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MicrosoftÂ’s XSN Sports To Include 'RalliSport Challenge 2'

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that “RalliSport Challenge 2,” the highly anticipated second installment in the internationally acclaimed “RalliSport Challenge” franchise, will be the first Xbox racing title in the new XSN Sports brand. The game is scheduled to be available in the spring of 2004. “RalliSport Challenge 2” joins other announced XSN Sports games shipping this fall, including “Amped 2,” “Links 2004,” “NBA Inside Drive 2004,” “NFL Fever 2004,” “NHL Rivals 2004” and “Top Spin™.” “RalliSport Challenge 2” is being developed by Digital Illusions CE.

Microsoft's X03 Event (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Needless to say that at their own X03 event Microsoft is unveiling tons of upcoming Xbox titles, in house and from 3rd party developers such as Acclaim, Atari, LucasArts, Activision and more. We will have screens for most of those and we start with :

  • Halo 2
  • Rallisport Challenge 2
  • Armed & Dangerous
  • Pitfall Harry
  • Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • True Fantasy Live Online
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma
  • True Crime: Streets of L.A.
  • Deus Ex
  • Race Driver 2
  • Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
  • BC
  • Alias
  • NBA Jam
  • Tony Hawk Underground
  • Urban Freestyle Soccer

'Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time for some fun in the sun! Leading videogame publisher Konami of America, Inc. today announced that Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The highly anticipated new action/role-playing game for Nintendo Game Boy Advance is the world's first videogame that incorporates natural sunlight into gameplay. Only in Boktai will the player's experience be affected by where, when and how much time they play the game in the sun.

'Galactic Civilizations' - Free Expansion Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developer Stardock Entertainment has released Galactic Civilizations: Expanded Universe, a free expansion pack for their award winning strategy game, Galactic Civilizations today. Set near the dawn of the 23rd century, the player takes on the role of leader of the human civilization and must compete against dozens of alien civilizations in the creation of an interstellar empire. Read more for details and links where to grab it ...

'Underworld Bloodline' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Pictures has a new version of their Half-Life mod Underworld: Bloodline, a team based horror themed mod with four maps (2 new one's in this version) that is serving as a free promo for the upcoming action-horror film Underworld. The new updated version (also available in patch form) offers various small improvements along with a pair of new maps and a new Black Widow Spider weapon (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links.

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Live Plans For Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Micorsoft announced new European details for its Xbox Live service, the only fast-action, always-on broadband gaming service where gamers can simultaneously play, talk and build their legend across games and around the world. New Xbox Live-enabled countries, flexible pricing options, a trial offer for Europe, and some amazing games mean that European Xbox gamers will have a lot to look forward to this Christmas and beyond. Read more for details ...

Microsoft & Epic Games Sign Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tonight at X03, Microsoft announced a partnership with Epic Games, developers of the legendary Unreal series of games and the Unreal® Engine. Epic Games and its recently-formed Scion Studios will develop several new games exclusively for Xbox and Windows. The to-be-announced products will be published by Microsoft Game Studios.

'Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Dedicated Servers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Raven Software has released the Windows/Linux files for dedicated servers. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:13 p.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 :

  • RalliSport Challenge 2 - Trailer
  • Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Fifa 2004 - Intro Movie


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

'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Quidditch World Cup tournament progresses through a unique ladder system where players must defeat the team ranked above them by a variable amount of points, making the choice of when to go after the Golden Snitch a tactical one—capture it before amassing enough points to advance up the ladder and you may win the match but lose a chance to advance. We got screens for each and every platform, check them out!