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'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released the first screens for Port Royale 2, the sequel to last year's free range Pirate game. Not many details are available at this point so these 4 screens will have to do. Read more to check them out ...

'Half-Life 2' Delay Confirmed

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews has gotten word from Valve's Doug Lombardi that the long rumoured delay of Half-Life 2. Doug's reply states" The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific "in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that information as soon as we have confirmed a new date." Not really a big surprise, especially with the flimsy Steam service, but still a rather big disappointment.

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out these 8 new screens!

'Schizm: Mysterious Journey' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is the year 2083. Ten months ago the first humans landed on Argilus. They found cities, towns, industrial installations - all deserted. Doors unlocked... meals unfinished... strange machinery still operational... but no people. Scientists were brought in, research bases set up. Four months later, your supply ship the Angel, has been sent to check these bases. But when you hail them from orbit, theres no answer. The scientists too, seem to have vanished. Another 70+ screens for your enjoyment!

'EverQuest Online Adventures' (PS2) Auction System - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest Online Adventures continues to roll out great new game enhancing features as part of their online subscription. In July, EQOA added in trade skills, enabling characters to craft a host of all new items, weapons and armor. Now, EverQuest Online Adventures features a new auction system that allows players to buy and sell wares and treasures with other players. Read more for details and screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Call Of Duty - (5) Trailer
  • C&C: Generals - Trailer
  • Nitro Family - Trailer
  • Arx Fatalis [Xbox] - Trailer
  • Crimson Skies [Xbox] - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Lords of EverQuest' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the world of online gaming phenomenon EverQuest, Lords of EverQuest features an enthralling storyline drawing gamers to the land of Antonica as they control one of 15 Lords and manage massive armies in their quest for domination. An updated Lords of EverQuest demo is now available, offering one map from the Shadow Realm faction (same content as before but fixing several unspecified technical issues). A second & 3rd demo will be released in the coming weeks, if you "collect" all 3, bonus material will unlock (thanks Gamespot). Read more for download links ...

'Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment's Paris studio is currently developing a brand new game from the popular Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series - exclusively for the PS2. Scheduled to ship for the late 2003, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is poised to become the latest success story in a series of hit Tom Clancy games from Ubi Soft. Check these new screens ...

'Kill.Switch' Is Coming! (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official countdown has begun. Namco is less than 6 weeks away from the release of kill.switch, the company's highly anticipated third-person shooter game for the PS2 and the Xbox. The game's release marks an important milestone for Namco Hometek Inc., as kill.switch is the largest internally developed project this season for the company. With an official release date scheduled for October 28, players are days away from learning the game's highly secretive storyline for the first time. Read more to check out some screen goodness ...

'DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution' (PS2) Ships

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time to shape up with the ultimate groove machine! Leading videogame publisher Konami of America, Inc. announced today that the newest and most exciting addition in the Dance Dance Revolution series, DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Available for the PlayStation2, the game includes chart-topping songs by high-profile musical acts, such as Kylie Minogue, The Crystal Method, K.C. & The Sunshine Band and Dirty Vegas, as well as a wealth of new game modes and features that will have gamers dancing the night away.