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'Call Of Duty' - Demo Coming Friday Night

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 10:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well well ... Power to the people! This just rolled in from the Activision PR department! "The recent reaction to the upcoming Call of Duty demo has caught us here at Activision by surprise. We're appreciative and excited about of the high level of enthusiasm the game has received throughout the gaming community. Due to the tremendous demand for the demo – we are answering the call by not only making the demo freely available to all gamers at the same time, but early – This Friday Night - just in time for the long weekend. Gamespy has been a great partner - working with us so that we can make our fans happy and give them a taste of a game they're clearly excited about. The demo will be available across the net on fan and gaming coverage sites, including GameSpy's FilePlanet. We think you'll love Call of Duty, and we can't wait for you to play the demo. Look for it Friday night!"

GarageGames Launches Bridge Construction Set

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has launched the Bridge Construction Set for Windows and Linux, previously released as Pontifex II, from Chronic Logic. The robust physics employed in the Bridge Construction Set (BCS) let you build a wide variety of bridges that can span the river. The 3D graphics allow you to view your bridge from any angle including a first person train view.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In True Crime: Streets of L.A., players assume the role of rogue Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that has turned the City of Angels into a war zone. Read more to check out a bunch of new PS2 screens!

X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Pro Evolution Soccer 3' Announced For PC

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 3, the latest in its incredibly successful football series, is to be released for PC in November 2003. With the Pro Evolution Soccer series rightly regarded as the pinnacle of console football titles, Konami's is bringing its skills to PC, to ensure that Pro Evolution Soccer 3 becomes the definitive football experience for the format. The PC game will boast all the gameplay advances seen in the accompanying PlayStation 2 release, but will enjoy a greater level of aesthetic detail.

'SimCity 4' Fans Get 'Rush Hour' Rebate

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack (Requires SimCity 4 or SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition to play) will be available in North America for a suggested retail price of $19.99. Existing SimCity 4 users will be eligible for a rebate of $10.00 (mail in rebate) when they purchase SimCity 4 Rush Hour. "The dedication of our fans is a major part of SimCity’s success," said Lucy Bradshaw, Vice President of PC production for Maxis, a division of Electronic Arts. "We’re offering our loyal fans this rebate to thank them for their support, feedback, and continued energy." Customers will need to mail in the coupon, bar code, and receipt of purchase of SimCity 4 Rush Hour. Pre-orders are available here.

Open Letter on 'Call of Duty' demo

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After failed discussions with Activision, the following websites will not be carrying the Call of Duty playable demo, even after its exclusivity is over. This is due to Activision's decision to not accede to the reasonable request of making demo freely available to all game enthusiasts at the same time. Read more for details and head on over to the forum, or post in the comments section, if you wish to express your opinion ...

'Angels vs. Devils' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed over 6 months ago, Angels vs. Devils is an action game developed with the latest 3D Technologies, with great quality graphics and attention to detail. It welcomes the player to the world of interactive entertainment, where evil combats good and vice versa. Cleverly adapted by Enigma to give gamers the chance to achieve supreme domination over mankind, the gameplay offers continuous action and fun! Once started, difficult to stop…pow! wow!! pop! whew and yipee!!! And bountless more expressions…that’s how the game goes!!! Read more for some devilish screens ...

Logitech Xbox Controllers Now Available

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced that Xbox gamers can now step up the action with two new quality controllers. Announced earlier this year at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles, the Logitech Precision Controller and Logitech Thunderpad are now available online at www.logitech.com and retail outlets in the U.S. for U.S. $24.99 and U.S. $19.99, respectively. European prices and availability will be announced separately.

'Mucha Lucha: Mascaritas Of The Lost Code' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Calling all mascaritas! Dig out your favorite wrestling mask and get ready to enter the virtual ring as Ubi Soft announces plans to publish “¡Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” for the GBA. Based on the hugely popular Warner Bros. Animation series which airs on Kids’ WB!, “¡Mucha Lucha!” will place gamers into the wild, colorful world of The Foremost World-Renowned International School of Lucha. “!Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” is slated to release in the U.S. Nov18, 2003.