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'Xpand Rally' - Website Launched & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland (developers of the recent Chrome) dropped us a note that they have launched the official Xpand Rally website, their upcoming rally racing game. This site features all the latest game news, numerous screenshots and the official game forum. Cars and Tracks sections introduce the car models and tracks from the game before the release date. Detailed game features description will be presented successively in the Features section and will be followed by additional screenshots and movies. Xpand Rally release is scheduled for Q2 2004 and will be followed by Xbox game version although precise release date is not agreed yet. Read more for some new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Colin McRae Rally 04 it's the player in control - choose from over 20 rally cars and which championships to compete in. Game modes include 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive Championships (both with normal or advanced skill levels), Rallies, Stages, a Group B Championship featuring classic powerful rally cars and, for the professional, an Expert Championship, which demands the best performance from the most die-hard rally fan. Check out these awesome new screens ...

'Jack the Ripper' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company* today announced that it has shipped Jack the Ripper on PC-CD. This compelling adventure is based on a young reporter, Jimmy Palmer, who is writing a story about a series of gruesome murders in the Low Side District of New York. He soon begins a dangerous dialogue with a mysterious character and his obsession with this dark relationship compels him to seek out the evil killer.

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these new screens ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Forgotten Realms' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms tells the story of three heroes: a fighter, a sorcerer, and a rogue. The trio of adventurers accidentally releases a demon into the world and must find a way to send it back to hell. Along the way they get caught up in an even bigger plot that has even larger repercussions for the Realms. The gang traverses all kinds of locations, including Damara, Vaasa, and the Jungles of Chult. Stormfront Studios' Forgotten Realms uses an enhanced version of The Two Towers engine. resulting in some of the most excellent graphics to date.

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into war-torn China of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, assume the rank of ruler, and deal with fast-paced military and political affairs in the latest game in Koei's popular series. Along the way, you'll earn points and items to upgrade officers. Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX will ship to North American retailers on Feb 24, 2004, in the meantime check these new screens ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy the new screens!

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 7:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'World of WarCraft' - Beta Sign Ups NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The online signup pages for the World of Warcraft Beta Test are now live! Anytime between now and 6:00 pm PST on Wednesday, February 4th, residents of Canada, Korea, and the US can submit their applications for a chance to help test one of the most anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing games of 2004. Applicants in Korea should sign up at the Korean Blizzard website.