quinta-feira, março 31, 2005

DooM³ XBox Leaked on the Internet

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It happened again ! The game has been stolen and is now going around illegally on the Internet. If this alone wasn't enough, the leak concerns the Collector's Edition, that is, the one including not only DOOM³ but also the original DOOM and DOOM II.

Here is the full statement from Computer And Video Games:

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Quote:

In a striking case of deja vu, those eager beavers on the internet have managed to leak the Xbox version of DooM³ a mere week before it was due to hit store shelves.

Word has it that the Collector's Edition has been leaked, including not just DooM³, but singleplayer and multiplayer versions of both DooM and DooM II. Just like the PC version, internet users have already begun to threaten the sales numbers for the game before it even hit the streets, creating a Hell on Earth for Activision and Id. Poor sales were blamed on the leak of the PC version, so we can only hope that the majority of gamers will resist temptation and buy the game when it's released next week.

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Well DooM³ was Leaked once More & will not be the Last Time will Happen, Like anything Else...
CyberCops, make me a Favour...Kill Those Fuckers, They Deserve to Go to Jail !!

THG/GI Interviews Tim Willits & Matt Hooper from Id Software About DooM³ XBox / DooM³ : Resurrection of Evil Expansion Pack

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DOOM3D Again: One of gaming's biggest is landing on the XBox and Expanding on the PC, read more on this Interview, right here:

Laguna Hills (CA) - THG Interviews Tim Willits and Matt Hooper of id Software to find out what's in store for the Xbox version of Doom 3 and the new PC expansion - Resurrection of Evil:
http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20050329_172208.html

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THG: Now are there any plans for the expansion pack to come to the XBox?

id Software: Well there's nothing final right now but we are evaluating it, and we are excited to see how well Doom 3 itself does.

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Game Informer Online
Interviews Tim Willits & Matt Hooper about D3 XBox/D3 Exp. Pack:
http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200503/N05.0330.1531.13075.htm


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GI: If Resurrection of Evil does well, any plans on porting that to the Xbox?

TW: We always look at our products and look at the different systems out there and base our decisions on each one of those ideas as we go. We’ve definitely looked at it, but we don’t have any current announcements or plans for something different that we’ve already talked about.

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Well, maybe our XBox Friends may Dream of a D3 Expansion Rising for their Console in the near Time, Lucky Guys, well Enjoy the Interview & See You Around on the April 4th for the Release of D3:ROE Expansion Pack, Stay in Touch !!

DooM³ Mod - Reca|| to He|| Dropped because of Nintendo DS, wtf ?!

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Usually, I can easily be fooled but this time it won't work guys. SnoopJeDi let me know that the mod had been cancelled, which fact is indeed, apparently at least, confirmed on their website. But to be honest, it sounds like a joke. Their explanation is just too grotesque to be true. See for yourself:

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Unfortunately we have to tell you that Recall to Hell will stop development as a PC-modification as well. This step certainly wasn't easy for any of us, but the reasons are logical and severe:

Mainly because of the community's overwhelming response to our shapely naked beauty "Genesis_Eve" we have finally come to the decision that the Nintendo DS with its interactive touch-screen is clearly the better choice for our mod. That way we will have much more appealing possibilities to really let you enjoy the intense game-experience we praised so highly with all its "charms" ;o). http://recalltohell.d3files.com/rth_eng/images/screens/nintendo_ds.htm

Contracts on the side of Nintendo are already made in which the joy about the first really imaginative use of the touch-screen is officially affirmed.

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My Guess is that this is a April Fool. Your opinion ?!

DooM³ Mac - Reviews / 1st Impressions

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DooM³ Mac - Reviews / 1st Impressions:

From InsideMacGames:
http://www.insidemacgames.com/reviews/view.php?ID=564


More D3 Mac Reviews to Come !!

