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'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uru is the next saga in the Myst universe. The retail product allows players to experience an all-new single-player adventure that will be more stunning and visually captivating than ever. In addition, Uru includes options for expansion, allowing players to further immerse themselves and join a never-ending Myst universe. Choose to subscribe, and suddenly Uru is populated with other explorers to share the journey. The world continues to expand and grow, offering the most dynamic and unique adventure game experience ever created.

'Midtown Madness 3' (Xbox) - New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios has released new downloadable content for Midtown Madness 3 through their Xbox Live service. This new content pack features as bunch of new cars and a second car pack is scheduled for release in November (which will offer more new cars & tracks) Read more to check out some screens ...

'LoTR: War Of The Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for 2 new screens ...

'Battle Engine Aquila' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has begun shipping Battle Engine Aquila, a mech combat game with land and air engagement. The PC game will begin reaching store shelves by the end of this week, and retail for approximately $30.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Tribes: Vengeance - Trailer Pack
  • Call Of Duty - Armory Trailer
  • Armed & Dangerous - Intro Movie
  • NHL Rivals 2004 - Trailer
  • Prince Of Persia - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy! Read more for some new GBA screens ...

First Annual ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Comes To Las Vegas

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sin City will be ground zero for the first annual ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 8 - 11. The biggest, baddest gamer festival in the country will offer competitors the chance to win $600,000 in cash and prizes over the course of several qualifying tournaments and the championships. The $100,000 Counter-Strike first prize will be the single largest purse in gaming history.

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony (screens courtesy of Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Tony Hawk's Underground' Gets Rocking SoundTrack

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The music of legendary rockers KISS and Jane's Addiction, punk bands The Clash and NOFX, hot hip-hop artists Nas and Jurassic 5, dozens of up and coming acts and even unsigned cutting edge artists will transport gamers to the gritty world of competitive skateboarding in Activision, Inc.'s Tony Hawk's Underground. The more than 70 artists selected to supply the in-game music have helped inspire skateboarders for the last twenty-five years. For a full listing of artists and tracks or more information on the game, visit

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars will be available on a multitude of platforms, a first for a Shrapnel Games product. Whether you're using a Windows based system, a Mac, Linux, or even Solaris, you'll be able to enjoy this deeply enthralling, and highly addictive, turn based strategy title. Illwinter Game Design and Shrapnel Games are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated epic fantasy strategy title, Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars, has just gone gold. The current projected release date is November 14th.

'Total Club Manager 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the makers of FIFA, Total Club Manager 2004 puts you straight into the dugout of your favourite football team. Whether you are fighting for league survival or challenging to win the championship, TCM 2004 will put you in total control. Manage the club the way you think it should be managed. Such managerial duties include: Buying and selling players in the most realistic transfer market to date; creating your own training sessions; disciplining players or granting them bonuses; dealing with national media and most importantly, keeping the fans happy.

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Squad Assault: West Front, you command troops in both the Allied and German Armies of the West Front of World War II in an immersive full 3-D continuous time environment. Squad Assault: West Front features detailed models for all the major armies that fought in France in 1944, including American, German, British, Canadian, and Free French. Earlier today we had the shipping announcement, so until it arrives in your local store, these screens will tide you over!

'Downhill Domination' (PS2) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With no-holds-barred gameplay at a blistering frame rate, this extreme sports title is not for the fainthearted. Downhill Domination will fry your eyeballs with its unparalleled sensation of speed as rocky ground and huge 100-foot drops will ensure your ride is anything but smooth. Scheduled for launch in spring 2004, Downhill Domination is frenetic, fast paced and the first downhill mountain bike racing game for the PlayStation 2. Read more for details & screens...

