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'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next title in the Silent Hunter franchise will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Shining Soul II' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today that it has shipped the sequel to the multiplayer action role-playing game "Shining Soul" for the Game Boy Advance to retailers nationwide. The official Shining Soul 2 website has also gone live at and features game information, as well as exclusive downloads such as movies and wallpaper for your desktop.

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced that its highly-anticipated, action-stealth game Hitman: Contracts, developed by IO Interactive, has shipped to stores across North America for the PlayStation2, Xbox and the PC and will be available at retail beginning April 21, 2004 in North America.

'NCAA Football 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that former University of Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will appear on the cover of the newest iteration of EA SPORTS best-selling college football franchise, NCAA Football 2005. Fitzgerald is entering the NFL after two record-breaking seasons at University of Pittsburgh and his image will appear on all of the game’s packaging and merchandising.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Gets PunkBuster

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that they have teamed up with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system into the soon to be released PC game Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising. The move by NovaLogic to include the PunkBuster software in Joint Operations is another positive step in the company's continuing crusade to stop cheating in multiplayer games.

'Star Wars Battlefront' Playable Demo On Classic Trilogy DVD Set

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already among the best-selling titles of 2004 - more than four months before its release - the STAR WARS TRILOGY comes to DVD for the first time ever on Sept. 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely. No. 1 on's best-seller lists in the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K, the four-disc DVD set from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox is priced at $69.98 SRP and includes more than 10 hours of entertainment and extraordinary picture and sound quality.

'Beyond Divinity' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While earlier only the German version was announced Gold, Larian Studios today announced that its long awaited new RPG, Beyond Divinity, has completed development and will ship to US & UK retail stores before the end of April.

'Besieger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Besieger is a new real-time 3D strategy is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Gamers will need to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves and Centaurs and besiege towns on horseback or build primitive flying machines to win their battles. Users will also have to smash their way into the enemy’s heavily defended Citadels, while in turn defending their own domains. Read more for new screens & ingame footage trailer...

'Manhunt' (Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has shipped Manhunt for PC and for the Xbox to North American retailers. Manhunt for the PC and Xbox will reach retail shelves in Europe on April 23, 2004. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, the team behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

'EyeToy: Groove' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of EyeToy: Groove, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by SCEE's London Studio, EyeToy: Groove, is the first interactive videogame that enables players to dance in time with one of the 28 licensed songs, from such artists as Elvis, Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Village People, and Fatboy Slim, with no controller or dance pad necessary.