Rainier's Articles


Climax Appoints New LA Studio President

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax today announced the appointment of David Schwartz as President of its one-year-old Los Angeles Studio. With over 12 years experience managing product development and technology in the video game industry, David is the perfect person to steer the company to even greater heights after its hugely successful debut year in the US.

'Phantom Renaissance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom Renaissance is the stand-alone expansion set for the highly acclaimed turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and Phantom League in distant space colonies. The game is based on the Massive Assault’s original "Secret Allies" concept, acknowledged by the press and the players as innovative and "easy to learn and hard to master" one and in many respects rejuvenating turn-based genre.

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormregion made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Read more to check 30 new screens and also check our Panzers preview!

PS2 Sales Double After Price Cut

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today a more than two fold increase in sales since it reduced the price of the PlayStation2, validating the company's strategy in the timing and approach to the price drop. The company announced the lower price point of $149 suggested retail price (SRP) for the standalone PlayStation 2 or the PlayStation2 Combo Pack, while supplies last, last month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

'Brothers in Arms' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. Read more for some new screens ...

'WebWars Arena' Is Now Called 'Arena Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arena Wars is a completely new kind of 3D Real Time Strategy game, combining the gameplay principles and interface from RTS games with the fast pace of action-based shooters. Arena Wars is a single and multiplayer game. Multiplayer supports up to 8 players, who can fight against each other and challenge other players from all around the world via the AW Server, whilst the single player mode is loaded with action-packed single player missions against one or more computer opponents.

inXile Secures 'The Bard's Tale' Product Name

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Mourning' - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mourning' is an MMORPG is being developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC based in the United States. Currently in development and scheduled for a spring 2004 release, "Mourning" will take users into a rich online fantasy world. Check out the new screens ...

'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. today announced that MLB SlugFest: Loaded has gone gold and will to ship to stores on June 21, 2004. MLB SlugFest: Loaded will be available for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.