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'Profiteer' Introduces a New Level of Interactivity

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the launching of Profiteer, a new era opened up in Browser-Based Massive Multiplayer On-line Gaming. Profiteer has added an innovative level of player interactivity with its Quest Design Interface (QDI). The QDI allows players to direct the future of Profiteer, by writing and designing quests that set others off into a universe of adventure. Incorporated into all quests is the name of the creator thus allowing the best designers to quickly build a reputation within Profiteer.

'Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicles' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

High-tension Battle : The graphic concept of Lineage II is made up assuming that there is a tremendous siege by dozens of charaters which has the most advanced 3D details like those in fighting games. Rampart standing high in the way of surging forces, Plains overlooked by one riding on dragon high in the sky, Archers on the rampart sniping at the coming enemy from far place. These powerful scene will be produced with the latest 3D technology. Read more for some nifty screens & a very high res in game footage trailer ...

Arkane To Develop With HalfLife 2's Source Engine

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve today announced a Source Engine licensing partnership with Arkane Studios, creators of Arx Fatalis. Already in development, Arkane's Source-based project is targeted for the PC. Valve's Source Engine Technology, the same used to create Half-Life 2, gives developers the ability to create expressive digital actors and physically simulated worlds. It also offers advanced rendering capabilities and the industry's most convincing artificial intelligence.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Xbox Live' Changes Announced In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the one-year anniversary of the Xbox Live launch (14th March 2004) draws near, Xbox today announced a great-value Starter Kit package. Xbox also confirmed subscription renewal options that make it easy for the 100,000 European gamers now experiencing the service to continue enjoying the thrills of Xbox Live – Europe's first choice for online gaming.

'Powerdrome' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the near future, speed heads will be able to take control of one of a selection of bizarre characters and pilot a 'blade', a jet-engined, anti-gravity bike, around tracks designed to rattle nerves and brain alike. The ultimate goal is to master both the blade and 24 different circuits at break-neck speed across exotic locations such as a partially terra-formed planet and a sub-tropical jungle in a distant part of the galaxy. Evolved Games today announced the release date of Powerdrome, the fastest racing experience for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, as April 2004.

'Big Huge Games' Licenses SpeedTree for New Project

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Big Huge Games, developer of the Rise of Nation strategy game, has licensed SpeedTree for an upcoming game title. "We chose SpeedTree for the phenomenal CAD abilities of the program, which we've used to create believable and compelling environments for our next game," said Big Huge Games founder and Vice President Tim Train. "This software package has saved us invaluable time. Once we had tried the free evaluation version, we knew we had to upgrade to the full product." Big Huge Games has not revealed the name or any details of the new title.

'Malice' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you like your women with a sense of adventure then you're going to love the 29 levels of platform mayhem in Malice. You'll find yourself trekking through completely original environments from the Orrery, the gigantic clockwork heart of the universe, to the toxic river basin of Gloop River or the infernal Fire Fortress. What more do you want from a woman; a sense of adventure, great personality and sexy looks. Malice on PlayStation 2 and Xbox will make the perfect date when it is published by Evolved Games in March. Read more for some new screens ...

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2004 @ 7:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. Van Helsing is being developed by Saffire Studios and will be available in the Spring of 2004 in conjunction with the film's release.