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'Highway to the Reich' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Highway to the Reich is based on the critically acclaimed Airborne Assault engine and covers the entire Market Garden operation, from the three separate landing zones to the drive by XXX Corps to unify them all before the German counterattack could succeed. The Airborne Assault game engine revolutionizes wargaming. This design allows the player to choose how much to delegate to subordinates and what to handle personally, without the usual concern involved with leaving formations in the computer's hands. Realistic command delays and supply procedures are integrated with meticulous order of battle and equipment research to allow the player to experience combat and command challenges that are remarkably true to history.

'LoTR: War Of The Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for some new screens ...

'Mario Party 5' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tons of surprises await you! Have fun with everyone's favourite characters as well as some new ones making their debut in this classic game. Mario Party 5 has many new game boards, more than 60 new mini-games, new playable characters, an expanded one-player mode and, of course, the multi-player madness that made it famous in the first place. This sequel extends Mario Party's reign as the king of the party game! Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Bionicle' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and LEGO Interactive today announced that Bionicle, a fast-paced action adventure platform title based on one of the LEGO Company’s most successful toy lines of recent years, is now available for the PS2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. The PC-CD version of the game is scheduled for release on October 28, and will include special features that deliver a more life-like experience to consumers with PCs based on the Intel Pentium4 Processor with HT Technology.

'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames Publishing today announced that this Halloween’s most anticipated horror game, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Based on the classic film, Nosferatu combines first-person shooter action with shocking horror elements in a gothic castle setting ridden with deadly, nightmarish vampires. Nosferatu has an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Delayed Until Early 2004

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is committed to producing quality games for its customers and fans. We have listened to our community and the concerns they have voiced about the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 franchise on the PC. In keeping with our dedication to create excellent products, the mission pack for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword, will now be releasing in early 2004. This later release date will allow for us to develop the top quality game we know our fans have come to expect from Ubisoft.

'Lords of EverQuest' Enters Exclusive Closed Beta

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that its next-generation Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game Lords of EverQuest has entered the exclusive closed beta stage of development with 500 fortunate testers getting the first hands-on time with the game. Over the course of beta, up to 15,000 testers will be allowed into the beta program to test and help with balancing the online multiplayer gameplay. Lords of EverQuest is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this fall and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Donkey Kong Country' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first Donkey Kong game on the Game Boy Advance is one of the best side-scrolling games of all time, updated from the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), with all-new features! King K. Rool and his Kremlings have stolen Donkey Kong's banana hoard, and now it's up to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to get it back. With help from Cranky Kong, Candy Kong and Funky Kong (not to mention a bunch of animal friends), the two simian heroes will have to explore every inch of the island, from the treetops of the Kongo Jungle to the icy cliffs of Gorilla Glacier.

'Neighbours from Hell 2' Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive is please to announce it is to publish JoWooD Productions' comedy gameshow title, Neighbours From Hell 2 on the PC. Following the phenomenal success of "Neighbours from Hell", the reality TV show videogame. Bigben Interactive is proud to announce the second series! The show's star, Woody, drove his mean-spirited neighbour to distraction during the first series. To escape the mischievous Woody the long-suffering neighbour has decided to take his family away for a well earned break. Little does he know that Woody's antics are about to follow him on his vacation.

'Chrome' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Techland are please to announce that their tactical FPS title, CHROME has gone gold…ready for its North American release later this month! “This game has been described as a cross between Rogue Spear and Deus Ex, so you can imagine why gamers are so excited about it!” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “Jumping in one of the mechs in multiplay and racing across a huge, open map dodging bullets…there’s nothing like it!” Read more for details and some new screens ...