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'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is scheduled to be available at retail for holiday 2003. Read more for some new screens, as well as a new in-game trailer, showing off the 'Ysuran' character in action. Ysuran is a potent spell-caster who can grow to become awesomely powerful. As a necromancer, a wizard specializing in the dark art of death magic, he is very skilled with spells that create, modify, or destroy life force.

'Whiplash' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiplash is set in a high-tech product testing facility where questionable experiments are conducted on animals. The game stars two animal fugitives, Spanx and Redmond, who find themselves chained together and on the run to escape the lab. As Spanx, the player uses Redmond as their weapon to not only escape, but also to free other enslaved animals and bankrupt the corporation by destroying the property. Check the new screens ...

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next chapter in the epic Legacy of Kain series is a cutting-edge action/adventure game featuring more action then ever before. Take control of two powerful and highly evolved vampires: Kain, an all-powerful demigod, and Raziel, a demonic angel of death. Each equipped with a legendary sword, Kain & Raziel must battle through a world loaded with conflict and intrigue as they attempt to unravel their destinies and defeat the dark forces that seek to condemn their world to eternal damnation. Read more to check some new PS2/Xbox screens ..

Play UT & UT2003 Against Each Other to Win Money at Ultimate Arena

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc. today announced the addition of award-winning and top-selling Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2003 to its website. At Ultimate Arena, online gamers can create their own tournaments for cash prizes. Players fund their accounts with a credit card or PayPal, select a supported game, choose desired game settings, and pay a tournament entry fee as low as 50 cents. The player or team that wins the match collects the prize money.

'YOHOHO! Puzzle Pirates' Beta Begins Today

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings today announced the open public Beta test of "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates," a unique massively multi-player game in which deeds of swashbuckling are accomplished with fun puzzle games. Read more for details ...

'Disciples II: Servants of the Dark' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher/Developer Strategy First announced today that the Disciples world has expanded even further with Disciples II: Servants of the Dark, which shipped to retail stores today. “First we brought you Guardians of the Light, and now Servants of the Dark, which is going to introduce gamers to a whole new side of the Disciples world,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “The good side was fun, but we all know that everyone is waiting for their chance to visit the dark side…”

'Halo: Combat Evolved' (Xbox) Selling BIG

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that the critically acclaimed "Halo: Combat Evolved" for Xbox has sold over three million copies worldwide. "Great to see that Halo continues to be a success on Xbox," said Bungie studio manager Pete Parsons, "and later this summer we will unleash Halo for the PC with online multiplayer capabilities featuring new maps, weapons and vehicles, plus the ability for fans to create mods." Bungie is currently hard at work on the highly anticipated sequel, Halo 2, which will come to Xbox in 2004.

'Outlaw VolleyBall' (Xbox) Hits The Road With Lollapalooza

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball," the humorous, gameplay driven sports title for Xbox has hit the road with Lollapalooza (Rated: "M" by the ESRB; Now Available; Xbox Live enabled). Before checking out Jane's Addiction, Audioslave and other cool acts, gamers are invited to play a round of OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL at GameRiot.

'Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'Civilization III: Conquests' - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests takes players on a provocative journey through the ages as they pursue victory in the most famous conquests in history. What does Civ Conquests give to fans of the award-winning series? Simply put - more Civ: More to Build, More to Fight, More to Rule! Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...