TimeGate Studios Selects Unreal Engine 3

TimeGate turns to Epic for its upcoming next generation title
Sugar Land, TexasMarch 29, 2005


TimeGate Studios Inc., a leading developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal® Engine 3 for a next-generation title that it currently has in development.TimeGate is developing a next-generation title that promises to bring fresh and innovative gameplay to help invigorate an already popular genre. The use of Unreal Engine 3 technology plays a critical part in helping its team create unique content quickly and efficiently, allowing them to realize their creative vision for the game.“As TimeGate continues to build itself into a first-class development outfit, we look for the strongest partners and technology to both enhance and accelerate our projects” said Adel Chaveleh, President of TimeGate. “Epic and Unreal Technology have met these high standards. Using the Unreal® Engine 3 has given us a running start on development of our new IP, allowing our team to focus primarily on the innovation and quality content that we have become known for in our previous titles.”“We are delighted that TimeGate has chosen Unreal Engine 3 for this next generation project” said Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games. “Unreal Engine 3 is all about supporting innovation and pushing creative boundaries for next generation content, and maximizing the power and scope that new hardware offers. We are in a position to help developers deliver outstanding next generation content right now, and the TimeGate team will be delivering some outstanding content to show exactly what Unreal Engine 3 is capable of.”


Enjoy the New Licensed Game using UE3 !!

5.56mm FMJ Mod ( With BlooM HDR Effects ) Media Updates - "Glock Final" Demo-Video / "Fight in the Foliage" Demo-Video

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Check the New Media Updates from the 5.56mm FMJ Mod
( Still in Development at this time )

"Glock Final" Demo-Video, Grab it here:
http://doom3.planet-multiplayer.de/download.php?view.359

"Fight in the Foliage" Demo-Video, here:
http://doom3.planet-multiplayer.de/download.php?view.360


Enjoy the Latest on this D3 Awesome Mod to come !!

terça-feira, março 29, 2005

Next UT Powered by UE3 - First Magazine Scan Shots / More UT "Envy" Details

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More details on the next Unreal Engine 3 powered Unreal Tournament game have surfaced, taken from the May 2005 issue of Computer Gaming World magazine.
We've also posted four screenshots from the article. Links can be found at the bottom of the list below...

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General

"Envy" is Epic's code name for the next UT.
Expect UT2004's "bounciness" to be toned down in the next UT.
The double-jump is back.
It is possible that "Envy" will not be called "Unreal Tournament 2006" or "Unreal Tournament 2007".

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Vehicles

Nine 'Axon' vehicles taken from UT2004: ECE
The Scorpion buggy now comes with an XMP-style rocket booster, as well as an 'eject' button which turns it into a self-destructing bomb.
Scorpion now features Rocket Launchers instead of UT2004's energy web.
Goliath tank may feature destructable treads this time around.
Nine new Necris vehicles

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Weapons

Rocket Launcher
Flak Cannon
Redeemer
Link Gun
Shock Rifle
AVRiL
Sniper Rifle
Dual Enforcers
Stinger (from Unreal 1 and Unreal Championship 2, replaces the Minigun)
Canister Gun (houses Grenade Launcher, Mine Layer, Bio Rifle)

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Teams

Nakhti (Egyptians from UC2)
Necris
Juggernauts
The Corrupt
Iron Guard
Krall
Jacob's Team (Marines?)
"Player's Team" (Unnamed)

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Quotes

"Actually, we don't think 2K4 was very successful [...] It wasn't a bad game... I just wish it could have been a better game than it was." - Steve Polge
"We've paid [...] a lot of attention to what the guys in the community are saying, and we take that feedback to heart." - Jim Brown
"The original Unreal Tournament was on the threshold of being a great game. If we had done 2K4 without having to feel kind of in the box of what we had started in 2K3, I think it would have been a much better game than it was." - Steve Polge
"[In UT2004] you miss the feeling you get from being in someone's face and fighting with them." - Jeff Morris

Official Website for "Envy" - Codename of the NEW UT Game:
http://www.planetunreal.com/envy

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4 Screenshots/Scans from Computer Gaming World Magazine:

http://www.beyondunreal.com/image.php?src=staff/raptor/envy1.jpg
http://www.beyondunreal.com/image.php?src=staff/raptor/envy2.jpg
http://www.beyondunreal.com/image.php?src=staff/raptor/envy3.jpg
http://www.beyondunreal.com/image.php?src=staff/raptor/envy4.jpg


Enjoy the Latest News about the New UT !!

