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Pre-Order Halo and Get Bonus Offers

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2003 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announces that a free bonus comes with each pre-order of Halo for Windows at EB Games or GameStop. Pre-orders at EB Games come with the top-selling "Halo: The Flood" novel, and at GameStop: an exclusive Master Chief three-inch action figure. Halo for Windows ships in North America in September 2003 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.)

'Once Upon A Knight' Coming To The US

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. has announced that Once Upon A Knight (also known as KnightShift), a fantasy-based interactive PC game, is in development and will ship to retail stores in September. Once Upon A Knight combines the best elements of real-time-strategy (RTS) action and role-playing-game (RPG) adventure into a unique and exciting game set in a brilliantly rendered setting where players battle evil, save damsels and are generally noble and just.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • The Hobbit - Trailer
  • Middle-Earth Online - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just when you thought you'd covered it all -- five massive continents, the moon, and the homes of the Gods themselves -- a new series of adventures leads you into some of Norrath's greatest sources of speculation and mystery. Discover EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath, the sixth expansion for the world’s biggest Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, EverQuest. Read on to get the scoop and view some concept art and screenshots ...

'PlanetSide: Core Combat' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for its popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide. PlanetSide launched on May 19, 2003 and has already attracted more than 60,000 subscribers. The expansion will focus on alien technology discovered deep in underground caverns, adding more vehicles, weapons and battlegrounds under the planet Auraxis. PlanetSide: Core Combat will be available this October at retail and as a secure digital download from SOE. Read more for details and some concept art ...

'EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers expands the rich, vibrant fantasy world of Norrath with uncharted territories to explore, new items and spells to acquire, fierce creatures to battle, and a new playable race, the Ogres. Frontiers features unlimited adventure across a vast online game world as well as new features for existing players, such as completely redesigned graphics, a new race and class, and higher levels of experience. Take a peek at some of the latest screens ...

'Hostile Intent' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Hostile Intent'' centers around a secret organization called Leviathan and takes gamers to several real-life hot spots across the world -- Iraq, North Korea, Columbia. Featuring an inhouse developed engine, going by the most original name "Hostile Intent Engine", it allows "deformable landscapes.'' You can blow up anything and everything and it also allows infinite landscape generation. All sounds very promising, so read more to check out some new screens ...

'Lords of EverQuest' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game. By capitalizing on the rich history, detailed characters and literally hundreds of monsters found in EverQuest, and building upon successful feature sets of the RTS genre, Lords of EverQuest creates a revolutionary gaming experience. Check out some news screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!