Rainier's Articles


'Romancing SaGa' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Romancing SaGa, the latest in the legendary SaGa series, introduces a host of all-new game play elements and the most expansive story yet. A thousand years ago Saruin was imprisoned. Now the barriers are weakening, and his foreboding shadow threatens to swallow the world of Mardias once again. Who will rid the world of Saruin's scourge? The player must decide.

'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the adrenaline-pumping speed and the recognized innovative action gameplay, this year’s title brings you new gameplay features never before seen in the FPS genre. The game delivers high-speed, tactical, intensity with ground-breaking enhancements such as breakout play calling, multiplayer split-screen action for co-op and head-to-head play,…and that that’s just the beginning. Remember, there’re no health-shields to protect you in this paintball game.

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco is still pluggin away at Tales of Legendia, and the first details of the next installment in the Tales of RPG series have already been revealed. An official announcement is expected next week, but Japanese magazine Shonen Jump already has some early details on the two main characters. Luke is the lone son of a noble family who lost his memories when he was a kid during an invasion by an enemy country. He grew up spoiled and naive and has learned how to use a sword as a hobby. Tia lost her parents and has been raised as a warrior and priestess of the Lorelai religion, and uses a mysterious form of ancient power called Seventh Sound.

'Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, you rose from the “minor leagues” of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Maybe it was too much success too quickly. Maybe you were just not ready to carry the target on your back that comes with being a champion. Or maybe you were simply betrayed. Whatever the reason, you lost the title and now must find your way back to the elusive path of vindication.

'Supreme Commander' - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'City Life' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Solve traffic and pollution problems and sustain the city resources needed to keep the peace. Spend wisely to keep your town prosperous, wealthy, contented and healthy.

'America's Army: Rise of a Soldier' (PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the launch of the America's Army: Rise of a Soldier website, which will allow browsers catch a glimpse of the experience that awaits them when America's Army heads to consoles this October, and give you all the latest info, screens, game info, movies and community chatboard.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as DBZ: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom.

'Pump It Up: Exceed' (PS2) U.S. Championship Series Debuts

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, American Pump It Up players are getting to compete for cash prizes and exclusive merchandise with the debut of the United States Pump It Up Championship Series, sponsored by publisher Mastiff, Andamiro, and Coin it Up. Read more for details ...