Rainier's Articles


'Diplomacy' Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that BETA slots for their next PC game, Diplomacy, have been opened to the general gaming public for the first time! Diplomacy, based on the famous board game, is being developed on a new engine that will cater for classical board game features as well as new fresh ideas based on the approved game design. Read more for details ...

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announces that they have reached an exclusive publishing agreement with High Moon Studios, Inc. to release Darkwatch, an immersive, story- driven FPS that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the intense horror of vampire movies. The game is scheduled to be released in Fall 2005 on the PS2 and Xbox across Europe and Australia.

'Chaos League: Sudden Death' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League: Sudden Death, developed by Paris-based Cyanide Studios, takes up where the original Chaos League left off, bringing with it a host of improvements and enhancements which make take the real-time, role-playing strategy sports title into a whole new bloody battleground. Read more to check out fresh screens..

'The Falklands War: 1982' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ProSIM's The Falklands War: 1982, available for Windows and published through Shrapnel Games, has now officially reached gold status. As you read this press release replicators are producing the CD, printers are printing the manual, and serious, hardcore wargamers around the world are beginning to eagerly await the arrival of their friendly neighborhood post carrier.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive for the PC and Xbox. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killers. With beautifully rendered graphics and voices and likeness from members of the show's cast, this thrilling third-person mystery/adventure game will have players feeling like they've stepped in an actual episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

'Battle of the Bands' Contest During GameRiot Summer Tour

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in ten of the nation's musical hotbeds, the Battle of the Bands competition was conceived to enable video game enthusiasts to discover a great new band and put them in an upcoming video game. At each stop on the Nesquik GameRiot summer tour, two top local bands will compete onstage, with video game competitions interspersed onstage throughout the evening.

'Shadow of the Colossus' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An intense journey of exploration, puzzle solving and eerie battle, Shadow of the Colossus also includes the distinct, highly-acclaimed graphic style that came to prominence in ICO, making this an absorbing voyage of discovery with some of the most picturesque landscapes and formidable enemies ever to be seen on PS2. Sony has launched the official Shadow Of The Colossus website.

'Nexuiz' - Full Download Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. With its very intense and fast gameplay, it will hook the user in. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. This 1.0 release includes 17 maps, 28 playable characters, and 10 music tracks.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars is only the first part of a planed Ancient Wars series. Its main goal is to deliver innovative and high quality real time strategy based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.