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EA Announces Online Plans For Playstation2

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, EA Games console titles including The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King will feature online gameplay for the PS2, Electronic Arts announced today. Along with The Lord of the Rings, The Sims Bustin' Out, Need for Speed Underground, and Medal of Honor Rising Sun will allow gamers to connect and play online this holiday season. Read more for details ...

'MoH: AA Breakthrough' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As U.S. Army Sergeant John Baker, players join the battle at Kasserine Pass in North Africa, race to capture Messina in Sicily, and finally repel the German army at the historic battle of Monte Battaglia in the heart of Italy. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons, players will fight alone and with squad mates as they rush to stop the Axis powers. Some more screens ...

'Kunoichi' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This "side story" to SEGA's popular "Shinobi" invites players to live out the events following Hotsuma's victory over Hiruko's evil minions. But like all things, victory is fleeting, and an evil such as Hiruko's is not so easily vanquished. Just as Tokyo begins the slow and tedious process of repairs, a new rift opens between Earth and the demon realm. Check the screens ...

Ritual To Develop 'DFBHD: Team Sabre'

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

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. is pleased to announce that the first expansion pack for the number one selling PC title Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is currently under development at Dallas-based Ritual Entertainment.

Game Live Video Games Tour Goes Back to College

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Live Events today announced their “2003 Fall College Tour.” Building on the overwhelming success of their 13-campus Spring Tour, attended by over 20,000 college gamers, the 17-stop Fall College tour begins on Friday, September 12th in New York, NY at Cornell University and runs through Monday, October 20th at the University of Southern California.

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 4 tasty new screens ...

Virgin Lands to Develop 'Knights Of Honor' Intro

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sunflowers has contracted Virgin Lands Computeranimation GmbH to develop the cut scenes for their new PC game Knights of Honor. Developed by Bulgaria’s Black Sea Studios, the empire conquering simulation is due to be released in the 2nd quarter of 2004. Read more for details if this is your kind of bag ...

'Age of Mythology: The Titans' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Age of Mythology: The Titans has gone gold and is scheduled to march onto store shelves on September 30 for an estimated retail price of $34.95 (U.S.). The cataclysmic struggle between ancient gods begins anew with the addition of a new mythology, the Atlanteans, as well as a brand new single-player campaign and a host of exclusive new features. Read more for details ...

'Espn NHL Hockey' (PS2/Xbox) Now Available

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced that the highly acclaimed ESPN NHL Hockey is now available at major video game retailers across North America. Continuing the high standard of sports realism and video game entertainment of the ESPN Videogames brand, ESPN NHL Hockey delivers speed, action and excitement to hockey fans. ESPN NHL Hockey and other ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports developer.

'Hunting Unlimited 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HU2 isn't like other hunting games on the market; it features a fast-paced mission style which drops the player into specific scenarios, such as being charged by an angry bear or glassing a hilltop and bringing down three prize trophies of different species. Arush has released the playable demo which features 5 of the 75 challenges in the full game--the free hunt mode, mini-games, mission editor and target range are disabled in the demo but appear in the full version. Read more for download links ...