Rainier's Articles

'Burnout Legends' (PSP) Skids To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel ... EA today announced that Burnout Legends has shipped to North American retailers for the PSP. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $49.99.

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation. Codemasters has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and fixing network issues, including setting up games and improvements to the UI, as well as adding chat in between turns and plug & play support for routers is available. Problems with the "never-ending rope hooking" bug have also been ironed out.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' Ships to Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that The Sims 2 Nightlife, the second expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed PC game The Sims 2, will ship starting today in North America.

'F.E.A.R.' Also Coming To The Xbox 360?

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the rumor section in the newest Official Xbox Magazine issue, Monolith's FEAR is indeed in the works for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox 360 and would already be running on X360 dev kits. F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an intense combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging story presented entirely in first person. No further details or possible release date are mentioned, so take it with a grain of salt.

'Parkan II' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

'Video Games Live' Expands North American Tour

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video game composers, Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim) and Jack Wall (Jade Empire, Myst III: Exile, Splinter Cell), and Clear Channel Music Group today announced that the nationwide Video Games Live tour has been expanded after the huge success of the concert series' debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 6, 2005.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) Dev Diary #1

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity. Monolith sheds some like on the horror aspect in Condemned: Criminal Origins.

'Sniper' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1942. Stalingrad. The battle for Stalingrad is one of the key battles of World War II. Players will take the role of Vasiliy Zaytsev, one of the most famous sharpshooters of the Red Army. One will have to go all the way long from a recruit to a real old-timer that pushes the panic among enemies.

'You Are Empty' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You Are Empty immerses players in an exaggerated dark and obscure atmosphere of Soviet totalitarianism. Fighting against mutants created by the Soviet super human program, the players are tasked to figure out what happened in the city and stop the mutants from spreading further.