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Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom - Beta Signup & Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 9:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom brings city builders inside the Great Wall of China. Leaving the Mediterranean behind, the city-building series makes its first foray into Asia and immerses the player in brand new surroundings. China has existed for over 4,000 years, but its 4,000 year history has been marked with new technologies and ideas replacing - or enhancing - the old. This is the world in which the player will take the reigns of leadership and take their cities through the twists and turns of Chinese history. Read more to check some screens and sign up for the BETA TEST

Next-Generation PlayStation In The Works

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has begun developing the next generation of its PlayStation video game platform for sale by 2005, when it plans to roll out a console that would allow gamers to play opponents over high-speed Internet networks, a news report said Sunday.

Hercules Introduces GameTheatre XP 6.1

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Hercules and Cyberlink (the makers of PowerDVD) announced a collaboration earlier today to bring you the best possible sound to your home, Hercules now introduces their upgraded GameTheatre XP to support and take full advantage of CyverLink's PowerDVD Pro 6.1! I want one!

Hercules Partners With CyberLink

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CyberLink Corp., software developer of digital video entertainment applications and e-training solutions, and Hercules today jointly announced a strategic partnership to deliver a truly innovative and realistic movie viewing experience to consumers with PowerDVD Pro 6.1, offered as part of Hercules’ Game Theater XP 6.1 sound card system.

'Divine Divinity' Demo Install Fix

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios released the demo for their upcoming RPG "Divine Divinity" a few days ago and over the weekend they seem to have released a little fix addressing a small bug with the installed (worked fine for me). Click read more on where to grab it.

'IL-2 Sturmovik' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft just released a new v1.04B update patch for their WW II flight sim. This 11mb puppy fixes several multiplayer/coop mode bugs. A new 1.05 patch is already announced which will contain new aircraft. Read more to get a detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

PC Preview : Sudden Strike II

by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in World War II, Sudden Strike is a tactical war game with authentic historical background and compelling gameplay. This time round players can control Russian, British, American, German and Japanese forces with historical reference and accuracy throughout. Each side will have their own realistically modelled vehicles and troops as well as a new damage model to provide an even greater emphasis on realism. Check out our first impression!

Kelly SlaterÂ’s Pro Surfer - Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is the most authentic and exhilarating surfing game ever, featuring Kelly Slater, the most recognized surfing pro of all time. Players experience an all-out adrenaline rush as they drop down huge wave faces, pull into barreling tube rides and pull off hundreds of insane trick combinations and signature pro moves. Read more to download the 1min50sec/7.5mb trailer. Some ingame footage mixed with real life surfing images.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpyDaily talked to Eric Young regarding Freedom Games' upcoming WW2 Strategy game, "GI Combat". RPG Vault has an interview with Burut Project Director and Lead Programmer Sergey Buravtsiv about his work on "GoldenLand". GameZone21 has a Q&A up with Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor, talking about their RPG "Dungeon Siege". HomeLAN chats with Marc Schröder, the main creator behind the popular Half-Life single player mod Poke646 as well as a contributor to the upcoming "Counter-Strike: Condition Zero".

Some Interesting Previews

by Rainier on May 4, 2002 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EuroGamer had a chance to take a look at Divine Divinity, the upcoming Role Playing Game under development by Belgian developers Larian Studios and to be published by CDV. Gamespy has a preview for The Sum of All Fears based on playing a build of the game. The Sum of All Fears is a tactical shooter being developed by Red Storm, based on a Tom Clancy novel. A movie is also due soon starring Ben Affleck. PC.IGN previewed Westwood's upcoming 3D RTS, Command & Conquer: Generals.