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'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beware! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, your Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when the fate of the Sims is challenged and magic spells are cast with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected. Check the new magical screens & trailer ...

'Civilization III: Conquests' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firaxis Games and Atari are excited to announce that the second expansion pack to the greatest strategy game of all time has gone gold. Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests will arrive in stores across North America November 4th and in Europe November 14th. Civ Conquests takes players on a provocative journey through the ages as they pursue victory in the most famous adventures in history.

'Knights of the Temple' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Paul de Raque, Knight of the Temple, as you set out on a holy crusade across a forbidding, mediaeval Europe to join your order in the Holy Land. Armed with your sword, axe, bow and shield, you must fight with all your strength to complete your journey, for saving the future of the world is your ultimate goal! The core of the game is medieval style fighting with the classical weapons of European knights, coupled with stunning graphics of the historical milieus of the 12th century crusades. Check the new screens ...

'Etherlords 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival has released a patch for their recently released Etherlords 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and adresses/fixes accidental single-player crashes, disconnections from the master-server, some single/multiplayer additions and balances the Pale Knight creature depriving it of LifeTap ability (thanks RPGDot). Read more for details and download links ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna has gone gold. Legends of Aranna, the expansion pack to the award-winning action fantasy role-playing game Dungeon Siege, whisks adventurers away to the distant land of Aranna, where new foes and new challenges await. The Legends of Aranna expansion pack, which also includes the full version of the original Dungeon Siege, will be available in North America on November 12 for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.).

'Silent Hill 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has now released a demo for their upcoming third-person survival/horror adventure Silent Hill 3. No specific details are known as what this demo features, apart from the fact that it is multilanguage and HUGE (thanks 4Players.de). Read more for download links ...

'Pro Evolution Soccer 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 3 represents a mammoth step forward for the series, with every aspect of the game massively reworked, with new player models, on and off the ball moves and key additions to the Master League incorporated into the new game. Konami has released a playable demo for their upcoming soccer title, no specific details are available as to what is included in this demo.

'Ultimate Gamers Expo' Announces New 2004 Dates

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ultimate Gamers Expo (UGE) today announced that the Expo will make its debut August 20th-22nd, 2004 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Ultimate Gamers Expo is the first-ever massive gaming festival for the general public where attendees can “test drive” the hottest upcoming and current games, participate in competitions and experience the action that, until now, only game industry insiders have been exposed to.

'Curse: The Eye of Isis' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Curse: The Eye of Isis centers on Darien Dane and his assistant, Victoria Sutton as they investigate the disappearance of an ancient sacred Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the statue causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must battle hordes of zombies and evil mummies to find this statue and return it to its pyramid home before total carnage ensues. Read more for some new xbox screens & trailer ...