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'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.

'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.