Rainier's Articles

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level.

Kingdom Hearts II - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. It has been a year since the events of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, the story begins in Twilight Town, a quiet burg nestled between night and day. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new. For the impatient people, Square-Enix just launched the official Japanese website.

'American Civil War: Gettysburg' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Civil War: Gettysburg brings this legendary and epic battle to life on your PC. Lead the Confederate army as they fight their way into the heart of the northern aggressor or take command of the Union forces as they hold fast against the rebel invaders. Try the game for 60 minutes, and purchase a key to unlock to full game if you want to continue (thanks GameSpot).

'Incrazyball' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

French developer Lexis Numérique, known for titles such as Missing, and Dracula: Resurrection, is working on, Incrazyball, a sort of Marble Madness in 3D, where you guide a ball through crazy tracks, much like Super Monkey Ball. Multiplayer is also present in various race modes such as Battle Race, Rally, Find & Retrieve, but also more action based CTF, or Arcade Football. An editor will be included in the game so you can design your own tracks and share them with the rest of the community. Read more for the first screens ...

Bill Gates Is Confident Xbox 360 Will Surpass New Playstation

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Speaking at a meeting of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Microsoft's Bill Gates said that the newest version of the Xbox, code-named Xenon, would have an array of features that will make the device a more versatile tool for games, music, video and pictures in the living room. Gates also said that the new Xbox will give Microsoft a chance to overtake the leader in the gaming business, Sony Corp.

'Tribal Trouble' - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tribal Trouble is a fast paced realtime strategy game where you will find yourself pitted against your computer or online players. Your job is to lead your somewhat clueless kinsmen (be it vikings or natives) to new discoveries and victories as the tribal clashes rage across a group of tropical islands. Oddlabs has released a demo, allowing you to try out 6 tutorials and single- and multiplayer modes on computer generated maps (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for screens & download links

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v1.4 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. Read more for details and download links ...

Microsoft Teams With Limelight Networks For Xbox Live Content

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Limelight Networks today announced it has been selected by Microsoft as the Content Delivery Network for Microsoft's Xbox Live, the online gaming service for the Xbox. With full implementation of Xbox Live on Limelight Networks' powerful delivery network, the synergy of Xbox Live and the Limelight Networks platform will provide millions of gamers unprecedented online access to games, content and downloads from Microsoft and leading game developers directly via Xbox Live.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'Smart Bomb' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2005 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announced today that that its new PSP title, Smart Bomb, has just gone gold, and will ship May 10, 2005. Smart Bomb is an intense, adrenaline pumping, explosive experience for the PSP handheld! As a member of the Bomb Disposal Unit (B.D.U.), you are tasked with diffusing a highly intricate series of bombs which have been planted in various locations around the world. With over 150 different 3D puzzles, Smart Bomb will test your concentration, wit, and problem solving skills.