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'Morrowind: Game of the Year' (Xbox) Headed to Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that it has begun manufacturing The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year (GotY) edition for the Xbox and expects the title to be in stores early next week. The Morrowind GotY includes the original Morrowind, along with content from the two Morrowind expansions: Tribunal and Bloodmoon. This new product will allow gamers to continue their existing games of Morrowind and experience the new quests and areas offered by the expansions.

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' Ships Early December

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Artifact Entertainment today announced that Horizons: Empire of Istaria will ship to retail outlets nationwide on December 9th. The highly anticipated massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game was previously scheduled to release in November. The extra time will allow Artifact Entertainment to continue to make optimizations and improvements to the game in order to provide one of the most compelling MMO experiences this holiday season. Available for PC, Horizons: Empire of Istaria 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.

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the latest patch for Battlefield 1942. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.5 and adresses a slew of fixes such as the cd swap issue a lot of people were complaining about, and several additions (including the Invasion of the Philippines conquest map). Read more for download links ...

'Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2' Flies To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has begun shipping Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, an ultra-realistic flight simulation racing game. Retailing for approximately $30, the PC game will be on store shelves this week.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Crash Nitro Kart - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm - Trailer
  • The Westerner - Trailer
  • Mission Impossible: Operation Surma - Trailer
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Epic Games announced today that the release date for Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's smash Unreal Tournament 2003, has been moved to February 2004. The game was previously slated for release during the 2003 Holiday season.

'Asterix & Obelix XXL' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Asterix & Obelix are returning in style on next-generation consoles, with an XXL game in which they battle up to 70 Romans at a time. Asterix & Obelix XXL makes full use of the technical features of new consoles to produce an extraordinary image of the universe of Asterix and Obelix, through 6 gigantic levels and 49 challenges, each more astounding than the next. Read more for screens...

Ubisoft Brings 'PlanetSide: Core Combat' To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it is has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to publish PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for the popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide. PlanetSide has already attracted more than 60,000 subscribers worldwide. The expansion will focus on alien technology discovered deep in underground caverns, adding more vehicles, weapons and battlegrounds under the planet Auraxis. PlanetSide: Core Combat will be released on the 21st November 2003. Read more for details & screens ...

'MTX: Mototrax' (PS2) Playable Demo On 'Tony Hawk's Underground'

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will get an extra dose of adrenaline pumping action when Activision releases a one-level demo of its upcoming MTX: Mototrax game on Tony Hawk's Underground for the PS2. MTX Mototrax, which will be available in Spring 2004, delivers the fastest, most complete racing game ever by offering a non-linear career mode that challenges players to master motocross, supercross and freestyle using authentic equipment and deep customization options that allow players to create their ultimate MX experience. The MTX: Mototrax demo includes both a single player and multiplayer race and gives gamers a chance to score themselves an exclusive cheat code for Tony Hawk's Underground.

Play As Snoop Dogg In 'True Crime: Streets Of L.A.' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that Snoop Dogg, the "Dogg Father" of hip-hop, is an unlockable, playable character in the company's upcoming True Crime: Streets of L.A. videogame. When players unlock his character in "Dogg Patrol" mode they can play as Snoop and roll through the streets in a custom convertible, complete with hydraulics, while looking for random crimes to solve and criminals to take down. Read more for details and screens or check our recent True Crime preview!