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Eidos Signs Quazal Console Multiplayer Technology

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quazal today announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Eidos to provide the Net-Z multiplayer online middleware technology for two upcoming Eidos titles on PlayStation2 and Xbox. This agreement marks the start of a longer-term relationship between Eidos and Quazal that will result in the development of further Net-Z-based titles throughout 2004. This deal represents the first in what will be a series of major announcements from Quazal over the coming months. Read more for details ...

'Warlords Battlecry III' - Official Website

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today the official Warlords Battlecry III website is live and players may now access the official Warlords Battlecry III website. The new website features an in-depth storyline, extensive overview of the new features in this series and downloads for fans that include concept art, screenshots and wallpapers. The site will also serve as the comprehensive online information hub for the latest updates on the next installment in the Battlecry series.

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft & Gas Powered Games have released a demo for Mad Doc Software's stand-alone RPG expansion Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna. There are no specifics as to what is included in this demo but no doubt it will give you the opportunity to sample a portion of the single-player campaign (thanks Blues). Read more for download links.

'Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations including; six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world.

'Culdcept' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel today announced that it has shipped the first US version of the highly addictive strategy game, Culdcept, for the PlayStation2. Culdcept combines the best elements of a fantasy card battling game with a tabletop tactical board game, to create a unique gaming experience that has already captivated a legion of followers in Japan.

'Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Ubisoft announces Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal has shipped for the PS2. Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal is an off-road racing game that thrusts players into a whirlwind ride as they drudge their way through extreme environments including stadium circuits, merciless exhibition arena, and the hairiest off-road circuits these drivers will ever experience. Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal has an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen.

'World Championship Snooker 2003' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Championship Snooker 2003 is the definitive snooker and pool simulation and brings all the tension and atmosphere of professional matches to game screens. Already a massive success on PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the full game features the World Snooker championship season, 8-ball and 9–ball pool, Quickplay fungames and John Virgo's Trickshots and online play. Read more for some screens ...

'Big Scale Racing: Gold Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher and developer BumbleBeast announces the long awaited updater Big Scale Racing, rev. 1.2. The first version has been in shops in over 50 countries around the world since August 2002. This current version will be replaced by "Big Scale Racing Gold edition", including all new elements and extensions of the updater. For registered users the updater is downloadable free of charge. Read more for details ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s up to Sonic and his pals to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman, who has returned to once again try his hand at world domination. The evil Doctor’s scheme is to steal the seven Chaos Emeralds and raise the all-powerful Chaos monster to do his bidding. Entangled in the plot of the sinister Dr. Eggman, Sonic must enlist the help of his friends Amy, Tails, Knuckles and Big to foil Eggman’s every move. As we mentioned earlier, a PC version is in the work, due to be released in Japan mid December. unfortunatly no date for other territories is known as of yet (thanks 576.hu). In the meantime, check out the Jap demo...

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. It's been a while since we had some good Horizons screens, so njoy!