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'Halo 2' (Xbox) - E3 Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Halo 2" is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed game "Halo: Combat Evolved." In "Halo 2," the saga continues as Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all humankind. Pushing the Xbox hardware to its very limits and utilizing Xbox Live in a way that Bungie believes will redefine online play, "Halo 2" will expand on everything that made the original game great. At its heart a compelling and captivating story, "Halo 2" makes revolutionary advances in design and technology. As expected Bungie has made the e3 trailer available, read more for download links. Be Warned, it's hires and 160mb big!

'Tron 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game takes place in present day, approximately 20 years after the events of the film. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the movie, gamers are digitized into cyberspace and will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall, Corrupted Server and Light Cycle Game Grid. Read more to check out a new batch of screens ...

'Gothic II' Finally Ships In Europe!

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 8:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finally!!! Shipping of the international version of Jowood's Gothic II have started. Jowood's distribution partner Atari uk (formerly Infogrames) have announced that either UK and Scandinavia are being supplied with English versions of Gothic II as of today! The German version has been available for almost a year, and finally the rest of the world will get the chance to check it out. If you want to play safe, you can pre-order the game at Amazon UK ...

'Everquest' Expansion Pack 'Lost Dungeons Of Norrath' Revealed

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpot has been snooping around on EBGames' upcoming games list and found out that Sony Online Entertainment is working on yet another expansion pack for their hit-title Everquest, called "Lost Dungeons of Norrath". The new expansion pack will focus on single group adventures in dungeons and catacombs and can be expected later this year. Now that tjhe cat is out of the bag, we can expect an official announcement to follow shortly, and we'll be there to bring you more detailed information.

'Airborne Troops' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already announced before E3 Airborne Troops, developed by Widescreen Games, is an absorbing infiltration action-adventure game that takes place in occupied France during the Second World War. On a mission to drop two secret agents into occupied territory the Sergeant’s aircraft is shot down leaving one of his agents seriously wounded. It is now the Sergeant’s duty to replace the ailing agent and complete the stealth missions himself. The gamer takes part in commando missions based on real events in the places where they actually happened, accurately recreated from archives and historical documents. Dutch publisher Playlogic International is expected to release this for PS2 and PC "end of the year." Read more for a batch of screens ...

'Transport Giant' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is the year 1850. It's an age of radical change and new departures. The era of mass production and mass transportation has just begun. The resourceful entrepreneur has plenty of opportunities. It's a time to build empires with just a little capital and a clever business idea. New manufacturing plants are springing up everywhere. The world craves goods of every kind. Towns are growing at a breathtaking rate. But how to get the goods to the customers? How can workers get to the plants? Who will haul the vast amounts of raw materials?

'Freaky Flyers' (NGC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freaky Flyers drops players into the cockpit with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure, stunt fly and dogfight in the videogame skies. Intertwining stories and engaging aerial combat add to the excitement throughout completely open and interactive 3-D world environments. Adding to the intensity is multiplayer action that allows gamers to do battle head-to-head in aerial racing combat. A few new screens flew in, check them out!

'Roadkill' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. RoadKill's dynamic reputation system determines how the world reacts to the way players perform missions, kill and maim citizens, destroy enemy vehicles and build alliances with the gangs of Hell County. Check the new PS2 screens ...

'NHL Hitz Pro' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL Hitz Pro includes an improved AI that is so authentic gamers will think they are playing with the NHL pros. Goalie animations, logic and behavior are realistically captured and feature everything from stick saves to stoning a knee-buckling 5-hole shot to slapping the ice with five seconds left in a power play. Gamers also have the ability to score from anywhere on the ice and will feel the tension and strain of NHL action with a new Player Fatigue System that causes them to tire out after experiencing tough checks. Check the new load of screens for each platform ...

'Final Fantasy XI' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix has launched the official website for its upcoming massively multi-player online role-playing game, Final Fantasy XI. The new website sports some gameplay and game world information, screenshots etc. Expect the game on PS2 and PC this coming fall. Go Check it Out!