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Blizzard Insider Issue #11

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We received latest issue from Blizzard and all essential information about Blizzard Entertainment and the games it develops. Check out the links below:

  • Blizzard DVD Collection - Just in time for the holidays, Blizzard has released a collection of its cinematic DVDs to specialty software stores nationwide.
  • The Making of The Lost Vikings - Interview with Mike Morhaime
  • Insider Offer: Saliva Giveaway - Island recording artists Saliva is giving Blizzard Insiders a chance to win a free PC-compatible Apple iPod and more.
  • Interview with Keith Parkinson - Insider caught up with him at his San Diego residence recently to talk about art, his advice for aspiring artists, and the creation of "The Final Stand":
  • Blizzard Mail - There are several questions that are burning a hole in the Blizzard Mail Bag, so they thought they tackle a few of them.

'American McGee's Oz' Revealed For PC/XB

by Thomas on Nov. 24, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Carbon 6 has announced its first project 'American McGee's Oz'.. American McGee puts his signature touch on another classic children's tale. This time the Lands of Oz are visited in a prequel adventure to the original books that will take you on a colorful journey through a unique world filled with dozens of interesting characters and stories. "Oz offers a diverse world and large range of characters to explore and meet." said American from his Hollywood design studio, "I'm really excited to be working with such rich material and amazing technology." Oz is being produced for the Microsoft Xbox and PC and is scheduled for release some time in 2004. The Oz soundtrack is being produced by Media Ventures. A line of Oz toys will be hitting store shelves soon. A book and film deal are to be announced.

'Rollercoaster Tycoon 2' - Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 24, 2002 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games got a demo of Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 posted on their site. It's 68.5MB to grab, but its well worth it if you do not have the full game yet.

Gamers Shut Out In Asheron's Call 2 Billing Mess

by Thomas on Nov. 24, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Register report that after the launch of Microsoft's new multiplayer game - Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings - in the US and Canada has been mired in controversy after the giant software company admitted that the game is only available to subscribers in nine countries. Thousands of people around the world currently play Asheron's Call 1, an online role-playing game where players inhabit a 3D fantasy world. And many of this hardcore group of gamers have pre-ordered copies of the new game from Web sites outside of their own country. Now, many are up in arms after the launch of the latest much-anticipated game in North America, the game's producer has admitted that it cocked-up.

'Rainbow 6 : RavenShield' - Details

by Thomas on Nov. 24, 2002 @ 6:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The officiall Platoon forum is updated with details of every map available in Raven-Shield and the mission listing. These 15 missions will make up the single player campaign, and will be playable in multiplayer as cooperative missions, or in any of the other game types (survival, team survival etc). (thanks Blues)

Worthplaying Forum - Updated

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2002 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We have updated our forum a little bit, added several sections (requested by forum fanatic RedSkull13) and also made a cheat code section where you can request or post your latest cheat findings. We will be expanding the current cheat codes (we currently have ORB, Zanzarah, NBA live 2003 and more) ... Head on over there and join in the fun (registration is free of course)

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IGI 2: Covert Strike sees the return of IGI’s award-winning stealth-based first-person shooter action and continues the modern warfare and espionage theme of the original. The covert missions continue the career of David Jones, a former SAS soldier, now working freelance for the secret organisation, codenamed ‘IGI’. The spiralling plot will take Jones through Russia, across Libya and into China in three linked campaigns, as he infiltrates a wide variety of locations including military airbases, harbours and secret government installations. Each mission expands the plot and is sequenced with impressive animated scenes that continue to absorb the player in the game’s carefully constructed narrative..

'Summoner: The Prophecy' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On a storm-swept ship, the adventure begins.You are the Queen of Halassar. Thousands have fought and died for you. Millions adore you as the “goddess reborn.” Your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets. You are the savior of all creation. But your enemies are strong. The King of Galdyr wants you dead. Sinister factions plot your downfall. The armies of Urath march on your borders. Below Munari City, the mysterious Unseen weave a dark conspiracy. And now one of your own has betrayed you. A thief robs your inner sanctum. Intrigue lures you to the Midnight Sea. In a howling tempest, your destiny begins to unfold. 18 new screens for you to enjoy!

'SW: Clone Wars' - MultiPlayer Modes Revealed & Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars gives you a front row seat of the legendary conflict where you control the outcome. Hold on to your controller, this is one intense ride. Today LucasArts revealed the multiplayer modes for The Clone Wars.. Read up on Conquest, Control Zone, Jedi Academy and Duel multiplayer modes and view exclusive screenshots from each!

