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'Lords of EverQuest' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game. By capitalizing on the rich history, detailed characters and literally hundreds of monsters found in EverQuest, and building upon successful feature sets of the RTS genre, Lords of EverQuest creates a revolutionary gaming experience. Check out some news screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Published by the creators of EverQuest and developed by the team behind Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath is an Action RPG like none other on the PlayStation 2. Create your own champion, each with unique powers, appearances and skills. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and supreme evil.

'Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Coming To America

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fortitude, courage, and a clever mind are the marks of a true warrior. When darkness engulfed the once noble China, valiant men and women of both humble beginnings and imperial bloodlines marched into battle. As they crossed blades with vast armies they became more than warriors. In time, they became legends. KOEI Corporation today announced that "Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends" will ship to North American retailers on November 4, 2003, exclusively for the PS2.

'Gothic II: Night Of The Raven' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic II just started appearing on shelves in the UK, not available in North America yet, but Piranha games does not rest and is hard at work on the Gothic II addon, supposebly named Night Of The Raven or maybe RavenNight. On top of that they are also working on a full fledge sequel Gothic III. German gamers can expect the Gothic II addon in stores early August, the rest of the world will most likely have to wait a while longer. In the meantime, check these new screens ...

All-Star Cast Voices 'Battlestar Galactica' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To help voice its upcoming space shooter, Battlestar Galactica, Vivendi Universal Games announced today an all-star cast of actor. The talent signed to lend voices to the highly-anticipated game includes Dirk Benedict and Richard Hatch, who starred as hotshot Viper pilots Starbuck and Apollo in the original television series, as well as Dwight Schultz, known for his roles as 'Howling Mad' Murdock on the A-Team and Lieutenant Barclay on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Kristanna Loken, who plays the T-X in the theatrical release, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Infinium Labs' Partners With 'Gigex'

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today announced that Gigex, the leading promotion and marketing service for interactive entertainment, will be the exclusive distribution partner for the online video unveiling of the Phantom Game Console. The video unveiling will take place at midnight ET, Sunday, Aug. 17, at www.phantom.net and www.gigex.com/phantom.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) Release Date Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that "Project Gotham Racing 2" for Xbox will be available in North America on November 18. In addition to the all-new Kudos ranking system, tons of hot cars and cities to explore and a massive list of authentic music tracks, "PGR2" also defines the Xbox Live experience. "PGR2" is built from the ground up for seamless online experiences in both Solo Play and Multiplayer modes. Players can get updated scores, scoreboard changes, Live Ghosts and challenges in real-time as they play.

Microsoft Buys Rights to 3DO 'High Heat' Game

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. said on Friday it acquired the rights to the "High Heat" baseball video game franchise from bankrupt software publisher 3DO Co. The company did not immediately disclose the purchase price. 3DO's assets were sold at a bankruptcy auction in San Francisco on Thursday. When the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 28, it said it would try to sell its assets. Microsoft already has its own baseball game, "Inside Pitch," for its Xbox but game critics have long considered 3DO's "High Heat" as the best among numerous competitors.