The Schanz International
) announces Hannibal: Vengeance of
Carthage, a third-person tactical action game in the works at Danish developer
Tabula Rasa Games
(not to be
confused with the upcoming MMORPG). There is no release date offered for the
game, which is due for the PC and Xbox, but
screenshots can be found on the developer's site
offering some Carthagian
carnage (but no Elephants). Here's word:
Players take the role of
Hannibal Barka, commander in chief of the Carthagian forces against the Roman
republic... it will not be a war of conquest, it will be a war of vengeance!
Hannibal -Vengeance of Carthage features Gamebryo's 3D graphics engine for
outstanding performance and offers three seamlessly-blended gameplay modes:
strategic planning, tactical battleplan execution and 3rd person action to
combine to a never seen before cross-genre gameplay.
The Virtual RC Racing Homepage
relaunched, offering downloads of a
new version 2.0 client
of this racing simulator.
offers a change
list of what's new. Also, a new
is live on the
BlackBean Games Website
as the publisher's home to Slitherine's upcoming
Roman-themed strategy game. The section offers
first trailer from the game
, which is mirrored on
, Gamer's Hell
A new Heroes Of The Pacific movie is available along with some new screenshots
from the upcoming World War II aerial combat game on the
. The usual registration is required, but mirrors are
also available on 3D
, Gamer's Hell
Also, the Black & White 2
) now offers a pair of new movies showing off
Lionhead's upcoming god game sequel. Furthering their series of "Miracle-Tastic"
movies, they now offer clips showing off the miracle of meteor and the miracle
of air (hey, not all miracles can be lightning). Finally,
this Ubisoft FTP Directory
offers a new diary movie from Prince of Persia 3 in two different sizes.
- Running with Scissors
Vince Desi Q&A talks with one of the folks behind Running with Scissors'
Postal series: "I understand the financials aren't exactly great for a game
publisher, but we're fortunate to have some great Mac talent, Ryan Gordon --
and hell, everyone has a bad day, so we wanted to make sure we do our part
and give Mac users all the relief they need. We also published the original
POSTAL on Mac, too."
Compositions Winifred Phillips Makes “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Extra Sweet is a Q&A with the composer of the soundtrack for the Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory game tie-in.
Well I spoke with someone at BFG today who was completely mystified as to how I
could have been sent what is quite obviously an NVIDIA reference card from their
warehouse, since this is something they don't even sell. He did agree, however,
that mystery or not, I was entitled to another RMA on this, so I'm expecting a
replacement for my replacement next week sometime. Meanwhile, even not
overclocked, this card is by no means slow, and it certainly is nice having
things working properly again.
Oh yeah, happy birthday Enahs too!
CDV Software announces that Codename Panzers: Phase Two, Stormregion's World War
II RTS sequel, has shipped to stores in the U.S.:
Entertainment announced today that Codename: Panzers, Phase Two, the sequel to
CDV's critically acclaimed WWII real-time strategy title, Codename: Panzers,
Phase One, has shipped to US retail outlets. Codename: Panzers, Phase Two has
players fighting as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the
Yugoslavian resistance as they traverse the war-torn battlefields of Africa,
Southern Europe and the Balkans. Heroes both old and new will be the players'
alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to
Electronic Arts Slams Sims
2 Paedophile Claims on SPOnG.com
(thanks Mike Martinez) has the response from EA
about recent claims (story
) of improper content in The Sims 2:
“This is nonsense,” said Jeff Brown, spokesman for EA. “Reasonable people
understand there is nothing improper in the game. Reasonable people recognise
what mods are. A consumer who chooses to use a mod does so without any kind of
agreement with the company. There is no nudity. There is nothing improper or
vulgar in the Sims 2.”
Brown continued, “Reasonable people understand the San Jose Mercury News is not
responsible for vulgar things that people doodle into the margins of the
The official NBA Live
is online, it actually went live early last month (thanks
). The site offers PC screenshots, the E3 movie, and a producer Q&A about
the upcoming hoops sequel. There's also a new movie from the game available on
The second story on the
has word on the release of
a new gameplay
from Nival Interactive's World War II strategy sequel (thanks Frans
Word is: "The narrated video takes viewers on a tour of the key features and
gameplay aspects of the most historically accurate WWII strategy title to-date.
The video gives gamers a front-row seat for some of the most intense combat
action in the game, showcasing battles taking place in Russia, the Eastern front
and the jungles of the Pacific."
Air Dominance Q&A
catches up with some of the folks from Critical Mass about
USAF: Air Dominance, an upcoming game that looks to recruit future flyboys and
girls into the air force: "Being primarily a recruiting tool, the USAF looked to
us to develop a product that would emphasize the many facets of being an Air
Force pilot. In particular, they wanted us to shy away from the stereotype of
always being the “aggressors.” When you play the game, you see it really
emphasizing other aspects – supplying a civilian population, unmanned aerial
reconnaissance, and the protection of an allied nation’s pilot."
a demo for Gary Grigsby's World At War
(direct link), the World War II grand
is: "Based on the latest release of Gary Grigsby’s World At War, the
demo includes two tutorial scenarios as well as a full year of the 1941 campaign
scenario. The included tutorials cover movement, combat, production and research
and the demo also includes a full manual for gamers interested in learning more
about the game. The 1941 campaign scenario starts with Operation Barbarossa,
the German invasion of the Soviet Union, and ends in the summer of 1942.
Players can play any of the five major powers in the one year campaign, which
also covers the opening of the Pacific theater of World War II with the attack
on Pearl Harbor."
The debut release of the Antlion
Troopers Deuce Modification for Half-Life 2
is now available (thanks Ant
There is also word on plans for the first patch for this Starship
Troopers-inspired project: "The patch will address many issues people have had.
The biggest issue it will address is FPS and Saving/Loading, on low end version
your fps should at least double what it currently is on the current version."
The DarkSpace Website
downloads of New Conflicts, a campaign for Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Word on
the campaign is: "It's a complete campaign with a total of 15 missions, all tied
into the Nexus Universe (so if you played Nexus you will recognize the ships and
factions involved). The campaign is set in a slightly alternative version of the
Nexus universe, perhaps a little darker and not as happy ending as the 'real'
one. The campaign will off course have the whole background story integrated
into the game (thanks to the diary system)."
Another bunch of questions and answers have been slapped onto the
Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion FAQ
), which is soon going
to need a FAQ on how to find answers within it.
Just want to send out some very happy birthday wishes this morning to Ray
Marden, forum regular here and true stand-up guy. Happy birthday Ray... All the