Rainier's Articles

'Quake IV' - 1 New Screen

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has sent us a pleasant surprise tonight, just for your weekend enjoyment, the first Quake IV screen in quite a while. We also have some updated info on the backstory of the game. Read more and check out the goods ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people.

Various Game Trailers #483

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Trackmania Sunrise - Trailer #5
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer
  • Empire Earth 2 - Trailer

'Halo 2' Gets Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie's Frank O'Connor has put up his weekly "What's Update" in which he reveals that Halo 2 player will be getting an Xbox Live Auto Update on Monday, addressing various cheats, bugs, glitches and implement some important weapon balance issues in order to smooth out the Xbox Live and System Link experience. The fuse on grenades has been shortened, and they are now also more powerful, melee attacks will do more damage, and various cheats like the standby cheat, flag bouncing, the ability to grab a flag through walls and sword flying have all been eliminated. People who are not on Xbox Live will still be able to get this auto update when they purchase the multiplayer maps retail version, scheduled for June 28.

'The Matrix Online' Will Receive New Content Every Month

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WBIE & Monolith have announced that they will be releasing new content every month, starting next week, for their virtual, persistent The Matrix Online universe. Regularly scheduled live events, expanded gameplay, new missions and the constant presence of the MxO Live Events Team will bring the compelling, continuing story of The Matrix Online to life. Matrix Online picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.

'Battlefield 2' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development for several years, Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Gungrave OverDose' (PS2) Finally Coming To Europe

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play It has confirmed the upcoming release of Gungrave OverDose. Beyond-The-Grave, our favorite undead-Mafioso-turned-almost-good-guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Fall: Last Days of Gaia is a 3D role-playing game set in a postmodern scenario that takes you to the year 2083. A global catastrophe almost wipes mankind from the face of the earth and you must survive in an inhospitable world. Already available in Germany for a while, Silver Style's Carsten Strehse announced that the English version has gone gold and will be available in the UK end of April, Russia somewhere in May, and although he indicates a North American publisher has been secured, the name and release date are not yet confirmed.