Rainier's Articles

'ESPN NFL 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) Will Retail At Budget Price

by Rainier on June 22, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames confirmed today that the critically acclaimed ESPN NFL 2K5 will be available at the attractive retail price of $19.99. This compelling price point is one part of an aggressive marketing strategy that has been implemented since the announcement of a sales and distribution relationship between Take-Two Interactive Software and Sega Corporation for ESPN Videogames.

'Dark Age Of Camelot: New Frontiers' Goes Live

by Rainier on June 22, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that “Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers” has gone live. A free downloadable expansion for all current subscribers, “New Frontiers” reinvents the game’s Realm versus Realm (RvR) combat system, Mythic’s own unique take on player vs. player or PvP play. “New Frontiers” makes heroic battles accessible to subscribers of all levels and abilities, deepens the tactical options and strategies of battle, diversifies styles of warfare and establishes a new and expanded rewards system for Realm versus Realm combat.

'IndyCar Series 2005' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 22, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that IndyCar Series 2005 has shipped to North American retail outlets for the Xbox. The game will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, offering incredible value to Xbox and Xbox Live gamers.

'Dark Fall: Lights Out' - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Fall: Lights Out follows the story of Parker, a young cartographer sent to work in the Cornish harbor town of Trewarthen. Falling rocks have claimed the lives of many of the town’s fishermen, and Parker is sent to map the area. When the faithful light of Fetch Rock Lighthouse suddenly goes out, Parker discovers the Lighthouse hides an ancient and chilling secret..

'MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 22, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters and MTV: Music Television announced today that the highly anticipated "MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix" video game has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The latest installment in the series offers the ability to create, remix and display personalized music creations and is now available for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident", a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Spider-Man 2'

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on the highly anticipated movie sequel from Columbia Pictures and Marvel, "Spider-Man 2" allows players to swing into action as the famous "web-slinger" and protect the city of Manhattan from Doc Ock and his evil minions. Activision and Treyarch gave us a guided tour at a recent press event, after which we had some hands on time Read more for our initial impressions

'Astro Boy' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Astro, the robotic superhero with a human mind, in a jet-fueled adventure to reunite the robotic race with humans. Working with Tezuka Productions and Sony Pictures Television, SEGA's SONICTEAM studio has faithfully recreated the Astro Boy universe, lending authenticity to the franchise and paying homage to a classic icon of Japanese anime that is now a featured series on Cartoon Network.

'NovaDrome' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Situated on planet Nova, The NovaLords need new "volunteers" for their brutal gladiatorial racing sport. Your character has been abducted by the aliens and taken to Nova. You are given a vehicle, and sent straight into combat. The game consists of a series of automotive battles in many, varied purpose-built arenas, pursuing your unwanted career as an alien race’s source of sick entertainment.

Nihilistic No Longer Working On 'StarCraft: Ghost'

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HomeLAN has gotten more information regarding Vivendi's announcement about the 'StarCraft: Ghost' delay. Blizzard's PR people had no comment but HomeLAN has gotten word from Nihilistic that they are no longer involved with 'StarCraft: Ghost'. "Nihilistic has completed its contribution on StarCraft: Ghost. They are contracted to begin work on another project in the months ahead. Due to the requirements of that obligation and the delay of StarCraft, it was mutually determined that now would be the best time for them to complete their work."