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Half-Life 2 held hostage on GameSpot has more information from the ongoing legal battle between Valve and Sierra/Vivendi, indicating that it's possible that the release of Half-Life 2 could potentially be delayed by as much as six months as a result of the spat. The following was entered into the court records by VU Games' deputy general counsel Eric Roeder:
Beta to be turned off soon on the TribalWar Forums (thanks Frans) has word that the release of the upcoming TRIBES: Vengeance demo will mark the end of the game's beta testing:
The VoidWar Downloads Page now offers a playable demo for VoidWar, the space combat game from indie developer Rampant Games. The demo is just a 10.5 MB download. Thanks A Talent for War.
Eidos sends word that the retail boxed edition of Singles: Flirt Up Your Life is gold, and will be available in North America on October 5:
Thanks Mike Martinez.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
The Ground Control II News Page (thanks Frans) has word on plans for a patch for the strategy game sequel. They offer a partial list of fixes for the patch, accompanied by the following note: "We are currently working on a patch to address some minor bugs and balance issues that have come up since the game's launch. The patch will be made available sometime in the coming weeks."
A new Linux edition of the Unreal Tournament 2004 version 3334 demo is now available. This brings the Linux version of the demo up to date with the recent Win32 demo release (story), offering additional maps and game types over the prior demo. The download is available on 3D Gamers and Gameguru Mania.
More penguin-power, as a new version 1.41d of the Call of Duty: United Offensive Linux dedicated server is now available, the update requires the CoD version 1.40 Linux server. The small download is available on 3D Gamers.
The German JoWooD Productions Website has news (in German) that Silent Storm: Sentinels is shipping. Apparently the Deutsch edition of Nival Interactive's World War II strategy expansion is now available. Thanks Frans.
A Nexus: The Jupiter Incident demo is now available, offering the chance to play a mission that's not included in the upcoming full version of the space combat game formerly known as Imperium Galactica III. The 115 MB demo can be found on 3D Gamers, FileFront, Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
A demo for the German edition of Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell is now available, allowing the chance to sample a couple of levels from NuClear Vision's post-apocalyptic first-person shooter. The 188 MB demo is available on 4Players.de and mirrored on 3D Gamers, FileFront, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
Steam News has news of another update to the beta version of Counter-Strike: Source. Included in the update is a dramatic improvement in DirectX 7 performance for those looking to play the game on a Voodoo 3. Thanks Frans.
A new Pacific Fighters Website is online as a base camp for this upcoming aerial combat game (this is also the new destination of www.il2sturmovik.com). The site includes an update on a new multiplayer option in the game touting 128-player support and downloads of a new gameplay trailer. Also, the official Dungeons & Dragons Online Homepage is now online, dedicated to Turbine's upcoming D&D MMO. Word is: "The Dungeons & Dragons Online web site includes background on the highly anticipated game, insight into the exciting dark and dangerous continent of Xen’drik and developer reports that reveal the behind-the-scenes action in Dungeons & Dragons Online." Finally, there's a new Flash-y Jump to Lightspeed section on the Star Wars Galaxies Website for the upcoming MMORPG expansion.
A new Prince of Persia trailer is now available, here's word from Ubisoft: "The latest trailer from Prince of Persia: Warrior Within showcases the open-ended Free-Form Fighting System. Watch as the Prince wages battles with a tenacity and flair that can only be called 'deadly artistry' at its best." The clip can be found on 3D Gamers, ActionTrip and Worthplaying. Also, there are some BloodRayne 2 Movies on GameSpy including a couple of casting call videos for E3 vamps.
Betatest for Dragonshard coming soon on Atari's Betatests.net (thanks Frans) reveals that sign-ups for beta testing of the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons RTS game are slated to begin in a little over a month.
Another new Arena Wars patch is now available, bumping exDream's RTS game to version 1.09 (thanks Frans). Word is: "Yeah, I know, this is really crazy, 2 patches at one single day. Well, v1.0.9 does not really change much in the game, it only fixes the Serial problem in the USA." More details are in the release notes. Update: The Arena Wars Community Site also now features an updated version 1.0.9 demo for the game.
Knights of Honor Demo is now available (thanks Frans) offering those who speak German (or who are willing to experiment) the chance to sample Black Sea Studios' now-gold empire conquering simulation. The demo is a 297 MB download. Word from SUNFLOWERS is: "English and French-speaking fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the finalization of the localized version."
The Forgotten Hope Homepage now features the full release of the new version 0.65 of this Battlefield 1942 modification (thanks Ant) along with the password to unlock the pre-release torrent version of the mod ("-=@visit-www.fhmod.org@=-").
Thanks Mike Martinez.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
The Movies Logo Competition will reward three winners, with their entries to be included in Lionhead's upcoming cinema simulator. Also, the City of Heroes Film Contest Winners have been posted.
Electronic Arts looks for Ottawa talent to get into the gaming game (thanks Mike Martinez). Also, Obsidian Entertainment (thanks Frans) has word of an opening for a game engine programmer on the Neverwinter Nights 2 team.
We're having the adventures of Hudson the three-legged wonder dog, as our plucky pup managed to give herself a nasty slice on the pad of one of her rear paws. She's starting to get frustrated at the lack of activity as she gamely hops around on three legs hoping to inspire a run on the trail, or at least a walk... err. hop. I wish I could explain the problem to her, but she'd just think I was making a big deal out of nothing anyway.
I've seen a couple of comments on the return of the tickle ad... apparently I was misinformed when I was told that they were banished from the island completely, it seems they were just given a brief time-out. In any event, I am assured the campaign should be work-safe at this point.
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