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'Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most talked-about game of the year took a major step towards retail availability as AGETEC, Inc. today announced that Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color for the PlayStation2 has gone gold. Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color is on schedule to ship nationwide on June 24. If you are like me, and never heard of this game, read more for details ...

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

'The Italian Job' (Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos sends word that the Xbox version of 'The Italian Job' has gone gold and is expected in stores June 24th (as well as the PS2 version). The Italian Job lets gamers recapture the high-octane thrills of the blockbuster movie. Taking on the role of Charlie Croker and his gang members, you are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists ever. Now you and your team of professional thieves must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this, you need to create the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempt your getaway in super-charged new MINI Coopers. Read more for a few new screens ...

'RainBow Six 3: Raven Shield' - New Update Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft let us know that the latest and greatest Raven Shield patch v1.3 is on its way out the door! The powers that be also told us that we can except to see it tomorrow morning. So what exactly does the patch do, you ask? Well for starters :
  • Much improved framerate during firefights
  • A new "Ban" multiplayer system linked to individual user CD Keys
  • Full ASE support
  • And of course, the usual batch of bug fixes, etc...


  • This is just the tip of the iceberg. We'll have the release notes available shortly so stay tuned! In a related note, it also came to our attention that Ubisoft and Even Balance have reached an agreement to integrate Punkbuster into Raven Shield. Both teams are hard at work to ensure that cheats and hacks will become a thing of the past. The patch will be available in the next few weeks, and we will keep you posted ...

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced Lost Dungeons of Norrath, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. This full-sized expansion will focus on the exploration of more than forty dynamic dungeons, with the main emphasis being placed on single group content. New technology and design ideas have been implemented that will allow players to work their way through dungeons individually tailored to the strength of their group. Lost Dungeons of Norrath will be available fall 2003 in limited quantities at retail and as a secure digital download from SOE.

'Charlie's Angels' (NGC/PS2) - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's greatest secret weapon is being unleashed for the first time on videogame consoles as Natalie, Dylan, Alex and Bosley unite once again for an all-new, action-packed adventure. Incorporating a completely new and unique storyline, the Angels will go undercover to unravel a worldwide mystery and foil the devious plans of a criminal mastermind threatening to steal the world's most famous monuments. Earlier today we had some new screens and now we have a new trailer showing off some in game action (especially Cameron Diaz'z famous ass wigglin scene!) mixed with familiar looking movie blurb's, converted to WMV for your convenience... Read more for download links ...

RockStar & Capcom Bring 'Grand Theft Auto 3' To Japan

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Capcom Co., Ltd. to localize, publish and distribute the blockbuster title Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PlayStation2 and PC in Japan. Grand Theft Auto 3 is scheduled for release in the Japanese market in Fall 2003.

GMX Secures European Rights To 'Prince Of Qin'

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC RPG title – Prince of Qin Gold. "The previous version of the game sold almost 200,000 copies worldwide, we intend to make this version just as successful." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. Read more for details ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out the new screens & art...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the 6 new screens ...