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'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced the next phase of the top-selling video game, Dynasty Warriors 4, with the upcoming release of Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires. The Tactical Action game will be available exclusively for the PS2.

Microsoft Turns to IBM for Next Xbox Chip

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumoured and revealed by TeamXbox a few weeks ago, today Microsoft Corp. said it would turn to International Business Machines Corp. for microchip technology that it will use in the next version of its popular video game console, the Xbox. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, the world's largest software company, used a chip from the No. 1 microprocessor maker, Intel Corp., in the first version of its Xbox, which was released in 2000.

'Backyard Baseball' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and Major League Baseball have announced that Backyard Baseball for the PS2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Starring Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees newly acquired third baseman, Backyard Baseball is the newest game in the award-winning Backyard Sports franchise - the only sports series that let kids play with their favorite pro players as kid sized versions of themselves.

Bethesda Announces 'The Elder Scrolls' Series 10th Anniversary

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of its award-winning RPG series, The Elder Scrolls, and will be celebrating the event over the next month on the official Elder Scrolls web site: www.elderscrolls.com. The series, which began in 1994, helped usher in the resurgence of computer role-playing games and the series as a whole has been played by millions of gamers around the world and won hundred of awards.

'Massive Assault Network' - Trial/Demo Version Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released a fully functional trial/demo version for Massive Assault Network, an online 3D strategy game based on original Secret Allies political concept, where two commanders fight for global domination in sci-fi environment. Everyone can play the fully functional version for free until the release, set for April 13. Read more for download links ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow Of Chernobyl' - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out 12 new screens...

Developer 'Sick Puppies' Closes Down

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK developer Sick Puppies, who recently worked on 'Ghost Master', has been closed down, due to disappointing sales of their latest ghost hunting title, according to Empire Interactive. No further details are available at this point.

'Lagsters' - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lagsters is an arcade racing title, where the action takes place in closed environments - tubes. The player will be able to use a vast number of different weapons and upgrades to their cars to become the winner of one of the 32 races. The tracks are compiled into 4 different championships of the single player mode. The multiplayer mode will offer three different modes of play: 'Last Man Driving', 'Fox and Hounds' and 'Divided Glory' where up to 8 players may participate in one race.

'Myst IV: Revelation' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today revealed the critically acclaimed and best-selling Myst franchise will launch its newest adventure, Myst IV: Revelation, this fall. Peter Gabriel, world-renowned recording artist, composed an individual song to compliment the soundtrack of award-winning composer Jack Wall that creates the game's immersive and ambient soundtrack. Read more for details and screens ...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that its new boxing game, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 has begun shipping to retail locations nationwide for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. The game is published under the EA SPORTS brand and features Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Roy Jones Jr. as its cover athlete.