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CDV's E3 Lineup

by Thomas on April 29, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment has announced its lineup of titles on display at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. For the sixth year in a row, CDV joins the cream of the games business at the Convention Center for the hottest game show of the year.

"We are very excited about our 2003 release schedule, as among other things this year marks CDV's crossover to the console market, and for the first time we will display our two Xbox titles, Vultures and The Kore Gang", says Anita Rodic, CDV's PR Manager UK.

Read more to check out CDV's lineup for E3 2003!

'Freestyle: MetalX' (NGC/XB/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on April 29, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers and motocross fanatics take to the air and experience firsthand the extreme thrills and spills of freestyle motocross in Freestyle: MetalX. Featuring challenging game modes, engaging competitions and insane sub-games, players will cancan and rodeo their way through free-roaming environments where they can interact with and trick-off everything from swimming pools to skyscrapers. To add more to the realistic motocross action in Freestyle: MetalX, Midway signed real-life legends of freestyle motocross to appear in the game.

'Project Earth 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Earth 2 is a brand new 3D space strategy. It is an ingenious compilation of the best elements, ideas and technical solutions taken from the great titles of this genre and combined in an innovative way. It also includes many novelties and improvements that could become a standard and that will be imitated by game developers in the years to come. Check out some new screens ...

'Uncommon Valour: Campaign for the South Pacific' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 29, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncommon Valour (UV) is a highly detailed wargame recreating the military campaigns in the South Pacific theatre of Operations from May 1942-Late 1943. The game accounts for individual ships and planes as well as the skills and abilities of the individual pilots and ships captains! The depth of game play and minute attention to detail is thanks to the efforts of its lead designer, Gary Grigsby, who is renowned within the computer war game community as one of its pre-eminent designers, having been responsible for many classic war games such as War In Russia, and Steel Panthers. The design team, 2by3 Games, was founded by Joel Billings who was the founder of one of the first and best-known computer war game publishers: Strategic Simulations Inc (SSI).

Streamline Studios Currently Accepting Outsourcing Projects

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Streamline Studios today announced that the company is currently seeking additional outsourcing projects in the videogame industry. The company’s founders include original team members from game developer Rewolf Studios, who developed the Half Life Mod; Gunman Chronicles. Streamline Studios is dedicated to providing outstanding creative and engineering services for next-generation gaming systems including PC.

'Universe Unlimited' (UU) MMORPG Announced

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ethereal Evolution, Inc. is proud to announce it's upcoming title, Universe Unlimited (UU). UU will be a Massively Multiplayer online role-playing game that takes aspects from many genres such as flight sim, first person shooter, and strategy. UU is a sci-fi resfresher from the long dominated online world of Medieval adventure. You will immerse yourself in a constantly expanding and player expendable game universe that is not randomly generated but based on a trade secret process. You will be able to colonize planets, control portions of the universe, help fellow players, or even join the UED military. UU is expected last quarter 2003.

Raven Shield ZEN Map

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 11:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Amon, Raven Shield dev team member, has released his Raven Shield 'ZEN' map. According to the official German and Italian Raven Shield web sites, this Zen map along with his previously released Close Quarters Map (included in the map-pack) are now considered "official maps." Download this map here (1.3MB) !

No One Lives Forever 2 - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

H.A.R.M. is back with only one obstacle to thwart their quest for domination: Cate Archer, the beautiful but deadly UNITY operative who foiled their last nefarious plot. The world’s most deadly assassins are summoned with one simple objective: kill Cate Archer. Meanwhile, the United States has uncovered a top secret Soviet project that, if successful, could bring about a third World War. Can Cate Archer avert a nuclear holocaust and simultaneously stay out of H.A.R.M.’s way? Sierra has just released a multiplayer demo offering three maps from the full game. Available modes are : Co-Operative, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Doomsday modes. The package includes a dedicated demo server so you can host your own game. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Community Update

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenn Hoekstra send out word that he posted an update on the RavenSoft forums giving some more details about what we can expect in 'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'. ReavenSoft is working on the title for LucasArts (NA) and Activision (world wide). He gives details about multiplayer, engine, AI and so on .. Check it out!

