SOF2 Multiplayer Test - Fixes

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since the SoF II test was release Raven Software has recieved a few hundred emails with suggestions and comments for improvements. The following is a list of what has been fixed, changed, and or updated since the test build was made available. Note, this does not mean Raven are releasing a patch for the test, instead its simply an update to let everyone know what we have been up to.

Take2 Ships Two New Titles At $9.99

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. is pleased to announce that "The Italian Job" and "Big Bass Fishing" have shipped today, May 3rd, 2002. "The Italian Job" is at retail for $9.99 and is published by Rockstar Games. "Big Bass Fishing" is part of the $9.99 "Got Game" line-up and is published by Take-Two Interactive.

'Myst III: Exile' Voted Best Video Game Soundtrack

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Proving to be a major hit amongst critics and consumers alike, the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed Myst saga continues its domination at the top of the game soundtrack business as Game Industry News awarded The Soundtrack of the Year to the top-selling Myst III: Exile, published by Ubi Soft.

Strategy First Appoints New Vice President - Product Development

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that Chuck Kroegel has joined the company as Vice President - Product Development.

'Tsunami 2265' Shoot’em Up Announced & Screens

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Prograph Research today announced a North American publishing agreement for "Tsunami 2265", a futuristic "shoot’em up" PC action game. "We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Tsunami 2265’ to the North American market," said Howard Horowitz, President of Got Game Entertainment, "Prograph has definitely created a truly unique and exciting PC game." Read more below for full announcement and first screens!

Vivendi Announce Expansion Of Three All-New Titles

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knowledge Adventure, a studio of Vivendi Universal Publishing, today announced the expansion of it's popular Fisher Price range with the launch of three all-new titles specifically for boys ages 5 plus, on the PC and the Sony PlayStation One console this Easter, based on Fisher Price's best-selling Rescue Heroes toy line and their best-selling battery powered ride-on vehicle, Power Wheels.

Preinstalled Windows: AARGH! I Can't Get Rid Of It!

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well this is a funny story about Microsoft posted on The Register (thanks Fragzone). Seems like MS ***** again.. Here is a clip:

If a PC shipped with Windows preinstalled, can you remove the OS and install Linux instead? Well, no, according to Microsoft. A somewhat obscure Microsoft site aimed at helping schools deal with donated computers flatly states: "It is a legal requirement that pre-installed operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine." Read full article here!

'Atriarch' Dungeon Area - Screens

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atriarch is a 3-D, massively-multiplayer online, persistent game depicting life on the alien and organic world of Atriana. Today we tossed up the first Atriarch Bolera Caverns "dungeon" area screens. Check them out!

Id Software Finally Announces DOOM III !!!

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision, Inc. announced that Activision will be the worldwide licensed distributor for DOOM III, the latest installment in one of the most successful franchises in PC gaming history. Built on id's revolutionary new 3D graphics engine, DOOM III draws players into the most frightening and gripping 3D gaming experience ever created. DOOM III is currently in development for the PC by id Software and will debut at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Activision's booth #1224 in the South Hall.

Kreed Developer Diary

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The team from Gaminggroove today tossed Vladimir Nikolaev "Burut's Project Head" into a corner and wouldn't let him out until he agreed to pen (type) a Kreed Developer Diary for them! Here is a clip:

After that we gather the whole team together and started on mission projection, describing each step of the player in detail, thinking of traps and all kinds of level tasks, making up tactical and logical riddles, creating mission plans and numbering each level, each room, even each single polygon. We made 9 missions, each consisting of 3 or 4 episodes and it took about 4 weeks of working hours, 3 packs of paper, about twenty pencils, and lots of Tonic. It was one of the hardest parts, a long brainstorming exercise.

'Stealth Combat' New Playable Demo Is Available

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2038, a war rages between the EMA ( Economic and Military Alliance) and the Great Empire. You must choose what side you want to be on, as you are going to undertake 25 infiltration, reconnaissance, and wipe out missions behind the wheel of the most powerful military hardware that the Special Forces possess... Find out more and download the NEW 82MB demo HERE!

More On 'Sudden Strike 2' : The Editor

by Thomas on May 3, 2002 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Why do you still need an editor? To create cards and missions according to your own taste of course! How? The new card is ready by simply placing objects such as routes, trees, and buildings on any spot you like. Even playable missions can be created by setting units and markings. The editor to the long-awaited RTS-Game will be included in the game. Find out more here!

Pax Romana - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pax Romana is a real time empire building game which combines strategic and political elements and which also has strong multi-player functionality. Developed by Antik Games, the team behind Europa Universalis, Pax Romana is a game of great depth and sophistication with two main game modes: pure strategy and strategy and politics.

'Divine Divinity' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Belgian site Spelletjesgarnaal has gotten the new Divine Divinity demo available for download. Larian Studios just made it public, but beware its 400mb big!! (even on high bandwith the server seems to be slow already). The game is scheduled for a Q2 2002 release. Grab the demo here! Seems like Spelletjesgarnaal has capped the download at aprox 30k/s .. An uncapped link can be found at Telenet, HERE.

Run Like Hell (PS2) - Art & Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay today send us some screens and artwork showing the progress in the development of its science-fiction, survival-horror PS2 title "Run Like Hell". Njoy!

CDV's Grom – Alpha-Screens From Tibet

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebel Mind, the makers of Grom, has sent us some interesting Alpha-screens, which we want to show immediately. As a goody we have composed a great location-episode of the highly promising Action-Adventure-title.

'Neocron' Contest: We want Your Skins

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever dreamt of creating your own character and admiring it in your favourite game? Stop dreaming! The first official Neocron skin contest has just started in the community forum of the eagerly-awaited MMORPG. Prove your creative abilities and design cool skins for a Private Eye, Spy, Tank or Psi-Monch. As first prize for the best skin you’ll win a Neocron Beta Account and have your skin included in the final game!!!

Wanadoo & Antik Games Conclude 'Pax Romana' Publishing Deal

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanadoo and Antik Games have just signed an agreement by which Wanadoo will publish and distribute Pax Romana, the new strategy game from Antik Games, throughout the world. The game is due for release in the winter of 2002

'Armoured Core 2 : Another Age' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You own your own Armored Core Unit and you’re always looking for ways to earn hard cash to buy upgrades and weapons. Do you want to tell the Earth Government that the Corporations have also been calling for your services? Don’t think so. Let them handle the political stuff, you’re just interested in getting the best missions from the highest bidder – it doesn’t matter who signs the cheque – right Raven! Yesterday we announced Metro3D's latest product, today we bring you 20+ screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HomeLAN chats with Contraband Entertainment talking about Abducted, their upcoming sci-fi action game for the PC/Mac & Xbox. Gaming Groove has a new Q&A with Jeff Tunnell of GarageGames talking about Realm Wars, their multiplayer fantasy action game. RPGVault has a new Q&A with Liu Yu Bin and Liu Gang of Object Software talking about their upcoming action-RPG Prince of Qin. Action Vault has yet another Q&A with Vince Desi of Running With Scissors talking about their upcoming Unreal engine powered FPS Postal 2. GameSpyDaily serves up a G.I. Combat Q&A talking with Freedom Games's Eric Young about their upcoming WWII themed RTS title. HomeLAN chats with Red Storm's Deke Waters talking about The Sum of All Fears, the upcoming tactical shooter based on the Tom Clancy novel and the upcoming movie. GameSpy has a small Q&A with Turbine Entertainment CEO Jeff Anderson talking about some aspects of Asheron's Call 2, the upcoming sequel to their massively multiplayer RPG.