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'Time of Defiance' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Nicely Crafted Entertainment have released a demo for their Massively Multiplayer Online-only RTS title Time of Defiance. This is a fully feature complete demo that gives you access to the online world for 10 days upon registration. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Delayed

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames is proud to announce several new original features found only in ESPN Major League Baseball. Key features include Power Pitching, First Person Baseball, and online play. ESPN Major League Baseball will be available across North America on April 15, 2004.

NCsoft Reveals 'City of Heroes' Launch Details

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCSoft knows you all have questions about pre-orders, the how and when about getting into the beta and (yeah!) launch day. The following information answers your pre-order and beta questions and gives you an excellent timeline in regards to important dates to know - including the official launch day. Pre-order customers will be let in to the Beta in controlled groups (by the thousands) beginning March 22nd! Read more for details ...

'MLB 2005' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the launch of MLB 2005 from 989 Sports. Now available in stores, the MLB franchise has established itself as a nine-year seasoned veteran for the PlayStation game console and a second-year phenom for the PlayStation2. Featuring an all-new animation system, new game design and graphics, redesigned controls and extensive gameplay options, MLB 2005 provides a true-to-life baseball experience.

'Far Cry' - Demo Postponed & Update Patch In The Works

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed over on FarCry HQ that the scheduled 3rd Far Cry demo (the "Boat" demo, meant to be released today) has been postponed and that a multiplayer demo will be made available after the game's official store release. At the same token Crytek head honcho Cevat Yerli revealed that they are already working on a patch. No surprise there right?

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Read more for some new screens ...

'Konami America' and 'VUGames' Sign Distribution Deal

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America and Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. today announced an exclusive distribution agreement in which VU Games will distribute Konami's widespread roster of PC games in the United States and Canada. The publishing and marketing efforts for the games covered by the agreement will continue to be performed by KDEA's Redwood City, CA office.

'Singles: Flirt Up Your Life' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After many months of preparation, the doors to the 'Singles: Flirt Up Your Life' flat share are about to open for the first time in the UK. The team at Deep Silver have spent many months sorting through the prospective flat sharers and can now announce the 13 lucky individuals who will enter the flat on the 9th April 2004. Coming from all corners of the UK, this mixed bunch will certainly make interesting viewing. So, 'who would share a flat like this?'

'Massive Assault Network' Beta Test Started

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The beta test will be running for the following two weeks, after which the launch date of the final product will be announced. When released, Massive Assault Network will be immediately available for download and will include free deathmatches on a beautiful planet. Other planets as well as participation in tournaments and clan wars will be available for a reasonable subscription fee.

'Ragnarok Online' - Website Launched

by Rainier on March 16, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the world of massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG), none is more approachable or enjoyable than the magical world of Ragnarok Online. Gravity Interactive LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Gravity Corp. in Korea, announced today the launch of its new Ragnarok Online website, offering gamers a fun new way to experience this anime-style, fantasy world. Read more for some details.