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'Sonic Heroes' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA’s legendary mascot Sonic The Hedgehog makes his historic multi-platform debut and embarks on his biggest adventure ever, with his trademark blazing speed and a new gameplay twist in “Sonic Heroes.” Read more for 40+ new screens or check the new trailer...

Intel Takes Gaming To The Extreme

by Thomas on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology** at 3.20 GHz. High-performance computers based on this new processor are designed for high-end gamers and computing enthusiasts and are now available from system manufacturers worldwide.

New V9980 Ultra/TVD Graphics Card Announced

by Thomas on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) today announced the new ASUS V9980 Ultra/TVD graphics card. The ASUS V9980 Ultra/TVD comes equipped with the latest ASUS-specific award-winning features and NVIDIA's GeForce FXTM 5950 Ultra Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which powers both ultimate excellent cinematic resolution and fierce graphics computing power.

ASUS RADEON 9800XT Graphics Card Limited Edition Announced

by Thomas on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In celebration of its record shipments of 700,000 units in September, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a worldwide leader in high-performance graphics solutions, today released a limited edition for the ASUS RADEON 9800XT graphics card. As well as all the cutting-edge features, powerful performance, bundled games and accessories in the original package, this collector's item also comes in a stylish black case and bundles a USB 2.0-based 7-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, 3.3V SM, MD, Type I/II CF, MS, MS Pro) and leather CD holder. ASUS will offer only 2,000 units of this limited edition so take advantage of this great opportunity.

'Savage' - Beta Test Free Content Update

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced that registration has begun for a new round of beta testing for Savage: The Battle for Newerth. Testers will be asked to play and evaluate the first in a series of free major content updates for the hugely popular online multiplayer game. To sign up, please visit the S2 Games beta website.

Babel Media & Nintendo Strengthen Relationship

by Thomas on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Award-winning global games services specialist Babel Media has strengthened its on-going relationship with videogame publisher Nintendo. Babel has produced two localised game websites in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, for Nintendo of Europe, and produced items for their VIP 24:7 loyalty scheme.

Sigil Games Hires Kevin McPherson as Senior Programmer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sigil Games Online, Inc. today announced that Kevin McPherson, one of the first programmers assigned to the original "EverQuest" team and author of the "Ruins of Kunark" back story and setting, has accepted the position of Senior Programmer with the company. With over seven years of experience in the game industry, McPherson adds his expertise to Sigil's growing team of all-star massively multiplayer online game developers.

'Fugitive Hunter: War On Terror' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror for the PlayStation2 has reached gold master status and is expected on store shelves before Thanksgiving. Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror blends first-person shooter (FPS) and fighter genres in a hunt for terrorists and other criminals; in one of the key missions, players track and capture Osama bin Laden - America's most wanted terrorist.

'I-Ninja' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular 3rd person action adventure character-based game, I-Ninja, has been approved for manufacturing for the PlayStation2. The game is scheduled to swing into action with a late November release. I-Ninja will also ship for the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox later this year.

'Final Fantasy X-2' Ships Early On November 18th

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced today that 'Final Fantasy X-2' for the PlayStation2 will ship to North American retailers on November 18, 2003, weeks earlier than the originally scheduled December release date. 'Final Fantasy X-2', the first female-led FINAL FANTASY game in the franchise’s history, is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY X, one of the best-selling PlayStation 2 titles. Released in December 2001 in North America, 'Final Fantasy X' has sold over 6.4 million units worldwide to date.

'Kill.Switch' Coming To PC

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official word from Namco yet, we have received an email from French publisher LSP Games revealing a PC version of this just released console title is in the works and coming to PC (no developer mentioned though). Kill.Switch is an innovative 3rd person action adventure military shooter that delivers true-to-life cover tactics and explosive firepower, offering players a totally new combat experience to rival the fast-paced arcade shooters of old. Dead To Rights is another Namco console title that is due to be released on PC this week, so a port/conversion of Kill.Switch is not really a surprise. Stay tuned for more details SOON!

Yahoo! Games and Marshall Field's Announce Game Tournament

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yahoo! Games and Marshall Field’s today announced the Digital Master Sweepstakes and Game Tournament. Four lucky sweepstakes winners will win a collection of Yahoo! branded gear and have the opportunity to test their skills and compete in a two-day online video game tournament hosted at Marshall Field’s State Street location (111 North State Street, Chicago, IL) on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th. Read more for details ...

'Championship Manager: Season 03/04' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager: Season 03/04 will be released on PC on 21st November. Other new features and improvements include four new leagues, a pre-game database editor (enabling you to keep data updated), the ability to view previously saved matches, updated players, team and competition data for the 2003/2004 season. Championship Manager Season: 03/04 has everything from the stress of dealing with feuding players to the ecstasy of winning the league.

Encore Brings 'Spellforce' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that SpellForce for the PC is scheduled to ship in February 2004. Co-published with JoWooD Productions Software AG, an Austrian game publisher and developer, SpellForce is the first true strategy role-playing game that seamlessly blends the tactics of army building with the storyline and character development of role-playing. Read more for details & screens...

'BF1942: Forgotten Hope' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Hope Beta 0.5 is about 50% complete and features a huge number of planes, tanks and battleships - not only beautifully modelled, but also simulated in a very realistic way. To top it all off there is a choice of new maps as well. The FH Mod team has released a new hotfix bringing their BF1942 mod to v0.5ed. This patch will update your Forgotten Hope modification to be compatible with the Battlefield: 1942 v1.5 Patch. You'll need to patch previous patches first then apply this patch. Read more for download links ...

'Cypher: Sequel To Traitor’s Gate' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world has seen all kinds of weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, chemical and biological. Now the threat is digital. A virus, simple in concept yet catastrophic in effect, has been developed. Its target is the communication systems of the world. It will shut down all digital entertainment, economic trade and cripple the military, causing breaches in all security systems and global mass chaos. There is only enough time to send one operative. His codename: Raven. His mission: to find the virus, copy it and then destroy the research lab where it is located. A new batch of screens just arrived ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer' (Xbox) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers with an appetite for destruction will soon be able to carve their way through the armies of the evil with the announcement that Vivendi Universal Games' Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer has arrived on retail shelves. Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer, the sequel to last year's sleeper hit Hunter: The Reckoning, returns players to the White Wolf gothic fantasy world where an elite team of monster hunters attempt to stop a preternatural onslaught from engulfing the innocent town of Ashcroft. The high speed hack n' slash game-play has been emblazed with a multitude of additional features including a new playable character, new combat moves for all the characters, new edges (spells), new weapons, new monsters and bosses. Additional costume sets for all of the Hunters will be available at launch via Xbox Live.

'Alice’s Space Adventure' - Website Launched

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announces the launch of the official web site for “Alice’s Space Adventure”. This arcade game narrates the adventures of one amazing girl, Alice, and her friends as they travel to different planets of our galaxy. On the site you’ll find screenshots, character descriptions, info, arts and more.

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight, a leading entertainment software developer and publisher, announced today it will ship Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc for the Xbox. Available this spring, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will be the first title on Xbox to provide players with a first-hand experience of medieval warfare during the Hundred Years War between France and England.

'Kya Dark Lineage' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. announced today that its action/adventure title, Kya Dark Lineage, is complete and has "gone gold" for the PlayStation2. The product will slide its way on to retail shelves November 18. Join Kya on her quest to rescue her brother from the evil ruler Brazul and his hordes of Wolfen, and restore the Wolfen to their original Nativ identity. Ultimately, you'll discover the secret of her dark lineage.