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'Carve' (XBox) Coming In January - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software’s Global Star publishing division is set to release Carve, an exciting new watercraft racing game for the Xbox. Featuring thrilling, water-based racing action, the title will include Xbox Live compatibility, allowing up to eight players to battle it out across the waves online, as well as up to four-player split-screen action. Carve, developed by Argonaut Games, will be available in January at an attractive retail price of $19.99. Read more for some details and screens ...

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check out some new screens ...

'Syberia 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Syberia II, the sequel of the 2002 Adventure Game of The year, is currently in development at the developer/publisher Montreal-based studios. Syberia II will be the second and final installment of Kate Walker's joint adventures with Hans Voralberg. After leaving behind all her worldly possessions with the sole purpose in joining the heir of the Voralberg family on his journey, Kate's role will undergo a remarkable change. From being the pursuant, she becomes Hans' main acolyte, his support to attain the elapsed terra firma of the mammoths. Check out these new screens ...

'The Black Mirror' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher/The Adventure company has released a demo (and walkthrough) for their recently released adventurew game giving you the change to check out the 4 levels (Ashburry Sanatorium, Puzzle, Old Mines and Afternoon in Wales) from the full game. Read more for download links ...

'Etherlords 2' - Update Patch & Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Nival Interactive's RPG title, Etherlords II. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses various multiplayer issues, bug fixes and general improvements. The Etherlords II Map Editor is designed for creating and editing single-player missions. Maps created using the Editor can be freely distributed and uploaded to the Internet. All maps are fully compatible with various language versions of the game. Read more for details and download links ...

Eidos Signs Quazal Console Multiplayer Technology

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quazal today announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Eidos to provide the Net-Z multiplayer online middleware technology for two upcoming Eidos titles on PlayStation2 and Xbox. This agreement marks the start of a longer-term relationship between Eidos and Quazal that will result in the development of further Net-Z-based titles throughout 2004. This deal represents the first in what will be a series of major announcements from Quazal over the coming months. Read more for details ...

'Warlords Battlecry III' - Official Website

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today the official Warlords Battlecry III website is live and players may now access the official Warlords Battlecry III website. The new website features an in-depth storyline, extensive overview of the new features in this series and downloads for fans that include concept art, screenshots and wallpapers. The site will also serve as the comprehensive online information hub for the latest updates on the next installment in the Battlecry series.

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft & Gas Powered Games have released a demo for Mad Doc Software's stand-alone RPG expansion Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna. There are no specifics as to what is included in this demo but no doubt it will give you the opportunity to sample a portion of the single-player campaign (thanks Blues). Read more for download links.

'Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Throne and Patriots adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations including; six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world.

'Culdcept' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel today announced that it has shipped the first US version of the highly addictive strategy game, Culdcept, for the PlayStation2. Culdcept combines the best elements of a fantasy card battling game with a tabletop tactical board game, to create a unique gaming experience that has already captivated a legion of followers in Japan.