Rainier's Articles


'Interplay' Financial Result Reveals 'Fallout 3' And Several Others

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Interplay released its 4th quater 2003 results and apart from the usual digits & numbers (Interplay seems to be doing better, but still has financial hurdles to overcome) the real interesting bits came during the conference call disclosing several new titles. The fact that Interplay wants to focus on console titles is no surprise, neverthless KingPin 2 is in the works, but also new titles in the long running Decent & EarthWorms Jim franchise. Most important of all, an external studio is working on Fallout 3 (although not set in the typical D&D universe due to the Atari/Interplay dispute).

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this clever and entertaining strategy / life simulation game created by Elixir Studios, the player assumes the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2010 represents the next generation of strategy game. Not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. Read more to check some new screens ..

'God Of War' (PS2) Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War is a new action/adventure game developed by SCEA's Southern California studio previously known for developing Twisted Metal. You play as a yet unnamed hero, surrounded by Greek mythology. Hacking your way through hordes of enemies by means of swords and Spawn-like chains you are on a quest to kill the Greek "God Of War", Ares. Read more for some screens...

No More 'Cleric' .. For Now ...

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a post on the Plutonium Games' website, it seems that their RPG/FPS Cleric has been cancelled or in the very least indefinitely postponed. The message reads : After a long trip, it looks as if Cleric may not be made for a long time to come, if ever. I want to thank everyone that has supported us over the years. This site will remain up as will the forums. I have recently (3 months ago) taken a job with another studio (Destineer Studios - www.destineerstudios.com) as a 3D Artist on their tactical shooter project "Close Combat - Marines: First to Fight". Head on over to the Plutonium Games' website to read more on the matter ...

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox/PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

'WWE Day of Reckoning' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE Day of Reckoning features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is designed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. THQ and JAKKS' World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $527 million worldwide since 1999. WWE Day of Reckoning is scheduled for release in Fall 2004. Read more for 20+ new screens ...

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores on 21st May for an estimated retail price of £19.99 (UK). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

Silent Storm: Sentinels - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for some new screens ...