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'King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood' (GBA) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revenge? The chance to prove your courage against deadly, bloodthirsty adversaries? The sheer joy of combat? There's no wrong reason to enter the KING of FIGHTERS tournament! Whatever yours is, King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood will more than live up to the great expectations already established by this phenomenal series! With fluid action, intriguing storylines, state-of-the-art graphics and cutting-edge gameplay, King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood is ready to conquer your GBA! Read more for details and the first screens ...

'KnightShift' - Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2003 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A unique graphic engine has been created for the game. The engine is aimed to make use of the latest achievements in 3D technology. All objects are constructed in spline technology. This means the description of an object is based on mathematical curves, not on a fixed grid. It allows the creation of rounded objects and avoids angularity, so typical for 3D games. All character animations are created based on a skeletal animation system, with character skin stretched onto the skeleton. It enables the creation of smooth animation while keeping the effect of a living object. As for textures, we make use of bump mapping and per pixel specular light mapping technologies. They allow the effect of wood roughness and reflections on metal.

Doors Open for 'Chrome' Beta - Signup Info

by Rainier on March 21, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Techland announced today that they have begun accepting applications for the open beta of their Sci-Fi Tactical Shooter, Chrome. The open beta will begin on April 7th and will run until May 9th. Read more for details ...

'Pitfall Harry' (Xbox/PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Pitfall Harry also includes favorite features from the earlier Pitfall® games such as vine swinging, gaping chasms, crocodiles and scorpions. Gamers can overcome the obstacles using all of the tools in Harry's arsenal including a sling, dynamite and ice axes, and rescue those in distress from deadly foes like snakes, scorpions and spiders.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 21, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Devastation' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 10:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games and Digitalo are pleased to announce that the 2-level multiplayer demo of the much-anticipated FPS Devastation has been released. The demo lets gamers play Devastation’s “Streetwar” (just like Deathmatch) and Capture the Flag game types over a LAN or online. It features two amazingly detailed environments, the Embarcadero Depot, and the abandoned Union Rail Yard. The maps are stocked with amazing weapons, including the powerful P*Laser and the remote-controlled Rat Drone. Read more for download links ...

'Midnight Club 2' (PS2) - Website Updated

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tokyo will be your final stop in Midnight Club 2 and where you will prove your worth and try to truly distinguish yourself as the street racing world champion. Look for Midnight Club II on the PlayStation 2 when it races to stores April 8th. Re-visit the official Midnight Club II website GPS system to find Tokyo unlocked and fully active. Access information on Tokyo challengers, vehicles, and high-speed points of interest. Load up 20 new screens, 4 new vehicle mini-movies, and the world-premiere Tokyo Midnight Club II teaser trailer. Plus more hidden desktops, screensavers and buddy icons. Check out the official website.

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 8:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge Online delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. Purge is an online only game (no singleplayer) and requires no subscription (free online play). Freeform Interactive's hybrid FPS/RPG powered by the LithTech Talon system, Purge, has already gone gold, and will ship to US stores on March 31, here is the official demo, containing a different map than the betas and featuring all 8 player classes. Read more for download links ..

'Galactic Civilization' - BonusPack Revealed

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a turn-based single player game, however players who play on Stardock.net will be able to play as part of a “metaverse” where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded. We already had a featured story on the Stardock Central which is a program that consolidates software updates, message boards, chat, documentation updates, and more into a single easy-to-use program. Now Strategy First/Starddock announced that they will release a Galactic Civilizations Bonus Pack, a free set of game enhancements, in conjunction with the games release. The bonus pack will offer some extra features that players will appreciate including additional game session options, enhanced civilization customization interface, the ability to use your own MP3s in the game, two additional ships, and more galactic resolutions.

Tri Synergy Announces 'Purge' Has Gone Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2003 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Already known but finally official, Tri Synergy announced today that Purge, an online-only title that delivers a compelling combination of first-person-shooter gameplay and role-playing character development, has gone gold. Developed by Freeform Interactive LLC, Purge immerses players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. In Purge, players will find themselves engrossed in a war between two opposing forces, the Order (humans genetically modified to scientific perfection) and the Chosen (religious believers who reject all forms of technology). Read more for details and a batch of fresh screens ...