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'Black Hawk Down' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A single-player demo of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is now available, offering the opportunity to try out this upcoming tactical first-person shooter by NovaLogic. This is not the official demo (originates from a magazine CD) but it features one level set in Mogadishu where two Delta teams go on a mission to free a number of hostages. Novalogic mentioned that an official single- and multi-player demo will be released in a few weeks. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Black Isle Studios Seeks 3D Artist

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, a leading developer and publisher of console and PC role-playing game products is looking for talented 3D artists, particularly with experience creating models and texture maps for natural and architectural environments. Black Isle offers a fun, creative, and challenging environment with competitive base salaries and benefits. And yes, great weather. Read all of the details and find out how you can join the Black Isle team over on the Black Isle Employment page!

'Impossible Creatures' Arrives in Stores!

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine a world where great white sharks stalk on land, hippopotamuses soar overhead with bat-like wings, and rhinoceroses move with the speed and agility of leopards. Today, Microsoft announced the retail availability of just such a place in "Impossible Creatures." Read more for details or head on over to the nearest game store and pick up your copy .. NOW!

Strategy First Goes All Out And Signs 'Chrome'

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it has signed a multiple title publishing agreement with Polish developer/publisher Techland. The deal will see Strategy First publish 9 titles including the much-anticipated Sci-Fi Shooter Chrome into the North American market.

'Motor Trend Presents : Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc. has given the green light to the new video game Motor Trend Presents - Lotus Challenge. The game is set to pull out of the pits on January 28, for the Xbox. Read more for details and features ...

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the World of Greyhawk, one of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings of all time, will make its first interactive appearance with the upcoming release of "Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil." Developed by Troika, creators of the critically acclaimed "Arcanum", "Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" will feature an exciting party-based single player campaign, an engaging storyline based on the classic D&D adventure of the same name as well as a faithful translation of the latest 3rd Edition rules. Read more for details ...

'American Conquest' - US vs. THE US

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software is asking gamers throughout Europe to unite in a battle to defeat their American counterparts.The American Conquest War of Independence – sponsored in part by Gainward – will run on both sides of the Atlantic between February 14th and May 15th of 2003. Over 4,000 players are expected to enter worldwide, making this one of the biggest organised knockout tournaments around. Read more for details ...

'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - Website Update

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In former Cubans and Russian bases operating in Africa, there is evidence of a huge amount of the nuclear arsenal from the time of the cold war. It is concretely about the nuclear military warheads, plutonium and briefcase atomic bombs. For this purpose, it will be elaborated a program for removing of all materials form the mentioned bases. Of course, the program will be secret to keep these information away from the public especially concerning to the topic of the lost nuclear arsenal form the former military deposit of the Soviet Union. For this purpose, special garrison of a heavy freight carrier type IL76 will be chosen, which will collect this "PACKAGE" and it will export back to Russia. On the way back, after undertaking of the concrete "PACKAGE", the airplane will getting lost. SPECNAZ are coming on the stage.

UPDATE: The official SPECNAZ: Project Wolf website has been updated with new weapon screens, go check them out.

'Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST' - Online Beta Test & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and Cyan Worlds, Inc, developers of the legendary Myst and Riven, today announced their highly anticipated upcoming online adventure Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST. Players will have the opportunity to explore and interact with meticulously crafted environments in, around, and beyond the newly discovered underground D'ni empire that predates human civilization. Explorers wishing to help test the game during its beta phase are invited to apply today by visiting the official website (which also has new info & screenshots available).

'Mystery Of The Mummy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher's "Mystery Of The Mummy" is inspired by the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Become Sherlock Holmes as you embark on a remarkable adventure. Investigate a mysterious case, full of suspense, of the disappearance of a famous archaeologist and a valuable Egyptian Mummy, in turn-of-the-century England. What begins as a simple case quickly becomes a web of intrigue, robbery, priceless artifacts, and potentially, a murder. Read more for links where to grab the demo ..