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'NHL Hitz Pro' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Signs Big Names

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced today that NHL Hitz Pro will feature cover athlete Nicklas Lidstrom, star defenseman of the Detroit Red Wings, as well as coaching legend Scotty Bowman. NHL Hitz Pro, the reinvented version of the successful NHL Hitz videogame franchise, is in development and scheduled to ship September 25, 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. It is easy to start playing the game but there are a lot of new options to explore. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. We got some new in-game images from Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars show aspects of the life which Carthaginians had those days. Their markets often shared space with the barracks - a combination best describing an expansionist nation of merchants. Their key to success was simple - strong economy fueling constantly campaigning imperial army of skilled and highly paid mercenaries.

'SimCity 4: Rush Hour' Expansion Pack Rides into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of the first expansion pack for SimCity 4, SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack. For the first time in SimCity history, players can take charge of vehicles in their cities to drive or solve missions that earn reward buildings and vehicles. Players have the ultimate level of control over their city's transportation network by completely taking charge of roads, rail, air, and even waterways. SimCity is on the move in SimCity 4 Rush Hour.

'Dynasty Tactics 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced that Dynasty TacticsT2 will be in stores on Wednesday, September 24, 2003. Consumers eager to purchase a copy of the game can still order the title now at gamestop.com, ebgames.com, amazon.com, bestbuy.com, and walmart.com. Dynasty Tactics 2 is a turn-based Tactical Simulation where players must annihilate enemy armies by forming high-intensity chain reactions of offensive and defensive maneuvers.

LotR: War Of The Ring - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a playable demo for their upcoming RTS LotR: War Of The Ring. The demo includes two single-player missions from the game - "The Siege of the Iron Hills" and the "Pursuit of Gollum." In both missions, players take the side of the forces of light in their attempt to destroy the One Ring. Read more for download links ...

'Knights of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights of Honor features two main game views, the World View and the Close View. Each of these views is closely bound to different aspects of the game’ s objectives. The two views have been designed to eliminate the need for further zooming and to provide the player with any important information they might need to successfully play and enjoy the game. Read more for details and screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Euro Club Manager 03/04' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the worldwide rights to publish Euro Club Manager 03/04. Will you be able to place yourself in competitive world of professional football? Face up the challenges : buy and sell players to build your dream team, plan your tactics, coach your team and manage your club's finance and resource to became the number one. Read more for details ...

'Hot Rod: American Street Drag' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft has released a playable demo for their recently released racing simulation Hot Rod: American Street Drag. This demo features one track on which you participate in a pre-arranged race using randomly selected cars (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • SimCity 4: Rush Hour - (3) Trailer
  • Max Payne 2 - Trailer
  • Chicago 1930 - Trailer
  • Project Gotham Racing 2 - Trailer
  • Ford Racing Evolution - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...