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'Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines' - Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This Halloween...before taking to the streets to prey on innocent candy-loving party-go'ers, denizens of the underworld should first check out the official Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines website from Activision, Inc. for some truly scary inspiration. To officially inaugurate the day, fans can delve into the dark and sacred world of the vampire at the official 'Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines' website.

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - 'Forgotten Forest' Bonus Map

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is proud to present you with another FREE map for Generals/Zero Hour. Beware… enter the Forgotten Forest at your own risk…for you may never return! Graveyards, crypts and spooks inhabit this 2 player map brought straight to you from the ghouls & goblins on the C&C Generals team. Please have a hideously Happy Halloween! Read more for download links ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting on November 11, 2003, players will have the opportunity to step into the boots of a Marine Corporal--survive the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, and drive the Japanese Army from the Pacific as Medal of Honor Rising Sun from Electronic Arts has gone gold. Developed by EALA, Medal of Honor Rising Sun is the latest installment in the award-winning franchise known for its immersive and authentic WWII experience. Medal of Honor Rising Sun will ship nationwide on Tuesday, November 11, under the EA GAMES brand for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and GameCube.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team, a squad-based FPS game for the PlayStation2 and Xbox has shipped to retailers worldwide. The SWAT PC franchise has sold three million units worldwide and this will mark the first time the franchise will be available on the PlayStation2 and Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99 with an ESRB “Mature” rating.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Beta Test

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Inc. announced today that they will shortly begin accepting applications for the closed pre-beta test for the forthcoming multiplayer modern combat game, Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising.The application process for gamers in North America & Canada is being hosted by GameSpot with sign-ups commencing on Monday Nov 3rd 2003.

'Kuma: War' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuma Reality Games’ Kuma: War brings today’s news of military conflict directly to the PC in a method and style never-before-seen in the world of video games. Supported by true-to-life satellite imagery and authentic military intelligence, Kuma: War provides players with the opportunity to jump from the headlines right into the frontlines of international conflict. Read more for some new screens ....

'Gladiator Sword of Vengeance' (PS2/Xbox) Coming November 4th

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whoever said “the pen is mightier than the sword” never picked up a controller and played Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.’s, Gladiator Sword of Vengeance. Shipping to retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, November 4 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Gladiator Sword of Vengeance is an epic adventure set in ancient Rome, where the only justice comes in the form of cold sharp steel.

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and ‘Snake-women’. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes. Read more to check a 50 or so new screens ...

'Etherlords II' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Nival Interactive have released today a Multiplayer demo for Etherlords II, their exciting game that blends role-playing elements and tactical combat in the best traditions of fantasy trading card games. In the Multiplayer demo you will be able to play all modes available in the retail release of Etherlords II. In the demo you must choose between 2 races (Vitals or Chaots) from the 4 races that populate the Etherworld. Each of the races found in the demo is represented by only 2 heroes. The Combat tutorial is included in the demo and we strongly recommend that players begin with it to ease the learning curve. Read more for download links ...

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the 1993 award-winning animated movie of the same name, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is a ghoulish tale with wicked humor and stunning animation. In this adventure action game, players assume the role of "Jack Skellington" the Pumpkin King and help reclaim Halloweentown from the mischievous Oogie Boogie. Capcom's production of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will incorporate extraordinary worlds filled with magic and wonder mixed with enchanting and musical elements. Capcom plans to release the game in the fall of 2004. Check the new screens ...

'Animal Planets: The Clan Wars' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing today announced it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing and distribution agreement with Mithis Interactive (Hungary) for Animal Planets: The Clan Wars on PC. Animal Planets: The Clan Wars is a humorous cartoon style, mass appeal turn-based tactical and real-time action arcade game, with destructible 3D worlds for PC-CD and multi-player online gaming use. Animal Planets: The Clan Wars is due for release on PC in Q4 2004. Read more for details and screens ...

'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'MTX: Mototrax' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the thrill of top speed racing and high flying freestyle action in the most authentic motocross video game to date. Choose from more than a dozen top pro riders and battle it out for first place in fast-paced, realistic racing on a variety of Supercross (indoor) and Motocross (outdoor) levels or take on challenges outside the circuit. Read more for a few new screens ....

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these new screens....

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment in association with top video game developer Genki Co., Ltd., is offering gamers the opportunity to rev up their engines as they tear up 200 miles of scenic highway in its new racing game, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, for the PlayStation2. For players who enjoyed navigating the open roads of Tokyo in Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, the game offers realistic drives along the highways of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Check these 40+ screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Manhunt' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. Check these new screens ...

'BattleCards:Cybots' - Open Beta

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cybots introduces a specially composed setting, built to take advantage of the online features, and add complex strategies and effects like you never seen before in a trading card game. The rules, the cards, the concept, yes, everything is new and specially built to provide one of the most challenging trading card games ever, still as simple to get into for a newcomer. Read more for details ...

Sony Online Announces 'Lords of EverQuest' Fan Art Contest

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment, Inc (SOE) is hosting a fan art contest for Lords of EverQuest, the upcoming real-time strategy game set in the EverQuest universe. Artists and fans alike are invited to show off their artistic flare and enter the Lords of EverQuest Fan Art Contest! The winning entry will be used as the key art at www.LordsOfEverQuest.com for one month. SOE will even make a desktop wallpaper out of it so others can download it and enjoy. Read more for details and prices ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (ALL) - Pre-Order Goodies

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 10:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King videogame will be available next week, shipping on Tuesday, November 4 to arrive in stores nationwide by Thursday, November 6, 2003. The game will be available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, and Game Boy Advance under the EA GAMES brand. Lord of the Rings fans looking to secure their copy of the upcoming The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King game will be eligible to receive “Precious” pre-order incentives... Read more for details ...