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'PlanetSide' & 'Midnight Club II' - Multiplayer Demo On FilePlanet

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FilePlanet has posted up another one of their exclusive downloads for their FP & Founders subscribers, offering a free seven day trial of SOE's massively multiplayer first person shooter PlanetSide. The download is 1.5gig large, so it might actually take you 7 days to get it as well. Also for their FilePlanet & Founders subscribers is a another exclusive download of Rockstar's urban racing game Midnight Club II. The multiplayer demo includes the LA level with three cars and four modes of play for up to eight players.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Escape Velocity Nova' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Escape Velocity Nova' is the third game in the Escape Velocity series, and is by far the most ambitious installment to date. With a completely redesigned gaming engine, EV Nova thrusts you into a sprawling universe dominated by a myriad of warring factions, each sharing a common bond, but so philosophically different as to make conflict inevitable. You can now try Ambrosia Software's space simulation game for 30 free days then you have to register (if you want to play on that is). Read more for download links ...

'Jungle Warfare' - Beta 1 Now Available

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jungle Warfare is a new mod for Unreal Tournament 2003 and the first public beta is now available for download. Jungle Warfare is a blend of realism and unrealism. It features a huge range of modern weaponry and provides team and class based gameplay that is frantic, fun, but at the same time, realistic to a certain degree. There is already a small patch available which fixes some bugs & various issues. This mod is an entry in Epic's "Make Something Unreal" contest. Read more for download links ...

'Counterstrike 1.6' Available Now Via Steam

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vavle just send over word that the Steam Beta is entering its final phase, and is now open to the public. To enter this beta, simply download and run the 500K installer. Steam, a broadband platform for the deliver and management of digital content, currently features a variety of Valve games including Counter-Strike 1.6, which introduces the new riot shield, the official CS bot and more. Visit the Steam Powered website or read more for details & download links ...

'NFL Street' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the developers of Madden NFL Football comes a new brand of football where style is BIG: NFL STREET. NFL STREET blends fast paced arcade action with street culture to create a unique new gameplay experience where NFL stars become larger than life personalities. Players battle to earn the enhanced gear and attributes necessary to dominate the urban environments. Read more for some new screens...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced, the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Map Editor is now available for download. This will allow anyone to create maps and content for Enemy Territory. Please note, these tools are not supported by Activision, id Software, or Splash Damage. Help is available via a community forum located right here where you'll find open discussions on working with the editor.

Diablo Veteran to Lead Blizzard North Development Team

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that lead programmer Rick Seis has accepted the role of development team lead for Blizzard North. In his new position, Seis will focus on leading Blizzard North's concentrated team of developers while assuming the day-to-day responsibilities for maintaining and promoting the group's success. Additionally, Blizzard North will be streamlining their teams into one core group in order to focus their development efforts on one key project. Further information regarding the specifics of their next project will be announced at a future date.

'Breed' - Delayed Until September

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The release of the new tactical 3D action-shooter BREED will be postponed and put off until September. Many fans from the BREED community and the entire action-shooter scene had made worthwhile suggestions. The British BREED developer, Brat Designs, took these suggestions to heart and even further increased the game's complexity. Since the publication of the beta demo at the beginning of June, the 3D action-shooter has undergone a lot of fine tuning. The full support of DirectX9 and NVIDIA's enhanced rendering technology have turned BREED into a visual masterpiece!

'OutRun 2' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Talk about golden oldies! Already known as a big rumour but today Sega Japan officially announced that they are working on a follow-up to the classic arcade racing game created by Yu-Suzuki in 1986, OutRun 2. The game is currently being developed for the Chihiro arcade board and is expected to be available this Winter in Japan. The Chihiro arcade board is similar to the Xbox hardware, so more rumours predict that we may expect a port shortly after (thanks TVG). Read more for some screens...