Rainier's Articles

Ultimate Arena Xbox GiveAway

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 9:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena is giving away 2 Xbox systems every week for playing UT or UT2003. Ultimate Arena is giving away one Xbox every week in a random drawing. To qualify for the random drawing, you simply need to play one free game of UT or UT2003 on the site. Ultimate Arena will also be giving away a second Xbox every week in a contest. Every time you play a for-money game of UT or UT2003, you gain five (5) points. The person with the most points at the end of each week wins an Xbox. You can read more about the giveaway.

GarageGames Signs Independent Developer Chronic Logic

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today that they have signed an online licensing agreement with Chronic Logic LLC to bring Pontifex II to their line up of games in the garage. Chronic Logic has been making simple fun games since it began in 2001. Joining GarageGames in building the independent game movement, is the natural next step to gain the recognition their games deserve. By creating a partnership with Chronic Logic LLC, GarageGames continues to promote the innovative, fun games for which they have become known.

'Midnight Club II' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's most notorious street racers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there – don't get caught. The public demo of Midnight Club II is now available. The demo includes 3 vehicles, the popular L.A. level, and 4 game modes. Online racing is available for up to 8 players. Read more for download links ...

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rogue Ops, Kemco exposes the underground world of anti-terrorist operatives. Rocked from normality by an explosion that claimed her daughter and husband, ex-Green Beret Nikki Connors exploits her new role as leading lady to further her personal quest for vengeance. After receiving two years of intense training for the most covert of assignments, she is unleashed upon her nemesis, Omega 19, the most sinister terrorist organization on the globe and a cancerous threat to the free world. Kemco has given Nikki a makeover to make her look more dangerous but still feminine. Read more to check her out, as well as some new action screens ...

'Syberia' Coming To The Xbox On July 28

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XS Games in conjunction with Jack of all games, and Microïds have reached a distribution agreement for the critically acclaimed Adventure Game of the year 2002, Syberia, for the Xbox. Within the agreement, XS Games will hold the exclusive distribution rights for Syberia Xbox across North America. The game will hit the store shelves on July 28th at a retail price of $19.99.

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' Gift With Purchase - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that the boxed retail version of EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath will contain both a special "in-box" gift as well as an "in-game" item (while supplies last). Lost Dungeons of Norrath, the sixth expansion to the hugely popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, is expected to ship to North American retail stores this Fall. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Half-Life 2 - 'Kleiner's Lab' Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Island Thunder - Trailer
  • Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds - Trailer
  • Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time - Trailer
  • Dragon Empires - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lock On: Modern Air Combat. Lock On lets players fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options, Lock On provides unlimited gameplay action to both novice and veteran flight simulation fans. Read more to check out the new movie and screens!

Stuff Magazine Enters The Gaming Arena With 'Stuff Gamer'

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stuff, known for beautiful cover girls and cool, authoritative product reviews, is announcing a special video gaming issue called Stuff Gamer. The new publication from Dennis Publishing will put Stuff's trademark attitude and product expertise into a video game magazine. The Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck will be the exclusive sponsor of this separate video gaming magazine, hitting newsstands this October.

'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling places you in the role of an aspiring wrestler. You must be prepared to endure extreme amounts of pain and take incredible risks in order to move one step closer to the BYW title and ultimately be crowned 'The King of Hardcore'. But the road to glory is long and dangerous. Dozens of weapons including thumbtacks, barbed wire, light bulbs, baseball bats, tables, trash cans, and stop signs are at your disposal to help re-arrange the faces of new challengers. And did we mention the fire? Check the new batch of PS2 & Xbox screens ...