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'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores on 21st May for an estimated retail price of £19.99 (UK). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

Silent Storm: Sentinels - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for some new screens ...

'America's Army' (PS2/Xbox) Coming To The Console!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and the U.S. Army, the world's premier land force, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement to develop and publish games based on the U.S. Army's industry leading America's Army game. This historic agreement marks the first time that the U.S. Army has ever exclusively licensed its brand to a game maker and will dramatically expand the reach of America's Army to the vast console game market.

'Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition will be Sports Interactive's first non-football game, and is due to be released in late Q1 2004. The game will feature a detailed and realistic game engine with in-depth ice hockey content including numerous leagues, players with detailed statistics and personalities and full management features for trading, drafts and transactions. Read more for some screens ...

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of original game. It offers four new campaigns, covering dramatic events that took place in Daenmor long before the Shadow of Warlock spread over the land. The player will discover the mysteries of the Order of the Keepers, confront treacherous plans of the elves, lead vengeful Orcs to the battle, oppose the creatures of Chaos, and of course the darkness will raise its flag over the green hills of Daenmor under his command.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League is a new kind of game, combining Real-Time Strategy, RPG and Sports. In a fantasy heroic universe Chaos League offers new game-play possibilities. Don’t look for notions of fair-play or the command “Help opponent back on his feet” because they don’t exist ! However, if you’ve been longing to find in a sport’s game such commands as “Stamp”, “High Facial Kick”, “Holding on the Ground”, “Force Passage” or “Ball of Fire” …. Then at last you’ve found the game of your dreams. Read more for new screens ...

NVIDIA Announces The 'GeForce 6' Series

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation introduced today the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 models of graphics processing units (GPUs) for high-performance desktop computers. The NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series, which includes the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra and GeForce 6800.

'The Stalin Subway' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths...

'Ghost Recon 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Teaser Site

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2is the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling modern military shooter that changed the online multiplayer experience for both PC and console fans around the world. Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future. Ubisoft has just launched a pretty blank Ghost Recon 2 teaser page...

Ubisoft Goes Ape With 'King Kong'

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

By now we all know that Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has been tapped to do a remake of the classic King Kong movie. Starring Adrien Brody from "The Piano" and not comedian Jack Black (recently seen in The School Of Rock), Gamespot got the confirmation from Ubisoft people that they are indeed publishing (or maybe also developing?) a game based on the movie, to coincide with the theatrical release, somewhere in 2005. No specific details are available at this time, but with E3 drawing closer we hopefully won't have to wait much longer.