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...
Top Games of 2014
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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.
Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war . A new updated demo is now available (version D), read more for links and details (thanks 3DGamers).
In Enclave, the action-oriented role player can choose from 12 different character classes and enjoy long-term fascination in more than 24 detailed levels. A medieval fantasy ambience featuring impressive landscapes, castles, lava caves and city backdrops are bound to enchant the gamers. Ogres, gnomes, and druids tackle their enemies with numerous weapons and pieces of equipment such as swords, battle axes, and catapults. In terms of graphics Enclave features great texture variety, amazing polygon rates, seamless image formation, and, above all, breathtaking special FX. As a very special feature the players can access every part of the visible architecture. The dynamic soundtrack which adapts itself to the game, professional voice-overs and surround FX add to the already intense atmosphere. Read more for l8inks where to grab in the ingame action trailer!
Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. 7FX has just released another patch for their team-based first-person shooter, Team Factor, bringing the European retail game to v1.25. No details available at this point, read more for links where to grab the goods ...
Alawar Entertainment has released a few new things of interest to the gaming public today including an updated demo of Brickshooter, and a free level pack for its Gold Sprinter game. Gold Sprinter is a classic 2D platformer, while Brickshooter is a classic game similar to Breakout. You can find demos for both games, along with a bunch of other classic games, over at the Alawar site (thanks GamespyDaily). What can i say, its a slow news day ;)
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