A Whole New Audience For Video Games Is Emerging

by Rainier on April 8, 2002 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ask someone to describe a typical computer games enthusiast and many will paint a picture of kids in the back of a car playing with a GameBoy or teenage boys in their bedroom on their PlayStation. Few will think of the "twenty- and thirty-somethings" that actually make up the largest game-playing group. (I just think its a natural process of the "first" REAL gaming generation simply getting older .. nothing "new" ed.)

'Lara Croft' Raids Wardrobe For 'UNICEF' - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2002 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Lara Croft outfit, one of the rarest and most desirable items in video game history, is up for sale on eBay.co.uk. Donated by Eidos Interactive, the world exclusive sale runs from 26th April and will last for 10 days. All proceeds from the auction will go to UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund.

Disney’s Lilo & Stitch - Character OverView

by Rainier on April 8, 2002 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lilo & Stitch takes the player into the story of Disney’s major upcoming Summer 2002 feature film release. Players explore locations and situations taken directly from the film, and in some cases, beyond what is actually seen in the movie. The game features a variety of gameplay mechanics, including: running, dodging, jumping, hiding, races against the clock, forced-scroll chase sections, and end-level boss combat.

Management Xperience Required - Features

by Rainier on April 8, 2002 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive and Eidos Interactive are proud to confirm that Championship Manager: Season 01/02 will be making its console debut on Xbox™ in April.

'Spirit : Stallion of the Cimarron' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2002 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the major picture from Dreamworks set to release from June, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron tells the rousing tale of a wild and rambunctious mustang stallion named Spirit and his journey through the untamed American West. After a sudden and violent Thunderstorm hits Homeland scattering the herd, it is up to you to help get them home safely and discover what has happened to Spirit…

Midtown Madness 3 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2002 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we serve up some screens from Microsoft's Midtown Madness 3 for the XBOX ... Looks like we're heading down to Paris to wreck the place .. Fun!

A Few Interesting Previews

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We collected a few preview links today and here they are!

'The Lost Paradise: Outcast II' On Hold

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

I noticed following news on the official site for The Lost Paradise: Outcast II.

Because of new development opportunities the development of Outcast 2 has been momentarily suspended.. "thats all"

Asheron's Call 2 - Movies

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 10:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We just tossed up 2 movies from Microsofts title, Asheron's Call 2. The movies show some combat animations for the Lugian warrior. "Asheron's Call 2 is the sequel to the original Asheron's Call massively multiplayer game. A revolution of the MMORPG genre, Asheron's Call 2 continues the saga set in the unique fantasy world of Dereth."

  • movie 1 here "784 KB"
  • movie 2 here "355 KB"

Quake 3 Fortress - Beta 2.0

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 10:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Quake 3 Fortress Beta version 2.0 is now available for download. This release "140.2 MB" includes new maps, gametypes, player models, skins, special effects, and anti-cheat features. Grab it from FilePlanet or from the Q3F site.

Dragonkind - Trailer

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XBOX IGN tossed up the first Quick Time video of TriLunars recently announced action and exploration of classic platform game, Dragonkind, for XBOX and PS2. The movie is 6.27 MB to grab and you find it here. Our earlier posted Q/A with Trilunar is available here.

New C&C RTS Slated For 2004 Release

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpyDaily today tossed up an interesting article about that the E3's brochure for this year's event has included a conference program titled "Sneak Peek: Inside the Development Process of the Hottest Upcoming Titles". The topic is of a "Command & Conquer RTS slated for 2004 release"!

'Counterstrike Condition Zero' - Interview

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JD from Tiscali Games send us a note about that they talked with Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software about Condition Zero, their upcoming single-player version of the popular Counter-Strike Half-Life multiplayer mod. Topics in 17 questions include improvements and compatibility between Condition Zero and normal Counter-Strike, time needed for completing objectives, visibility of gas mask, hardware requirements, bots, plans for demo and more. Full interview here!

WorthPlaying Bla Bla Bla!!

by Thomas on April 7, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sorry about slow posting this weekend, but it hasn't been so much news to post anyway. I have most of the time been out spending some time with the family and i know that Rainier has been busy checking out some games, for example Army Men RTS, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza and a few others "expect screens and some reviews soon". We also made a cleanup in our forum this weekend. If you have any game cheats, questions, gaming rumors and etc. that you feel you would like to share with us and our readers, just drop over to the forum and toss them up.. Stay tuned for more and happy gaming..

Blizzard Hiring 3D Modeler/Texture Artist

by Thomas on April 6, 2002 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for Modelers/Texture Artists with an eye for color, shading and detail, who are adept at creating texture maps for environments and structures. 3D Artists also assist with the design and creation of objects and characters that populate the World of Warcraft, using programs such as 3D Studio Max, and participate in game design with the rest of the team. An Ideal candidate would be an Illustrator with experience modeling and texturing objects and environments, and has the ability to conceptualize worlds and architectures. Read more here!

Nihilistic Software Is Looking For A Texture Artist

by Thomas on April 6, 2002 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nihilistic Software Inc. is looking for a full time Texture Artist/Modeler to join their team. They are creating a next generation Action/Adventure console game based on an extremely popular property. They are looking to round off their team with an additional artist to help model and texture detailed environments. Read more below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 6, 2002 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpot offers yet another Delta Force: Task Force Dagger Q&A with NovaLogic Producer Wes Eckhart talking about the upcoming standalone expansion in the Delta Force series. An interesting interview on MacGamer with Bill Roper producer for Blizzard talking about his work on "WarCraft III", amongst other things (thanks ZenGamer). Action Vault has a Unreal Tournament 2003 Q&A #1, starting yet a new chapter in their home made format of "one question, many answers". Today the Digital Extremes team is at bat. The Gaming Lounge offers a Q&A with Irrational's Jonathon Chey discussing their just released superhero game "Freedom Force".

Tribes: Fast Attack - Details

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 11:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we announced that Serria was up to no good and mentioned some stuff about a possible Tribes 2 re-release. Homelan picked up the phone and decided to give Sierra a call to find out more dirt on this event .. Go check it out!!

Agassi Tennis Generation - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 11:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher just informed us that Agassi Tennis Generation has a new site including game features and screenshots for Game Boy Advance, PC, and PlayStation2. Agassi Tennis Generation 2002 is a fast paced tennis simulation game based on one of the world’s top seed tennis players, Andre Agassi. Play as Andre Agassi himself, or play against him, as you win your way to the top ranks of tennis stardom. There are also 2 trailers available showing off dear Andre at his best ... a first trailer in avi format (45seconds, 30megs) and the second is a quicktime mov (13mb).

'Starmageddon : Project Earth' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 9:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher lets us know they just released their demo for Starmageddon, a full 3D real-time strategy in space. The gameplay takes the best and proven elements of RTS genre, where both quick thinking and long-term strategies are important. The user interface is intuitive and very easy to get into and use, with some never before seen features (e.g. for the first time in 3D space RTS the player has a complete freedom of the camera movement). Get it at 3DGamers while its hot (a whopping 106 megs)!