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XIII Soundtrack To Feature Original Music By 'Future Primitive Sound'

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announced its partnership with San Francisco-based label Future Primitive Sound to record exclusive tracks inspired by XIII, Ubi Soft's highly anticipated first-person shooter. The XIII soundtrack is the first videogame soundtrack to feature original music inspired by the game, and will be available exclusively through XIII's pre-order program, launching in September. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in Fall 2003. Listen to clips from the XIII soundtrack at: www.whoisxiii.com/community/soundtrack.php

'FIFA Soccer 2004' (NGC/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For true soccer fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Soccer 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out a new batch of screens, as well as a brand new trailer directly from the Game Convention in Leipzig!

'Gangland' & 'Postal 2 Multiplayer' At ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive will premier its Q4 product releases for 2003 at ECTS, August 27-29, 2003 at Earls Court, London in stand #1970. A highlight of the stand will be the first look at Whiptail Interactive’s new PC game - Gangland. Developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters and anticipated to be released this fall, Gangland combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation games. Read more for details ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) Coming In October

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rejoice sports fans! It's that time of year again when every pro sport you can think of and more is vying for air time. The pennant race is heating up for baseball! The first hike of the football season is just weeks away! Teams are readying to hit the ice for hockey season! Before you know it it'll be time to switch your focus to the hardwood when "ESPN NBA Basketball" hits the court for the PS2 and Xbox. "ESPN NBA Basketball," from the makers of "NBA 2K3," promises exciting enhancements including fanatical crowds, blinding lights and deafening sounds that set the stage for each competitive match-up. Throw down rim rattling slams, dish dead on passes - and do it all online for both the PS2 and the Xbox. AND, ESPN Videogames is the only brand that offers online play for both consoles!

'Pro Race Driver' (Xbox) Goes Live - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All new Xbox Live functionality will be added to the full game enabling up to 12 online gamers to compete head-to-head in the most realistic, most intense and aggressive racing championships seen in any Xbox motorsport game. The game also now includes System Link play for up to 12 consoles. Incredibly, the new dedicated Xbox Live mode unlocks Pro Race Driver's entire range of 42 real touring and sports cars, 12 championships and 38 internationally renowned race circuits and lets gamers race for supremacy in FreeStyle races.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges. This demo features the latest v2.1.4c codebase, and lets you try out a submarine and corvette mission on the United States side. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Frontline Command Online' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bitmap Brothers and award nominated online gurus Nicely Crafted Entertainment (NiCE) have today announced their intention to work together on a number of exciting new products sharing both IP and technology. Through their development joint venture, NiCE and The Bitmap Brothers are exploring new genres for MMOG entertainment as well as creating online versions of existing titles including Chaos Engine and Frontline Command.

'Destruction Derby Arenas' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a flagship launch-title, the original Destruction Derby was a powerful demonstration of PlayStation gaming values. Liberating, cathartic and (for its time!) brutally realistic, it freed gamers from the restrictions associated with traditional driving games. Subsequent sequels performed well and added numerous features; total Destruction Derby sales now total 3 million +!! However, by the third incarnation it became clear that the limitations of the PSX were restricting the improvement of the franchise's basic game proposition.