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'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A announced today that the stealth-based action adventure title, Rogue Ops has gone gold. Rogue Ops will make its debut on the Xbox, the PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube on October 28, 2003. Developed by Bits Studios Ltd., the intense stealth thriller featuring the vivacious vixen Nikki Connors, thrusts players into an underground world of terrorist organizations and black ops missions.

'The Black Mirror' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped The Black Mirror to stores in North America. The Black Mirror’s story is based on Englishman Samuel Gordon, who had left his boyhood home many years before, vowing never to return. The accidental death of his grandfather, William, forces him to make the painful journey back. After reading William’s journal, Samuel learns that the death is no accident, but linked to a string of gruesome and mysterious deaths dating back 100 years. Upon investigating, Samuel discovers that he’s much closer to the mystery than he thinks; in fact, he’s at the very center of it.

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 3 tasty new screens ...

'Project Etrom' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.M. STUDIOS lets us know that they have launced the official website for Project Etrom. Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and "nazi" dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells. Head on over there and check out the goodies!

Microsoft Releases 'Kings & Myths: The Age Collection'

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced that a limited edition Kings & Myths: The Age Collection holiday compilation package, which includes four award-winning games, is now available at select North American retailers for an estimated retail price of $59.99 (U.S.). The compilation, which includes Age of Mythology, Age of Mythology: The Titans, Age of Empires II, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors and Sybex’s Age of Mythology Strategy Guide, will be available only at Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop. The Kings & Myths package is a great way for players to experience the finest real-time strategy titles available.

Nyko Ships 'Wireless Net Extender' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Internet gaming just got easier! Nyko Technologies has shipped its flagship product, the Wireless Net Extender, to major retail outlets and consumer electronic stores. The Wireless Net Extender allows gamers to connect their Sony Playstation 2 or Microsoft Xbox to their Internet connection, even when they are in different rooms, for cable-free Internet game play. Comprised of two small black boxes, Nyko's wireless technology is easy to use, completely plug-n-play, and provides a secure connection. Nyko's Wireless Net Extender carries a suggested retail price of $99.99.

'Mall Tycoon 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software has released the first patch for Virtual Playground/Fusion Digital's recently released 3D management/strategy game Mall Tycoon 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.021 and adresses nvidai gfx card problems and various other small bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Looney Tunes: Back In Action is a video game to be released on multiple platforms day and date with the upcoming live action feature film starring the Looney Tunes characters. The partnership marks the first time Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered to co-publish a video game title. UK-based Warthog is developing the game based on the film, which will debut in November 2003. Check out these new screens ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out these 30+ new screens ...