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'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!

YooMedia Signs Excusive Licence With Tetris

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

YooMedia plc, the interactive community entertainment company, today enters into an exclusive licensing agreement with The Tetris Company LLC for the rights to develop and market Tetris to NTL and Telewest digital TV subscribers. The three-year deal will see the company launch new Tetris products in the summer.

'Shadow of Memories' Unveiled - Screens

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe (KOE) has lifted the lid on the latest of its enviable roster of development studios, with news that September will mark the release of the first games to emerge from its newly established European research and development team (KOE R&D).

Cultures 2 - Features

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cultures 2 is due for an April 26th (which means SOON) release. Jowood just let us know some of the games features in case you simply didnt know or are living in some cave. We'll bring you more on Cultures 2 as it comes in.

Largo Winch - Trailer

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by scriptwriter Jean Van Hamme and artist Philippe Francq, Largo Winch is one of the greatest comic book success stories in recent years: since 1990, when the first book was released on the market, 2.3 million copies have been sold. In 1998, the book Voir Venise was the best-selling comic book in France, and the fourth-best seller overall in French bookstores. In addition, a series of 26 television episodes adapted from the world of Largo Winch is currently airing all over the world. UbiSoft is bringing Largo Winch to PC, Xbox, PSOne and PS2. Read more for a link to the trailer!

20,000 Battle.net Accounts Banned

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle.net team let us know that over 20,000 Battle.net accounts have been banned. All of these accounts were associated with 8,500 accounts using the "Chest Hack" that appeared in the user community over the past week. In addition to this hack's effects on the player economy, its use directly affected the stability of Diablo II realms, causing a number of dramatic performance issues. This is in keeping with their commitment to provide the highest possible level of quality for their legitimate users.

Blizzard Jobs Available and Forum Updated

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard North is looking for a Technical Artist and a 3D Character Animator. They also today updated the Battle.net Status Forum.

Mindscape Launch 15 New Cryo CD-Roms

by Thomas on April 12, 2002 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape, one of the UK's leading software publishers, is pleased to announce that an exclusive agreement has been signed with Cryo to distribute their complete catalogue of 2002 PC and Macintosh titles in the UK. Established in 1992 and listed on the 'New Market' of the Paris Stock Exchange, Cryo is one of the leading software developers in Europe.

'Imperium Galactica 3 : Genesis' - Screens

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

Imperium Galactica 3: Genesis is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperation. The discovery of foreign technology leads to expeditions into space. When you return to Earth you find it occupied by Aliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. The beginning of your task is to find this ship. Check out some new Imperium Galactica 3 : Genesis: IG3 Spacecrafts screens below!