Rainier's Articles


'Halo Custom Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Custom Edition is a new version of HaloPC that is free for all HaloPC owners. This unsupported version of HaloPC is a stand alone Gearbox Software release and is not supported by Microsoft. HaloCE was created as a way for Gearbox to introduce a bunch of new features to HaloPC. The most important of which is the ability to play user created content. HaloCE will feature a set of tools, tutorials and source art, a powerful package which will allow users to create their own custom content for HaloCE. You can read all about on the Gearbox Forum..

'Phantom Brave' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The spiritual successor to 2003’s hit strategy role-playing game Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Phantom Brave comes to North America on the Playstation 2 this fall. Developed by Nippon Ichi and exclusively distributed by Atlus, Phantom Brave continues the intriguing game play of Disgaea while adding an immense number of new graphical and game play features.

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht...

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Beta Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore has released a patch for the SÖLDNER: Secret Wars US beta demo (v2.0 version only). This beta demo patch stabilizes server performance as well as fixing all known crash issues on the server and client sides which should make the demo run alot smoother. Read more for details & download links...

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters/Encore has released a map editor for Digital Reality's WW2 RTS Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps. The map editor (requires your game to be v1.18) will allow you to create your own multi-player maps to give to your friends or pass around and play online or over a network with. The map editor allows you to make a map of any size as well as place most of the objects seen in multi-player and single-player.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform.

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Read more for some new screens ...

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Hitman: Contracts' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has just released the first patch for their recently released steal/action game Hitman Contracts. This will bring your retail game to build 174 and addresses a slew of game crashes, some graphical glitches, Asylum aftermath level issue where 47 got stuck and a few other things. Read more for details and download links ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 30, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DICE and EA are pleased to announce that the first Battlefield Vietnam update has entered the home stretch and should be ready for release in the very near future. Many of the community reported issues are being addressed such as : removal of the m60 from the LAW Kit (big complaint about it being too powerful), server list sorted by ping and various other server & client side fixes. Read more for details ...