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Encore Brings 'Sacred' To North America

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed a new, exclusive North American agreement with UK-based Ascaron Entertainment UK Ltd. to publish Sacred, a fantasy action role-playing game for the PC. This agreement follows one signed by both companies this summer to publish Pirate Hunter and Patrician III, both of which shipped this fall. Read more for details ...

'SimCity 4' Spreads Holiday Cheer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spread holiday cheer in Electronic Arts/Maxis' SimCity 4 for the PC this December. Just in time for this season’s festivities, players can download a replica of New York’s magnificent Rockefeller Center and the famous Christmas tree that adorns its plaza. The download is available now for product-registered users at www.simcity.com.

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. However, gamers will surely be talking, as Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of Fight Club for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for 30 or so new screens ...

Got Game Signs 'Alida' - Fact & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced a North American publishing deal for "Alida", an atmospheric graphical adventure game for Mac/PC. The enveloping story of a missing musician unfolds on a deserted island theme park. Mac version is expected Q1 2004 and the PC version of the game is expected later in 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Early this year Sega revealed the next installment in the Crazy Taxi franchise, but only for Xbox. Today the first details emerged about an upcoming PC version, to be published by Empire Int. The king of crazy driving games is back and taking to the streets of Glitter Oasis with new cars, new drivers and new thrills. Whether it's making crazy money, conquering the new batch of mini-game challenges or trying out new tricks in the completely overhauled West Coast and Small Apple levels, "Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller" guarantees the best odds to beat the house. Read more for details and screens ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' is being developed as a multiplatform title and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2004. The game will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying aces rejoice! Microsoft Game Studios today announced that new content for Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, the smash-hit action game of the holidays, is now available for download via Xbox Live and from the official site. The free content includes the brand-new Fury plane, the Caverns multiplayer map and a Windows Media Player skin.

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive has released another patch for PopTop Software's 3D management strategy Railroad Tycoon 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.03 (suitable for all language versions) and addresses various gameplay and balance tweaks, new interface features, various multiplayer/editor bugs & fixes, etc. Read more for detailed fixl ist & download links ...