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'Lethal Skies II' (PS2) - Release Date & Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios today announced that Lethal Skies II will release exclusively for PS2 on September 9, 2003. The title is the new sequel in the popular arcade-style jet combat series developed by Asmik Ace. The series, known as Sidewinder in Japan, was introduced on the PS2 in North America last year with Lethal Skies. Lethal Skies II delivers brilliant graphics and particle effects and a host of new features, including new planes, 2-player dogfight mode, reversible missions and an updated premise heavily influenced by popular space flight shooters and science fiction films. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

SOE Announces 'Champions of Norrath' (PS2)

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), today announced Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, marking the company's entrance into single-player console gaming for the PlayStation2. Champions of Norrath, developed by Snowblind Studios (the creators of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance) and published by Sony Online Entertainment, is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this Fall. Read more for details & features ...

'Naval Ops: Warship Gunner' (PS2) Preparing For Live Fire

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is not a drill. KOEI announced today, Naval Ops: Warship Gunner, the real-time naval action game is prepared to ship this Tuesday June 24, 2003. Consumers can still pre-order the title at gamestop.com, ebgames.com, and amazon.com. The title is available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Read more for details ...

'Beast Horde' Revealed In 'Savage: The Battle For Newerth'

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games and iGames Publishing announce the debut of the beast horde into the current beta testing phase for Savage: The Battle for Newerth ; the much anticipated, first-ever real-time-strategy-shooter (RTSS). Participants in the beta test can now choose to fight on the side of man, equipped with technology and science, or on the side of the beast horde, armed with the forces of magic and nature. Savage: The Battle for Newerth is due to ship later this summer.

'Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic' - Website & Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering and software developer Triumph Studios have fired up the Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic website. All the latest screenshots, downloads, and features are now available at the official Age Of Wonders: Shadow Magic website . The PC game, due to ship this July, is the latest installment in the award-winning spellbinding fantasy series. Read more to check out a few local screens ...

Nvidia Source Confirms ATI To Power 'Xbox 2'

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to an article on TheRegister, gaming site Spong.com has claimed its recent story ATI will provide the chipset and graphics technology for the Xbox 2 has been confirmed by an unnamed "senior source close to Nvidia". According to Spong.com's source, "[Nvidia] didn't want to meet Microsoft's demands for the floating design of Xbox Next. It didn't make sense to partner on the project. At this moment in time, ATI is working with Microsoft." Check the entire article for more juicy rumor bits. To be taken with a serious grain of salt ..

'Thrustmaster' & 'Empire' Partner For 'Starsky & Hutch'

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster announces co-development agreement with leading game publisher Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. regarding its racing wheel and light gun for Xbox and the awaited game “Starsky & Hutch” (Xbox version) which is to be released. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 20, 2003 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Out of the Park Baseball 5' - Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Out of the Park Baseball 5 is the newest version of the award-winning baseball simulation that offers a sports gaming experience unlike any other. Multiple play options, a career mode, an exhaustive financial model, an open-ended design allowing you to completely customize your gaming experience, and much more. .400 software has just released a new update patch with bug fixes and feature enhancements, like new trading AI options. The demo has a 7 day, 10-executions limit, and simulations will not advance past May 31st in the game. But that should still give you plenty of time to get a feel for the game which scored a perfect 10 at Baseball Sim Central! Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

GarageGames Signs UK Developer POM POM Games

by Rainier on June 19, 2003 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has signed an agreement to electronically publish titles from PomPom Games. The award winning UK developer is now going to have its games, Space Tripper and Mutant Storm added to the "Garage".