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'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Hollywood Cast

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced it has signed New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore to develop the storyline for its upcoming action adventure video game, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, which will also feature the extraordinary talents of actors Patrick Stewart and Michael Clarke Duncan, who will lend their voices to two prominent roles in the video game. Demon Stone, which is scheduled for release in Fall 2004, is set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons world created by Wizards of the Coast. Demon Stone is being developed by Stormfront Studios, creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, for the PS2 & Xbox.

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

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | 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. 'Thief: Deadly Shadows' ships to stores May 25th, 2004.

'The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' (Xbox) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can get the inside scoop on the enigmatic anti-hero Riddick and is escape from the triple max slam with the announcement of the pre-order campaign for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Fans who choose to preorder the hotly anticipated Xbox title will receive an exclusive DVD featuring exclusive content such as : mini hint guide, movie trailer, background info and plenty more. Read more for details ...

Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus - SinglePlayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control II: Operation Exodus focuses on tactical combat with minimal time spent on resource management. Instead of harvesting resources and building bases, the game keeps the action hot and heavy by immediately rewarding players for accomplishing objectives. This demo includes 2 tutorials and a campaign mission (Calling the Shots) playable as the Northern Star Alliance (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Top Spin' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While not officially announced yet, word has it that Microsoft's acclaimed tennis title Top Spin is headed for the PC. Oddly enough the game will not be published by Microsoft but rather by Atari. The conversion is being done by the original Xbox developers Power and Magic Dev. No further details are available at this point.

'Ultima Online 7th Anniversary Edition' Announced

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the Ultima Online 7th Anniversary Edition, commemorating the game's historic seven-year run. The special version of the longest-running online game is currently in development and scheduled for release this summer.

'KumaWar' Launches Second 'Fallujah' Iraq Mission

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar has launched its second mission from the military hotspot of Fallujah, Iraq -- Fallujah Abizaid Attack. Based on the February 12, 2004 assassination attempt on General John P. Abizaid, commander of all U.S. forces in the Middle East, Fallujah Abizaid Attack re-creates the General’s narrow escape and the swift counter-attack by America’s 82nd Airborne Division and friendly Iraqi troops as they hunt down the insurgent attackers.

'Lawman' Revealed - Screens

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

Lawman, under development at Techland, is a FPS taking place in the Wild West times. The game is action driven and the gameplay is based on fast and accurate shooting creating the original feel of those days. The immense sensation and the realistic feel are created by graphics based on Chrome Engine and characteristic feel of the Wild West days created by the soundtrack. Read more for details and screens....

'Mercedes Benz World Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK has released a new patch for Synetic's racing game World Racing. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.5.5 and adds LAN/Internet multiplayer capabilities, and Matrox surroundgaming support. Read more for details and download links ...

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. Players must score points, win games, advance to championship rounds, and of course compete for the ultimate trophy, but Chaos League serves up some extra excitement with its absence of rules, corrupt referees and mythical, powerful opponents.