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'Climax' To Develop 2 New Titles For 'Fluent Entertainment'

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax today reaffirmed its position as one of the most ambitious video game developers in the industry after striking a development agreement with leading international developer and publisher Fluent Entertainment. Under the agreement Climax will develop two new games for Fluent Entertainment, one at its London office and the other at its Solent studio.

TDK Ships 'The Muppets' (PS2/GBA) To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive announced today that two Muppet-filled games have shipped to retail shelves. Muppets Party Cruise is available for the PlayStation2 and Spy Muppets: License to Croak is available for the Game Boy Advance. Additionally, Muppets Party Cruise for the Nintendo GameCube will release in late November.

'TrackMania' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nadeo today announced that its racing/track building game TrackMania has reached gold status and will b3e available throughout Europe end of November. Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks! Read more for details and screens ...

'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees. Serving up today are some new PS2/Xbox screens...

'NBA Inside Drive 2004' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that NBA Inside Drive 2004 for Xbox has gone gold and is scheduled to slam dunk into stores in North America on November 18 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). As the featured XSN Sports basketball title, NBA Inside Drive 2004 allows gamers to practice their A-game offline and then to take their hoop dreams online to compete for the ultimate courtside bragging rights against the world’s best.

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna has blazed a trail onto retail shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Legends of Aranna, the expansion pack to the award-winning action fantasy role-playing game Dungeon Siege, takes place on the mysterious Island of Utrae, where mystery and danger confront would-be adventurers at every turn. As an extra bonus, the Legends of Aranna expansion pack also includes the full version of the original Dungeon Siege.

New World Order - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Three Interactive has released a new and updated playable demo for its FPS game New World Order. With this new version the game’s playable demo is now upgraded to version 1.42, the same version as the full game has already been upgraded to earlier. To celebrate this final demo release, the demo will feature two frequently played maps from the full game: ‘Restaurant’ and ‘Mansion’, playable in single & multiplayer. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Dungeon siege: Legends Of Aranna - Trailer
  • Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 - Trailer
  • 1080 Avalanche - Trailer


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

'Zombies' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zombies is a FPS/survival/horror game, under development at French Krysalide. The game features 20 hours of intense gameplay, 11 levels to test your survival instincts, 20 weapons and 12 sidekicks. Zombies is expected in Q1 2005 for PS2, Xbox, and PC. Read more for details & screens...

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' - European Release Date Moved Up

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing forward the release date of Horizons: Empire of Istaria to December 5th, to ensure eager gamers can get their hands on this highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game in plenty of time before Christmas. Available for PC, Horizons: Empire of Istaria will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger. The game is expected in North America on December 9th, in the meantime, read our preview ...