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'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official site has once again been updated with 4 new screens, read more to check them out...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Upcoming Patch Plans

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Patch 1.31 will only include the arm patches fix that that caused server connection problems. Testing on it will begin next week and public release is expected in 3 weeks. Tony Ray, from Even Balance, is working closely with the development team in integrating Punkbuster and everything is going smoothly. The SA servers (windows - linux) will hit testing in a few days. Exact release on this is uncertain right now. What can you expect in the future? Patch 1.4 is being worked on and is scheduled for release at the end of August. This is shaping up to be the largest patch thus far in terms of bug fixes and improvements. Plans for an official MOD and release of an SDK are underway (expect both to come later).

'Enemy Territory' - Coming To A Magazine Disc Near You

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision just dropped us a note about Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory -- if you've been holding off on the download because of your bandwidth, you won't have to any longer. Over the next couple of months, Enemy Territory will be on the discs of magazines all over the world! We've got a partial list below of gaming magazines that will be including Enemy Territory and when they're coming out. An updated list can be found on the official Wolfenstein website.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Call Of Duty - US Campaign Trailer Pack
  • Call Of Duty - Russian Campaign Trailer Pack
  • Heaven And Hell - Trailer
  • The Kore Gang - Trailer
  • Spyhunter 2 - Trailer


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

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Yu Yu Hakusho' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building further on an already successful partnership, Atari, Inc. and FUNimation have entered into an agreement, through which Atari will publish video games for certain next-generation consoles based on FUNimation’s popular animated television series, Yu Yu Hakusho. Already an acknowledged blockbuster in Japan where the manga alone has sold more than 40 million copies, Yu Yu Hakusho made its debut in the United States in April 2002 on Cartoon Network, where it is currently among the top-rated shows on the network’s “Toonami Block” of programming. Read more for details ...

Midway Launches 'Midway Arcade Treasures'

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Midway Arcade Treasures, the first next-generation console offering of more than 20 classic arcade games, is scheduled to ship in fall 2003. Midway Arcade Treasures features hundreds of hours of classic gameplay action from all-time arcade favorites including the fast-paced action of SpyHunter, the multiplayer collaboration of Gauntlet, the space-age adventure of Defender and the dueling combat of Joust, just to name a few.

'Etrom: The Astral Essence' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.M. STUDIOS today officially announced the development of the 3D Action-RPG Game– ETROM: “The Astral Essence”. Earth 476. A.H.E.F. (After Human Empire Foundation): the Future? Etrom is a project aiming at creating a world where we find conflicting societies divided by walls, laws, secrets, towers and deserts, characterized by either fantastic technologies and ancient civilizations governed by mysterious hidden energies. Read more for details & screens ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Check out some new screens ...

'Mistmare' Ships In North America

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and co-developers Sinister Systems and Arxel Tribe are happy to announce that Mistmare, a title that offers a unique blend of action, adventure and RPG elements has shipped to retail stores nation wide. “Mistmare takes gamers into a very different world,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “The Dark Ages never ended and gamers will be faced with medieval weapons and magic with only their skills and intellect to help them survive.”