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'Agon' - First Episode Released

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Private Moon Studios is proud to announce the release of the first episode of AGON, the London scene. The true adventure game that comes in fourteen downloadable episodes over a period of two years starts in the British Museum, London. The first episode was released on 3 September, and can be downloaded from the official Agon website. For those who have purchased the first episode, the website provides additional entertainment. Between episodes numerous documents will be published in the Illustrated Agon Club that follow Professor Hunt's journey in real time, and provide details about a rich background story. Users who carefully delve into these documents may realise that there are more layers to the game, and may come to different conclusions at the end of the fourteen episodes. The Club will be refreshed weekly over the next two years.

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (Xbox) Coming in December

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action-adventure video game will for available for the Xbox in December 2003. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is Developed by Genki Co., Ltd. under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics’ Academy Award winning movie. Read more for details and check out some new trailers...

'Chrome' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Italian publisher Cidiverte has released an English demo for Techland's upcoming sci-fi shooter Chrome. The demo features a tutorial and one full level (thanks Tiscali). Read more for download links ...

'Knights of Honor' - Info & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios has revealed some details on the menus and harbors that will features in their upcoming medieval RTS Knights of Honor. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne' Coming In October

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games' products planned for release in the fourth quarter include the launch of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, the sequel to the hit franchise that has sold over 4 million units since its debut in 2001. The title will launch on PC, and will be in stores in North America on October 15th, with PlayStation2 and Xbox versions planned for release in the first quarter.

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. It is easy to start playing the game but there are a lot of new options to explore. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Wings Of Honour' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the intrigue of battle assignments with the thrill of in-your-face action, this dynamic game is a unique mix of both the adventure and flight sim genres. From air battles and breath taking 30 aircraft dog fights to bombing and spy missions Aces WW I - working title provides the kind of action packed gameplay that is guaranteed to satisfy both flight sim specialists and the wider gaming fraternity. Read more for details and screens ...

'Madden NFL 2004' Shatters Record With 2 Million Units Sold In 3 Weeks

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that based on internal tracking, two football titles launched in July and August have broken records. Madden NFL 2004 has sold through more than two million units in just over three weeks. NCAA Football 2004 has sold through close to one million units.

'Homeworld 2' - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that, in conjunction with Relic Entertainment, it will release a sneak-peak to Homeworld(r)2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game, tomorrow. The demo will include looks at both the single- and multi-player campaigns of Homeworld 2, including the tutorial mission, two single-player missions, and two multiplayer missions, which will be playable over both LAN and the GameSpy network.