Rainier's Articles


'The Fate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A young warrior stands alone, unarmed and with only 1,000 gold pieces to his name... So far, so familiar to fans of role-playing games (RPGs). However, while it may begin in traditional style, it's not long before 4AM Entertainment's debut release, The Fate, takes RPG fans to places which they've never before encountered. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Midnight Club II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has started shipping Midnight Club II for the PC. The highly anticipated title is set to be in stores on July 2nd in North America and on July 11th in Europe.

'World Wide War 1943' - Website Launched

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWW43 is an action CRPG set during the Second World War. It’s a game brimming with adventures and humour but also with many battles. The hero of the game manages to board a German submarine after his boat was hit by a torpedo. It soon becomes apparent that the submarine is on a secret mission to Africa. This is where the story starts and from there on involves Wunderwaffe, ancient artefacts, trusty Leon the camel and many marrows... The 'World Wide War 1943' web site sports tons of information and screenshots, go check it out!

'Time Crisis 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 3 marks the return of Namco's premier light-gun shooting franchise. Compatible with the GUNCON2 light-gun, this fast-paced shooter delivers superior shooting action and supreme excitement. A new weapon select system enables players to chose from 4 weapons (machine gun, hand gun, shotgun and grenade) and optimize their game play strategy. Time Crisis 3 includes the original arcade game as well as console-exclusive game modes. Sniper combat provides intense and lethal sharp-shooting action, sure to be a winning combination for this popular franchise. Check the new screens ...

The Sims Are Bustin' Out On GBA

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the GBA at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio in conjunction with Griptonite Games, an Amaze Entertainment Studio. For the first time, Game Boy Advance players will be able to experience the zany and unpredictable world of The Sims. Players will be able to take direct control of their Sim to explore all-new Game Boy Advance exclusive locations as they work their way from rags to riches. The Sims Bustin' Out GBA version will support connectivity with the GameCube and is scheduled for simultaneous release with The Sims Bustin' Out on all current-generation console platforms in December 2003.

'Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne," the eagerly-awaited expansion set to the fastest-selling PC game ever, is now in stores. Available in 11 different languages worldwide, the game has received initial orders totaling more than 2.5 million copies.

Activision Sues Viacom Over Star Trek Game License

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Inc. filed a breach of contract suit alleging media giant Viacom Inc. isn't adequately exploiting the Star Trek franchise, thereby diminishing the value of the video game developer's license to produce Star Trek-themed games. In 1998, Activision entered a 10-year licensing arrangement with Viacom that gave it exclusive rights to produce Star Trek titles across all gaming platforms.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Purge Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Freeform Interactive, Purge players become members of the Order and the Chosen, with each side seeking elimination of the enemy and individual party survival. Players receive rewards as they win battles and complete objectives throughout gameplay. In addition, Purge offers several map options, innovative weaponry and extensive player customization to enhance the online war experience. The main feature of this patch is a new map, Cargo Depot. This update also adds new player request changes from the Purge forums, new GM powers, and tweaks to the Proteus map. Read more for download links ...

'The Great Escape' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Providing an exciting opportunity to take part in the largest breakout in history from the "escape proof" Stalag Luft III German POW camp, gamers are invited to participate in the most memorable and famous motorbike scene in ever to emerge in Hollywood. SCI has now released a demo their stealth action game "The Great Escape". The demo features 2 levels from the game, "Struggle In The Mountains" and "On The Run!" Read more for details and download links ...