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'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Wins BAFTA Award

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic received a prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award last night in London. The award, the British equivalent to the Oscars, named Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as the Xbox Game of the Year for 2003. In the U.S., Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was recently announced as a finalist in 10 categories in the 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with nominations including "Overall Game of the Year" and "Outstanding Achievement/Innovation in Computer Gaming."

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - Multiplayer Beta Test

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today a worldwide multiplayer test for the upcoming real-time strategy game, Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. Signups have already begun, and will continue through the Multiplayer Beta start date of March 8th. Read more for details...

'Prism: Black Shield' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rival Interactive is creating a high-end, 3D, first person shooter game based on homeland defense called “Prism: Black Shield” for the Army National Guard (ARNG). The ARNG seeks to create a commercial quality game that is both entertaining and graphically rich. The game will be distributed as a recruitment tool and for increasing the awareness of the Army National Guard. In the game, players will use futuristic US military weapons, equipment and technology as part of a secret new team to combat terrorists on US soil. Players will battle individually or in teams against the game’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) terrorists and react to a wide range of homeland terrorism scenarios.

European Release Date For 'Conan: the Dark Axe' In April

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK has revealed that Cauldron's hack'n slash action/adventure game Conan: the Dark Axe (based on Robert E. Howard's Barbarian) will be available in Europe on April 8th, 2004. No specfific release date for the North america version has been announced yet.

'Bisofear' Launches

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games are pleased to announce that BiosFear launched commercial service yesterday, February 26th. BiosFear is an action-packed, easy-to-get-into MMORPG set in a fantastic, fully 3D world packed with adventure and suspense. Join a guild and make new friends to explore the strange and varied worlds of BiosFear where entertainment and untold adventures await.

Sony Announces 'Athens 2004: The Olympic Games' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayStation today announced a unique partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Interactive Entertainment software, to develop a PlayStation 2 game based on the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Scheduled for release in July 2004 just prior to the start of the next Olympic Games in August, Athens 2004, The Official Videogame of the Olympic Games will be the only official licensed videogame product of the IOC on PlayStation 2.

Jowood Reveals Addons & Sequels

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD's Preliminary Financial Results discloses several, so far unannounced, plans for various addons and sequels to, some currently still in development, new titles. The schedule includes another derivative of the highly successful Gothic series as well as Add-ons for the titles SpellForce, Soldner and Wildlife Park. The portfolio will also include a new sequel to the top-selling Giant series and console versions of Aquanox and Neighbours from Hell (incl.a sequel). Some further titles will be Pillage, Gorky Zero and a title based on a motion picture IP. JoWooD boasts an impressive line-up for 2005. Among 2005’s key titles will be Soldner II, SpellForce II, The Guild II, Star Gate SG1, another Giant title and a new sequel to the Gothic series.

Midway Unveails 'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports today announced MLB SlugFest: Loaded, the newest title in the adrenaline-style baseball series which, for the first time, takes America’s Pastime online with a host of new gameplay features. Also new for 2004, MLB SlugFest: Loaded will include the addition of the Baseball Mogul engine into its franchise mode, adding great depth and endless re-playability to the game. Midway also today unveiled Sammy Sosa as the cover athlete for MLB SlugFest: Loaded, establishing a relationship with one of baseball’s all-time greats. MLB SlugFest: Loaded is scheduled for release in June 2004 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) In Stores Now

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced today that Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX, the award-winning simulation game for the PayStation 2 is available now at retailers throughout North America.

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that MVP Baseball 2004 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game is set to ship nationwide to retailers under the EA SPORTS brand on Tuesday, March 9.