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DMA Design, Officially Become Rockstar Studios

by Thomas on March 25, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced the official name change of DMA Design, developers of best-selling tour de force "Grand Theft Auto 3" to Rockstar Studios. DMA Design was acquired by Rockstar Games' parent company, Take-Two Interactive, and has been part of the Rockstar Games family since September 1999.

'New World Order' - Official Site

by Thomas on March 25, 2002 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Termite Games tossed up the official site for their upcoming action title New World Order. The site features FAQ, screenshots of the game in action and more. New World Order is a team-based multiplayer game which features environments that could easily be taken right out of a film. It's fast paced team-action simulator with gritty attitude.

'Unreal Tournament 2ºº³' - Unofficial FAQ

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is some FAQ posted today about Unreal Tournament 2ºº³ on cleaned beyondunreal. They have collected all known information about this upcoming game by Digital Extremes, in cooperation with and under license / supervision of Epic Games, the makers of U1.

'Carnivores: Cityscape' Is Gold

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gone Gold reports that the newest entry in the Carnivores series has gone gold and should be in stores soon! This fast-paced game will have you on the edge of your seat as you fight for your life across the backdrop of a futuristic city.

Black & White 3 ?

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On the Game Developers Conference, GameSpy managed to get an interview with Peter Molyneux, where he amongst other things admits to having plans for Black & White 3. Here is a spot from the interview:

Early development of Black & White 3 will begin in a few months with a small team devoted to developing a new engine for the game. The storytelling will allow more branching instead of a straight linear variety. There will be different resolutions to problems, bringing a slight RPG aspect to the game. "I'm incorporating what we are learning from Project Ego to enhance the game experience," Molyneux said. Full interview here!

Freelancer Candy

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lancer News and Lancers Reactor tossed up some new high resolution screenshots of the epic space sim, Freelancer, that is in the works at Digital Anvil.

Italian Police Are Trying To Ban The Game 'Mafia'

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prague Business Journal has posted a interesting article about Italian police are trying to ban the game Mafia. Here follows a spot from the article:

President of the national anti-mafia police section Roberto Centaro told the national newspaper Il Giornale: "I'll do anything I can to ban the sale of the game in Italy. This is a proper instruction book for wannabe Mafiosi." Former interior minister Carlo Taormina said: "When it comes to Mafia, one simply cannot take it as a game. There's really nothing to joke about here." Full article here!

MechAssault (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

“MechAssault,” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features. My drunk ass forgot to post these screens yesterday, taken from the movie trailer. The call of the beer was too strong ... couldnt ... re.. sist!

No On Lives Forever 2 - Litech Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LithTech™, Inc., a leading developer of licensable game technologies and tools, announced today the release of an updated version of its advanced Jupiter system, the foundation for the highly anticipated sequel to No One Lives Forever. Jupiter now delivers an even broader range of features including a new polygrid system that supports dynamic lighting, Fresnel reflections and dynamic surface animations as well as the addition of cubic environment mapping. Other new features include an improved command editor to more easily create cinematic events and more robust support for dynamic texture effects.

Beam Breakers - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday the official 'German' demo became available, go get it if you havent yet. A futuristic racing game in the style of the 'Fifth Element'. I am not much of a racing freak but the game looks pretty nice.. lots of action, power ups, cops chasing you, several cars to choose from (the demo only has 2 but more will be in the full game). There are 2 maps in the demo, one where u steal a car and one where u race against a few NPC's .. check the screens!

'New World Order' Public Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We already mentioned it earlier, here is the official press release. Project Three today announced that starting Tuesday March 26th 12.00 CET the highly anticipated Public Multiplayer Beta of the next-gen tactical first person shooter New World Order will be downloadable for public use at the following location. The playable demo will also be mirrored by several other websites, to allow people to pick their optimal download location.

'Morrowind' - Movie

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the official Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind site offers a new trailer from this upcoming 3D RPG. The movie sports two minutes of game-footage and some ingame action.

New 'Blitzkrieg' Candy

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Russian site Xaos let us know that they tossed up four new screens from this upcoming WWII RTS, Blitzkrieg. Here they are.

'EverQuest: The Planes Of Power' Site

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online just tossed up the official site for their upcoming MMORPG expansion, EverQuest: The Planes Of Power. You can find FAQ's, screens, features and much more on this new "flash" site. Check it out.

The 'New World Order' Is Coming!

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New World Order Multiplayer demo will be coming to a computer near you ... according to the Project3 forum admin its scheduled for next week, the 26th March isnt that the date Global Ops should hit the shevles?). For the people who have been hiding under a rock the past few months, New World Order is a eagerly awaited First Person Shooter in the pure Counterstrike style ... I have been following the NWO forum for a few weeks and tensions were growing and the atmosphere grimmer by the day, but alas next week our suffering will come to an end. There isnt much known about it but from what we have seen, its looking mighty good! We'll see you all on Tuesday, on the battlefield!

Activision Announces 'Starfleet Command III'

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Trek Starfleet Command® III is the next installment in the Star Trek tactical starship combat simulator series, while also revealing that Activision has picked up the publishing reigns for SFC from Interplay. The developer of the game is not specified, but the game is expected to be released in time for this year's holiday season. This quote from Larry Goldberg, executive vice president at Activision, offers some expectations for the game as well as word that the Next Generation reference in the press release is literal: "The Starfleet Command series captures the spirit and style of Star Trek by offering large-scale, ship-to-ship tactical combat. Star Trek Starfleet Command III reinvents the legendary series by bringing it into the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe and introducing powerful new ship customization, more in-depth story missions, and a streamlined interface."

'Warrior Kings' Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has released new patches for Warrior Kings, upgrading the UK, French and Italian editions of this 3D real-time strategy game by Black Cactus to version 1.2. This 5.0 MB release adds a large number of general, gameplay, level and art fixes as listed on the download pages. The game is only available in Europe as of now.

Star Wars Jedi Starfighter (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The critically-hailed STAR WARS StarfighterTM flight-action game series returns with the power of the Force in STAR WARS Jedi Starfighter from LucasArts. Inspired by the success of its predecessor, which debuted at the top of the PlayStation 2 sales charts upon release last March Jedi Starfighter features the sleek and agile new Jedi starfighter from the upcoming motion picture Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The game, expected to release spring 2002 on PlayStation 2, also marks the first-ever availability of Force powers in a Star Wars flight action title. Some new screens to keep you interested ;)

Sierra's 'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before.

Resident Evil (GameCube) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just saw the Resident Evil movie ... not too bad i must say .. not going to break any income records but good flick ... anyhow, here are some more Resident Evil screens from the Gamecube version .. some intro captures, in game screens and some weapons ...