For many gamers, the chance to work in the games business and shape the way future titles are created is a real career goal. Now Codemasters has launched a series of career guides, available online for those seeking advice on the background, education and skills needed to get a job in the business. Aimed at helping people to take their first step towards a career in the video games industry, the guides are an ideal reference point for people still at school or college level and who are deciding which courses to take.
Right from the start, players will experience new God-like powers of creation as they lay the groundwork for their cities by molding mountains, carving valleys, seeding forests and laying rivers. With these new landscape creation features, players can now construct the most realistic metropolis imaginable.. Check out some new shots!
Swedish interactive entertainment developer MindArk today announced the virtual universe Project Entropia is going gold on January 30th 2003. Project Entropia is Sweden's largest software project ever, and has been in development since 1997.
The CMBB Strategy Guide for 'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' has been released today! The 300+ page CMBB Strategy Guide by acclaimed author Mark H. Walker covers… "everything from reconnaissance to reverse slope defense, flank attacks to foolish moves. If the vast array of tactics inherent to Combat Mission are twisting your brain into knots, this is the book to straighten you out." Moreover, the majority of units in the game are listed in charts with all the relevant data and statistics, providing a great printed guide what to purchase for your next QuickBattle. The Strategy Guide is available immediately for $15 (plus S&H) directly online from battlefront.com.
Developed with the full support of creators Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Check out 45 new screens below and the features!
Knights of the Old Republic, will debut on the Xbox video game system this fall and release on PC early 2003. Developed by BioWare Corp., the dramatic game features an original story set some 4,000 years prior to the timeframe of the Star Wars films in an era dominated by an epic conflict between the Jedi and the evil Sith. 11 new screenshots, for both formats..
Wired.com reports that the most hotly anticipated, breathlessly hyped game of the year may not make it into gamers' stockings. The virtual suburban world of The Sims Online was supposed to be in stores in November, according to published reports. But the game's creator, Will Wright, said last week the release was pushed back to Dec. 18, as programmers tried to work out the kinks in the game's economic system. And, he added, the game might not ship until after yuletide.
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Flying Rock Enterprises have updated the official Ace of Angels website with a beta report detailing a their latest beta stress test that took place over the weekend. They talk about what components seemed to work well, which components are still a bit buggy and how the overall game is shaping up. Flying Rock also send us some new screens for their dynamic Massively Multiplayer Space Combat Game.
Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war . A new updated demo is now available (version D), read more for links and details (thanks 3DGamers).
In Enclave, the action-oriented role player can choose from 12 different character classes and enjoy long-term fascination in more than 24 detailed levels. A medieval fantasy ambience featuring impressive landscapes, castles, lava caves and city backdrops are bound to enchant the gamers. Ogres, gnomes, and druids tackle their enemies with numerous weapons and pieces of equipment such as swords, battle axes, and catapults. In terms of graphics Enclave features great texture variety, amazing polygon rates, seamless image formation, and, above all, breathtaking special FX. As a very special feature the players can access every part of the visible architecture. The dynamic soundtrack which adapts itself to the game, professional voice-overs and surround FX add to the already intense atmosphere. Read more for l8inks where to grab in the ingame action trailer!
Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. 7FX has just released another patch for their team-based first-person shooter, Team Factor, bringing the European retail game to v1.25. No details available at this point, read more for links where to grab the goods ...
Alawar Entertainment has released a few new things of interest to the gaming public today including an updated demo of Brickshooter, and a free level pack for its Gold Sprinter game. Gold Sprinter is a classic 2D platformer, while Brickshooter is a classic game similar to Breakout. You can find demos for both games, along with a bunch of other classic games, over at the Alawar site (thanks GamespyDaily). What can i say, its a slow news day ;)
Jaleco Entertainment has announced that "Nightcaster II: Equinox", the 3D action spell-shooter, and "Pulse Racer", the futuristic combat racer with INFINITRAX, both ship tomorrow (Tuesday) for the Xbox. Read more for details ...
The 3DO Company today announced Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War for the PC. In the second expansion to the best-selling fantasy turn-based strategy game, players battle fantastic creatures and face fierce armies across 40 action-packed maps. The Expansion Pack is scheduled to ship this Spring. Read more for details and 4 new screens ...
If you're itching to create the most unique armies ever found in a real-time strategy (RTS) game then download the Impossible Creatures trial version and play through three single-player missions, a tutorial and two "player vs. CPU" maps. The Sigma Combiner is also included, enabling you to create your own army of fearsome creatures that are generated by mixing and matching the various parts of two different animals. Fourteen animals are included in the trial version, while 50 different animals will be available in the retail product (thanks HomeLAN). After the multiplayer demo a week or so ago, here is the single player demo. Read more for links where to grab this puppy ...
Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Echelon : Wind Warriors is being published by Buka Entertainment. Check out the new batch of 20 screens ...
Infogrames has just announced that its hugely successful V-Rally brand is speeding onto the Xbox in April 2003. Following on from the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2 version, V-Rally 3 on Xbox will be the definitive version of this great racer and leave other rally games trailing in its dust.
"Freelancer" offers cutting edge space combat within a vibrant, living universe on an intensely epic scope. The player can freely navigate, providing vast opportunities for exploration, trade and combat. Additionally, "Freelancer" offers a seemingly endless pool of missions that the players can choose from to create their own adventures. For players who are more interested in a structured experience, "Freelancer" also features a compelling storyline that draws the player deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the human colonies in the distant Sirius System and against a villain unlike any mankind has faced before. Check out the new batch fo screens ...
French-Canadian publisher Microids has commissioned Scandinavian game developer UDS to develop an action sports game called “Tennis Masters Series 2003” (TMS 2003) for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. TMS 2003 is the Tennis Masters Series’ official licence and the release is expected early next year.
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