Rainier's Articles


'YOHOHO! Puzzle Pirates' Beta Begins Today

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings today announced the open public Beta test of "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates," a unique massively multi-player game in which deeds of swashbuckling are accomplished with fun puzzle games. Read more for details ...

'Disciples II: Servants of the Dark' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher/Developer Strategy First announced today that the Disciples world has expanded even further with Disciples II: Servants of the Dark, which shipped to retail stores today. “First we brought you Guardians of the Light, and now Servants of the Dark, which is going to introduce gamers to a whole new side of the Disciples world,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “The good side was fun, but we all know that everyone is waiting for their chance to visit the dark side…”

'Halo: Combat Evolved' (Xbox) Selling BIG

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that the critically acclaimed "Halo: Combat Evolved" for Xbox has sold over three million copies worldwide. "Great to see that Halo continues to be a success on Xbox," said Bungie studio manager Pete Parsons, "and later this summer we will unleash Halo for the PC with online multiplayer capabilities featuring new maps, weapons and vehicles, plus the ability for fans to create mods." Bungie is currently hard at work on the highly anticipated sequel, Halo 2, which will come to Xbox in 2004.

'Outlaw VolleyBall' (Xbox) Hits The Road With Lollapalooza

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball," the humorous, gameplay driven sports title for Xbox has hit the road with Lollapalooza (Rated: "M" by the ESRB; Now Available; Xbox Live enabled). Before checking out Jane's Addiction, Audioslave and other cool acts, gamers are invited to play a round of OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL at GameRiot.

'Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'Civilization III: Conquests' - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests takes players on a provocative journey through the ages as they pursue victory in the most famous conquests in history. What does Civ Conquests give to fans of the award-winning series? Simply put - more Civ: More to Build, More to Fight, More to Rule! Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Silent Hill 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has released a small patch for their 3rd person survival horror action adventure Silent Hill 2. This upgraade does not have a specific version numbers but addresses missing text and/or missing videos on NVIDIA GeForce FX cards. Read more for details and download links ...

'Spider-Man: The Movie' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision/Grey Matter have released a new patch for US edition of their action adventure game Spider-Man: the Movie. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3 and fixes an issue that resulted in the Training missions not working properly with certain Pentium 4 processor, as well as an issue that prevented digital controllers with less than 8 buttons from working properly (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

'Half Life 2' - G-Man Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was announced & expected Valve is releasing new Half Life 2 footage through their Steam service. They have just unleashed a self-running Bink formatted video showing off the incredible re-created G-Man in Half-Life 2. Watch the transformation from old to new and simply marvel at the difference. Read more for download links ...