News Archive
March 2006

Worms in this month's Retro Gamer
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 31/03/06 10:59am CEST

I've just received an email from Ashley Day, a regular writer for Retro Gamer, about this month's issue of the magazine:

"Issue 23 of Retro Gamer is out today and features my 4 page article on The Making of Worms. It includes a brand new interview with Andy Davidson, in which he explains the origins of Worms and his reasons for leaving the industry. There should also be some never before seen shots of Total Wormage and some original concept art."

In the UK, you can pick up the mag at stores such as WH Smith and GameStation, although I'd recommend supporting your local independent videogame store and buying from there if they sell magazines (my local indie store, sadly, doesn't). You can also buy a subscription at the official website.

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Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 28/03/06 4:25pm CEST

Apologies for the site outages, looks like our Server hosts were fiddling about with our MySQL database again. Someone needs to slap them...

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Worms: Open Warfare now avaliable!
Posted in Archived by Cyclaws at 25/03/06 12:55am CET

You can now buy the PSP and DS versions of Worms: Open Warfare. When you get a chance, how about popping long to the Dream17 forums to discuss what you feel about it?

A review will be avaliable once the review copies of W:OW come through, or when I end up buying it anyway. Whichever comes first.

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Lemmings Review Finally Up
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 24/03/06 8:09pm CET

I'm an extremely lazy man - I'd written this review ages ago, and I'd meant to put it up when the game had launched. Whoops! here it is.

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Lemmings US Release Date
Posted in Archived by Pooka at 23/03/06 12:00am CET

The Team17 Website has announced the release date for Lemmings PSP in the US.

So, for all you Statesiders who want a slice of the action, Lemmings PSP will be released on May 1st, apparently.

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Site Updates
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 23/03/06 8:29pm CET

SupSuper has spent the better part of the past month or so meticulously converting the site to PHP. You may have noticed a few changes, but this is nothing compared to how easy it is for us to maintain the site now. Site updates should be far more often...

Incidentally, we're aware of a few issues with page displays. Firefox and Opera users are getting white pages, and IE users are getting Microsoft's generic 404 error page. We're looking into it. It may be to do with the recent Database rollback our Esteemed Hosts carried out recently. Lovely.

Edit by SupSuper: I'd just like to add that, while this conversion is going on, I wouldn't suggest bookmarking any pages besides the index, as they may change. This means you'll also have to update any links, if you linked to any page.

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Purple Sensi storms back into action
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 17/03/06 9:04pm CET

Sensible Software fansite Purple Sensi has recently recieved a seriously funky facelift, and appears to be slightly more active now than it has been over the past year. I'd check it out, if I were you.

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Chatroom Quicklink
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 13/03/06 7:15pm CET

You can now access the Dream17 IRC Chatroom by simply typing into your browser. It'll take you straight to the Java Applett (unless you're not logged in to the Forum, in which case it'll ask you to log in first, natch).

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Official Worms: Open Warfare website
Posted in Archived by Cyclaws at 13/03/06 4:28pm CET

THQ have opened a lovely new Worms: Open Warfare website. Check it out!

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PC Oldie Downloads
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 09/03/06 4:31pm CET

Dream17 will soon have the PC versions of games such as Alien Breed and Ultimate Body Blows available for download, courtesy of forum semi-regular ThreeHeadedMonkey. Top notch.

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Team17 competition: GTA PSP cover!
Posted in Archived by Cyclaws at 08/03/06 9:12pm CET

Over at the Team17 Forums there is a competition to get your hands on a PSP cover with a GTA theme! Just guess how much damage the webmaster, Sel, did in his turn on Worms: Open Warfare. To enter, visit this thread.

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Posted in Archived by Cyclaws at 08/03/06 9:06pm CET

Worms: Open Warfare has gone gold on the PSP! It will be joining the release of the DS version, and the PSP release of Lemmings. You can expect all three games at the end of this month.

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Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 06/03/06 9:06pm CET

Because only three of you have entered the Lemmings Poster Contest, I'm extending it to Sunday 12th March. So you'd better get entering. Now!

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Lemmings PSP pushed back again
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 03/03/06 7:18pm CET

GAME's Uk website lists Lemmings as being released on March 10th, so it's been pushed back again. Just so you know.

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X2 No-Go
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 03/03/06 12:35pm CET

I had a couple of emails asking me whether I would be able to get an ISO of X2 onto the site. I've contacted Martyn Brown but, unfortunately, they'd had to decline due to the license for the game (this is most likely the license with SCEE to release the game on the PSone - correct me if I'm wrong, people).

We will, in the future, be looking to expand the collection of CD32 versions we have for download. Specifically, we're looking at getting the full CD32 version of Alien Breed Tower Assault, with that spectacular (if lengthy) intro sequence.

Oh, and don't forget about that Lemmings competition...

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Lemmings Posters and Goodies up for grabs
Posted in Archived by Squirminator2k at 02/03/06 11:41am CET

We have, courtesy of 101 Computer Games (whose website is currently down, but here's a link anyway), some very swanky Lemmings promotional goodies. We have a double-sided poster (pictured below) and some window stickers (not pictured, as I haven't decided which ones I'm going to give away yet!).

Interested in snagging one of these posters? Then check out this forum thread!

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