Rainier's Articles

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."

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - v1.3 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has announced that within the next couple of days, a new update to the PC version of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow will be available for download. Among other things, this update will add new ranking features (thanks Joe!). Read more for details ...

'Spider-Man 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spider-Man 2 is the first game to fully immerse players in the role of Spider-Man and propels them into a living city teeming with common criminals, super villains and pedestrians. Set in a massive free-roaming, do-anything, virtual city, players swing from buildings, sling webs on structures, dive from roof tops to sidewalks, jump across skyscrapers and scale tall heights as they patrol and protect the city from the nefarious Doc Ock. Based on the plot of the movie and extending beyond the film with other diabolical Marvel villains, additional missions and random events, Spider-Man 2 is the most in-depth Super Hero game to date.

'Guilty Gear Isuka' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guilty Gear Isuka introduces revolutionary upgrades such as 4-player simultaneous fighting, allowing for 2-on-2, 3-on-1 and 2-player co-op battles. The title also adds new characters to a full roster of returning fighters, all-new fight arenas and multiple new modes of play, including an exciting side-scrolling action game called Boost Mode. Check the freshly launched offcial website, or read more for new screens....

'Zoo Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tend to your animals' health, happiness and nutrition by hiring employees, and adopt new animals as you unlock the numerous features hidden within the game. Attend to visitors by providing facilities for them to eat, drink and buy souvenirs from as they revel in your zoo.

Vivendi Restructures And Axes Employees

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced another step in its turnaround plan to improve operating effectiveness, reduce costs and position for growth. The changes include a significant staff reduction in its North American based operations (Papyrus & Impressions, as well as some PR people) resulting in the elimination of 350 staff positions. The Company's Blizzard Entertainment studio was not part of the staff reduction.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that MLB SlugFest: Loaded, the newest title in the company's exclusive, adrenaline-style baseball series, has shipped for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Obscure' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Obscure is Hydravision Entertainment's upcoming survival horror game where all the action centres around a group of three students, trapped in an eerie school, where the teachers have been performing obscene experiments on their classmates.

'Tales of Symphonia' (NGC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The perilous quest for survival will soon be a reality. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular quest-driven role-playing game, Tales of Symphonia, has gone gold. Exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, Tales of Symphonia will lead players on an epic adventure filled with intrigue, sacrifice and surprises as it makes its way to retail outlets on July 13, 2004.