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'Chrome' Wins Duke's Choice Award

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland's sci-fi FPS "Chrome" received a prestigious Duke's Choice Award granted by the Java Leadership Team of Sun Microsystems. Among the Java Leadership Team are also Scott McNealy and James Gosling, the creators of Java language. The award is granted for the best and the most innovative product using the Java technology. Chrome has been chosen from many products and projects from the entire globe, acknowledging the high quality of the Techland's product. Duke's Choice Award for Chrome will be officially presented at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, between June 28th and July 1st.

'Arena Wars' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2/Ascaron today announced that exDream 3D action/RTS game Arena Wars has gone gold and is expected in stores (only in Europe for now) on July 16th 2004. Arena Wars is a completely new kind of 3D Real Time Strategy game, combining the gameplay principles and interface from RTS games with the fast pace of action-based shooters. Wars is a single and multiplayer game. Read more for details and new screens ...

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Army Men: Sarge's War' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The player will play as Sarge, now an army of one, against the whole of the Tan Army, under the leadership of Colonel Malice. All of the Heroes have been wiped out in a brutal Tan ambush and the Tan have found a new weapon of mass destruction that can reduce a platoon of soldiers into a mass of melted plastic. Sarge must go renegade and avenge the death of his fallen heroes, to take his revenge on the Tan Army and destroy Colonel Malice.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Throw away your old-man driving gloves and get your fireproof racing suit out, because PlayStation racing is about to become a matter of life and death as Codemasters confirms that an advanced edition of TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator is coming to PS2. TOCA Race Driver 2 is as realistic as racing games get and the new enhanced PS2 version will launch this October, complete with online racing.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 2005 features over 30 incredible cars, and rally fans will drool over some of the stars in this year's lineup. So, choose your poison: whether it's the Celica GT4, Lancer Evo VIII or Subaru 22B STI, you're going to need your wits about you to clock a world-beating time and bring the car home in one piece.

'The Mummy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets HollyWood VoiceCast

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AllintheGame Ltd, casting and recording The Mummy for Hip Interactive in London last week, were lucky enough to secure the services of US actor Corey Johnson, who played Daniels in the first Mummy movie .... the session featured a stellar UK and US cast in an intensive 8 hour video dubbing session. Said Voice Producer and Casting Director Phil Morris, "This was the first game we have worked on where we have had to do lip sync work to the equivalent quality of The Mummy cartoon series, with sound-alike actors matching the character roles in the TV cartoon. This demonstrates that developers and publishers can record games based on movie and TV licences in the heart of London, without having to stretch to a Hollywood cast and budget.........

'NCAA FOOTBALL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is pleased to announce that NCAA Football 2005 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The game will be in stores on July 15 and is the first EA SPORTS title to have Xbox Live capability. Last year's game was the #2 football game in the marketplace and #9 selling console videogame in North America.

'Pax Romana' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has released a patch for Galilea Multimedia 's 3D strategy game Pax Romana. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses bugs/crashes, updates the Peace Proposition system, gameplay tweaks, and various other issues (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links...

'Need For Speed Underground 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they’ll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing spots in town.