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'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Street Racing Syndicate' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SRS features the hottest rides on asphalt including real licensed vehicles ripped from the authentic world of street racing. The performance of these tricked-out street machines has been modeled realistically with lifelike physics and authentic damage effects that will thrust players into this high-speed world. From hot cars to beautiful girls, with booming bass, big bets and both sanctioned and illegal events, SRS is the only game that offers the rush of living in the world of true street racing. If it’s on the streets, it’s in the game!

'Warhammer Online' Gets Canned

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games Workshop Group announces that its board has resolved to terminate its online gaming development project. This decision was taken following a full review of the progress, costs to date and future costs of the project. As a result both the Company and Climax Development Limited, the computer games developer, have agreed to terminate the development project. The official Warhammer Online website seems to confirm the cancellation.

'Top Spin' - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has forged links with Microsoft to publish the Windows PC version of Top Spin, the critically renowned tennis simulation releasing this September. Atari and Microsoft are confident of repeating the success of last year's Xbox version in 2004. Developed by French games studio Power and Magic Development (PAM) - the creators of the original Xbox version - Top Spin is the complete virtual tennis experience.

'Silent Hill 4:The Room' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Some new screens ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has shipped DRIV3R, the highly anticipated action-driving game for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, to retail stores worldwide today. DRIV3R is an action-packed driving-adventure game that recreates the excitement of a Hollywood blockbuster car chase and plays like an interactive movie.

Matrix Games Signs 'Tin Soldiers: Alexander The Great!' - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights to publish Koios Works' innovative new wargame, Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great. Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great is a turn-based, simultaneous-play wargame with a classic feel and a reaction system to allow mid-turn adjustments to strategy. Aside from covering the most famous conqueror in all of history, Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great also presents the wargamer with a unique miniatures-oriented feel with graphics of hand-drawn, individually adorned soldiers.

'Ultima Online 7th Anniversary Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that Ultima Online 7th Anniversary Edition, the latest version in the longest running online game, is now available. The package includes the original Ultima Online (UO) game and all five UO expansion packs as well as a collector's edition of the Ultima Online Fan Guide and a copy of the classic Ultima IX: Ascension, the last game in the Ultima series.

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - Website Launched

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has launched the UK website for the forthcoming Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand. Gamers can head to the official Medieval Lords website to access all the latest information - from screenshots and video footage, through to news pieces and a forum. Medieval Lords is a refreshingly unique take on the city building concept. Shifting the perspective from the usual forced snap-to-grid structure that characterises the genre, developer Monte Cristo has bestowed upon its offspring a gloriously free-form 3D engine.

'Phantom Brave' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2004 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom Brave improves upon the tactical gameplay found in Disgaea and La Pucelle in every way. Its redone, open-ended battle system is limited only by the user’s imagination. If you fell in love with Disgaea, you definitely won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be this year’s best Strategy RPG. Read more for 50 or so new screens...