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Divine Divinity Dev Profile of Frederik De Caster

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today RPGDot continue their series of developer profiles from the members of Larian Studios working on their upcoming RPG, Divine Divinity. You can learn a bit more about story editor, Frederik De Caster. Here is a small snippet:

1) Tell us about yourself. Who are you and what do you do at Larian Studios.

I am Frederik 'Fredric' De Caster, and I am 20 years old, which makes me the youngest member of the Larian Team. I started working for Larian Studios in Januari 2001, originally as a world-editor but after a few months I became a story-editor. Mainly I am working on the main story in Divinity, but I am also responsible for several side quests. Since I used to be a world-editor some parts in Divinity's world were also made by me. Read on.

Myrmidon - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

21-6 Productions is currently working on a new RPG title, Myrmidon. Myrmidon will focus on team adventuring and RPG elements such as character building and combat. Myrmidon will also focus heavily on mission-based adventuring. Each mission is basically a self-contained adventure in itself. Unlike MMORPG's, Myrmidon will allow you to quickly get to the adventuring aspect of play, rather than spending inordinate amounts of time running between locations in order to get to the start of the adventure.

Dark Beginnings - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Beginnings developed by elvengames is a fully 3D MMORPG where you take on the role of a player and help him live in the game world. Facts and some screens below.

Disciples II Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of PC games, announced today that its highly anticipated sequel Disciples II: Dark Prophecy has gone gold.

Magic Online - New Feature Announced

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GamingGroove reports that Wizards of the Coast announced the card redemption feature for their soon to be released Magic: The Gathering Online Game. This new pressrelease is available here! You can also check out the first screens from this online game that we tossed up a while back.

Create Your Own Cossacks Mission - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UK Cossacks fans eagerly awaiting the release of the forthcoming The Art of War expansion pack are in for an unexpected treat – as CDV Software Entertainment UK reveals a surprise inclusion. For the first time ever, players will be able to easily create their own Cossacks missions, as the UK version of The Art of War will feature an easy-to-use Cossacks Scenario Editor.

Bigben Interactive Teams Up With Ubi Soft

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive, one of Europe's leading independent distributors of interactive entertainment, today announces another exclusive distribution deal, this time with Global giant, Ubi Soft * Entertainment. The new deal grants Bigben Interactive exclusive distribution rights in Europe for 4 Ubi Soft Dreamcast titles.

ISS 2 announced for PS2, Xbox & GC - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With preparations for World Cup 2002 well underway, Konami of Europe (KOE) is preparing a virtual football treat for all those who can't get enough of the beautiful game. It's a formidable line up and the new instalment of the ISS series will be available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube during the second quarter.

Trainz Service Pack 1

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Service Pack 1 is undergoing final testing and will be ready for downloading from the Download Station on Wednesday 16 January. In Service Pack 1 there have been a number of features added, improved functionality in many areas, and of course numerous bug-fixes.

Sony Computer Entertainment at Milia 2002

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MILIA 2002, the World's Interactive Content Marketplace, today confirmed that Sony Computer Entertainment will have an expanded presence at this year's event including the attendance of key European management.

DreamCatcher Confirms New Titles

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Adventure has had confirmation from a reliable source at DreamCatcher, that they are in the process of completing the paperwork on the sequels for Riddle of the Sphinx and Crystal Key. The developers for both games have moved away from Quicktime and will be utilizing the user-friendly Phoenix VR engine. Bigger teams have been established to reduce the time spent in development, assuring state of the art graphics and game play. Read More >>

PROJECT EARTH - Common Questions

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Do you want more information about Project Earth? DreamCatcher has answers to commonly asked questions about their upcoming release PROJECT EARTH.. Read on!

The Cult - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Cult is an upcoming isometric RPG in fantasy environment from 3D People. There will be action and adventure elements involved. Environments are rendered scenes similar to Baldur's Gate combined with tiled environments. There is more than 50 maps, about 100 quests and much more. Approximated release date: 2nd quartal of 2002. 3 new screens below!

Activision's WRECKLESS Sweepstakes

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Try to win an XBox!! WRECKLESS Sweepstakes starts on January 7, 2002 and ends May 3, 2002. Fill out an electronic entry form found at the Go WRECKLESS web site: Entries must be received by 12:00 am Pacific Time on May 3, 2002. Maximum of one entry per person. All entries become the property of Activision and, as such, can be used in any manner deemed fit by Activision and will not be returned.

Earth And Beyond - Weaponry Familiarization

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last Week Westwood introduced us to the 'Space Propulsion' in their upcoming online Earth & Beyond game .. this week we get to do a 'Weapons Check' .. so go read all about if you are spaced out ...

Age of Mythology Interview

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tonight XGR will be net-casting another one of their audio developer interviews and this time with Greg Street and David Rippy from Ensemble Studios, who are currently working on Age of Mythology, its upcoming real-time strategy game published by Micrsoft and set to be released this fall. The interview will be broadcast at 9:30pm EST tonight.

Bard's Legacy: Devil Whiskey Goes Beta

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2002 @ 11:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for the upcoming RPG, Bard's Legacy: Devil Whiskey, now states that the game is in BETA! Here is the latest news from the gamedevs..

The Devil Whiskey game has about 100+ hours of game play and 24 levels set for the game. There are 5 more levels to put in, but that is not going to be time intensive. The new levels will add to the game play time and give you a few more treats. We have had some time away from the holidays and a bunch business and HR concerns to work out. Now that it seems to be clearing, the game goes on. Check out latest ARTWORK from the game below!

New Unreal 2 Shot and Wallpaper

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2002 @ 10:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Unreal 2 has today been updated with a new screenshot and there is also a update in their download section with a nasty new wallpaper.

Castle Wolfenstein Update Patch 1.1 Has Arrived!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2002 @ 10:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As expected and mentioned last friday ... the 1.1 Update patch for Return to Castle Wolfenstein has arrived ... fairly small (1.5 mb) the patch mainly fixes multiplayer issues and server stability. Go grab it HERE and we'll meat you on the battlefield .. Read "more" if you want the readme.txt explaining what this 1.1 patch does. Yawohl !

Heli Heroes Get EyeSave Mode - Facts and Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2002 @ 10:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuxxez Entertainment AG, Worms, Germany, today announced the release of their groundbreaking new EyeSave technology which allows for the ultimate PC-Gaming experience. Full pressrelease below with 4 new screens. Enjoy!