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'Room Zoom: Race For Impact' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Room Zoom offers arcade-style racing in an environment that changes with every lap. In each room, objects are at your disposal to push, bump or blow up to deter your opponents and unlock hidden keys. Gather power-ups along the way to help defend against aggressive drivers. Drive unrestricted house and find secret passages that may be a shortcut to the finish. Read more for details & screens ...

Nintendo Launches Classic NES Games for GBA SP

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wait `til you hear! On June 7, Nintendo is going totally retro with a classic collection of eight Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games for the GBA and a tubular new GBA SP that looks like an itty bitty NES console. The `80s were, like, a long time ago. But everything from then is way cool again. Back then, games went from blocky bleeps and bloops to sweet side-scrollers like Super Mario Bros. And the most excellent NES saved the day for the video game industry. Bonus!

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK NEOGEO USA announced today the company is developing the first original The King of Fighters title for the PlayStation2. KOF: Maximum Impact will ship in Fall 2004 and is the first KOF title to be designed specifically for the PlayStation2, rather than being based on any existing SNK arcade version. Read more for details & screens ...

Ubisoft Clarifies Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox) 'OptiMatch' Issue

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week gamers who purchased Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the Xbox, experienced an Xbox Live problem, today Ubisoft issued the following statement : "Some gamers who acquired the Xbox version of Ubisoft's critically acclaimed Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow have experienced problems using the game's online multiplayer features. Specifically, after logging onto Xbox Live and selecting the "optimatch" function, players discovered that waiting for more than about 10 seconds on the optimatch results screen causes the game to freeze indefinitely." Read more for the full statement...

'DreamCatcher' Brings 'Dungeon Lords' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish "Dungeon Lords" for the PC in North America. "Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has today released a final upgrade for its FPS game 'New World Order'. The main new features of v.1.43 are - 4 new sets of custom character skins to choose from, overall improved rendering, improved hardware compatibility, bindable sayings, improved movement and jumping, team-only spectate setting (for meeting clanwar rules), new connection speed options, various graphical performance tweaks and much more. Read more for download links ...

'The Egyptian Prophecy' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped The Egyptian Prophecy on PC in North America. This first-person adventure has an easy to use point-and-click interface with high quality cinematics, and integrated 3D real-time puzzles.

'The Settlers V' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced its development plan for the latest installment in the award-winning series The Settlers. Developed by its German studio, Blue Byte, the new episode of the popular strategic simulation game will be released at the end of this year. The first four parts of the famous series have already sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Read more for details & screens ...

Microsoft Announces New Robust North American Xbox Price Move

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The console dubbed the sexiest video game system is becoming even more attractive. Effective March 30, the Xbox will be available for a handsome $149.99 in the United States and $199.99 in Canada, representing a significant savings of $30 for consumers in both regions. In addition, Microsoft will reduce the price of the Xbox console in Mexico to $1,999 pesos, which translates to a consumer savings of $500 pesos or roughly $45 (U.S.).