For the second World of Warcraft expansion, Blizzard are accepting applications from players, rather than inviting randoms like they did for The Burning Crusade.  The so-called opt-in started late last week, so if you’re a WoW player and want an early look at the upcoming expansion content, get over to the beta opt-in page and sign up.

Now, I’m a recovered WoW addict, but the forthcoming Death Knight hero class is oh-so fricken tempting…

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Square Enix has released the details of its E3 lineup and it includes the already announced Japanese RPG’s such as Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean: The Last Hope, the one thing that is missing however is the confirmation that Star Ocean will be appearing on any console other than the 360 while still not calling it an exclusive.

Old time gamers will also revel in the fact that the sequel to The Legend of Kage will be on show. It has been such a long time since I played the original I don’t know if anything specific will need to be found in the new title for me to think of it as being a true sequel but just bearing the name conjures up fond memories of childhood gaming. The full list is after the break.

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I’ve just read this on Kotaku Oz – It seems that the Australian Classification Authority is currently refusing to give Fallout 3 a classification, which effectively means it’s banned in Australia.

Now we’ve just got over the who GTA IV fiasco. I so hope our gaming friends across the ditch get into this, because unfortunately we in the land of the long white (and currently very cold) cloud tend to be supplied via Australia more and more.

warioflex_1 It isn’t often that a 2D title comes along and wows an animator. The latest Japanese trailer really shows off the amount of detail that has clearly gone into animating the fat little anti-plumber and his surroundings. The Wario franchise has been a fairly big hit when it came to his mini-game titles, and a bit hit and miss when it came to his platformers.

This looks to follow on from the success of the GameBoy Wario platformers, and should really persuade a few more developers to get back onto some 2D platforming action. Check the trailer after the break thanks to WiiFolder. I’d also suggest checking out WiiFolder’s Captain Rainbow video for a look at another upcoming Wii title that makes absolutely no sense. Continue reading

aitd This is a hard review to write, because few other games have split the gaming community quite so much as Alone in the Dark. Sites that normally give generous scores are giving this game scores as low as three out of ten, while other sites known for marking harshly are giving it eight out of ten. What kind of game is this? What kind of game would rate at two extremes of the scale and divide opinion at such an unprecedented level?
Alone in the Dark is an old school action adventure in the same vain as the early Resident Evil games. In fact, the ‘Alone in the Dark’ franchise pioneered the survival-horror genre in 1992, a full four years before Resident Evil graced Playstations and PCs around the world.

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Madden is on it’s way folks and to keep all the wannabe football players amped about it’s release, EA have revealed a 26 track song list for this years installment. EA announced that this years game features a  multi-genre roster of superstar acts and soon-to-be breakthrough artists. Unfortunately there are very few superstar acts and plenty of soon-to-be’s.

EA Celebrates 20 Years of Madden Music with Announcement of the MADDEN NFL 09 Soundtrack

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 8, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the music track listing for Madden NFL 09, set to release August 12, 2008. The new soundtrack features 26 songs from a multi-genre roster of superstar acts and soon-to-breakthrough artists, including Franz Ferdinand, Good Charlotte, Airbourne, From First To Last, The All-American Rejects, Rev Theory, K’Naan, and Kidz In The Hall. Madden NFL, the biggest-selling sports franchise in videogame history, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a full slate of live music events, tributes and television appearances leading up the game’s street date.

Full press release and track list after the break.

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thelastguy Never heard of it? Well neither had I until today. It is a game that will be published on the Playstation Network at some point and a teaser site for it has appeared on the Japanese Playstation site.

From the information I have found I understand it to be a top down rescue based game with realistic models of city-scapes. The music is hella catchy, check it out here. More information is promised on the 11th of this month, that is T-minus 2 days. 

Eric Lempel over at Playstaion.blog has informed us that the update for PS3 is now available (again). Update 2.4 saw a number a number of users unable to access the XMB after installation, so it was quickly pulled offline.  The problem has now been solved, so jump online and grab the new update!

We want to extend our apologies to the PlayStation community for any inconvenience. Now we’ll be looking forward to seeing everyone online and racking up those trophies!

Ubisoft have released a developer diary video of Tom Clancy’s HAWX. The diary discusses one of the key gameplay features titled “Assisstance”. I know it sounds weird, but do you have to do anything in this game or does the computer do it all for you? Also, is it just me or does Thomas Simon enjoy fondling? Check it out below.