Legend's plans for Unreal 2's MPX multiplayer were a brilliant idea, but before the team had even begun working on the multiplayer code and maps, that part of the game had already grown into what could have been an 18-month project for the entire team on its own. We'd love to have seen Unreal 2's multiplayer vision carried through to completion, but it turned out to be unrealistic to try to develop such a huge single-player game with such a huge multiplayer component. That's why the decision was made, and it was by mutual agreement and discussion between Legend, Epic, and Infogrames. Nobody was forced. And it wasn't about boosting UT2 at U2's expense. Unreal 2's MPX would have complemented rather than competed with Unreal Tournament 2's more traditional UT-style game types. On top of all this mumbo jumbo on Monday Infogrames will announce that it will be changing the name of Epic Games' and Legend Ent.'s forthcoming first-person shooter from Unreal II to Unreal Episode II. Likewise, Unreal Tournament 2 from Epic and Digital Extremes will carry the new Unreal Tournament 2003 moniker. The changes are probably meant to curb confusion over the differences between these two games, as well as to further differentiate them from future products like Unreal Championship for the Xbox.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein v1.3 is now available for download! This update addresses a number of single and muliplayer bugs and exploits, as well as includes a number of additions (refer to the readme file included with your download for a full list). The Linux Wolf 1.3 update is ready as well.. Go grab 'em and frag 'em!
One of the most promising XBOX titles must be Sega's "Gun Valkyrie". Originally planned for end 2001 it is now scheduled for April 2002. The wait is almost over so Sega send us some more screens. Check out those beauties!!
Those leprechaun's over at Infogrames send us some screens .. some new and a few we seen around already ... either way they threatened to torture us horribly if we didnt post them .. afraid as we are .. check them out .. ;)
Infogrames announces the launch of Transworld Snowboarding on XBox in October 2002. TransWorld Media is a major cultural force in the action sports industry, with 15 consumer and trade magazines, six web sites and TransWorld alternative sports events. “Infogrames’ line of TransWorld games - TransWorld Snowboarding and TransWorld Surf - offers the most compelling gameplay combined with stunning technology and a high level of realism through the real pros, tricks, riding spots, equipment and gear.” said Franck Heissat, Marketing Director, Core Games Infogrames Europe. The leprechaun's brought us some screens...
I grabbed the demo of Mobile Forces earlier today and snapped some screens for all of you to enjoy. Mobile Forces is a First Person Shooter being developed by Rage, using the unreal engine. I must admit, driving that buggy or humvee was REAL great .. with one of your team mates in the back (much like HALO) giving you cover fire was pretty damn cool! Check out the demo (featuring a single player and multiplayer map) if you havent yet!
Ubi Soft opened the official site Warlords Battlecry II just in time for the release of SSG's isometric fantasy RTS sequel earlier this week. The site offers the usual foray of game information, screenshots, a FAQ and more. Also, the first patch is now available to upgrade the game to version 1.02, and the 3.0 MB download includes a couple of gameplay changes, several multiplayer improvements and some bug fixes as listed on the patch page. Get the patch HERE or off the official Warlords Battlecry II website. Read More to get info on the specific fixes/updates this patch has in store for you
Activision announced today that it has shipped Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 for the Xbox and Gameboy Advance to stores (make sure to call ahead to see if its in stock). “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 for Xbox has great new features including an exclusive level, enhanced graphics, and multiplayer support that allows up to four friends to hang out and compete against each other via System Link,” said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. “The Game Boy Advance version marks the first time the Create-A-Skater feature has ever been brought to the handheld system, and gamers can now play with up to three of their buddies with the Game Link Cable.”
Microsoft seems to be publishing a title by the name of "Sneakers" and thats about all the info available at this time ... dont look at me .. but the screens are full of mice and its not my fault! If and when we get more information we will of course keep you updated
Go glory hunting - fly 28 exciting and challenging new missions in IL-2 Sturmovik for only £19.99. This new campaign, specially designed by experts on the air war over the Eastern Front, puts you in the freezing Russian skies with bomber sorties, ground support, escorts, intercepts and more. Add to this the five bonus skins for co-op play, a price that wouldn’t break a babushka’s purse and you can see why this is an essential addition for all IL-2 fans. Product ships March 20th. Enjoy our screens!
The state-of-the-art title will contain real 3D environments, feature incredibly dynamic camera angles throughout, and take place entirely from a third person perspective. Veterans of both the small and big screens, Lance Henriksen, Clancy Brown and Cree Summer, have all lent the voices to this high profile project. It’s been likened to an Aliens™ versus The Thing™ action-adventure. And in this world, there are things far worse than death.
TDK Mediactive Europe, a division of TDK Recording Media Europe S.A., announced today a development agreement with O3 Games for its development studio Starbreeze to create the computer game "Templar".
Westka Interactive today unveiled Westka.com, the company's new Web site that invites English speaking visitors to explore the world of this up-and-coming game developer. Whether it is calling on a hero to save the fate of humanity in the eagerly anticipated The Y Project, or sending a player on an epic quest in the European RPG hit Arcatera, the gaming masters at German-based Westka Interactive continue to push the boundaries of computer entertainment.
In case you were fighting the Taliban in some Afghan caves and missed the Global Ops demo announcement.. well, its out .. and after a few long nights i finally pulled myself away from the demo long enough to put up some screens ... good game, good netcode, BIG choice of weapons, lots of action .. the demo level is a bit on the dark side (its a night mission quite obviously) but there's are thermo and nightvision goggles ... excellent game so far .. lets see the full product ;)
The flood of WWII based games keeps on coming. Seems like all companies want to have their piece of the cake and some are more likely to get some than others. GI Combat is one of the promising games and we now have some more up to date screens ... Way To Go FreeDom Games!
Strategy First sends along a note that four new scenarios for Disciples II: Dark Prophecy are now available for download from the official site for their recently released turn-based strategy game. There's one scenario called Cornered Beast by Strategy First, while scenarios Armageddon, The Longest Journey and The Renegade Wizards were designed by fans.
Since this seems to be a slow St. Patrick's Day Weekend, I decided to round up a few Q&As ... SoF 2 Q&A at SLCentral, Mod Central offers up an interview with Raven Software's Chris Foster on Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, MGON managed to corner Relic entertainment frontman Alex Garden for a down and dirty pow-wow about Impossible Creatures and HomeLAN offers up an interview with New World Computing's David Mullich to talk about Heroes of Might and Magic IV.
CDV Software UK is pleased to announce new additional maps for Mini Combat, the free online game created for launch of Combat Mission in the UK, which has subsequently been a huge success for CDV UK.
CDV enters into Xbox Publisher License Agreement with Microsoft. CDV Software Entertainment AG (http://www.cdv.de), an established publisher of games and user software, has entered into an Xbox Publisher License Agreement with Microsoft.
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