John Carmack Blog - Update ( New Post )

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id Software's John Carmack has posted just the second blog update since he started it back in December, mentioning what he's been working on recently. When not doing work for id's next project or Armadillo Aerospace, Carmack has taken up programming cell phone games. There are plenty of things not to Carmack's liking when it comes to Java and other elements of cell phone programming, which he details in the update:

A Little Tid bit about his Post:

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I have a small list of games that I think would work out well, but what I decided to work on is DoomRPG - sort of Bard's Tale meets Doom. Step based smooth sliding/turning tile movement and combat works out well for the phone input buttons, and exploring a 3D world through the cell phone window is pretty neat. We talked to Jamdat about the business side of things, and hired Fountainhead Entertainment to turn my proof-of-concept demo and game plans into a full-featured game. So, for the past month or so I have been spending about a day a week on cell phone development. Somewhat to my surprise, there is very little internal conflict switching off from the high end work during the day with gigs of data and multi-hundred instruction fragment shaders down to texture mapping in java at night with one table lookup per pixel and 100k of graphics. It's all just programming and design work.

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Read the rest in John Carmack's Personal Blog:
http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/johnc/Recent%20Updates


Enjoy the Latest News of the Big Genius of the Last 10 Years Tech Mastermind !!

First Details on the Next UT - Powered by UE3

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Beyond Unreal has a news post about the next generation Unreal Tournament game, offering details found in the May issue of Computer Gaming World. The next UT will be powered by the Unreal Engine 3 (and thus we won't see it this year), features voice controlled AI, includes a global ratings system and features a new game mode in Conquest. Here's the skinny on that:

* Features eight teams, each with unique armor.

* Conquest maps are "potentially as large as three onslaught maps with assault-like objectives and even a form of limited resource management planned"

* "there may be the option to treat a conquest match like a long term war, so you can play, take a break, and then go back and play more later"

* "you can use your stats to find similarly abled opponents"

* "conquest will take advantage of the UE3 engines ability to seamlessly stream maps by putting you in a battlefield the size of several maps stitched together"


Read more on this, here:
http://beyondunreal.com/daedalus/singlepost.php?id=7983

sexta-feira, março 25, 2005

'Red Eye' - Trailer ( 2005 )

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The Story:

From director Wes Craven (the “Scream” franchise) comes “Red-Eye,” a suspense thriller at 30,000 feet.Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying.

Moments after takeoff, Lisa’s seatmate, Jackson (Cillian Murphy), menacingly reveals the real reason he’s on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill a rich and powerful businessman…and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, her own father will be killed by an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson. Trapped within the confines of a jet at 30,000 feet, Lisa has nowhere to run and no way to summon help without endangering her father, her fellow passengers and her own life. As the miles tick by, Lisa knows she is running out of time as she desperately looks for a way to thwart her ruthless captor and stop a terrible murder.

Director: Wes Craven
Genre: Thriller
Rating: None Yet

'Red Eye' - Official Website:
http://www-redeye-themovie.com

'Red Eye' - Official Trailer:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/red_eye

'Red Eye' - Release Date:
August 5th, 2005


"Two Strangers,
a Mutual Attraction,
a Chance Encounter,
Sometimes Fate,
Isn't What it Seems..."

"Tonight Flight 1019
Will Arrive on Time,
But one Passenger,
May not..."

Half-Life² - New Technology to Premiere on G4's 'Attack of the Show'

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Someone received this news directly from Tina Kowalewski over at G4 Media. For all of you wondering what's going on with "The Lost Coast" aka "The ATI Levels", here's a nice update:

Tune into G4’s ATTACK OF THE SHOW ! next Wednesday to see Valve’s Doug Lombardi exclusively demonstrate an upcoming new level from the awards winner - Best PC Game of 2004 – Half-Life².

