Rainier's Articles

'City of Heroes' and 'Lineage II' to be Showcased at CPL

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A chance to see two of the most highly anticipated online games awaits attendees at the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Winter Championship, December 16-20 in Dallas, Texas. NCsoft Corporation will demo the latest pre-release versions of City of Heroes and Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle at CompUSA’s CPL exhibit booth. Gamers will get a chance to try out the games on three new Compaq X09 Gaming PCs which will be unveiled for the first time at the CPL event.

'NHL 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a patch for the latest installment in their hockey franchise NHL 2004 bringing your retail game to v1.02. They have also released a non-mandatory/optional NHL 2004 Online League Patch, includes functionality for online league play (requires you to install the aforementioned patch FIRST). NHL 2004 delivers the most authentic hockey experience to date, with new features that accentuate the fast-paced, physical nature of the game. New "Bruise Control" lets players charge up huge hits to level the competition, and an all-new fighting engine delivers thrilling, grappling-based fisticuffs, for when talking just won't settle things. Read more for details and download links ...

'Beyond Good & Evil' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that the Beyond Good & Evil action/adventure game is now available in retail stores for the Nintendo GameCube(tm) video game system from Microsoft. Beyond Good & Evil is rated "T-Teen" with a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim has released the first update patch for their recently released action/hack'n slash title 'Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance'. This upgrade is labelled USK18 (for German version of the game only) and addresses some issue with the blood effects as well as fixing the inability to perform certain finishing moves. Read more for details and download links

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Mysterious Dr. Morhead built a laboratory on the remote Soreo Isle and resumed his hideous experiments... Violating the very foundations of nature, his work was aimed at the creation of a new form of living being - animals that look, feel and behave more like humans. Read more for some new screens ...

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) - Features

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While we have seen Race Driver 2 screens the past few months, Codemasters never really disclosed details as to what we can expect in the game, until today. Slated for release in Spring 2004 for the Xbox and the PC, Race Driver 2 will provide gamers the most diverse and thrilling range of motor sports ever seen in one game. Designed as the definitive racing experience, the game will feature complete head to head Xbox Live and PC online functionality. Read more for details ...

Babe Alert in 'Virtual Skipper 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whether you're an unexperienced or skillful navigator, Virtual Skipper 3 takes you off to the new horizons of Sydney and the Isle of Wight. Other destination : the tropical islands, where you'll be able to create your own water stretches ! The boats – which come complete with provocative pictures of Halle Berry, Holly Valance, Britney Spears, Rachel Stevens, Carmen Electra, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Anna Kornikova, Kylie Minogue and Jolene Blalock – have been specially created for computer game Virtual Skipper 3. Read more for some screens ...

'Cy Girls' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to meet two of the sexiest and deadliest secret agents ever seen in a video game as Konami of Europe lets the Cy Girls loose on PlayStation 2, in readiness for a Spring release.

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heavyweight Champion of the World Roy Jones Jr. has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its new boxing game, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004. Jones' will serve as the game's spokesman, and his image will be featured on packaging and merchandising for the game, which is currently in development for the PlayStation2 and Xbox.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...