'Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind' - New Release Date

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that it will be moving up the European release dates for the highly anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, by Bethesda Softworks. The PC CD-ROM version will be available in May, whilst the European release date for the Xbox version is still to be finalised.

Downforce (GBA) - Official Announcement

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adorning a leather jumpsuit and sitting on a new set of rubbers, Titus Software is all set to enter the highly oiled world of ‘no rules’ motor racing with Downforce, due to be published for Game Boy Advance in May 2002. We already posted some screens several days ago, but here is the official announcement.

Radica Confirms 'Gamester GameCube' Launch Line Up - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica U.K Ltd, manufacturers of the highly regarded range of Gamester accessories have announced their launch line up of GameCube peripherals. The product range has been developed by a team of key designers in the UK and US and each accessory has been designed to be ergonomic and durable, giving gamers an “Unfair Advantage” across the complete range of GameCube games.

SoF2 Multiplayer Test - Information

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rick Johnson from Ravensoft today updated his .plan file with following SoF2 MP Test information:

If you are playing SoF2 MP Test and can't connect to any servers because of an invalid game version, you are playing with leaked version. You must download the official version that was released today!

'Red Ace: Squadron' Ships

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software, the makers of such titles as Flight Unlimited and the popular Search & Rescue franchise, have begun shipping Red Ace: Squadron. This brand new title, developed by Small Rockets, is the follow up to the original Red Ace, which was released by Global Star early last year. Red Ace: Squadron builds on the original premise of fast-paced WW1 era flight sim action, while adding substantial multiplayer capabilities.

'MotoRacer 3' Patch v1.2.4.1 Available NOW

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delphine Software has now issued the final retail patches for MotoRacer 3, upgrading their motorbike racing sim to version As before, they offer improved joystick and keyboard control, more set-up options, some graphics enhancements, and other changes and bug fixes. Read More to find a detailed fix list and links where to grab it...

'PureSim Baseball' Has Gone Gold!

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

That's right, after 3 years of development, over 30 public previews and 6 weeks of intensive beta testing, PureSim Baseball has gone gold! The game will be available for download April 20th. PureSim will be "try before you buy" software, so you have no excuse not to download the fully functional 10-day trial. PureSim Baseball's focus is on career-oriented, GM/Team Building play. A rich financial model, simulation and scouting engine, and excellent production values come together to form an extremely addictive, enjoyable, game. Find out more about this game HERE!

Dungeon Siege Demo Available

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gas Powered Games is very happy to announce the release of the Dungeon Siege demo. The 183 MB demo contains the first 10% of the game in either single player or multiplayer mode. You can grab this demo at following mirrors: FilePlanet,, GameSpot and 3D Gamers.

'Bridge Commander' Update Patch v 1.1 Available Now

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thanks to Bluesnews to inform us that Activision has just released a new update patch for their "Star Trek : Bridge Commander". This 8mb patch upgrades your currect game to v1.1 and fixes mainly multiplayer issues.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Been so busy with this new Sof2 multiplayer demo that one would forget to post other news and screens ... These rolled in a little while ago .. Some new screens from Digital Extremes highly anticipated UT 2003.

New 'Civilization III' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames has just released the new Civilization III patch upgrading their Tunr Based Strategy to v1.21f. The 8.8 MB download has a very large amount of fixes, tweaks and additions. Click "read more" for a detailed update list and links where to grab this 8mb puppy.

New 'Counter-Strike' Update v1.4 Coming Next Week

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Steam-administered beta of Half-Life and Counter-Strike 1.4 are almost finished, and the final versions of these updates will be released to the public next week. Hurray for THAT! 'Read more' for details.

'SoF II: Double Helix' Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 10:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix is the ultra-realistic sequel to the groundbreakings hit from Raven Software. Based on the popular military-enthusiast magazine, Soldier of Fortune 2 offers the most realistic covert-operative FPS experience ever. The test gives gamers a chance to compete in one map across four different game modes including deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration. Gamers who choose to participate in the test will also have access to 20 skins and all the weapons available in the multiplayer portion of the full game. Click Read More for links.

CDV Brings 'Sudden Strike 2' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nothing we did not know yet but now its official! CDV Software Entertainment, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, today announced "Sudden Strike II" for the PC. Critically acclaimed as "a rare gem," the original "Sudden Strike" sold 650,000 copies worldwide. Now the sequel, "Sudden Strike II," returns players to World War II battlefields with all-new campaigns and 50 never-before-seen units. CDV has added Japan to the list of playable nations in the real-time strategy game, including Germany, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. "Sudden Strike II" is scheduled to ship late August 2002.

TDK Secures 'Muppets' License For All Platforms

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. just announced an exclusive three-year, renewable worldwide licensing agreement with Jim Henson Interactive, a division of The Jim Henson Company, for the Muppets”, one of the most prolific brands in the entertainment industry. The agreement ensures TDK Mediactive exclusive rights to develop and publish games based on many of the Classic Muppet characters, including Kermit the Frog”, Miss Piggy”, Fozzie Bear”, The Great Gonzo” and more. Platforms covered by the license agreement include the PSOne and PlayStation┬«2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube, the Game Boy┬« Advance and PC platforms.

Shrapnel Games releases Space HoRSE demo!

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games proudly announced the release of the Space HoRSE demo today. More information on Space HoRSE, a strategy game designed to appeal to even the casual strategy gamer, can be found if you hit read more below.

Microids' Syberia - New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2002 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside down… Check the new screens

More Blitzkrieg News today!

by Thomas on April 18, 2002 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Watch the battle between German and Russian units! In the forthcoming masterpiece from CDV the gamer leads allied, Russian and German troops through the turmoil of WW II. 3D landscapes and 3D units offer challenging and new possibilities to test the best tactical talent out there. Take me to the screens.

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!