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Eingana - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive Ideas have signed an agreement with Planet Observer to exclusively distribute Eingana. Planet Observer are releasing the new Eingana software that can be described as 'a virtual world combining atlas & video game entertainment.'

PC Preview - Soldiers Of Anarchy

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2002 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In this next-generation 3-D strategy game, you lead a small group of military veterans who emerge to a decimated world. Find and stop those responsible, but remember that you have limited resources - think tactically and strategically to keep your team alive while using the most powerful modern military weapons to restore civilization. Check out what we had to say about our beta experience!

'Angels' Go To The World Series

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2002 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not that anybody cares, but I still want to express my joy! The Anaheim Angels have won the ALCS (American League Championship Series) against the Minnesota Twins and are going to the World Series for the first time in their history. Breaking 3 League records in game 5 (winning 4 in a row, against 1 loss) the score was a measly 13-5. GO ANGELS!

Brixout XP - Features

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2002 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sunny Games has released Brixout XP - a fast-action non-violent game of skill and concentration for the entire family. This wonderful piece of software represents a fully three-dimensional twist on classic ball, paddle and bricks games such as Arkanoid and Breakout. Use the mouse, keyboard, joystick or gamepad to control the paddle, which moves at one side of the board, and hit the ball trying to destroy all bricks within the playing field. Inside some bricks you may find various power-ups that can help you or add additional obstacles. Once you have broken all bricks on the current level, you proceed to the next one, and when you complete all levels, you are teleported to another world (there are 4 different worlds in the game).

Schanz Signs 'Karting' & 'American Dragster Racing'

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2002 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants (SIC) and Tbox Works (Spanish Developers) signed up together for SIC to license two of Tbox’s very exciting racing games – Rave Kart Racing and Dragster Racing for North America, Asia and Australia.

Shinobi (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The legendary ninja returns, hunted by demons, haunted by the dead and hindered by the very rage that spurs him on... Following a massive earthquake, Tokyo lies in ruin as mysterious forces seek out and obliterate what is left of the Oboro clan. Players take the role of Hotsuma, leader of the Oboro clan, as he battles through the demon-filled streets of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo in search of answers. Serving up today are 16 brand new screens .. Njoy!

'Panzer Dragoon Orta' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Years ago, a legacy was born that ruled the skies. As time passed and memory grew dim, distant times progressed from History into Legend. Now, the era of human prosperity has come to a grinding halt, with all but a few pockets of civilization destroyed by years of devastating battles. The population clings precariously to the brink of extinction, scattered across the desolate land, living in the darkest age in history. A new Empire rules with an iron grip, and a band of rebels begins a revolt in an attempt to become masters of their destiny once again. As the world is engulfed in the flames of war, a mysterious Hero on the Dragon becomes mankind's only hope and stands alone against the empire. 16 new screens to show off a few levels.. njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graeme Devine To Speak At University of Utah

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Student International Game Developers Association at the University of Utah is pleased to present Graeme Devine, Designer and Programmer of Id Software and Chairman of the International Game Developers Association. This event is free and is open to the public. The lecture will take place on October 15, 2002 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the University of Utah, Engineering Mines Classroom Building (EMCB) in room 105.

Team Factor - New Update Patch & Linux Server

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2002 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

7FX has released another new patch for Team Factor, bringing the Euro edition of their team-based first-person shooter to v1.2. This upgrade addresses animation improvements, more view options, gameplay tweaks and a bunch of bug fixes. Also available is the updated v1.2 dedicated Linux server. (thanks 3DGamers)