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ATI Radeon 9700 Announced Q&A

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today ATI unveils their next generation video cards and GameSpy gets technical with a Q & A. Here is a clip from the Interview!

GameSpy: Is compatibility with DirectX 9 completely hardware dependent or can it be achieved with drivers updates?

David/Eric: It’s all hardware dependent. In the same sense that a DirectX game will run on a GeForce4 MX card, you’ll only get the features that were already available in DirectX 7. The same is true for the high-end GeForce cards. While DirectX 9 games will run on them, only the features implemented in DirectX 8.1 will be present. Features written for DirectX 9 will simply be disabled. This is because each version of DirectX has to be backwards compatible, but as new features are added [like floating point calculations], new hardware must be created to take advantage of it.

'The Lost' Website Goes Live

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Abandon all hope ye who visit here… Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogame entertainment products today presents a new website to introduce level descriptions, characters and screen shots of their upcoming survival horror RPG, The Lost! Check it out.

'Combat Mission 2' - New WWII Screens

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission II throws you into one of the most prolonged chapters of WWII between 1941 and 1945, an age of heavy losses and excitement: the entire Russian campaign. Begin with Operation Barbarossa, battle from the Black Sea to Siberia and experience Germany's unconditional surrender in Berlin.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xb) New Screens

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will release in time for the lucrative Christmas 2002 market exclusively on Xbox, with a PC version to appear by the end of the year. Xbox is the lead development platform for the game, which has been designed to take full advantage of the advanced graphics and sound capabilities of Xbox. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will also feature online elements using the recently announced Xbox Live service.

'Kreed' Screenshots

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kreed is high-tech 3d-action, created at Russian developers Burut, in which player will become Legionnaire - one of the most trained and dangerous warriors of 3rd millennium. Check out some new screenshots. Njoy!

'Minority Report' - Factsheet & Movie

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relive the Movie Experience - Players take a thrill ride into explosive third-person sci-fi action/adventure, as all of the nonstop action of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film comes to life on PS2, GameCube, XBox and Game Boy Advance. The 'avi' movie is 18.2MB to grab, runs for 1min and 26 seconds, showing some action from the game! Factsheets and links to the movie below!

'Face of Mankind' - New Screens

by Thomas on July 18, 2002 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Marko Dieckmann of Duplex Systems send us some new good looking screens from their upcoming massively multiplayer online game, Face of Mankind. "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" Read more below to check out these new screens!

Silent Scope 3 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2002 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ultimate anti-terrorist sharp shooting experience returns for a third round on the PlayStation 2. Silent Scope 3 contains an original story mode with numerous new areas created exclusively for the PlayStation 2. As an added bonus, all 14 missions from the smash-hit arcade game Silent Scope EX are also included. In a Silent Scope series first, an innovative 3D sound system can be used to help spot and target enemies. Rounding out the features, hidden options can be unlocked, and multiple endings and paths add replay value. Njoy the new screens ..

Shox (PS2) - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on July 18, 2002 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arcade rally racing gets fast and furious in the newest addition to the EA SPORTS BIG line-up. Powerslide to win the ultimate offroad car collection with Shox for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system! Shipping in Autumn 2002, racing rookies as well as seasoned speed demons hit the circuit to compete in amped-up arcade-style car racing. Serving up tonight are 44 new screens of pure adrenaline rally racing! Njoy!

Defender Of The Crown & Wings (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2002 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro3D, Inc. send us some screens from two all-new and enhanced versions of the popular franchise classics, Defender of the Crown and Wings for Game Boy Advance. Developed by Cinemaware, Inc., Defender of the Crown is a medieval action combat and strategy game, slated for release in July 2002. Wings, a World War I action, air combat game is scheduled to ship in August 2002. Njoy

Stuart Little 2 (GBA) Soars Onto Retail Shelves

by Rainier on July 17, 2002 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The loveable “can do” star of Columbia Pictures’ upcoming feature film “Stuart Little 2” leaps from the big screen into the palms of fans’ hands with the release of Activision, Stuart Little 2 for the Game Boy Advance. Stuart Little 2 features voiceover talent and sound effects from the movie and lets players continue the adventures of the world-famous mouse well beyond the movie experience. Stuart Little 2 is rated “E” (Everyone – content suitable for persons six years or older).

'Lineage The Bloodpledge Episode XI: Oren' Released

by Rainier on July 17, 2002 @ 11:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft released the latest chapter in its online roleplaying game Lineage: The Bloodpledge, Episode XI: Oren. Oren adds a new land, new monsters, new locations and magical wonders to the game world. Read more for extra details ...

Star Trek Elite Force II - Screens

by Thomas on July 17, 2002 @ 10:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action in this first-person perspective game will be fast and furious as players encounter a relentless onslaught of enemies including Star Trek staples such as the Borg and the devious Romulans. Star Trek Elite Force II is being developed for Activision by Ritual Entertainment. Check out some kewl screens below!

Lionheart Chat this Friday July 19th!

by Thomas on July 17, 2002 @ 9:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, Reflexive Entertainment and the Inquisition are pleased to present a chat with members of the Lionheart development team on Friday July 19, 2002 at 6:00PST. Fans using IRC clients can connect to channel #lionheart on the GamesNET network on port 6667.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reload with Unreal Tournament 2003 – the sequel to 1999’s multiple ‘Game of the Year’ award winner – Unreal Tournament. Using the latest Unreal technology, Unreal Tournament 2003 takes you to the merciless arenas of the future, where elite warriors rely on skill, speed, cunning and awesome firepower to demonstrate their style and become the ultimate champion. Some new mind blowing screens .. Njoy!

Stake (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2002 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stake is the ultimate combat event! The wildest, most engaging, extremely dangerous competition also brings in a ton of cash every two years. And now it's Stake time again - and everyone can't wait for this year's match-up. The Stake Champion receives riches and fame beyond belief - and commands the respect of all who dare defeat them!

Minority Report (GC/PS2/Xb) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated futuristic thriller, Minority Report™ is the only game that lets the player relive the movie experience, combining hand-to-hand combat and futuristic weapons and devices straight out of the movie. Players assume the role of the movie's hero, PreCrime Officer John Anderton, in an all-new adventure as he attempts to stop an insidious conspiracy from finalizing their evil plans. Players use a combination of hand-to-hand combat tactics and firepower as they journey through 15 futuristic levels of sci-fi cinematic action/adventure. Innovative gameplay features, multiple endings and non-stop action create outstanding suspense and dynamic replayability.

'Ty The Tasmanian Tiger' Comes To Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2002 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it is bringing its wild, boomerang-wielding Tasmanian tiger to the Xbox. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, a character-based action adventure game, takes players through a brilliantly animated 3D environment set in the splendor of Australia. Development for Ty the Tasmanian Tiger for the PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube was announced earlier this year. The game will be available on all three platforms this fall 2002.

Driver 3 Announced For PC/XB/PS2/GC

by Thomas on July 17, 2002 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driver is back on the Streets in the Follow-up to the Top-Selling PlayStation Series.. Infogrames, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, is creating a third installment in the smash hit Driver series, currently titled Driver 3, for the Xbox video game system by Microsoft, the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube and personal computer.

Sony/MIPS64 Deal

by Thomas on July 17, 2002 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One for all you PlayStation3 rumourmongers out there.. MIPS Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications, today announced that its MIPS64 architecture has been licensed to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI).