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'Gothic II: Night Of The Raven' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic II just started appearing on shelves in the UK, not available in North America yet, but Piranha games does not rest and is hard at work on the Gothic II addon, supposebly named Night Of The Raven or maybe RavenNight. On top of that they are also working on a full fledge sequel Gothic III. German gamers can expect the Gothic II addon in stores early August, the rest of the world will most likely have to wait a while longer. In the meantime, check these new screens ...

All-Star Cast Voices 'Battlestar Galactica' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To help voice its upcoming space shooter, Battlestar Galactica, Vivendi Universal Games announced today an all-star cast of actor. The talent signed to lend voices to the highly-anticipated game includes Dirk Benedict and Richard Hatch, who starred as hotshot Viper pilots Starbuck and Apollo in the original television series, as well as Dwight Schultz, known for his roles as 'Howling Mad' Murdock on the A-Team and Lieutenant Barclay on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Kristanna Loken, who plays the T-X in the theatrical release, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Infinium Labs' Partners With 'Gigex'

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today announced that Gigex, the leading promotion and marketing service for interactive entertainment, will be the exclusive distribution partner for the online video unveiling of the Phantom Game Console. The video unveiling will take place at midnight ET, Sunday, Aug. 17, at www.phantom.net and www.gigex.com/phantom.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) Release Date Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that "Project Gotham Racing 2" for Xbox will be available in North America on November 18. In addition to the all-new Kudos ranking system, tons of hot cars and cities to explore and a massive list of authentic music tracks, "PGR2" also defines the Xbox Live experience. "PGR2" is built from the ground up for seamless online experiences in both Solo Play and Multiplayer modes. Players can get updated scores, scoreboard changes, Live Ghosts and challenges in real-time as they play.

Microsoft Buys Rights to 3DO 'High Heat' Game

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. said on Friday it acquired the rights to the "High Heat" baseball video game franchise from bankrupt software publisher 3DO Co. The company did not immediately disclose the purchase price. 3DO's assets were sold at a bankruptcy auction in San Francisco on Thursday. When the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 28, it said it would try to sell its assets. Microsoft already has its own baseball game, "Inside Pitch," for its Xbox but game critics have long considered 3DO's "High Heat" as the best among numerous competitors.

'Rise Of Nations' - Update Patch Beta Test

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big Huge Games sent out notice announcing that they are looking for beta testers to try out an upcoming patch for their RTS game Rise of Nations (thanks HomeLAN). If you are interested you can sign up for the beta test right here, or read more for a detailed list of what fixes to expect in the update patch.

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4' (PC/MAC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC and Macintosh gamers can now experience the ultimate skating challenge with the release of Activision Inc.'s Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 video game. The multi-platform game was developed by Beenox and published by Aspyr. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 lets players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other professional skateboarders as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Worms 3D - Trailer
  • Commandos 3 - Trailer


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

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News