'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Video

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 8:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles will feature 20 single and 10 multiplayer missions spanning the Finnish and Hungarian theatres of conflict. Amongst the host of features will be improved flight dynamics, a full AI redesign, new ground and sea objects and over 40 new flyable and AI-controlled aircraft, including flyable, multi-crewed German and Russian bombers. Today we serve up a new 4 min trailer showing off in-game action with comments from flight sim expert Ian Boys and 1C:Maddox Games lead developer Oleg Maddox, taped at the European Computer Flight Simulation Show in Birmingham, UK

'Highland Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Highland Warriors is the epic story of bloody feuds, Scottish patriotism and English Invaders begins with the original founding of Scotland around 850 AD and peaks with the fight for independence during the 13th / 14th century. Play as one of three Scottish clans or risk your life for the British Crown in 35 historically founded missions. Highland Warriors also supports up to eight players through the Internet or LAN. Today we have some more info and screens covering the "Cameron Clan". Njoy!

'Battlebots: Beyond The Battlebox' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Destructive combat wreaks havoc on Game Boy Advance as Majesco has shipped BattleBots: Beyond The BattleBox. Based on the popular and highly acclaimed "BattleBots" TV show, the game will be available at retail stores nationwide.

'Battlefield 1942' - Dedicated Linux Server

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 7:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Icculus and Electronic Arts have released the first beta dedicated Linux server for Battlefield 1942, allowing Penguin-powered PCs to host multiplayer games of Digital Illusions' vehicular first-person shooter. This beta release will expire in about 30 days but a new release should become available prior to that, and bug reports are solicited. Read more for details, install guide and links where to grab the goods...

'Pro Race Driver' (PS2) Zooms Onto Store Shelves

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced its revolutionary PlayStation2 racing title, Pro Race Driver, shipped to stores. Pro Race Driver redefines the racing genre with the inclusion of an innovative narrative character-based storyline and the realism of more than 40 detailed cars and 38 licensed tracks in Pro Race Driver. The game is available on store shelves for an SRP of $39.99.

'Crushed Baseball 2004' (GBA/PS2/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With its unique comic-book inspired art style, Crushed Baseball 2004 will offer fast-paced arcade gameplay that will appeal to both sports and non-sports gaming fans. With its over-the-top style, players will be able to power-up characters and give them superhuman abilities and special powers called “Mojo” abilities. For example, a pitcher might throw a pitch that acts as a buzz-saw and slices through the hitter’s bat; a batter may hit a ground ball that lodges itself in the field so it can’t be picked up, and a fielder might use their gravity glove ability to suction the ball into their glove to record an out.

'IGI 2 : Covert Strike' - Update

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters just send us the latest "IGI2: Covert Strike" status update. This time they let us know that there is a new music track from the full game available for download and we also received a selection of questions that the public have sent in over the last few weeks to Codemasters founder and Creative Director, Richard Darling. Read more for music download link and the Q&A..

'Street Legal Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new patch for Street Legal has been released, bringing the budget-priced racing simulation by Hungarian developers Invictus to version 1.2. This massive patch makes numerous changes, including new and improved cars, increased frame rate and better graphics, enhanced physics system, improved controls, gameplay tweaks and bug fixes, and more (thanks 3DGamers).

Want To Work In The Games Business?

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For many gamers, the chance to work in the games business and shape the way future titles are created is a real career goal. Now Codemasters has launched a series of career guides, available online for those seeking advice on the background, education and skills needed to get a job in the business. Aimed at helping people to take their first step towards a career in the video games industry, the guides are an ideal reference point for people still at school or college level and who are deciding which courses to take.

'Sim City 4' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Right from the start, players will experience new God-like powers of creation as they lay the groundwork for their cities by molding mountains, carving valleys, seeding forests and laying rivers. With these new landscape creation features, players can now construct the most realistic metropolis imaginable.. Check out some new shots!

Project Entropia Goes Gold!

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Swedish interactive entertainment developer MindArk today announced the virtual universe Project Entropia is going gold on January 30th 2003. Project Entropia is Sweden's largest software project ever, and has been in development since 1997.

'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' - Strategy Guide

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The CMBB Strategy Guide for 'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' has been released today! The 300+ page CMBB Strategy Guide by acclaimed author Mark H. Walker covers… "everything from reconnaissance to reverse slope defense, flank attacks to foolish moves. If the vast array of tactics inherent to Combat Mission are twisting your brain into knots, this is the book to straighten you out." Moreover, the majority of units in the game are listed in charts with all the relevant data and statistics, providing a great printed guide what to purchase for your next QuickBattle. The Strategy Guide is available immediately for $15 (plus S&H) directly online from battlefront.com.

'Evil Dead: A FistFull of Boomstick' (PS2) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed with the full support of creators Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Check out 45 new screens below and the features!

'SW: Knights of the Old Republic' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights of the Old Republic, will debut on the Xbox video game system this fall and release on PC early 2003. Developed by BioWare Corp., the dramatic game features an original story set some 4,000 years prior to the timeframe of the Star Wars films in an era dominated by an epic conflict between the Jedi and the evil Sith. 11 new screenshots, for both formats..

'The Sims Online' - Delayed?

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wired.com reports that the most hotly anticipated, breathlessly hyped game of the year may not make it into gamers' stockings. The virtual suburban world of The Sims Online was supposed to be in stores in November, according to published reports. But the game's creator, Will Wright, said last week the release was pushed back to Dec. 18, as programmers tried to work out the kinks in the game's economic system. And, he added, the game might not ship until after yuletide.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ace of Angels' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying Rock Enterprises have updated the official Ace of Angels website with a beta report detailing a their latest beta stress test that took place over the weekend. They talk about what components seemed to work well, which components are still a bit buggy and how the overall game is shaping up. Flying Rock also send us some new screens for their dynamic Massively Multiplayer Space Combat Game.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war . A new updated demo is now available (version D), read more for links and details (thanks 3DGamers).

'Enclave' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Enclave, the action-oriented role player can choose from 12 different character classes and enjoy long-term fascination in more than 24 detailed levels. A medieval fantasy ambience featuring impressive landscapes, castles, lava caves and city backdrops are bound to enchant the gamers. Ogres, gnomes, and druids tackle their enemies with numerous weapons and pieces of equipment such as swords, battle axes, and catapults. In terms of graphics Enclave features great texture variety, amazing polygon rates, seamless image formation, and, above all, breathtaking special FX. As a very special feature the players can access every part of the visible architecture. The dynamic soundtrack which adapts itself to the game, professional voice-overs and surround FX add to the already intense atmosphere. Read more for l8inks where to grab in the ingame action trailer!

'Team Factor' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. 7FX has just released another patch for their team-based first-person shooter, Team Factor, bringing the European retail game to v1.25. No details available at this point, read more for links where to grab the goods ...