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Various Games Ships For CONSOLE

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 11:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games is released.

  • Medal Of Honor Rising Sun - Xbox, PS2 & NGC
  • Goblin Commander - PS2 & Xbox
  • Beyond Good & Evil - PS2
  • Culdcept - PS2
  • Onimusha Tactics - GBA
  • Mario Party 5 - NGC
  • Disney's Magical Quest 2 Starring Mickey And Minnie - GBA

ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Regional Qualifier Comes To LA

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 11:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Western Regional Qualifiers for the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games, the world's largest computer gaming tournament, will be held Friday - Sunday, Dec. 5 - 7 at the LAX Renaissance Hotel.

The best-of-the-best game players will battle it in a marathon of 54 straight hours of hectic double elimination rounds in Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament 2003 and America's Army. In addition to the chance to take home thousands of dollars in prizes, the winners of the Los Angeles event will advance to the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships on Thursday - Sunday, January 8 - 11 at the Riviera and Stardust hotel casinos in Las Vegas.

'Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos features new high-level content, and a new race, the Nephilim, a chaotic fusion of demon and man that has arisen from the forces of darkness. In addition, the expansion provides new character classes, disciplines, an additional character slot, two new macro zones, and enhanced environmental graphics. Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos is being designed and developed by Wolfpack Studios, based in Austin, Texas. Read more for some new screens ...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts is pleased to announce that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for the PC has gone gold and will be in-store on November 18, 2003. Featuring an all new Star Wars storyline and developed by the team that brought you Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, includes a new PC specific interface, enhanced graphics and sound, and a special trading area where users can get different weapons, armor and clothing items. The time has come for you to choose your path between the light and dark side, so grab your lightsabers!

'Rebel Trucker' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 6:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rebel Trucker will test your driving skills to their limits as you push all manner of big rig to the breaking point through lush, detailed Louisiana environments. From small forklifts to fully loaded flatbeds and tanker trucks, in this mission-based, high-octane challenge, your first priority will always be staying on track and on-time with your load. Global Star Software has released a demo for Silverfish Studios' trcu kdriving game Rebel Trucker letting you qualify for the driver certification test and then choose one of 3 'jobs' : Vieux Carre Routes, AAA Long Hauls or Stromboli Import ExportTrucking (thanks Gigex). Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows players to immerse themselves in the classic Star Wars universe as they take on the role of a student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker. LucasArts has released a new patch for Raven Software's sci-fi action game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01, but no additional details are available at this point. Read more for download links ...

'Lowrider' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to hit the switches. Lowrider, the rhythm-action video game featuring classic and competitive lowrider cars, has gone gold and will ship to stores November 18, exclusively for the PlayStation2, Jaleco Entertainment announced today.

'Contract J.A.C.K.' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. No specific details as to what this update patch adresses are available at this point (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'King Of Fighters 2000/2001' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

One of the greatest fighting game franchises of all time will finally come to next generation gaming platforms in the US, as SNK NEOGEO USA is geraring up to publish The King Of Fighters 2000 and The King Of Fighters 2001 in a special combination pack exclusively for the PlayStation2. The King Of Fighters combo pack will be available at the end of November for a special suggested retail price of $39.99. Read more for some screens or check the ingame footage trailer...

'Spawn: Armageddon' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spawn: Armageddon, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'Law & Order II: Double Or Nothing' Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive announced today that in the Holiday spirit of giving, they will be launching their first ever sweepstakes. In celebration with the launch of their new Law & Order II: Double or Nothing title, one lucky gamer will have the chance to win a brand new, fully loaded laptop!

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Lock On: Modern Air Combat, the highly-anticipated flight simulation game has gone gold. Lock On features today's most modern, technically advanced military aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Lock On: Modern Air Combat is rated "E" for Everyone and will ship to retailers nationwide on November 18.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox is shipping for retail this week. The game is expected to ship for the GameCube and PC in the coming weeks. With fluid animations, ingenious and challenging level design, a gripping story and an inimitable hero with the ability to manipulate time, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time delivers an extraordinary, singular gaming experience - one that's been repeatedly mentioned as a strong candidate for Game of the Year by several industry heavyweights.

Encore Signs 'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Waging war on the PC will never be the same come February 2004, when Encore and JoWooD release Soldner for the PC. Featuring realistic, modern-day weapons, vehicles, aircraft and technology, Soldner takes the battle online as 32 players vie for supremacy on the ground and in the air in this military tactical shooter. Camping is not an option with Soldner's revolutionary level of fully destructible buildings, trees and fences. Read more for details & screens...

'Greyhawk:Temple of Elemental Evil' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released the long promised update patch for Troika's RPG Temple of Elemental Evil. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.0 and adresses a slew of quest, spell and rule fixes (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'Riftrunner' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios upcoming RPG Riftrunner is based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity. Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World. Read more for some screens ...

