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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Line Of Sight : Vietnam (Infogrames)
  • Enter The Matrix (Infogrames)
  • Will Rock Trailer 1(UbiSoft)
  • Will Rock Trailer 2 (UbiSoft)
  • Lock On (UbiSoft)

    Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that Ubisoft will be releasing a single player demo for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield next week. Here's what it will contain:

  • 16 weapons are available (M12, Mac11/9, MP5A4, MP5K PDW, MP5SD5, P90, Uzi, AK-47, M1 shotgun, Dragunov, PSG-1, RPD, 92FS, AP ARMY and USP) and all of them can be equipped with weapon gadgets (Mini-Scope, High Capacity Magazine, Sound Suppressor or Thermal scope)
  • Single Player featuring the Oil Refinery mission.
  • Playable in all 4 Custom Mission modes (Practice, Terrorist Hunt, Lone Wolf and Hostage Rescue) with three levels of difficulty for each.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. It's been a while but the official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

Xicat Brings 'Motor Trend Presents Lotus Challenge' To NGC/PC

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive announces the May 2003 release of Motor Trend Presents Lotus Challenge for GameCube and PC. With the March 18 release for the Xbox, Lotus Challenge will excite race game lovers with superior graphics, challenging courses and fast-paced action. Read more for details ...

'Etherlords II' - Website Update & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Demons, crop circles and even more duels. Oh my. The world of Etherlords II keeps getting more and more exciting, and now we are whetting gamers’ appetites with all new updates on the official Etherlords 2 website, the game’s official website. Visit the official Etherlords 2 website to read Chaot celebrity Thaena’s haunting tale of a new, never before seen demon who suddenly appeared and invaded a duel in the village, leaving all surrounding witnesses, including her, shuddering with fear. And check out the all-new images from a duel between a Chaot and Kinet last weekend, things are really heating up around here! We also have a batch of new screens, so read more to check them out ...

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Another day, another Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield trailer. This time: Zulu Code

'Toca Race Driver' - Updated Demo's Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has released more beta demos for Pro Race Driver (a.k.a Toca Race Driver, DTM, V8 Challenge etc.) , allowing you to try out their upcoming touring car racing simulation customized for various territories. All offer a test drive on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, and the US demo includes the Sears Point track, the German demo features the Norisring track, and the Australian demo sports the Adelaide track, each drivable for two laps. Read more for download links ...

NDL To Launch 'Gamebryo' At Game Developers Conference

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL announced it will unveil the next step in the evolution of game development, Gamebryo, at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, CA, March 4-8. Gamebryo is a cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit and engine that offers developers unparalleled flexibility with crafting cutting-edge 3D technology in their games. Gamebryo also gives developers the unique ability to leverage and extend their legacy tools in creative ways.

'New World Order' - US Version Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Co-Publishers Strategy First and Project Three Interactive with developer Termite Games announced today that their tactical, team-based first-person shooter, New World Order, has gone gold for North America. “New World Order is going to be a great new title for the first-person shooter market,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. “With its $29.99 MSRP, it will let a whole new category of gamers get in on the excitement of this genre.”

'EverQuest Online Adventures' - Additional Servers

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced that it is adding a new server to meet customer demand for EverQuest Online Adventures, exclusively for the PS2. The new server will allow thousands of new players to join the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game where people create characters from a number of fantasy classes and meet people from the real world online as they embark on exciting adventures in a vast virtual world. The new server is scheduled to go online Friday, March 7, before noon Pacific Standard Time.