The Ultima Online development team has been working hard for the past eight months to make real the vision of a thriving, vibrant Ultima Online. EA is completely re-building the Ultima Online client with new graphics and a new easier-to-use interface, while keeping the system specs as low as possible. It is an in-place upgrade, meaning you will be able to keep your characters, items, houses and everything else you've earned over the past nine years. There will be plenty of other surprises, but Ultimate Online will re-launch in its new form in 2007.
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The Guild 2 will be a combination of unique sweeping role-play and a fascinating life-simulation, conjuring the medieval life anew on your PC. As in the successful predecessor Europa 1400: The Guild and the subsequent expansion pack, the newest development by 4HeadStudios awakes the 14th century to a new life.
Sudden Strike III: Arms for Victory simulates joint operation of ground, naval and air forces on vast areas, allowing you to control these forces avoiding unnecessary micro-management, and control individual units manually. This demo patch addresses a specifc graphic error some users have reported.
SouthEnd has been green lit by Microsoft to develop a new Xbox 360 Live Arcade title based on a SouthEnd IP. More information about this title will be revealed as launch gets closer, but speculations are that SouthEnd might be working on an XBLA version of its 2002 multiplayer enabled, although splitscreen only, Xbox brutal fighting sport title DeathRow.
It seems at least one X360 fan got lucky as he was able to purchase Microsoft's Xbox Live Vision camera, a month ahead of its scheduled Sept. 19 release date, at his local Toys 'R' Us. The package includes a headset, the camera, 1 month of Live Gold, and a registration key for fan-fave Uno. Whether this is a across the board occurance at Toys 'R' Us is not yet known, as it looks now this is merely a stocking error, but it does mean the cameras are already in stores, albeit get in the back.
Fearless Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado is part of the Franchetti crime family helmed by vicious cousin Paulie. On the eve of his 21st birthday, Jackie is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of the Darkness.
by Keith Durocher on Aug. 20, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
AoE III: The WarChiefs will allow you to lead one of three Native American civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas, as well as new gameplay elements and content including new civilizations, a new single player campaign, Home City enhancements and additional maps and units.