Rainier's Articles

'Total Annihilation' Successor 'Supreme Commander' Unveiled

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest PC Gamer issue reveals what is called the spiritual successor to Cavedog's Total Annihilation. Chris Taylor went on to form Gas Powered Games, who are now working on Supreme Commander, to be published by THQ. We unearthed a presentation document outlining what was called once TA2. We can only assume this is the same, albeit renamed, product after Chris Taylor was unable to obtain the license back from Atari, so the info might not be 100% up to date.

UPDATE : Here are some scans of the PC Gamer article.

'Graffiti Kingdom' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dream it, Draw it, Play it! Soon players will be able to test their creative skills in one of the year's most unique and entertaining games as Graffiti Kingdom for the PlayStation 2 has officially gone gold. The game will be in retail stores nationwide on Thursday, July 28 with an MSRP of $29.99 and an ESRB Rating of "E" for Everyone.

'Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 : Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari France today announced Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 : Mission Las Vegum, sequel to last years Astérix & Obélix XXL, under development at Etranges Libellules. Scheduled for European release in October XXL 2 is more of a parody as you will take up arms against the Romans in a Las Vegas type setting. Eifel Tower, Luxor and Cesars Palace are all present, but so are Larry Croft centurion, Sam Fishaure spy, and characters resembling Mario, Sonic and Roman Pac-Man. Read more for some screens ...

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An intense journey of exploration, puzzle solving and eerie battle, Shadow of the Colossus also includes the distinct, highly-acclaimed graphic style that came to prominence in ICO, making this an absorbing voyage of discovery with some of the most picturesque landscapes and formidable enemies ever to be seen on PlayStation 2.

Blizzard vs. BnetD Goes to Court

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a followup to our story from April 28th, it seems Monday, June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that could dramatically impact consumers' ability to customize software and electronic devices and to obtain customized tools created by others (thanks Blues).

'Prince of Persia Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike.

'80 Days' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Fantastic Four' (ALL) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fantastic 4 is the only game that allows you to harness the Marvel Super Heroes' unique and amazing powers through a compelling single-player or two-player co-operative team based gameplay experience, based on the 20th Century Fox feature film.

'Perfect Dark Zero' (X360) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announces the launch of the new community site for Rare's FPS Perfect Dark Zero. The official site features screenshots, new game details, wallpaper and high-resolution PDFs of the new Perfect Dark Zero comic book. Visitors have the opportunity to interact with other fans to discuss the latest game information, including future updates from Xbox Live, as well as giving gives players a chance to learn more about the development team.

'Nevski Titbit' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vzlab today revealed the first details of its newest 3D FPS Nevski Titbit. St. Peterburg is in ruins and the city is under alien attack, and is it up to you to take revenge. Fend off tons of enemies through 15 historically accurate levels, blast slimey creatures with over 15 weapons (and a few unlockables) and complete objectives through multiple paths, foul language included (thanks Mario).