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'ESPN College Hoops' (PS2/Xbox) Signs College Athletes

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames announced today that T.J. Ford, Naismith and Wooden Award winner from the University of Texas, will be the spokesperson and cover athlete for the upcoming ESPN Videogames college basketball title, ESPN College Hoops. Chosen in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, T.J. Ford's leadership, hard-working nature, and winning attitude made him a natural selection to represent ESPN Videogames entry into college basketball. ESPN College Hoops delivers all the high drama, miraculous buzzer-beaters, tear-soaked heartaches and proud pageantry of "The Big Dance" with this new release. ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studio.

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced that WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain for the PlayStation®2 is now available at top retail outlets nationwide. Created exclusively for PlayStation 2 by Yuke's Co., Ltd. of Japan, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain is the next installment in one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $350 million in the U.S. since 1999.

'NFL Blitz Pro' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced today that NFL Blitz Pro, the reinvented iteration of the popular NFL Blitz videogame franchise, ships today for the PlayStation2.

'Battlestar Galactica' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games is counting-down to the launch of its action-packed space shooter, Battlestar Galactica, with the announcement that the game has gone gold and will ship to North American retailers on November 18th for the PS2and Xbox. Set 40 years before the events of the classic TV series, Battlestar Galactica follows the adventures of fledgling Viper pilot, Ensign William Adama on his fist assignment onboard the Galactica.

'There' Officially Launches - Free Trail Version Available

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marking the end of five years of development including a nine-month, large-scale public beta test, There, Inc. today announced the broad consumer availability of its innovative online 3D world. There is the first online getaway that combines the power of chat with the fun and excitement of online games. Found at www.there.com, consumers can sign up now for a 14-day free trial -- no credit card required -- with an option to buy a There membership for as little as $4.95/month with a one time $19.95 activation fee. Read more for details ...

'Call Of Duty' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has officially released the second demo for their upcoming World War 2 FPS Call Of Duty featuring the "Dawnville" map, which in the full game follows right after the previous "Burnville" Call of Duty is an intense first-person action game that allows players to experience the movie-like intensity and gripping combat of World War II as never before – through the eyes of ordinary soldiers, fighting as part of a squad through the chaos of battle. Read more for download links ...

'Top Angler' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's quick to learn, yet hard to master and you don't need to be a fishing enthusiast to enjoy this addictive game. Top Angler is packed with innovations that allow the player to always have 'a good day of fishing.' Along with the many levels of play, Top Angler has a 'deep' interactive tackle box with over 36 lures, real pole action/response, a zoom view feature, and an enhanced 'live well' feature that shows cumulative weight, type of fish caught and lures used. It also boasts real-time scenery and weather, light and temperature changes as well as the split screen 'fight/underwater' view.

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy game unlike any other fantasy strategy title that you’ve ever played. On the surface it may seem familiar; after all you’re raising armies, conquering enemy lands, and wielding powerful spells. Scratch deeper though and you’ll soon find that Dominions 2 introduces a depth that will satisfy even the most hardcore strategy gamer. The Dominions 2 demo features two scenarios, Aran and The Desert Eye. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 4 tasty new screens ...

'In Memoriam' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a demo for Lexis Numerique's upcoming mystery/adventure game In Memoriam (internet connection required). A unique investigation experience to track a serial killer. Reality and fiction are blurred in this movie style thriller game. Enter the game of a serial killer using e-mail, the internet and movie footage to solve his puzzles in a dark and thrilling environment. This demo features a few elements of the first level (out of nine), the installer seems in French but the game itself is English. Read more for download links ...

'Seal of Evil' Announced For PC

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE is set in the last few years of the Warring States period in ancient China more than 2,200 years ago. At that time, Qin gradually became the most powerful state in China and began making an overall plan to conquer the other six states. Meanwhile, Qin troops kept attacking the Baiyue people living in the southwest of China. The people of East Baiyue, under the leadership of Lan Xiong, then fought a desperate war against the Qin army.Several years later, Lan Xiong and the Chief Sacrifice Wizard, Chi Huan, died mysteriously one after the other. What or who was behind their deaths? Lan Wei,Lan Xiong's daughter, began her dangerous adventure into the Central Plains to find out the truth and make her father live again¡... More info @ Object Software Website here!

'Jaxe' Unveiled

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jaxe is a revolutionary 3D beat 'em up: (thanks Blues) think of a mix of action and strategy, take some elements from FPS games, such as a 360 degrees freedom and the variety of weapons, and add a massive multiplyer support (up to 16 human players contemporarily). All these elements are enriched with a great number of game modes; some of them allow you to set up team matches against other teams, challenge another player (also using the same PC), fight alone or generate great brawls and much more.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | 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. Players will interact with famous classic Star Wars locations and characters while facing the ultimate choice: fight for good and freedom in the light side or follow the path of power and evil to the dark side.

'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for a fresh batch of 80+ screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Changes In The 'Xpand Rally' Project

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After completing Chrome, Techland decided to focus on quickly finishing the Xpand Rally project. Along with these new efforts, certain changes have been made in the project. Among many changes, the most crucial one is the adding of advanced economic options to the game. Currently programmers are continuing their work on the project. The effects will please eager fans of racing, as well as other players, who are not very much interested in the racing genre. More details at xr.techland.pl next week!

'Zoo Tycoon' - FREE Endangered Species Theme Pack

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon Endangered Species, a unique and FREE download for Zoo Tycoon, is now available on the site. Including new animals, theme objects and scenarios, this download celebrates Zoo Tycoon's anniversary and is presented as a token of thanks to Zoo Tycoon's millions of fans worldwide.

'Halo' Worldwide Championships

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Master Chief has stormed his way onto Microsoft Windows-based personal computers with the recent release of Halo for Windows. If you're already a fan, don't miss out on the upcoming Halo Worldwide Championships. Tons of great prizes like a Gateway gaming system, Alienware PCs, ATI graphic cards and more are up for grabs.

Computer and Video Games Festival Offers Largest Purse In Gaming History

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ATI/AMD Cyber X Gaming Championships is coming to CES. The festival has lined up some major sponsors and there will be $600,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs over the course of the qualification tournaments and the championships. Highlights of the event include the $100,000 prize for the first place Counter-Strike team.

'La Pucelle: Tactics' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

La Pucelle: Tactics is the tactical RPG from Nippon Ichi, creators of Disgaea. La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad. Read more for some new screens ...