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'Manhunt' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. Check these new screens ...

'BattleCards:Cybots' - Open Beta

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cybots introduces a specially composed setting, built to take advantage of the online features, and add complex strategies and effects like you never seen before in a trading card game. The rules, the cards, the concept, yes, everything is new and specially built to provide one of the most challenging trading card games ever, still as simple to get into for a newcomer. Read more for details ...

Sony Online Announces 'Lords of EverQuest' Fan Art Contest

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment, Inc (SOE) is hosting a fan art contest for Lords of EverQuest, the upcoming real-time strategy game set in the EverQuest universe. Artists and fans alike are invited to show off their artistic flare and enter the Lords of EverQuest Fan Art Contest! The winning entry will be used as the key art at www.LordsOfEverQuest.com for one month. SOE will even make a desktop wallpaper out of it so others can download it and enjoy. Read more for details and prices ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (ALL) - Pre-Order Goodies

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King videogame will be available next week, shipping on Tuesday, November 4 to arrive in stores nationwide by Thursday, November 6, 2003. The game will be available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, and Game Boy Advance under the EA GAMES brand. Lord of the Rings fans looking to secure their copy of the upcoming The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King game will be eligible to receive “Precious” pre-order incentives... Read more for details ...

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Race Driver 2 will provide petrol head gamers with the most diverse range of challenging motorsports ever seen in one game. Over 30 global championships will be featured, with players competing in events including GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix and Classic Car Racing. Check out some new screens ...

'Shining Soul II' (GBA) Coming Spring 2004

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today its plans to publish the sequel to the multiplayer action role-playing game "Shining Soul" for the Game Boy® Advance in the spring of 2004.

'The King Of Fighters Ex2: Howling Blood' (GBA) Coming In December

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today its plans to publish the next game in the best-selling "King of Fighters" franchise: "The King of the Fighters EX2: Howling Blood" for the Game Boy Advance in December. Read more for details ...

'Morrowind: Game of the Year' (Xbox) Headed to Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that it has begun manufacturing The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year (GotY) edition for the Xbox and expects the title to be in stores early next week. The Morrowind GotY includes the original Morrowind, along with content from the two Morrowind expansions: Tribunal and Bloodmoon. This new product will allow gamers to continue their existing games of Morrowind and experience the new quests and areas offered by the expansions.

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' Ships Early December

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Artifact Entertainment today announced that Horizons: Empire of Istaria will ship to retail outlets nationwide on December 9th. The highly anticipated massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game was previously scheduled to release in November. The extra time will allow Artifact Entertainment to continue to make optimizations and improvements to the game in order to provide one of the most compelling MMO experiences this holiday season. Available for PC, Horizons: Empire of Istaria will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger.

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the latest patch for Battlefield 1942. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.5 and adresses a slew of fixes such as the cd swap issue a lot of people were complaining about, and several additions (including the Invasion of the Philippines conquest map). Read more for download links ...

'Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2' Flies To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has begun shipping Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, an ultra-realistic flight simulation racing game. Retailing for approximately $30, the PC game will be on store shelves this week.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Crash Nitro Kart - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm - Trailer
  • The Westerner - Trailer
  • Mission Impossible: Operation Surma - Trailer
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - Trailer


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

'Unreal Tournament 2004' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Epic Games announced today that the release date for Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's smash Unreal Tournament 2003, has been moved to February 2004. The game was previously slated for release during the 2003 Holiday season.

'Asterix & Obelix XXL' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Asterix & Obelix are returning in style on next-generation consoles, with an XXL game in which they battle up to 70 Romans at a time. Asterix & Obelix XXL makes full use of the technical features of new consoles to produce an extraordinary image of the universe of Asterix and Obelix, through 6 gigantic levels and 49 challenges, each more astounding than the next. Read more for screens...

Ubisoft Brings 'PlanetSide: Core Combat' To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it is has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to publish PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for the popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide. PlanetSide has already attracted more than 60,000 subscribers worldwide. The expansion will focus on alien technology discovered deep in underground caverns, adding more vehicles, weapons and battlegrounds under the planet Auraxis. PlanetSide: Core Combat will be released on the 21st November 2003. Read more for details & screens ...

