Yes, yes, we all know Half Life 2’s graphics were getting old… well, in case you didn’t know, Unreal 3 screenshots. These have been released months ago, check the official site for trailers etc. Screenshots: http://media.pc.gamespy.com/media/670/670283/imgs_1.html Official Site: http://www.unrealtechnology.com/html/technology/ue30.shtml In the Half Life 2 article, the interview makes a very good point about game engines and tools being wasted. Developers spend ALL this time making a new “the next big thing” engine, yet when all is done and said, they make a game, it sells a few thousand copies, and they move on. Engine is left and forgotten. Think about it this way, of all the game engines that has been created, only Unreal has had real COMMERCIAL success. Call of Duty 2 Preview: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/call-of-duty-2/605310p1.html Onto the less “major” gaming news: Looks like one of the most anticipated and ‘professional’ HL2 mods have been closed down. Damn, I wanted this one bad. [bold]Film Giant MGM Shuts Down 'Stargate: Source' Mod[/bold] The creators behind the Half-Life 2 mod Stargate: Source have received a cease and desist order from MGM to immediately stop working on their mod project. "We are very displeased to announce that apparently MGM the huge company feels very threatened by a group of individuals spread throughout the world. We have received a letter to desist from the creation of the Stargate: Source mod. At this time we are still discussing the issue but it does appear that we are going to be shutting down." Albeit regretable, this decision by MGM was expected since they are involved in the Stargate SG1: The Alliance game project, under development at JoWood. Remember Phantom? Nice name, isn’t it? [bold]Infinium Labs' Executive Vice President Resigns[/bold] Richard S. Skoba announced today that he has turned in his resignation to Infinium Labs. Mr. Skoba was a member of the senior management team, serving as the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Infinium Labs since January 2004. His resignation is effective as of April 30, 2005.