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'V Rally 3' Expected To Skid Into European Stores Early November

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari are delighted to announce the PC release of V Rally 3 which is set to burn onto shelves 14th November 2003. Developed by Eden Games, the V Rally series set the benchmark for rally titles after the massive success of V Rally on PSone in 1997. V Rally 3, the latest installment in this incredibly successful franchise is now coming to PC with amazing new and improved features.

'Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay, the sequel to its third person console action game (which will also be available soon on PC). The story-driven action in Dead to Rights 2 promises "intense new gameplay mechanics including a lightning-paced 360-degree brawling system, vicious melee weapon battles and an innovative new spherical slow motion diving system." Dead to Rights 2 is currently scheduled for release on PlayStation 2 and Xbox in fall 2004.

'Rhem' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game has released a patch for their first person adventure Rhem. This upgrade adds automatic installing of shortcuts in the start menu, an uninstaller, automatic monitor switching and adresses a .dll error. Read more for download links ...

'Castlevania: Lament of Innocence' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America announced today that the highly anticipated game, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The legendary action/adventure series, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence for the PlayStation2 boasts a powerful storyline, stunning 3D graphics and outstanding gameplay. The game has been developed by luminary producer Koji Igarashi at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

Buka And Encore Sign Three Title Distribution Agreements

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment and Encore are pleased to announce an agreement covering the North American and South African markets. Under the agreement, Encore will publish a half dozen of Buka's titles including Fair Strike, Echelon: Wind Warriors, and Entente: WWI Battlefields. "This agreement was highly anticipated at Buka," commented Igor Ustinov President of Buka Entertainment. "We are really happy to bring our games to the large North American market. We believe that this deal is just the beginning of the long-term and fruitful relationship between Buka and Encore."

'Midnight Nowhere' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a demo for their suspenseful, story-driven adventure game Midnight Nowhere, where you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides, the main character seems to have a nearly limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. This demo features Episode 24 'The Morgue', speech is in Ruski, but subtitles are included. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced that the highly acclaimed ESPN NBA Basketball has shipped to major retailers across North America. Having set the standard in basketball realism and entertainment, ESPN NBA Basketball continues its dynasty delivering unparalleled visual quality, unrivaled gameplay entertainment, and true innovation that is the foundation of the ESPN Videogames brand. Furthering the commitment to creating a telecast-quality experience, ESPN NBA Basketball includes the talent of Kevin Frazier - ESPN SportsCenter anchor - and Tom Tolbert - NBA analyst for ESPN - as in-game announcers. ESPN NBA Basketball and other ESPN Videogames are produced by Visual Concepts.

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'Virtual Skipper 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether you're an unexperienced or skillful navigator, this new version takes you off to the new horizons of Sydney and the Isle of Wight. Other destination : the tropical islands, where you'll be able to create your own water stretches ! Sail again with the racing boats which made Virtual Skipper 2's success, more detailled navigation sites, exceptional nautical conditions, more accurate racing rules, all you need for exciting regattas ! Whatever your navigation skills may be, let's meet online where you'll challenge woldwide players in public, private or team regattas. Experienced players may be umpires while others may simply watch and chat. Read more for some screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari takes PC gamers on a wild ride this holiday season with something for everyone from RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2. Hitting the shelves on October 21 will be the new expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2-Time Twister. Also available will be the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2-Combo Park Pack. The new expansion pack and combo pack make the perfect combination of exciting interactive entertainment and value for the holidays.