The final version of Privateer Gemini Gold version 1.02 has been released. This iteration comes after several successful test versions put out over the last few weeks. Windows, Lunix and Mac versions are available here (278 megs). The game's manual has also been refreshed for the new version. Here's John Cordell with some more details.
Wingnuts, it's done!
After more than a year of hard work, we are very proud to announce today
the next major release of Privateer Gemini Gold.
While earlier versions were still using low resolution base interiors,
we are bringing to you now Privateer for the first time ever in an SVGA
resolution with 32 bit color depth. Other important improvents are the
recreation of almost all original base computer interfaces and an
overall better game balance.
We hope you will enjoy our latest release without having too much
trouble becoming once again the number one privateer in Gemini.
I want to thank all people who contributed to the project, most notably
the CIC community, Howie (Pioneer), Tolwyn (Saga), Bigmag (STN), Hellcat
(VS) and of course the whole team behind Gemini Gold who spend their
free time, on this visionary goal, to bring an old classic gaming title
back to a new life.
Electronics Arts has announced that it is restructuring into four primary business units. EA Sports, EA Games, EA Casual Entertainment and The Sims will be the main brands that games are published within. EA Sports and EA Games have existed for the last several years, but they seem to have absorbed EA Sports BIG. EA Casual Entertainment and The Sims appear to have originated as the semiautonomous Pogo and Maxis groups. In addition to online board/puzzle games and cell phone titles, Casual Entertainment will include brands like Harry Potter, and the Maxis game Spore will wind up being released under the EA Games name. EA Sports & The Sims are fairly straightforward, and most others - including titles like Command & Conquer, Battlefield or Wing Commander - should come with an EA Games logo.
EA has also announced that its executive vice president of international studios, David Gardner, was recently made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth. Mr. Gardener was involved in increasing the company's European revenue to more than $1 billion and building its UK staffing levels up to more than a thousand people.