Rainier's Articles


'Starfleet Command' Developer 'Taldren' Shuts Down

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Starfleet Universe that the developer of the Starfleet Command series, Taldren, has shut down. Taldren was working on a new Xbox/PC title for publisher Majesco, which got delayed a few months back, but with the demise of the developer, that project seems to have gone under completely. An incarnation of Taldren will survive in South Korea as Taldren's CEO Erik Bethke has already struck roots in Korea and is forging plans to develop a myth-themed MMORPG.

'Yager' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. Genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns. Kemco is bringing Yager to North America, expected Q3 2004!

Atari Ships 2.5 Million Units of 'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) Worldwide

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced that it has shipped 2.5 million units of its highly anticipated DRIV3R to retails outlets worldwide (that doesnt mean they actually "sold" that many though ed.). Since DRIV3R hit store shelves on June 21 in the U.S. and June 22 in Europe and Australia, consumer demand has been extremely strong.

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) Gets Updated & Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today their plan to expand the Ninja Gaiden playing experience with additional downloadable content which will be available in the beginning of August via Xbox Live. The evolved version will contain a wide array of additions including new camera and action engines that will improve upon the already superior game engine, new challenging enemies, new costumes, an arsenal of new weapons, and more.

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped "Aura: Fate of the Ages" for PC. "Aura's" magical story begins with an ancient legend that tells of the existence of powerful and sacred rings and hidden artifacts that, when combined, offer great power and immortality to those that possess them.

'King Arthur: Pendragon Chronicles' Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The action-RTS PC game entitled King Arthur: Pendragon Cronicles takes us back to the heroic epic of the founder King Arthur, whose figure is lost in the mist of time. The choice of topic was inspired by the King Arthur film produced by Jerry Buckheimer coming out soon. The game is created in European cooperation (using GarageGames' Torque Engine), the game design is provided by Game Consulting, while the artistic and programming part is done by a group of professionals of veteran developers of Spore Games. Read more for details, features & screens.

Soldiers: Heroes of World War II - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldiers is a third-person tactical action complete with a stunning 3D visual engine. Pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe, gameplay delivers extremely realistic yet explosive combat scenarios. Commanding a highly trained team of special forces behind enemy lines, your job is to get them in, execute the mission your way and get out - fast! Check the new screens ...

'MISSING: Since January' Located - In Stores NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that "MISSING: Since January" has shipped for PC in North America. Journalist, Jack Lorski and his companion disappear while investigating a series of serial killings. Soon after, SKL-Network, the agency Jack works for, receives a disturbing CD-ROM showing video footage obtained during his investigation. More than a simple CD, this disc marks the start of a chilling game of cat-and-mouse with a mad killer known only as “The Phoenix.”

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring all 30 NHL teams, plus teams from all the other major hockey leagues of North America and Europe, NHL Eastside Hockey manager provides ice hockey fans complete franchise control of their favourite ice hockey team. This updated GOLD demo is a fully featured version of the game that lasts for six months of game time. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - UK Edition Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first Add-on to the critically acclaimed genre-spanning Role-Playing-Strategy hit Spellforce: The Order of Dawn has shipped to stores in the UK. Spellforce: The Order of Dawn features an extensive 40h single player campaign and the new "Free Game" mode, allowing one to three players to compete against the computer with their own Avatars on a large range of separate maps. The add-on has undergone extensive testing with participation from the fan community and seen large improvements especially in the multiplayer network code.