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MMORPGs and MONEY! Who could ask for more?

by Thomas on April 14, 2002 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thanks to Jed "Old School" for sending us this article.. The connection between on-line games and legitimate means to earn fame, glory and/or riches (to varying degrees) is well underway. The difference between games of chance and the above examples is the degree of skill involved (and acknowledged) with winning. Will money and MMORPGs combine for a joyous marriage or volatile mix? The following article starts out at some tournament styled title Enroth-Online, then goes on to talk about some other money avenues that are opening up, including one in Asia. Enjoy the read below!

Some PC Previews

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Preview time! Here follows some preview links... Voodooextreme made a preview of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC), Ferrago Games checked out WarCraft III (PC), Avault Previews Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (PC) and WomenGamers got a Magic: the Gathering Online preview posted.

Layoffs At NWC

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a stunning development this evening, Celestial Heavens learned that nearly two thirds of New World Computing's staff was layed off today. In a move that one business resource called a "...the start of a death spiral, if accurate...", most of the Might and Magic team, all but one of the Heroes 4 lead designers, and key members of the management team could "either move to San Francisco to work on 3DO titles, with no moving expenses paid, and a maximum allowed time for the move of 2 weeks (which must come out of accrued vacation time), or they could accept a month's severance pay." Full story over at StrategyPlanet.

Unreal Tournament 2003 Media

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GIGA Games tossed up five DivX movies "135MB" from Unreal Tournament 2003 this morning showing some studio footage with Mark Rein answering questions about Digital Extremes' multiplayer shooter. (Thanks Blues). Mirrors over at BonusWeb.

Some PC Reviews

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here follow some reviews to check out.. GameSpot tossed up a review from Might & Magic IX (PC), GameAxis checked out Dungeon Siege (PC), Avault tossed up one from Warlords Battlecry II (PC), Freedom Force (PC) is available to check out over at GameZone, EuroGamer got an review up from Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (PC) and WomenGamers tossed up an review from The Sims: Hot Date (PC).

Neocron Site Update

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voodoo let us know that there is an important poll running right now in the Neocron forums. Help Reakktor to choose the cover for the massively multiplayer online RPG Neocron! Would you rather want to see the game in an orange or a green box? Click here to head over to the official site and vote. Want to check out the covers before you head over there? Then click read more below!

Behind the Scenes with GPG - Video Interview

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get "behind the scenes" with Gas Powered Games as they discuss what it was like to create the masterpiece that is Dungeon Siege. Included in the Windows Media Video are brief interviews with Level Designer Sarah Boulian, Producer Jake McMahon, and Chris Taylor. In addition, there is plenty of great gamplay footage mingled in between the interviews. The movie runs for 3.4 min and you can grab this 19MB video interview from MS here.

Asheron's Call 2 Update

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Asheron's Call 2 Insider site on has been updated with a huge amount of new videos, screenshots, articles and more. Be sure to get your daily fill of Asheron's Call 2 news today.

'Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix' - Multiplayer Test

by Rainier on April 13, 2002 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and Raven Software are giving gamers a chance to test their grit with the announcement of the Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix multiplayer compatibility test. The test, which will initially be available exclusively from GameSpy's FilePlanet on April 18, 2002, gives gamers a chance to compete in one map across four different game modes including deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration.

Blood Omen 2 - Update Patch v1.02 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has just announced that they released a new 'Blood Omen 2' patch updating their vampire action adventure game to v1.02. This upgrade only improves the game's stability in addition to all the fixes from the previous patch. The patch weighs in about 2.9mb and a warning about save games not being compatible is given. Get it off the worthplaying server here, or grab it off the eidos server here. (thanks blues)

Universal Studios Theme Park (GC) - Screens

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wake up kid, the entire Universal Studios Theme Park is yours to explore for the day... Kemco just send us 15 new if slightly fuzzy screenshots from Universal Studios Theme Park for GameCube. Check them out below!

Ghost Recon : Desert Siege - Multiplayer Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a new update patch for Ghost Recon : Desert Siege. This Update Patch 3 is ONLY for Desert Siege and fixes some multiplayer issues. The patch is compatible with ALL Desert Siege localized versions (aka all languages). Its a mere 1.4 mb big ... so grab it while its hot! Read more for detailed fix list and links where to get it

'SOF Gold' & 'Elite Force' - Packshots

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We got a packshot of Codemasters' PAL edition of "Soldier of Fortune - Gold" and a packshot for Codemasters' PAL editon of "Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force".

'Metal Gear Solid 2' Grabs 2 Elspa's

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid 2, published by Konami has proved to be one of the UK's fastest selling computer game titles of all time. It reached the Silver ELSPA Award level (for sales of over 100,000 units) within the same week the title was released. Just two weeks later, it achieved the Gold ELSPA Award Level for reaching sales of 200,000 units.

'Train Sim American Classics' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Classics - Train Sim Pack is a an expansion for Microsoft's Train Simulator - the defacto sim amongst PC-owning railroad hobbyists. It brings alive America's most loved steam and diesel locomotives of the 1930's and 50's from New York's Central railroad together with 14 exciting new activities and totally authentic period rolling stock.

'Atrox' Set For UK Launch - Game Overview

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2334 AD, a descendent of Albert Einstein attempted to separate the good and evil present in humans into two different types of cells - the Black and White angels. The Black angels gave rise to special human cyborgs called CREATESE, while the White angels gave rise to the INTELION. Now the CREATESE, INTELION and the last Humans (HOMINIAN) on earth have to fight it out for their own land in the Real Time Strategy Simulation Game, ATROX.

JoWood Announces 'Michael Schumacher Kart'

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the signing of Michael Schumacher Racing World Kart 2002, an innovative racing game that successfully captures the excitement and speed behind the sport. Endorsed by one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, the game is scheduled for release in June 2002, only on PC.

Buka Announces Its E3 Lineup

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, a leading entertainment software publisher in Russia, today announced that its lineup of PC titles to be exhibited at E3 in Los Angeles.

Darkfall - Development Status Update

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Darkfall site has today been updated with Darkfall development status. Darkfall is a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG (MMORPG), and is 100% inhouse developed, using Razorwax unique 3D/client, server and tools technology. Here is a snip from the update:

At the start of Pre-Alpha we had some serious crash bugs, but 99% of all those bugs have been found and fixed. The game has now been up and running for about 3 months without any server crashes, and we have had about 20 testers helping us out (thanks a lot guys!).

'Hoverace' - New Screens

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HoveRace is futuristic arcade races on battle hovercraft. A fusion of speeds exceeding 500 km/h and intensive action integrating various weapons, equipment and bonuses mould pacey and gripping gameplay of HoveRace. Today Russobit-M send us three great screens from the newest levels in this upcoming title, Hoverace. Check them out below. Njoy!