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'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone videogame for next-generation consoles has shipped to stores. Harry Potter fans can now experience the magic of Harry's first year at Hogwarts with next-gen graphics and updated gameplay, including features, spells, and creatures new to this adventure.

'Manhunt' (PS2) Gets Banned In New Zealand

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Manhunt, a computer video game that encourages players to kill everyone in sight in ever more gruesome ways has become the first such product to be banned in New Zealand. The Office of Film and Literature Classification has banned Manhunt, a DVD-ROM console game produced in Playstation 2 format, from distribution in the country. Read more for details ...

'Northland' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trisynergy has decided that after internal discussions they realized that they have an almost unknown but very good game on their hands and they just didn’t want to see it get lost in the plethora of big name titles that comes out at this time of year. Also, Trisynergy doesn't believe it belongs in the, "let’s release it and hope it sells around the holiday" category. Trisynergy says "Northland is a good game and should be released at a time when it can get the attention it deserves. Accordingly, the new release date will be Feb. 2004." In the meantime you can always check out the demo.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these new screens ..

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check the new screens ...

GMX Media Signs '8th Wonder Of The World' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Adventure-Strategy title – 8th Wonder in most European territories, North America and Asia. "We are glad to bring this great title to the market." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. “We’ve had so much fun play-testing it.”

'Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is Real-Time Tactical game in full 3D with highly realistic graphics, real time shadows, localised damage effects, explosions, weather effects and much more. Missions range from recon operations in the desert and escort missions to large-scale sieges of desert fortresses. All missions start with a briefing, a recap of the historical background and a management phase.

'Caribbean Crisis' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1C and G5 Software companies will develop a new 3D RTS on motives of the Caribbean crisis. Game engine will be a modified Blitzkrieg engine. But game will not carry a historical reliability, in this Caribbean crisis the USSR and the USA will exchange nuclear attacks. In game there will be 4 campaigns: for the USSR, France, Germany, China, the USA and Great Britain. Read more for a few screens ...

'C&C Generals Zero Hour' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has put up a community update for C&C Generals Zero Hour with word on the upcoming patch for the latest C&C expansion pack Zero Hour. The v1.01 patch is expected Monday the 15th (unless for some reason it gets delayed, but thats their target date) and will feature 10 new multiplayer maps and a slew of fixes, tweaks and improvements (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for a detailed fix list.