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The Sims Unleashed - Screens

by Thomas on July 12, 2002 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims Unleashed, a new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. As fans of The Sims know, there has always been something missing from their virtual neighborhoods … pets. In The Sims Unleashed, players can now add furry friends to their Sims’ families. An all new expanded neighborhood featuring parks, pet stores, cafes and markets will give the Sims and their new pets a variety of places to sniff, explore and meet their new neighbors... Check out some screens below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HomeLAN has a Q&A with Marko Dieckmann of Duplex Systems talking about their upcoming LithTech engine powered massively multiplayer RPG, Face of Mankind. GameSpy has a Q&A with Running With Scissors' Vince Desi talking about their upcoming FPS (using the Unreal engine), Postal 2. GameGuru Mania has a Q&A with Data Becker's Andy Manson talking about their upcoming 3D RTS, Highland Warriors. Loadedinc.com has a Q&A with Artifact Entertainment's artist Elaine Hultgren talking about her work their upcoming online RPG, Horizons. Games Domain has a Q&A with Computer Artworks' Andrew ‘Kurt’ Curtis talking about their upcoming action-horror game, The Thing. Electric Playground has a Q&A with Barking Dog Studios' Martin Cirulis talking about the company's unexpectedly sophisticated tactical action game, Treasure Planet. Massivemultiplayer.org has a Q&A with Mindark people talking about their upcoming MMORPG Project Entropia (thanks Blues). Computer & Video Games has a Q&A with Termite Games' Jokke Forsryd talking about their imminent multiplayer shooter, New World Order.

'America's Army : Recon' Patch Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As being mentioned in various places America's Army developers are trying to fix up some of the mess they made with the initial Recon release. The America's Army: Operations 'Recon' website mentions that a new update for this tactical first-person shooter by the U.S. Army is expected to be ready for release tomorrow. You will be able to choose from either a 3MB patch or an updated full Recon download. The patch will address "client and server-side flooding issues," the "Sniper Rifle bug from random weapon selection" and more, as well as adding "Community Game Server Support" and an "Admin Spectator Mode." Of course we WILL keep you posted when it arrives...

Codemasters Ships 'Operation Flashpoint : Resistance'

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced that it has shipped Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the official expansion pack for Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, 2001’s multiple Game of the Year award winner and world-wide number one best-selling PC war simulator. Codemasters redefines the traditional “expansion pack” with Resistance, as it not only adds additional missions, but also vastly improves the engine and gameplay of the original game. Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for an SRP of $29.99.

The New 'Day of Defeat 3.0' Has Arrived

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new version of the Day of Defeat Half Life Modification is now available, with four separate downloads to choose from, depending on whether you are upgrading a Beta 2.1 Windows or Linux installation or doing a full install for either OS. The new 3.0 version offers loads of fixes and enhancements, including the addition of a new "Para" gameplay mode, cutscenes, removable helmets, and a new spectator system. Read more for detailed fix/update list and links where to grab these files.

'Reign Of Fire' Official Website

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment just let us know that, in celebration of the upcoming theatrical debut of Reign of Fire, they’ve launched a new website dedicated to the upcoming game. The new Reign of Fire website features some amazing new screenshots (for xbox,ps2/gba versions), artwork, and the first game trailer. Reign of Fire makes its theatrical debut on July 12th with the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance game following in the fall. Check it out (and i will be checking out the movie for sure!!! Been drooling over it for weeks).

3DO Announces Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions”

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 8:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced the development of the Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions” game for the Nintendo GameCube system. The Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions” game follows the exploits of the heroic Captain Blade and his Alpha Wolf Squadron as they once again take to the skies in support of the Green Army in their ongoing struggle with the Tan forces. The game is planned to ship in time for Christmas 2002.

