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Composer Michael Giacchino Signs On For 'Call of Duty'

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that film, television and award-winning interactive game composer Michael Giacchino has signed-on to score its new line of first-person action games -- Call of Duty for the PC and Call of Duty: Finest Hour for the next generation consoles. Giacchino’s credits include the popular television series Alias, and renowned game soundtracks for Medal of Honor Frontline, Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Medal of Honor Underground and Medal of Honor.

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Heroes gives you a chance to taste the victory as one of four heroes. It beckons you to take a journey through the world of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, to live as one of the great ones, and to do the legendary stuff that Heroes are meant to do! Check out the 30+ new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...Some new screens showing just how dark some of those corners are.

'FIFA Football 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For true soccer fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Football 2004 is the most complete and authentic soccer experience. A new Career mode gives players the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. Check the new screens ...

'Fable' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The longest journey always starts with one step. When your mother and sister are kidnapped, your first action is to travel across the magical land of Albion to find your father, the famed Hero. But soon you are plunged into a world of danger you couldn't possibly have imagined. A dark force is gathering. A power to bring evil to every town and village in Albion, and to destroy the fairytale lives of the inhabitants. This evil force has turned the very Heroes into power-crazed, ruthless warriors. Only your father has resisted. That's why your family has been taken. And that's why the fate of your family is now in your hands. Oh, and the fate of the entire world.

'Agassi Tennis Generation' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced that it has shipped Agassi Tennis Generation on the PS2 in North America. This follows the successful launch on Game Boy Advance. Andre Agassi is the world's number one tennis player, and also one of the most successful, exciting and flamboyant. Now gamers can experience what it's like to be a tennis icon and play like Andre!

'P.N.03' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

'Gladiator Sword of Vengeance' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged. Check this massive load of about 140 awesome new screens!

'Freestyle Street Soccer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freestyle Street Soccer returns to grass roots and allows rival gangs to gain respect and supremacy in urban environments. Jumpers and oil drums replace goalposts and rules are well and truly left on the sidelines as the pitch is transformed into a battleground for the duration of the match. No offsides and limited boundaries ensure flowing gameplay and fierce, frantic competitive matches. Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...