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Let the Hiring Commence!

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Attention Black Isle fans! Another all new employment opportunity has arrived! That's right guys and gals, your friendly neighborhood developer and publisher of PC and console role-playing games is looking for talented Intermediate Game Designers. If the design and layout of adventure locales for Black Isle RPGs sounds like your cup of tea then head on over to the Employment Page to read all of the nifty details!

'The Italian Job 2' - Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer & Video Games has word from an unnamed source that a sequel to this year's PSOne/PC crime action game, The Italian Job, is in the works. The first game, based on the classic 1969 crime drama, was published by SCi but the game sequel will be developed by UK based Climaz and published by Eidos, according to the report. The game, which will come out on the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube, will be released around the same time as the upcoming movie remake of The Italian Job shows up in theaters this summer (thanks HomeLan).

Infogrames Announces 'The Temple Of Elemental Evil'

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest issue of Computer Games magazine has a brief article on an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons PC RPG called "The Temple Of Elemental Evil". Based on a classic 1985 D&D pen-and-paper module from its creator Gary Gygax, the article states that the developer of the game will be Trokia, who previously developed the "steampunk" RPG Arcanum. The game is scheduled to be released via publisher Infogrames in the latter half of 2003, according to the report (thanks HomeLan).

'Rainbow 6 : RavenShield' - Demo Patch Coming Up

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Shield producer, Chadi "Leviat" Lebbos sends out word that "part of the Raven Shield development team is working up a patch that will solve the majority of the bugs you've encountered. We still don't have all the required elements to give you guys an official date (which will be in the upcoming days), but once we do, you will be the first to know. As for the rest of the team, we are still debugging and optimizing." Read more for his full statement ...

'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayStation2 system owners eager to see what all the excitement is about won't have to wait anymore, as Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that the popular squad-based combat game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon for the PlayStation 2 has shipped and will arrive on store shelves shortly.

'Outlaw Volleyball : Spike Or Die' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's spike or die as players choose their team and head out to one of the 16 different volleyball courts. 'Outlaw Volleyball' will draw on the Xbox graphic capabilities to provide extremely well-rendered and fun environments with dynamic elements. From the beach house beach to the big house, the courts will feature such graphic treats as deformable sand, dynamic backgrounds and highly detailed crowds. The game will also make use of the Xbox's ability to incorporate music tracks that were ripped to the console's hard drive making Outlaw Volleyball into a very personalized experience. Today we scored some new screens and a trailer showing off some in-game footage...

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercedes-Benz World Racing, a 3D Racing-Simulation with high quality, mission-based elements, is the first game ever to feature a line-up of current Mercedes-Benz cars, plus selected classic and vintage models. Players start out as a rookie racer struggling to climb the ladder to the top of the racing circuit. After the completion of each mission, drivers can unlock new and vintage Mercedes-Benz cars, as well as new car interiors and racetracks in this exhilarating 3D racing game. A batch of new screens ...

'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will feature many brand new game elements. Its action adventure format will be familiar to many fans but advanced combat will form the heart of this latest installment. Rayman will have new movements and powers including, The Power Fist, Grapple and Super Helicopter, and he will certainly need them as he comes up against over 20 powerful enemies, including the savage Hoodlum tribe. The new Tactical Arcade Combat System will ensure players use their brains, as each enemy has specific strengths and combat strategies, and will only be defeated by the correct fighting techniques. Today some new ennemies are unveiled, we got the latest screens and screens ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Return To Castle Wolfenstein' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has just released a new update patch for their first person shooter smash hit Return to Castle Wolfenstein. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.41 patch and addresses some anti-lag issues in the code and weapon prediction. The patch comes in Win 32, Linux and there is also a new Win32 and Linux game source available. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...