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'Spawn: Armageddon' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Soundtrack

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Spawn: Armageddon, the Todd McFarlane-inspired action adventure title, will feature music from one of today’s most talked-about and controversial musicians, Marilyn Manson. In what is seen by many to be the perfect pairing, Manson’s title “Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth” from the album The Golden Age of Grotesque is featured in the Spawn: Armageddon video game soundtrack. Video game fans will have an opportunity to enjoy the gothic-like Spawn: Armageddon soundtrack in the game this November when the title ships for the GameCube, the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a demo for Cyan Worlds 3D Adventure game Uru: Ages Beyond Myst. Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is the next chapter of the Myst franchise and the most immersive and ambitious Myst experience ever created. This demo features only a very small portion of what awaits you; a brief doorway into what lies beneath - a vast and complex world in which endless Ages are waiting to be rediscovered by today's world. Read more for download links ...

'Crash Nitro Kart' (Console) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Crash Bandicoot, one of the top character-based franchises in video game history has returned to the racetrack, as its newest title, Crash Nitro Kart, ships to retail stores today. Showcasing beautiful next generation graphics, Crash Nitro Kart combines the best elements of classic kart-racing games by offering an excellent combination of gameplay, speed, characters, weapons and story. Developed by Albany, NY-based studio, Vicarious Visions, Crash Nitro Kart is available on PS2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance video game system.

'T3: Rise of the Machines' (PS2/GBA/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that it has shipped Terminator3: Rise of the Machines for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GBA, to retail stores nationwide. After delivering a $430 million summer blockbuster film in collaboration with Intermedia, IMF, C2 Pictures, and Columbia TriStar International, Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first-ever video game appearance in Atari’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for the next-generation game consoles due for release on November 11, 2003.

The Hobbit (ALL) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hobbit, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterpiece -- the classic prequel to The Lord of The Rings series which has been translated into 26 languages and has sold over 75 million copies worldwide -- ships today, announced Vivendi Universal Games. Featuring stunning graphics, The Hobbit showcases deep action/combat systems combined with the best elements of stealth, role-playing and puzzle solving. Players will lead the brave Bilbo Baggins on an epic journey throughout the mythical world of Middle-earth to ultimately confront Smaug the Dragon. The Hobbit is available on PS2, Xbox and GameCube(developed by Inevitable Entertainment); GBA (developed by Saffire) and PC (developed by Amaze Entertainment).

'Disciples II: Rise of the Elves' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that the next chapter in the award-winning Disciples series, the stand-alone expansion pack titled Disciples II: Rise of the Elves has gone gold. The Disciples series has sold close to 400,000 copies worldwide and has received countless awards for its graphics, gameplay and unique twist on the fantasy strategy genre. Disciples II: Rise of the Elves will ship to retail stores on November 20th, 2003 with a SRP of $29.99 and an ESRB of T for TEEN.

'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan) as well as the release of new screenshots. Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details and screens ...

'RC Squad Land Machines' - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Put on your driving gloves, grab that radio control and jump right into action with 'RC Squad Land Machines'! Select from a great mix of realistic Electric or Fuel RC-Vehicles such as Monster Trucks, on/off Road Buggies, ATV's to even Hover-Crafts to participate in many styles of gripping gameplay. Read more to check out a new in game footage trailer ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News