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Sierra Goes 'Hoyle' Crazy

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has announced, the launch of four new versions of the popular Hoyle games, : Hoyle Casino, Hoyle Card, Hoyle Board and Hoyle Word. Several of these games include versions playable on handheld units using the Palm Operating System.

Weekend Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ActionTrip has a Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter Q&A with Mike Arkin, executive producer on Crave Entertainment's upcoming PC/Xbox science fiction shooter. MGON has an Earth & Beyond Online Q&A talking with producer Eric Wang about Westwood's upcoming science fiction MMORPG (thanks Blues). ActionTrip once again has a Q&A with Lennart Sas of Triumph Studios discussing their upcoming magic-based strategy game sequel, The Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne.ELiTeD.net has posted an interview with ARUSH Entertainment president Jim Perkins talking about Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, the upcoming third-person platform action game by Sunstorm Interactive. GameSpy has posted a small Q&A with Ubi Soft's Scott Herrington talking about their upcoming massively multiplayer RPG Shadowbane, developed by Wolfpack Studios. HomeLAN chats with Bohemia Interactive Studios' Mark Spanel as he talks about Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the upcoming expansion pack to their hit military shooter (thanks HomeLan).

Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns - Screens & Art

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The great conflicts of the Star Wars universe become larger and more dynamic this spring with Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, a collection of new scenario enhancements for last year's acclaimed RTS game from LucasArts. Clone Campaigns is inspired by the large-scale battles in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, as well as the classic and expanded Star Wars universe.

'Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix' - Multiplayer Test

by Rainier on April 13, 2002 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and Raven Software are giving gamers a chance to test their grit with the announcement of the Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix multiplayer compatibility test. The test, which will initially be available exclusively from GameSpy's FilePlanet on April 18, 2002, gives gamers a chance to compete in one map across four different game modes including deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration.

Blood Omen 2 - Update Patch v1.02 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has just announced that they released a new 'Blood Omen 2' patch updating their vampire action adventure game to v1.02. This upgrade only improves the game's stability in addition to all the fixes from the previous patch. The patch weighs in about 2.9mb and a warning about save games not being compatible is given. Get it off the worthplaying server here, or grab it off the eidos server here. (thanks blues)

Ghost Recon : Desert Siege - Multiplayer Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a new update patch for Ghost Recon : Desert Siege. This Update Patch 3 is ONLY for Desert Siege and fixes some multiplayer issues. The patch is compatible with ALL Desert Siege localized versions (aka all languages). Its a mere 1.4 mb big ... so grab it while its hot! Read more for detailed fix list and links where to get it

'Metal Gear Solid 2' Grabs 2 Elspa's

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid 2, published by Konami has proved to be one of the UK's fastest selling computer game titles of all time. It reached the Silver ELSPA Award level (for sales of over 100,000 units) within the same week the title was released. Just two weeks later, it achieved the Gold ELSPA Award Level for reaching sales of 200,000 units.

'Train Sim American Classics' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Classics - Train Sim Pack is a an expansion for Microsoft's Train Simulator - the defacto sim amongst PC-owning railroad hobbyists. It brings alive America's most loved steam and diesel locomotives of the 1930's and 50's from New York's Central railroad together with 14 exciting new activities and totally authentic period rolling stock.

'Atrox' Set For UK Launch - Game Overview

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2334 AD, a descendent of Albert Einstein attempted to separate the good and evil present in humans into two different types of cells - the Black and White angels. The Black angels gave rise to special human cyborgs called CREATESE, while the White angels gave rise to the INTELION. Now the CREATESE, INTELION and the last Humans (HOMINIAN) on earth have to fight it out for their own land in the Real Time Strategy Simulation Game, ATROX.

JoWood Announces 'Michael Schumacher Kart'

by Rainier on April 12, 2002 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the signing of Michael Schumacher Racing World Kart 2002, an innovative racing game that successfully captures the excitement and speed behind the sport. Endorsed by one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, the game is scheduled for release in June 2002, only on PC.