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'Hollow' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hollow is an intense rollercoaster through four distinct worlds with a compelling story, excellent graphics, breakthrough immersion system with psychometrics, and numerous innovative gameplay features. Hollow is a first person action totally nonlinear game with playtime of about 25 hours in 23 unique episodes. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's time to swing into action as legendary explorer Pitfall Harry in Activision, Inc.'s Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, the latest installment in the company's flagship Pitfall franchise. Gamers will use Harry's wit, athleticism and a knapsack of adventure gear to conquer evil foes in more than 50 obstacle-filled levels set in the lush jungles, dark caverns, and ancient Incan ruins of the South American jungle. Pitfall: The Lost Expedition has been rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available in North American retail stores for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and on the Game Boy Advance for $29.99.

'Dreamfall' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom was recently awarded a grant from the Norwegian Film Fund to partially finance the development of Dreamfall, the long-awaited follow-up to The Longest Journey. The Norwegian government has, for the first time, actively endorsed game development, marking a welcome shift in the cultural acceptance of computer games as a medium comparable to film and television.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. TDK has released a final demo for Cauldron's 3rd person action/adventure title Conan featuring the same 2 levels set to Kordava city at night and to one of the towers with updated/optimized code. Read more for download links ...

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.10 and addressing some multiplayer bugs ,adds a new difficulty level, more bindstone etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Poacher' Hunting For A Publisher - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is very dependant on the player's stealth ability. The animals are far from defenseless, and therein lay's the challenge! The hunter is often the hunted and lack of caution will lead you to a quick end. Before you know it a tiger has you in its claws, or an elephant is using you as a doormat. The animals in Poacher are very dangerous, and the player is in constant peril. Small note folks, Tigers like to attack from behind, and you'll never see it coming....

'Spooks' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BBC Multimedia, BBC Worldwide's software publishing business, is set to take the BAFTA-award winning drama Spooks to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. It's the first time a BBC drama has been developed into a computer game. The multi-format title, developed by BBC Multimedia's in-house studio, Gamezlab, will be launched in Autumn 2004, and feature all the main characters from the TV series.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox and PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xfire To Be Bundled With 'Savage: Battle For Newerth' Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., today announced thhat S2Games will be bundling Xfire with the Savage: The Battle for Newerth Demo version 2.0 due out in a few days. Xfire (http://www.xfire.com ) is an IM designed for gamers that shows players when, what games, and where their friends are playing online. With one click, users can instantly join their friends' games.