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Jedi Outcast 'Updated' Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 9:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software lead programmer James Monroe updated his .plan to point out a small problem in the editing tools for their 3D action game that were released yesterday. The previous page got updated with the right pack, go get em tiger ;)

Massive 'Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios and Strategy First announced today that a new upgrade for the award winning Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns has been released and is available on www.timegate.com and www.strategyfirst.com. Coming a year after the initial release of the product, this upgrade should please fans of this ground-breaking title.

Infogrames Announces The Ultimate 'Nickelodeon-Themed Party Game'

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and Nickelodeon will crank up the fun factor later this year with the introduction of Nickelodeon Party Blast – a totally wild, ultra-competitive, all-out Nick party game featuring eight Nicktoons stars! Anything goes in this star-studded, multi-player Nickelodeon Challenge that will launch on the PC, Nintendo GameCube and will be the first ever Nickelodeon title for the Xbox.

Nvidia & ATI To Support Windows Media 'Corona'

by Rainier on April 23, 2002 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that leading graphics chip developers ATI Technologies Inc. and NVIDIA Corp. will support new DirectX technologies that enables the highest-resolution video playback experience ever on the PC using the next version of Microsoft Windows Media Technologies, code-named "Corona." With this new technology, today’s PCs running the Windows XP operating system will be able to enjoy video playback quality far beyond what is possible on many high-end televisions today.

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.