Rainier's Articles


'Powerdrome' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twelve champions from the far ends of the galactic hegemony compete for an interstellar trophy by racing their Blades - jet-engined, anti-gravity aircraft. The drama-filled competition is staged at break-neck speeds around spectacular tracks. The game features 24 circuits across 8 dramatic environments, ranging from a sub-tropical Ocean Dam to a race on and under a terraformed ring-world. Read more to check 10 new screens ...

'C&C: Generals' - Update Patch Coming This Week

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

C&C: Generals producer Harvard Bonin has put up a post on the official Generals forum board that they have submitted the new v1.6 update patch to the Q&A department, and it should be available somewhere this week. You can check the forum post right here...

'Freedom Fighters' (NGC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announced that Freedom Fighters (formerly known as Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty) will now ship on GameCube in addition to the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC (Fall 2003). In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is unfolding in the streets of America. Taking on the role of Christopher Stone, players evolve from an average New Yorker into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city. Read more for the first screens ...

'The Bloody Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these new screens and 2 new gameplay trailers (thanks Actiontrip).

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is scheduled to be available at retail for holiday 2003. Read more for some new screens, as well as a new in-game trailer, showing off the 'Ysuran' character in action. Ysuran is a potent spell-caster who can grow to become awesomely powerful. As a necromancer, a wizard specializing in the dark art of death magic, he is very skilled with spells that create, modify, or destroy life force.

'Whiplash' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiplash is set in a high-tech product testing facility where questionable experiments are conducted on animals. The game stars two animal fugitives, Spanx and Redmond, who find themselves chained together and on the run to escape the lab. As Spanx, the player uses Redmond as their weapon to not only escape, but also to free other enslaved animals and bankrupt the corporation by destroying the property. Check the new screens ...

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next chapter in the epic Legacy of Kain series is a cutting-edge action/adventure game featuring more action then ever before. Take control of two powerful and highly evolved vampires: Kain, an all-powerful demigod, and Raziel, a demonic angel of death. Each equipped with a legendary sword, Kain & Raziel must battle through a world loaded with conflict and intrigue as they attempt to unravel their destinies and defeat the dark forces that seek to condemn their world to eternal damnation. Read more to check some new PS2/Xbox screens ..

Play UT & UT2003 Against Each Other to Win Money at Ultimate Arena

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc. today announced the addition of award-winning and top-selling Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2003 to its website. At Ultimate Arena, online gamers can create their own tournaments for cash prizes. Players fund their accounts with a credit card or PayPal, select a supported game, choose desired game settings, and pay a tournament entry fee as low as 50 cents. The player or team that wins the match collects the prize money.

'YOHOHO! Puzzle Pirates' Beta Begins Today

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings today announced the open public Beta test of "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates," a unique massively multi-player game in which deeds of swashbuckling are accomplished with fun puzzle games. Read more for details ...