According to SimRacingWorld we can expect a patch for the recently released Colin McRae Rally 3 demo. The patch, currently being tested at Codemasters and will weigh in at about 20mb, will include "all the fixes from the final build including steering, sound, etc.," and a release is expected either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. First we get flooded with game patches, now its the age of demo patches .. lovely!
Although the official BlowOut website still mentions KaosKontrol, word got out that Terminal Reality has taken over development of "BlowOut." No idea what "BlowOut" is all about? Here is an official blurb "You will be leading a platoon of the fifth Marine commandos to cleanse 65,000 metric tons of space hulk of the galaxy's most vicious alien bugs. You probably won't make it, but we're giving you the hardware to do the job. Check this out: A 7.68mm General Electric Minigun, 75lbs. Industrial ChainSaw, 20mm Pump-Action Shotgun, 8-meter FlameThrower, Plasma Rifle, Machine Gun, 8'' NailGun and more."
Noticed on VE3D that Cyber Warrior Inc, today announced the launch of its bold new massively multiplayer RPG, "Rubies of Eventide." With a retail launch aimed for later in the year, currently, "Rubies of Eventide" provides a free, downloadable game client which includes a free 10-day trial of the game. Read more for details ...
C&VG has a little article on some interesting/upcoming Namco games. Perhaps recognising a greater global strategy is now in order, Namco has pledged to focus on overseas markets in the coming months - that means Europe and the US. 18 titles are expected for European release this year, doubling last year's total of nine releases. But what games can we expect from the venerable developer? Hit after cash-seeking hit, by the sounds of things. New games in the Soul Calibur and Ridge Racer series will appear more regularly, with Namco aiming to release new episodes every two years. Specifically pencilled in for 2004 are new games in the Tekken and Ace Combat series, as well as a sequel to Dead To Rights.
“The Witcher” is an Action RPG game for PC platform, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics. Read more for details & screens ...
Vivendi Universal Games announced today the upcoming sci-fi action game Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter has gone gold for the Xbox and the PlayStation2. Both versions are scheduled to ship to retailers on June 19, 2003. Versions of the game for GameCube and PC are scheduled to ship September 2, 2003.
The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action. Read more for some new screens!
P3int let us know that while the latest 1.41 patch for New World Order offered some amazing new features like improved networking, new weapons behavior, freeze and round-time, it did not stop Lead Programmer Jim Malros to start his plan update on 1.42.. This new folowup will tweak the DVA engine even further and is more focused on NWO's multiplayer and animation system. Expect more information about 1.42 in the coming weeks
Buka Entertainment is pleased to inform its Friends and Partners that we have published 100 games both Russian and localized ones! The company was founded in 1994 as a distributor of computer and videogames. Six years ago the company entered the publishing business with its own title "Russian Roulette" and since that time Buka Entertainment has reached notable success in game-making industry. Our games are distributed in 60 countries of the world. Shipping of the title Rayman 3 became a 100 milestone in the history of our company. Buka Entertainment is working on and during fall-winter 2003/04 all the addicts of PC games will see our new line-up, including The Entente: World War I Battlefields, Fair Strike and Battle Mages.
The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish Dark Fall on PC. Terms of this exclusive deal with the UK’s XXV Productions were not disclosed. Dark Fall is a tale of the supernatural, which sends adventurers into a mysterious world where a ghostly presence is ever apparent. Read more for details ...
- Battlestar Galactica Q&A with Vivendi's John Mamais on HomeLAN
- Black9 Q&A with Taldren's Erik Bethke on HomeLAN
- UFO: Aftermath Q&A with Jiri Rydl of Altar Interactive on RPG Player
- The War of the Ring. Q&A (Part 1 of 2) with Liquid Entertainment on RPGVault
- Operation Flashpoint 2: Q&A withBohemia's Marek Spanel on Atwar
Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. The fighting in Galleon is fast, furious and full of hidden depth. Rhama can draw on a wide repertoire of stylish martial arts moves to dispatch enemies with. We'll be discussing this aspect more in the future. Read more to check a new batch of screens.
Alien Flux is a fast and furious arcade game of reflexes and skill, a combination of totally original gameplay, modern pseudo-3D graphics and unique sound effects, Alien Flux has been developed by PUPPY GAMES and will be released on 10 June 2003.
Tennis Critters brings fast-paced tennis action with chipmunks to the PC. Up to four people can play Tennis Critters on a single machine. Players can also use the game's simple lobby interface to find opponents on the internet or over a local area network (LAN). The single-player mode of Tennis Critters features ten progressively more difficult computer-controlled opponents over three distinct difficulty levels, making it an exciting challenge for everyone from casual users to hardcore gamers... 2 screens below!
TRI SYNERGY, a leading North American co-publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software, and CENEGA PUBLISHING a Czech Republic based award-winning interactive entertainment publisher, today announced an exclusive, North American distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Tri Synergy will distribute several of Cenega's highly anticipated upcoming titles into the North American market.
Dreamcatcher has launched the official Painkiller website offering more goodies for People Can Fly's upcoming first-person shooter. The website doesnt sport much "new" information yet, some previously released screens, some game info and the E3 trailer, which we also have mirror'd locally. Check it out!
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
- Breakdown - E3 Trailer
- Tombraider: Angel Of Darkness - Trailer #2
- Uru: Ages Beyond Myst - E3 Trailer
- Psychotoxic - E3 Trailer
- Empires: Dawn of the Modern World - E3 Trailer
- Axle Rage - E3 Trailer
(thanks 3DGamers).Read more for download links ...
Jester Interactive the developers and publishers of the critically acclaimed Music 3000 for Playstation 2 are set to launch a USB sampler and microphone to accompany the game.The sampler will enable user to take advantage of extra features the game has to offer. These include the ability to sample from your own music collection, the unique V2m (voice to music), and of course being able to add your own vocals!
The Italian Job lets gamers recapture the high-octane thrills of the blockbuster movie. Taking on the role of Charlie Croker and his gang members, you are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists ever. Now you and your team of professional thieves must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this, you need to create the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempt your getaway in super-charged new MINI Coopers.
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