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Microsoft Releases 'Kings & Myths: The Age Collection'

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced that a limited edition Kings & Myths: The Age Collection holiday compilation package, which includes four award-winning games, is now available at select North American retailers for an estimated retail price of $59.99 (U.S.). The compilation, which includes Age of Mythology, Age of Mythology: The Titans, Age of Empires II, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors and Sybex’s Age of Mythology Strategy Guide, will be available only at Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop. The Kings & Myths package is a great way for players to experience the finest real-time strategy titles available.

Nyko Ships 'Wireless Net Extender' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Internet gaming just got easier! Nyko Technologies has shipped its flagship product, the Wireless Net Extender, to major retail outlets and consumer electronic stores. The Wireless Net Extender allows gamers to connect their Sony Playstation 2 or Microsoft Xbox to their Internet connection, even when they are in different rooms, for cable-free Internet game play. Comprised of two small black boxes, Nyko's wireless technology is easy to use, completely plug-n-play, and provides a secure connection. Nyko's Wireless Net Extender carries a suggested retail price of $99.99.

'Mall Tycoon 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software has released the first patch for Virtual Playground/Fusion Digital's recently released 3D management/strategy game Mall Tycoon 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.021 and adresses nvidai gfx card problems and various other small bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Looney Tunes: Back In Action is a video game to be released on multiple platforms day and date with the upcoming live action feature film starring the Looney Tunes characters. The partnership marks the first time Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered to co-publish a video game title. UK-based Warthog is developing the game based on the film, which will debut in November 2003. Check out these new screens ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out these 30+ new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:48 a.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 some new screens!

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'Need for Speed Underground' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new GBA screens!