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'EverQuest: Gates of Discord' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that EverQuest: Gates of Discord, the newest expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, will be available at retail stores tomorrow and will contain both a magical "in-game" item and a unique in-box gift, the Taelosian Staff (while supplies last). The retail version of Gates will carry the suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, a digital version will be available on February 10, 2004, for secure download from for $29.99.

'Rise of Nations:Thrones and Patriots' Coming In April

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the award-winning real-time strategy (RTS) game for Windows, Rise of Nations, is now available at local retailers for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Now is the perfect time for gamers to pick up a game at an unbeatable price that has won several major awards, including Game of the Year and Strategy Game of the Year. The price drop comes hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots is slated for a Spring '04 release, and will allow gamers who haven't yet picked up the original to practice and prepare for this expansion pack.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - SP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 UK has released a demo for Illusion softworks third person tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. You lead a small squad of Allied soldiers deep behind enemy lines, to carry out secret missions during World War II. The demo features a single mission, 'Operation Overlord: Blade Dancer', from the full game. The dedicated server files have also been released (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Pokemon Colosseum' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this innovative game, players can upload Pokémon from their Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, and battle against friends on their televisions through Nintendo GameCube. With a collection of arenas to choose from, players can enter their Pokémon in a tournament or battle it out in four-player multi-battles, making each experience unlike the last. Players also can join with a friend to combine strengths in new two-on-two battles and demonstrate their Pokémon prowess as a team.

'Alien Blast: The Encounter' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Made by Kiddies are pleased to announce that their PC arcade shooter hit, Alien Blast – The Encounter is now available on retail shelves in North America. In this first-person arcade shoot'em-up, you must gather up all your courage to defend yourself and defeat the alien horde. Alien Blast is an exciting sci-fi action combat game for everyone.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'EQ: Gates of Discord' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with SOE to publish Gates of Discord, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, in Europe. This expansion will offer exploration of a newly discovered continent; a new class (the Berserker) and Alternate Advancement Abilities that will offer new and unique skills to master. Gates of Discord will be available February 12th 2004 in Europe, only 72 hours after the American release. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'World Tour Soccer 2005' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Tour Soccer 2005 prides itself on being built from the ground up with the die-hard international soccer gamer and fan in mind. With more than 900 international and league teams from around the globe, 18,700 players from 30 divisions and 22 leagues, 989's game aims to capture the size and popularity of international soccer. Read more to check out a few screens ...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play* for the PlayStation 2 console via EA SPORTS Nation.

'Burnout 3' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and UK-based developer Criterion Games, today announced a development and publishing partnership for the upcoming title Burnout 3. The latest title in the critically acclaimed Burnout series is slated for worldwide release in September 2004 for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Total Annihilation' Sequel In The Works!

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IGN broke word that, talking about how to create games and how to get a job in the industry, Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor admitted during the Q&A session after his speech, that a TA sequel is in the works. A member of the student body asked if we would ever see a sequel to Cavedog's RTS Total Annihilation and after a slight pause, Taylor shared a little bit of information about the franchise. While Taylor said he couldn't give too many details to the crowd, he did confirm that Gas Powered Games was working on "an RTS follow-up to Total Annihilation." The game already had a publisher but chris Taylor said "a big one... one that doesn't also publish operating systems", hinting it would NOT be Microsoft, but possibly Atarti who holds the right to the old GT Interactive libary which includes Total Annihilation (thanks VE3D).

'World of Warcraft' Fansite Chat

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bizzplanet dropped us a note that they have a transcript of the Word Of Warcraft fansite chat that was held a few days ago. The reason of the meeting was to talk about World of Warcraft. Each Fan Site submitted 3 questions by email, and some of them were chosen for the chat. Katricia and Lisa Bucek led the Q&A, followed by George Wang and Gil Shif with few interventions. Topics discussed were Quests, Tradeskills, PvE Combat, Warcraft Lore, The World, Dungeons, Instancing, Cities, User Interface, and Transportation. Head on over to blizzplanet to read the full chat transcript

'The FirePower' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, commemorates the brave individuals that fought in the air over Europe during World War II, their skill and sacrifice by providing the player with an air combat experience like never before. This was accomplished by using authentic military test data and combat footage along with the input from over thirty real warbird pilots. This time we have screens & trailer showing off the B17 'Flying Fortress'...

'Vaishvanara' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vaishvanara (working title) is a role playing game based upon Ancient India epos. With the help of deities the player descends into the depths of chaos to fight with the Asuras, elder brothers of gods. The world of Vaishvanara has dungeon-like as well as open areas implemented in full 3-D, with every piece of ground is unique (thanks GenGamers). Read more for screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Samurai Jack: Shadow Of Aku - Trailer
  • EverQuest: Gates of Discord - Trailer
  • Ninja Gaiden - Trailer
  • Alias - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) - Game Details Part 2

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into war-torn China of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, assume the rank of ruler, and deal with fast-paced military and political affairs in the latest game in Koei's popular series. Along the way, you'll earn points and items to upgrade officers. Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX will ship to North American retailers on Feb 24, 2004 and as we mentioned last week, as the launch approaches, every week more information will become available. Today we reveal expanded information on RTKIX's tactical element.

'Dangerous Waters' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonalysts Inc. disclosed the initial details of the inaugural title to their Sonalysts' Combat Simulations brand, dubbed "Dangerous Waters" (S.C.S - "Dangerous Waters"). S.C.S. - "Dangerous Waters" will be the first title of its kind, allowing the player total control over multiple air, surface and subsurface platforms in a modern-day naval environment. Read more for details and screens ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2004 @ 3:22 p.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. An English Sonic Adventure DX demo has been released giving you yet another chance to check out Sega's console to PC port of this console of Sonic Team's 3D platform/arcade action game. This demo features 6 playable characters each with their own level. Read more for download links ..

'Chronos' Revealed (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chronos is Saber Interactive’s, previously known for PC shooter Will Rock, new first person action game under development for the PC, Xbox and PS2 that is built on the second generation of the Saber3d Engine. Its’ cinematic quality graphics, immersive storyline and intense gameplay promise to make it one of the best games in the genre (thanks Homelan). Not much details are available yet, but read more for some interesting looking screens ...

'Desert Combat' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 7:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The DesertCombat team has released the next major public alpha of DesertCombat. Part of Public Beta 0.7 is fixing issues that came up with the BF1942 v1.6 patch but also new maps, and most of all optimization and bug fixes, so you can expect DesertCombat to run a lot better on most machines. Also including is bot support for Basrahs Edge map. Read more for details and download links ...