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'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!