Rainier's Articles


TRON 2.0 Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Interactive today announced that TRON 2.0, its highly anticipated first-person action PC title, has gone gold and will be in stores nationwide Aug. 26. The news celebrates 21 years since the release of TRON, the ground-breaking science-fiction film that inspired the upcoming game.

'Space Invaders: Invasion Day' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive is sad to announce the imminent destruction of the Earth. Well, not exactly... Twenty-five years since they first appeared, Space Invaders are back! Space Invaders: Invasion Day is an out-and-out, old-school, shoot'em-up that sees our extraterrestrial enemies back doing what they do best. This time, however, the action takes place on Earth in locations spread across a major city. Players will have fifty stages to complete and ten bosses to battle against if they are to repel the Invaders.

'Etherlords II' - Beta Test SignUp

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for an open beta test of our upcoming adventure-RPG with tactical card based combat Etherlords II. The beta test will be focused on the game's new multiplayer modes and auto rating server. Registration is open to all gamers who are interested in helping us ensure that Etherlords II offers one of the best online magic combat experiences possible. Beta Testers will be chosen based on their application information, with the ability to play online being the most important consideration. The application can be found at the official Etherlords website in the Beta Testers section. Etherlords II will be published by Strategy First in North America and Arxel Tribe in Europe.

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" finds adventurers in a fight for their lives as a simple rescue mission uncovers a much more sinister plot with far-reaching implications. As the story unfolds, adventurers will travel the world of Oerth, discover the besieged village of Hommlet, survive the filthy shire of Nulb and ultimately penetrate the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil, a beacon of darkness and despair in a world without hope.

'Worms 3D' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ‘Worms’ phenomenon has taken the gaming world by storm for many years, gripping the minds of players through its simple appearance yet cunningly designed interior. Finally, to the excitement of fans everywhere ‘Worms’ comes to PC and console in full 3D. Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. Read more and check out some new PS2 & PC screens ...

'Headhunter: Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos… Read more to check out some screens of the game environment ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apparently missed this one last night but Blizzard has also released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game 'WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne'. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.11 and fixes some map crashes and a few localization issues. (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PlanetBattlefield has a mention of an upcoming playable demo for EA's Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII. No additional details and tp specifically when or what it will include are available at this point (thanks VE3D).