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Akella Signs 'Planet Prison'

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella and Numlock Software signed an agreement that Akella is the worldwide exclusive owner of the IP rights for the Numlock’s upcoming tactical game “Planet Prison”. Planet Prison is a tactical game with real-time/stepwise modes. Help Lanthan and Sheris, survivors of an emergency landing, escape a planet filled with vicious criminals. The player navigates a protagonist through a 2.5D isometric world to find and destroy the leader of the evil empire that enslaved the prisoners.

Atari Announces ECTS Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released their list of games on display at the ECTS in London, which kicks off end of the week. If you plan on attending, Atari will be located at ECTS stand (#1640). Read more for details ...

Sony Online Partners With Developers Solwerks and Lodestone Games

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced development agreements with Lodestone Games LLC and SolWorks to create original gaming content to be published by SOE. Lodestone and SolWorks will be creating two independent, as-yet unannounced games; further product information will be revealed at a later date.

'Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) Enters Open Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced that it has reached Beta status for EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, with more than 20,000 excited testers being allowed a sneak peek into the changes to the online world. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this November. Read more for details and we will be giving away 10 beta accounts later this week so stay tuned!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Freedom Fighters (PS2) - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Variety Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Hijack Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'XIII' (PS/NGC/Xbox/PC) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today launched the XIII community Web site - the only destination for XIII information and assets. XIII is the stylish first-person shooter thriller featuring a government conspiracy and a unique combination of action and stealth gameplay. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in October 2003. Go check out the official website.

'Star Trek Elite Force II' - Game Development Kit Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual send out notice that they have just finished the game development kit for Star Trek Elite Force II. The GDK contains UberRadiant (Ritual's customized level editor), plug-ins for 3D Studio MAX, example map and model files, extensive documentation andseveral other tools to assist in the creation of modifications and assets for the game. Read more for download links ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Allessia is a cleric of Helm, the Watcher, the Vigilant One, deity of guardians and protectors. She adventures for the cause of good, in support of the church of Helm, and in defense of the Innocent, who she feels is her divine duty to protect. She heard of the troubles in Baldur's Gate when a letter from Huros, her old mentor, arrived at her home in Secomber. Allessia is powerful in melee combat and can learn many defensive and bolstering spells. She can wear any armor, but cannot wield great weapons or bows. Read more for some new screens and a brand new trailer ...

Encore Signs 'Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Victory Simulations to publish Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, a unique combination of flight sim and combat air racing for PCs. Under this agreement, Encore is managing sales, distribution and marketing for the game, while Victory Simulations, a leading developer in flight simulation software for over a decade, is delivering the content.

Alienware Unveils New Mobile System

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware announced today the launch of the Area-51m Sentia. Designed specifically for college students, the new Intel Centrino based system features a unique Alienware thin and light chassis design and extended battery life. The Area-51m Sentia is the ideal mobile system for any student, offering superior on-campus mobility as well as advanced capabilities in the classroom.