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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 9:35 a.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 :

  • Xpand Rally - Trailer


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

'Star Wars: Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Republic Commando will present a dramatic military-style action experience from the point-of-view of an elite squad member of a Republic Special Operations unit. Players will step into the role of a Commando performing precision operations deep behind enemy lines in this brutally realistic Star Wars combat experience. Star Wars: Republic Commando is scheduled for release in 2004, in the meantime check these new screens ...

Sony Online Announces 'Everquest' Engine Update

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment has exciting news for all EverQuest players. As the world of Norrath evolves and expands, so too does the technology powering EverQuest. Sony Online Entertainment is making significant upgrades to the EverQuest engine which will allow SOE to provide players with the great game, but on a much more stable and efficient platform. SOE anticipates patching in the new engine sometime during the next month or two.

'Perimeter' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. The gamer has three powers at his or her disposal: The first is terraforming. The second is being able to surround areas of land with an impenetrable force barrier generated by special perimeter units. The third power is being able to carry out military operations with the help of ground and air forces.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Monster Garage: The Game' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the hit Discovery Channel television series of the same name, "Monster Garage The Game" puts players on show host Jesse James' monster team and charges them with creating a custom machine in seven days, for $3000 or less.

'Toy Strikers' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today announced Toy Strikers, the third of NCsoft-developed games following Lineage and Lineage II. The game maker has been developing Toy Strikers over the past year. Unlike its two predecessors Lineage and Lineage II, both of which are MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), Toy Strikers is a massively multiplayer shooting game, and the first product for casual gamers developed by NCsoft.

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Return from Darkness brings the acclaimed Tenchu stealth ninja series to the Xbox, delivering the most realistic ninja action-adventure game ever. Based on Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven for the PS2, Tenchu: Return from Darkness offers several new enhancements including two exclusive single-player maps, improved gameplay balance with re-tuned enemy intelligence and new enemy placement, a user-interactive training mode and Xbox Live featuring two player online co-op and versus action. Read more for some new screens ...

Jowood Financial Results Reveal 'StarGate SG1' Game

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG has completed it’s turnaround following difficulties during the business year 2002. The positive result for 2003 confirms the company’s successful restructuring and repositioning The preliminary EBIT increased to EUR 7 million (2002: EUR –42.8 million). The preliminary group result after minorities increased to EUR 3.7 million (2002: EUR –28.6 million). JoWooD has, thus, managed to achieve a sustainable profitability increase through a successful strategic and structural reorganization of the company.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News