This previously unseen Half-Life² area, dubbed “The Lost Coast”, demonstrates a brand new technology which Valve is implementing into the Source engine, called high-dynamic range lighting. This new technology enables a leap in lighting realism from even the current high benchmark set by Half-Life² and the existing Source engine. Tune in to glimpse the future of PC graphics with this live demonstration on G4’s ATTACK OF THE SHOW ! LIVE next Wednesday [30th March] at 4PM PST / 7PM EST.

You can find even more information, including information on what else is on the show here.
There is also more information on repeat times and the full story here.


Stay Tunned in the Next Days on this Matter !!

quinta-feira, março 24, 2005

PlayStation 3 - Another System Fake Image

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Faked PlayStation 3 mock-up image causes a stir:
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=58405

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A Little tid bit about the Article & one Interesting Thing, but not New, of the Future PS3:

For a start, the use of the phrase "PlayStation 3" on the slide is unusual, since Sony has been carefully avoiding using that phrase in association with its next-generation console, and sources close to the company - including graphics chip manufacturer NVIDIA - have stated that the system will not be called that.

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Unreal Engine 3 - Exposed by Actiontrip

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Unreal Engine 3 - Exposed by Actiontrip Article:
http://www.actiontrip.com/features/unreal3engineexposed.phtml

Little tid bit about the Article/Tim Sweeney said about UE3:

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The main programmer at Epic, Tim Sweeney, was very lavish with the info on the latest Unreal engine, so the gaming community has had the opportunity to find out many interesting details about the engine. Sweeny explained this advanced engine is intended for what Epic thinks will be the mainstream in 2006 and next-gen consoles, with DirectX 9.0 as the minimum specification, considering the fact that 1GB video card will let you enjoy the game at full detail. If you cannot afford a 1 Gig video card, Microsoft is rumored to be preparing a program where gamers can trade in their organs in exchange for computer part upgrades. Need more RAM? Simply donate 1 kilo of bone marrow. Donating one of your corneas will get you a new CPU and that 1 Gig video card I just mentioned can be yours for a kidney. Keep in mind that most humans can survive with only one kidney filleting the deadly toxins and bodily wastes from their bloodstream, which is good because NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 is namely the first video card that can run this new engine properly.

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Have a Nice Read & Enjoy what is believed to Come in the Future of Games !!

quarta-feira, março 23, 2005

Machinimation v2.0 Demo Edition for DooM³

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Description The Machinimation 2 Demo for DooM³ is now available !

Since it is not stand-alone and does not include any maps of its own, it is a small file ( 5.98 MB's ) compared to the installer for the original Machinimation. To clarify, it uses the DooM³ Engine for rendering and requires the user to have DooM³ installed.

IMPORTANT:
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 ( Download here )
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 ( Download here )
DooM³ by Id Software
DooM³ version 1.1 patch ( Download here )
Windows 2000 or Windows XP
1.5-gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 1500
384 megabytes of memory
Two gigabytes of hard drive space
nVidia GeForce 3 graphics card or ATI Technologies 8500

If you would like to report problems or suggest features for this product, please send and email to bob@fountainheadent.com

Demo Edition's FAQ:
FAQ">http://www.fountainheadent.com/mach2/versions/demo/faq/faq.x/>FAQ

Demo Edition's Manual ( Please Read Before E-Mailing ) :
http://www.fountainheadent.com/mach2/versions/demo/manual/manual.x

Machinimation v2.0 Demo Edition - Download:
http://www.machinima.com/count.php?url=http://www.fountainheadent.com/mach2/download/Machinimation2_Demo.exe&id=63
http://doom3maps.org/download.php?view.357

For more Info/Doubts about this, go to Machinima Official Website:
http://www.machinima.com

DooM³ - Starship Troppers Mod - Not to be Released, Because of License Agreement but TRAILER of the Finished Mod Released

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A bit of Information regarding this Mod, by one of the Developers:

"We have finished our Starship Troopers mod !
A Trailer can be downloaded in a zip or rar. Whichever you prefer, right here:
http://www.tmihost.com/starship_troopers

We will, unfortunately, not be releasing our mod. As it turns out, there is a Real Company with a website that has recently aquired the Starship Troopers license and is making a game, slated to be released this year sometime.

However, the knowledge of this did not daunt us ! We finished our mod anyway, and achieved pretty much all of our original goals. We decided to work from someone else's idea mainly to get used to using Doom 3 and to get our process hammered down. Now that that's done, we will be moving on with our lives, and moving forward with our next project, created from entirely original concepts.

And I assure you, the next one will be released."

terça-feira, março 22, 2005

DOOM³ XBox Version - Goes Commercial

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DOOM³ XBox Version - Goes Commercial - Read more about the Article here:
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/597/597801p1.html?fromint=1

Little tid bit about the conversation with "Paul Anderson" ( Director of AVP Movie ) - The Director for this Commercial.

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IGN: What is the commercial going to do that will make Xbox owners who may have played
DOOM³ on PC interested in the game again?

Paul Anderson: It's a pet peeve of mine -- a pet hate -- when they do live-action [in a commercial] and then cut to the game, it never meshes with the live action. I thought it might be fun if I retrofit the live action so it really fit in with the gameplay. It's a first-person live action spot and has the same color palette as the game. We peppered the spot with references to the game. There are numerous iconographies I've taken from the game and hidden in the spot. Some are in your face and some are hidden in the background. I think it's just going to make it available to a much wider audience. XBox is not quite the PC, but it's a very good platform.

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DooM³ - 5.56mm F.M.J.: MP Mod - 2nd Beta Trailer ( Indoor-Outdoor ) With Bloom-HDR Effects

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DooM³ - 5.56mm F.M.J.: MP Mod - 2nd Beta Trailer ( Indoor-Outdoors ) With Gloom-HDR Effects, check the 2nd Trailer of this Mod in Development in Action ( 94 MB's Video ) :
http://www.doom3maps.org/download.php?view.355

Enjoy !!

domingo, março 20, 2005

'The Island' - Movie Trailer ( 2005 ) / New International Trailer Released

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The Story:

Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the “The Island”—reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones whose only purpose is to provide “spare parts” for their original human counterparts. Realizing it is only a matter of time before he is “harvested,” Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson). Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers.

Director: Michael Bay / Director of Pearl Harbor - Armageddon
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Rating: None

'The Island' - Official Website:
Not Available Yet, Soon !

'The Island' - Movie Trailer:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/the_island

'The Island' - New International Trailer Released:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/the_island/international

'The Island' - Release Date:
July 22nd, 2005


"What if there were a place,
where you could live forever,
this is the promise of THE ISLAND.

THE PERFECT LIE

Welcome to The Island,
where life is made to order...

They don't want you to know,
what you are..."

sábado, março 19, 2005

Star Wars : Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - MAKING OF VIDEOS / Official Trailer for Download

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A Brief of the Story:

After three long years of relentless fighting, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi to bring General Grievous, the deadly leader of the Separatist droid army, to justice. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine has grown in power. His sweeping political changes transform the war-weary Republic into the mighty Galactic Empire. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker, he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him to the dark side.

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Enjoy the MAKING OF VIDEOS of Star Wars : Episode III - Revenge of the Sith:
http://movies.channel.aol.com/feature/starwars/episode_3_video.adp

Star Wars : Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - New Pics:
http://www.movieweb.com/news/news.php?id=7115

Star Wars : Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Official Trailer:
http://www.killermovies.com/s/starwarsepisodeiii/

Thks to oZaLaN for giving this Link for the Official Trailer of SW's : Episode III

Note:
Mouse Right Button Click in one of the Links ( Low-Quality or High-Quality ), Save as ( To your Location of HDD ), Initiation of Download, Done !


Star Wars : Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Release Date:
Hits theaters on May 19th, 2005.



