Rainier's Articles

'Sacred II' To Feature AGEIA PhysX

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA today announced that German game developer ASCARON will support the AGEIA PhysX processor in the sequel to its World Wide hit Sacred as well as future game titles. Based on a license agreement with AGEIA, ASCARON will use the AGEIA PhysX SDK to incorporate extensive real-time physics into its games, which players can experience with exceptional depth on PCs equipped with the AGEIA PhysX processor.

'X³: Reunion' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

'Black & White 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead announced todya that Black & White 2 has gone gold, and will be available in stores October 7. The sequel includes new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'True Crime: New York City to Life' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Gets Hollywood VoiceCast

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has signed on a cast of seasoned actors to lend their distinct voice talents to the game's main characters, such as Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, Mickey Rourke, Traci Lords and several others. Read more for details ...

'Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure' (PS2) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following a freak flying accident that ruined his brother George's photography project, Stuart takes on the Big Apple, embarking on a frantic mission to save the day. Re-creating the photographs for the school project involves completing missions, following clues and a little bribery! Stuart recieves lots of help along the way, even Snowbell the cat will lend a hand if he's given a treat!

'Tringo' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the signing of the Tringo license. Developed by Kermitt Quick, Tringo combines elements of puzzle games and bingo for an amazingly addictive game that's quick to play and easy to master. The game became a huge hit within weeks of introduction on Second Life, a virtual world that encourages players to develop their own content.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released the first patch for their first-person shooter, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault. This update brings your game to v1.2 and adds full screen AA, polishing, crash fixes, TK banning, and various other new features. Read more for download links ...

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - Singleplayer Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. This demo was previously only available as covermount and features the Tunis mission.

'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness' (PS2/Xbox) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.