Rainier's Articles


'Star Wars Galaxies' Expands New Player Experience

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players new to MMORPGs will now get a little extra help when starting out in Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. After completing the initial tutorial, players will now be directed to one or two of the most populated cities in the galaxy, dropping them right in the thick of the action.

The Adventure Company's 2004 E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced its line-up for the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The company will showcase four beautiful and challenging new Windows games (Aura: Fate of the Ages, Missing, Dark Fall: Lights Out and Atlantis Evolution) on the show floor and expects to announce a new title at the show. Read more for details on each title...

'Space Hack' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Hack is a sci-fi RPG/action title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics. The storyline puts you on board of a quite 'peculiar' spaceship, trapped inside a space warp. Being a tough guy, whose axe is almost as quick as his wit, it's not surprising that you promptly find yourself confronting angry monsters, one wave after another. Check the freshly launched 'Space Hack' website, or read more for some new screens ...

'War Times' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Legend Studios' 3D RTS War Times. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.02 (also available for the demo) and improves AI, some control issues, bug fixes, game tweaks and updated 3D graphics. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Garfield' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's favourite cat, Garfield, will be appearing on PlayStation 2 and PC thanks to an agreement between worldwide publisher Hip Games and Jim Davis' licensing company, Paws, Inc. This agreement comes as a confirmation of Garfield's ever-growing popularity, indeed this summer 20th Century Fox will launch a live-action Garfield movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Breckin Meyer, with Bill Murray as Garfield's voice.

The Urbz (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Check out the freshly launched official website or read more for some new screens...

Vivendi Announces 'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games sets its sights on the latest edition of the popular SWAT franchise with the announcement of SWAT 4. Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and the first screens!

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aura is a challenging first person puzzle exploration game that uses an easy to navigate mouse driven, point and click interface. The game features vast panoramic landscapes and some of the best pre-rendered graphics adventure has ever seen (and we mean it!!). Players will need to solve a variety of ingenious fully-animated puzzles using logic, reasoning and common sense. Read more for new screens ...

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has marched onto store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:18 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.