Rainier's Articles


'Snake Plissken' Coming To a Video Game Near You!

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The character made famous by Kurt Russell in "Escape From New York" is set to become a franchise in all media under the brand "The Snake Plissken Chronicles." Plissken has already been the pivotal presence in two films: the 1981 favorite and its 1996 sequel, "Escape From L.A." A series of deals by Russell, director John Carpenter and producer Debra Hill, -- who, as the company Snake World, jointly own the character rights -- has added video games, an anime movie, comic books, action figures and novelization tie-ins to the ways Plissken's story is being told (thanks HomeLan).

'Natural Selection 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NS 2.0 is a significant step forward in the process of merging first person shooters with real-time strategy into a combination of truly atmospheric and social gaming. With huge improvements over the previous gameplay of 1.04, plus plenty of all new features, levels, animations, sounds, and artwork, Natural Selection 2.0 stands ready to turn online gaming back on its ear just like its first release last October. Nearly every aspect of the game has been revisited and reworked from feedback from hundreds of the top NS veterans and thousands of games played on public and private servers around the globe. Read more to check out some nifty screens ...

'Fair Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fair Strike is the recent project of published Buka Entertainment and developed by G5 Software, known from the helicopter action/arcade Red Shark. It seems that the team is really keen on helicopters because Fair Strike is also a chopper action, but with an antiterrorists background. We will have a preview available for you soon ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres in one single game. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder has gone gold. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder brings realism, heart-pounding action and intense gameplay into one exciting operation. To celebrate this event, UbiSoft has released another trailer with more in game goodness, read more for download links ....

'Half-Life 2' Gets Delayed .. Or Not?

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just noticed on Gamespot that they got confirmed word about Half-Life 2 getting delayed from the original September 30 date to "somewhere later this year". They DO stress that it would still ship this year, but they are most likely aiming for the holiday season now. I am sure this will both disappoint as well as piss off quite a few people ... UPDATE Contrary to the above Shacknews says that according to Valve, this is the first time they heard about a delay .. Who should we believe, the publishers or the developers .. To Be Continued!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 2:31 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 :

  • Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer - Trailer
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds- Trailer
  • The Hobbit - Trailer
  • Ghost Master - Trailer
  • SimCity 4: Rush Hour - Trailer
  • Trinity - E3 Trailer
  • Spawn - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! Check out the new screens!

'PlanetSide' - Updates and Future Plans

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Several weeks ago, Sony Online announced our future plans for PlanetSide and started on the never-ending journey of continually adding content and gameplay. The Liberator bomber and the SkyGuard anti-aircraft buggy have had a huge impact on battle conditions across Auraxis. Commanders are now able to rain destruction on their enemies through the Orbital Strike and EMP Blast. Medics are now able to locate soldiers that need their help easier. Read more to check out what else they have in store for you Planetside junkies ...