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'Gothic II' - Screens

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

The story is set in the mine valley of Khorinis. The glorious days of the once productive mines in this small seaside region are long over. Instead, the mines are now akin to a natural prison that is surrounded by an impenetrable magic barrier where slaves eked out their miserable existence.Khorinis is facing an uncertain future. Due to the farmers' decreasing production, more and more of the food deliveries are not taking place, and the stocks diminish continuously. The militia's strength ends at the town gate. Outside the town wall, nobody is safe from the bandits' armed raids. There is war in Khorinis. A civil war. Although it has just been released in Europe (finally!), US gamers will still have to wait a bit longer. In them meantime, njoy the screens ...

'Abducted' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Abducted is a unique blend of the best of science fiction, horror and adventure all rolled into one harrowing, immersive game. Blending state of the art real-time lighting, dynamic shadowing, and per pixel rendering all within a hi-speed environment pushed by a proprietary cutting edge engine developed exclusively by Contraband Entertainment, you will be propelled into a realm unlike anything you know!

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Forgotten Realms world, the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will use the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is scheduled to be available at retail for holiday 2003.

Wario Gets Greedy In 3D (NGC)

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wario is bringing his need for greed to Nintendo GameCube in Wario World, launching June 23. Starring in his first 3D adventure, Nintendo's most mischievous troublemaker brawls his way through a host of monsters to recover his beloved treasure trove.

'Star Wars Galaxies' Coming June 26th

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

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, the highly anticipated initial installment of the first Star Wars massively multiplayer online (MMO) game series, will be released June 26, 2003. The Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided online fan community now exceeds more than 500,000 registered members. Read more for details!

Hercules Introduces '3D Prophet 9600 Pro'

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Prophet 9600 Pro, Hercules’ new mid-range graphics board based on ATI’s RADEON 9600 PRO chipset, is about to make a splash in the world of 3D gaming. 3D Prophet 9600 Pro is the latest powerful offering in Hercules’s high-quality range of 3D graphics boards, providing impressive performance and rendering quality for a truly cinematic gaming experience. Read more for more details

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings youer retail game to v1.3 and contains engine optimisations to prevent framerate drop during firefights. A new ban system allows hosts to ban cd-key instead of player IP. The patch comes in various flavors for UK as well as US versions ... Read more for details and download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next episode in the Dragon Ball Z adventure, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, hits retail stores nationwide today, Atari, Inc. announced. The follow-up to the best-selling role playing game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2002, according to The NPD Group, Inc., Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II delivers a DBZ adventure of epic proportions, continuing the DBZ story and extending gameplay by four times the length of the original.

'Cruise Ship Tycoon' Sails Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you have the business savvy to take a cruise ship and turn it into the hottest vacation destination on the map? Then it's time to hit the high seas in "Cruise Ship Tycoon," the newest PC simulation from Activision Value. Gamers use their entrepreneurial acumen to build a luxury liner from the ground-up and then hire a top-notch crew, launch creative promotions, find amazing nightclub acts and develop a host of other attractions that will turn this venture into a cruise line empire. "Cruise Ship Tycoon" is available at retail stores nationwide for $19.99 and is rated "T" (comic mischief, mild violence, suggestive themes, use of alcohol) by the ESRB.