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'Besieger' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Real-Time 3D Strategy, Besieger is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. As well as the bloody battles, each player must build, protect and attack fortified citadels. This demo offers 2 single player campaigns where gamers play as either a Viking or a Cimmerian, and 4 multiplayer modes including Siege, Death Match, Artifact and Battle. Read more for download links ...

'Spider-Man 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a demo for The Fizz Factor's Unreal-powered action/adventure game Spider-Man 2. This beta demo features a tutorial and several missions from the full game (thanks 3DGamers). This Spider-Man 2 version was not scheduled for PC release, but ported by The Fizz Factor for promotional purposes only. Read more for download links ...

'Athens 2004: The Olympic Games' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Eurocom in close cooperation with ISM and the Organising Committee of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games to ensure the authenticity of the game, Athens 2004 will capture the excitement and realism of the 2004 Olympic Games on PlayStation 2. Scheduled for release in July 2004 just prior to the start of the next Olympic Games in August. Read more for a big batch of new screens ...

Paramount Signs John Woo To Direct 'Rainbow Six' Movie

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After John Woo earlier bought the right to Nintendo's Metroid, as well as Spy Hunter (starring The Rock, expected in 2005), Paramount has now officially approached John Woo to direct yet another new movie based on Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise. Speculations whether we will also see familiar book/game characters as John Clark and Domingo Chavez are still pu in the air, no possible names for actors are mentioned at this point.

'Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that a new Xbox action-strategy game, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, is in development by Phantagram and is heading to retail shelves in fall 2004. The first Xbox Live-enabled action-strategy game to blend large-scale strategic battles with fast and fierce hand-to-hand combat, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders takes players to the forefront of an epic battleground.

'Madden NFL 2005 Collector's Edition' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that a special collector’s edition of Madden NFL 2005 will be available when the regular Madden NFL 2005 launches to celebrate 15 years of the best-selling sports franchise in North America. Read more for details ...

'O~3 Entertainment' Brings 'Torrente' To North America

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O~3 Entertainment today announced plans to publish, "Torrente," an irreverent, darkly comic action shooter for PC in North America and South America. Developed in Madrid, Spain by Virtual Toys in partnership with Cinemaware, and based on the top-grossing films of the same name, Torrente is a fascist, sexist, racist, drunk, and dirty cop who soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between drug cartels and the Mafia. Now he must blast his way through street thugs and hit men battling for control over Madrid's seedy underworld.

'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces a stunning soundtrack for ShellShock: Nam '67 with an explosion of groovy original tracks to help create the atmosphere of sixties Vietnam. Percy Sledge, Sonny and Cher, Roy Orbison, The Monkees, The Small Faces, John Lee Hooker and The Troggs, among, others will all be providing tracks in the game to recreate the spirit of base camp.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

'Sly 2: Band of Thieves' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sly 2: Band of Thieves is a comic crime caper, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PlayStation2. Created by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch Productions, Sly 2: Band of Thieves incorporates many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including award winning toon-shaded animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters, and highly interactive worlds. Read more to check out some new screens ...