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PC Preview - 'EVE-Online: The Second Genesis'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 27, 2003 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

EVE is a world far away from mankinds original habitat, planet Earth. How far away, and where, no one knows. Humans got there through a natural wormhole, and gazing upon a sky never before seen, were completely unable to determine the whereabouts of this new world. From the system of New Eden, where the gate of EVE that once led to the old world lies, humans expanded in all directions at a great pace, exploring and colonizing.

'Humvee Assault' Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 7, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the Humvee. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. We had a chance to sneak up on Sylum Producer Dave Schulman and fired off some questions ...

PS2 Preview - 'Colin McRae Rally 3'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 4, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Visually Colin McRae Rally will be a feast of cars, stages and countryside with the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car returning as the lead car. The in-game Focus is being designed to feature fully moving working parts, such as suspension, and the enhanced damage engine will result in a totally destructible car - panels can be ripped off and punctured as well as dented. We love a good racing game, so read more and find out what the final verdict is on this one. Expected in stores in aprox. 2 weeks (already availabe in Europe).

'Planet Prison' - Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 2, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Planet Prison, is a thrilling tactical strategy game which takes you, a stranded starship captain, into the depths of space where an empire controls a planet of prisoners enslaved for evil purposes. It will require a variety and a large range of skills and resources to overcome the evil forces of a mean and powerful empire in single or multiplayer game modes. Today we cornered NumLock Software lead programmer Alexander Filatow and asked some annoying questions ...

PC Preview - 'Nexagon: Deathmatch'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 19, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

At the turn of the fourth millennium, pessimistic speculation led philosophers to believe that Earth was bound for troubled times and that great suffering would engulf the helpless inhabitants. As usual, they were wrong. In fact, in the years following the brutish skirmishes near the Orion Nebula, a strong feeling of general well being seemed to permeate even into the darkest corners of parliament, where a wild and daring decision concerning the treatment of prisoners was made; a chance for freedom that would supply the Galaxy with an extraordinary new form of entertainment …

PS2 Preview - 'Rayman3 : Hoodlum Havoc'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 11, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

He's a hero for the ages, living in a twisted world of mind-numbing madness. Meet Rayman – again, or for the first time – starring in his latest Ubi Soft video game adventure, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, which has gamers already a-buzz. This latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series features psychedelic 3D worlds, heinous hoodlums and irreverent cast of characters with unbelievable powers. We got our hands on a Playstation 2 build and here is what we had to say ...

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 11, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Line of Sight: Vietnam is the "next installment in Infogrames' repertoire of authentic military games with pick up and playability, coupled with an affordable price point". Developed by nFusion Interactive LLC, this FPS "follow the story of a young sniper assigned by the U.S. Army to the 5th Special Forces compound in Kontum, Vietnam". We had a sit down with N-Fusion's Jeff Birns and Jason Zisk...

PS2 Preview - 'Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 5, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Now is your chance to fulfill Dr. John Hammond’s dream by successfully designing and managing the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis allows gamers to create the most amazing theme park he world has ever seen. As the first ever fully 3D action-sim, Operation Genesis gives players two games in one. Either build the ultimate dinosaur theme park or engage in 12 action-packed missions that will truly test your gaming skills. Dream it. Build it. Survive it. This truly is Jurassic Park... your way! We had a near final build and decided to let loose the dino's! Read more and find out what happened next!

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 4, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Set in a fantastical medieval world where small Kingdoms struggle for supremacy in a chaotic land of knights, and demons, you are the ruler of a new kingdom, born from the ashes of a once mighty realm. To resurrect this realm to its former glory you must forge order out of chaos by uniting the fragmented lands into a single, mighty empire under the rule of one warrior king - you. We sat down with Black Cactus' Lead Designer Charlie Bewsher and talked about gameplay, game AI and tons more ...

'Postal 2' Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 2, 2003 @ 11:43 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including; fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). While we are waiting for the game to go gold we decided it was time for some male bonding with Running With Scissors' Vince Desi.