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'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a single as well as multiplayer demo for their upcoming 3D RTS game Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. The SP demo is situated in the Middle Ages and features the "Chapter 6: Heart of the Lion" scenario from the Richard Lionheart campaign and the "Chapter 4: The Coming of the Samurai" scenario from the Admiral Yi campaign. The MP demo is set in World War II featuring the single-player scenario "Chapter 2: Hunting the Desert Fox" from the General Patton campaign as well as a random multiplayer map playable online or against a computer opponent (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'I-Ninja' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I-Ninja is an adrenaline-charged adventure game. An ultra-cool ninja with major attitude meets extreme sports game play, I-Ninja is the consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. In true gravity defying game play, I-Ninja can scale buildings, "shred" on extreme rails, hover great distances with a "sword copter", ride drifting roller spheres and utilize specialized manga-style ninja moves to navigate through each dynamic environment. Check these new screens ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Development Team Interview

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. The release date is closing in so Ubisoft thought it was time for another Q&A with various development team members. Participating are : Patrice Desilets - Creative Director, Yannis Mallat - Producer, Pierre-Sebastien Pouliot - Lead Animator, David Giraud - Lead Character Artist, Jonathan Pilon - Audio Designer, Claude Langlais -Lead Engineer, Alex Drouin - Animation Art Director and of course Writer/Creative Consultant Jordan Mechner. Take a seat, it's a LONG read ...

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - History & screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Read more for a little Prince Of Persia history lesson & some new screens ...

'SSX 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Read more to check out some new screens or download a new ingame action packed trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...

MDM Brings Big Games To Handhelds In October

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2003 @ 9:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mobile Digital Media (MDM), publisher of AAA branded consumer software for Palm, Windows Mobile and Nokia Series 60 phones on expansion media, announced three huge October game releases—Atari Retro, Age of Empires and Merriam-Webster’s Crossword Puzzles. These card titles are platform agnostic and work on all the major handheld platforms! Read more for details

Konami Announces 'Silent Hill' Movie

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2003 @ 9:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. today announced that its hit psychological horror videogame series, Silent Hill, will be released worldwide as a major motion picture. Production company Davis Films will produce the feature film adaptation of Konami's popular franchise. Produced by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc. (KCET), the Silent Hill games thrust players into a nightmarish world where they must unravel twisted storylines and battle grotesque creatures and terrifying monsters.

'Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2003 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay has finally released the anticipated patch for Reflexive Entertainment's recently released alternate history RPG 'Lionheart - Legacy of the Crusader'. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and adresses various crashes, optimizes netcode, faster 3d rendering and a few other things (thanks HomeLAN). We got the English, French & German versions available. Read more for details and download links ....