Rainier's Articles


Leaked 'Xbox 2/Xenon' Specs Hit The Net ?

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the ongoing stream of Xbox name speculations and system specifications, a new document has hit the streets (or the internet for that matter) giving us another look at "what might be." The document is supposedly by Pete Isensee, Development Lead, Xbox Advanced Technology Group and gives us details on CPU, GPU, USB and other technical specs (thanks Spong), all to be taken with a bag of salt of course. Read more for the full blurb ...

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht...

'Ribbit King' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ribbit King is a ridiculously original sports adventure game from Bandai. The game in question isn't golf, but 'frolf', a new hybrid of the familiar gentleman's favourite, where the clubs are replaced by a mallet, and the balls by, yes you've guessed it, frogs. And the squishy green creatures in question not only tolerate being hurled skywards, but even seem to enjoy it. But then, it must be quite a rush flying towards your goal at high velocity through the air. Of course, it's an even bigger rush if you hit a tree.

‘Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fast-paced fighting and energy attacks highlight the fierce intensity of the Dragon Ball Z experience as Atari today announced it has shipped Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors for GBA. Now for the first time ever in a Dragon Ball Z video game, fans can take their battles skyward by launching explosive aerial assaults on opponents, just like in the animated series.

'Kreed' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim UK has released a demo for Burut's sci-fi FPS Kreed. This demo let you try out two single-player missions ('Arc of Secret Light' and 'Skirmish in Holy City') as well as two deathmatch multiplayer maps ('Dungeon' and 'Aspero'). Read more for download links ...

'TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' Coming To PS2 - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Throw away your old-man driving gloves and get your fireproof racing suit out, because PlayStation racing is about to become a matter of life and death as Codemasters confirms that an advanced edition of TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator is coming to PS2. TOCA Race Driver 2 is as realistic as racing games get and the new enhanced PS2 version will launch this October, complete with online racing.

Digital Jesters Sign 'Cycling Manager 4' - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fastest average speed in the world's most prestigious cycling event – the Tour De France – is 25.026 mph, by superstar cyclist Lance Armstrong. The highest average speed that you reach when getting up from playing videogames to raid the fridge is probably less than 1/8 of 1mph. But why not pretend you're a bit sporty, and not a lazy ice-cream snaffler, by playing the fourth instalment in the popular Cycling Manager series.

'Robots' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced that Robots is currently in development by Eurocom Entertainment Software (console/PC) and Griptonite Games (GBA) for a first quarter 2005 launch to coincide with the theatrical release of the Robots film. Based upon 20th Century Fox's CG animated feature film releasing on March 11, 2005 the game will place players in the role of the film's hero Rodney Copperbottom, as he sets off on thrilling adventures through the living worlds of the Robots movie.

'Sentinel: Descendants in Time' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish SENTINEL: Descendants in Time for PC. The Tastan people surrendered to extinction many years ago; their only legacy being the legendary Tastan Tombs. Much speculation surrounds the tombs, some say they hold invaluable treasure, while others believe great wealth may be attained through the technology left behind by this advanced race.

Micro Application Signs 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French software company Micro Application today announced it will publish 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the French speaking region of Canada. Funcom will act as publisher in North and South America, the Nordic region, and Asia.