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New Half-Life/Counter-Strike Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected the Half-Life v1.1.0.9 patch and the Counter-Strike v1.0.0.4 (retail CS only) have been released. These updates have tons of fixes and tweaks such as the new Anti-Cheat protection, HLTV changes, integration of Steam technology and so on. Either use the SierraUp utility, from the "Configuration-Update" menu, that was distributed with previous releases or if you are one of those Steam people, you should have it by now (thanks blues). Read more for a detailed fix list and links where to grab the files.

'Batman : Dark Tomorrow' For PS2/Xbox Confirmed - First Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

­Kemco officially confirms today that Batman: Dark Tomorrow, initially slated for the Nintendo GameCube, will roar onto to the PS2 and the Xbox this fall. HotGen Studios Limited is developing the PS2 and Xbox versions, while the GameCube version is being developed internally by Kemco, as well as other global partners.

Frogger Advanced: The Great Quest (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to be dazzled by the wide variety of levels, vibrant graphics and special surprises that ooze frog-hopping fun and excitement! Check out the 8 new screenshots from Konami’s Frogger Advanced: The Great Quest for the GameBoy® Advance.

'Hunter: The Reckoning' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that it's highly-anticipated game "Hunter: The Reckoning" has gone gold and will ship on May 21 in North America.

Blitzkrieg - Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daily Telefrag has put up a movie trailer of Nival Interactive's World War II RTS game, Blitzkrieg. Their version is the original 18mb one, we crunched it down a bit for your convenience to 4.8mb. The trailer offers an exact 2 minutes of in-game footage ..

'Midtown Madness 3' Announced For The Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that one of the best-selling racing franchises of all time, “Midtown Madness,” will become a featured title for the Xbox. “Midtown Madness 3,” an arcade-style racing game developed by Digital Illusions CE AB, scheduled for release in fall 2002, will take full advantage of the power of the Xbox by providing deeper story lines and more user interaction. We already knew about this before, but now its official! UPDATE: We added 2 new screens

'Dino Stalker' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Euro today announced plans to publish Dino Stalker for the PS2 this summer. Known in Japan as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis, Dino Stalker is a first person perspective shooter based on the highly successful Dino Crisis universe. Blast'm!

Rally Championship (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rally Championship is an extension of the award-winning and highly successful Rally Championship brand previously released on PC and PlayStation One. The unique combination of arcade style and simulated racing delivers the most extreme driving conditions the planet can throw at the driver and this superb brand is now coming to Sony's next generation console. Check the screens & Njoy!

Connect TV Excite Striker - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica U.K. Ltd have today announced the launch of Connect TV Excite Striker, giving football fans the opportunity to test out their skills without leaving the house.

Nvidia Releases New Detonator Drivers

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nvidia has posted up some new drivers for their video cards today. Some of the features (thanks voodoo):

  • WHQL Certified
  • Full Acceleration and support for the GeForce4 and Quadro4 families
  • nView™ Multi-Display Support (User's Guide available at left)
  • NVIDIA’s patented Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) – supports all products in single a driver binary
  • Highly optimized Microsoft® DirectX® 8.1 and OpenGL® 1.3 with NVIDIA extensions pipelines