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Game programmers survive the Storm

by Thomas on July 8, 2002 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former ION studio executives to teach classes at UTD.. The spectacular rise and fiery crash of Dallas-based computer game development studio ION Storm were landmark events in the game industry. Now, the two men who piloted ION Storm, John Romero and Tom Hall, have resurfaced in the most unlikely of jobs: college professors. Starting in the fall semester, Mr. Romero, 34, and Mr. Hall, 37, will be instructing computer science majors at the University of Texas at Dallas on the finer points of game programming and design. "We're really excited to teach because we love to teach what we know, and this is the perfect place to do it," Mr. Romero said. Get the full scoop here!

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Intro Movie

by Thomas on July 6, 2002 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games today tossed up Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 intro movie. The movie 'DivX' is 5MB to grab and you find it here!

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, 1999 Action Game Of The Year. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide. Check out the new screens!

Steel Battalion - New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 10:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steel Battalion players operate a strategic battle mech weapon through 12 action-packed levels, fending off dozens of adversaries while attempting to diffuse a riot that has ensued on a Pacific island ruled by a military dictatorship. Unlocking new missions, maps and enemy robots once the game is completed provides endless entertainment. With a diverse arsenal at the player's disposal, including plasma torches and a MK21-6 twin pod rocket launch, there will be plenty of action to go around. Check the 12 (rather fuzzy) new screens ...

New UT 2003 Trailers

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Several sites today reported that the German site Giga.de tossed up some new Unreal Tournament movies.. 'the commentary is in German language'.. but you might want to check them out anyway.. Here they are!

DreamCatcher Responds To Recent News About 'Cryo' Shutdown

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Richard Wah Kan, CEO of DreamCatcher noted that "while Cryo indirectly owns an interest in DreamCatcher, Cryo's unfortunate financial difficulties do not affect in any way, DreamCatcher's operations or positive outlook. DreamCatcher is, and will continue to be, a vibrant, growing and successful company and will continue to service its customers, deal with its suppliers, and acquire and distribute its wide range of quality game titles in its usual reliable and professional manner. DreamCatcher has and will continue to rely entirely on its own management, business strategies and financing, and it is business as usual at DreamCatcher."

Pinball Challenge Deluxe (GBA) - Info & Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Pinball Challenge Deluxe" is a conversion of the Amiga games Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies to the GameBoy Advance. Both titles are being incorporated into a single Exclusive title for AGB offering all (eight) original pinball tables. Young developer Binary9 Studios, ltd, today saw the release of their first title, Pinball Challenge Deluxe, via UbiSoft. Check the 8 available tables!

Gothic 2 - Team Info

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first details of what the Piranha Bytes team are up to is now available at the official Gothic II website. This new area allows you to peek beind the scenes of the Gothic II team. One part of the new area is the 'piranha bits'. There you'll find some not so deadly serious newsbits about us, the freaks behind gothic II where they introduce themselves in the 'portrait series', starting this week with game designer björn. Check it out!

First Class Upgrade From Just Flight! - Features & Screens

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Flight and Simflyers have teamed up to launch World Airports, a fantastic boxed edition of their acclaimed scenery upgrade for Flight Simulator 2000 and 2002. "Suspicious-looking shoes must be removed before downloading these screens," says Mungo, sensibly. Features and 26 screens below!

3D for Gameboy Advance

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Handheld developer Logik State has developed 3D technology for Gameboy Advance. Read more below for some key features of their 3D technology!

Beach Life Website Goes Live

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fed up of British weather? Tired of the tennis? Too much spare time on your hands after the World Cup? Rather be on the beach listening to chilled tunes, drinking ice cold beer with your mates and charming the pants of a foxy chick? If the answer is yes to any of the above then it's time for you to escape these grey mornings and head for Beach Life!

'Cossacks: Back to War' - Preview Screenshots

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to pre-industrial Europe for another leap into the Cossacks world.. Read more below to check out the very first preview screenshots of the second add-on to Cossacks: European Wars, Cossacks: Back to War.

'Grom' And His Heroes

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grom is a simplified RPG with real-time battles that are tightly woven into its intricate and non-linear plotline. Grom strives to recapture some of the feel of point-and-click adventures while following an RPG-style, character-focused plotline. The main character Colonel Grom is dedicated to fight the Nazis and to prevent them from obtaining a mysterious weapon that could enable them to take over world power. The smart colonel is not the only hero who has to stand up against the Nazis. Support is guaranteed by his fellow heroes and these will be presented in a short series as of today. Take a glimpse behind the scenes.

Blitzkrieg - Screens

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brand new screens from Nival’s masterpiece Blitzkrieg, the game that wargamer.com named Best RTS game of Show at E³ 2002. In fact, the 3D-real time strategy title definitively deserves these accolades as it is the latest development in WWII real-time strategy that will combine flexibility, historic accuracy and endless playability into one of the most captive and challenging strategy game you have seen. Today CDV presents 11 brand new screenshots depicting a German advance in France and an Allied advance in Libya. Watch and learn what it means to be a real strategist.

'Imperium Galactica 3' - Important Demo Information

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A demo version of Imperium Galactica 3 has initially been posted on an Hungarian website and has been spread throughout the web. This version has been specifically designed for the Matrox Parhelia graphics card. CDV did not give out this demo and advises to abstain from using it for covermount or other press related services, as it does not run properly on other graphic cards. They are currently working on a new version, which will be made available in the next few days. Nevertheless CDV wants to share the manual with everybody who already downloaded and commenced the demanding demo mission! Beat the enemy spaceships and finish your mission! Grab the manual here!

‘Go Large’ with the 5.6'' GameCube LCD Screen

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At 5.6 inches, the incredible SPC601 5.6” LCD is the BIGGEST screen of its kind currently available in the UK! Take gaming on the move and use your Nintendo GameCube console anywhere. Simply slot the console into the screen’s mounting, click into place, connect the screen to the console and away you go!

America's Army - Screens

by Thomas on July 5, 2002 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army is the upcoming free first-person shooter and soldier career game by the U.S. Army. Check out some screens.

Cryo Is No More!

by Rainier on July 5, 2002 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French publisher Cryo and its Cryonetworks subsidiary have announced that they are folding, following a failure to negotiate a recapitalisation of the group with its principal creditors.

Babel Launches Europe's First Sound Studio For Games

by Rainier on July 4, 2002 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ambitious outsourcing games specialist Babel has announced the next stage in its expansion by launching a London sound studio aimed specifically at the games industry.

New Breed Screenshots

by Thomas on July 4, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the official Breed site is updated with a bunch of new screens. Breed is an upcoming sci-fi first person shooter game... and judging from the screens they are quite impressive indeed. Check them out!