'Vietcong' Developer Diary Part 3 - Characters, Equipment, Missions

by Thomas on March 8, 2003 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Vietcong is updated with a new developer diary, part #3 (thanks Unrealik).. This time they discuss characters, equipment and missions.. Check it out!

'No One Lives Forever 2' - Upcoming Add-On & Patch

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespy has a very interesting article regarding the future of Sierra/Monolith's stealth FPS, No One Lives Forever 2. According to the article there are plans at Monolith for future releases of both a tool package and an expansion pack for NOLF2. An add-on is expected later this year, as well as a new (mainly multiplayer patch (in the next 2 weeks), and tools for the mod community. The new patch will have 10 new maps (mostly adapted single player maps), a new multiplayer mode "Doomsda". Gamespy also hints to a possible NOLF3, which we here at WP have been suspicious about for a while, especially since the is already registered to Fox Interactive.

'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Some new screens taken from our beta build!

The Elegant Gamer.. Game Boy Advance SP!

by Thomas on March 8, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When Nintendo began development of the Game Boy Advance SP in June 2001, the 20-strong team at the headquarters of Nintendo Co., Ltd in Kyoto, Japan decided to take a new approach. The sleek Game Boy Advance SP has been developed using the powerful engine already found inside the Game Boy Advance, but the addition of a screen light, a compact silver metallic casing and flip top design have combined to create something sexy & stylish. The result is a truly pocket-sized console that sits shoulder to shoulder next to the latest mobile phones, PDAs & minidisk players, providing the ultimate in handheld portable entertainment.

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area. Check out some new PS2/PC screens ...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet (up to 8 players) and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. Communicate with other players through voice chat. Become a ranked player; earn medals. Play Conquest Mode with new exclusive weapons and commands. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 8, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slow news evening so only a few new trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Outlaw Volleyball (SSI)
  • CSI (UbiSoft)
  • Splinter Cell (UbiSoft)
  • Clock Tower 3 (CapCom)
  • PN 03 (CapCom)
  • Neighbours From Hell (JoWood)

    Read more for download links ...

'Uncommon Valor' - Update Patch Available Now

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943.The scale is 30 miles per hex and the attrition factor is individual vehicles, guns and squads. Phases are one day, composed of two 12-hour impulses. A turn is composed of 1 to 7 phases, at the player’s discretion. He may also choose continuous play and may interrupt that by pressing a key. Matrix Games has released a new patch for Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific bring your retail game to v2.30 Read more for a detailed fix list and download links

Jaleco Entertainment Announces 'Goblin Commander'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that it is developing and will publish Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, an innovative action-strategy game for the next-generation consoles set in an epic fantasy universe. A fourth quarter release is planned.

'Valve' Releases 64-bit 'Counter-Strike' Linux Server

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve, L.L.C., creators of Counter-Strike and Half-Life, today announced immediate availability of a 64-bit version of the Counter-Strike dedicated server using the upcoming AMD Opteron processor. Counter-Strike has the largest service footprint of any game on the Internet, with 35,000 servers generating over 4.5 billion player minutes per month.

'Grand Prix Challenge' (PS2) - Racing Into Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. has announced today that it has shipped Grand Prix Challenge, the most exciting Formula One game to date. Developed by Infogrames' Melbourne House for Atari, Grand Prix Challenge hits stores this week for the Sony Playstation 2 (MSRP: $29.99).

GMX Media Signs 'Cycling Manager 3' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CM3 will Cover up to 10 World Cup races including the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, three 7-day stage races & five semi classics. Manage your teams (finance, strategy, fitness.….. ) and race tactics. All new improved graphics will represent different locations of the individual races of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc, mountain backdrops in the Alps / Pyrenees or the Arc de Triomphe in fine detail. Read more for details, features and new screens ...

'Galactic Civilizations' Introduces 'Stardock Central' Feature

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Stardock are pleased to announce the availability of Stardock Central to players of their upcoming 4x space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. Stardock Central is a program that consolidates software updates, message boards, chat, documentation updates, and more into a single easy-to-use program.

'Halo 2' - NOT Coming in 2003

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News has a post from Matt Soell saying that Halo 2 will definitely not ship during 2003 - sources close to the company say the first quarter of 2004 is the current target. 'There has been much speculation regarding Halo 2's release date since we announced the game last year. The fact is we don't like announcing release dates unless we're certain we'll meet the deadline.' Read more for the full statement...

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Later on we will have a preview coming for you based on last night's GDC viewing, but for now a batch of 20 new screens, check them out!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check the usual Friday screens ...

'Harbinger' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger - journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship's steel walls. As promised Dreamcatcher has now made the official demo available giving you a change to try out this promising game. Begin play as level 6 Human powered up with advanced weaponry, armor and skills. See original quest dialogs not found in the retail game and play two entirely new levels. You’ll also encounter 12 of the 65 enemy types present in the game. Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used. A native T&L rendering module supports per pixel shaders and bone calculation directly on advanced graphic cards. Read more for features and some screens ...

'Planet Prison' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the depths of space an empire controls a planet of prisoners, enslaved for evil needs.You as a starship captain survive an emergency landing on the planet, and have to find your way home. Lots of different futuristic locations wait to be exploredin real-time street battles against rival gangs. Use a big amount of skills and resources to overcomethe evil forces of a mean and powerful empire in single or multiplayer game modes. Load your blasters and sharpen your senses to survive a thrilling tactical strategy game in an apocalyptic world, coming out Xmas '03.

'BattleField 1942' - Updated Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the just released BF1942 v1.31 patch is the updated dedicated Win32 server. This update is needed to host games bringing it on par with the update patch. The upgrade optimizes network and client issues. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...