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'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.

'Battlefield 1942' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of the upcoming Battlefield 1942 v1.5 client patch, EA has already released the full beta version of the v1.5 dedicated server for the Linux platform and adds the Invasion of the Philippines map, some Pacific Theatre content changes but adresses no additional bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

Registration Open For ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Buy-In Slots

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team registrations for 50 Buy-In-Slots (BIS) to the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships are now available on a first come, first served basis for $150 USD. Teams that purchase a BIS are ensured a slot in the ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships double elimination tournaments for a chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The event is being held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 8 - 11 in Las Vegas.

'Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged. Check the new screens!

'Call of Duty' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 5:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely out in stores, Icculus has already released the first dedicated Linux server for Infinity Ward WWII FPS Call of Duty. This Linux server pack has all goodies you need, executable, library as well as some documentation, needless to say a Call Of Duty retail copy is needed to get all of this working (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

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

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | 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 screens ...