Rainier's Articles

'Max Payne 3' is Coming ...

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bear Stearns 17th Annual Media event revealed a few new titles today. Earlier, we had EA's Godfather announcement, and now Take-Two CEO Jeffrey Lapin confirmed that they will publish a third Max Payne game. Although Max Payne 2's sales were below expectations, they said they believe in the franchise but it will most likely not be ready "for another few years." An interesting tidbit is that Remedy level designer Mikael Kasurinen says they are NOT working on the game. Stay tuned for more ...

'Gotcha' (Xbox/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has revealed a new tactical/action title Gotcha, being developed for the PC & Xbox by Sixteen Tons Entertainment. Scheduled for release Summer 2004, Gotcha features no real weapons but air compressed weapons and color ammunition, also known as paintball guns. Choose from 18 players (male and female), work your way through the league based single player campaign, challenge others in a duel, or play against friends over the internet, LAN or Xbox Live. Featuring 12 locations from all over the world, 12 different weapons, Take 2 promises excitement, tactics and full on action. Read more to check out the first few screens...

'Naval Ops: Commander' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced that Naval Ops: Commander has shipped to North American retail outlets, and is in stores now.

'Spawn: Armageddon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spawn, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. Already available in the US for several months, it is scheduled for European release (through EA Europe) end of this week...

'The Godfather' Revealed

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During a presentation at Bear-Stearns 17th Annual Media, Entertainment and Information Conference EA's CFO Warren Jensen revealed that EA is on its first "M' rated title in over 3 years (ever since Clive Barker's Undying ) based on The Godfather series of mob films. No further details were given as to what type of game (FPS, RTS), who is developing it or what platforms it will appear on (thanks HomeLAN). Now that the cat is out of the bag, EA's PR folks will most likely issue an official statement shortly...

'Far Cry' - IRC developer Chat

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crytek developers and Ubi Soft will participate in an IRC chat Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. EST to promote their upcoming first person shooter Far Cry. The chat can be accessed via an IRC client at server, channel #FarCry.

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has already released the dedicated Linux server for Digital Illusions' Battlefield Vietnam. This package, contains all the game executables, maps and doc files, will give people who want to host/run multiplayer games a chance to prepare their servers for the games launch. Read more for details and download links ...

'Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of new spells as they face Harry's most terrifying opponents yet: the escaped convict Sirius Black and the Dementors, the sinister guards of Azkaban prison. Read more for 60+ new screens...

'Crusader Kings' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Award-winning developer Paradox Entertainment today announced that much longed-for Crusader Kings has gone gold, and the localization process for all markets will start immediately. The game has been signed for North America, Scandinavia, Russia, France, the UK, Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy and several Asian territories including China and Japan.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News