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'The Sims Makin’ Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your Sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:18 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 :

  • Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer

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

'Natural Selection 2.0' - Windows Client Files Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Natural Selection 2.0 Windows Client Files have been released Please keep in mind that these files are only if you wish to PLAY the game, and cannot be used to host the game. Read more for download links ...

'Shattered Galaxy' To Unleash Unlimited Free Play Time

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has brought critically acclaimed intense action and amazing strategy to gamers' PCs for almost two years. Now, Shattered Galaxy will break in a new revolution in online gaming. Starting August 11th, unlimited free play time in Shattered Galaxy will be offered to all gamers everywhere! Read more for more details ....

'Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey' (Xbox/NGC) Ship To Stores

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

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced today that Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey has shipped for the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube. The unique action/adventure game was developed by Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and is available at retail outlets throughout North America.

'AquaNox 2', 'Cold Zero' and 'Chaser' Go Gold

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have all gone gold. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, are anticipated on store shelves before the end of August, and will retail for approximately $40 each.

'Knights of Honor' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios let us know that they have launched the official website for their upcoming product Knights Of Honor and offers a small but choice selection of headings. “PRODUCT INFO”, for example, offers background information on the game. Up-to-date screenshots, concept art and a wallpaper can be found under “GRAPHICS”. The “FAQ’s” hold the answers to the most important questions about game while “PRESS QUOTES” contains the specialty press’ promising initial impressions. Whoever subscribes to the “NEWSLETTER” automatically receives up-to-the-minute information on new additions to the ever-expanding website. A visit to the Knights of Honor homepage is already definitely worth your while. The first “Goodie” is already waiting: interesting news on the changing day / night cycle, which plays a large role in Knights of Honor.

'Dragon Empires' Adds Online Player vs. Player Combat

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that the development of Dragon Empires, the next generation massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has entered the first live testing phase, with a focus on the online Player vs. Player combat system. For the development team, this milestone was deemed critical as the combat mode lies at the heart of Dragon Empires, where battles for supremacy in the cities play a primary role in the game.

'SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition' Announced

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to release this September the SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in North America. Players can now make the biggest cities with the most comprehensive and exciting SimCity ever. SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes SimCity 4, the best-selling PC game of 2003 to date* and the franchise's first expansion pack, SimCity 4 Rush Hour, that focuses on the #1 most requested feature among fans, transportation. SimCity 4 Rush Hour also is scheduled for release September 2003.

'Spartan' Announced

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over 2000 years ago there was a city called Sparta. The city had only two purposes – to train for war and to fight the wars she trained for. Over time Sparta became renowned for having the strongest, fastest, bravest and most deadly fighters in the known world. They were the Spartaites and were feared by all. With these warriors Sparta carved out an Empire for itself –‘Lakedaimon’. However, it was soon to find that its reign was not to be unopposed and other great cities were rising to the fore; Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Macedonia and not to forget the threat from the east – the massive Persian Empire. Can you unite Greece in time to defy the Great King and his mighty Persian Empire?