Blizzard has released a play by play account of an ingame quest for World of Warcraft, along with screen shots. This game looks very impressive and the game play should cater to the casual gamer as well as the power gamer.
Monthly Archives: October 2003
Ozzie Cancels European Tour
CNN.com has an article about Ozzy canceling his european tour due to a tremor.
The good news is the tremor is controllable with medication.
The bad news is the medication causes Ozzy to have a very dry mouth, affecting his ability to sing.
Oh the jokes I can think of concerning dry mouth. Ill just let you make up your own.
Turbine and Atari Announce Dungeons & Dragons Online
Turbine is developing Dungeons & Dragons Online, a MORPG for the new 3.5 Core Rules set. You will notice I said MORPG and not MMORPG. According to an article on Gamespot, the worlds will be smaller than most Online Games so they can capture the D&D experience.
If you want even more information on this exciting game, Warcry has an interview with Turbine about their development of D&D Online.
And because we are nice guys, we included the full Press Release from Turbine Games for Dungeons & Dragons Online. Just click Read More.
Continue reading Turbine and Atari Announce Dungeons & Dragons Online
WWII Mod Red Orchestra Released for UT2k3
For all you Battlefield 1942 fans out there, I thought I would throw something slightly different your way. It is a WWII mod for Unreal Tournament 2003 called Red Orchestra.
From their official website: “Red Orchestra brings you in-depth infantry combat on the Eastern Front of WWII. With the emphasis on realism and authenticity, the Soviet Red Army meets the German Army on the ground across battlefields from Kiev through Stalingrad and on to the Reichstag in Berlin. Real weapons. Real battles. Real soldiers.”
The screenshots are incredible. I am downloading it as I type. I will follow up with a small review.
Top 16 Worst Nintendo Endings
Sleeping-Monkey.com has a great article on the top 16 worst endings for a Nintendo game. It also doesnt hurt that he has a great picture of Jessica Simpson and a funny rant to boot. Of course, hes right….
Kudos to the site for using our old Nuke Theme.
Music CD Copy Protection “Shifts” into High Gear
Here is an Associated Press article on the Seattle Post Intelligencer on how a Princeton Grad student defeated BMGs new copy protection sceme for music CDs with a single keystroke.
I wonder how much money they spent on this copy protection scheme.
It seems Vivendi Universal is not taking good care of their domain names. If not for the quick actions of an independent artist who registered mp3.com after it expired, under his own credit card, the site may have disappeared altogether. You can get the full scoop on The Register.
Our Battlefield 1942 Game Server is Online!
Gamers Radio is proud to announce the launch of our 20 player CTF Battlefield 1942 server from KillerGameServers.com. So far, everyone who has tested their in game ping times are doing 60 or less. This has been a great server for the Gamers Radio Battalion to practice on.
Consider this an open invitation to join us on Friday nights or any night for that matter. Just open your server browser and look up GamersRadio.com. We are easy to find. If you are looking for a smacktard free server, then this is the place for you. We hope you will join us.
Interplay Dumps Vivendi/Universal
Jump over to Gamespot, where there is a small article about Interplay dropping Vivendi/Universal as their distributor because VU has not paid them all the money they are owed on other games.
Battlefield 1942 on Top
Its been a while since I posted the NPD Group/NPD Techworld list of the top 10 selling games, but the latest list brings up a point. Take a look at who is in the number 1 spot.
Week of September 14-20, 2003:
Rank – Title – Publisher – Average Price
1 – Battlefield 1942 – EA – $29
2 – Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy – LucasArts – $49
3 – Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII – EA – $25
4 – The Sims Deluxe – EA – $42
5 – Flight Sim 2004: A Century of Flight – Microsoft – $52
6 – Homeworld 2 – Vivendi Universal – $48
7 – EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath – Sony – $27
8 – Madden NFL 2004 – EA – $35
9 – The Sims: Superstar – EA – $30
10 – Diablo II – Vivendi Universal – $20
I find it very interesting considering the game peaked a while back. I wonder why BF42 has seen such a turn around. I think the resurgence is based not only on the game itself, but on the lower price and the cool mods currently available and gaining in popularity. These mods include Desert Combat, Eve of Destruction, Forgotten Hope, Pirates, Galactic Conquest, GI Joe and Experience WWII. Without the hard work of these free mods, I do not believe Battlefield 1942 would not be as popular as it is.
Battle.net Kicks Cheaters Asses!
Holy Jumping Jellybeans Batman! Those guys at Blizzard dont mess around; as 400,000 Starcraft, Diablo II, and Warcraft III players are finding out their accounts have been disabled for cheating.
Get the full scoop on the Battle.net website.
We at Gamers Radio think cheaters should rot in hell or die from a slow painful venereal disease. As such, we salute Battle.net for taking such a strong stance against cheaters.
Baldurs Gate I on the BG2 Engine
If you are fan of Baldurs Gate I and II, then you may enjoy this link. It will give you directions on how to play Baldurs Gate I using Baldurs Gate II. Think of it as a mini-mod/port kind of thing that will update your spells and allow you to view the game at higher resolutions. Very cool stuff.
The Bard Returns
I was rather young the first time I played The Bards Tale on my Commodore 64. To be honest, I can not remember if it was 1, 2 or 3. I do remember that I enjoyed playing it and for me that is enough to get excited about this preview of the new Bards Tale gaming being developed by InXile Entertainment.
If the game is half as entertaining as the InXile website, then this is going to be a great game. A word of warning about their website. Dont piss off the guard. He has a nasty way of getting you back.