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Sony Adds New Titles To Its PS2 'Greatest Hits' Lineup

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation platforms and its software libraries, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced three additions to its PlayStation2 "Greatest Hits" lineup, including: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.

'The Great Escape' - Coming To Europe On Friday

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turn Steve McQueen on... on your PCs from September 12th.. Digitally resurrected to star in the new computer game based on the World War II adventure classic, Steve McQueen stars in THE GREAT ESCAPE released on PC on September 12th.

It's your chance to take part in the largest breakout in history from the "escape proof" Stalag Luft III and participate in the most famous motorbike scene in Hollywood. The game offers a huge variety of gameplay which takes you from tension-filled stealth scenes to adrenalin-fuelled action and chase sequences.

Cabela's 'Big Game Hunter 2004' & 'Grand Slam 2004' Ship

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunters Wanted! Activision Value, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. is challenging gamers to brave the great North American wilderness and experience the hunt of a lifetime with two new PC games -- Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2004 Season and Cabela's Grand Slam 2004 Trophies. Featuring a wide variety of animals, firearms and authentically recreated hunting locales, both novice and experienced gamers will be challenged and entertained. These titles are currently available in retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and carry a "T" (Teen) rating by the ESRB.

'Race Driver 2' Details To Be Revealed @ X03

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters will announce the evolution of racing video games revealing details of Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator at X03, Microsoft's European showcase event for Xbox, on September 16th and 17th.

Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator is now in development at Codemasters' UK studios. The title will launch in 2004 and be a significant gear-change for the award-winning TOCA Race Driver series.

'Jimmy Neutron Jet Fusion' (PS2/NGC/GBA) - Features

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an attempt to take over the world, Dr. Calamitus has kidnapped the one person who could possibly stop him, Jet Fusion (one of the greatest spies/ movie stars)! However, he never thought that a boy genius would be brought into the picture. Jimmy Neutron has been contacted by the BTSO: Big Top Secret Organization to rescue Jet Fusion. This game will include crazy inventions created by Jimmy Neutron to battle bullies and take on the evil Dr. Calamitus. The spy element also allows the game to include secret gadgets and high-tech vehicles such as the light ray, Jimmy Bot and Trajectory that will definitely aid Jimmy on his mission to rescue Jet Fusion.

'MX Unleashed' (XB/PS2) - Features

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Studios, creator of ATV Off Road Fury and Motocross Madness, returns to their heritage of motocross by developing the definitive next generation MX game. MX Unleashed is a unique blend of racing and freestyle that provides a realistic experience where the rider is now affected by real-world forces. Players can race through 50 unique tracks and explore six open worlds. Highly optimized graphics offer incredible eco-systems and texture resolution. In MX Unleashed players can select authentic gear and equipment from the top manufacturers in the world, set records, play mini games, race a helicopter - do it all on the power of a dirt bike... Check out a product sheet for this bike sim thing below!

'Ford Racing 2' (PC/PS2/XB) Announced

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc ("Empire") has signed an exclusive deal with the Ford Motor Company to develop and publish its much anticipated Ford Racing 2.. It will be released in Q4 2003 on the PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and PC. The game is being distributed exclusively by Take 2 Games in the US and by Empire in the UK and Europe.

EverQuest Fan Faire In Chicago!

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's that time again: time for Fan Faire! Sony Online's twice-yearly convention for all things EverQuest is happening in Chicago, IL on Sept. 25 - 27. This is going to be one of Sony Onlines biggest Fan Faires ever, as they already have over 2000 EverQuest players pre-registered... Details below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horizons BETA Testing Now Live...

by Thomas on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Regarding beta testing, the Horizons website is now live and anyone wishing to beta test can register on the site, just follow the instructions at www.europe.istaria.com .

Artifact Entertainment's Horizons: Empire of Istaria is one of the most closely-followed and highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) in years. Currently in development for the PC, Horizons will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger.

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" finds adventurers in a fight for their lives as a simple rescue mission uncovers a much more sinister plot with far-reaching implications. As the story unfolds, adventurers will travel the world of Oerth, discover the besieged village of Hommlet, survive the filthy shire of Nulb and ultimately penetrate the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil, a beacon of darkness and despair in a world without hope. Read more for a big batch of character editor screens ...

'Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon will see players piloting Han Solo's Millennium Falcon through 14 combat-filled missions set in such locations as the skies of Yavin and Endor. Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon is expected in November but in the meantime read more to check some screens ...

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 11:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that acclaimed RPG developer BioWare is currently developing Jade Empire exclusively for Xbox. BioWare, whose publishing relationship with Microsoft was announced one year ago at the Microsoft press event X02 in New York, has most recently been recognized for the smash hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. More information about Jade Empire will be revealed in Japan at the Tokyo Game Show on September 26.

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released the v1.02 update patch for their freely available Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory multiplayer game. This update adresses various client & server sides issues, introduces the latest punkbuster anti cheat protection and various other tweaks. We now also have the updated v1.02 linux server patch available. Read more for details and download links ...

'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Criminals of Gotham City Beware! Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu makes history as the first video game to debut a brand new Batman character, the villain Sin Tzu. Ubi Soft, DC Comics and Warner Bros. have partnered to showcase the talents of renowned comic book artist, Jim Lee, as the creator and character designer for Sin Tzu. Jim Lee is America's best-selling comic book artist of all time and is currently the artist on the monthly DC comic book BATMAN, which is the nation's #1 comic book. Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu will be released for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GameBoy Advance. In the meantime njoy some new Xbox screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Some new Xbox screens & a trailer just rushed in. Check them out!

'Need for Speed Underground' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new screens!

'SOCOM II: U.S. Navy Seals' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SOCOM II, players don combat threads and tactical prowess as an elite SEAL commander in the solo mode. You bark orders through the accompanying voice-recognizing headset (sold separately), you move in the shadows with pin-drop precision, and you don’t evacuate until every last objective is scratched off the list. Twelve epic, international missions are your theater, spanning the globe from intense urban cities to the thick jungles of South America (thanks Gamer.nl). Read more for some small screens ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | 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 ...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has asked us to inform all the RtCW fans that a v1.02 update patch for their free multiplayer expansion Enemy Territory is going to be released later today. The new patch will adress several client & server side issues as well as weapon fixes include moving Land Mines and Adrenaline needles to separate weapon banks. Made switching to a weapon after dropping dynamite/satchel/landmines easier. Also added ability for Covert Ops/Engineer to pick up weapons from the opposing team of the same class. Fixed some issues with Air Strike detonation. Fixed XP not being given (and stats being kept) for kills with akimbo pistols. Of course we'll have the patch on our file servers as soon as its available so stay tuned!