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'Lagsters' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2004 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lagsters is an arcade racing title, where the action takes place in closed environments - tubes. The player will be able to use a vast number of different weapons and upgrades to their cars to become the winner of one of the 32 races. The tracks are compiled into 4 different championships of the single player mode. The multiplayer mode will offer three different modes of play: 'Last Man Driving', 'Fox and Hounds' and 'Divided Glory' where up to 8 players may participate in one race.

'Project Freedom' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Project Freedom" is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. The campaign is built around an original storyline that features several unexpected twists and turns. A stand alone tutorial mode and a simple, intuitive user interface let you immerse yourself in the game world without irritating delays. 21 complex missions will provide all players with many hours of exciting entertainment. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ground Control II' - Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on May 8, 2004 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal will be releasing a playable demo for Massive Entertainments upcoming sci-fi RTS 'Ground Control II' on May 25th. This single-player demo will feature two tutorial missions (you play as Captain Angelus, who is trying to force the Terrans out of Newstone) , one campaign mission ("Calling the Shots," where you assault the Terran base at Gideon's Landing)and will weigh in at just below 200mb. Of course we will have it available on our fileservers as soon as it becomes available...

'Etrom' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2004 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Etrom: The Astral Essence website has put up notice that "The project is officially delayed to Q4 2004." Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells.

Vivendi Shuts Down 'Papyrus'

by Rainier on May 8, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has closed down famed NASCAR developer Papyrus (along with all their other East Coast Studios). The VUGames forum has the following about it : "Yes, Papyrus has closed up shop for good. Sorry, but it is true. The last time I asked a few weeks back, the statement was that multiplayer will continue to be fully supported. Nothing has been said to change this, but we are asking again to be sure. The reason parts are still down is they physically moved the servers from Boston to LA. The bugs arn't worked out yet."

DreamCatcher/Adventure Company 2004 E3 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago DreamCatcher & The Adventure Company revealed their 2004 E3 lineups and today we have screens (as well as a few trailers) for the following :

'Sudden Strike III' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow Ltd announces new Sudden Strike line engine and game-Sudden Strike III. Firelgow team is now developing a next generation game engine (engine codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine (working title: Sudden Strike III), and also Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

Nvidia And Epic To Showcase 'Unreal Engine 3' At E3

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation and Epic Games today announced the first public showing of Unreal Engine 3 at this week’s E3. Designed to dramatically raise the bar of visual quality in 3D games, Unreal Engine 3 is the first game engine to take full advantage of Shader Model 3.0—a key feature of Microsoft DirectX 9.0—enabled only by the NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs).

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced that Predator: Concrete Jungle is currently in development by Eurocom for the PS2 and Xbox. Slated for a Q4 2004 launch, the new 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

'Eidos' E3 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos reinforces its dedication to developing platform-leading, content-rich brands. Among the games highlighted during the show are: Hitman: Contracts, Imperial Glory, Get On Da Mic, Singles ­ Flirt up your Life, Crash ‘n’ Burn and Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood. Read more for details on each title ...