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Halo Music: Just the Right Sense of 'Ancient'

by Thomas on Feb. 19, 2002 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox.com tossed up an interview with Marty O'Donnell, audio director for Bungie Studios at Microsoft. They talk about sound and music on all Bungie products. Here is a snip from the interview.

Xbox.com: A little bit of your background: What is your position at Bungie?

Marty O'Donnell: I'm audio director for Bungie Studios at Microsoft, which means I oversee everything that has to do with sound and music on all Bungie products. Luckily, I don't actually have to do it all (that would be horrible) and I've got really talented people that work with me. Jay Weinland is my right-hand man... Full interview HERE!

About Kreed : 'Leaked' Alpha-Technology Demo

by Thomas on Feb. 19, 2002 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian gamedeveloper Burut reports that the recent Kreed: Alpha-technology demo was leaked. Here is the report from Burut:

Today on the Net appeared information that Kreed demo-version was released. We, as the team of developers, want to tell you, that this demo became available for public download only because of the leak. Firstly this Alpha-technology demo was publisher-only. This demo has some bugs with collisions and optimized only for GF3 cards. In FINAL KREED will be much more features and other stuff. You'll see it in public demo, which will be release in the end of summer and will work on every 5th and 6th gen. cards.

Rage Has 'KARMA TWO ZERO'

by Thomas on Feb. 19, 2002 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage chooses Karma physics for use in forthcoming game based on the exploits of best-selling author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab.

Black Jack Pro Announced

by Thomas on Feb. 19, 2002 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

G3 Studios, a developer and publisher of video games for handheld devices, Pocket PC and other platforms, today unveiled its first title, "Black Jack Pro," scheduled for release later this month. It marks the first title in a series of video games specifically designed and developed for handheld devices, such as the Pocket PC platforms and Sharp Zaurus.

Command & Conquer Renegade Demo v1.06 patch

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we tossed up the news about Westwood was working on a patch for Command & Conquer Renegade, and now it´s out! This patch updates the C&C Renegade demo to version 1.06, fixing some networking issues and making it easier for you to tweak your network settings. Grab this 446.7 KB patch from FilePlanet or from our ftp HERE.

Important: If you get a "connection refused" error after installing this patch, it means you're trying to connect to a server that's still running the old version of the demo. Try another.

G1 Jockey (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

G1 Jockey puts players in the role of a rookie jockey in the world of horseracing, competing against rival jockeys and racing for their very own trainers. In the story mode, players can compete over the course of a full year and attempt to become a top jockey, while battling off fierce competition from their rivals. From negotiating with trainers to year-end awards ceremonies, G1 Jockey faithfully recreates not only the racing, but behind the scenes of the sport as well.

'Platinum' Greatest Hits Collection (PS2)

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For only the second time in the history of PlayStation, a new collection of 'Platinum' greatest hits games will debut from 1st March 2002. Check out pressrelease below!

Metal Gear Solid 2 Special Press Event

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced a special press event to herald the imminent release of its Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty title for PlayStation 2.

Superman: The Man of Steel (XBox) - Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Superman! This autumn, Infogrames brings the world’s greatest super hero – Superman – to the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Based on a story derived from the most popular and recognised super hero in the world, Superman: The Man of Steel will challenge players to protect Metropolis from super villains Brainiac 13 and Lex Luthor, and a legion of malevolent robots intent on destroying the city and taking over the world.

Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing (PS2 & XBox) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Taste the PAIN with the face damage in Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing. We got five new screens for you to check out..

Trilunar Update 'The Lava Dragon'

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamedeveloper Trilunar is working on their first "secret" game project and have not yet officially announced it. Anyway, this weekend they tossed up the first glimpse of one of the cool new models they are creating for their first project "The Lava Dragon". Take me there!

C&C: Renegade MP Demo - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today we installed and scored some screens from this recent released multi player 3D action demo, Command & Conquer: Renegade. Check them out below!

Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns Artwork

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 10:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds site is updated with a new concept art gallery for the recent announced "expansion" Clone Campaigns. Expected to release in May on the PC, 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.

Ages of Athiria Update

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 10:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the official Ages of Athiria website has been updated with a new newsletter, new concept images, the first race is revealed "called the High Elves" and a interview with Michael Sigler, talking about the game's artwork. Ages of Athiria is a next generation massively multiplayer persistent online world (MMPOW) game, currently under development by Elysian Productions. Bring me there!

No HomeStation For XBox

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 9:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. denied it is building the "HomeStation'', a rumored living room entertainment hub industry watchers have speculated could combine the software giant's Xbox video game console with digital video, music and Internet functions. HomeStation rumors were sparked last September by a report in PC Format magazine that such a device would cross the Xbox with a PC and boast a bigger hard drive, audio and video technology and a wireless connection.

Game Interviews

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 9:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Planet Medal of Honor today made an interview with former 2015 Level Designer, Jerry "Powzer" Keehan and talks about Medal of Honor, Level Design, his new job, and the future... HomeLAN got an Interview with Jim Purbrick, Designer, and Ted Carron, Producer, to discover their plans for Dragon Empires...

Today Reviews

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 9:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pretty slow news today, but there is some nice reviews to check out.. Serious Sam: Second Encounter is reviewed on GameZone and Homelan, Ascully tossed up a Comanche 4 review, ELiTeD got a review up from Disciples II: Dark Prophecy and a Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza Demo review is available at Roland's Technology.

C&C: Renegade MP Demo Patch

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dan Cermak from Westwood tossed up some news in the official forums for the FPS, C&C: Renegade, regarding the release of the patch that will hopefully solve the lag problems. Here is a snip from his posting;

We worked late into the night to get this corrected and expect to have a new demo and a patch up today. Be assured that the problem is not in the network code or in the game, we simply did not set enough limits in reqards to who could host the game. I apologize for any problems or issues this may have caused.

Warrior Kings Movie

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warrior Kings France got a new 1.6 MB movie of Warrior Kings "a 3D RTS game", showing a minute of in-game footage. Grab this new movie HERE.

New Dominion Shots

by Thomas on Feb. 17, 2002 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pharaoh productions got seven new screens posted from their upcoming PC and XBox multiplayer RPG title, DOMINION, they also added a new History section to the public design overview.