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'Manhattan Chase' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After yesterday's Street Racing demo, dutch developer Team6 has now released one for their other car racing game, Manhattan Chase, which lets you choose between the brave side of the police, or the evil side of the criminals. In short: Chase, or be chased! During (story-based) destructive chases you can use several weapons such as rockets, homing missiles, chainguns, grenades, mines, firedragon and even... an airstrike! Everything is allowed in the chase! Read more for download links ...

'The Matrix Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off. Currently being developed for the PC by Monolith Productions and EON Entertainment, the company owned by the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy...

'Trivial Pursuit Unhinged' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today shipped the Trivial Pursuit Unhinged videogame, based on the most popular trivia game in the world, for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox to videogame retailers nationwide. The famous trivia game comes to life on console with innovative online play, multimedia clips and entertaining question topics that are presented by six celebrity hosts from both television and movies.

'Spartan' Ready For North American Release

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Graphsim Entertainment and developer Slitherine announce a publishing agreement for the North American release of Spartan, a new turn-based strategy game from an award-winning developer of strategy classics.

Macrovision Will Host 'E3 Hacker University'

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Macrovision Corporation announced that it will hold a first-of-its-kind "Hacker University" at this year's E3 Conference in Los Angeles – a workshop that will allow games developers to learn the tools and techniques hackers use to create "free" games and how Macrovision's SafeDisc Security API technology can be implemented to minimize this threat.

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneverability and speed. Check the 'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' website, or read more to check out the screens ...

Shrapnel Games Signs 'Salvo' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An oft-neglected era, the age of sail has produced only a few computer games over the years, much to the disappointment of would-be Horatio Hornblowers everywhere. Because of this it is with great excitement that Shrapnel Games would like to announce the signing of Spruegames, a new independent developer who will be joining our award- winning lineup with the imminent release of Salvo.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay will be available on Xbox.

iGames Game Centers Host 'Call of Duty' League

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and iGames announced today that the best-selling and award-winning Call of Duty, the gritty, cinematic first person action thriller from Infinity Ward, has been added to iGames competitive league play and is now featured throughout its gaming centers nationwide.