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Sierra Goes 'Hoyle' Crazy

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has announced, the launch of four new versions of the popular Hoyle games, : Hoyle Casino, Hoyle Card, Hoyle Board and Hoyle Word. Several of these games include versions playable on handheld units using the Palm Operating System.

Weekend Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ActionTrip has a Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter Q&A with Mike Arkin, executive producer on Crave Entertainment's upcoming PC/Xbox science fiction shooter. MGON has an Earth & Beyond Online Q&A talking with producer Eric Wang about Westwood's upcoming science fiction MMORPG (thanks Blues). ActionTrip once again has a Q&A with Lennart Sas of Triumph Studios discussing their upcoming magic-based strategy game sequel, The Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne.ELiTeD.net has posted an interview with ARUSH Entertainment president Jim Perkins talking about Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, the upcoming third-person platform action game by Sunstorm Interactive. GameSpy has posted a small Q&A with Ubi Soft's Scott Herrington talking about their upcoming massively multiplayer RPG Shadowbane, developed by Wolfpack Studios. HomeLAN chats with Bohemia Interactive Studios' Mark Spanel as he talks about Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the upcoming expansion pack to their hit military shooter (thanks HomeLan).

Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns - Screens & Art

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The great conflicts of the Star Wars universe become larger and more dynamic this spring with Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, a collection of new scenario enhancements for last year's acclaimed RTS game from LucasArts. Clone Campaigns is inspired by the large-scale battles in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, as well as the classic and expanded Star Wars universe.

Acclaim Console Release Schedule

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim will launch several new brands during the year, including Vexx, the highly anticipated next-generation title from the Company's internal studio. A clip from the pressrelease:

"We are very excited by our third and fourth quarter releases, including the eagerly anticipated launches of Aggressive Inline and Turok: Evolution, both of which are poised to set benchmarks in their respective genres," concluded Fischbach. "Followed by the launches of Vexx and Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3 during the first quarter of fiscal year 2003, we believe that Acclaim will have a very strong and diverse holiday lineup that will be well represented across all gaming systems." Click read more below for the lineup!

'Anarchy Online' New German Server!

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good news for German online gamers: Funcom and the German gamigo AG are going to open a dimension of Anarchy Online for German gamers. This cooperation is a further step towards improving the accessibility of Anarchy Online in Germany.

Morrowind Preview

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zengamers "Cenk" send us a note about that they previewed the latest build of Bethesda Softwork’s upcoming RPG, Morrowind. Here is a clip from the preview:

"The beauty of Morrowind is that there is so much to discover, so much to see. With over 300 hand crafted dungeons, you can literally wander for days in real time and still have plenty to do. I found perhaps 10 such dungeons in my travels, and came out of one with a golden helmet worth 15000 gold! No merchant that I have found can even afford to pay me for it yet! I found Imperial Legion Fortresses, coastal hamlets, and cities that I had no business being in just by wandering, and man did I love it". Full preview here.

WorthPlaying Wallpapers

by Thomas on April 14, 2002 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What the heck!! Well i was a bit bored today and therefore i made some worthplaying wallpapers in resolution 800x600 and 1024x768. Check out the wallpaper below and grab them in one zip file if you want "i will hunt our gfx dude to make some more awesome wallpapers".

MMORPGs and MONEY! Who could ask for more?

by Thomas on April 14, 2002 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thanks to Jed "Old School" for sending us this article.. The connection between on-line games and legitimate means to earn fame, glory and/or riches (to varying degrees) is well underway. The difference between games of chance and the above examples is the degree of skill involved (and acknowledged) with winning. Will money and MMORPGs combine for a joyous marriage or volatile mix? The following article starts out at some tournament styled title Enroth-Online, then goes on to talk about some other money avenues that are opening up, including one in Asia. Enjoy the read below!

Some PC Previews

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Preview time! Here follows some preview links... Voodooextreme made a preview of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC), Ferrago Games checked out WarCraft III (PC), Avault Previews Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (PC) and WomenGamers got a Magic: the Gathering Online preview posted.

Layoffs At NWC

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a stunning development this evening, Celestial Heavens learned that nearly two thirds of New World Computing's staff was layed off today. In a move that one business resource called a "...the start of a death spiral, if accurate...", most of the Might and Magic team, all but one of the Heroes 4 lead designers, and key members of the management team could "either move to San Francisco to work on 3DO titles, with no moving expenses paid, and a maximum allowed time for the move of 2 weeks (which must come out of accrued vacation time), or they could accept a month's severance pay." Full story over at StrategyPlanet.

Unreal Tournament 2003 Media

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GIGA Games tossed up five DivX movies "135MB" from Unreal Tournament 2003 this morning showing some studio footage with Mark Rein answering questions about Digital Extremes' multiplayer shooter. (Thanks Blues). Mirrors over at BonusWeb.

Some PC Reviews

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here follow some reviews to check out.. GameSpot tossed up a review from Might & Magic IX (PC), GameAxis checked out Dungeon Siege (PC), Avault tossed up one from Warlords Battlecry II (PC), Freedom Force (PC) is available to check out over at GameZone, EuroGamer got an review up from Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (PC) and WomenGamers tossed up an review from The Sims: Hot Date (PC).

Neocron Site Update

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voodoo let us know that there is an important poll running right now in the Neocron forums. Help Reakktor to choose the cover for the massively multiplayer online RPG Neocron! Would you rather want to see the game in an orange or a green box? Click here to head over to the official site and vote. Want to check out the covers before you head over there? Then click read more below!

Behind the Scenes with GPG - Video Interview

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get "behind the scenes" with Gas Powered Games as they discuss what it was like to create the masterpiece that is Dungeon Siege. Included in the Windows Media Video are brief interviews with Level Designer Sarah Boulian, Producer Jake McMahon, and Chris Taylor. In addition, there is plenty of great gamplay footage mingled in between the interviews. The movie runs for 3.4 min and you can grab this 19MB video interview from MS here.

Asheron's Call 2 Update

by Thomas on April 13, 2002 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Asheron's Call 2 Insider site on Zone.com has been updated with a huge amount of new videos, screenshots, articles and more. Be sure to get your daily fill of Asheron's Call 2 news today.

'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".