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'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check out some new screens ...

'Syberia 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Syberia II, the sequel of the 2002 Adventure Game of The year, is currently in development at the developer/publisher Montreal-based studios. Syberia II will be the second and final installment of Kate Walker's joint adventures with Hans Voralberg. After leaving behind all her worldly possessions with the sole purpose in joining the heir of the Voralberg family on his journey, Kate's role will undergo a remarkable change. From being the pursuant, she becomes Hans' main acolyte, his support to attain the elapsed terra firma of the mammoths. Check out these new screens ...

'The Black Mirror' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher/The Adventure company has released a demo (and walkthrough) for their recently released adventurew game giving you the change to check out the 4 levels (Ashburry Sanatorium, Puzzle, Old Mines and Afternoon in Wales) from the full game. Read more for download links ...

'Etherlords 2' - Update Patch & Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Nival Interactive's RPG title, Etherlords II. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses various multiplayer issues, bug fixes and general improvements. The Etherlords II Map Editor is designed for creating and editing single-player missions. Maps created using the Editor can be freely distributed and uploaded to the Internet. All maps are fully compatible with various language versions of the game. Read more for details and download links ...

Eidos Signs Quazal Console Multiplayer Technology

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quazal today announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Eidos to provide the Net-Z multiplayer online middleware technology for two upcoming Eidos titles on PlayStation2 and Xbox. This agreement marks the start of a longer-term relationship between Eidos and Quazal that will result in the development of further Net-Z-based titles throughout 2004. This deal represents the first in what will be a series of major announcements from Quazal over the coming months. Read more for details ...

'Warlords Battlecry III' - Official Website

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today the official Warlords Battlecry III website is live and players may now access the official Warlords Battlecry III website. The new website features an in-depth storyline, extensive overview of the new features in this series and downloads for fans that include concept art, screenshots and wallpapers. The site will also serve as the comprehensive online information hub for the latest updates on the next installment in the Battlecry series.

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft & Gas Powered Games have released a demo for Mad Doc Software's stand-alone RPG expansion Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna. There are no specifics as to what is included in this demo but no doubt it will give you the opportunity to sample a portion of the single-player campaign (thanks Blues). Read more for download links.

'Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations including; six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world.

'Culdcept' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel today announced that it has shipped the first US version of the highly addictive strategy game, Culdcept, for the PlayStation2. Culdcept combines the best elements of a fantasy card battling game with a tabletop tactical board game, to create a unique gaming experience that has already captivated a legion of followers in Japan.

'Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal' (PS2) Ships To Stores

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

Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Ubisoft announces Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal has shipped for the PS2. Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal is an off-road racing game that thrusts players into a whirlwind ride as they drudge their way through extreme environments including stadium circuits, merciless exhibition arena, and the hairiest off-road circuits these drivers will ever experience. Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal has an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen.

'World Championship Snooker 2003' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Championship Snooker 2003 is the definitive snooker and pool simulation and brings all the tension and atmosphere of professional matches to game screens. Already a massive success on PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the full game features the World Snooker championship season, 8-ball and 9–ball pool, Quickplay fungames and John Virgo's Trickshots and online play. Read more for some screens ...

'Big Scale Racing: Gold Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher and developer BumbleBeast announces the long awaited updater Big Scale Racing, rev. 1.2. The first version has been in shops in over 50 countries around the world since August 2002. This current version will be replaced by "Big Scale Racing Gold edition", including all new elements and extensions of the updater. For registered users the updater is downloadable free of charge. Read more for details ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s up to Sonic and his pals to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman, who has returned to once again try his hand at world domination. The evil Doctor’s scheme is to steal the seven Chaos Emeralds and raise the all-powerful Chaos monster to do his bidding. Entangled in the plot of the sinister Dr. Eggman, Sonic must enlist the help of his friends Amy, Tails, Knuckles and Big to foil Eggman’s every move. As we mentioned earlier, a PC version is in the work, due to be released in Japan mid December. unfortunatly no date for other territories is known as of yet (thanks 576.hu). In the meantime, check out the Jap demo...

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. It's been a while since we had some good Horizons screens, so njoy!

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'RuneScape' Passes 50,000 Subscribers

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A big milestone is passed.. Today Jagex Ltd developer and operator of Java MMORPG RuneScape, celebrate passing 50,000 subscribers.

'This is a fantastic milestone to pass' says Managing Director Constant Tedder, 'I am so proud of the whole team's efforts this year to take us to this level. We believe we have a long way to go and the new version of RuneScape, going Beta on December the 1st, will surprise a few people.'

'Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam for the Game Boy Advance has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the Japanese anime sensation that has become a hit TV series and a blockbuster line of Hasbro toys, Beyblade: Ultimate Blader Jam invites legions of fans to accept a new Beyblade challenge that will encourage them to perfect their Beyblading techniques. The Beyblade phenomenon comes to Nintendo Game Boy Advance with more than 50 V-Force challenges and an amazing Beyblade adventure story. In Ultimate Blader Jam, a sinister group is out to steal Bit Beasts from the World Champion Bladebreakers. Players must defend against the mysterious force using skill, balance and endurance. Players can unlock a collection of more than 100 Beyblades, battle head-to-head in multiplayer mode, and play as Tyson, Kai and other Bladebreakers.

'HANNIBAL' Postponed To Q1 2004

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribes official site let us know that the release of HANNIBAL THE GAME has been officialy postponed to the first quarter 2004.The game is currently under final internal approval. Official launch dates will be announced soon.

Space Empires: Starfury Modding 101!

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fresh new content for Starfury modders.. With its open ended gameplay and endless replayability gamers have embraced it as the thrilling science-fiction action RPG it is, but for many the action doesn't stop with what's contained on the CD. Space Empires: Starfury, like all of Malfador's games, caters to the mod crowd; those individuals that seek to modify a game's contents. From creating new weapons to brand new starships practically everything in the game can be modified (aka 'modded'). While modding the game doesn't require two decades of programming experience it can be a daunting task for those new to the world of modmaking. To help facilitate mod creations Aaron Hall, the mastermind behind Starfury and Space Empires, has released an invaluable reference guide to modding Starfury.

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce an add-on to its highly appraised turned-based tactical game "Silent Storm" set in full 3D. The work on the new project started under the working title "Silent Storm: Sentinels" in September, 2003 (thanks Gamers.nl). Read more for details and the first screens ...