Rainier's Articles


Will 'Xbox' Force 'Playstation2' Price Cut?

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Technology Research analyst P.J. McNealy said the Xbox was likely to overtake the PS2 on a units-sold basis for the first time ever in the United States in April. He estimated Xbox sales of 275,000 units this month, versus about 200,000 units for the PS2. PS2 sales have been falling in the United States this year, and in the just-ended fiscal year Sony said PS2 unit shipments fell 37 percent in North America. Unless Sony cuts the price on its PS2 in order to spur sales, U.S. game software makers, many of whom track Sony's fiscal year, may find sales growth targets harder to reach, analysts said. Read the full story here...

'Gothic II: Night of the Raven' Might Not See The Light Of Day

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Piranha Bytes is hard at work on Gothic 3, not much has been heard about the Gothic II: Night of the Raven expansion, andhere is why : "Bad news concerning the addon. I've talked with Plex if there will be an english version of the addon (Nacht des Raben), and he said that's a very difficult question. Many political problems are here within and it's not sure if there will be ever an english addon. this is out of the hands of JoWooD and Atari doesn't respond. Seems that the addon is temporary on ice or it died long before." (thanks RPGDot)

'Pool Paradise' (NGC) Coming In May - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the nation currently going snooker loopy thanks to the World Championships culminating this week in Sheffield, Ignition Entertainment can confirm that the much-anticipated Game Cube version of Archer Maclean's Pool Paradise will be released on 7th May 2004, at the remarkably low suggested retail price of £19.99.

NCsoft Signs 'SpeedTree' For their MMORPG 'Auto Assault'

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft has chosen SpeedTree for use in Auto Assault, a massively multiplayer game currently under development by Denver-based NetDevil, LTD. The animated, incredibly realistic and efficient foliage generated by SpeedTree will be visible in virtually every Auto Assault level, both in town and on the highways, promised NetDevil CEO Scott Brown.

'Van Helsing' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers who want to stake a claim to the mysterious monster hunter Van Helsing, can take a stab at the legendary hero with the announcement of the game’s pre-order campaign. Fans who choose to preorder the game at select retailers will receive an exclusive DVD featuring a “Making of the Game” featurette, the films theatrical trailer and a high definition game trailer.

'Onimusha 3 Demon Siege' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today released the concluding chapter of the critically acclaimed Onimusha epic saga, Onimusha 3 Demon Siege for the PlayStation2. Onimusha 3 Demon Siege introduces newly designed 3D polygonal environments, more expansive settings to explore, a new dual hero fighting system, enhanced gameplay and motion picture quality cinematics that the series is known to deliver.

Russobit-M's E3 2004 LineUp

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Russobit-M announced that theyare heading to E3 and unveiled their lineup. titles on display will be Kreed (and it's addon Battle for Savitar), Firestarter (Uh?), Goldenland (and its add-on Cold Heaven), Neuro, Phase: Exodus and Homeplanet: Playing with Fire (multiplayer addon). Read more for details on each title...

'Singles: Flirt Up Your Life' Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced it has secured the North American publishing rights for Singles: Flirt Up Your Life. Developed by the German company, Rotobee, Singles: Flirt Up Your Life is a life and reality simulation game, which brings the excitement and anticipation of new, budding relationships into play. Eidos, in partnership with Deep Silver, a company of the Koch Media Group, will release Singles: Flirt Up Your Life for PC "via online download" early this Summer 2004.

'Metropolis Team' Announces Two New Titles

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metropolis Team is proud two announce two new titles in development: GORKY ZERO - Aurora Watching is the third episode of adventures of captain Cole Sullivan. DIABOLIQUE - License To Sin is a brand new game title in extremely unique settings. Read more for some additional details ...

'The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age role-playing game is under development for release in late 2004. The epic quest, in which players will take on the roles of new characters choosing their own path through Middle-earth while interacting with the heroes and villains of the trilogy, will be available for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and GBA under the EA GAMES brand. Read more for details and the first 6 screens ...