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'Fable' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The longest journey always starts with one step. When your mother and sister are kidnapped, your first action is to travel across the magical land of Albion to find your father, the famed Hero. But soon you are plunged into a world of danger you couldn't possibly have imagined. A dark force is gathering. A power to bring evil to every town and village in Albion, and to destroy the fairytale lives of the inhabitants. This evil force has turned the very Heroes into power-crazed, ruthless warriors. Only your father has resisted. That's why your family has been taken. And that's why the fate of your family is now in your hands. Oh, and the fate of the entire world.

'Agassi Tennis Generation' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced that it has shipped Agassi Tennis Generation on the PS2 in North America. This follows the successful launch on Game Boy Advance. Andre Agassi is the world's number one tennis player, and also one of the most successful, exciting and flamboyant. Now gamers can experience what it's like to be a tennis icon and play like Andre!

'P.N.03' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

'Gladiator Sword of Vengeance' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged. Check this massive load of about 140 awesome new screens!

'Freestyle Street Soccer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freestyle Street Soccer returns to grass roots and allows rival gangs to gain respect and supremacy in urban environments. Jumpers and oil drums replace goalposts and rules are well and truly left on the sidelines as the pitch is transformed into a battleground for the duration of the match. No offsides and limited boundaries ensure flowing gameplay and fierce, frantic competitive matches. Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield' - Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Raven-Shield website has word that we can expect the earlier announced v1.4 update patch for Ubisoft team based tacitcal shooter somewhere tomorrow. The new patch adresses several game fixes and general improvements, read more to read the full list and check back tomorrow for the download mirrors (thanks Blues).

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out the first screens!

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to dust the baddies! Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds has gone gold and will be available at your local videogame retailer on August 26, 2003! A new trailer will be available tomorrow!

'Final Fantasy XI' Coming Late October

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced today that "Final Fantasy XI" for PC will begin shipping to North American retailers in late October. "Final Fantasy XI", the first online title in the world-renowned series, is a cross-platform, cross-continent massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). "Final Fantasy XI" allows gamers to connect to the same exact world regardless of whether they are playing on the PC or PlayStation2 and whether they are playing in North America or Japan (thanks HLF).

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company has released the first screens of their upcoming naval combat game, PT Boats (developed by Akella using an enhanced PoTC Storm 2 engine). Briefly shown at E3 2003 these are the first public screens available. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneverability and speed. The were also used to hunt submarines. The game will allow the player to try out various types and missions will range from escorting convoys, protect critical coastal locations and join big battles. PT Boats is expected in stores Q3 2004. Read more to check out the screens ...