Divine Monsters! - Screens

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As you might well have expected it, Divine Divinity will feature a world full of monsters - big monsters, small monsters, happy monsters, sad monsters… more than hundred different types of monsters will be waiting to scare… or rather kill, the gamer. But bear one thing in mind: a monster is just as dangerous as it is intelligent. One example: some monsters are clever enough to only attack the gamer in groups. So the more intelligent they are, the harder it gets to get rid of them. New screens HERE!

Animation Control In Neocron

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Recently, the inhabitants of the futuristic metropolis Neocron have learned to use the body and sign language! As soon as a gamer has entered a chat-text, the program checks it for special keywords. If such a headword crops up, the Avatar of the game makes a corresponding movement. Whenever the word "Hello!" appears, the Avatar kindly waves his hand, in case of a "Yes" he nods quite approvingly and every "No" is accompanied by the shaking of his head. No, don't panic. A lot of triggers such as "vo" and "vup" as well as "yes" and "yeah" affect the same animation. In case of words such as "bullshit" or "no way" the Avatar may even give someone the finger, and for enthusiastic expressions such as "wow" and "top stuff" he may even move his hips. (It's Rock 'n Roll Babe !!!). Yeah Yeah! More about it!

Activision's 'Medieval: Total War' - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is taking gamers back to the dark ages with the announcement that the company will be publishing Creative Assembly's Medieval: Total War for the PC, due soon. As the sequel to the highly acclaimed Shogun: Total War, the game challenges players to reshape the history of the Middle Ages through a combination of epic real-time 3D battles and turn based empire building. Check the 15 new screens we just got in ...

This Is Football 2002 - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is hard at work on the forthcoming release of the game that promises to deliver the most realistic and enjoyable footballing experience on PlayStation 2, This Is Football 2002. Licensed by FIFPro, the official world-wide organisation representing professional footballers, the game features real player names and skills. Players will now be able to take full control of their football heroes. Check the screens!

'Blitzkrieg' - Mission & Unit Descriptions

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attention Soldiers! Suit up and dig in to the first mission and unit descriptions for Blitzkrieg. Nival been raiding the archives to bring you the most realistic WWII RTS yet. Now they added the first descriptions of Missions and Units that will be appearing in the game. Your briefing can be found here.

'Splinter Cell' PC/XB Announced - Facts & First Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, unveiled today the latest creation inspired by the works of world renowned novelist Tom Clancy. Splinter Cell is a third person stealth action game, featuring cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations and is set in the realistic, highly detailed geopolitical universe as portrayed in the works by Tom Clancy. In the fall of 2002, Ubi Soft will debut this lone stealth action game worldwide on the Xbox and PC, with further new generation platforms following in 2003. Update: More screens is added!

Random Boxshot Mix - Screens

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We collected a few boxshots from following games: Atrox (All), V-Rally 3 (PS2), Downforce (GBA), Mosquito Squadron (PC) and Droopy's Tennis Open (GBA). Check them out below!

XBOX Reduces Price In Europe!! Yiha!

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the European price of its Xbox video game system will be reduced to an estimated street price of €299/£199, effective from 26th April 2002.

Recent Action By Blizzard To Combat Piracy

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment confirmed today that it and its parent company Vivendi Universal Games have filed a lawsuit against members of the BNETD project as well as Internet Gateway, Inc., a St. Louis-based Internet service provider. The lawsuit centers on the creation, hosting and distribution of BNETD, a software program that incorporates Blizzard's copyrighted materials without authorization and enables pirated copies of Blizzard games to be played online. Head over to Battle.net for full story!

Civ3 Patch v1.21f On Friday

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firaxis will be releasing a Civ 3 Patch " v1.21f " this Friday, and you can read the ReadMe for the Patch if you hit the read more link below. "The Civ 3 Patch contains some interesting changes".

Age of Wonders II Beta Demo

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games have posted 2 local mirrors (middle Europe) of Age of Wonders II beta demo (100 MB), which was released earlier today on FilePlanet.

'Disciples II: Dark Prophecy' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First just informed us that they released a new patch for Disciples II: Dark Prophecy. This new upgrade brings your game version to v1.3. It has some minor fixes over the last version 1.2a. Read more for a detailed list and links on where to grab the patches (it comes in 2 versions, full and lite)

Strike Fighters: Project 1 - First Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that Strategy First and Third Wire Productions signed a worldwide publishing agreement for their highly anticipated flight simulation game, Strike Fighters: Project 1, scheduled for release later this summer. And here we are already with the first 20 or so screens showing off a boat load of the Fighters that will be in the game...

Russian Publisher '1C' to Flex Its Muscle At E3 2002

by Rainier on April 17, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian publishing powerhouse 1C Company, today announces its slate of PC titles that will appear at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. 1C will showcase its diverse line-up, which includes role-playing, strategy and racing at the company’s booth located at 6235 Kentia Hall.

New FPS 'Eden Eclipse' Announced

by Rainier on April 17, 2002 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renegade Gods is currently hard at work producing its first title: Eden Eclipse, a 3D science-fiction game with RPG influence that utilizes some of today’s most advanced 3D technology. Featuring stunning visuals, a deep story and compelling characters, beautifully composed score and electronic soundtrack - Eden Eclipse is sure to be one hell of a game!

C&C Renegade New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2002 @ 11:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood just released the new patches for Command & Conquer Renegade, upgrading the English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean version of their recently released 3D action game to v1.030. They add several airborne units, two new maps (specifically made for the new additions), and several other tweak and changes. Read more for detailed list and links where to grab these puppies (they are 17mb each).

Soldier Of Fortune 2: Double Helix - Movie

by Thomas on April 17, 2002 @ 10:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games has a new 3MB DivX movie available for download from Raven Software's, Soldier Of Fortune 2: Double Helix, which shows all weapons and their secondary firing mod. You find the movie HERE!

New World War II Flight Combat Game

by Thomas on April 17, 2002 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC today announced the resumption of its relationship with Lawrence Holland and his company Totally Games to develop a World War II flight combat game for next generation consoles and PC. Previous associations between LucasArts and Totally Games produced the critically acclaimed and best selling X-wing and TIE fighter series of Star Wars games, as well as Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain. The latter two games will serve as inspiration for the upcoming World War II flight combat title.

Octagon Is Hiring!

by Thomas on April 17, 2002 @ 9:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Octagon Entertainment, the largest agency in the computer and video game industry, helps developers finance, license and publish their games. Founded in 1993, Octagon works with the leading game developers and publishers to get the best deals for their titles. As the largest agency in the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry, Octagon is looking for an Account Executive to help secure new clients and license existing clients' projects worldwide.

New Red Storm Game 'The Sum of All Fears' ?

by Thomas on April 17, 2002 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today theplatoon.com tossed up an interesting article about that later this month Red Storm will be releasing a new game called The Sum of All Fears "no one even heard of this game until this morning", based on the Tom Clancy book by the same name. There is also a movie scheduled for release on May 31. Here is a clip from the game site at Red Storm "that seems to be closed - replaced with an old title":

"Lead a team of domestic counter-terrorism experts through 11 dangerous missions that span the globe. Formed from the elite of the F.B.I.’s HRT, you have been tapped to perform covert ops in the most dangerous circumstances imaginable. As the commander of this team, you’ll lead your unit into the heat of battle, performing missions ranging from eliminating terrorists to planting bugs, and destroying illegal weapons caches to rescuing hostages. You’ll give them orders in the field and take the point in leading them into combat.".. Head over to theplatoon.com for full article and check out the screen they did take from Red Storm's site before they closed it!