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'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by its celebrated Secret Weapons series of classic World War II flight combat games, LucasArts announces Secret Weapons Over Normandy, which brings the historic air battles of that era to PS2, Xbox, and PC this fall. Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions. Read more for details & some screens ...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. NovaLogic has released another patch for Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, upgrading their new special forces tactical FPS to v1.2.0. This upgrade adds more cheater validation checks and a new server option, tweaks several single-player levels, and fixes an "erroneous punting problem. Read more for download links ...

'EVE Online' - Beta Test GiveAway

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EVE ONLINE is a new breed of computer game. Played online with thousands of other players, EVE draws people into what is essentially an alternate universe set some time far in the future in a place one can only dream of. Simon & Schuster is giving Worthplaying readers a chance to get in on the fun and sign up to beta test EVE Online. We have 1,000 beta test slots available, ONLY for the Worthplaying audience. All you need to do is get your sorry ass over to this EVE Online beta sign-up page and fill out the form. It's as simple as that. Keep in mind, the slots are limited and once they are all gone, they ARE gone. So head over there NOW! If you have no idea what Eve is about, check our Eve Online preview.

'Devastation' - Dedicated Linux Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Icculus has released a dedicated Linux server for the retail edition of Devastation, the new first-person shooter by Digitalo Studios. The server is compatible with clients updated to the latest (version 380) patch, and word is that running a devastation server is very much like running a UT2003 server, so most of the stuff at UnrealAdmin.org is relevant (thanks 3DGamers). This is an updated linux server (v380) for the retail version of the game. Read more for details and download links ...

'Nitro Family' - Website Launched

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delphieye has launched the official website for their alternate reality first-person shooter powered by Croteam's Serious Engine. “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game.The website has a batch of previously released screenshots, a previously released movie, a list of features and the game's back-story. Check out the Nitro Family website!

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Possible Add-on?

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IGN's rumor mill is running again as their UbiSoft E3 lineup seems to have an addition that is missing from everybody else's list (or the official list sent out by UbiSoft for that matter). IGN's Ubi Soft E3 list includes the following on what seems to be a new add-on for the tactical shooter: "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Athena Sword: Looks like the PC is getting a new expansion for the latest in the series. Fun all around!". After Worthplaying contacted UbiSoft, they said "We don't have anything additional to announce about R63 PC at this point", which doesn't mean its not true though.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment's One Must Fall: Battlegrounds will ship in Q2 2003. One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Today we scored a new batch of captivating screens of the dominant Chronos, showcase his amazing blasting powers in the City and Space arenas. Check them out!

'Ryzom' - Beta SignUp

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanadoo and Nevrax send out word that registrations for the Ryzom beta test are now possible. The Beta Test will be composed of 3 stages, and the number of selected testers will increase steadily during each of these stages. Some of you may have to wait a little before being selected, so be patient. For those of you who have applied on Nevrax's website, it is still necessary to register on the European Ryzom website. If your application is accepted (which may happen at several moments during the course of the beta), you will receive an email with a login, a password and all the information necessary to connect to the game".

'True Crime: Streets of L.A' Gets Hollywood Voice Acting

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman and Michael Madsen lead an all-star voice cast of top Hollywood talent in Activision, Inc.'s upcoming crime game True Crime: Streets of L.A.. The actors were specially selected to add their distinctive voices and talents to True Crime: Streets of L.A.'s, vast line-up of gangsters, street hustlers, social deviants and reluctant heroes. True Crime: Streets of L.A., which will be available this fall for the PS2, the Xbox and the GameCube. Read more for details ...

'Splinter Cell' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has now released an updated US patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your US ONLY edition to v1.2. This release implements essentially the same as the original v1.2 with the addition of a small diagnostic tool that was left out of the first one, as well as a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...