2002-Matrox Graphics Inc. announces the Matrox Parhelia family of graphics accelerators * the first graphics boards based on the revolutionary, new Matrox Parhelia-512 high fidelity GPU. Delivering the highest quality, excellent performance and unique features, the Matrox Parhelia line of graphics boards is the first to offer a multitude of new features, including a full 256-bit DDR memory interface, partial compatibility with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and the most advanced multi-display computing capabilities.
PaGTech, a new independent game development studio, today announced its first title: Scarlet Waves. Scarlet Waves will be a turn-based strategy game in which players will create and customize their pirate fleet to fight against the computer or other players. The game will be released this summer and will be distributed online. "Scarlet Waves will bring some fresh air in the turn-based strategy genre. It is simple to learn, yet hard to master and is great fun to play," said Pierre-Alexandre Garneau, PaGTech's founder.
Have a break from football with the party of the year for the game of the year! Vivendi Universal is to throw the biggest industry party of the year in celebration of the eagerly awaited release of its groundbreaking Warcraft III epic for PC.
Titus Interactive’s stunning Game Cube conversion of Top Gun: Combat Zones, its PlayStation 2 smash, will now take off in September 2002. The game, being developed by flight sim aces Digital Integration, is being held on the runway for a couple of months to allow the team to complete final preparations prior to take-off – ensuring that when it does take to the skies, Game Cube owners will be treated to one of the most explosive combat game on the format.
Blizzards Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, the eagerly awaited sequel to the company's #1-selling series of games, did go gold a few days back. In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth a generation after the end of the Second War between the Orcs and the Humans. Today we bring you 18 new screens to check out. Looking good!
Relive the exciting Jedi adventure Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones movie on your GameBoy Advance. Ten years after the events of the Phantom Menace, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change but so have our familiar heroes. Obi Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker are thrown together again for the first time since the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. New screens below!
With IGI 2: Covert Strike hotly-tipped as a major PC action title for 2002, Codemasters’ online forum for the game is receiving incredible attention from prospective IGI agents. The subject of the all-new multiplayer game mode has kept the forum buzzing. The game’s designers have listened closely to the opinions on the forum and today Codemasters confirm key elements of the game’s multiplayer structure.
The game fiction is based on missions from Operation Enduring Freedom. Take control as 1 of 10 different Special Forces soldiers over 25 intense and varied missions set in Afghanistan. Only the best of the best are selected to become members of the 2/75th RANGER, SEAL Team 6, CIA Spec Ops, the UK SAS 22 Regiment, SFOD-SF Viper Team (Green Berets), Australian SASR, Canadian JTF-2, Marine Force Recon, USAF CSAR (Air Force Pararescue) and of course SFOD-DELTA! Some new screens rolled in today .. Njoy!
Just noticed over at Blues that the official Battlefield 1942 site announces plans for a beta test of Battlefield 1942, EA's hybrid 3D action game that's nearing completion at Digital Illusions. The sparse page specifies a few system requirements, provides an email address for interested players to submit their apparently rather freeform application, and 50 beta testers will be selected from those who enter.
Adrenaline Vault has a short Q&A with Ken Veale of RayLogic talking about their upcoming action-strategy game 'Dark Ore'. Games Domain has Q&A with Vic DeLeon of Digitalo talking about their upcoming Unreal engine powered first person shooter 'Devastation'. Next Level Gaming has a Q&A with Acclaim Studios Creative Director David Dienstbier talking about Acclaim's upcoming title scheduled for PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox 'Turok Evolution'. Computer & Video Games has a Q&A with Epic Games's Jay Wilbur talking about the upcoming multiplayer FPS 'Unreal Tournament 2003' (being developed by Digital Extremes). Gaming Illustrated has a Q&A with Digital Anvil's Erin Roberts talking about their upcoming Xbox sci-fi tatical shooter, 'Brute Force'. GameSpy has a short Q&A with Bethesda Softwork's Todd Howard talking about their recently released RPG 'The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind'. HomeLAN has a Q&A with Artifact Entertainment's Steve Snow and Paul Peterson talking about their upcoming massively multiplayer RPG 'Horizons'. 4gamerz has a short Q&A with Blizzard's Bill Roper talking about their just announced 'gold' RTS title 'Warcraft III'. (thanks Blues news).
