Rainier's Articles


'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 9:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment.

'Chaos Legion' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 9:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chaos Legion has been billed in Japan as an ‘intense gothic opera’ which (minus the singing) details the story of master swordsman Sieg Wahrheit and his oldest ally Victor Delacroix. We learn that while Wahrheit is missing for many years on a dangerous mission, Delacroix is tempted and consumed by the forces of Evil. It is Wahrheit’s mission to pursue and prevent Delacroix from bringing chaos to the world. Wahrheit must battle through many gloriously realised 3D environments (featuring stunning architectural exteriors and highly detailed cavernous interiors) against Delacroix and his fearful hoards.

THQ Announces 'Sphinx' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today unveiled Sphinx -an original interactive adventure game. Developed for the PS2 and Gamecube by game design veterans Eurocom, Sphinx takes the character-based, action-adventure genre to new heights with sophisticated gameplay mechanics, original character designs, amazing visuals and superior technology. Eurocom has created successful titles based on some of the strongest intellectual properties in the world of entertainment including Crash Bandicoot, James Bond, Hercules and Disney's Tarzan. Sphinx is an entirely original property inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt and is Eurocom's most ambitious project to date. Sphinx is scheduled to ship in fall 2003.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames has released an updated version 2206 of the demo for Unreal Tournament 2003, Digital Extreme's UT sequel. In addition to being updated to the latest Unreal-engine codebase, the new demo also adds another level. The updated demo includes five maps, four gameplay modes, a pair of mutators, etc. (thanks Bluesnews) A Windows as well as a Linux version are now available. Read more for download links ...

New 'Netscape' Version Available

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on Bluesnews that there is a new version of Netscape available for download. Go to this FTP directory where you can download Netscape 7.02 versions for Windows, Mac as well as Linux. Thanks to FileFlash for bringing this to everybody's attention!

'Hearts of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the previous patch, Strategy First & Paradox Plaza have released yet anotherpatch for their WWII based strategy war title Hearts of Iron. Even more gameplay tweaks, AI fixes and general improvements to the game! Read more for detailed fix list and download links for all localised versions ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. This release addresses bugs in the Persistance Battle Mode, game mechanics and more, along with tweaking class balance and improving engine stability. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch). A little catch-up download for our FreeForm friends ;)

Thrustmaster Releases Wireless Gamepad for PS2

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is pleased to introduce its first cordless controller for PlayStation 2: Firestorm Wireless. With a design based on the Firestorm RF for PC, Thrustmaster's new radio frequency gamepad will be available from February 2003, providing gamers with a new level of enjoyment and unprecedented freedom of movement in games.

'Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom informed us that they have shipped "Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter" to stores. The latest iteration of this popular role-playing series follows the adventures of an underground dweller named Ryu who has an “awakening” about his mysterious past and finds himself leading his underground civilization to the surface after a world shaking catastrophe turns his world upside down. His quest is to lead the way for the people of Shelter to escape to the surface, but doing the journey is fraught with peril and woe. Enemies are at every turn impeding his safe passage to the surface. Using a variety of attacks including combinations, magic and tactics, Ryo and friends will break into the sunlight after generations of darkness- or die trying.

'Splinter Cell' Sneaks Into Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC game fans everywhere are excited to learn that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, one of the hottest games of the year, has shipped and will soon be available on store shelves. Expected to blow PC game fans away, the game is already a critical success earning Editor's Choice awards from both Computer Gaming World and PC Gamer. Read more for details and a few new screens ...