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The Reckoning Is Coming - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Mayhem, a division of Interplay Entertainment Corp., announced that the highly anticipated upcoming action game Hunter: The Reckoning is scheduled to ship on June 2002 for the Xbox. Hunter: The Reckoning is a fast and furious action game based on the characters and fiction found in the popular role-playing game Hunter: The Reckoning and the immersive World of Darkness created by White Wolf Publishing, Inc. It will be distributed by Virgin Int. in Europe.

Octagon Entertainment Represents Walker Boys Studio

by Rainier on March 25, 2002 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Octagon Entertainment has signed a representation agreement with Walker Boys Studio and is seeking a worldwide publishing deal for its debut title, Civil War: War Between the States. Brothers Eric and Chad Walker, who once served as conceptual artists and designers at Ensemble Studios, formed the development team in 1999 with the goal of creating computer games that raise game industry expectations.

'Wildlife Park' and 'Call of Cthulhu' - Trailers

by Thomas on March 25, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fishtank Interactive have released new trailers from their upcoming games Wildlife Park (2 MB / 4 MB, 00:42 min) and Call of Cthulhu (2 MB / 5 MB, 1:24 min), which are available to download in two resolutions (320x240 / 640x480) from Tiscali Games in DivX version.

'Delta Force: Task Force Dagger' - Mission Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic, Ltd. released more details on the forthcoming stand-alone Mission Pack for the successful Delta Force Land Warrior, part of the Delta Force franchise that has sold over 3 million units worldwide.

Article On EULAs And Games

by Rainier on March 25, 2002 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Frictionless Insight has posted an article on End-User License Agreements (EULAs) and games. EULAs are attached to all games, and often misunderstood in forum board postings. This article discusses, in plain English, whether these EULAs can be binding at all, and why. The article also covers to a lesser extent whether specific terms can actually be enforced by the company.

Rockstar Games Announces “Grand Theft Auto 3” For The PC

by Rainier on March 25, 2002 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.’s high-end video game publishing division, confirmed that its best-selling tour de force “Grand Theft Auto 3” will be available for the PC platform in May 2002.

DMA Design, Officially Become Rockstar Studios

by Thomas on March 25, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced the official name change of DMA Design, developers of best-selling tour de force "Grand Theft Auto 3" to Rockstar Studios. DMA Design was acquired by Rockstar Games' parent company, Take-Two Interactive, and has been part of the Rockstar Games family since September 1999.

'New World Order' - Official Site

by Thomas on March 25, 2002 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Termite Games tossed up the official site for their upcoming action title New World Order. The site features FAQ, screenshots of the game in action and more. New World Order is a team-based multiplayer game which features environments that could easily be taken right out of a film. It's fast paced team-action simulator with gritty attitude.

'Unreal Tournament 2ºº³' - Unofficial FAQ

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is some FAQ posted today about Unreal Tournament 2ºº³ on cleaned beyondunreal. They have collected all known information about this upcoming game by Digital Extremes, in cooperation with and under license / supervision of Epic Games, the makers of U1.

'Carnivores: Cityscape' Is Gold

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gone Gold reports that the newest entry in the Carnivores series has gone gold and should be in stores soon! This fast-paced game will have you on the edge of your seat as you fight for your life across the backdrop of a futuristic city.

Black & White 3 ?

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On the Game Developers Conference, GameSpy managed to get an interview with Peter Molyneux, where he amongst other things admits to having plans for Black & White 3. Here is a spot from the interview:

Early development of Black & White 3 will begin in a few months with a small team devoted to developing a new engine for the game. The storytelling will allow more branching instead of a straight linear variety. There will be different resolutions to problems, bringing a slight RPG aspect to the game. "I'm incorporating what we are learning from Project Ego to enhance the game experience," Molyneux said. Full interview here!

Freelancer Candy

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lancer News and Lancers Reactor tossed up some new high resolution screenshots of the epic space sim, Freelancer, that is in the works at Digital Anvil.

Italian Police Are Trying To Ban The Game 'Mafia'

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prague Business Journal has posted a interesting article about Italian police are trying to ban the game Mafia. Here follows a spot from the article:

President of the national anti-mafia police section Roberto Centaro told the national newspaper Il Giornale: "I'll do anything I can to ban the sale of the game in Italy. This is a proper instruction book for wannabe Mafiosi." Former interior minister Carlo Taormina said: "When it comes to Mafia, one simply cannot take it as a game. There's really nothing to joke about here." Full article here!

MechAssault (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

“MechAssault,” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features. My drunk ass forgot to post these screens yesterday, taken from the movie trailer. The call of the beer was too strong ... couldnt ... re.. sist!

No On Lives Forever 2 - Litech Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LithTech™, Inc., a leading developer of licensable game technologies and tools, announced today the release of an updated version of its advanced Jupiter system, the foundation for the highly anticipated sequel to No One Lives Forever. Jupiter now delivers an even broader range of features including a new polygrid system that supports dynamic lighting, Fresnel reflections and dynamic surface animations as well as the addition of cubic environment mapping. Other new features include an improved command editor to more easily create cinematic events and more robust support for dynamic texture effects.

Beam Breakers - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday the official 'German' demo became available, go get it if you havent yet. A futuristic racing game in the style of the 'Fifth Element'. I am not much of a racing freak but the game looks pretty nice.. lots of action, power ups, cops chasing you, several cars to choose from (the demo only has 2 but more will be in the full game). There are 2 maps in the demo, one where u steal a car and one where u race against a few NPC's .. check the screens!

'New World Order' Public Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We already mentioned it earlier, here is the official press release. Project Three today announced that starting Tuesday March 26th 12.00 CET the highly anticipated Public Multiplayer Beta of the next-gen tactical first person shooter New World Order will be downloadable for public use at the following location. The playable demo will also be mirrored by several other websites, to allow people to pick their optimal download location.

'Morrowind' - Movie

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the official Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind site offers a new trailer from this upcoming 3D RPG. The movie sports two minutes of game-footage and some ingame action.

New 'Blitzkrieg' Candy

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Russian site Xaos let us know that they tossed up four new screens from this upcoming WWII RTS, Blitzkrieg. Here they are.

'EverQuest: The Planes Of Power' Site

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online just tossed up the official site for their upcoming MMORPG expansion, EverQuest: The Planes Of Power. You can find FAQ's, screens, features and much more on this new "flash" site. Check it out.