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'Gotham Games' Launch Official Website

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gotham Games has officially opened its doors on the Web. The new site was launched today. Gotham’s Web site offers surfers a one-stop source for news, previews, screen shots, exclusive content, Q&As and all information on Gotham Games’ exciting lineup of products. In addition, the site includes a Flash animation game based on the current Gotham title Conflict: Desert Storm, and will soon feature additional Flash games based on the Gotham’s releases.

'Sonic Advance 2' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced that "Sonic Advance 2" has shipped and is available at retail outlets nationwide. "We are delighted to publish this sequel to the 2002 smash hit, `Sonic Advance'," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American Publishing, THQ. "`Sonic Advance 2' exemplifies SEGA's talent and devotion to the Sonic brand and THQ is thrilled to be bringing this triple-A Game Boy Advance title to North America." Read more for details ...

'Galleon' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: THE VOYAGES OF SINBAD. The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check out some new Gamecube screens ...

Fiends Takeover 'Horizons' Website

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has debuted the first website theme based on creatures from its highly anticipated PC title, Horizons. Gamers can now log on to Istaria and select the "Fiends," one of the many playable races from the forthcoming MMORPG. The new theme will change the experience and design when navigating through the game's site to reflect the world of the beautiful, horned, blue skinned offshoot of the human race. When selecting a theme, gamers will be presented with a new look and feel to the Horizons website. The standard presentation of the site can always be selected and as new designs are introduced, with the official launch of additional races, fans will be able to switch between their favorites. The themes give gamers yet another sample of the flexibility and customization Artifact Entertainment has built into the Horizons community.

Sony's Plans For Early PlayStation3 Release?

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Corp., the world's second- largest consumer-electronics maker, will introduce the PlayStation 3 video-game console this year, two years ahead of schedule, to widen its lead over rivals, the Commercial Times said, citing unidentified people at Taiwanese parts suppliers. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. of Taiwan, which assembles the PlayStation 2 for Sony, and other parts suppliers on the island will start trial production next month, the report said.

'MotoGP 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft's online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle. Read more to check out 40 new screens ...

'X2: The Threat' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer EgoSoft's upcoming X sequel, X2 : The Threat, is coming along quite nice. Today we serve up a fresh batch of 20 screens for you to enjoy!

'Top Spin' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that two-time grand slam winner Lleyton Hewitt, along with two tennis superstars yet to be disclosed, will be featured on the cover of “Top Spin,” the new Xbox tennis title set to launch in the fall of 2003. Created exclusively for Xbox by PAM, “Top Spin,” which will be Xbox Live-enabled, provides tennis fans with the ultimate on court and online tennis experience.

'Neighbours From Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While already known for severeal weeks, JoWooD Productions finally "officially" announced their new virtual gameshow title Neighbours From Hell. This innovative title is currently in development for PC CD-ROM and will be released later this year. Read more for details and screens ..

'Warrior Kings : Battles' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warrior Kings - Battles maintains the excitement that made Warrior Kings a leading RTS, but now introduces the player to a proficiency of computer AI not yet seen in an RTS product. AI Generals not only build a functioning economy, offensive / defensive armies, correctly control formations, but intelligently probe your defenses, looking for your weak points. AI Diplomacy, a major new feature, makes you think you are playing a human opponent(s), giving a new depth to single and multiplayer internet gaming. The demo contains a tutorial of four missions along with a skirmish mode, read more for download links ...