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'Battlefield 1942' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2002 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is not out yet but nonetheless Electronic Arts sends along a patch for the full version of Battlefield 1942, shipping to stores and expected end of this week. This v1.1 patch brings the same changes and fixes as the multiplayer demo update, including support for the All Seeing Eye server browser, higher refresh rates, internal server browser improvements, bug fixes, and more. Additionally, the v1.1 Win32 dedicated server for the full game is now available, allowing server administrators to host all 16 maps in all gameplay modes. Read more a detailed fix list and links where to get it.

'The Partners' Ships To Stores In North America

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Monte Cristo are pleased to announce that The Partners, a life simulation game that takes place in a law firm, has shipped to retail stores nation wide. If i am not mistaken The Partners is already available in Europe...

'Armored Task Force' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 9:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is now offering a playable demo of the new tactical war game from the creatures of Brigade Combat Team, Armored Task Force. The game represents a whole new approach to wargaming as they "have modeled the entire battlefield, practically down to the bolts on the road wheels!". The full game is expected to go gold on September 27, and they are accepting pre-orders for that now. Read more for features and links where to grab the demo...

MechAssault (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"MechAssault" lets players pilot the most powerful weapons available in the 31st century, a 40-foot-tall walking tank known as a BattleMech, or 'Mech. In this third-person action/shooter game, environments are not only fully destructible, they're the weapons. Players choose from a dozen 'Mechs - ranging from quick 30-tonners to huge 100-ton beasts - which they configure and optimize to crush their opponents. Gamers can challenge themselves with 20 single-player missions as they prepare for the ultimate multiplayer online experience.

Babel Appoints 'Quality Standards Manager'

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Babel has appointed Jon Mepham as Quality Standards Manager as part of the company's strategy to achieve zero failure rates of hardware manufacturer submission.

NBA Inside Drive 2003 (Xb) - Features

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers who have the skills are challenged to step onto the hardwood and take it to the rack. "NBA Inside Drive 2003" dares each player to go up strong or don't go up at all. With thumpin' hip-hop beats, fluid gameplay, innovative commentary and incredibly realistic arena models of all the NBA franchises, "NBA Inside Drive 2003" delivers the ultimate NBA console experience.

Monsters Inc : Scream Arena (Gamecube) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monsters, Inc : Scream Arena, an action game for the GameCube based loosely on the award winning animated feature film from Disney/Pixar. Monsters, Inc : Scream Arena allows up to four players to assume the role of one of several movie characters and go head-to-head in a "dodge ball-style" competition. Look for Monsters, Inc - Scream Arena this fall. 8 new screens showing off the monsterly action .. Njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action Vault has a new Q&A with members of 7FX talking about Team Factor, their first person shooter that's soon due in the US via Xicat. Saw on Bluesnews that MGON is the latest web site to post up a Q&A with members of Black Element Software talking about their upcoming action-horror game, Shade: Wrath of Angels. Gamershell has posted up a brief Q&A with Radon Labs' Bernd Beyreuther talking about their upcoming action-strategy game, Project Nomads. GameZone has posted up a new Q&A with Ian Stevens of Black Label Games talking about the recently released horror-action game The Thing (PS2/PC/Xbox). Computer and Video Games has a new Chaser Q&A talking with Cauldron's Marian Suran about their upcoming first-person shooter.

Daily Dose Of Previews

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loadedinc has posted up a new preview of Knight Rider, the upcoming driving game game from Davilex that's based on the classic David Hasslehoff TV show. GameSpy has posted up a new preview of Conflict: Desert Storm based on checking out a beta build of the Playstation 2 version of the upcoming tactical shooter from Pivotal Games, SCi, and Gotham Games. XGR.com is the latest web site to post up a No One Lives Forever 2 preview based on playing the press build of Monolith's upcoming first person shooter. GameSpot has posted up a new preview of Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin, the upcoming sequel to the popular WWII themed turn based strategy game from Big Time Software and Battlefront.com. RPGDot has posted up a brief preview of ArchAngel based on playing a beta of the upcoming action-RPG from Metropolis Software and JoWood. PC.IGN has posted up a new preview of Arx Fatalis, the upcoming first person fantasy RPG from Arkane Studios and JoWood.

Chase (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2002 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players will take the role of Chase Corrada, a young sexy stuntwoman, who is starting her promising career as a movie stunt driver. Chase will take players through four unique movie sets including a gangster movie setting, a post-apocalyptic movie set and more. Players will not only drive traditional four wheeled vehicles, but will also have motorcycles, a three wheeled Ramen delivery Tuk-Tuk and a large missile truck at their disposal. Njoy the new screens ...