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'EverQuest: Gates of Discord' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that EverQuest: Gates of Discord, the newest expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, will be available at retail stores tomorrow and will contain both a magical "in-game" item and a unique in-box gift, the Taelosian Staff (while supplies last). The retail version of Gates will carry the suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, a digital version will be available on February 10, 2004, for secure download from www.everquest.com for $29.99.

'Rise of Nations:Thrones and Patriots' Coming In April

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the award-winning real-time strategy (RTS) game for Windows, Rise of Nations, is now available at local retailers for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Now is the perfect time for gamers to pick up a game at an unbeatable price that has won several major awards, including Game of the Year and Strategy Game of the Year. The price drop comes hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots is slated for a Spring '04 release, and will allow gamers who haven't yet picked up the original to practice and prepare for this expansion pack.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - SP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 UK has released a demo for Illusion softworks third person tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. You lead a small squad of Allied soldiers deep behind enemy lines, to carry out secret missions during World War II. The demo features a single mission, 'Operation Overlord: Blade Dancer', from the full game. The dedicated server files have also been released (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Pokemon Colosseum' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this innovative game, players can upload Pokémon from their Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, and battle against friends on their televisions through Nintendo GameCube. With a collection of arenas to choose from, players can enter their Pokémon in a tournament or battle it out in four-player multi-battles, making each experience unlike the last. Players also can join with a friend to combine strengths in new two-on-two battles and demonstrate their Pokémon prowess as a team.

'Alien Blast: The Encounter' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Made by Kiddies are pleased to announce that their PC arcade shooter hit, Alien Blast – The Encounter is now available on retail shelves in North America. In this first-person arcade shoot'em-up, you must gather up all your courage to defend yourself and defeat the alien horde. Alien Blast is an exciting sci-fi action combat game for everyone.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'EQ: Gates of Discord' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with SOE to publish Gates of Discord, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, in Europe. This expansion will offer exploration of a newly discovered continent; a new class (the Berserker) and Alternate Advancement Abilities that will offer new and unique skills to master. Gates of Discord will be available February 12th 2004 in Europe, only 72 hours after the American release. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'World Tour Soccer 2005' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Tour Soccer 2005 prides itself on being built from the ground up with the die-hard international soccer gamer and fan in mind. With more than 900 international and league teams from around the globe, 18,700 players from 30 divisions and 22 leagues, 989's game aims to capture the size and popularity of international soccer. Read more to check out a few screens ...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play* for the PlayStation 2 console via EA SPORTS Nation.

'Burnout 3' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and UK-based developer Criterion Games, today announced a development and publishing partnership for the upcoming title Burnout 3. The latest title in the critically acclaimed Burnout series is slated for worldwide release in September 2004 for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read more for details and the first screens ...