Rainier's Articles


'The Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Ring' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that development of its upcoming PC real-time strategy game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (War of the Ring) has been completed. In War of the Ring, massive battles erupt as the Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits of Middle-earth battle Sauron's minions. Players can choose to play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring's destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever.

'Battlefield 1942' - Community Update

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battlefield 1942 team has made a new community update, unfortunatly with some bad news regarding the upcoming 1.5 patch. The BF1942 v1.5 patch won’t make it out this week, the reason for the delay is that they want to make sure that it reaches you in top condition and that the cd swap fix they've been working on has proven trickier than first anticipated. The rest of the bug fixes are in place and The Invasion of the Philippines map is just about ready to go (promised "late October", which would be about right now).

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - 'Moutain Fox' Bonus Map

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brought to you by the C&C Generals team, the second bonus map for C&C Generals: Zero Hour. This new multiplayer map is called 'Moutain Fox' and is said to have a unique layout should please the team players out there. Read more for details and download links ...

'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beware! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, your Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when the fate of the Sims is challenged and magic spells are cast with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected. Check the new magical screens & trailer ...

'Civilization III: Conquests' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firaxis Games and Atari are excited to announce that the second expansion pack to the greatest strategy game of all time has gone gold. Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests will arrive in stores across North America November 4th and in Europe November 14th. Civ Conquests takes players on a provocative journey through the ages as they pursue victory in the most famous adventures in history.

'Knights of the Temple' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Paul de Raque, Knight of the Temple, as you set out on a holy crusade across a forbidding, mediaeval Europe to join your order in the Holy Land. Armed with your sword, axe, bow and shield, you must fight with all your strength to complete your journey, for saving the future of the world is your ultimate goal! The core of the game is medieval style fighting with the classical weapons of European knights, coupled with stunning graphics of the historical milieus of the 12th century crusades. Check the new screens ...

'Etherlords 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival has released a patch for their recently released Etherlords 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and adresses/fixes accidental single-player crashes, disconnections from the master-server, some single/multiplayer additions and balances the Pale Knight creature depriving it of LifeTap ability (thanks RPGDot). Read more for details and download links ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna has gone gold. Legends of Aranna, the expansion pack to the award-winning action fantasy role-playing game Dungeon Siege, whisks adventurers away to the distant land of Aranna, where new foes and new challenges await. The Legends of Aranna expansion pack, which also includes the full version of the original Dungeon Siege, will be available in North America on November 12 for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.).

'Silent Hill 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has now released a demo for their upcoming third-person survival/horror adventure Silent Hill 3. No specific details are known as what this demo features, apart from the fact that it is multilanguage and HUGE (thanks 4Players.de). Read more for download links ...