Dedicated to : oZaLaN ( One more Time - a Real Fan of SW's ) ;}

The "Star Wars Galactic Force" is almost here, Prepare to be Amazed !!
May the Force be with You, Jedi !!

'War of the Worlds' Movie - 2nd Teaser Trailer Video

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Check the Yesterday Launched, 2nd Teaser Trailer of 'War of the Worlds' Movie:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/waroftheworlds/large_2.html

If You want to see the 1st Teaser Trailer / TV Spot Trailer, Check here:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/waroftheworlds

'War of the Worlds' Movie - Release Date:
June 29th, 2005 !


A Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise Film/Production Movie !!
Enjoy the Best You Can !!

sexta-feira, março 18, 2005

Unreal Engine 3 News - SpeedTree Gets Integrated with UE3 / Screens

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Interactive Data Visualization (IDV) today announced that SpeedTree, its hardware independent foliage solution, has been integrated with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Unreal Engine licensees will now have access to SpeedTree’s advanced content creation options, enabling them to quickly and efficiently populate game environments with highly detailed trees and foliage.

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Little Snip about this:

SpeedTree delivers low-polygon, highly realistic trees and plants, with adjustable wind effects, seamless LOD transitions, and a library of hundreds of tree models from more than 100 species. SpeedTree also includes SpeedTree CAD, which will enable Unreal Engine licensees to create and edit animated trees in real-time.

SpeedTree technology has also been integrated into the Unreal Engine’s decolayers, so forests can be painted directly onto the terrain, eliminating the need to place trees individually. Although the trees appear at unprecedented detail, thanks to the efficiency of the SpeedTree technology, any foliage will have a minimum impact on frame rates.

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Read the rest, in this Articles & Enjoy the 'Almost-Photo" Realism Shots:
http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=24078&mode=thread&order=0
http://pc.ign.com/articles/597/597007p1.html


Good News for Another Step of Evolution of the Awesome UE3 !!

'The Skeleton Key' Movie ( 2005 ) - First Look Trailer

Besides having the Awesome Poster inside, the First Trailer for Universal Pictures The Skeleton Key is now Online for your viewing Terror. Head on over to Yahoo! Movies and Enjoy !

Brief Synopsis about the Story of the Movie:

Set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, The Skeleton Key stars Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's (Rowlands) ailing husband (Hurt) in their home ... a foreboding and decrepit Gothic mansion in the Louisiana delta. Intrigued by the enigmatic couple, their mysterious and secretive ways and their rambling house, Caroline beings to explore the old mansion. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret.

The Skeleton Key, which Stars:
Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt and Joy Bryant.

'The Skeleton Key' Movie - Official Website:
http://www.theskeletonkeymovie.com

'The Skeleton Key' Movie Trailer, right here:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/theskeletonkeyqt.html

'The Skeleton Key' Movie - Release Date:
Hits Theaters: August 12th 2005


"Once You Believe,
Everything You Fear,
Becomes Real..."

quarta-feira, março 16, 2005

DooM³ Mac Tweaking Guide / DooM³ Performance on MacOSX is Disappointing

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Hot on the heels of the shipping of DooM³, Bare Feats has posted a performace tweaking guide for players looking for performance gains. Much talk has been circulating in the Mac gaming community surrounding the system requirements and publicized benchmarks surrounding the anticipated FPS, and the guide seeks to show how best to tweak DooM³ without sacrificing too much in visual quality.

One of the suggested tweaks deals with ATI cards specifically:

We used ATIccelerator II to overclock the Radeon X800 XT (core clock set 5% faster to 500MHz and memory clock set 10% faster to 1100MHz) in an attempt to get it up to the performance level of the Radeon X850 XT we used on the Dual Xeon. (This was done on a closed course by professionals. Don't try this at home.) For those looking for a little more information regarding the performance of DooM³, Bare Feats has included an exerpt from Glenda Adams regarding optimizations and the key differences between Macs and PCs in relation to them. They've also included information on how folks can run their own benchmarks at home.

A fairly busy thread on DooM³ performance is also available in IMG's forums. Information from various notable sources such as Peter Cohen and Glenda Adams can be found there.


