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More proof that Doom 3 is here!

Thats right kiddies!!! There is more proof out there that Doom 3 is right around the corner… Where you ask? Well… has just posted that there WILL be a Doom 3 tourny!!!

DOOM 3 Inaugural Deathmatch Championship:
Yes, you read that correctly. DOOM 3 Deathmatch is coming to QuakeCon 2004, and there has never been a more level playing field. With DOOM 3 launching this summer, there won’t be anyone who has had time to practice or master the game, and almost any QuakeCon attendee has a chance to walk away with one of the exclusive DOOM 3 prizes. We’re not telling you what they are just yet, but let’s just say that they’re fast. Registration for this 128-player tournament will begin August 12, 2004 – the first day of QuakeCon.

You pee your pants yet? I did… I will be at QuakeCon to see this!!! [along with a few other members of Gamers Radio!]

Doom 3 Release Date?

Could it be true? Is this the real date that is making everyone all crazy about right now in just about every gaming forum you can find? is quoted as saying “Official launch date of August 3rd, 2004 confirmed!

Searching all over the place it is seeming that getting information from Activision and id Software is not resulting any any REAL proof. And the official Doom 3 website still says “Coming Soon“.

The most recent release date information we really have from Activision is here.

We are keeping a very close eye on this as we are all very excited about this game… More to come as soon as we find it!

FarCry Modifications

Are you looking for some great mods for FarCry? Well, Ubisoft has a section just for you with information and links to quite a few FarCry mods.

Check out the mod section: FarCry Community Mods

Noted is the currently featured “The Forgotten War” mod. This group talks about some great features that they are working on for their Korean War era mod. From destructible landscapes and buildings to collecting supply points and researching, this team has some great ideas to keep people interested for a long time.

Check out TFW: The Forgotten War – FC

First screenshots of Battlefield 2!

Looks like EA and Digital Illusions have made the official announcement in regards to Battlefield 2. They mention some great features and have provided all of us with a couple screen shots to get us going on what looks to be a very impressive game.

Quote From EA:
Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. Each map in Battlefield 2 adjusts in scale to support the number of players in the world, providing the ideal vehicle-to-player ratio and an optimized game play experience. Enhanced team play features allow players to enter the action on the front lines as part of a formal squad, or work behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their teammates. With in-game success, players increase their rank from recruit all the way to General and unlock awards, including new weapons, vehicle decals, medals, and more.


Check out the full story here: EA Games

Sandbox Manual 1.1 and FAQ

If you have even glanced at the Sandbox editor for FarCry then you know that this is the most amazing map editor known to man… Period! Just so happends that they have updated their manual and FAQ to address some common questions.

Quote from FarCry:
An updated version of the Sandbox editor manual has been uploaded to the Far Cry FTP. Version 1.1 of the manual has the following changes:

-Updated objects (dynamic light, raising water, particle spray, all pick ups); Appendix B.
-Updated AI anchor jobs list; Appendix C.
-Updated light types heading, and dynamic light table; Appendix E.
-Removed step 12 and updated step 8, first walkthrough, Chapter 1.
-Corrected explanation of position saving by switching “control” and “shift”; Navigation section, page iv.
-Corrected “shift” and “control” errors in Steps 1 of Chapter 7s walkthrough, and steps 3 and 6 of Chapter 2s walkthrough.
-Added Layer Painter section, Chapter 1
-Updated numerous jpeg images to bitmaps to improve visual quality

The FAQ V1.0 aims to provide answers to the most common questions that are being raised

Download Sandbox Manual v1.1 (5.87mb)
Download Sandbox FAQ (107Kb)

Battlefield 1942 Server Manager Update

Black Bag Ops, creators or Battlefield 1942 Server Manager, have announced today what they are working on for the beta 4e release.

Quote from Black Bag Ops:
I am currently working on beta 4e which already sports the following new features;
· Added Clients dialog page to BxRM
· Added mod filtering in maplist
· Added support for a server “idle map”
· Added new “banned words” function
(kicks players with banned words in their player name or chat messages)
· Added support for console commands in the player menu
(can be used to kill a player)
· Added option to enforce single client logons
· Added option to shutdown server when BxSM exits
· Made player chat logging optional
· Added support for optional CSV admin log
(can be used with an external “why was I kicked/banned?” application)
I hope to release beta 4e to the testers sometime this weekend for a tentative release date of April 18.
I am interested in hearing how BF1942 and BFVietnam server admins are administering PunkBuster at this time and determining the level of interest in seeing a “PunkBuster” dialog page added to BxSM. If you have any thoughts to offer on this subject please post in this forum thread. Thanks.

Call of Duty Expansion

As reported on CoDFiles, Activision confirmed today that they are working on Call of Duty: United Offensive.

Quote from CoDFiles:
Santa Monica, CA – April 9, 2004 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that gamers can enlist for a second tour of duty on the intense front lines of WWII with Call of Dutyâ„¢: United Offensiveâ„¢ – the expansion pack to the highly acclaimed, #1 best-selling Call of Dutyâ„¢ from Infinity Ward. Delivering a compelling, all-new single player campaign filled with new weapons, character abilities and other expanded features, Call of Duty: United Offensive also offers a robust multiplayer experience introducing new maps and modes of play. Building on Call of Duty’s award-winning cinematic intensity and chaos of battle, players are thrust alongside their squad mates into more authentic action on Europe’s most historic battlefields. Currently in development at Gray Matter Interactive Studios, Call of Duty: United Offensive is expected to release later this fall and is rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.Continue reading Call of Duty Expansion

Battlefield Vietnam Update

EA and Dice are making it a point to tell everything thank you and that they are working on getting BFV to where everyone wants it.

Quote from EA:
“For those of you familiar with Battlefield 1942, youre already aware of the level of support you can expect from the Battlefield team. Battlefield Vietnam is no exception. In the next few months you can expect to see updates which add new features, incorporate community requests and add new content. Were currently working on an update which will incorporate some of your suggestions such as tweaking the M60/LAW combo as well as addressing performance issues experienced by some people. Stay tuned for more information on this in the upcoming weeks.”

Check out the full community update: EA BFV Update