Rainier's Articles

'Sudeki' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 26, 2005 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ZOO Digital Publishing is bringing Climax's RPG Sudeki to the PC. Currently undergoing the latter stages of development, the game will be released at the End of March 2005. Already released on Xbox, the PC version of Sudeki remains faithful to the original's acclaimed gameplay, but takes the adventure to an even greater level with improved visuals and richer sound (thanks 3DGamers). Read more to check out new screens and ingame trailer...

'Hellgate: London' Revealed

by Rainier on March 26, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to fansite BlizzPlanet, the first product currently under development at Bill Ropers Flagship Studios (mosly comprised of ex-Blizzard employees) will be announced in the May issue of PC Gamers. Hellgate: London is the title, it will be a first-person action-RPG set in post-apocalyptic London, described by Bill Roper as "Diablo II set in a modern 3D world and played from a first-person perspective", and appear on PC & Mac, but apart from that no additional details were available yet.

'StarRush' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarRush is a spaceship simulator set in the action of a distant galaxy, which suffers from gold-rush fever. StarRush is a story-driven action spaceship simulator that immerses gamers in an incredible atmosphere of gold-rush of the distant-future, a hostile world, where everyone is driven by thirst for gold. Prepare to take place in this race and remember that weapons are the best argument.

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mixing role-playing game with real-time strategy, Heroes of Annihilated Empires delivers you a new experience and unique gameplay, where you can feel yourself the Hero of a legendary epic tale. This time it's not about units, it's about armies with thousands of soldiers that entrust their fate in your hands. It's about responsibility taken by great leaders and future of entire races. Survival or extinction? It's all up to you to decide.

'WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The WWE experience has never been more lifelike with Superstar voice-over and commentary, an all-new proreversal system and motion capture technology, making this the most realistic looking grappler to date. Create the ultimate Superstar and watch him evolve as you earn new move-sets, costumes and abilities in your quest for the WWE Heavyweight Championship. Build the perfect championship belt and defend it on Xbox Live while gaining prestige with each victory you claim, or take on four of your friends in head-to-head competition online. Originally due in stores in March, the new release date is set for April 18th.

Happy Second Anniversary, 'Shadowbane'

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 7:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft celebrates the two-year anniversary of its MMO Shadowbane by providing all players with a unique piece of in-game apparel featuring stats that will directly affect gameplay. Shandowbane: Throne of Oblivion, which includes the original game plus both expansion packs is currently available at a manufacturer's retail price of $19.99. It is rated "T" (Teen) for Blood and Violence.

Valve Anti-Cheat Beta Starts Next Week

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vavle announced that next week they will begin beta testing the new Valve Anti-Cheat system, and it will be logging cheating violations into our database to make sure it's ready for general release. If you have any cheats for multiplayer games installed on your computer, now would be a good time to uninstall and stop using them. When a cheat infraction is detected, the offender will be permanently banned from playing on secure servers. Valve has also released a small Steam update which Fixes a crash when turning on the budget panel in Counter-Strike: Source, and fixed exploit that would allow clients to spawn large numbers of temporary entities on clients, causing a crash. As usual, restarting Steam auto updates everything.

'Dungeon Lords' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with FPS-style controls, Dungeon Lords brings the Action RPG to a whole new level. Dreamcatcher has released a single/multiplayer demo allows you to play as either a Human, Argot, or Sylvan, starting you off outside Fargrove, leading you on to the underground sewer system and into the Fargrove Theatre to do battle with the Goblin Mage. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Multiplayer Map Pack Slated for June - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios has announced a June 28 release date for the highly anticipated Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack. The multiplayer expansion pack contains nine new multiplayer maps to push gamers' skills to their limits. The retail package also contains two new videos: an animated side-story from the single-player story in New Mombasa and a mini-documentary that includes interviews with the map designers, combat strategies and fly-throughs of the new maps. Xbox Live subscribers will get a four-map sneak peek in April, and by late summer, all maps will be available for free. Read more for details ...

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' Deploys Into Retail

by Rainier on March 25, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Elite Warriors: Vietnam, you will fight along side Green Beret commandoes as you conduct classified missions deep in Southeast Asia. By using patrol techniques still being used today in Iraq and Afghanistan you will rescue downed pilots, ambush convoys, seize enemy prisoners, and discover targets for air attacks. Bold Games, a unit of Destineer, today announced that it has shipped its highly anticipated new PC title, Elite Warriors: Vietnam, to major retailers nationwide.