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'Dark Matter: The Baryon Project' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fly one of the many spacecraft and battle huge cruisers - or break through hull, grab your rocket launcher and explore the enemy's vessel in your superior battle suit! Fight morphing aliens and fierce time warriors in a dark future that will become your worst nightmare!

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormregion made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Read more to check 30 new screens and also check our Panzers preview!

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the first patch for Colin McRae Rally 04. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and improves the ghost car tracking system, to improve the visibility over LAN/Internet. Controller calibration is now smoother and less hard to control. The gear box testing sections are now better balanced. The game now report the ready state correctly in LAN/Internet multiplayer modes. Added code to display name, damage, tracks, etc when using GameSpy Arcade.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Read more for some new screens ...

Nobilis Brings 'Virtual Grand Prix 2' To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today LAGO announces a brand new agreement with one of the major French videogame distributors, NOBILIS, for its racing-simulation game Virtual Grand Prix 2. This agreement involves the distribution for France, Spain and Benelux countries. Read more for details and screens ...

'Top Spin' - PC Version Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aleready revealed a few weeks ago, but today the official announcement rolled in. Atari has forged links with Microsoft, publisher of Top Spin for the Xbox, to publish the Windows PC version of Top Spin, the critically renowned tennis simulation releasing this September. Atari and Microsoft are confident of repeating the success of last year's Xbox version in 2004.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

Millar Brothers Leave Jaleco and Team Up With Lionhead

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce the appointment of brothers Ron and Chris Millar who both formerly worked for Jaleco Entertainment and Blizzard Entertainment. Ron Millar is to continue his work as designer at Lionhead Studios and his experience on games such as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo will undoubtedly bring a new perspective to Lionhead's design process.

'Astro Boy' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Astro, the robotic superhero with a human mind, in a jet-fueled adventure to reunite the robotic race with humans. Working with Tezuka Productions and Sony Pictures Television, SEGA's SONICTEAM studio has faithfully recreated the Astro Boy universe, lending authenticity to the franchise and paying homage to a classic icon of Japanese anime that is now a featured series on Cartoon Network. Read more for some new screens ...

GarageGames Ships Torque Shader Engine (TSE) Early Adopter

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A couple years ago, the GarageGames position on shader support was that it was not needed. Now, however, a new generation of video cards supporting shaders and DirectX 9 have been on the market for several years and are becoming ubiqutious in new computers. Shaders are becoming a technology that cannot be ignored by game makers, but that cannot easily be addressed by old techniques.