Rainier's Articles

Ubisoft's 'Shadowbane' Is Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the acquisition of the rights to distribute Shadowbane all over Europe. This new plan helps strengthen its position on the massively multi-player online (MMO) gaming market. The highly anticipated Shadowbane Gold edition is expected to launch commercially in Europe on both Mac and PC in January 2004. The Shadowbane Gold edition will include the original Shadowbane game and the new expansion, "The Rise of Chaos".

'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that Harry Potter fans will experience the magic and peril of Harry's third year at Hogwarts in the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame. For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of new spells as they face Harry's most terrifying opponents yet: the escaped convict Sirius Black and the Dementors, the sinister guards of Azkaban prison. Read more for details & screens...

Red Dead Revolver (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce Red Dead Revolver for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Developed by Rockstar San Diego, this stylish, western gun-fighting extravaganza is expected to hit retail shelves in Spring 2004. Read more for details ...

'Micro Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco has released some new screens from their upcoming PS2/Xbox title 'Micro Mayhem.' The title is expected in stores Q1 2004. Read more to check out the goodies...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Read more for a slew of new screens...

'KnightShift' - Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuzzexx has released a new update for their RPG/RTS title KnightShift (known in North America as Atari's Once Upon A Knight). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.109 and adds several new features to the game, is available for International and German editions of the game and adds 4 new multiplayer maps, RPG rebalancing as well as various bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'X2: The Threat' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight has sent out notice that there is a new patch for X2: The Threat Update 1.1 is available for download exclusively at Egosoft’s website. Since there are several different versions of the patch out already and many will follow once the European territories have released, Enlight is directing everyone to download the patch from This way, EgoSoft can monitor that customers are receiving the correct version of the patch through their registration key. Read more to check a detailed fix list...

Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox) - New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get festive with Team RAINBOW - just in time for those empty holiday hours, there's a new multiplayer map (a wicked cool carnival dust-up) for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox available now on Xbox Live. Read more to check out some screens from the new map.

'Halo: First Strike' - Comic Book

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Critically acclaimed science fiction writer and HALO alumnus Eric Nylund leads thrilled readers back into the maelstrom of the Human-Covenant War¯and explores the further adventures of the enigmatic Master Chief¯in HALO: FIRST STRIKE (Del Rey Mass Market Original; December 15, 2003; $6.99), the official prequel to the highly anticipated Xbox game HALO 2 from Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios.

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' Soundtrack Available On Amazon

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyan Worlds, Inc. today announced that the highly acclaimed soundtrack for URU: Ages Beyond MYST is now available at Amazon. Composed and produced by Tim Larkin, the soundtrack features over 50 minutes of original music including bonus tracks from future updates to URU live content. The CD also features a special "URU: The Makers" video and exclusive interviews with Tim Larkin and Rand Miller.