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Hercules Introduces GameTheatre XP 6.1

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Hercules and Cyberlink (the makers of PowerDVD) announced a collaboration earlier today to bring you the best possible sound to your home, Hercules now introduces their upgraded GameTheatre XP to support and take full advantage of CyverLink's PowerDVD Pro 6.1! I want one!

Hercules Partners With CyberLink

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CyberLink Corp., software developer of digital video entertainment applications and e-training solutions, and Hercules today jointly announced a strategic partnership to deliver a truly innovative and realistic movie viewing experience to consumers with PowerDVD Pro 6.1, offered as part of Hercules’ Game Theater XP 6.1 sound card system.

'Divine Divinity' Demo Install Fix

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios released the demo for their upcoming RPG "Divine Divinity" a few days ago and over the weekend they seem to have released a little fix addressing a small bug with the installed (worked fine for me). Click read more on where to grab it.

'IL-2 Sturmovik' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft just released a new v1.04B update patch for their WW II flight sim. This 11mb puppy fixes several multiplayer/coop mode bugs. A new 1.05 patch is already announced which will contain new aircraft. Read more to get a detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

Ghost Master Trailer

by Thomas on May 6, 2002 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games got their hands on Ghost Master trailer, an upcoming RTS / resources managment game from Empire Interactive. It includes 2:47 minutes of new in-game footage and character animations and is available to download in high-res (15 MB) or low-res (5 MB) DivX versions here.

'Zanzarah: the Hidden Portal' Demo

by Thomas on May 5, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now there is a 193MB English demo available from Funatics Development's upcoming third-person, modern, fantasy, shooter, adventure game 'Zanzarah: the Hidden Portal'. You can grab this demo from 3D Gamers or Multiplayer. "Explore the realm of the fairies and learn to use your heroine's increasing powers to find the fairies and to conquer them. For these fairies shall enter the arena on your behalf, whenever goblins or other magical creatures block your path".

Star Wars Jedi Starfighter (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 4, 2002 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Starfighter for Xbox presents more than 20 breathtaking one and two-player cooperative story-based missions set amidst a variety of new and beautifully rendered worlds and environments from Attack of the Clones. In addition to the ultra-fast, ultra sleek Jedi starfighter, players can battle in three other original heavily armed and highly maneuverable craft, the Havoc, Zoomer and Freefall. Check out two new screens below!

Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer - Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is the most authentic and exhilarating surfing game ever, featuring Kelly Slater, the most recognized surfing pro of all time. Players experience an all-out adrenaline rush as they drop down huge wave faces, pull into barreling tube rides and pull off hundreds of insane trick combinations and signature pro moves. Read more to download the 1min50sec/7.5mb trailer. Some ingame footage mixed with real life surfing images.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpyDaily talked to Eric Young regarding Freedom Games' upcoming WW2 Strategy game, "GI Combat". RPG Vault has an interview with Burut Project Director and Lead Programmer Sergey Buravtsiv about his work on "GoldenLand". GameZone21 has a Q&A up with Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor, talking about their RPG "Dungeon Siege". HomeLAN chats with Marc Schröder, the main creator behind the popular Half-Life single player mod Poke646 as well as a contributor to the upcoming "Counter-Strike: Condition Zero".

Some Interesting Previews

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EuroGamer had a chance to take a look at Divine Divinity, the upcoming Role Playing Game under development by Belgian developers Larian Studios and to be published by CDV. Gamespy has a preview for The Sum of All Fears based on playing a build of the game. The Sum of All Fears is a tactical shooter being developed by Red Storm, based on a Tom Clancy novel. A movie is also due soon starring Ben Affleck. PC.IGN previewed Westwood's upcoming 3D RTS, Command & Conquer: Generals.

DeltaForce: Land Warrior - New Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has just released the v1.00.34 Update patch for their tactical shooter, Delta Force: Land Warrior. It has been a while since last patch and no specific details are given as to what it updates .. read more for links on where to grab this puppy ...

HoveRace Intro Movie

by Thomas on May 4, 2002 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The intro movie of the upcoming combat racing title HoveRace is now available for download. The movie is 16MB "DivX" to grab and runs for 1.5-minute, displaying HoveRace gameplay in action. The game is scheduled for release in Q3 2002. Read more below for download links.

FireStarter - Screens

by Thomas on May 4, 2002 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we bring you six new screens and three new sketches from GSC's upcoming arcade FPS title, FireStarter. Read more below to check them out!

SOF2 Multiplayer Test - Fixes

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since the SoF II test was release Raven Software has recieved a few hundred emails with suggestions and comments for improvements. The following is a list of what has been fixed, changed, and or updated since the test build was made available. Note, this does not mean Raven are releasing a patch for the test, instead its simply an update to let everyone know what we have been up to.

Take2 Ships Two New Titles At $9.99

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. is pleased to announce that "The Italian Job" and "Big Bass Fishing" have shipped today, May 3rd, 2002. "The Italian Job" is at retail for $9.99 and is published by Rockstar Games. "Big Bass Fishing" is part of the $9.99 "Got Game" line-up and is published by Take-Two Interactive.

'Myst III: Exile' Voted Best Video Game Soundtrack

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Proving to be a major hit amongst critics and consumers alike, the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed Myst saga continues its domination at the top of the game soundtrack business as Game Industry News awarded The Soundtrack of the Year to the top-selling Myst III: Exile, published by Ubi Soft.

Strategy First Appoints New Vice President - Product Development

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that Chuck Kroegel has joined the company as Vice President - Product Development.

'Tsunami 2265' Shoot’em Up Announced & Screens

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Prograph Research today announced a North American publishing agreement for "Tsunami 2265", a futuristic "shoot’em up" PC action game. "We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Tsunami 2265’ to the North American market," said Howard Horowitz, President of Got Game Entertainment, "Prograph has definitely created a truly unique and exciting PC game." Read more below for full announcement and first screens!

Vivendi Announce Expansion Of Three All-New Titles

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knowledge Adventure, a studio of Vivendi Universal Publishing, today announced the expansion of it's popular Fisher Price range with the launch of three all-new titles specifically for boys ages 5 plus, on the PC and the Sony PlayStation One console this Easter, based on Fisher Price's best-selling Rescue Heroes toy line and their best-selling battery powered ride-on vehicle, Power Wheels.

Preinstalled Windows: AARGH! I Can't Get Rid Of It!

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well this is a funny story about Microsoft posted on The Register (thanks Fragzone). Seems like MS ***** again.. Here is a clip:

If a PC shipped with Windows preinstalled, can you remove the OS and install Linux instead? Well, no, according to Microsoft. A somewhat obscure Microsoft site aimed at helping schools deal with donated computers flatly states: "It is a legal requirement that pre-installed operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine." Read full article here!