Who has never dreamed of stepping into a famous player’s shoes, of playing on the centre court and of having your winning shot applauded by a jubilant crowd? For those who want to try their luck, Next Generation Tennis will give them access to the most prestigious tennis courts in the world. Earlier today we brought you some game info, now we bring you a boat load of screens from the PC, Playstation2 and Gameboy Advance version. Njoy!
Take control and build large imperial cities throughout Chinese history in several dynasties with Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom. Play online with friends to enhance the experience of good, old city building and see who is the better builder. Full of awesome features including producing exotic commodities and learning several philosophies on your quest. Take the helm and fight for sole power of China in Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom. Njoy the screens!
FilePlanet is now mirroring the newly released trailer for Majesco's cartoon-style boxing game for PlayStation 2 and GameCube, Black & Bruised. Grab it HERE.
Got Game Entertainment today announced that upcoming PC action game, Tsunami 2265, will ship August 5, 2002. We scored a few screens and there will be a review coming up real soon. Looks pretty nice to be honest...
3D Realms has just released the first update patch for their recently released 'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project' (developed by Sunstorm Interactive). This v1.01 patch fixes a bunch of little problems, read more for a detailed fix list and links where to get it (thanks blues). The official Manhattan Project site also sports 16 new screenshots and new Wallpaper..
3DO's third-person action/adventure game for Sony loveable home console system should be widely available at most retail outlets beginning today. In shifters players don the role of a shapeshifting hero named Alleron who has been charged by the kingdom of Bylandria to protect his homeland and safeguard an ancient artifact from falling into the hands of an evil tyrant named the Grand Inquisitor Zash Mythra.
The Dragon's Lair 3D Website has launched! The site is the destination for everything Dragon's Lair, including the NEW upcoming game, 'Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair' for PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC and Mac. 'Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair' is targeted to launch this fall, on the heels of the 20th Anniversary of Dragon's Lair in 2003. We scored some new screens of Dirk the Daring and some of the menacing characters, new and old, that Dirk must face to save the beautiful princess Daphne from Singe the Dragon. Watch out for new details about the Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair story and characters in the coming weeks... Njoy!
Activision, Inc. today announced that Raven Software’s first-person action game Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is the #1 best-selling PC game in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. The title topped U.S. PC sell through charts in both revenue and units for the week of May 26 – June 1, 2002 according to NPD Intelect and was the #1 game in the U.K. for the week of June 8, 2002 as reported by Elspa/Chart-Track. In Australia, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix has continued its three-week reign as the #1 PC title, according to Inform.
As we reported on Saturday, ensemblestudios and MS would today announce that 10,000 gamers will be invited to participate in Ensemble's online multiplayer test of Age of Mythology. Well now its soon time! Today they invite people to participate in their online multiplayer test. Between Friday, June 21 and Sunday, June 30, gamers will be able to sign up for a chance to be among the first to experience the wrath of the gods. This alpha version of Age of Mythology will contain two of the nine civilizations that will be available when the game is released this October. Up to four players will be able to compete head-to-head as a follower of either Zeus or Poseidon on one of two multiplayer maps. This limited alpha version of the game will be available to qualified testers in early July. Check out full pressrelease below!
UbiSoft send us some new screenshots for Evolution Worlds, the first traditional RPG for the GameCube. Evolution Worlds combines the stories from the best-selling Dreamcast games, Evolution and Evolution 2, into one continuous, epic RPG! Check out energetic hero Mag Launcher, mysterious heroine Linear Cannon, the protective butler Gre Nade, the flirtatious Pepper Box and the feisty Chain Gun in next generation GameCube style. Evolution Worlds also features new voice parts for more than 100 characters. Evolution Worlds is targeted to launch this fall. Watch out for new screens and character art for Evolution Worlds in the coming weeks... Njoy!
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