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'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore/Digital Jesters (UK publisher) have released the demo for Digital Reality's RTS/Action game 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps'. The demo contains one of the missions from the scenario part of the game where you play as the Germans, helping the Itlians hold a position and then overrun an Allies base. This demo is singleplayer only, a multiplayer demo "may" be released later. Read more for download links ...

'Space Empires: Starfury' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ShrapnelGames has released a new patch for Malfador Machinations' space action game Space Empires: Starfury. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.15 and addresses a slow of bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, new features and tons of other goodies. Read more for details and download links ...

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that Champions of Norrath has gone gold. Champions of Norrath, available exclusively on the PlayStation2, will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores on February 11, 2004.

Akella Signs 'Sabotain: Break the Rules' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announces the agreement with CDV Software that Akella aquires publishing rights for Avalon Style's role-playing first-person shooter Sabotain: Break the Rules. The long awaited Sabotain: Break the Rules is a futuristic FPS/RPG based on the idea of mission-oriented adventure with varied interactions with people and places as well as varied mission types, including sabotage, infiltration, rescue, intelligence-gathering, thievery, reconnaissance, assassination, and all-out combat. Role-playing system allows characters to develop themselves by gaining experience and spending it to improve skills and attributes.

Acclaim Europe Signs 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that they have reached a distribution agreement with Avalon Interactive for the forthcoming release of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II in the UK, France, Benelux and Germany. The game, which was developed by Black Isle Studios under license from The Hasbro Properties Group, will be available on the PlayStation2 and the Xbox on February 6, 2004. Read more for details and a HUGE batch of new screens ...

'Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Jack is the highly stylized, Emmy-winning action cartoon from Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Dexter's Laboratory and the director of the popular new animated epic micro series, Star Wars: Clone Wars. "Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku" was developed for a broad audience by Amaze's Adrenium Games studio. It's a free roaming, easy to control action-adventure that's perfect for fans of the television series who are both casual players and hardcore gamers.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

EA Delays 'The Sims 2' And 'MoH: Pacific Assault'

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today EA had its Q4 2003 earnings conference call where the Electronic Arts executives revealed that The Sims 2 and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, 2 of their highly anticipated PC games, will get delayed. EA's CFO Warren Jenson said both titles will not be out until fiscal year 2005, which means at the EARLIEST July 2004, which also resulted in EA's stock to drop in value. Jenson also said "It's really about polishing the product. It's about the entertainment experience, critic meta-rating, and, ultimately, sales."