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Atari To Publish 'Horizons'

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that it will publish Artifact Entertainment's "Horizons," one of the most closely-followed and highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) in years. Currently in development for the PC by Artifact Entertainment, Horizons will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger.

'Lionheart' - Delayed

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to a post on the BlackIsle forum by PR guru Jessica Urquhart, Lionheart is scheduled for release on August 12, 2003. The original date set was April, so there is no specific reason why the game is delayed for almost 6 months ... Read the forum post.

'Heroes Of M&M4' & 'Gathering Storm' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week 3DO released new patches for the North American versions of 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV' and its 'The Gathering Storm' expansion pack to v3.0, this week it is time for the UK version. Just like the US version, note that you must update to version 2.2 before applying this patch. Read more for download links...

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain explodes onto the PS2 as the latest chapter of the Syphon Filter storyline with edge of your seat offline and online action. The newest installment in the multi-million unit selling series offers sophisticated and highly intelligent AI, richly detailed worlds, an enhanced character customization system and groundbreaking cooperative, peer-to-peer online gameplay. Read more for details & screens ...

'Sea Dogs II' (PC/Xbox) Development Suspended

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLan that the development of Akella's "Sea Dogs II" has been suspended and that title will not be released this year. We want everyone who had been looking forward to Sea Dogs II to be aware that Pirates of the Caribbean offers outstanding role-playing gameplay in a similar setting. Since Bethesda just announced their new 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and judging that Akella is also the developer on that product, it would be safe to say that the game just got "renamed" (thanks Bluesnews).

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits more than 50 of Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions. The game also delivers new innovations with real three-on-three tag team matches and numerous modes of play.

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. Whether you play in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps - Panzers gives you real-time combat rampages in awesome 3D graphics. Create your combat force from over 100 finely detailed units, from a flame-throwing squad over a Soviet Stalin Organ rocket launcher through to a German Koenigstiger battle tank. You are the commander - demolish your enemy by using your skills in war strategy. Experience the nerve-jangling thrill of strategic gaming - in Panzers!

'Legion Gold' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that Legion Gold, the newest edition of the high-level strategy game, has gone gold. Legion Gold is a revolutionary, high-level strategy game that incorporates both strategic and tactical elements in a unique Roman Empire adventure. At the strategic level, players control vast armies and attempt to carve an Empire, and at the tactical level, they position their armies and make use of the best formations to achieve victory. Read more for details ...

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' - Website Goes Live

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that the website for their highly anticipated upcoming Real-Time Tactical game, Nexagon: Deathmatch has gone live. The Nexagon: Deathmatch website will feature tons of info on the game and other goodies. Game Overview, History of the Nexagon, Game Rules ,Sanctum description (this is your fortress), Forum links, Screenshots, Unit Description (describes the units that make up the Thralls, including attacks, abilities and stats). The website will also feature three mp3 music tracks and 10 wallpapers available for download. Also, check out our Nexagon preview!

Bethesda To Publish 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks and Disney Interactive today announced that Bethesda Softworks will publish a Pirates of the Caribbean video game for the Xbox, PlayStation2, and PC. Inspired by one of this summer's most anticipated blockbusters, the game will bring swashbuckling adventures and rich worlds to Xbox and PC this June, and to PS2 at a later date. Read more for details and screens