'Summoner 2' - Screens & Interview

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summoner2.com has been upated with brand new content! They have added 5 brand new screenshots, including screenshots from the Sharangir Cave level shown at E3. Also, they have added a interview with James Hague, the lead programmer on Summoner 2. He talks about new things not in Summoner 1, Celine Dion, and Dukes of Hazzard. (thanks GameSpyDaily)

PlayStation, Xbox and GameCube Game Price Cuts

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. Chief Executive Brian Farrell said on Friday cuts in the price of PlayStation, Xbox and GameCube consoles have spurred sales of its video games, and should keep demand vibrant throughout the year. "For product that was on shelf as of May 1 ... there has been about a 20 percent lift," Farrell said in an interview with Reuters. THQ's games include "Tetris," "Red Faction" and titles related to characters from the "Nickelodeon" television network and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield Team Interview

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The people over at ELiTeD tossed up an interview with the Raven Shield team, Chadi Lebbos: Producer, Mike McCoy: Lead Designer, and Eric Begin: Lead Programmer. Here is a clip from it:

Will there be smarter AI than past Rainbow Six games?

Absolutely! We've put a lot of effort into all aspects of the AI. Your teammates work with you to cover your flanks and accomplish the mission. Terrorists work together as a team to defeat you. Finally, hostages react to being rescued and the anticipation of gunfire.

Registration Is Now Open For QuakeCon 2002

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's top gamers prepare to gather in the nation's hotbed of interactive entertainment - Mesquite, Texas, home of id Software - as first-come, first-serve registration is now open for QuakeCon 2002. Registrants should visit www.quakecon.org to sign up for the premiere fan-based video game party and tournament.

Age of Wonders II Demo

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Triumph Studios has released the final demo of their turn-based strategy game, Age of Wonders II. This demo is 108MB to grab and includes one scenario with spells and units from the game. Grab it from Gigex. (thanks Blues)

Inner Sphere 'Mech Paks and P 3.0 are released

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The MechWarrior 4: Inner Sphere Mech Pak is now available at local retailers. To coincide with the Mech Pak release; point release 3.0 is now available at the official MechWarrior 4 site.

Legion: The Legend of Excalibur Ships June 17

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that Legion: The Legend of Excalibur, a game that combines strategy, role-playing and action, is scheduled to ship on June 17, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Delivering an intense, “never-been-done-before” experience, Legion: The Legend of Excalibur combines sword and sorcery action with rich character and story development familiar to the Role-Playing Genre, and strategic depth, enjoyed by Real-Time Strategy fans.

Join the 10,000 Faithful

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensemble Studios let us know that they are looking for 10,000 people to beta test the upcoming Age of Mythology. If you're interested, you should visit the official Age of Mythology site or why not bookmark it. "The signup for beta starts on Monday"

Le Mans 24 Hours Ships To Stores

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself; you're getting behind the wheel of some of the most powerful racing machines with Le Mans 24 Hours for the personal computer. The winner of 'Racing Game of the Year' from IGN & GameSpot is incredibly fast and amazingly lifelike - and it's shipping to stores right now.

New official Maps for Yuri's Revenge

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth official map pack for Yuri's Revenge is now available for download. In this download players will find two never before seen official maps created by the Yuri's Revenge team.

Features: Circuit Board is a crazy mix of buildings and landmarks found throughout Yuri's Revenge. Players should have no trouble finding tech centers of all types to occupy.

THE OMEGA STONE: Riddle of the Sphinx 2 Interview

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gordon Currie, Online Marketing Manager at Dreamcatcher Interactive recently had the opportunity to Interview Jeff Tobler about the research and inside scoop behind the upcoming release of THE OMEGA STONE: Riddle of the Sphinx 2. Omni Creative Group are developers of the new Adventure Game, THE OMEGA STONE: Riddle of the Sphinx 2. Here is a clip:

Gordon: At E3, you demonstrated The Omega Stone. The textures and detail inside the pyramid ( MAYAN) where awesome.Were these actual textures from pictures you took on the site?

