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id Software Recommends Nvidia's 'GeForce FX' For 'Doom 3'

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA is pleased to announce that id Software recommends the GeForce FX family of graphics processing units for DOOM 3. This week, many of our add-in card and system builder partners have begun to display a special sticker on their retail packaging and company Websites to promote this recommendation to consumers. This marks a great achievement for GeForce FX GPUs. Look for this sticker on video cards equipped with a GeForce FX GPU and witness the mind-blowing detail of the DOOM 3 experience - the way it's meant to be played. To have a look at the sticker, please visit our DOOM 3 page on NVIDIA nZone, located at http://www.nvidia.com/object/nzone_doom3_home.html.

'Mashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mashed is a miniature arcade racing game under development at UK's Supersonic Studio, to be published by Empire Interactive. Up to 4 players will be able to compete at the same time, with one goal in mind: win at all costs - either by finishing first, either by destroying your opponents. Expected on store shelves June 2004 for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Maestro' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Maestro is a Mike Oldfield creation and is aimed at users of all ages. Maestro aims to appeal to users on many levels: some will compete, others will meet and greet and use the world of Maestro to forge communities. Some will transform Maestro into the world's most magnificent chat room. Maestro has been hand-built, from the ground upwards with a unique philosophical vision. Read more to check some "odd" screens or download the demo...

"POSTAL 2: Share The Pain" to Ship In Europe

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Since it seems like so many European countries are upset with America at the moment because of our foreign policy, we felt it was the ideal time to offer them a harmless means of venting their rage," explained Running With Scissors' honcho and international diplomat Vince Desi. "We sat down at the UN and reached an agreement with our European Allies to share our pain, as in POSTAL 2: Share The Pain."

Ubisoft Acquires 'Shadowbane' Developer, Wolfpack Studios

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the acquisition of Austin-based Wolfpack Studios, the developer of Shadowbane. The critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game for the PC and Mac platforms and its recently launched expansion pack, Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos, are operated and supported by Ubisoft's online gaming division, ubi.com, which is among the top five gaming portals in the world.

Buka And Pointsoft Sign 'Battle Mages' Distribution Deal

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment is pleased to notify you today of the agreement with Pointsoft Gmbh, one of the prominent German games publishers. The agreement states that Pointsoft acquires the rights to publish Battle Mages in German-speaking countries. The release of the game is scheduled for April 2004. Battle Mages will be entirely localized.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Solar - Trailer
  • Rainbow Six 3 - Trailer
  • Transformers: Armada


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Toon Army' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Toon Army' is a gritty, foul mouthed, wise cracking, cartoon, World War 2, FPS, battlefield game allowing both single player and multiplayer modes over a multitude of terrain's, with up to 32 players in a game. Following the misadventures of GI John Doe the player takes on the dreaded Axis powers across Africa and Europe. Read more for details, screens and first trailer ...

'Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Global Star Software has released a patch for InterActive Vision's modern combat flight sim Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector.This update will brings your retail game to v1.01. and adds a keyboard configuration menu, full Internet multiplayer support with a new deathmatch mode, a chat feature, a save option for the mission generator, etc (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Syberia 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has released a demo for Benoit Skokal's adventure sequel Syberia 2. No specific details are available at this time but this demo gives you the chance to try out an early part of the game. Stay tuned for our soon coming Syberia 2 preview. Read more for download links.