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'Lords of the Realm III' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. A new trailer has been released showing off the game's setting and cinematic footage. Read more for download links ...

'EverQuest' (Mac) Will Soon Be Here!

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's #1 massively multiplayer online adventure has finally arrived for the Macintosh! On June 23rd Apple Macintosh users everywhere will be able to immerse themselves in what hundreds of thousands have already experienced a land with no limits to the imagination, where excitement and myth reign supreme. EverQuest for the Macintosh includes: EverQuest Classic and its first four expansions: The Ruins of Kunark, The Scars of Velious, The Shadows of Luclin and The Planes of Power.

'Half-Life 2' - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The cat is out of the bag, the NDA liften and severla previews have surfaced as expected. We got 20+ screens for your viewing pleasure, some familiar, some character art, some editor shots and others previously only seen as magazine scans but now in hi-res. Read more and check them out! If you want to check the previews, you can find them at PC.IGN, C&VG, GameSpy or Shacknews.

Vivendi's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its product line-up for the 2003 E3, a blockbuster roster of more than 30 PC, console and online-based titles covering a broad range of interactive content. Among the highly anticipated products are games based on theatrical and television licenses, including The Hulk, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, The Fast and the Furious, The Simpsons and Buffy The Vampire Slayer; brand new intellectual properties such as Metal Arms and Men of Valor; and new installments to such venerable franchises as Crash Bandicoot, Hunter: The Reckoning, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings and StarCraft. VU Games will also showcase products that will be distributed on behalf of strategic partners, including Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II from Interplay, Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis from Mythic Entertainment and Outlaw Volleyball from SSI. Read more for a summary on each title ...

MicorSoft Reveals Xbox Live Pricing

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that Microsoft has announced the pricing structure for Xbox Live that will come into effect during the third quarter of this year: Xbox Live one year renewal/subscription - $49.99, Xbox Live monthly rate - $5.99, Xbox Live Voice Communicator - $29.99, Xbox Live Starter Kit - $69.99 (contains demos, headset and one year subscription). In a brief interview with GameSpy, Xbox Live Group PR manager David Hufford suggested that Microsoft might include free trial subscriptions with certain titles that feature online play.

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shiver me timbers! "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" is the sequel to the publisher's top-selling Caribbean simulation, "Tropico." Set on a hidden pirate island and starring some of history's scurviest sea dogs, the game is scheduled to ship this fall. Strap on your boots, and get ready for the "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" beta demo. This demo allows you to play through two full scenarios (the previous beta demo only had 1 limited scenario) allowing you will cruise, raid, kidnap, and explore. Read more for download links ...

Project 3 Signs 'R.C. Cars' - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

R.C. Cars is an arcade racing game featuring radio controlled cars with high physical models.

Lynda Carter Back for More in 'Morrowind Bloodmoon'

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that actress Lynda Carter, best known for her starring role as television's "Wonder Woman", has recently completed voice work for The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. Slated to hit stores in June, Bloodmoon is the expansion pack that adds all new quests and content for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, which was named the Best RPG and Best Game of 2002 by numerous print and online publications.

Interplay And White Wolf Get Excited Over 'Exalted'

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay and White Wolf Publishing, Inc. ("White Wolf") announced today they are joining forces again to develop interactive entertainment projects based on White Wolf's second largest franchise, Exalted. The exclusive agreement with White Wolf allows Interplay to develop, publish and distribute interactive entertainment games based on the characters and fiction from the hugely popular pen and paper fantasy role-playing game and the unique art style of the Age of Sorrow universe on which it is based. Announcements regarding specific platforms and features will be released in the weeks ahead.

'The Hulk' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier this week Universal Interactive has released the playable demo for Radical Entertainment's "The Hulk". This demo sports a playable levels (as Bruce Banner) and another one as The Hulk. Read more for download links ...