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'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and Monte Cristo Games today announced that Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps has shipped to retail stores in North America.

'Syberia II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MC2-Microids announced today the release of the epic adventure game, Syberia II for the PC in North America. Syberia II takes our heroine Kate Walker on a dashing journey through four majestic worlds to the mythical Syberia, land of the forgotten mammoths, in the latest adventure from renowned artist Benoit Sokal.

'Dead Mans Hand' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a demo for Human Head Games' Western based FPS Dead Man's Hand. This demo features the FULL game, which can be unlocked by purchasing a license key, but if not it will let you play for 2 hours in demo mode (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

SCi's Financial Result Reveals New Products...

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today UK publisher SCi disclosed their latest finanical update and apart from the fact they booked a smaller loss than expected (these days that seems to be a good thing), it also reveals a few new products for fiscal year 2005/2006. SCi has enter a publishing deal with Rebellion for a new PS2/Xbox action title, Rogue Trooper, based on a 2000AD comic book. The results also reveal that while Conflict: Vietnam is still in development, Pivotal is already at work on a fourth title in the franchise. Read more for additional details ...

'TOCA Race Driver 2 - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Race Driver 2 will provide gamers the most diverse and thrilling range of motor sports ever seen in one game. Designed as the definitive racing experience, the game will feature complete PC online functionality. This single-player TOCA Race Driver 2 demo puts you in the driving seat of three of the game's 35 cars (Jaguar E-Type, the AMG Mercedes CLK and the HRT Holden Commodore VY), and lets you rip it up around Brands Hatch Indy, Hockenheimring and Phillip Island circuits. Read more for download links ...

'Pathologic' Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pathologic is a unique example of a dramatic game, which directly affects the player's state of mind. Featuring a bizarre combination of first-person game, role-playing features, non-linear plot and real time flow, three unique campaigns and multiple endings. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Resident Evil Outbreak' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Resident Evil Outbreak for the PlayStation2. Fear is redefined in Resident Evil Outbreak, a new concept for the Resident Evil universe. The game supports both off-line single player and online multiplayer game modes. The Resident Evil series is one of the most successful video game franchises in history having sold more than 24 million units worldwide. Resident Evil Outbreak is now available at retailers across North America and carries an “M” rating for mature audiences by the ESRB.

Online Games Get a Boost From Microsoft's Xbox

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AXcess News (www.axcessnews.com) released a story describing how a sagging online gaming industry got a boost recently by Microsoft when the Redmond-based software maker announced it had lowered the price of its Xbox console and added more software titles.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Demo Is Coming ...

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the latest Sierra newsletter Massive Ent.'s Lead Game Designer Henrik Sebring revealed that we can expect a demo for their upcoming 3D RTS game Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. A specific date has not been mentioned bit would/should be "before" Ground Control II: Operation Exodus is ecpted in stores, which so far is still set for July 2004. Of course we will have the demo on our fileservers as soon as it's available...