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Sony 2004 E3 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2004 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

E3 is over, it was great fun and we literally brought back a truckload of material, 40+ previews, trailers and hundreds of screens which we will be bringing to you over the next few days...Today we start with Sony's lineup of roughly 20 titles, check the new screens for :

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) Gets THX Certificate

by Rainier on May 15, 2004 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, the cinematic first-person action game for the Xbox, has earned the coveted "THX Certified Game" status. THX ensures that the game has the potential to deliver the immersive and compelling audio and video experience typically found in blockbuster Hollywood films. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury will be available June 22 and will offer players a gripping action movie-style experience through its unprecedented Hollywood production values and ground-breaking sound and visual effects.

'Aladdin Chess Adventures' Announced

by Rainier on May 15, 2004 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fluent Entertainment, Vivendi and Disney Interactive today announced Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures, which was showcased at this week's E3. Following up on its 2003 hit Hoyle Majestic Chess, Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures features one of Disney's most recognizable characters, Aladdin. Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures will be released in October 2004 to coincide with the DVD release of the "Platinum Edition" Ten Year Anniversary Aladdin animated feature film.

'Civilization's Dawn' Announced

by Rainier on May 15, 2004 @ 11:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announces Civilization's Dawn, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). The new title is being developed to generate revenue at retail and through online subscriptions.

KumaWar Launches 'Iran Hostage Rescue Mission Part 2'

by Rainier on May 15, 2004 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, the online game service that allows players to experience real world events through advanced gaming technology, has launched its newest mission, Iran Hostage Rescue Part 2. Based on the April 24, 1980 failed attempt to rescue 53 American hostages held in Tehran, the Iran Hostage Rescue Mission Part 2 offers players the opportunity to execute the Pentagon's actual plan to storm the American embassy and to bring the hostages home.

Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds can Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead use any means necessary to impede his progress.

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 14th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

EverQuest II (PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 14th

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.

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

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 14th

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release, The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 breakout hit 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 universe.

PC/Xbox Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Touching on some of the most familiar scenes of the war as they exist in the popular imagination, the player guides his group of fellow soldiers through the hardship and confusion of the battlefield, bonding with them as they do their duty for their country with the heroism and valor typical of the American soldier but unsung during the turbulent times.