'Curse: The Eye of Isis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Curse: The Eye of Isis centers on Darien Dane and his assistant, Victoria Sutton as they investigate the disappearance of an ancient sacred Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the statue causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must battle hordes of zombies and evil mummies to find this statue and return it to its pyramid home before total carnage ensues. Read more for some 90+ Xbox screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

Windows XP Game Advisor

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Microsoft Corp. ignites the Windows gaming world with a trio of new tools and content just for Windows XP, the best version ever of Windows for PC gamers. Microsoft Windows XP users can now complete their holiday gift list with the Windows XP Game Advisor, a new Web-based tool that sorts through a variety of genres and age-group choices to present the best matches for them from more than 100 of the hottest titles available for Windows today. Gaming enthusiasts will enjoy Windows XP Extras, a free collection of cool downloadable game add-ons from publishers of some of the season's hottest games including "TRON 2.0" from Buena Vista Interactive, "FINAL FANTASY XI" from Square Enix, and the much-anticipated "Half-Life 2" from Valve.

Tune In To Just Flight's 'In-Flight' Videos

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Flight, the popular British-based flight sim publisher, has released 3 video clips showing a variety of exciting elements of its recent flight sim releases.

The videos available for download come in both high-res and low-res flavours and give an overview of the excitement when flying in the B-17 Memphis Belle, Search and Rescue 4 and 727 Professional.

'Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules' (CONSOLE) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today announced the release of The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Microsoft's Xbox game console and Nintendo's GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Based on Nickelodeon's chart-topping show, The Fairly OddParents: Breakin Da Rules is currently available at retail outlets throughout North America.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2' (PS2) Ships In Europe

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is delighted to announce that copies of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 on PlayStation 2 are currently being shipped to retailers across Europe to hit the shelves on November 14th.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful Dragon Ball Z: Budokai which sold over 3.5 million units worldwide, enthralling gamers with its recreation of fighting scenes from the Dragon Ball Z cartoon series that have captured the imaginations of children and adults alike all over the world.

'Clash Pads' Controller Pack For PS2

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica have unveiled a brand new controller pack for PS2 that will create havoc for gamers, changing the way multiplayer games are played! Available now at an SRP of £39.99, Clash Pads contain two specialist controllers and a unique central console unit that gives players the ability to disrupt the opposition controller- creating an Unfair Advantage!

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/XB/PC) Game Signing

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a move that sees traditional book launch techniques enter the world of computer games, THQ today announced that the release of the three times BAFTA Games Award-nominated Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon for PS2, Xbox and PC on 14th November, will run alongside a real and virtual 'game signing' by Charles Cecil, MD of Revolution Software, the game's creator.

'Justice League: Chronicles' (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games announced today that Justice League: Chronicles, based on the hit Cartoon Network series and DC Comics favorite, shipped today for the Game Boy Advance.

In Justice League: Chronicles, it's up to the greatest Super Heroes of all time to save the world from danger. Super Villains have unleashed a triple threat for global domination and the Justice League must join forces to combat the evil menace. Gamers will take control of their favorite DC Comics Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, using each character's superpowers, skills and special weapons to battle the combined forces of their greatest foes.

Acclaim Signs 'The Bard's Tale' In Europe (PC/CONSOLE) - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

Fund4Games Deal (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Juice Games and Fund4Games have announced a major multi-million pound collaboration, which will fund Juice's first console project.

The deal involves the formation of a partnership that will be responsible for financing and developing the game. Due for completion in Q4 2004 the game is headed for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. The partnership will deliver the completed game to the publisher using resources provided by Juice and Fund4Games.

Xbox Preview - 'Spawn: Armageddon'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Spawn: Armageddon, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume

The Road Beyond Shadowlands

by Thomas on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has announced the appointment of Marius Enge as Game Director for Anarchy Online. Marius had been in the position of Assistant Game Director since Gaute Godager assumed duties related to a new, as of yet, undisclosed Funcom project. In his new role, Marius will be responsible for maintaining the creative vision and direction for AO. He explains the current status of the game, priorities for the near future and hints as to what the future may hold for AO Shadowlands.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds'

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again!

PS2 Review - 'Starsky and Hutch'

by Hank on Nov. 10, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Following the style of the TV show the game won't just simply be another driver/shooter. In each level you'll have to maintain viewer ratings (VR) that acts like a timer. Saunter around Bay City carefully obeying the speed limit and people will switch off with boredom; reproduce the over the top driving of the cult duo performing corner slides and ploughing through every cardboard box infested alley that gets in the way and your ratings will soar.