Rainier's Articles


'Pro Race Driver' (Xbox/PC) Zooms Into Retail Outlets

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enhanced editions of Codemasters’ Pro Race Driver, the the worldwide hit that debuted on the PS2, steer their way onto store shelves today for the Xbox and PC. Set to be the most dynamic and dramatic circuit racer for PC and Xbox, the new editions are even fiercer than the best-selling PS2 version. Pro Race Driver lets players race as a touring car professional in a gaming experience packed with 42 real cars, 13 championships and an incredible 38 real-life, internationally renowned, race circuits. The new editions also add a qualifying round to championship races. With up to 20 cars tearing up the track simultaneously - six more cars than in the original – the game is sure to make any driver’s adrenaline race.

GameCube Exclusive 'Tube Slider' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel, Ltd. today announced it is shipping Tube Slider, a fast and furious racing game developed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube to retailers across North America. Tube Slider is developed by NDCUBE, creators of the critically acclaimed F-Zero: Maximum Overdrive for the Game Boy Advance. The game's vehicles were designed by Studio 4C, the animation studio behind the anime classic, Akira.

RtCW: Enemy Territory - Public Beta Coming Up

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision just sent out word that they're planning on releasing a public beta test of the free Return to Castle Wolfenstein extension. Enemy Territory was initially planned as a full standalone title until the single player was dropped leaving only the multiplayer component. It was announced that this multiplayer portion of the game would be released free of charge at a later date. Currently the beta version is undergoing some internal testing but they hope to have it released next week. Players will NOT need Return to Castle Wolfenstein to play Enemy Territory (or the ET test we're releasing soon). Enemy Territory is a free stand-alone game, so anyone who wants to play will be able to download it (thanks VE3D).

'Prisoner of War' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Prisoner of War" offers a new style of gaming that is brave, original and non-violent. Prisoner of War features a novel approach in a historical and tense environment. This combines with solid gameplay mechanics to create a truly intelligent, fun and appealing game. Codemasters has released a new patch for its action/adventure game, Prisoner of War. This upgrade "fixes the situation whereby the main menu loads but there is no mouse cursor and it is impossible to select any of the options. This does not affect any other issues, so if you do not have this problem you should not install this upgrade" (thanks GamersHell). Read more for download link ...

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Editing tools

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "Line Of Sight: Vietnam" you are an eagle-eyed sharpshooter in the Army's Special Forces (better known as "The Green Berets") at the height of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. nFusion Interactive has just released the map/mission editing tools for their recent budget-priced tactical shooter letting you modify and create new content. The package contains the nWorld and MissionEd editors, auxiliary tools, all necessary resources, and documentation to get you on your way. Read more for download links ...

'Tenchu : Wrath Of Heaven' - WorthPlaying GiveAway

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away goodies sponsored by Electric Artists. Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to win one of 30 "Tenchu : Wrath Of Heaven" T-Shirts... Four lucky Ninja bastards will get an additional Tenchu : Wrath Of Heaven PS2 (NTSC) copy of the game! Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja-action/adventure game ever... The contest ends May 12th ! Want more information ?? Check out our Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven REVIEW

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. It's a slow news day so here are 4 new screens!

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. UbiSoft sent out a new interview with Creative Director Patrice D├ęsilet, Lead Engineer Claude Langlais and Animation Art Director Alex Drouin.

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has now released the US patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your US ONLY edition to v1.2. This release implements a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...