Rainier's Articles

'Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST' - Online Beta Test & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and Cyan Worlds, Inc, developers of the legendary Myst and Riven, today announced their highly anticipated upcoming online adventure Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST. Players will have the opportunity to explore and interact with meticulously crafted environments in, around, and beyond the newly discovered underground D'ni empire that predates human civilization. Explorers wishing to help test the game during its beta phase are invited to apply today by visiting the official website (which also has new info & screenshots available).

'Mystery Of The Mummy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher's "Mystery Of The Mummy" is inspired by the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Become Sherlock Holmes as you embark on a remarkable adventure. Investigate a mysterious case, full of suspense, of the disappearance of a famous archaeologist and a valuable Egyptian Mummy, in turn-of-the-century England. What begins as a simple case quickly becomes a web of intrigue, robbery, priceless artifacts, and potentially, a murder. Read more for links where to grab the demo ..

'Unreal II : The Awakening' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal II is an intense gaming experience that immerses players in an epic story-driven adventure featuring superb graphics. As a Terran Colonial Authority Marshall, you’re patrolling a sector of the frontier with three crew members when an interstellar war erupts about you! Rumors of powerful and ancient alien artifacts have driven rival factions to war in an attempt to find and control the objects. You must locate these artifacts, determine their purpose and restore order to the sector - before it’s too late. Check the new batch of Unreal-istic screens as well as the in-game action packed trailer !!!

'MVP Baseball 2003' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The all-new baseball franchise from EA SPORTS, MVP Baseball 2003 is a completely new game with a rebuilt engine and is being made by a new internal development team at EA Canada. MVP Baseball 2003 will deliver the most authentic baseball experience with the addition of a variety of revolutionary new features. A new pitcher/batter interface will give players the opportunity to be more strategic both on the mound and at the plate. Through a measure of power and release point, pitchers will need to execute their pitches while batters can choose the type of swing depending on the game situation and execute accordingly.

'Sniper: Path of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Polish developers Mirage have just released a new update patch for their recently released first-person shooter "Sniper: Path of Vengeance" This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.33. Although it being a whopping 42.5mb in size there is no info available on what exactly it does fix/update (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Team Factor' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. 7FX has just released another patch for their team-based first-person shooter, Team Factor, bringing the European retail game to v1.25m. The patch (and included linux dedicated server) has the same version as the last one, because it basically only changes some of the settings, but that enables playing over our new and only master server. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'X-Men: Wolverine's Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an original storyline written exclusively for Activision by comics’ industry legend Larry Hama, and featuring the voices of Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart, X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, everyone’s favourite cigar smoking badass member of the X-Men. In the game, Wolverine faces a race against time to find an antidote to the viral time bomb that’s just been discovered in his system. With only 48 hours to live, Wolverine returns to the clandestine Department H facility deep in the Canadian wilderness, to uncover the terrible secrets behind the Weapon X laboratory and the experiments that turned the mutant hero into a savage killing machine. Check out these slice and dice screens ...

Nintendo Gamecube - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo did not only announce the upcoming "new and improved" Gameboy Advance but we also managed to pick up some screens on several of teir upcoming Gamecube titles such as : Ghost Recon, RTX Red Rock, LoTR : The Two Towers, F-Zero, Rayman : Hoodlum Havoc and Gladius. Njoy

'Medieval: Total War' - Addon Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2003 @ 8:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. today announced an expansion pack for Medieval: Total War, the critically acclaimed PC strategy game which was honored as the top PC game of all time by PC Gamer (UK). Developed by The Creative Assembly, Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion turns the clock back to 790AD, when the Viking hordes descended from their Scandinavian strongholds to pillage their neighbors. This is not the Rome : Total War from Creative Assembly but a mere addon for the original game.

'Virtual Skipper 2' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2003 @ 8:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtual Skipper 2 (VSK2) from French developer Duran Duboi is a worthy and more sophisticated successor to Virtual Skipper, the first realtime 3D regatta game which, in the last two years, has established itself as the sailing video game standard. When world attention focuses on sailing's premier event The America's Cup in New Zealand in February, what has been heralded as the most realistic sailing simulator now in existence will be launched onto PC screens in the UK. Check the new batch of seaworthy screens ...