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Soldier Of Fortune II 'Punkbuster' Support Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision are pleased to announce that Even Balance, Inc. is working on integrating PunkBuster into Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix by Activision and Raven Software. They will release more details as they become available. Any PB supporters who have specific knowledge of where to download hacks and cheats for multiplayer SOF2 should send information to

Brand New Game Copy Protection System

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2002 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever wondered how to achieve the maximum level of game protection against cracking and pirate copying without studying a thick manual and even without the source code? StarForce Technologies™ reveals StarForce Professional 3.0, the feature-rich protection system, to combat illegal copying of software distributed on CD-ROM. Exhibitors and visitors of the international game exhibition ECTS, which takes place on August 29 - 31 in London, will be introduced to a beta version of StarForce Professional 3.0. Don't miss it; come to StarForce Technologies' stand #1414.

Shrapnel Games To Publish 'Aaron Hall's Dungeon Odyssey'

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2002 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This one eluded us yesterday but Shrapnel Games announced a new offering in their partnership with Malfador Machinations to publish Aaron Hall's Dungeon Odyssey today. Aaron Hall's Dungeon Odyssey brings the unlimited gameplay of his previous Space Empires games to the RPG market.

IL 2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2002 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we scored another bunch of screens from UbiSoft's upcoming expansion pack for the multi-award winning WWII combat flight simulation title, IL-2 Sturmovik. IL2-Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles will include two new maps for Finland and Hungary, expanding the battlefield for both single and multiplayer modes. It will also feature more than 20 new single player missions and ten cooperative multiplayer missions. Focus today is on the Ju-87 Stuka and I-153 with some technical info (for the history buffs out there) and screens ...

Karma : Immortality - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2002 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Karma : Immortality is a interesting project under development by Korean Dragonfly (no corrolation with Kevin Costner's latest movie). Karma : Immortality is a 3D Military Action FPS set in the near future with some great looking graphics .. check out the screens and see for yourself...

No One Lives Forever 2 - Tazer Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2002 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Cate's eye shadow doubles as a non-lethal Taser, useful for temporarily rendering bad guys unconscious at close range. Its non-threatening appearance allows her to wield it in public places without arousing suspicion. However, the Taser must recharge between uses." Check out the fresh screens ...

Pro Race Driver 'Background Story' Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2002 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world’s greatest touring car drivers, a family's battle with the past, the ultimate driving prize – in Pro Race Driver the finishing line is only the beginning. See the story behind the action in an all-new Pro Race Driver video. The week wouldnt be complete with another trailer from codemasters .. read more ...

Delta Force : Black Hawk Down - MultiPlayer Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2002 @ 9:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced a few days ago but then delayed NovaLogic has now released the multiplayer beta of "Delta Force: Black Hawk Down". This beta/demo allows you to try out their upcoming tactical shooter set in Somalia. A mere 46.8 MB download it lets you try Team Deathmatch on one daytime map. The demo is only available for one week (from Friday Aug 2nd through Friday August 9th) and will expire automagically on Aug 16th, so grab it NOW!

'Stronghold:Crusader' Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering of Developers a division of Take-Two Interactive has just flipped the switch on the "Stronghold: Crusader" website. All the latest screenshots, downloads, features, and support are available. The second installment in the series, "Stronghold: Crusader" is a dynamic "castle sim" that combines the best aspects of a city builder and a real-time strategy game. The game is set to ship this late summer 2002.

'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest' Public Beta Test

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra and MadDoc Software today announced that starting Monday, August 5th, thousands of gamers will have the opportunity to participate in the public beta test for Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest, their upcoming expansion pack for last year's runaway hit real-time strategy game, Empire Earth. The beta test program will focus on multiplayer play balancing and load testing to ensure the best possible launch for the ambitious expansion pack.