'TrackMania' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania is a new type of racing game, in which players create their own ludicrously dizzying courses quickly and easily using a bank of over 300 different construction blocks. These courses – which can be built in one of three breathtaking themes – form the basis for races the likes of which you will have never seen before. This demo offers you the chance to to play all aspects of the final game, 'Track Building', 'Solo' mode, 'Hot Seat' and all of this on multiple PCs, LAN or Internet. A dedicated Internet server will offer users the chance to compete against other beta testers, using tracks designed by the TrackMania community. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden and Dangerous 2' Has Shipped To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and renowned software developer Illusion Softworks, today announced that Hidden & Dangerous 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the successful World War II tactical strategy game, has shipped to stores in North America. The game will ship to stores in Europe on October 24, 2003.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team, a squad-based FPS game for the PS2 and the Xbox has gone gold and will ship to retailers worldwide early November 2003. You play Mathias Kincaid, a former member of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force turned SWAT: GST element leader. Command your teammates, a veteran sniper and an expert technical specialist, through several diverse missions while maintaining the tactical upper hand over your opponent. To keep the peace there are certain fundamentals that you must utilize that will contribute mission success including; the environment, the latest gear and advanced weaponry, and the element of surprise.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Prepare for war by creating offensive and defensive strategies set in the memorable battle locations taken straight from the big screen. The Battle for Middle-earth RTS game will utilize the digital assets created for the films and will feature exclusive voiceover from the real actors as well as actual movie footage from the three films.

'Project Freedom' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"P2" (working title), being developed by creators of Project Earth, morphed it's genre to action space game. The new official name is "Project Freedom". Becomming pilot of latest space fighter your task is to infiltrate enemy moves and fuffill missions given by generals of your army in the second cold war crisis in late 21st century. The action take place in our solar system and promise to deliver realistic environment across Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Io - the Jupiter's moon and planetoid Ida. The game features never seen break through graphics and solid, 100% adrenaline pumping gameplay. "Project Freedom" is scheduled to be released in January 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

Gamebryo Powers Highly Anticipated 'DAoC: Trials of Atlantis'

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL announced today that its Gamebryo technology is being used in Mythic Entertainment's highly anticipated Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis. The latest expansion pack for Dark Age of Camelot, which has been named "Online Game of the Year" by both Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World, immerses players into the mysterious underwater city of Atlantis. NDL has been assisting Mythic with innovative 3D graphics software and tools since 1999.

'Phase: Exodus' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phase: Exodus is 3D RPG with strong strategy element, which takes the player to the possible future of the Earth, to the world which went through the catastrophe of the global scale. The game will be interesting both for the hardcore RPG fans and those who are new to this genre - the mix of step-to-step combat, non-linear solving of the problems, classic 3rd person view, day cycle and intuitive controls, interesting plot, good graphical appearance makes it gripping for most of the players.

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' (XB/PS2) Website Update

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we draw closer to Halloween, Eidos felt it's time to divulge more information about their vampire/demon duo, Kain and Raziel, by updating the Legacy of Kain: Defiance website. You'll find a multitude of updates ranging from exciting new screens and concept drawings, to information about important characters and enemies. They also opened up a Fan Art section where fans of the series can submit their drawings of the Legacy of Kain universe. Head over to and seek out their updates.

'Ryzom' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ryzom is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Online gaming aficionados will discover innovative game mechanisms, along with sumptuous graphics. Read more for new screens ...

'Massive Assault' & 'Squad Assault West Front' Ship To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net and Eric Young’s Squad Assault: West Front by Freedom Games have completed production, are shipping and will be available in the next few days through major software retailers and online stores. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Age of Mythology: The Titans'

by Velvey Blocker on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion pack for Age of Mythology. Using familiar elements of classical mythology, Age of Mythology casts players as one of nine unique civilizations from ancient Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythologies. Players can reinforce their armies with mythological creatures like Cyclopes and Medusas or call upon the mighty powers of gods such as Zeus to rain down lightning bolts on unsuspecting enemies. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder'

by Justin on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Smash the opposition with missiles and mines, gain the advantage with turbos, strategically trigger off barriers and avoid falling objects as you scream through the house of fun. Just when you think you've mastered the game, you'll find a whole new lease of life in the giveaway track editor. All the best features of the game are in here and it couldn't be simpler to construct exciting and daring new tracks for you to race on against your friends. Read more for the full review ...

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. Some new screens just infiltrated our offices ...

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension – extending that goal will be highlighted through the new "GT Photo Mode."

'Prince of Persia' (PC/CONSOLE) Developer Live Chat

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is glad to announce that a Live chat with Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia series, will take place on Thursday, October 23rd.

Seize this chance to ask your questions to a living legend, a man who has shaped video games history! Jordan Mechner was involved in the development of Prince of Persia the Sands of Time as a screenwriter and creative consultant and will be able to answer all questions on this highly anticipated masterpiece !

All participants in the chat will have access to an exclusive Prince of Persia the Sands of Time goody... Read more for details!