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Blitzkrieg - Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daily Telefrag has put up a movie trailer of Nival Interactive's World War II RTS game, Blitzkrieg. Their version is the original 18mb one, we crunched it down a bit for your convenience to 4.8mb. The trailer offers an exact 2 minutes of in-game footage ..

'Midtown Madness 3' Announced For The Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that one of the best-selling racing franchises of all time, “Midtown Madness,” will become a featured title for the Xbox. “Midtown Madness 3,” an arcade-style racing game developed by Digital Illusions CE AB, scheduled for release in fall 2002, will take full advantage of the power of the Xbox by providing deeper story lines and more user interaction. We already knew about this before, but now its official! UPDATE: We added 2 new screens

1503 A.D. Animals & NPC's Frame Models

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have a look at the wire frame models of some of 1503 A.D.'s NPC's. Take a sneak peek at the work of the Austrian 1503 A.D. developer team's 3D Artists! "1503 A.D. is a new progressive strategy game" Read more below to enjoy the zebras, sharks and more!

Sky Sports Football Quiz II (PC/PS) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need a new challenge? Top presenter Kirsty Gallacher is your quizmaster for this exciting game, packed with thousands of NEW questions. Sky Sports Football Quiz 2 covers every aspect of the beautiful game with levels of difficulty for all types of players. All games feature a vast number of questions that can be played on your own or against up to 3 other people. Available on PC CD Rom and PSOne in May 2002, Sky Sports Football Quiz – Season 02 is the football quiz in a league of its own.

'Uncommon Valor' Has Gone Gold

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is proud to announce that Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific has completed testing and gone gold. Co-developed with the legendary Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings of 2 by 3 Games, Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaign in the area around Australia, New Guinea and Guadalcanal during World War II.

'Dino Stalker' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Euro today announced plans to publish Dino Stalker for the PS2 this summer. Known in Japan as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis, Dino Stalker is a first person perspective shooter based on the highly successful Dino Crisis universe. Blast'm!

Rally Championship (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rally Championship is an extension of the award-winning and highly successful Rally Championship brand previously released on PC and PlayStation One. The unique combination of arcade style and simulated racing delivers the most extreme driving conditions the planet can throw at the driver and this superb brand is now coming to Sony's next generation console. Check the screens & Njoy!

Connect TV Excite Striker - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica U.K. Ltd have today announced the launch of Connect TV Excite Striker, giving football fans the opportunity to test out their skills without leaving the house.

EverQuest 2 Project Official

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest Castersrealm today tossed up information and some screens about EverQuest 2 Project (thanks voodoo). Here is a clip from the posting:

The June issue of PC Gamer has a lot of information on the upcoming EverQuest 2 project being developed from Sony Online. From the reading of the article the designers have learnt a lot about the world of Norrath and how they can build upon it. This knowledge has been garnered not only from EverQuest but from many of the other MMOG's which have been released over the last three years. It's system requirements when released (currently slated for October 2003) will be a P3-733 (or Athlon XP), 512MB of Ram and GeForce 3 or higher. It's graphics engine was developed along with that used in the upcoming Star Wars Galaxies title. Check out full article here!

Nvidia Releases New Detonator Drivers

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nvidia has posted up some new drivers for their video cards today. Some of the features (thanks voodoo):

  • WHQL Certified
  • Full Acceleration and support for the GeForce4 and Quadro4 families
  • nView™ Multi-Display Support (User's Guide available at left)
  • NVIDIA’s patented Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) – supports all products in single a driver binary
  • Highly optimized Microsoft® DirectX® 8.1 and OpenGL® 1.3 with NVIDIA extensions pipelines

'Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror' - Ships To Stores

by Patrick on April 24, 2002 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Tac Ops: Assault on Terror takes full advantage of the dynamic capabilities of the Unreal technology to provide a fast-paced, action-packed gaming experience,” said Larry Sparks, Vice President of European Marketing for Infogrames. “Tac Ops: Assault on Terror is everything gamers want in a team-based military shooter. In addition, the game is already supported by a massive fan community.”

Serious Sam : SE v1.07 (USA) Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 11:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new patch for Serious Sam: The Second Encounter is available now. This patch, which brings the Croteam FPS game up to version 1.07, fixes a number of issues and adds a few new features such as a skeletal animation system. The new patch is not network compatible with previous versions. Read more for detailed list and links on where to grab it!

Jedi Outcast 'Updated' Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 9:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software lead programmer James Monroe updated his .plan to point out a small problem in the editing tools for their 3D action game that were released yesterday. The previous page got updated with the right pack, go get em tiger ;)

'Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind' Goes Gold

by Thomas on April 23, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that the highly-anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for PC, has gone to gold master and will be in stores the first week of May. Morrowind also be available will also be available soon for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

Warcraft III - Beta Update

by Thomas on April 23, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the Warcraft III General Discussion Forum there is an beta update posted by Rob Pardo from Blizzard (thanks Blues).

We are nearing the final phase of the beta currently. Internally we are debugging the code, optimizing the game engine and making performance improvements, while also working on the single player campaigns. Within the beta, we are now going to focus on the balance of the game more then ever. It may be helpful to you testers to know the kinds of changes we will make or wont make from this point forward.. Check out full story below!!

New World Order - MP Test Update & Boxshot

by Thomas on April 23, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New World Order is a single and multiplayer team-based game where teams battle it out in environments and situations that could be taken right out of an action-movie. It is a fast paced action-simulator with attitude, switching between stealthy game play and adrenalin-pumping action, always keeping the player on his toes - never knowing when all hell will break lose... Right now the game devs' is counting down for the release of the public multiplayer beta, the final release is just a couple of months away…so.. Check out the boxshot below and read more about what Jim Malmros say's about the upcoming release of the public MP test for NWO.

Massive 'Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios and Strategy First announced today that a new upgrade for the award winning Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns has been released and is available on www.timegate.com and www.strategyfirst.com. Coming a year after the initial release of the product, this upgrade should please fans of this ground-breaking title.

Infogrames Announces The Ultimate 'Nickelodeon-Themed Party Game'

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and Nickelodeon will crank up the fun factor later this year with the introduction of Nickelodeon Party Blast – a totally wild, ultra-competitive, all-out Nick party game featuring eight Nicktoons stars! Anything goes in this star-studded, multi-player Nickelodeon Challenge that will launch on the PC, Nintendo GameCube and will be the first ever Nickelodeon title for the Xbox.

Ubi Soft Challenges Nordic Ghost Recon Clans!

by Thomas on April 23, 2002 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UBI Soft let us know that they just tossed up the Nordic Ghost Recon Clan site and at the same time they challenges all Nordic Ghost Recon clans to a fight out. Here is a clip from the posting:

We dare you to face TEAM =UBI=, our own clan put together by our most prominent gamers. Send us a mail if your clan is ready to take up the challenge.

Nvidia & ATI To Support Windows Media 'Corona'

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that leading graphics chip developers ATI Technologies Inc. and NVIDIA Corp. will support new DirectX technologies that enables the highest-resolution video playback experience ever on the PC using the next version of Microsoft Windows Media Technologies, code-named "Corona." With this new technology, today’s PCs running the Windows XP operating system will be able to enjoy video playback quality far beyond what is possible on many high-end televisions today.