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First Annual ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Comes To Las Vegas

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sin City will be ground zero for the first annual ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 8 - 11. The biggest, baddest gamer festival in the country will offer competitors the chance to win $600,000 in cash and prizes over the course of several qualifying tournaments and the championships. The $100,000 Counter-Strike first prize will be the single largest purse in gaming history.

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony (screens courtesy of Gamefront.de). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Tony Hawk's Underground' Gets Rocking SoundTrack

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The music of legendary rockers KISS and Jane's Addiction, punk bands The Clash and NOFX, hot hip-hop artists Nas and Jurassic 5, dozens of up and coming acts and even unsigned cutting edge artists will transport gamers to the gritty world of competitive skateboarding in Activision, Inc.'s Tony Hawk's Underground. The more than 70 artists selected to supply the in-game music have helped inspire skateboarders for the last twenty-five years. For a full listing of artists and tracks or more information on the game, visit www.thugonline.com

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars will be available on a multitude of platforms, a first for a Shrapnel Games product. Whether you're using a Windows based system, a Mac, Linux, or even Solaris, you'll be able to enjoy this deeply enthralling, and highly addictive, turn based strategy title. Illwinter Game Design and Shrapnel Games are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated epic fantasy strategy title, Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars, has just gone gold. The current projected release date is November 14th.

'Total Club Manager 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the makers of FIFA, Total Club Manager 2004 puts you straight into the dugout of your favourite football team. Whether you are fighting for league survival or challenging to win the championship, TCM 2004 will put you in total control. Manage the club the way you think it should be managed. Such managerial duties include: Buying and selling players in the most realistic transfer market to date; creating your own training sessions; disciplining players or granting them bonuses; dealing with national media and most importantly, keeping the fans happy.

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Squad Assault: West Front, you command troops in both the Allied and German Armies of the West Front of World War II in an immersive full 3-D continuous time environment. Squad Assault: West Front features detailed models for all the major armies that fought in France in 1944, including American, German, British, Canadian, and Free French. Earlier today we had the shipping announcement, so until it arrives in your local store, these screens will tide you over!

'Downhill Domination' (PS2) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With no-holds-barred gameplay at a blistering frame rate, this extreme sports title is not for the fainthearted. Downhill Domination will fry your eyeballs with its unparalleled sensation of speed as rocky ground and huge 100-foot drops will ensure your ride is anything but smooth. Scheduled for launch in spring 2004, Downhill Domination is frenetic, fast paced and the first downhill mountain bike racing game for the PlayStation 2. Read more for details & screens...

'TrackMania' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania is a new type of racing game, in which players create their own ludicrously dizzying courses quickly and easily using a bank of over 300 different construction blocks. These courses – which can be built in one of three breathtaking themes – form the basis for races the likes of which you will have never seen before. This demo offers you the chance to to play all aspects of the final game, 'Track Building', 'Solo' mode, 'Hot Seat' and all of this on multiple PCs, LAN or Internet. A dedicated Internet server will offer users the chance to compete against other beta testers, using tracks designed by the TrackMania community. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden and Dangerous 2' Has Shipped To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and renowned software developer Illusion Softworks, today announced that Hidden & Dangerous 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the successful World War II tactical strategy game, has shipped to stores in North America. The game will ship to stores in Europe on October 24, 2003.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team, a squad-based FPS game for the PS2 and the Xbox has gone gold and will ship to retailers worldwide early November 2003. You play Mathias Kincaid, a former member of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force turned SWAT: GST element leader. Command your teammates, a veteran sniper and an expert technical specialist, through several diverse missions while maintaining the tactical upper hand over your opponent. To keep the peace there are certain fundamentals that you must utilize that will contribute mission success including; the environment, the latest gear and advanced weaponry, and the element of surprise.