Entertainment industry powerhouses are lining up to support the highly anticipated “Video Games Live At The Hollywood Bowl” concert taking place in spring 2003. Mystical Stone Entertainment has bolstered its industry’s presence through partnerships with the entertainment agency Endeavor and public relations firm Bender/Helper Impact. Endeavor will spearhead several business and development initiatives for Mystical Stone Entertainment including broadcast rights, cross-promotional partnerships and other strategic alliances.
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles will feature 20 single and 10 multiplayer missions spanning the Finnish and Hungarian theatres of conflict. Amongst the host of features will be improved flight dynamics, a full AI redesign, new ground and sea objects and over 40 new flyable and AI-controlled aircraft, including flyable, multi-crewed German and Russian bombers. Today we serve up a new 4 min trailer showing off in-game action with comments from flight sim expert Ian Boys and 1C:Maddox Games lead developer Oleg Maddox, taped at the European Computer Flight Simulation Show in Birmingham, UK
Highland Warriors is the epic story of bloody feuds, Scottish patriotism and English Invaders begins with the original founding of Scotland around 850 AD and peaks with the fight for independence during the 13th / 14th century. Play as one of three Scottish clans or risk your life for the British Crown in 35 historically founded missions. Highland Warriors also supports up to eight players through the Internet or LAN. Today we have some more info and screens covering the "Cameron Clan". Njoy!
Destructive combat wreaks havoc on Game Boy Advance as Majesco has shipped BattleBots: Beyond The BattleBox. Based on the popular and highly acclaimed "BattleBots" TV show, the game will be available at retail stores nationwide.
Icculus and Electronic Arts have released the first beta dedicated Linux server for Battlefield 1942, allowing Penguin-powered PCs to host multiplayer games of Digital Illusions' vehicular first-person shooter. This beta release will expire in about 30 days but a new release should become available prior to that, and bug reports are solicited. Read more for details, install guide and links where to grab the goods...
Codemasters today announced its revolutionary PlayStation2 racing title, Pro Race Driver, shipped to stores. Pro Race Driver redefines the racing genre with the inclusion of an innovative narrative character-based storyline and the realism of more than 40 detailed cars and 38 licensed tracks in Pro Race Driver. The game is available on store shelves for an SRP of $39.99.
With its unique comic-book inspired art style, Crushed Baseball 2004 will offer fast-paced arcade gameplay that will appeal to both sports and non-sports gaming fans. With its over-the-top style, players will be able to power-up characters and give them superhuman abilities and special powers called “Mojo” abilities. For example, a pitcher might throw a pitch that acts as a buzz-saw and slices through the hitter’s bat; a batter may hit a ground ball that lodges itself in the field so it can’t be picked up, and a fielder might use their gravity glove ability to suction the ball into their glove to record an out.
A new patch for Street Legal has been released, bringing the budget-priced racing simulation by Hungarian developers Invictus to version 1.2. This massive patch makes numerous changes, including new and improved cars, increased frame rate and better graphics, enhanced physics system, improved controls, gameplay tweaks and bug fixes, and more (thanks 3DGamers).
- Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Q&A with LucasArts' Jim Tso on AVault
- MechAssault Q&A Day 1 Studios' Denny Thorley on ChicagoXbox
- Korea: Forgotten Conflict Q&A with Plastic Reality' Petr Smilek on Loadedinc
- Asheron's Call 2 Q&A with Randy Spong of Turbine on C&VG
- Iron Storm Q&A with Edouard Lussan of Wanadoo on Tiscali Games
- UFO: Aftermath Q&A with Jiri Rydl of Altar Interactive on Taktikzone
- Torque Engine Q&A with GarageGames' Mark Frohnmayer on HomeLAN
Flying Rock Enterprises have updated the official Ace of Angels website with a beta report detailing a their latest beta stress test that took place over the weekend. They talk about what components seemed to work well, which components are still a bit buggy and how the overall game is shaping up. Flying Rock also send us some new screens for their dynamic Massively Multiplayer Space Combat Game.
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