Rainier's Articles

'Riftrunner' Is Now 'Beyond Divinity'

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios announced today that Beyond Divinity will officially become the new title for the latest adventure set in the Divinity Universe. Divine Divinity, launched in 2002 was critically acclaimed for its depth and level of interactivity. In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. By catering to all of these elements with equal levels of importance, Beyond Divinity will truly deliver a total RPG experience.

'Blade & Sword' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive, a global publisher of PC games, today announced that the kung fu action role-playing game Blade & Sword has gone gold. The game will ship on December 22, 2003 with an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for some new screens ...

GMX Media Signs 'Cold War Conflict' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC RTS title – Cold War Conflict in the UK. "Based on the Gameplay of the award winning Sudden Strike 1 & 2 but with flair of the cold war theatres, this is certain to take the UK by storm." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. “We are due to kick off a massive marketing campaign in 2 weeks which we hope will all but guarantee a chat position on release.” Read more for details and a bunch of new screens ...

Open Letter on Exclusive Demos

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the gaming industry, the free playable demo is one of the most popular and powerful tools to interest gamers in the final product. It therefore seems logical to expect publishers will maximise the game's exposure by giving the demo the widest possible release. Unfortunately this is not always the case, and sometimes a demo is given the most restricted release: to one site for several days or even a week. This hurts the industry at large much more than it can help a single relationship. Read more for the full letter ...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out for the PlayStation2, Xbox , and GameCube has shipped under the EA Games brand. For the first time, Sims console players can get their Sims out of the house and into all-new locations to play, work, and meet a cast of outrageous new characters.

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slated for release in Spring 2004 for the Xbox and the PC, Race Driver 2 will provide gamers the most diverse and thrilling range of motor sports ever seen in one game. Designed as the definitive racing experience, the game will feature complete head to head Xbox Live and PC online functionality. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Spellforce - Trailer
  • Hitman: Contracts - Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemaster has released a new upgrade for their stealth/action game IGI 2:Covert Strike. This upgrade will bring your retail game to v1.3 and adds anti-cheating features and framerate optimizations. Read more for details and download links!

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) New Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Valve today announced that two new multiplayer maps for Counter-Strike for Xbox are now available for free download via Xbox Live. The red-hot "Inferno" and fan-favourite "Office" are the latest urban battlefields on which to stage Counter-Strike's world-famous, action-packed multiplayer gameplay.