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.

DIGGLES Demo - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 16, 2002 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We grabbed the 114 MB demo of DIGGLES: The Myth of Fenris today and snapped some shots.. DIGGLES is a new and exciting 3D strategy game that features dwarflike characters of the same name, immerses players into a magical underground world full of adventure, danger and mystery. Check out our screens below!

Randy Pitchford Gearbox .Plan Update

by Thomas on Feb. 16, 2002 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software just updated his .plan file. Here is a snip:

Gearbox Software is celebrating it's third anniversary.

I'm very proud of what we've accomplished thus far and am extremely excited about where we are going. In it's life span, Gearbox Software has shipped three complete titles and shelved twice as many SKU's. We seem to have made a few good decisions as we've sold a lot of units, won some awards and seem to have made many of our customers happy... Push read more below to check out full story!

Super Mario Advance 2 (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 16, 2002 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We got three slightly fuzzy grabs from each world from Nintendos GBA title, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, to coincide with the US release.

Soldier of Fortune II Movie

by Thomas on Feb. 16, 2002 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

I just noticed over at Blues that there is a new movie trailer of Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix posted on This new movie is 17.1 MB to grab and sports a minute of action-packed footage. Grab it here.

Renegade Demo Fix

by Thomas on Feb. 16, 2002 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Now there is a small fix available for those of you having problems with lag while playing the Renegade Multiplayer demo. Just head over to the official site for the game and check out how to fix it.

New Command & Conquer RTS Titles

by Thomas on Feb. 16, 2002 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer and Video Games yesterday tossed up an article that confirms the development of two new Command & Conquer RTS titles. Here is a part from the article:

"We're working on Earth & Beyond, the space-based RPG, and we're also working on another Command & Conquer real-time strategy title in addition to the one that's coming out the recently revealed, next-gen C&C RTS, so we're actually working on two of those right now." Full article here.

'Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza' Delayed

by Thomas on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 9:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is the first-person shooter based on the first Die Hard movie. Today Havas Interactive let us know that the game has been delayed until 26th April 2002.

'Diggles: The Myth of Fenris' Demo Available Now

by Thomas on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 8:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that a 114 MB demo for their upcoming real-time strategy game, Diggles: The Myth of Fenris is now available for download from Gigex. This demo will take you on an adventure under the earth where you will lead the Diggles on a quest to defeat a dragon that is eating members of the VooDoo clan. This is just a taste of what Diggles has to offer. Grab it HERE.

Moto Racer 3 Thrusts Players Into 2-Wheeled Racing Exhilaration

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You’re gonna want to grab your helmets, because Moto Racer 3 is in stores now, and you’re in for some serious road-rash without it! Don’t forget to invite your friends, Motor Racer 3 features up to 8 bikes via LAN or the internet!

Bandits In A Virtual World - Neocron On UK TV

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thumb Bandits will be giving viewers a glimpse of the future with Neocron on Channel Four. On Saturday 16th February at 12.35a.m. UK viewers will get the chance to preview the highly anticipated MMORPG Neocron for the first time on Channel 4s, Thumb Bandits.

Might and Magic IX - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Worldwide, broadswords are being sharpened, shields given a new lick of Brasso and beards excitedly fluffed as word spreads that Might and Magic, one of the most highly-acclaimed fantasy RPG series in computer gaming, is about to be given its ninth life with the release of Might and Magic IX in March 2002. We have ten new screens for you to check out!

Heroes of Might and Magic IV - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Like its predecessors, Heroes of Might and Magic IV features highly detailed fantasy worlds in a battle for territory and resources. However, this latest release showcases an all-new Height-Map Terrain Editor which allows players to create their own graphically-elevated levels and a completely random scenario and map guarantees no two games are ever the same. Today 3DO was so kind and send over nine fresh new screens. Read more below to check them out!

Ubi Soft and Sabrina Will Bewitch You! (GBA)

by Thomas on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 5:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and Archie Comic Publications, Inc. along with Viacom Consumer Products, the licensing division of Paramount Television, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Ubi Soft to develop and publish a game based on the popular television series SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH. The title for the Game Boy Advance covers all countries, and is expected to ship worldwide in the fall of 2002.