Rainier's Articles

'Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles' (NGC/PS2) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Every one thousand years, one hundred mamodo descend upon earth to conduct the ultimate battle. The winner becomes the mighty king of the mamodo world. There is only one problem - in order for the mamodo to use their powerful spell books, they need human partners. Play as your favorite mamodo pair from the TV show and unleash your spells during battle to become the mighty mamodo king!

'Battleground Europe' Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battleground Europe is the ultimate PvP MMOG in a combined arms simulations set in a relentless, action-packed 3D environment. Players command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft or sling weapons and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players. Read more on where to get the beta client, and how to activate it.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Shadowgrounds' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

Mythic Adds AGEIA physX Technology To 'Warhammer: Online'

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies and Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment today announced a publisher-wide licensing agreement in which Mythic can fully exploit the power of AGEIA physX technology in developing its MMORPGs.

'Painkiller: Black' Now In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that Painkiller: Black, a limited edition package of Painkiller featuring the original, the expansion pack and some additional goodies, is now available at major retail stores across North America.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' Gets Musical Score

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music composer Inon Zur has signed on to provide the original musical score for THQ and Relic Entertainment's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War expansion pack Winter Assault.

'Bet On Soldier' - v1.1 German Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, where you bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill. This humongous (800mb) patch brings your German retail game to v1.1 and addresses various bugs, game crashes and so forth. Read more for download links ...

'Top Spin' (PS2) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Top Spin takes 16 of the top professional tennis players in the world including Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Venus Williams and Carlos Moya and puts them in gamers' hands to create the most realistic tennis game ever. Players must work their way up from an unranked amateur with no skills, to a top ranked player in the world with huge endorsement deals.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.