Rainier's Articles

Konami Launches 'LifeLine' (PS2) Website

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official LifeLine website brings you into the world of Lifeline - literally. Lifeline is the world's first voice-controlled action-adventure game. Even though the game doesn't ship for the PS2 until March 2, gamers with a PC microphone can now get cozy with the game's heroine, Rio, by playing the downloadable PC demo of game available on the web site! Additionally, site visitors can access the space station hotel's brochure, security manual, artwork and much more for in-depth information on the game. Add in some weekly game tips and they'll be set to unravel the mysteries of Lifeline!

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' Developer Revealed ?

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the demise of 3DO a while ago the future of the Geroes Of Might & Magic was uncertain until Ubisoft outbid other publishers a few months later. With the additional closing of long time developer New World Computing, it has been very quiet on the who and when we can expect the next installment (which would mean the fith episode). Heroes fan site Heroic Corner claims to have received confirmation from 2 independent sources that Silent Storm & Etherlords developer Nival Interactive might be the chosen one. Since most of Nival Interactive's titles have been strategy based it might very well be possible that they have been tagged by Ubisoft to work on 'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' (thanks

'UFO: Alien Invasion' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A demo UFO: Alien Invasion has been released, allowing you to try out this community project inspired by the X-Com series, using a heavily modified Quake 2 engine. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. Read more for details & download links ...

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city. Check out some new powers and new screens ...

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Heart to Heart"... Map info: "An Orc warrior died here while protecting the woman he loved. Both their names have been forgotten, but the powerful magic of his sacrifice reshaped the land into a lasting tribute to her. This is a small map and the suggested no. of players is 1v1 or 2v2. It is based on the "Lordaeron Summer" tileset. Go download it here!

'Project Freedom' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The genesis of that game comes from developed in our company P2.The game morphed it’s genre to action space game and the official name of game is "Project Freedom". Becoming pilot of latest space fighter your task is to infiltrate enemy moves and fulfill missions given by generals of your army in the second cold war crisis in late 21st century. The action take place in our solar system and promise to deliver realistic environment across Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Io - the Jupiter's moon and planetoid Ida. The game features never seen break through graphics and solid, 100% adrenaline pumping gameplay.

'Sacred' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a German demo for Ascaron's upcoming RPG Sacred. The demo lets try out 13 quests in the World Of Ancaria, playable with either Seraphim character or the Gladiator (thanks Blues). An English demo is expected in the next week or so, but for the Diablo hungry, this will do in the meantime. Read more for download links...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens ...

'Hitman Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2004 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos lets us know that they have launched the official website for Io Interactive's action sequel Hitman Contracts. The site gives you an overview of the game, information about the locations, characters and weapons featured in the game as well as some low res screenshots. In April of 2004 across North America, the contract is out, whether it's PS2, Xbox or PC, you'll have to sign on the dotted line...