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The Lord of the Rings The Third Age (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' (NGC/PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the worldwide in-store dates for Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube. The next game in the critically acclaimed Splinter Cell franchise brings the intense realism of the original game to a whole new level. Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow is unlike any game on the PlayStation 2 - amazing graphics, a deep single-player storyline and a ground-breaking multiplayer experience that's so mesmerizing, it's one of the most played games on the Xbox LIVE game service.

'Notorious: Die to Drive' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced Notorious: Die to Drive, an urban-style combat racing game. In a unique combination of urban warfare and car racing, Ubisoft will take players on a wild ride where they will race against ruthless street crews, eliminating their opponents and building an empire of cash - with all the action amplified by the heart thumping beat of various rap artists. Notorious: Die to Drive will ship for console game systems at the beginning of 2005.

Vivendi Universal Games Announces 'F.E.A.R.'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of the latest action-packed project from the developer that created award-winning games like Aliens vs. Predator, the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron2.0. Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline.

'Halo 2' Coming November 9

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that Halo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved, will land on store shelves on November 9, 2004. In what promises to be one of the biggest launches in videogame history, Halo 2 will be the focus of an extensive marketing campaign that includes cinema, print, outdoor, online and television advertising.

Gamebryo Powers 'Playboy: The Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL announced today, from the 2004 E3, that Gamebryo is being used by game developer Cyberlore in the creation of the upcoming title, Playboy: The Mansion for the Xbox, PS2 and PC. Cyberlore has fully integrated Gamebryo into its Prometheus Engine to improve graphics and reduce the time and resources associated with cross-platform development.

Matrix Games Signs 'Battles In Normandy'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group are pleased to announce that the award-winning Decisive Battles series, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr, will continue. The next title in the series will be named Battles In Normandy and will cover the Allied and German campaigns in Normandy from the landings to the breakout.

'POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Running With Scissors' POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, gamers controlling the enigmatic Postal Dude will be sorely tempted to carry on his wicked ways in the weekend that follows on the bloody heels of the five insane, carnage-filled days experienced in POSTAL 2.

The Bard's Tale (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Death by Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.