Rainier's Articles


Video Game Player Offers Thousands of Dollars for World Records

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2004 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cash prizes have been promised for top high-scores achieved during the course of the new year 2004. And the money is coming straight out of Robert Mruczek's own pocket - nearly $3,000 dollars in bounties. Mruczek, who is most well known as Twin Galaxies' Chief Referee, says: "I want to prime the pump and get players tackling old world records that have not been beat in some time. I think its good for the hobby."

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 11:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

LucasArts Reactivates Old 'SWG: An Empire Divided' Accounts

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts/Sony Online ent. dropped us a note that starting Tuesday January 20th, 2004 and ending February 2nd 2004, they are reactivating all old 'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided' accounts giving people a chance to try out all the new content they have been adding since the launch of the MMORPG. If you do not remember your login information anymore, you can check out their login/password recovery page.

Atari Shuts Down 'Unreal 2' Developer Legend Entertainment

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 5:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that Legend Entertainment has today been shut down by the powers that be at Atari, according to credible sources. Legend recently completed work on the XMP addon, which added an excellent multiplayer mode to Unreal 2. This was released free on the internet for existing owners of Unreal 2 and also in a special edition version of the game that was released recently. The patch that is currently being tested will be released and that the master server for the game will continue to operate. The LEgend Ent. website has already been taken offline and the Unreal 2 Xbox port (developed by Tantalus) is still on track for release. No Atari representative could be reached for comments, no surprise there... Thanks Andy!

'Pax Romana' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has released a patch for Galilea Multimedia 's 3D strategy game Pax Romana. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses some crashes, AI issues, auto save issues, game fixes/tweaks, making scenario's more historically accurate etc. Read more for details and download links ...

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the late 1570s, one year after the original Tenchu, Tenchu: Return from Darkness allows players to assume the role of the ninjas Rikimaru, Ayame or the mysterious Tesshu as they battle the evil Tenrai and his six lords of darkness. As silent assassins, players must use cunning, strategy, deadly stealth and an arsenal of weapons to overcome dangerous missions and defend the Japanese countryside from Tenrai's armies. Read more for some new screens & trailer, or check out the freshly launched Tenchu: Return From Darkness website.

'Samurai Warriors' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SAMURAI WARRIORS stars the brave Sanada Yukimura, who leads an elite band of samurai and ninja. Sanada's journey will take him to the hallowed Japanese battlefields of Okehazama and Kawanakajima and inside the embattled walls of Osaka Castle where he will come face-to-face with gun-toting troops, echelons of ninja, and deadly kunoichi (female ninja). Read more for details and screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out some new screens.

'Knights of the Temple' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Paul de Raque, Knight of the Temple, as you set out on a holy crusade across a forbidding, mediaeval Europe to join your order in the Holy Land. Armed with your sword, axe, bow and shield, you must fight with all your strength to complete your journey, for saving the future of the world is your ultimate goal! The core of the game is medieval style fighting with the classical weapons of European knights, coupled with stunning graphics of the historical milieus of the 12th century crusades. Check these new screens.

'Ultimate Arena' Launches 'Xfire' Service

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2004 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc. today announced that the beta version of Xfire is available at www.xfire.com. Xfire automatically tracks when and where gamers' friends are playing PC games online. With one click, gamers can instantly join their friends' games. Read more for details ...