Rainier's Articles


'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

He's a hero for the ages, living in a twisted world of mind-numbing madness. Meet Rayman – again, or for the first time – starring in his latest Ubi Soft video game adventure, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, which has gamers already a-buzz. This latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series features psychedelic 3D worlds, heinous hoodlums and irreverent cast of characters with unbelievable powers.

'Devastation' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devastation is a next-generation Unreal Engine-powered, team-based FPS set in a near future technology dark age, where corporations rule and deadly Pacification Squad Troopers enforcing their will. Developed by Digitalo, and co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games, Devastation features Hollywood-style special effects, an engrossing single player story, frenetic multiplayer modes and Karma physics for incredible real world interactions and rag doll deaths. Read more to check 5 brand new, beautiful, action packed screens!

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced that the official Japanese trailer for Dynasty Warriors 4 (exclusively on PS2), known as Shin Sangoku Musou 3 in Japan, is now available for download. Read more for download links.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is based on Cinemaware’s hit game Defender of the Crown, first released in 1986 on the Commodore Amiga and subsequently to a variety of platforms where sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a re-imagining of the beloved classic, with a deep storyline, a rich cast of characters, and the same commitment to stunning graphics and unique, varied gameplay that first made Cinemaware famous. Today Cinemaware released some new screens as well as an in game trailer, read more to check them out!

'EverQuest Online Adventures' (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Inc. announced today that EverQuest Online Adventures, its massively-multiplayer online role-playing game exclusively for the PS2, has gone gold. EverQuest Online Adventures gives console gamers access to a vast living game world filled with exciting combat, quests and unparalled character development as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime with people from across the North American continent. EverQuest Online Adventures has a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is scheduled to be available at North American retail stores on February 12.

'Master of Orion 3' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on Quicksilver Software's 4X official Master of Orion 3 site that the eagerly anticipated sequel to one of the best-loved strategy games of all time has finally GONE GOLD and will be in stores as early as February 25th. In Master Of Orion 3, it is not enough to be just a competent economist or a great captain in the armed forces. To succeed, considerable political, administrative and intelligence skills must be applied to craft your civilisation's glorious chapter in the Annals of Time and Space. More details expected soon ...

'Psychotoxic : Gateway To Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Rome: Total War' - Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not that it was a secret anymore but Activision today finally announced the development of Rome: Total War for the PC, the next game to be released in the Total War series and the follow-up title to The Creative Assembly's multi-award winning Medieval: Total War. In the game players return to the golden age of antiquity to take command of the most fearsome armies in a bid to rewrite the annals of history and be proclaimed Imperator.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. It wouldn't be Friday if the official site hadn't been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

Microsoft & Vivendi In Video Game Talks

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on Shacknews that Yahoo.biz reports Investment bank Investec believes Microsoft Corp. was in talks with French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal about buying Vivendi's video game business for as much as $2 billion. A spokeswoman for Vivendi Universal's game unit declined to comment. A Microsoft spokeswoman could not be immediately reached for comment. This can only amount to the recent rumours and speculations ..