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X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Infinium Labs' Partners With 'Gigex'

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today announced that Gigex, the leading promotion and marketing service for interactive entertainment, will be the exclusive distribution partner for the online video unveiling of the Phantom Game Console. The video unveiling will take place at midnight ET, Sunday, Aug. 17, at www.phantom.net and www.gigex.com/phantom.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) Release Date Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that "Project Gotham Racing 2" for Xbox will be available in North America on November 18. In addition to the all-new Kudos ranking system, tons of hot cars and cities to explore and a massive list of authentic music tracks, "PGR2" also defines the Xbox Live experience. "PGR2" is built from the ground up for seamless online experiences in both Solo Play and Multiplayer modes. Players can get updated scores, scoreboard changes, Live Ghosts and challenges in real-time as they play.

Microsoft Buys Rights to 3DO 'High Heat' Game

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. said on Friday it acquired the rights to the "High Heat" baseball video game franchise from bankrupt software publisher 3DO Co. The company did not immediately disclose the purchase price. 3DO's assets were sold at a bankruptcy auction in San Francisco on Thursday. When the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 28, it said it would try to sell its assets. Microsoft already has its own baseball game, "Inside Pitch," for its Xbox but game critics have long considered 3DO's "High Heat" as the best among numerous competitors.

'Rise Of Nations' - Update Patch Beta Test

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big Huge Games sent out notice announcing that they are looking for beta testers to try out an upcoming patch for their RTS game Rise of Nations (thanks HomeLAN). If you are interested you can sign up for the beta test right here, or read more for a detailed list of what fixes to expect in the update patch.

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4' (PC/MAC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC and Macintosh gamers can now experience the ultimate skating challenge with the release of Activision Inc.'s Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 video game. The multi-platform game was developed by Beenox and published by Aspyr. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 lets players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other professional skateboarders as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 9:52 a.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 :

  • Worms 3D - Trailer
  • Commandos 3 - Trailer


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

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'DesertCombat' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The DesertCombat team is pleased to announce the next major public alpha of DesertCombat. Since the alpha tests have been so successful, we were able to get valuable feedback and bug reports to make this mod even better. Public Alpha 0.39 features a slew of bug fixes and additions aimed at creating one of the best war game experiences on the PC. In this stage of development each is roughly balanced with some minor advantages to each, making gameplay much more fun and exciting. Read more for download links ...

'The Suffering' (XB/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions. Check out these new screens ...