Rainier's Articles


'Destruction Derby Arenas' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a flagship launch-title, the original Destruction Derby was a powerful demonstration of PlayStation gaming values. Liberating, cathartic and (for its time!) brutally realistic, it freed gamers from the restrictions associated with traditional driving games. Subsequent sequels performed well and added numerous features; total Destruction Derby sales now total 3 million +!! However, by the third incarnation it became clear that the limitations of the PSX were restricting the improvement of the franchise's basic game proposition.

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the cinematic styling of classic horror films, Ghosthunter combines high production values with solid gameplay, drawing players into a macabre, supernatural universe packed with stealth, exploration and all-out action. Read more to check a batch of new screens ...

'Termite Games' Pulled Under Project3 Umbrella

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch publisher Project Three Interactive today announced that its development studio Termite Games has changed its name to Project Three Interactive Studios AB and is now fully integrated in the Project Three Group. The Swedish outfit became known for its revolutionary new game-engine known as DVA, which was used for the development of the tactical FPS game “NEW WORLD ORDER” for PC, released during winter 2002/spring 2003. Termite kept updating the game and has concluded its work by delivering the very stable and smooth version 1.42 last month (on sale in the UK, France and Germany by the end of August ­ distributed by Bigben Interactive).

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deus Ex 2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. Read more for some new screens ...

'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Max Payne debuted in July 2001 as an award-winning, best-selling PC game, it revolutionized the action genre with its cinematic combat sequences fueled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, Remedy is working closely with Rockstar Games on the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne delivers the most intense gameplay experience imaginable. Check these awesome looking hi-res screens ...

'Time Crisis 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 3 marks the return of Namco's premier light-gun shooting franchise. Compatible with the GUNCON2 light-gun, this fast-paced shooter delivers superior shooting action and supreme excitement. A new weapon select system enables players to chose from 4 weapons (machine gun, hand gun, shotgun and grenade) and optimize their game play strategy. Time Crisis 3 includes the original arcade game as well as console-exclusive game modes. Sniper combat provides intense and lethal sharp-shooting action, sure to be a winning combination for this popular franchise. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Play Test Program Expands

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and Cyan Worlds, Inc. today announced they have expanded the play test program for the upcoming title, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst for the PC in conjunction with the unveiling of a new community-focused web site, found at the official Uru Live website.

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these 10 new screens, as well as a new ingame trailer showing Team Rainbow in action as they battle terrorist in the classic Subway level...

'C&C: Generals' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Almost a year after the initial release of the full product, EA has finally released the demo for their next installment in the C&C franchise, so now we can all try this puppy out! Read more for download links!

'Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2003 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From renowned producer and game designer Hideo Kojima (MGS2), comes Boktai, the first game to use sunlight to influence gameplay! Boktai follows the adventures of a boy vampire hunter named Django who must overcome traps, defeat enemies, and fight through the deepest parts of dungeons to rid the world of evil. Watch out for the amount of sunlight - Django is stronger by day, while the vampires are stronger by night! Read more for some new screens ...