gamers with an early taste of what to expect from the game’s multiplayer maps. The multiplayer gameplay is set to be a major highpoint in the game. Codemasters’ recent, closed Beta Test was a massive success and attracted over 30,000 players, double the number anticipated. Read more for links where to download the demo ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Launch your attack – swiftly and decisively! Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy's advance with strategic tank and air assaults, and maintain your offensive momentum. You can prove your tactical skills by triumphing in the various historical campaigns from around the world during WWII. Command German, Soviet or Allied troops who if commanded well, will gain experience and fight more effectively over the course of the war. Nine new screens just arrived from the battlefield ..