Rainier's Articles


'MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries" allows players to play for fortune, not honor, as they become leaders of a fledgling mercenary company in the latest standalone installment of the critically acclaimed MechWarrior action-simulator franchise. Players control 100 ton 'Mechs while leading up to eight hired guns into the heat of battle in the quest for the all-mighty C-Bill. MicroSoft has just released a new patch (Point Release 1) for MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries which mainly adress some cheat explots, crashes and other fixes. Read more for details fix list and download links ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out these 40 PS2 as well as 40 Xbox screens ..

'World of Pirates' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Pirates is a "massive multi player" online game playing in the Caribbean in 17. century. It contains trade, construction and strategy. A few new screens have been released. From the looks of the screens it reminds me of Pirates on the C64 (idea wise, not graphically ;) Read more to check them out ...

Blizzard Expands 'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' Beta

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard is proud to announce that we will be selecting 10,000 additional participants to facilitate the ongoing testing process of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. We are extremely pleased with the results and feedback that the beta test is generating and would like to offer the opportunity for even more players to experience all the new features that the Frozen Throne has to offer. Those who signed up for the Beta Test will now have another chance to participate in and play-test the Beta as we proceed into the next phase of our testing process. These additional participants can expect to receive an e-mail from us confirming their participation in the next few days. We would like to once again thank everyone who applied, and we ask that you please continue to visit the Warcraft 3 website for more information on the game. We look forward to seeing all the new faces on Battle.net.

'Gotham Games' Launch Official Website

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gotham Games has officially opened its doors on the Web. The new site was launched today. Gotham’s Web site offers surfers a one-stop source for news, previews, screen shots, exclusive content, Q&As and all information on Gotham Games’ exciting lineup of products. In addition, the site includes a Flash animation game based on the current Gotham title Conflict: Desert Storm, and will soon feature additional Flash games based on the Gotham’s releases.

'Sonic Advance 2' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced that "Sonic Advance 2" has shipped and is available at retail outlets nationwide. "We are delighted to publish this sequel to the 2002 smash hit, `Sonic Advance'," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American Publishing, THQ. "`Sonic Advance 2' exemplifies SEGA's talent and devotion to the Sonic brand and THQ is thrilled to be bringing this triple-A Game Boy Advance title to North America." Read more for details ...

'Galleon' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: THE VOYAGES OF SINBAD. The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check out some new Gamecube screens ...

Fiends Takeover 'Horizons' Website

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has debuted the first website theme based on creatures from its highly anticipated PC title, Horizons. Gamers can now log on to Istaria and select the "Fiends," one of the many playable races from the forthcoming MMORPG. The new theme will change the experience and design when navigating through the game's site to reflect the world of the beautiful, horned, blue skinned offshoot of the human race. When selecting a theme, gamers will be presented with a new look and feel to the Horizons website. The standard presentation of the site can always be selected and as new designs are introduced, with the official launch of additional races, fans will be able to switch between their favorites. The themes give gamers yet another sample of the flexibility and customization Artifact Entertainment has built into the Horizons community.

Sony's Plans For Early PlayStation3 Release?

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Corp., the world's second- largest consumer-electronics maker, will introduce the PlayStation 3 video-game console this year, two years ahead of schedule, to widen its lead over rivals, the Commercial Times said, citing unidentified people at Taiwanese parts suppliers. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. of Taiwan, which assembles the PlayStation 2 for Sony, and other parts suppliers on the island will start trial production next month, the report said.

'MotoGP 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft's online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle. Read more to check out 40 new screens ...