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'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'ESPN College Hoops' (PS2/Xbox) Signs College Athletes

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames announced today that T.J. Ford, Naismith and Wooden Award winner from the University of Texas, will be the spokesperson and cover athlete for the upcoming ESPN Videogames college basketball title, ESPN College Hoops. Chosen in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, T.J. Ford's leadership, hard-working nature, and winning attitude made him a natural selection to represent ESPN Videogames entry into college basketball. ESPN College Hoops delivers all the high drama, miraculous buzzer-beaters, tear-soaked heartaches and proud pageantry of "The Big Dance" with this new release. ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studio.

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced that WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain for the PlayStation®2 is now available at top retail outlets nationwide. Created exclusively for PlayStation 2 by Yuke's Co., Ltd. of Japan, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain is the next installment in one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $350 million in the U.S. since 1999.

'NFL Blitz Pro' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced today that NFL Blitz Pro, the reinvented iteration of the popular NFL Blitz videogame franchise, ships today for the PlayStation2.

'Battlestar Galactica' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games is counting-down to the launch of its action-packed space shooter, Battlestar Galactica, with the announcement that the game has gone gold and will ship to North American retailers on November 18th for the PS2and Xbox. Set 40 years before the events of the classic TV series, Battlestar Galactica follows the adventures of fledgling Viper pilot, Ensign William Adama on his fist assignment onboard the Galactica.

'There' Officially Launches - Free Trail Version Available

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marking the end of five years of development including a nine-month, large-scale public beta test, There, Inc. today announced the broad consumer availability of its innovative online 3D world. There is the first online getaway that combines the power of chat with the fun and excitement of online games. Found at www.there.com, consumers can sign up now for a 14-day free trial -- no credit card required -- with an option to buy a There membership for as little as $4.95/month with a one time $19.95 activation fee. Read more for details ...

'Call Of Duty' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has officially released the second demo for their upcoming World War 2 FPS Call Of Duty featuring the "Dawnville" map, which in the full game follows right after the previous "Burnville" Call of Duty is an intense first-person action game that allows players to experience the movie-like intensity and gripping combat of World War II as never before – through the eyes of ordinary soldiers, fighting as part of a squad through the chaos of battle. Read more for download links ...

'Top Angler' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's quick to learn, yet hard to master and you don't need to be a fishing enthusiast to enjoy this addictive game. Top Angler is packed with innovations that allow the player to always have 'a good day of fishing.' Along with the many levels of play, Top Angler has a 'deep' interactive tackle box with over 36 lures, real pole action/response, a zoom view feature, and an enhanced 'live well' feature that shows cumulative weight, type of fish caught and lures used. It also boasts real-time scenery and weather, light and temperature changes as well as the split screen 'fight/underwater' view.

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy game unlike any other fantasy strategy title that you’ve ever played. On the surface it may seem familiar; after all you’re raising armies, conquering enemy lands, and wielding powerful spells. Scratch deeper though and you’ll soon find that Dominions 2 introduces a depth that will satisfy even the most hardcore strategy gamer. The Dominions 2 demo features two scenarios, Aran and The Desert Eye. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 4 tasty new screens ...