'Rally Fusion : Race Of Champions' (PS2/XB) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. introduces a new dimension in rally racing onto the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft, with the release of Rally Fusion: Race of Champions. The game allows players to choose from 19 fully licensed rally cars and tear up the terrain on massive tracks in fully interactive environments, against some of the best drivers in motorsport. Rally Fusion: Race of Champions is currently available at retail outlets nationwide. Read more for some screens and new fact sheet!

'X-Men: Next Dimension' (XB/PS2) - Screens & Movies

by Thomas on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy’s plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men: Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage.

UPDATE: We have added two new trailers with some awesome in-game action, read more for the links!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Resident Evil 0' - Marketing Campaign

by Thomas on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Entertainment announced a multi-million dollar national marketing campaign to support the recent release of Resident Evil 0, exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. The marketing campaign, which will run throughout the holiday season, features a multi-million dollar North American television advertising program that begins November 25, a slew of print ads in consumer and enthusiast publications, an extensive radio and online advertising to generate over 250 million consumer impressions.

'The Invincible Iron Man' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Torus Games, The Invincible Iron Man allows gamers to experience the powers of Iron Man as he fights hordes of enemies while tracking down the super-villains who have stolen his battle suit technology. Using a variety of battle suit weaponry he navigates diverse levels that are filled with environmental obstacles and imminent danger. Multiple power-ups, unlockable bonus items and special pick-ups provide fans with the ultimate Iron Man experience.. Today we have 35 new screenshots, with nary a trouser press to be seen.

'Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Barking Dog has just released a playable demo for Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon, allowing you to try out this 3D action real-time strategy game based on Disney's new animated motion picture. Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon is a 3D action, real-time strategy PC game in which players command "solar sail" powered space ships that resemble old-world vessels. Using their wits and courage, players must defend the queen and empire from marauding space pirates and a mysterious new enemy with virtually indestructible "Ironclad" ships. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Black Isle' Might Be Looking To Employ You!

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's a Happening Black Isle Hiring Fiesta! That's right fans of the Isle, Black Isle is looking for looking for talented console programmers! Want to impress them with your awesome console programming know how? Well then get your resume ready and head on over to the employment page to find out exactly what they looking for at the Isle and more importantly how you can impress them all with your mad programming skillz! All of the nifty details can be found right here!

'Midnight Club II' - Official Site Launch

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Los Angeles, a raging U.S. hotbed of illegal street racing is home to convoluted freeways, runaway egos and shattered aspirations. In the first phase of the official Midnight Club II website, we invite you to access one of the three expansive cities you'll be conquering on route to becoming an international street racing champ. Familiarize yourself with local highways and back roads. Get tipped off on new features and techniques you'll be able to use to polish your competitive edge, including power sliding and massive strategic jumps. Peek into the lives of some of the LA members of Midnight Club; the confident local stalwarts, soon to be little more than street gravel left in your treads. The official site launch features 20 first-look screenshots, 4 intense videos highlighting LA street racing vehicles, a wealth of information, and the premiere of the Los Angeles Midnight Club II teaser-trailer. Upcoming phases will feature Midnight Club II's additional urban racing locales, Paris and Tokyo. Go check it out!

Ataris 'Unreal Championship' Blasts Onto The XBOX

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In conjunction with the launch of Xbox Live, the broadband service for the Xbox, Atari has shipped the hotly anticipated game, Unreal Championship to retail stores this week. Exclusively for Xbox, Unreal Championship is the latest addition to the award-winning and top-selling Unreal franchise, known for its intense first-person action, fine-tuned gameplay and awe-inspiring graphics.

'Ultima Online: Age of Shadows' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2002 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima Online unleashes its most aggressive expansion pack ever, Ultima Online: Age of Shadows. Experience vast new lands to settle, exciting new professions to master, a custom house building tool, the biggest UO dungeon ever, and much more! Explore the new huge landmass, Malas, and find a place to call your own. Then use the custom house design tool to create your dream abode. Find adventure in the largest dungeon in all of UO as you confront gruesome new monsters and subdue them with powerful spells you have never before cast. Your UO character can now become as individual and unique as his or her real life counterpart! Get ready for a new level of customization and personalization. Lead the life you were born to live! Check out the new screens ...

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Termite Games and Project3 Int. have just released the first patch for their just released team-based first-person shooter, New World Order. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a bunch of bug fixes and adds some gameplay tweaks and multiplayer improvements. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...