Rainier's Articles


'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Developer Q&A #4

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Yesterday Ubisoft announced Far Cry Instincts will ship exclusively for Xbox in September 2005, and today we catch up with multiplayer game designer Alexandre Mandryka talking about the multiplayer portion of the game.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'Gothic III' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the new screens...

Microsoft Signs Deal With Marvel For MMOs

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that it has signed exclusive rights to develop and publish MMO games featuring Marvel Enterprises' super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk. The deal covers massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titles developed for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360 and published by the game studio. The deal is Marvel's first MMO pact, and the first title is expected in 2008.

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Official Website

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience unstoppable power, destructive rage and inner conflict of the world's meanest and greenest superhero in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction! Check out the brand new full website with awesome features and new content!

'Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 10:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is on sale today, nationwide. This fast-paced action RPG prequel to Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel is the second installment in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Exclusively for the PS2, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 follows the story of the anime series, which airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming.

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - v1.27 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega has released a patch for the US edition of Plastic Reality's squad-based action game Korea: Forgotten Conflict demo. The patch visualizes places available or not available for the player by different mouse cursor, visualizes the "Line of Fire" when blocked, fixes a problem with a locked mouse cursor while pointing at some machines, fixes minor problems with medic's voice (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #22

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for Counter-Strike Source. Fixed model scale problem resulting in under-sized players, fixed model's feel sliding while running, and made the new Terrorist model leaner... Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Rugby League 2' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the powerful game engine that was embraced by both gamers and people passionate about Rugby League, the game developer Sidhe Interactive has spent over 12 months creating a brand new sequel, packed with all new functionality and refined gameplay, graphics, controls, and competitions. Players, sponsors, and stadiums have all been updated to reflect the 2005 season.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkwatch is an original FPS combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.