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier today LucasArts would be releasing the v1.04 update for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, here it is (a nice 9mb big). Also new dedicated servers for linux/win32 are now available. The primary focus of 1.04 is multiplayer balance. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

Vae Victis Announces Project 'Shadow' - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vae Victis Incorporated is pleased to announce its upcoming tactical action game, codenamed Shadow, based on modern military special operations. Players will be immersed in a setting of black operations and clandestine political agendas in a multiplayer environment. Selecting from one of ten different elite Special Forces from around the world including US Navy Seals, UK SAS, and Russian Spetsnaz, players will battle in missions based on actual locations.

JoWood Opens The 'Aquanox' Portal

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD's inhouse developers, Massive Development have announced the countdown to the opening of the new AquaNox portal has begun. Already at the start of the countdown visitors will get more details to the player ship "Salty Dog". First pictures of it have already been published last week.

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Movie

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blues just reports thats there is a new 'Windows Media Player' 10.6MB movie avaliable for download from NovaLogic's upcoming tactical first-person shooter game, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. The movie runs for 2 minutes, showing some gameplay.

Total Immersion Racing (Xb) - New Screens

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a brand new game experience that combines the highest quality driving technology, real-world racecars & tracks and immersive gameplay. The player can choose a career path that leads from being the lowest ranked driver of a GT sportscar all the way to becoming a world champion driving a massively powerful 8 litre prototype racecar. On the way, team engineers and managers will give advice and input to guide the player.

X-Men : Next Dimension (GC) - New Screens

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: Next Dimension begins when Bastion, the leader of Operation: Zero Tolerance, and his legions of Prime-Sentinels have captured Forge as part of their mission to eradicate all mutants. The race is on as Forge’s team mates set out to rescue their captured comrade before Bastion can coax secrets from him that are capable of destroying all mutant-kind. In order to do this, the X-Men must ally themselves with their greatest enemies, the Brotherhood of Mutants and their cunning leader, Magneto.

Blade II (XB) - New Screens

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by UK-based developer Mucky Foot, Blade 2 lets players assume the role of Blade, the "baddest" of the vampire slayers. As Blade, players must make maximum use of his special abilities, weapons and martial arts moves to stop the vampire nation's quest to create an all-new form of super-vampires known as Reapers.

Jedi Outcast 1.04 Patch & New Server Coming Today

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Later on today LucasArts will be releasing the 1.04 update for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast on their website. The update includes all of the fixes from 1.03, so if you don’t have that update yet, this is the only one you’ll need. A new dedicated server will also be released. Read more below to check out some of the features/fixes.

MS Announces Million-Dollar Online Golf Tournament

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

One of the most lucrative online golf tournaments in the world just became even more so. Microsoft Game Studios today announced that it is opening registration for the Million Dollar "Links" Virtual Golf Association Tour (VGA Tour), in which this year's winner will have a chance to putt for $1 million.

Platoon: The 1st Airborne Cavalry Division In Vietnam - Trailer

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monte Cristo has released a movie trailer of "Platoon: the 1st Airborne Cavalry Division in Vietnam", the promising 3D action strategy game in development at Digital Reality. Read more for links where to grab this beauty...

Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix - Patch & Server

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software and Activision today released the v1.01 patch for Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. This patch is 12MB to grab and includes four new mp maps, the Demolition game mode, the new MP5SD weapon, and much more! Also a new 10MB dedicated Linux server is available to grab. (thanks Blues)

Digital Leisure Releases Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An Interactive Adventure for PlayStation 2, Xbox and DVD Movie Players Go Undercover with Narcotics Officers to Battle Street Dealers, Smugglers and a South American Drug Cartel. Digital Leisure today announced its release of a remastered version of the American Laser Games' smash arcade hit Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars.

NCsoft to Publish Trade Wars: Dark Millennium

by Thomas on July 11, 2002 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft to Publish Realm Interactive's Trade Wars: Dark Millennium Action Oriented RPG Will Come to Life in a Unique Massively Multiplayer Online Experience. NCsoft Corporation, the world's largest independent online game company announced today that it will publish Trade Wars: Dark Millennium (working title) from Realm Interactive, LLC.