Rainier's Articles


'Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, Trackmania Sunrise is getting a free downlodable expansion pack dubbed Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme, featuring new and more insane tracks than ever before. Read more for the first screens or check ingame footage trailer...

Sony Drops Playstation 3 Ethernet Ports

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese magazine Nikkei Electronics quotes an interview with SCE head honcho Ken Kutaragi that its next-gen PS3 console will no longer feature the previously announced three Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing it to act as a home network router. The reason cited was that it would have made the console too expensive. Instead, people will have to resort to their own in-house routers to accommodate networking.

'Armageddon' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armageddon, under development at Boanerges Studios, is a physics-centric first-person shooter. Using the Reality engine, now acquired by Epic to be incorporated in the Unreal Engine 3, Armageddon is a sci-fi shooter supporting all the latest DirectX 9 features, driveable vehicles and plenty of fire-power. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi and Empire Interactive today announced an exclusive agreement by which VU Games will market and distribute in North America, Empire's multi-platform destructive racing game FlatOut 2.

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' - Installation Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed. Black Bean has released a small patch intended to fix the "Protection Error" crash, repeatedly reported on WinXP/2K. Read more for download links ...

'Putt Nutz' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Putt Nutz, the only miniature golf game for current generation consoles, is a fast paced, over-the-top title that brings all the fun of miniature golf into your living room. This original game takes full advantage of the graphical power of modern consoles with hand painted backgrounds and fully animated 3D environments.

Orchestra of Bochum Working on 'Gothic 3' Background Music

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3 developer Piranha Bytes accept all troubles by creating fascinating background music. Top-class stars and a impressively huge orchestra revive Kai Rosenkranz's composition. Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience.

'SiN Episodes: Emergence' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe.

'Metal Gear Acid' (PSP) European Launch Title

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that its card-based Tactical espionage action game starring characters from the popular Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Acid, universe is to be a launch title for Sony's PSP, which goes on sale in September.

'The House of the Dead 4' (X360) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega is working on the next installment in the House of the Dead series. Scheduled to first appear in arcade halls winter 2005, it is also scheduled to come out on the X360. House of the Dead 4 will follow along the same lines as the previous titles in the franchise, including light gun compatibility. Read more to check out some screens ...