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Nvidia Drives Development Of New 'PCI' Express Grahpics Interface

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an ongoing effort to shape and define standards in the graphics industry, NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it is working with the Arapahoe Work Group to help develop the graphics bandwidth capabilities of PCI Express, the new Intel Corporation third-generation Input/Output (I/O) specification that connects computing subsystems and peripheral components at high-bandwidth speeds. A key contributor to the development of the PCI Express specification, NVIDIA has developed a high-speed graphics interconnect designed to evolve current PCI technology and address the increasing bandwidth demands of emerging graphic applications for multiple markets, including desktop PCs, mobile, workstations, servers and embedded communications systems.

'Original War' - Site Update

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Original War, published in the USA in December last year has updated its website. Altar added more information about the game, first part of John McMillan's diary, discussion forum, technical support, many screenshots and artworks, complete MP3 soundtrack and map scenario editor to download. You can look forward to indepth multiplayer adviser, next parts of John MacMillan's diary, monthly poll, and contest! Check it for regular updates!

Door To The World Of 'Morrowind' Opens Earlier In Europe

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that it will be moving up the European release dates for the highly anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, by Bethesda Softworks. The PC CD-ROM version will be available in May, whilst the European release date for the Xbox version is still to be finalised.

PC Review - Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza combines the exciting elements of the original blockbuster movie with a pulse-pounding adventure game set in an interactive 3D environment. This single-player game features an event-driven storyline that follows John McClane in his life and death struggle to overcome a group of greedy terrorists, and in the process, save his wife, the other hostages, and hopefully himself. Staying true to the original story, the entire game takes place in the 40-story Nakatomi Plaza office building on Christmas Eve, with our hero "accidentally" called upon to thwart a large scale burglary attempt by a band of trigger-happy terrorists. Whats the verdict? Read more and find out!

Divine Divinity - Technology Test & Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Things are starting to get exciting on the Divine Divinity front. In less than 12 days our huge demo is going to become available for download, and as a teaser the intro movie from Divine Divinity is now being released. Read more for links where to grab this puppy.

Team Factor - Fresh Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Factor from Singularity Software is the Special Operations, military action game that’s set to take the PC world by storm. The battle is on for your team to complete a series of dangerous undercover missions using a winning combination of strategy, strength and stealth.

'Jedi Knight II' Editing Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 10:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software has released the Jedi Knight II Editing Tools - which is all you'll need (besides actual talent) to create modifications for use with their Star Wars flavored action game. Read more for detailed description and links where to get the tools

ATI Launches Trade-In, Trade-Up Program

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. is now offering North American consumers the opportunity to trade-in an older ATI video card or any competitive video card and get one of ATI's newest video cards, including ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500 128 MB (which has just started shipping to retailer stores).

'Neverwinter Nights' Limited Open Beta Test Announced

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. and Infogrames Inc. are pleased to present the limited open Beta test for one of the most anticipated PC games of the year - Neverwinter Nights. Selected PC game fans will have an unprecedented opportunity to dig into the rich world of Neverwinter Nights before anyone else.

UK Computer Games Software Explosion Continues

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Predictions of a continued upward trend in the popularity of leisure software, highlighted at the beginning of the year by The European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), are still on track. New figures published today by ELSPA, sourced from Chart Track, show a continuing increase in sales of computer games in the UK with 11 million units of software sold in the first quarter of 2002. This is a 6 per cent rise on the same period last year. The value of games sold, across all formats, rose by 20% from £219 million in the first quarter of 2001 to £262 million in the first quarter of this year.