has a story up based on a
Firaxis Q&A on GameDaily
that offers evidence that Civilization IV is in
the works, though another follow-up to this successful franchise is a pretty
obvious move. The quote on Civ IV comes from Firaxis president/CEO Jeff Briggs,
though nothing beyond the project's existence is revealed.
The Warcraft III
Bonus Maps Page
now offers downloads of Emerald Gardens, a new bonus map for
WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne (thanks Frans
). Here's the lowdown: "Lush
greenery has almost succeeded in cloaking the ruins of a city whose name has
passed into memory. Pay heed to its mute testimony: peace is fragile where
resources are in demand."
Vault's PlanetSide Q&A #3 talks with Sony Online Entertainment
producer Dallas Dickinson about future plans for the MMO FPS as well as how
the patching process will play out.
- Dark Horizons: Lore
Dark Horizons: Lore Q&A is their conversation with Adrian Wright of
Max Gaming Technologies, talking about their upcoming "mech-flavored
online action game."
- Return of the King
Return of the King (thanks Frans) speaks with "Executive Producer
Neal Young about the making of Return of the King in an effort to find out
what exactly makes EA's Lord of the Rings game franchise so bright, so
- Garage Games
News Network's Garage Game Q&A #3 continues to converse with Jeff
Tunnel, CEO of Garage Games, discussing online support, marketing, art, and
- Pax Romana
Romana Q&A on Warcry News Network #2 chats again with Philippe
Thibaut about Pax Romana, the upcoming turn-based strategy game set in the
days of the Roman empire. Topics include historical accuracy, educational
aspects, realism, and more.
A new Universal Combat movie is now available, showing off the action in the
upcoming space combat game formerly known as Battlecruiser Generations. The
trailer is available in two resolutions, a 72 MB download and a smaller 48 MB
version. Both files can be found on 3D
and the larger one is mirrored on Gamer's
A free trial of PlanetSide is now available for download from GameSpot's
. The download is free, and does not even require GameSpot's
usual free registration, though a credit card will need to be on file, though
this will only be billed for players who continue to play past the 30 day trial
A new version 2.0 of the International
multiplayer modification for Soldier of Fortune II. There is
a note accompanying the downloads with a suggested setting for server operators
to work around a bug in this release.
screenshots on Fappin.
- Q&A Has
Seamus Blackley gone Hollywood?
- "The second Secret Weapons Over Normandy Xbox Live content package
has officially been released and features a new plane available for use in
Instant Action, Two Player Missions, and the Single Player Campaign! Adding
to the growing roster of Imperial Japanese aircraft, the Ki-61, known as the
"Tony", was designed with speed and power in mind. Use that to
your advantage, as ace SWON pilots can now download a brand new single
player mission named "Last Chance!" Flying Japan's latest fighter,
the Ki-61 "Tony", you have been tasked with clearing the skies of
the deadly American Corsairs in order to give the fragile G4M1
"Betty" Bombers a chance to hit the carrier. Also added to Xbox
Live is an updated camo pattern for the Betty Bomber."
- "WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL 2004 begins shipping to stores Monday
(December 8) for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and will be
released on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC CD-ROM
later this month, publisher Jaleco Entertainment™ announced today."
The Warcraft III Files and
now features an updated version of the Warcraft III tools that
"fixes a crash bug in the User Property Editor plug-in included in the
1.00 version of the Art Tools."
Entertainment Employment Opportunities Page
describes openings Blizzard is
looking to fill for game masters: "Blizzard Entertainment is looking for
experienced Lead Game Masters to provide in-game support, GM supervision, and
assistance in managing the day-to-day operations of the in-game support
department for our upcoming game, World of Warcraft."
Oh the weather outside is frightful. But the fire is so
And since we've no place to go... Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
It doesn't show signs of stopping. And I've bought some corn for popping.
The lights are turned way down low... Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!