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'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan). Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details and new screens.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 2:23 p.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 :

  • Dark & Light - Trailer
  • Xyanide (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Kombat - Trailer


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

'Painkiller' - Site Revamped & Demo Date

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher sent out word that they have revamped the Painkiller website, People Can Fly's upcoming First Person Shooter. To get your fill of gameplay movies soaked in bloody, squishy footprints, never before seen renders of vicious, hungry monsters, heart-stopping sound-files, the full, entirely gruesome storyline and the first opportunity to PRE-ORDER (More info on pre-order campaign coming next week). The Painkiller website also mentions that the official Painkiller Single-Player Demo will be released Feb 16th, but it seems the full game has been slightly delayed until April 12th.

'Future Tactics: The Uprising' (NGC/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today that it will release of Future Tactics: The Uprising, an all-new action/role-playing game for the Xbox and GameCube. Crave recently announced that it would release Future Tactics: The Uprising for the PlayStation2. All three versions of Future Tactics: The Uprising will be available in the first quarter of 2004. Read more for details and new screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore/Digital Jesters (UK publisher) have released the demo for Digital Reality's RTS/Action game 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps'. The demo contains one of the missions from the scenario part of the game where you play as the Germans, helping the Itlians hold a position and then overrun an Allies base. This demo is singleplayer only, a multiplayer demo "may" be released later. Read more for download links ...

'Space Empires: Starfury' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ShrapnelGames has released a new patch for Malfador Machinations' space action game Space Empires: Starfury. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.15 and addresses a slow of bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, new features and tons of other goodies. Read more for details and download links ...

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that Champions of Norrath has gone gold. Champions of Norrath, available exclusively on the PlayStation2, will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores on February 11, 2004.

Akella Signs 'Sabotain: Break the Rules' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announces the agreement with CDV Software that Akella aquires publishing rights for Avalon Style's role-playing first-person shooter Sabotain: Break the Rules. The long awaited Sabotain: Break the Rules is a futuristic FPS/RPG based on the idea of mission-oriented adventure with varied interactions with people and places as well as varied mission types, including sabotage, infiltration, rescue, intelligence-gathering, thievery, reconnaissance, assassination, and all-out combat. Role-playing system allows characters to develop themselves by gaining experience and spending it to improve skills and attributes.

Acclaim Europe Signs 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that they have reached a distribution agreement with Avalon Interactive for the forthcoming release of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II in the UK, France, Benelux and Germany. The game, which was developed by Black Isle Studios under license from The Hasbro Properties Group, will be available on the PlayStation2 and the Xbox on February 6, 2004. Read more for details and a HUGE batch of new screens ...

'Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Jack is the highly stylized, Emmy-winning action cartoon from Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Dexter's Laboratory and the director of the popular new animated epic micro series, Star Wars: Clone Wars. "Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku" was developed for a broad audience by Amaze's Adrenium Games studio. It's a free roaming, easy to control action-adventure that's perfect for fans of the television series who are both casual players and hardcore gamers.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Angels vs. Devils' - Screens

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this extraordinary action game, the gamer can decide whether he wants to play a "knocky" Angel or a "just-so-strong" Devil, both of who are in constant conflict to win over Mankind. Sounds like a daily conflict between your own two sides!?? Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Well, as you win, you can change the looks and abilities of your character and individualise it further - inclusive of magic abilities! Due to the different game variations possible in the game as well as the multi-player options, the player will enjoy the game for many many hours - again and again.

XS Games Signs 'Wanted Dead or Alive'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All'a that skulkin' around had given me an itchy trigger finger. Luckily, judgin' by the hombres stationed in these ravines, I was going to get plenty of chances to work the cramps outta my bones, whether I liked it or not. Wanted Dead or Alive, Iridon's Western title for the PC, has been signed to US publisher XS Games for North American distribution. Known as Wanted Guns in Europe, Wanted Dead or Alive will be lassoed into North American store shelves courtesy of XS Games and distributed by Take2 Interactive. Wanted Dead or Alive is scheduled to hit US shelves February 2004 and will carry a value price point.

EA Delays 'The Sims 2' And 'MoH: Pacific Assault'

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today EA had its Q4 2003 earnings conference call where the Electronic Arts executives revealed that The Sims 2 and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, 2 of their highly anticipated PC games, will get delayed. EA's CFO Warren Jenson said both titles will not be out until fiscal year 2005, which means at the EARLIEST July 2004, which also resulted in EA's stock to drop in value. Jenson also said "It's really about polishing the product. It's about the entertainment experience, critic meta-rating, and, ultimately, sales."

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 5:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Read more for details & screens ...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Source Code Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released the public source code for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. This release contains all the game source code, header files, menu definitions and other files that all you Enemy Territory modders might need to get to work. This source code is not officially supported in any capacity by id Software, Activision or Splash Damage. Read more for details and download links ...

'SEGA GT Online' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the launch of "SEGA GT Online" exclusively for the Xbox. The first simulation racer on Xbox to offer Xbox Live support, SEGA GT Online allows up to 12 players to compete simultaneously in white knuckle, dead-heat races guaranteed to challenge both their driving skills and their ability to trash talk.

'Second Life' Game Developer's Competition Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab and The Game Initiative, an organization that supports game developers worldwide, today announced the Second Life Game Developer’s Competition designed for aspiring game developers. The competition begins January 31, 2004 and coincides with the Game Initiative’s “How To Break Into Video Game Industry: Mini-Conference and Resume Workshop” taking place on that day in San Francisco. Winners will be announced on June 14, 2004.