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'Toca Race Driver' - Updated Demo's Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has released more beta demos for Pro Race Driver (a.k.a Toca Race Driver, DTM, V8 Challenge etc.) , allowing you to try out their upcoming touring car racing simulation customized for various territories. All offer a test drive on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, and the US demo includes the Sears Point track, the German demo features the Norisring track, and the Australian demo sports the Adelaide track, each drivable for two laps. Read more for download links ...

NDL To Launch 'Gamebryo' At Game Developers Conference

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL announced it will unveil the next step in the evolution of game development, Gamebryo, at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, CA, March 4-8. Gamebryo is a cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit and engine that offers developers unparalleled flexibility with crafting cutting-edge 3D technology in their games. Gamebryo also gives developers the unique ability to leverage and extend their legacy tools in creative ways.

'New World Order' - US Version Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Co-Publishers Strategy First and Project Three Interactive with developer Termite Games announced today that their tactical, team-based first-person shooter, New World Order, has gone gold for North America. “New World Order is going to be a great new title for the first-person shooter market,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. “With its $29.99 MSRP, it will let a whole new category of gamers get in on the excitement of this genre.”

'EverQuest Online Adventures' - Additional Servers

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced that it is adding a new server to meet customer demand for EverQuest Online Adventures, exclusively for the PS2. The new server will allow thousands of new players to join the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game where people create characters from a number of fantasy classes and meet people from the real world online as they embark on exciting adventures in a vast virtual world. The new server is scheduled to go online Friday, March 7, before noon Pacific Standard Time.

FunCom Reveals Upcoming Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In addition to the upcoming Anarchy Online expansion, Shadowlands, Funcom today announces exciting additions to its product portfolio. Work has started on a new booster pack for Anarchy Online, the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning The Longest Journey, and a brand new Persistent Online World game. With these new titles, Funcom will pave the way for single-player adventure and role-playing games on multiple platforms, in addition to Persistent Online Worlds. "We will hence focus our efforts on what we excel at: exciting adventures, role-playing, astounding visuals, high-quality content, deep game-play and fascinating stories," Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas explains.

EA Reveals 'F1 Challenge ‘99-‘02' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the excitement of Formula One from 1999 to 2002. F1 Challenge ‘99-‘02 is officially licenced by Formula One Administration and is the only F1 game to feature four complete seasons of racing action. That's 14 teams, 44 different vehicles, 34 drivers and 17 of the worlds most famous racing circuits configured as they were for each Formula One season from 1999-2002. Read more for details and screens ...

'Time of Defiance' - Client Update Available Now

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Time of Defiance is a massively multiplayer real time strategy game, with astonishing graphics, based upon many thousands of small floating islands on the remains of the planet of Nespanona. The Cog Tribes are locked into a battle of supremacy with each other. The player takes on the role of one of the Cog tribes and plays against hundreds or thousands of other players to gain control of the Northern Continent. Players expand their empires through exploration, negotiation, war or peace - using the strategies and tactics of their choice. Nicely Crafted Entertainment have now released version 4.410B of Time of Defiance. Read more for download links & detailed fix list ...

'Shadow of the Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Sun is a story based first person action adventure game set in an alternate universe. The player takes the role of a once powerful vampire who has been incarcerated for hundreds of years by the Vampire council. Visited by a haunting vision of a beautiful woman pleading for help he must escape the confines of his prison and set out on a quest which will lead him on a path of love and revenge. Read more for details and a load of screens and character art ...

JoWooD Reveals 'Neighbours From Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD today unveiled Neighbours From Hell, the "game of neighbourhood nastiness and community commotion. Creep around your neighbour ’s house performing ever more elaborate tricks upon the unsuspecting resident. As the star of a fantastic new TV show, cameras will track your every move as you set your fiendish traps. Your objectives are to create more and more disarray, increase ratings and maybe even winning prestigious awards". The game will be released next month. Read more for details and some screens ...

'Söldner: Secret Wars' Wants Your Skin

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD announces that the official website to their forthcoming online tactical military shooter, Söldner: Secret Wars, will be updated today with information on the unique Unit Customisation System feature. Söldner: Secret Wars will revolutionise the traditional 'skins' approach to character and unit customisation featured in other similar games, an approach which often makes customisation a hugely time consuming and technically challenging process.