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04-10-2003: Interview with Bill Roper
World of WarcraftIn an interview with 4players.de (Ger), Bill Roper, vice president of Blizzard North, revealed some details on the hugely successful company's first MMORPG, World of Warcraft. Apart from infos on the game's creation, featured races, and system requirements, you also learn some interesting details about the mission design. To prevent several gamers from tackling the very same quest, every task is mirrored so that every player enjoys his individual mission. There's no release date known yet, as Blizzard wants to await the results of the beta test staged for the later part of this year.

04-10-2003: Broken Sword 3 impressions
Broken Sword 3The online magazine Gamespot depicts its first impressions of Revolution Studios' potential adventure blockbuster, Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon. Developer Charles Cecil paid close attention to the fact that, although the latest installment won't feature neither point-and-click controls nor 2D graphics, the game's atmosphere remains unscathed even when employing 3D graphics. Similar to the predecossors, the games mixes traditional puzzles with small action-oriented parts. To that end you can even use a PC controller, although mouse and keyboard will do just as well.

04-07-2003: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk 4Also the previous installments belonged to the best sports games to be published for the PC - and chances are that Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 can seamlessly continue this success story. Once more, you steer Tony Hawk or 13 other boarders through widespread levels and perform daring stunts. The career mode starts easily and grows more difficult to enable newbies an easier access to the game, whose goal lies in performing the 14 greatest skateboarding stunts of all time. The game is set for a May release, screenshots and additional facts can be found at Gamespy.

04-04-2003: The History of the Screenshot
Half-LifeThe guys at Avault.com have dealt with The History of the Screenshot in a very comprehensive special. The report sheds some light on the beginnings of the medium, analyses the screenshot as a form of advertisement (e.g. on the back of game boxes), and explains why you cannot always believe in the authenticity of screenshots as they are sometimes manipulated to enhance the game's appealing effect on potential buyers.

04-04-2003: Preview on Broken Sword 3
Broken Sword 3Adventure fans have to remain patient for a few more months, since one of the most anticipated adventures in years, Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon, is set to hit the shelves this October. In an interview with Actiontrip.com, Tony Warriner from Revolution doesn't want to give away any infos regarding to storyline and locations. He still reveals some interesting details on the current situation of the genre and why it was nigh impossible not to develop the game in an 3D environment.

04-04-2003: Revolution adventure for free
Lure of the TemptressThe first adventure game of the British Revolution Studios, Lure of the Temptress, can now be downloaded free of charge. The game laid the foundations for Revolution's reputation as a developer of top-notch adventure games and introduced novel technologies such as the "Virtual Theatre" that portrayed virtual life in an adventure for the first time. Follow the link to download the game (1.3 MB), that is said to be compatible to today's operating systems despite its age.

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