Rainier's Articles

'Call Of Duty' - Update Patch Status

by Rainier on April 11, 2004 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Activision sent out a new "communique". Apparently next week we can expect yet another new Call Of Duty patch (v1.4), apart from the usuall fixes and tweaks there will be a new multiplayer map (mp_Stalingrad) as well as full punkbuster anti-cheat support. Of course we will have the CoD v1.4 on our fileservers as soon as it becomes available...

'Empires' - BF1942 Mod Beta v0.2 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires version 0.2, the long awaited update, is now available for BF1942 1.6. This FPS/RTS hybrid mod features a commander for each team who builds the team's base and issues orders from an overhead view while everyone else plays from the traditional first person perspective. Teams must fight to control resource nodes to buy bigger and better vehicles and aircraft. It features many bug fixes and enhancements over 0.1 including a new commander interface with fog of war, new player models, increased stability, new dropship with vehicle capture and deploy ability, two new maps, and more. Read more for download links ...

'Midnight Nowhere' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 9:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a second demo for Saturn+'s horror adventure Midnight Nowhere. No specific details are available but it takes place in the hospital hallway and has contains full English voice-overs (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Ryzom' - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ryzom is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Online gaming aficionados will discover innovative game mechanisms, along with sumptuous graphics. Read more for new screens ...

'Star Wars Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2004 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the covert world of the Star Wars infantry for the first time and become a member of an elite Republic Special Operations unit in LucasArts new squad based first-person shooter, Star Wars Republic Commando. Set during the Clone Wars, between Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars Republic Commando will be released fall 2004 for the PC and Xbox. Read more for new screens ...

Get 'Starsiege: Tribes' and 'Tribes 2' For Free

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it will be distributing the videogames "Starsiege: Tribes" and "Tribes 2" for free on a special-edition DVD-ROM bundled with the newsstand edition of the June issue of Computer Gaming World magazine and online via The giveaway is meant to celebrate the fourth-quarter release of Tribes: Vengeance, the next installment in the venerable Tribes franchise of PC action games.

'Suikoden IV' (PS2) Website Launched

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has updated the "teaser" website for its RPG title Suikoden IV and launched the official website. So far only 3 sections of the website are accessible and so far the site features game introduction, wallpapers, official trailer (English version) and developer interviews. Coming April 20th, Konami will open the preorder section and the remaining parts are "Coming Soon". Head on over to the official 'Suikoden IV' website to check out the goods ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check another big batch of new screens ...

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2004 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so this whopping 1 new screen will have to do for now ...