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'Battlestar Galactica' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games is counting-down to the launch of its action-packed space shooter, Battlestar Galactica, with the announcement that the game has gone gold and will ship to North American retailers on November 18th for the PS2and Xbox. Set 40 years before the events of the classic TV series, Battlestar Galactica follows the adventures of fledgling Viper pilot, Ensign William Adama on his fist assignment onboard the Galactica.

'There' Officially Launches - Free Trail Version Available

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marking the end of five years of development including a nine-month, large-scale public beta test, There, Inc. today announced the broad consumer availability of its innovative online 3D world. There is the first online getaway that combines the power of chat with the fun and excitement of online games. Found at www.there.com, consumers can sign up now for a 14-day free trial -- no credit card required -- with an option to buy a There membership for as little as $4.95/month with a one time $19.95 activation fee. Read more for details ...

'Call Of Duty' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has officially released the second demo for their upcoming World War 2 FPS Call Of Duty featuring the "Dawnville" map, which in the full game follows right after the previous "Burnville" Call of Duty is an intense first-person action game that allows players to experience the movie-like intensity and gripping combat of World War II as never before – through the eyes of ordinary soldiers, fighting as part of a squad through the chaos of battle. Read more for download links ...

'Top Angler' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's quick to learn, yet hard to master and you don't need to be a fishing enthusiast to enjoy this addictive game. Top Angler is packed with innovations that allow the player to always have 'a good day of fishing.' Along with the many levels of play, Top Angler has a 'deep' interactive tackle box with over 36 lures, real pole action/response, a zoom view feature, and an enhanced 'live well' feature that shows cumulative weight, type of fish caught and lures used. It also boasts real-time scenery and weather, light and temperature changes as well as the split screen 'fight/underwater' view.

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy game unlike any other fantasy strategy title that you’ve ever played. On the surface it may seem familiar; after all you’re raising armies, conquering enemy lands, and wielding powerful spells. Scratch deeper though and you’ll soon find that Dominions 2 introduces a depth that will satisfy even the most hardcore strategy gamer. The Dominions 2 demo features two scenarios, Aran and The Desert Eye. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | 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 4 tasty new screens ...

'In Memoriam' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a demo for Lexis Numerique's upcoming mystery/adventure game In Memoriam (internet connection required). A unique investigation experience to track a serial killer. Reality and fiction are blurred in this movie style thriller game. Enter the game of a serial killer using e-mail, the internet and movie footage to solve his puzzles in a dark and thrilling environment. This demo features a few elements of the first level (out of nine), the installer seems in French but the game itself is English. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows players to immerse themselves in the classic Star Wars universe as they take on the role of a student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker. Players will interact with famous classic Star Wars locations and characters while facing the ultimate choice: fight for good and freedom in the light side or follow the path of power and evil to the dark side.

'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for a fresh batch of 80+ screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News