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Rockstar Games Announces “Grand Theft Auto 3” For The PC

by Rainier on March 25, 2002 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.’s high-end video game publishing division, confirmed that its best-selling tour de force “Grand Theft Auto 3” will be available for the PC platform in May 2002.

MechAssault (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

“MechAssault,” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features. My drunk ass forgot to post these screens yesterday, taken from the movie trailer. The call of the beer was too strong ... couldnt ... re.. sist!

No On Lives Forever 2 - Litech Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LithTech™, Inc., a leading developer of licensable game technologies and tools, announced today the release of an updated version of its advanced Jupiter system, the foundation for the highly anticipated sequel to No One Lives Forever. Jupiter now delivers an even broader range of features including a new polygrid system that supports dynamic lighting, Fresnel reflections and dynamic surface animations as well as the addition of cubic environment mapping. Other new features include an improved command editor to more easily create cinematic events and more robust support for dynamic texture effects.

Beam Breakers - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday the official 'German' demo became available, go get it if you havent yet. A futuristic racing game in the style of the 'Fifth Element'. I am not much of a racing freak but the game looks pretty nice.. lots of action, power ups, cops chasing you, several cars to choose from (the demo only has 2 but more will be in the full game). There are 2 maps in the demo, one where u steal a car and one where u race against a few NPC's .. check the screens!

'New World Order' Public Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We already mentioned it earlier, here is the official press release. Project Three today announced that starting Tuesday March 26th 12.00 CET the highly anticipated Public Multiplayer Beta of the next-gen tactical first person shooter New World Order will be downloadable for public use at the following location. The playable demo will also be mirrored by several other websites, to allow people to pick their optimal download location.

The 'New World Order' Is Coming!

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New World Order Multiplayer demo will be coming to a computer near you ... according to the Project3 forum admin its scheduled for next week, the 26th March isnt that the date Global Ops should hit the shevles?). For the people who have been hiding under a rock the past few months, New World Order is a eagerly awaited First Person Shooter in the pure Counterstrike style ... I have been following the NWO forum for a few weeks and tensions were growing and the atmosphere grimmer by the day, but alas next week our suffering will come to an end. There isnt much known about it but from what we have seen, its looking mighty good! We'll see you all on Tuesday, on the battlefield!

Activision Announces 'Starfleet Command III'

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Trek Starfleet Command® III is the next installment in the Star Trek tactical starship combat simulator series, while also revealing that Activision has picked up the publishing reigns for SFC from Interplay. The developer of the game is not specified, but the game is expected to be released in time for this year's holiday season. This quote from Larry Goldberg, executive vice president at Activision, offers some expectations for the game as well as word that the Next Generation reference in the press release is literal: "The Starfleet Command series captures the spirit and style of Star Trek by offering large-scale, ship-to-ship tactical combat. Star Trek Starfleet Command III reinvents the legendary series by bringing it into the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe and introducing powerful new ship customization, more in-depth story missions, and a streamlined interface."

'Warrior Kings' Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has released new patches for Warrior Kings, upgrading the UK, French and Italian editions of this 3D real-time strategy game by Black Cactus to version 1.2. This 5.0 MB release adds a large number of general, gameplay, level and art fixes as listed on the download pages. The game is only available in Europe as of now.

Star Wars Jedi Starfighter (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The critically-hailed STAR WARS StarfighterTM flight-action game series returns with the power of the Force in STAR WARS Jedi Starfighter from LucasArts. Inspired by the success of its predecessor, which debuted at the top of the PlayStation 2 sales charts upon release last March Jedi Starfighter features the sleek and agile new Jedi starfighter from the upcoming motion picture Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The game, expected to release spring 2002 on PlayStation 2, also marks the first-ever availability of Force powers in a Star Wars flight action title. Some new screens to keep you interested ;)

Sierra's 'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before.