Rainier's Articles


'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.

'SWAT 4' Expansion Pack Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A community post in the VUG forums reveals that Irrational (although its Australia division, not Boston as the original) is working on an expansion pack for SWAT 4. The yet untitled addon will feature seven new maps, missions (one in a warehouse with lots of sniper hideouts while you rescue people from an office bombing), new pistols and machine gune, but also long-range grenade launcher, sniper rifles (previously only for the squads' designated sharpshooter), night vision goggles, glow in the dark sticks, and 10-player coop. The expansion is scheduled for February 2006 (thanks 10-David). Official announcement expected soon ...

'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow, players delve into a future world in which humanity is divided into two warring factions, the genetically altered Coordinators, and unmodified Naturals.

EA Teaches Students How To Get Into the Video Game Music Industry

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and the GRAMMY Foundation today announced GRAMMY Pro Session: Video Game Music And Sound Design. The GRAMMY Foundation's Pro Session series gives students an insider's view into careers in the music industry.

'Red Shark 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G5 Software and publisher IDDK are plugging away on the helicopter arcade title "Red Shark 2" - a sequel to the thrilling forerunner "Red Shark". The game is going to be a worthy successor of the first part's traditions and proceed with the idea of time correction.

EA Taking Action Against 'Battlefield 2' Stats Cheaters

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFNation is reporting that EA will be taking steps against groups renting Ranked servers for the sole purpose of 'padding' their stats, and that such behaviour will not be tolerated. Stats will be stripped from usrs, but also their clan members if they seem to have anomalous stats. Hosting partners will be asked to move the clan to a non-ranked server and not be allowed to lease another Ranked Server from said partner. If they switch to another hosting partner the server's IP itself will get blacklisted from the validated list.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town' (GBA) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has announced that it will be bringing the latest game from the Harvest Moon series, Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town, to the Gameboy Advance this Autumn.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games today announced Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, featuring the same style of beautiful, expansive environments that truly immersed players in the critically acclaimed original; however, an entirely enhanced combat system, animation features, and gameplay elements will catapult Savage 2 light years beyond its prequel.