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'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. Check the new magical screens ...

'NFL Fever 2004' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "NFL Fever 2004" has gone gold and has been released to manufacturing. "NFL Fever 2004" is scheduled to hit store shelves on August 28 in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.), exclusively for Xbox. Coinciding with this release is the launch of XSNsports.com, which will switch on at 12:01 a.m. that same day. Through XSNsports.com and Xbox Live, "NFL Fever 2004" players can immediately create leagues, organize tournaments, track stats, communicate with other players and more.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For most GI's one tour of duty in Vietnam would be more than enough, but not for the boys of 'Fist Alpha', a crack team of US Special Forces from the military's elite 'Green Machine'. Determined to stop Charlie in his tracks, this courageous troop returns to the heart of the conflict taking gamers with them. Hurling players into the thick of the battle in Vietnam's highlands, Vietcong Fist Alpha offers up seven unique single-player missions, in addition to eight new multi-player maps, all including co-op mode, expanding upon the action-packed jungle experience enjoyed in Vietcong (thanks Unrealik).

'Battlefield 1942: Battle Of Britain' - Updated Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In preparation for the upcoming BF1942 1.45 patch, EA released an updated version of the Battle Of Britain map for their multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1942. "This new iteration of the Battle of Britain map is to pre-empt an issue that would have arisen with the release of the 1.45 patch. Please download and install overwriting your current Battle of Britain install." Read more for download links ...

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and developer PopTop Software, Inc. today announced the launch of the Railroad Tycoon 3 website. All the latest screenshots, downloads, and features are now available at the official Railroad Tycoon 3 website. The game, on track to ship this October for the PC, is the third game in this Award-Winning Railroad Tycoon series. Read more for details and to check out the screens locally ...

'Harry Potter and the Philosophers's Stone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing the successful game design style first used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the graphics and gameplay for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- previously available for the PlayStation game console, PC, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color -- are updated for next-generation consoles for an even richer experience in Hogwarts year one. Making the most of new technology, the locations in and around Hogwarts and Diagon Alley are displayed in spectacular 3D graphics.

'Kill.Switch' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An innovative military shooter, kill.switch emphasizes realistic cover tactics and high intensity firepower, allowing for an intense combat experience during game play. With a unique Offensive Cover System and Blindfire mechanics, kill.switch separates itself from the pack by demanding the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments and quickly adjust on the fly through each high intensity mission. Read more to check out some screen goodness ...

'Ford Racing Evolution' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford is without a doubt one of the biggest and most famous brands in the world. With the Ford brand comes one of the biggest and most famous product ranges ever. Ford Racing Evolution takes this amazing range of vehicles, from the 1968 Mustang to the latest Mustang GT Concept car. If you know about the cars, the racing or the famous Blue Oval - then you deserve to take control and have the drive of your life! Read more for details and some early screens ...

'Doom 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil. Currently being shown at QuakeCon, Activision has released 2 new multiplayer screens... Check them out!

'Vultures' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget about Columbus! Each attempt to conquer the New World failed. Then a plague wiped out the European population. Those who were able to flee to America saved themselves, yet were enslaved by the native Americans. Now, centuries later - no traceof progress whatsoever. For entertainment for the broad masses, the outlawed "Vultures" fight in huge arenas. And you are one of them. You only think of one thing: To become the number one gladiator in order to win your freedom! This can only be achieved by ability, skill, and cold-bloodedness as the only valid Vultures rule is: You either leave the arena as the winner or in pieces!