'MTX: Mototrax' (PS2) Playable Demo On 'Tony Hawk's Underground'

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will get an extra dose of adrenaline pumping action when Activision releases a one-level demo of its upcoming MTX: Mototrax game on Tony Hawk's Underground for the PS2. MTX Mototrax, which will be available in Spring 2004, delivers the fastest, most complete racing game ever by offering a non-linear career mode that challenges players to master motocross, supercross and freestyle using authentic equipment and deep customization options that allow players to create their ultimate MX experience. The MTX: Mototrax demo includes both a single player and multiplayer race and gives gamers a chance to score themselves an exclusive cheat code for Tony Hawk's Underground.

Play As Snoop Dogg In 'True Crime: Streets Of L.A.' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that Snoop Dogg, the "Dogg Father" of hip-hop, is an unlockable, playable character in the company's upcoming True Crime: Streets of L.A. videogame. When players unlock his character in "Dogg Patrol" mode they can play as Snoop and roll through the streets in a custom convertible, complete with hydraulics, while looking for random crimes to solve and criminals to take down. Read more for details and screens or check our recent True Crime preview!

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acknowledging the Halloween anniversary of the successful launch of its predecessor, Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment, today announced that BloodRayne 2 will be available in October 2004 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, and personal computer. Read more for details ....

'Richard Burns Rally' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Richard Burns Rally' is the first true rally simulation game, bringing the most realistic and exhilarating rally experience to all major gaming platforms. This true to life rallying requires tactics, intelligence and perseverance as well as speed, aggression and risk taking. World Champion Richard Burns, Britain’s top rally driver for the past three seasons, in association with SCi Games is pleased to announce the first game in the 'Richard Burns Rally' series to be released in early 2004. Check out the new screns for all platforms...

Activision Acquires Call Of Duty Developer 'Infinity Ward'

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company has exercised its option to acquire the remaining 70% of outstanding common stock in Infinity Ward, the developer of Activision's highly anticipated PC game for the holiday season, Call of Duty.

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Once the game goes Gold this Thanksgiving holidays, work will resume on the demo. Expect it around the end of November. In the meantime, check the new screens ..

'FIFA Football 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. When you want to take on new competitors, connect to EA SPORTS online for match up gameplay, tournaments, downloadable content, and more. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA Football 2004 returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. EA has released the US version of their Fifa 2004 demo featuring a 4-minute match between San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy at the LA stadium. Read more for download links ...

'Singles' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Singles", developed by German development team ROTOBEE, lets player's control the lives of Linda and Mike, two very different people, apartment sharing in a busy European city. How they interact and get on is totally up to the player. Expected in stores somewhere Q1 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'Links 2004' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Links,” the best-selling* golf franchise for the personal computer, has been rebuilt from the ground up exclusively for the Xbox video game system to deliver one of the most realistic and competitive golf experiences. Utilizing revolutionary new Web-based technology exclusive to XSN Sports titles, gamers and golf fans worldwide will have the ability to organize and compete online in friendly matches with old golfing buddies and organize their own tours and tournaments from a centralized Web site, XSNsports.com, that pulls the information from Xbox Live. “Links 2004” also features top championship courses and top professionals, including cover athlete Sergio Garcia.

'Magic World' Available Now

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funny Arts has released MagicWorld. It's an amazing arcade-adventure game that features realistic 3D graphics, sound effects, and accompanied by breath taking game play. Meet the hero, Harris. One day, an evil wizard captured Harris and banished him to the Magic World. The Magic World is full of mystery and danger. Please help Harris pass all the tasks on his adventure, and make it home safely.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Thunder and Lightning' Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not long ago Shrapnel Games and Patrick Proctor's ProSIM Company announced that next year they would be putting gamers on the front lines of a future war on the Korean peninsula in Raging Tiger: The Second Korean War. Now Shrapnel Games like to report that once more gamers will go into the breach, this time traveling back in time to the first Gulf War, Desert Storm, to refight some of the most brutal battles of the conflict and explore several what-if situations. Currently in development by ProSIM, Thunder and Lightning: The Battles of Operation Desert Storm, is another standalone title in the distinguished ATF: Armored Task Force line.

PS2 Review - 'Conflict: Desert Storm 2'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'Conflict: Desert Storm 2' focuses on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, and follows the activities of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones 300 km further behind enemy lines; taking the level of gameplay and realism to new heights, with a story-led campaign across a variety of missions, beginning with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Black Hawk's crew in a heavily fortified city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City. Read more for the full review ...