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'Riding Spirits II' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Europe today confirmed it will be publishing Riding Spirits II for the PlayStation2. Developed by Spike, this highly realistic motorcycle simulation, is scheduled for release this coming March. Riding Spirits II builds on the success of the original title adding more bikes, tracks and gameplay modes to deliver the PlayStation 2’s most comprehensive road bike racer. Read more for details and screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazg├╝l hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'Ghost Master' - Bonus Scenario Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released a "working" (you may have seen a version yesterday, which did not work) bonus scenario for Sick Puppies 3D spooky strategy Ghost Master. This "Class of Spook 'Em High" freeby is only suitable for the UK version and features "Never-before-seen, this scenario includes THE final showdown and gives you a more conclusive ending to Ghost Master. Can you give your haunters eternal peace?" (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Encore Brings 'Sacred' To North America

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed a new, exclusive North American agreement with UK-based Ascaron Entertainment UK Ltd. to publish Sacred, a fantasy action role-playing game for the PC. This agreement follows one signed by both companies this summer to publish Pirate Hunter and Patrician III, both of which shipped this fall. Read more for details ...

'SimCity 4' Spreads Holiday Cheer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spread holiday cheer in Electronic Arts/Maxis' SimCity 4 for the PC this December. Just in time for this season’s festivities, players can download a replica of New York’s magnificent Rockefeller Center and the famous Christmas tree that adorns its plaza. The download is available now for product-registered users at www.simcity.com.

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. However, gamers will surely be talking, as Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of Fight Club for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for 30 or so new screens ...

Got Game Signs 'Alida' - Fact & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced a North American publishing deal for "Alida", an atmospheric graphical adventure game for Mac/PC. The enveloping story of a missing musician unfolds on a deserted island theme park. Mac version is expected Q1 2004 and the PC version of the game is expected later in 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Early this year Sega revealed the next installment in the Crazy Taxi franchise, but only for Xbox. Today the first details emerged about an upcoming PC version, to be published by Empire Int. The king of crazy driving games is back and taking to the streets of Glitter Oasis with new cars, new drivers and new thrills. Whether it's making crazy money, conquering the new batch of mini-game challenges or trying out new tricks in the completely overhauled West Coast and Small Apple levels, "Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller" guarantees the best odds to beat the house. Read more for details and screens ...