Rainier's Articles

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Orchestral Score

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Composer Garry Schyman, whose experience outside of videogames includes feature films, television movies, and series television, has created the original orchestral score for Pandemic Studios/THQ's upcoming Destroy All Humans!. The musical score is written in the style of 1950's sci-fi movies such as the classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, using a Theremin as the lead instrument.

'Dynasty Warriors 4' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2005 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 4 introduces a new stage and strategy system to the series' frenetic battlefield action. In the new system, the game opens with a map of Ancient China, fractured into 24 different regions. Players start with one region, and then choose another region to invade or defend. Officers will recommend a strategy or policy, and then combat begins. Victory goes to the first warrior who unifies all 24 regions under a single kingdom.

'Fallen Lords: Condemnation' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Lords: Condemnation is a spectacular 3D fighting adventure set in the Afterworld, a kingdom of endless war as the Forces of Light, the Forces of Darkness and the Souls of the Purgatory battle for the precarious balance of the world. It has been a year since our last E3 2004 report, but the game is still in development and here are the latest screens & low res trailer (high res coming soon).

'Uncharted Waters Online' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2005 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the 16th century and The Age of Discovery, when adventurers, merchants, and warriors took to the seas. Pilot your own ship into the endless expanse of the oceans. Form armadas with other online players. It’s a whole new world of adventure on the seas as Uncharted Waters Online returns as a full 3D game MMORPG for the PC!

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'Project Offset' Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Offset is a game like no other FPS to date, set in a epic fantasy world. A game where you can choose one of many character classes, where clans can combat over mission based objectives and be ranked accordingly. A game where you can play alone, coop, team based objective or deathmatch.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes' Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Mark H. Walker are very pleased to announce that Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes is now available for a special pre-order price of $64.99 via the Matrix Games online store.

Future 'Counter-Strike Source' Steamy Update #7

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that it is content with the reception after recently releasing Counter-Strike: Source maps de_inferno and de_port, and on that note, give us a look at what's coming next. This week, Valve has released a couple of screenshots from the remake of the classic Counter-Strike map cs_assault, which is now set in downtown Chicago. Valve would also like to keep everyone abreast of the games the MOD community is working on, so here is a list of a few we're keeping our eye on: Plan of Attack, Pirates, Vikings, and Knights 2, Sven Co-Op 2, Sourceball, and Dystopia.