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'Jazz & Faust' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 10:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company has just informed us that they released the first patch for Jazz And Faust (developed by Saturn Plus) bringing their just released 3D Adventure game to v1.1! Seems it mainly fixes some gfx card issues. Read more for details and links where to grab it!

'Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos' Available In Stores NOW

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not that this came as a surprise but Blizzard just announced that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is now available at retailers worldwide. With initial orders of over 4.5 million copies, the release of Warcraft III represents the biggest worldwide launch in PC-gaming history. "We're really excited that people are now able to pick up a copy of Warcraft III and start playing the complete game," stated Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. "We hope players will enjoy what they see, and we look forward to hearing their thoughts about the game."

Patrician II Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that they have come up with a new patch for Patrician II. There are 2 seperate patches, one for the US/UK version (upgrading Patrician II to v1.1) and one for the Dutch version (updating Patrician II to v1.2). If you dont know what Patrician II is about, click here to read our review. Otherwise read more for fix list and links where to grab the patches.

Imperium Galactica III: Genesis demo

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DGamers today tossed up the long-promised playable demo (65MB) of Imperium Galactica III: Genesis. This demo offering you to try out this space strategy game that is in the works at Philos Entertainment. The demo contains one mission from the full game and "was especially developed for use with the new Matrox Parphelia graphics card, but also runs on any other modern 3D graphics accelerator board."

New Darkfall Screens

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the official site for Darkfall got 2 new screenshots from the pre-alpha version. Todays screenshots feature an early version of the male dwarf character model, and the Darkfall backpack (inventory). You can find the screenshots here.

Gothic II - Screens

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When you enter the world of Gothic you must prepare to be consumed by a landscape unlike any you will have encountered before and when you take on the challenge of Gothic you must be prepared to face your ultimate quest. Five sword-wielding screenshots to check out below!

Chaser - Screens

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is a first person shooter, built on the high-end 3D engine (CloakNT), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons. Four new screens below!

Infogrames Snags 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' Rights

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a move that strengthens its already robust Hollywood-based video game lineup, Infogrames, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, has signed a deal with C-2 Pictures and Intermedia to develop and distribute video games based on the highly-anticipated Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines motion picture.

Fireblade PS2 Hits Shelves in US & Europe

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment today announced shipment of its PlayStation 2 game Fireblade. Published by Midway, the fast-paced, helicopter action game was released in the US on 18th June and in Europe on 28th June.

Be A Game Tester At Interplay

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I just noticed over at Interplays job board, that they have a position open in their team as Game Tester. Here is a clip from it:

Hours: - Full time only, start shift between 7:30am and 10:00am, Monday through Friday.

Duties: Test functionality of video games and write reports on bugs.

'ACTIVISION' Teams Up With 'AND 1' and 'FOOTACTION'

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. the #1 worldwide publisher of action sports games, announced today that the company has teamed up with AND 1, the biggest name in street basketball, and FOOTACTION USA, a division of Footstar, one of the largest specialty athletic retailers in the nation, to promote its upcoming street basketball game, Street Hoops™, through a number of co-marketing activities. The partnership, which includes event sponsorships, retail initiatives and promotions, will broaden awareness for the game among the hip-hop culture.

NVIDIA Enlists in 'America's Army'

by Thomas on July 3, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual graphics solutions, today announced that it has formed a 'special ops' team to work closely with the development team behind the upcoming game "America's Army," and assist them in optimizing the game for NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). When powered by NVIDIA GPUs, "America's Army" achieves amazing levels of graphic quality -- from the barracks and bunkers rendered in rich 3D detail to the true-to-life character animations of real soldiers -- providing gamers a truly immersive gaming experience.

Smash Cars (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No rules radio-controlled racing through living off-road worlds with giant objects and giant people. Smash Cars puts you behind the wheel of RC cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full-swing - people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles interact with and hinder your tiny car. Super-realistic control, suspension and physics bring a level of game-play rarely seen in RC games. Looks like a promising, fun game! Check the screens.

DroneZ (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead Sidd or Eva on a mission to free mankind from the V-Space network that controls the near-future. V-Space is dominated by DroneZ, cyber-insects who forbid people to disconnect. With the help of a hacker living in the "real world" you must move to and from network memory locations (platforms), avoiding lasers to stay alive. Defeat the computer enemy protections with rapid fire weapons. Down the DroneZ! Check the psycho new screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RPGVault has a Q&A with Mark Zechiel and Peter Tyson of Codemasters talk about their upcoming fantasy massively multiplayer RPG, Dragon Empires . Computer and Video Games has a new Q&A with Black Isle Studios producer Doug Avery talking about their upcoming RPG sequel Icewind Dale II. Total Video Games has a Q&A with the Running With Scissors development team talking about their upcoming Unreal engine powered first person shooter Postal 2 (part 1 of 2). Action Vault has a new Q&A with various Burut Software employees talking about their upcoming first person shooter Kreed. Ferrago has a Q&A Elixir Studios' Ben Gonshaw talking about their upcoming strategy title Republic: The Revolution. Gamer's Hell has a Q&A with the creators of Tony Tough, an adventure puzzle game with the flavor of LucasArts' classic Monkey Island series. RPGDot has a new Q&A with Marko Dieckmann of Duplex System talking about their upcoming sci-fi massively multiplayer game Face of Mankind.

'WarCraft III' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard just informed us that they have already issued the first patch for WarCraft III. This patch upgrades your WarCraft III game to v1.01 and fixes four minor game issues and a few balance changes with the characters. The game is not evne out yet and here we go already. Read More for detailed fix list and links where to grab this puppy.

America's Army - Trailer

by Rainier on July 3, 2002 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a movie trailer for America's Army available for download from Gigex, showing off this first-person action and role-playing game by the U.S. Army. The movie requires a 9.5 MB download and offers some two minutes of cinematic and gameplay footage in a self-running proprietary format. (Thanks Blues)

New Raven Shield's Art Director Q&A

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the official site for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is updated with some q/a from Raven Shield's Art Director, Carol Bertrand. Here is a clip:

Q: You used the new Unreal Technology to develop Raven Shield. What does it allow to do in terms of graphics? What are the strong points? And the challenges?

True, we are using the ever-evolving Unreal technology. I say ever-evolving cause one of the biggest challenges is to keep up with constant changes made in the toolset. It's also true that UnrealEd is not exactly made for our needs, so we have to do our own modifications in the tools some times. On the other hand, we have a state-of-the-art technology that allows us to display a lot of stuff.

'Drug Wars' DVD-Video Game for Xbox/PS2 - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 9:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Leisure today announced its release of a remastered version of the American Laser Games' smash arcade hit Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars. Digital Leisure, the leading publisher of interactive DVD adventures, has re-mastered Drug Wars into a fully interactive adventure for DVD movie players that is also compatible with PS2 and XBox. The remastered version is highlighted by spectacular video quality and all the shooting action of the original laser disc adventure. Players use their DVD remote controls to aim and fire, as the notorious Lopez and his South American Drug Cartel strive to ship their white powder across the border and into major metropolises. Check the screens!

Myst III: Exile (PS2/Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 8:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The best-selling Myst franchise takes its award-winning Myst III: Exile to Xbox/PS2 this fall. Developed by Presto Studios, Myst III: Exile takes place 10 years after Riven: the Sequel to Myst and broken out into five ages, Tomahna, J'nanin, Amateria, Edanna, and Voltaic. The game begins with the Tomahna Age, where players meet Catherine and Atrus, and first encounter Saavedro. Check the Tomahna Age screens!