Gaming Bullets

By Amy
September 29, 2000 - 11:06 AM

  • John Scott of Raven Software has again updated his .plan files with more details on problems with some of the 'Elite Force' CD keys. He says: "The format of the key is XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-HH where HH is a hex number and the only place where '0's can occur. So, if you seem to be missing a digit at the end, put a '0' in its place."

  • Rick Johnson, also of Raven, has also updated his .plan file with word that the master server for Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force will be down this Saturday (30th) while they re-vamp their network.

  • A new 74.7 Meg playable demo of 'Starfleet Command: Volume II - Empires at War' is now available for download at Gamespot. The game is being developed by Taldren and Interplay and the demo contains four training missions as well as a multi-player skirmish. {{editors note: good to see the old 47 rule is being upheld in the software world}}

  • Jim (Ripclaw) Broach of Gamer's Pulse, awarded 'Elite Force' both a score of 90 and the Golden Heart Award. Commenting "Star Trek Elite Force is a well designed, new FPS style shooter that gives Star Trek fans a chance to see what it would be like to be aboard a Federation Starship in the future. Also, as a fast-paced and intense gameplay title, it is appealing to those who have no idea what Star Trek Voyager is" it's also worth noting that unlike many other reviewers, Jim had few, if any, qualms about the game's multi-player mode.

  • Rod White of has also reviewed 'Elite Force'. Over all, he seemed pretty positive about the game, concluding with: "One thing is for certain, this isn't the kind of first-person shooter like Duke Nukem 3D or Quake was, because there just isn't as much mindless blowing things away going on in Elite Force as there was in those games. Those games were non-stop action from start to finish. Elite Force has a great deal of fast-paced shooting, but in between there are slow points, which isn't so bad, because it gives you a chance to get to know the characters and to feel more involved in the game. I should also add that Elite Force gets better as you make your way through the game, as the intensity level really builds up from one level to the next. "

  • And lastly, Decipher has posted the finalized DecipherCon event schedules (in PDF format)

Thanks go out to Blues News for some of these!

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