Rainier's Articles

Sega Europe Signs 'Football Manager 2005' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd and Sports Interactive today announced a partnership granting SEGA the worldwide rights to publish all output from Sports Interactive for the next five years. The partnership marks a significant step for both companies' plans for worldwide growth. Read more for details & screens...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ballerium's Soundtrack

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majorem Ltd., developer of "Ballerium", today officially announced the performers to compose the music for the title. Majorem's announcement came as a surprise after previously signing up the well-known "Infected Mushroom" to compose the game's soundtrack. According to the agreement between the two, Uranium will compose seven different soundtracks, one for each race in the game.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (PC/Xbox) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos has launched the official website for Ion Storm's action-stealth title Thief: Deadly Shadows. In Thief: Deadly Shadows, players once again take on the role of Garrett where in his efforts to prevent this approaching Dark Age, he has inadvertently roused an ancient hidden evil. Without allies, Garrett finds himself standing alone between the City and the forces that would crush it. Head on over to the official Thief: Deadly Shadows website for game info, low res screenshots and so forth ..

'Halo' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.04 and addresses a rare crash bug that could occur if a malicious individual (hacker) purposely tries to exploit the GameSpy CDKey SDK. An v1.04 updated Win32 dedicated server is also available. Read more for details and download links ...

'Painkiller' - Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has revealed details regarding the pre-order deal they are offering for People Can Fly's upcoming FPS Painkiller. People who decide to pre-order the game at Gamestop or EBGames will be treated to a freee t-shirt, or if you opt for BestBuy & Futureshop (Canada) you will get a 3 level singleplayer demo (as soon as you put in the order of course, would be retarded if it shipped with the game now wouldn't it :) If that still doesnt sound good enough, CompUSA not only offers a t-shirt but also automagically allows you to enter an online Painkiller tournament ( April 26 - July 15) with no less than $5,000 cash to win or Alienware material.

'America's Army' - 'No' Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official America's Army website has word that a new patch for the US Army's Unreal engine powered shooter will be released tomorrow. The update will be rather small as it only fixes a few minor problems such as correcting client and server-side flooding issues, Sniper rifle bug from the weapon selection removed, Admin Spectator Mode added, Community Game Server Support added, and a few other things (thanks Blues).

UPDATE : seems this update was a "wrong" date issue and a repost of an old article. No patch coming ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic has released the Unreal Tournament 2004 official demo includes five playable game modes, and offers fans their first taste of Unreal Tournament 2004’s two new game modes: the introduction of the hyper-charged Onslaught mode and the return of the fan-favorite Assault mode, which last appeared in the original Unreal Tournament. The demo also features established gametypes like Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Bombing Run. Read more for download links ...

'Two Thrones' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Paradox Entertainment announced today that the real-time strategy title Two Thrones, has shipped to retail stores nationwide for the PC. Two Thrones has a SRP of $19.99 and has been rated E for everyone.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new screens ...