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'Curse: The Eye of Isis' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it has shipped Curse: The Eye of Isis on PC in North America. Curse: The Eye of Isis centers on Darien Dane and his assistant, Victoria Sutton as they investigate the disappearance of an ancient sacred Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the statue causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must battle hordes of zombies and evil mummies to find this statue and return it to its pyramid home before total carnage ensues.

'Vega$: Make It Big' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has issued a demo for Deep Red Games' freshly released 3D business/management strategy game Vega$: Make It Big! The demo offers two levels from the full game, called Welcome to the Strip (tutorial level) and King of the Hill (2nd level). Read more for download links ...

'F/A-18 Operation Iraqi Freedom' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graphic Simulations has released a demo for their modern combat flight sim F/A-18 Operation Iraqi Freedom. This demo features one playable mission along with the same five minute in-game replay demonstration as in the earlier rolling demo (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Highway to the Reich' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Highway to the Reich is based on the critically acclaimed Airborne Assault engine and covers the entire Market Garden operation, from the three separate landing zones to the drive by XXX Corps to unify them all before the German counterattack could succeed. The Airborne Assault game engine revolutionizes wargaming. This design allows the player to choose how much to delegate to subordinates and what to handle personally, without the usual concern involved with leaving formations in the computer's hands. Realistic command delays and supply procedures are integrated with meticulous order of battle and equipment research to allow the player to experience combat and command challenges that are remarkably true to history.

'LoTR: War Of The Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for some new screens ...

'Mario Party 5' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tons of surprises await you! Have fun with everyone's favourite characters as well as some new ones making their debut in this classic game. Mario Party 5 has many new game boards, more than 60 new mini-games, new playable characters, an expanded one-player mode and, of course, the multi-player madness that made it famous in the first place. This sequel extends Mario Party's reign as the king of the party game! Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Bionicle' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and LEGO Interactive today announced that Bionicle, a fast-paced action adventure platform title based on one of the LEGO Company’s most successful toy lines of recent years, is now available for the PS2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. The PC-CD version of the game is scheduled for release on October 28, and will include special features that deliver a more life-like experience to consumers with PCs based on the Intel Pentium4 Processor with HT Technology.

'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames Publishing today announced that this Halloween’s most anticipated horror game, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Based on the classic film, Nosferatu combines first-person shooter action with shocking horror elements in a gothic castle setting ridden with deadly, nightmarish vampires. Nosferatu has an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Delayed Until Early 2004

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is committed to producing quality games for its customers and fans. We have listened to our community and the concerns they have voiced about the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 franchise on the PC. In keeping with our dedication to create excellent products, the mission pack for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword, will now be releasing in early 2004. This later release date will allow for us to develop the top quality game we know our fans have come to expect from Ubisoft.

'Lords of EverQuest' Enters Exclusive Closed Beta

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that its next-generation Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game Lords of EverQuest has entered the exclusive closed beta stage of development with 500 fortunate testers getting the first hands-on time with the game. Over the course of beta, up to 15,000 testers will be allowed into the beta program to test and help with balancing the online multiplayer gameplay. Lords of EverQuest is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this fall and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.