Bare Feats - PERFORMANCE TWEAKS - DooM³ for Mac:
http://www.barefeats.com/doom3.html


DooM³ Performance on MacOSX is Disappointing, read about this here:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050315-4704.html?40676


Enjoy this Fine Tweakings for Your DooM³ Mac Users !!
But Sad News, in the D3 Mac Version Performance Department... ;\

terça-feira, março 15, 2005

Aspyr Ships DooM³ for Mac Users

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Aspyr media has announced that the Mac version of DOOM³ has started shipping to stores. It is expected to be in stores across the US and UK by March 19th. For all of you gamers out there with Mac's who never got to experience DOOM³, now's your chance !

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A Little Tibbit about the Announcement:


"Aspyr is shipping DooM³, and Feral Interactive has released a demo version of its forthcoming Commandos Battle Pack."

"DooM³ should reach retail shelves by March 19, said the company. It costs £39.99 (including VAT)."

"The Associated Press has called DOOM³, “One of the scariest games ever made".The PC version of the game has became the fastest selling PC action shooter in the US, according to NPD Techworld. It has been developed for the Mac by id Software and Aspyr Studios."

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Source of the News:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=11074&Page=1&pagePos=2

RoboHordes - 1st Unreal Engine 3 Based Game Announced

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The first game to use the Unreal Engine 3 has been announced, going by the working title of RoboHordes; it was shown at the GDC this week. Here's part of the press release from the developer, NakedSky:

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"A 3D robot combat demo utilizing assets from advanced robot configuration and simulation technology from Naked Sky’s current project, RoboLords™. Employing the Unreal Engine 3 & the Novodex physics engine, RoboHordes is tuned specifically to the new Intel dual-core processor."

"RoboHordes is a fast-paced action game featuring massive numbers of robots, all behaving according to the rules of physics and without a single hand-generated frame of animation."

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Note:
Also, there's a few screenshots. As far as I can see, it's obvious that they're higher quality graphics than most of what is out right now, but the game - as it is now - hardly looks to be taking full advantage of the UE3's capabilities. Nevertheless, it's a pretty sight to behold:

http://www.gamer.nl/nieuws/25576
http://www.ina-community.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=6239744

Know better the Company ( NakedSky ) which licensed the UE3 Engine for their Next Game:
http://www.nakedsky.com


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segunda-feira, março 14, 2005

PlanetDOOM on CBS Gamecore - Interview with the Well-Known Director of the PD Site - The "Crazy" Cyric

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Site director of PlanetDooM has been featured in CBS' GameCore ! William Vitka drills Cyric to see what he feels about violence in games. Here's a clip:

"Is there a correlation between playing violent video games and acting in a violent manner?"

"I don’t think so. Playing video games is a way to relieve stress and a great way to relax. I can’t see that someone would decide to go out and gun down a street full of people because they had just finished playing a game where they killed off a house full of zombies. If someone can’t see that a violent video game is just that, a game, and they think that what happens in a game should be reflected in real life, then they have other issues to deal with."

You can read the full interview right here:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/12/tech/gamecore/main679755.shtml


Enjoy the Interview with the Creator of PlanetDooM Site, the Best & Reliable Source about all things DOOM !!

The Ring TwO - New Clip Videos - To Make Your Skin Crawl

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Brief 'Ring TwO' Synopsis:

Poor Rachel (Naomi Watts) thinks she's put that whole episode with the spooky videotape behind her. After the frightening events of the first Ring, she moves to a quiet Oregon town with her young son, Aidan, to start a new, uneventful life.After getting a job at the local newspaper, however, Rachel links an old homicide story she digs up to the killer video that tormented her. Then, when Aidan ends up in the hospital with mysterious wounds, she is accused of child abuse and must work quickly to solve the mystery and clear her name.


Check the New Clip Videos of 'Ring TwO' in Action & Enjoy with Fear:
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2539382?htv=12


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Pronto pra Estrear no proximo dia 17/18 de Março !!