LITHTECH Releases New Version Of 'Jupiter System'

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Blues tossed up following announcement.. 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. Full pressrelease here. Six new No One Lives Forever 2 screenshots is also available here!

Sudden Strike 2 - Train Renders

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today CDV send us four renders of trains. And they look like they could handle themselves against a Connex Sprinter. Check them out!

The Sims On Holiday - Screens

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims and their families have been in overdrive with all the bustle of the holidays and the magic of Livin’ It Up, the parties of House Party and the social obligations of Hot Date. They need a break and The Sims On Holiday provides the perfect opportunity to give them a little rest and relaxation on a fun-filled vacation island! Today we recived a bunch of new screens that you can check out below!

Games for the Rest of the World Q&A

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo luminaries Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata participated in a roundtable discussion at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. The subject of the discussion was "Games for the Rest of the World." Mr. Miyamoto and Mr. Iwata were joined by other key industry figures, including Bruno Bonell from Infogrames, Brian Farrell from THQ and Larry Probst from Electronic Arts.

Conquest: Frontier Wars Winners Announced

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today we announce the 10 Conquest: Frontier Wars winners.. Each person got them self a copy of the game and a guide line. Did you win? Find out HERE!

A Hole In One For British Golf

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA SPORTS, now in the 11th year of an exclusive partnership with the PGA TOUR is pleased to announce the involvement of Colin Montgomerie, the first world class UK golfer to feature in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2002 golf simulation for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PC.

RIM: Battle Planets - Features & Screens

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight for galactic domination in RIM - Battle Planets, a cosmic new real-time strategy game from JoWooD Productions due for release in March 2002.

Car Tycoon - Features & Screens

by Thomas on March 6, 2002 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burn off the competition and take off in the fast lane with JoWooD's new PC title Car Tycoon, due for release in March 2002. In this top of the range new business simulation budding entrepreneurs must steer their company to success and compete to become the very best in engineering and design in the highly competitive world of the automobile industry, building and managing an entire manufacturing empire.

Mobile Forces - New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2002 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage's "Mobile Forces" is closing in on its scheduled April release date. The experienced team – previously been key members of Grand Theft Auto 1,2 and 3, Wild Metal Country, Silicon Valley, Strikeforce, F1 Championship 2000 and Lemmings - is going full speed ahead and here are some of the latest screens!

Global Ops Update - Demo Is Coming SOON!

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 10:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mike Arkin, Executive Producer over at Crave Ent. has posted an update on the eagerly awaited Global Ops .. mentioning a demo is IMMINENT (as early as tomorrow) and store date is expected to be March 26th .. Read more for the full story ..

Fila Decathlon (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on March 5, 2002 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

“10 events. 2 fingers. One goal. Are you the world’s greatest pocket athlete?” At one time, you were the best. No one could match your speed and rhythm in the arcade or at home. But now, it’s time to practice the old techniques - To get your fingers to become a blur of speed. You were once master of the track and of the field. Do you still have the magic? Read more below..

SoF2 Skin Contest Reminder

by Thomas on March 5, 2002 @ 8:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jon Zuk just updated his .plan file with a reminder about ravensofts skin contest for SoF2..
The prizes are:

Grand Prize: Skin included in SoF2 multiplayer, a PS2, and a signed copy of SoF2.

First Prize: A Nintendo GameCube and a signed copy of SoF2.

Second Prize: A Gameboy Advance and a signed copy of SoF2.

Details can be found HERE!

Tarzan Untamed (Gamecube) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In order to celebrate the release of the Gamecube on the European market, Ubi Soft send us a ton of new in-game "Tarzan Untamed" screens. One of their 3 titles for the Gamecube upon its initial release last week. I'm sure more are to follow! Njoy

KnightShift Site

by Thomas on March 5, 2002 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Reality Pump Studios today launched the official site for their new title, KnightShift. The game NightShift is a combination of RTS with RPG elements. The game plays in a mystic world with many fantasy elements. The player has the control of wizards, witches, and many other fabulous creatures.

ELSPA Comments On 'Hooligans - Storm Over Europe' - New Screens!

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 7:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer game 'Hooligans', developed by Dutch company Darxabre has launched in the UK today, aimed towards the huge adult market for computer games. Less than 1% of such games are rated as 18 by the ELSPA or BBFC rating systems. Clearly, computer games are not just for kids. There is now a massive market for games, which appeal to adults on the basis of their levels of difficulty and challenge, not because the graphic content is of an adult nature. Personally .. i think the ELSPA and BBFC are a bunch of whinebags .. but hey .. thats just me .. Now lets knock the s**t out of the other team ..

1503 A.D. Part XII: Farewell and Departure

by Thomas on March 5, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1503 A.D. send us a note about that they updated their community section today with Part XII: Farewell and Departure. Here is a snippet from it:

Early in the morning, my entire family accompanies me to the harbor of our home town. "Will you bring back beautiful and wondrous things from strange places for us?" My sisters are still waiting for my reply when I am rendered speechless by the sight of the three ships anchoring in the harbor. Read more here.

Imperium Galactica 3: Genesis - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | 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. Your task is to find this ship, use it to build colonies and to finally gather enough strength to take back Earth.

'No Mans Land' - First Screens!

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westward Ho! In No Man's Land, the player leads the colonization of the American continent between 1600 und 1900. In three campaigns, divided into 30 diversified missions, the player sees the historical development of this era from the viewpoint of six different ethnic groups: Englishmen, settlers, American patriots, Spaniards and forest- and prairie Indians. This game is in an early stage, thus we bring you EARLY screens!

Sudden Strike 2 - Screens

by Thomas on March 5, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in World War II, Sudden Strike is a tactical war game with authentic historical background and compelling gameplay. We have three new screens that you can check out below.

Grandia II (PS2) - Screens, Characters & Monsters

by Rainier on March 5, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Grandia II takes players into a world where the legends of good and evil must once again face each other in a timeless battle. Long ago, Granus gave the Light of Hope upon the people and humans gained great prosperity. However, Valmur, the Evil of Darkness attempted to deprive the Light from the people. Granus valiantly fought to protect the humans and the fight was never-ending. It has been over 10,000 years since the battle of Light and Darkness has taken place, as the ground begins to tremble with the anticipation of the impending battle.