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'Abducted' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Abducted is a unique blend of the best of science fiction, horror and adventure all rolled into one harrowing, immersive game. Blending state of the art real-time lighting, dynamic shadowing, and per pixel rendering all within a hi-speed environment pushed by a proprietary cutting edge engine developed exclusively by Contraband Entertainment, you will be propelled into a realm unlike anything you know!

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Forgotten Realms world, the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will use the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is scheduled to be available at retail for holiday 2003.

Wario Gets Greedy In 3D (NGC)

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wario is bringing his need for greed to Nintendo GameCube in Wario World, launching June 23. Starring in his first 3D adventure, Nintendo's most mischievous troublemaker brawls his way through a host of monsters to recover his beloved treasure trove.

'Star Wars Galaxies' Coming June 26th

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, the highly anticipated initial installment of the first Star Wars massively multiplayer online (MMO) game series, will be released June 26, 2003. The Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided online fan community now exceeds more than 500,000 registered members. Read more for details!

Hercules Introduces '3D Prophet 9600 Pro'

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Prophet 9600 Pro, Hercules’ new mid-range graphics board based on ATI’s RADEON 9600 PRO chipset, is about to make a splash in the world of 3D gaming. 3D Prophet 9600 Pro is the latest powerful offering in Hercules’s high-quality range of 3D graphics boards, providing impressive performance and rendering quality for a truly cinematic gaming experience. Read more for more details

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings youer retail game to v1.3 and contains engine optimisations to prevent framerate drop during firefights. A new ban system allows hosts to ban cd-key instead of player IP. The patch comes in various flavors for UK as well as US versions ... Read more for details and download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next episode in the Dragon Ball Z adventure, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, hits retail stores nationwide today, Atari, Inc. announced. The follow-up to the best-selling role playing game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2002, according to The NPD Group, Inc., Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II delivers a DBZ adventure of epic proportions, continuing the DBZ story and extending gameplay by four times the length of the original.

'Cruise Ship Tycoon' Sails Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you have the business savvy to take a cruise ship and turn it into the hottest vacation destination on the map? Then it's time to hit the high seas in "Cruise Ship Tycoon," the newest PC simulation from Activision Value. Gamers use their entrepreneurial acumen to build a luxury liner from the ground-up and then hire a top-notch crew, launch creative promotions, find amazing nightclub acts and develop a host of other attractions that will turn this venture into a cruise line empire. "Cruise Ship Tycoon" is available at retail stores nationwide for $19.99 and is rated "T" (comic mischief, mild violence, suggestive themes, use of alcohol) by the ESRB.

'NCAA Football 2004' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that "NCAA Football 2004", the fastest growing football videogame, has gone gold and will be in stores July 17. Last year, NCAA Football 2003 was the number two selling football game behind EA SPORTS Madden NFL 2003, but ahead of the pro football games from every other publisher.

'Lords Of The Realm III' - Beta Sign Ups

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that FilePlanet paid subscribers are getting a chance to sign up to beta test Lords of the Realm III, the upcoming historical RTS game from Impressions Games and Sierra. Only 1,000 beta testers will be picked for the test which begins on June 25.

'Big Mutha Truckers' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the North American release of Big Mutha Truckers. Big Mutha Truckers places players behind the wheel of a big rig diesel deep in the heart of the South on a mission to inherit Ma Jackson's Big Mother Trucking Company. With a complete cast of colorful characters and plenty of campy redneck humor, Big Mutha Truckers is now available for the PS2 and is scheduled to ship on June 23rd for the Xbox as well as PC for the suggested retail price of $19.95.

Blizzard Ships 'Rock N' Roll Racing' (GBA)

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced that it has begun shipping "Rock N' Roll Racing" for the Game Boy Advance under its Blizzard Classic Arcade label. `Rock N' Roll Racing' was one of the first games that Blizzard developed, and we've received numerous requests to make the title available again," stated Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. "We have extremely fond memories of the game, and we look forward to bringing it to a new generation of players."

'Pitfall Harry' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Check the new screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again! Read more to check some screens ...

'Apocalyptica' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Intense 3rd person shooting action explodes in this post-apocalyptic tale of good versus evil! Konami's Apocalyptica delivers unparalleled gameplay as PC gamers control a technologically advanced religious soldier in a team-based quest to destroy Neo-Satan. Gamers are armed with an arsenal of deadly weapons and attacks including firearms, melee weapons and spell casting, as they battle in the dark and distant worlds of Apocalyptica's crushing multiplayer "Mission" and "Deathmatch" modes. Check out the new screens, straight from hell!

'Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most talked-about game of the year took a major step towards retail availability as AGETEC, Inc. today announced that Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color for the PlayStation2 has gone gold. Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color is on schedule to ship nationwide on June 24. If you are like me, and never heard of this game, read more for details ...

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

'The Italian Job' (Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos sends word that the Xbox version of 'The Italian Job' has gone gold and is expected in stores June 24th (as well as the PS2 version). The Italian Job lets gamers recapture the high-octane thrills of the blockbuster movie. Taking on the role of Charlie Croker and his gang members, you are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists ever. Now you and your team of professional thieves must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this, you need to create the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempt your getaway in super-charged new MINI Coopers. Read more for a few new screens ...