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'Deus Ex: Invisible War' (PC/Xbox) Ships Tomorrow - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos is proud to announce that Deus Ex: Invisible War will be shipping to retailers in North America tomorrow December 2nd and will be in stores December 3rd. Deus Ex: Invisible War is the much anticipated sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed video games ever. In the meantime we have some new screens to tide you over until you have your own copy in hand ...

New Game Research Lab In San Francisco

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new Game Research Lab is now open at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco to support students studying in its Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming degree programs. The lab is available for use by students to examine the latest 3-D animation, computer graphics, game level design and other elements of successful video games.

'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn' – The Official Hint Book

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just in time for the release of "SpellForce - the Order of Dawn", JoWooD Productions Software AG will publish the official strategy book for this unique mix of genres. The 170-page book shall provide players with the easiest possible introduction to the new genre of role-play games (RPG) and also guide genre newbies through the extensive gaming world of SpellForce.

BMW Launches On-Line Game Starring New X3

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BMW of North America, LLC today launches the next phase of an aggressive marketing campaign for its newest entry into the Sport Activity segment, by introducing an unprecedented on-line gaming experience that centers around the adventurous personality of the X3. Experts say The BMW X3 Adventure is the richest on-line gaming experience any automotive company has ever created for promotional use, featuring three different in-car driving experiences and outdoor sporting activities, including mountain biking, snowboarding and kayaking adventures. The game -- available free -- was designed to mirror the active lifestyles of the vehicles' prospective purchasers. The new X3 debuted in dealerships on Friday, November 28th... Read more for details and download links!

'Knights Of The Old Republic' - Major Success On The Xbox

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. is pleased to announce that its Activision (UK) published smash hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has won a Golden Joystick Award for the Xbox Game of the Year. It was also one of two finalists in the category Ultimate Game of the Year.

Two New Sonic Adventures To Game Boy Advance In 2004

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and Sega Corporation today announced a co-publishing agreement through which the companies will release two new Nintendo Game Boy Advance adventures based on one of the biggest videogame icons of all time, Sonic the Hedgehog. The games are scheduled to ship in North, Central and South America in the first half of 2004. The companies previously released two other Sonic-branded games for the Game Boy Advance that boast combined sales of approximately a million units.

'Wish' - First Beta Phase Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mutable Realms, Inc. and Themis Group announced today the beginning of the highly anticipated Wish Beta. This round of Beta is scheduled to run through the end of February, 2004, quickly scaling to 20,000 users.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware/Capcom have released the another patch for their recently released 3D action strategy Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and merely addresses 1 minor issue, being "Initial archery sequence bug that prevented progress with low-end PCs." Read more for details and download links ...

'X²: The Threat' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today the highly anticipated space simulation game X²: The Threat has shipped to retail stores across North America for the holidays. Under development for two years, X²: The Threat has received numerous praise for its stunning in game graphics and open-ended gameplay.

Design A Game For 'EyeToy: Play 2'

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Have you ever wanted to design a video game? Or ever played the award winning 'EyeToy: Play' and thought of a fantastic idea that would make a great mini game? Well here's your chance to do just that and get to see your idea come to life on the next 'EyeToy: Play' compendium!

New N-Gage Games

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nokia today announced new game titles for the N-Gage mobile game deck, including previously unannounced Nokia published games. Coming during 2004, the latest additions to the portfolio bring mobility to the strategy, action, sports, and racing genres, allowing mobile gamers to play a range of both exclusive N-Gage games and blockbuster titles in a new and exciting way... Details listed below!

'RuneScape 2' - Beta Goes Live

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jagex Ltd. is pleased to announce that the public beta of RuneScape 2 goes live today. RuneScape 2 is a completely updated version of the hugely popular online adventure game RuneScape, where players have monsters to skill, map to explore and quests to complete. RuneScape 2 features vastly improved graphics and a completely new game engine... Read more for details!

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Check out the new screens ...

'Cyclone Circus' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyclone Circus is a global arcade racer that introduces the functionality of sail-trim as an acceleration interface. It is the year 2078, and the climate has changed dramatically because of global warming. Antarctica and the North Pole have seen their mass reduced by 80%, resulting in a huge rise of ocean levels. This rapid environmental change has caused extremes in weather patterns, such as the abundant increase in wind velocities. Boasting high speeds in high-tech wind-propulsed vehicles, the mastering of the sail trim, unique vehicle physics and over the top trick system are key elements in becoming World Champion.

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Joan of Arc showcases a brand new state-of-the-art graphics engine. With rich, detailed terrain, the game allows real-time control and command of legions of military units, realistically depicting the mayhem and severity of medieval warfare. Joan of Arc will contain a series of individual battles as well as massive strategic campaigns between French and English troops. Read more for some new screens ...

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Mages represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres in one single game. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

'Priest' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. Check the new screens...

'Chrome' - Bonus Level Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a never-before-seen exclusive single-player level, LicenceH24 for their recent sci-fi FPS title, Chrome. After installation to play this mission choose in main menu: Custom Missions, LicenceH24 and click Start (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Rig 'n' Roll' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will step into the shoes of a young man in the year 2024 as he arrives in the Independent State of California to pursue his dreams of road domination and capture the Californian cargo transportation market. There are miles of highways to conquer and cities and towns to reach as he becomes the greatest trucker on the highways. But for now, he's starting small. With only a small amount of cash and his huge desire to rule the road. Read more for some truckin' good screens...

'The Bloody Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens...