Earth & Beyond Ships September 17

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today that Earth & Beyond will ship to North American stores Tuesday, Sept. 17, and should be full distributed by Sept. 20 (thanks Gamespy). Earth & Beyond is the first online role-playing galaxy and will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand.

Mythic Entertainment 'Imperator' Q&A

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Many people have asked if there is any additional information about the new game from the folks at Mythic Entertainment, developers of the hit game Dark Age of Camelot. David Park got all the answers.. Read on!

New English Patch v1.07 For Etherlords

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 7:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This new patch v1.07 offers new multiplayer features, such as extending multiplayer to the strategic map as well as introducing a hot seat mode for multiplayer duels on a single computer. Update patch v.1.07 fixes a number of issues that were found in 1.06 dealing with the strategic multiplayer mode, including multiple problems with connections and the loading of previously saved games. The patch also addresses several issues that were discovered by players in both the single and multiplayer modes. Read more below for download links and full list of changes.

Warcraft III: RoC Fastest-Selling PC Game Ever

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment, a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, today announced that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos has surpassed 1 million units sold worldwide, according to EDI sell-through, internal company estimates and reports from key retail accounts around the world. More than 4.4 million units of the game have been shipped to retail to satisfy demand for Warcraft III, which is now the fastest-selling PC game ever, surpassing the records set in 2000 and 2001 by two other Blizzard titles, Diablo II and the expansion set, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, respectively.

Take 2 Unveils New Publishing Label: Gotham Games

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today the formation of a new entertainment software publishing label, Gotham Games. Additionally, Take-Two is announcing that effective immediately it will publish products globally under three labels only: Rockstar Games, Gathering of Developers and Gotham Games.

Hegemonia: Legions of Iron - Screens & Details

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The solar system is heating up and the Earth and its colonies are engaged in a fratricidal war to conquer the galaxy. Yet when they encounter other extra-terrestrial races the humans join forces, and the formidable Legions of Iron are born. Read more below for some game details and new screens!

Conflict: Desert Storm Sequel Announced

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Desert Storm isn't even out yet and they're announcing the sequel. And another spin-off: Conflict: Missing Presumed Dead...

SCi Entertainment Group plc ("SCi") is pleased to announce a development agreement with Pivotal Games Ltd ("Pivotal") for two further products in the highly successful Conflict series. Conflict: Desert Storm is due to be published by SCi in September 2002 on Sony Playstation 2, Microsoft Xbox and PC. It will be published on the Nintendo Gamecube later in the autumn. Based on the events of the Gulf War, and designed in collaboration with ex-SAS NCO Cameron Spence, the product has attracted very strong previews and is eagerly anticipated by retailers and consumers.

Help 'Vicky the Viking' Conquer His Big Trial!

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tivola Publishing, the award winning publishers of children's educational games is pleased to announce the launch of Vicky the Viking: The Big Trial. The new CDROM game presents the 80s cult TV cartoon classic in a wonderful new interactive setting. "Hey hey Vicky, hey Vicky hey, you and your Viking friends!"

Ghost Recon (XB/PS2) - New Console Screens

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead a team of 6 elite special force soldiers through the deadly realism of tommorows battlefields. Outnumbered and outgunned, this Green Beret team, nicknamed "the Ghosts" uses the latest technology and tactics to conquer the battlefield, swiftly, silently and invisibly. Often hired by the UN for international peacekeeping operations, your specialty is covert military strikes. Developed at Ubi Soft studios including Red Storm, the console adaptations are much more than ports of the original game.

The Mark of Kri (PS2) - New Screenshots

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mark of Kri offers a combat system like no other, in which the player can attack enemies in all directions while performing fluid animated combinations. Whether in stealth or combat mode, players use the right analog stick to "lock-on" to up to nine challengers at a time and can perform numerous dynamically detailed combinations to defeat increasingly persistent enemies. Using four powerful weapons, including a broadsword, bow and arrow, battle axe and the authentic and sacred Taiaha (spear) from New Zealand, Rau must defeat each enemy before advancing to the next area.

XBOX Preview Roundup

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Preview Roundup

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lost (PS2) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In November 2002 Ubi Soft Entertainment will give you the chance to traverse the 9 circles of Hell. The Lost for the PlayStation 2 is a Survival Horror RPG inspired by Dante's infamous classic and developed by Irrational Games (System Shock 2). You play Amanda, medical student, young mother, and waitress-by-day.

Timekeepers Space World

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK Development Company, Vulcan Software, are proud to announce the release of Space World, the fourth installment of their simplistically complex puzzle game, Timekeepers, for the PC. Timekeepers is a conversion of the 1995 Amiga Classic with enhanced graphics, new sounds and music, and additional character animations. Compared to Lemmings in it's day, but instead of assigning commands to the characters, the command icons are pasted directly onto the level terrain. The Timekeepers obey the commands as they walk over them.

HLGuard v1.07 Now Available

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend the HLGuard Team has released a new version of HLGuard. HLGuard is the latest server-side anti-cheat solution for Half-Life and it's many MODs. Originally developed under the name CSGuard by OLO, the HLGuard Project Team over at United Admins have been working hard at developing new techniques at detecting and blocking cheaters. Read on!

Mapping Tutorial for SoF 2: Double Helix

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven-Games just posted their exclusive Mapping Tutorial for Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix. Written by Raven's Kenn Hoekstra, the tutorial shows people how to install the game, install the v1.01 tools, v1.01a tools and get the singleplayer editor up and running with a simple room. Head to the Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Getting Started With QERadiant tutorial and get ready to make those singleplayer scenarios! (thanks Shack)

New Front Line Force Mod

by Thomas on July 22, 2002 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a new version 1.7 of the Front Line Force mod for Half-Life available for download today. The mod includes new maps, weapon balance improvements, assorted bug fixes and more. Find out more here!