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'Diablo 2' - v1.10 Patch Chat Log

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DiabloII.net has a log of a recent IRC Blizzard Chat Session about the upcoming v1.1 patch for Diablo II, they talk about ladder changes, gambling changes, the synergy abilities, changes to PvP combat, changes made to experience and Battle.net enhancements etc. The log is a Q&A type form of conversation with responses from Bill Roper, Max Schaefer, Brian Fitzgerald, Derek Simmons, Peter Hu, Ken Williams, Robert Bridenbecker, Chris Arretche, Matt Householder, Geoff Fraizer, Lisa Bucek, George Wang and Gil.

'Impossible Creatures' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relic Entertainment has released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game Impossible Creatures. Thid upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and adds a new mod selector screen, sound engine updates, better mod support, several gameplay balance changes and much more. Read more for download links ...

Download Server Maintenance ...

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As some of you may have noticed, our Swedish download server is temporarily down for maintenance. We are taking that opportunity to upgrade the box itself by adding more HD space to better cope with the increasing traffic. Unless any major issues arise, the server should be back online within a few hours ... bigger and better baby!

'World War II Frontline Command' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bitmap Brothers/KOCH Media have released a small patch for their recently released RTS title, World War II Frontline Command. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.0b and resolves some technical difficulties with World War II Frontline Command and Intel motherboards and is suitable for all language variations (thanks VE3D). Read more for download links ...

'RoadKill' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. RoadKill's dynamic reputation system determines how the world reacts to the way players perform missions, kill and maim citizens, destroy enemy vehicles and build alliances with the gangs of Hell County. Check these juicy new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these new screens .. looking good!

'Chrome' Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Techland announced today that the release date for their upcoming PC First-Person Tactical Shooter game, CHROME, has been changed from early to late summer 2003. The decision to push back the release of CHROME was based on player feedback from the recent beta test.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | 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. The official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 4 new screens, read more to check them out...

'Karnaaj Rally' (GBA) - Online Tournament

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paragon Five announced a worldwide contest in search of the best Karnaaj Rally racer in an online contest called 'the Karnaaj Rally Showdown'. The contest runs through August 1st on the official Karnaaj Rally Showdown website. Racing fans, gaming die hards, and "Karnaaj Krazies" will get a chance to win a free GBA SP compliments of Paragon Five. Read more for details ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters plans to release an IGI 2 version 1.2 upgrade on Friday. Improvements range from bug fixes to better frame rates on high-end systems. Codemasters will also release a new map editor that allows players to create their own levels and a new dedicated server pack that includes a Linux compatible server (thanks Avault).