Jeff: Some were photos taken at Chichen Itzá and others were from an extensive library we have at the Omni Creative Group/Omni Adventures studio. It is ideal to go the location and get the textures, but not a necessity. Sometimes it actually works out better to use another texture from an unrelated area. Whatever looks right to our eye is what we use.

Paradox signs multiple title deal with Pan Vision

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment and Pan Vision announce that they have entered a multiple-title publishing agreement for three of Paradox's upcoming titles for Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. The first game will be released in the third quarter. The titles in the deal are Legion, Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron. Pan Vision published several of Paradox's previous games, among them Europa Universalis and Europa Universalis II. Paradox games have done extremely well in the nordic market, and have a firmly established customer base.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost Interview

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today there is a informative S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost interview posted at BGN.be. There at BGN you will also find a new screen from the game. Here is a clip from the interview:

BGN: Will STALKER have elements of RPG or Adventure games ?

Oleg: Yes, both of these. We define the game as an adventure 3D action with elements of RPG and tactics. For example, player can collect artefacts and exchange them for weapons and equipment, and he is also to explore the constantly changing anomalous Zone, communicating with Zone creatures and other stalkers in the area.

Hover Ace Wallpaper

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today on the GSC site there is a new wallpaper available for download from this futuristic arcade racer 'Hover Ace'. Bring it on.

Ubi Soft Announce New SETTLER Game

by Thomas on June 15, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world’s leading videogame publishers, today announced the development of a new game from The Settlers series by Ubi Soft’s German studio Blue Byte. This new episode is set for a worldwide release on computer and consoles. Recognized for its detailed graphics, hand painted textures, bright and happy colors, The Settlers’ universe presents a mixture of history and imagination, all spiced up with cartoon-like elements.

The Gladiators official website now online

by Thomas on June 14, 2002 @ 6:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slow news.. Well we all here at worthplaying is pretty buissy for today and next two coming days. Rainer just moved to California and will be back on Sunday, (PS Happy birthday Rainier DS); and on this side we got school graduations... Dont worry ill do my best to cover up the news mean while ;) Back to news.. Fights, dust, crowd, blood are waiting for you in the DEATHBOWL, the Imperial Arena ! You will find here the first images and the story of this well awaited RTS-Action game to be released in Autumn 2002. The Gladiators official website is still under construction; but check it out now and then to get more new screenshots and videos.

'Day of the Mutants' Site

by Thomas on June 14, 2002 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for the FPS title, Day of the Mutants, from Techland is now available. The site includes some screens and some game features. I bet more will come in the future. Well, check it out here.

Rage Rolls Out New 'Rolling' Website

by Thomas on June 14, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce that is has launched a new website for its forthcoming aggressive inline skating title ‘Rolling’. The new site includes all the very latest screenshots, exclusive audio tracks, skater profiles and a developer diary. Regular updates and special interviews will also be appearing on the site over the coming months. Rolling is an athletic, fast and exciting entry into the world of aggressive inline skating and incorporates 18 of the world’s best skaters, including Cesar Mora (Aus), Fabiola da Silva (Bra) and Jon Julio (USA) across two of the most popular disciplines ‘street’ and ‘vert’. Check it out!

UFO: Aftermath & Tomb Raider: the Angel of Darkness Movies

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 9:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today there is two new movies to grab. #1 is a 6MB small movie or 21MB high quality movie from ALTAR Interactive and their title, UFO: Aftermath. The second one #2 is from Tomb Raider: the Angel of Darkness, and its available in low rez. 7.7MB here and high rez. 19MB here!

Wheel Supports For PS2

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 9:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ACT LABS Ltd. developers of cutting-edge unique gaming peripherals, today announced support of the Force RS Force Feedback Steering Wheel on the Sony PlayStation 2 along with EA Sports' new F1 2002 title. The multiple award-winning Force RS has been widely regarded by the hard-core sim-racing community as the leader in force-feedback controllers for the PC platform. Now with EA's F1 2002, PlayStation 2 users can benefit from the same force-feedback technology by simply plugging the Force RS' USB plug directly into one of the PlayStation 2's USB ports. Pricing and availability The ACT LABS Force RS carries a US MSRP of $139.99.