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Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 7, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Donkey Kong World' Record Smashed

by Rainier on July 6, 2003 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world record for one of history's most revered classic arcade games has fallen. Steve Wiebe of Redmond, Washington, has scored 947,200 points on Donkey Kong, leaving in the dust noted rivals like the legendary Billy Mitchell and Timothy Sczerby of Auburn, NY. "The feat was recorded on videotape so future generations can see how it was done," explains Walter Day, Chief Editor of the forthcoming edition of Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records. Wiebe is not a newcomer to video game royalty: last year he became the first player in Twin Galaxies' 23-year-history to pass the one million-point barrier on Donkey Kong Junior. "Donkey Kong was one of the top three most hotly contested titles in arcade history, the other two being Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man," says Robert Mruczek, Chief Referee for Twin Galaxies. Mruczek was the Twin Galaxies employee who viewed Wiebe's 2-hour long videotape in order to verify the legitimacy of the claim to the Donkey Kong title.

Amaze Entertainment Licenses IMS LIPGen For Future Titles

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 11:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive Multimedia Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that Amaze Entertainment has licensed IMS LIPGen for its KnowWonder Studio. KnowWonder is best known for creating popular PC games such as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Finding Nemo." KnowWonder will use the IMS LIPGenTM application to create facial animations for a number of high-profile games currently under development.

'Quake Expo 2003' Opens Its Online Doors

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 11:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quake Expo 2003, the online event for showcasing all work being done with the Quake 1 engine, has officially opened today. Quake Expo offers virtual booths to Quake modders and mappers to showcase what is coming, and what has arrived. The event is a week long celebration of Quake, scheduled to mark its recent 7th birthday. This semi annual event is a chance to display all sorts of creative energies within the Quake 1 community. With a vast range of material being displayed, from online and singleplayer oriented engine modifications, deathmatch mods, a wide range of maps, entire standalone games and even bot sports. The event will showcase that Quake is not only alive, but that community behind it can offer a unique experience to any gamer willing to give this modern day classic a go.

'Empire of Magic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mayhem Studios has issued a new update for their recently released turn-based fantasy strategy game Empire of Magic Its main goal is to enhance Empire of Magic and reward players with a new multiplayer level. It also fixes some minor bugs as well as a problem appearing in the eighth level of the game. Read more for download links ...

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'Prince Of Qin' - Retail & Demo Update Patch

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after the previous patch Strategy First and Object Software have released another patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.21 and includes several optimizations and bug fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Chariots of War' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released the first beta patch for their recently-released strategy game Chariots of War. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.12, and although the patch is still undergoing testing, it will work on any language edition of the game. The patch adds several new features and fixes a few bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 5, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Free 'Unreal 2' Multiplayer Add-On Coming

by Rainier on July 4, 2003 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLan that Epic Games' Mark Rein made a post on the official Unreal 2 bulletin board announcing that they are working on a free multiplayer add-on for Unreal 2 (which previously had NO multiplayer capabilities). The message read as follows : Lack of multiplayer is a temporary issue with Unreal2. Legend are currently reviving their XMP design for mulitplayer and it will be released as a FREE downloadable add-on for people who own Unreal2.