Japan Charts: Final Fantasy XI Add-On Goes In At #1

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gameindustry reports that Square's online experiment doing well despite all the stumbling blocks.. The first official add-on disc for Square's PS2 online RPG, Final Fantasy XI, has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts with week one sales of over 90,000 units, proving the continuing popularity of the title. The add-on pack, Vision of Ziraat, is priced at 3980 Yen (€30), and sold 92,000 copies according to official figures, while a bundle featuring the full game and the add-on pack entered the charts at number 31 with unit sales of about 4,500. According to Media Create's figures, FFXI has sold 150,000 units to date, meaning that around 60 per cent of players picked up the add-on in its first week on release - indicating that there's still a very keen level of interest in the game, which Square Enix charges a monthly subscription fee to play.

'Vietcong' Fourth Part Of Developer Diary

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth part of the 'VIETCONG' diary provides you with an insight into sound, speech, and music. Sounds interesting? You can read the developer diary here. (thanks Unrealik)

Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel Announces Game Product Line At E3

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auravision LLC, a pioneer computer peripheral developer, today announces it has signed Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the three-time World Champion Gamer from the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL), to endorse his own line of Gaming products and other lifestyle merchandise. Fatal1ty (spelled with his signature number one as the letter i) will be present in Auravision's E3 booth in Kentia Hall #6656.

Take2 May Bid For Vivendi Videogames Unit

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. is mulling a bid for the videogames business of Vivendi Universal SA, which the French media conglomerate has put up for sale to reduce its borrowings. Take-Two Interactive, based in New York, would make a bid for VU Games with financial partners, according to a person familiar with the situation.

'EverQuest: War on Faydwer' For Pocket PC Now Available For Download

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) announced today that its latest title for Pocket PC, EverQuest: War on Faydwer, will be available for download on April 28 for $19.99. This title marks the third installment of the on-going EverQuest saga on Pocket PC.

'Homeworld 2' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. In addition to the engrossing single player experience, Homeworld 2 allows competition with five other players via a LAN or over the Internet. Homeworld2 also will support mod groups by making the tools to create your own content available via download at www.homeworld2.com. Developed with the RTS community in mind, the game technology includes robust support for mods and high levels of customization. Read more for download links ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

OMF: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, OMF: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Today we got a brand new game trailer the wrath of new robots such a Chronos, Mantis and Katana, who have yet to be seen in any other Diversions movie like this kind. The movie will showcase new fighting techniques for each robot, as well as some of the fighter’s individual special and super attacks that are enhanced as the game action intensifies. Also highlighted in the new movie are the new arenas space station and volcano.

'Chariots of War' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that their new strategy title, Chariots of War, has gone gold.

'TRON 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by TRON, the groundbreaking science fiction film, TRON 2.0 is a story-driven, first-person action title that digitizes gamers into the computer world. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the film, gamers will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall and light cycle Game Grid. Read more for some new screens ...

'Burnout 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Ask any racer out here and they'll tell you that it doesn't matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning." - Vin Diesel Sure Vin, it's easy to say that when you're only competing against 3 other drivers and you're driving in a straight line. Try pinning the speedometer through oncoming traffic, around tight corners, over huge jumps, in a variety of weather conditions and against over 100,000 other racers. You might have been the best kid on your block, but what happens when you have to compare your stats with the rest of the world in Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Developer's Cut? The Xbox version is coming next week, in the meantime, read more to check out some new burning screens!

'Second Life' - Public Beta Test

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Linden Lab announced today that its private beta test of Second Life is now open to the general public. Second Life is a burgeoning new online society, shaped entirely by its residents. Participants can explore a constantly-changing 3D world, create anything they can imagine, connect with friends and acquaintances, and compete for fame and fortune. The public beta follows a successful limited beta test that has been in progress since November 2002. Beginning today, anyone who wants to become part of this exciting, emerging world can begin their "Second Life" by registering at www.secondlife.com.