Rainier's Articles

Constitution Protects Video Games

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last April, Senior U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh ruled that computer and video games had "no conveyance of ideas, expression or anything else that could possibly amount to free speech" in a St. Louis County case that sought to limit children's access to mature video games. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, saying a "particularized message" is not required when it comes to the First Amendment. Read more for details ...

'Silent Storm' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. Read more for a fresh batch of screens, as well as a new "English" trailer.

'BlitzKrieg: Total Challenge' - UnOfficial Addon Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German GameStar got word that the unofficial addon for CDV's latest real time strategy game Blitzkrieg reached the gold status. Total Challenge is expected to be released in the next few weeks and apart from the obvious new missions it will also contain 2 additional editor manuals.

Bigben Interactive And JoWood Get Cozy

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive today announces it has become the publisher for the JoWood range in both the UK and Scandinavian territories with immediate effect. The deal is part of an agreement that sees the Bigben Interactive Group publishing the JoWood range across Europe. Bigben Interactive UK will be responsible for all forthcoming titles such as, Chaser, Silent Storm, Söldner: Secret Wars and Spellforce: The Order of the Dawn in addition to the entire back catalogue, budget range and OEM opportunities.

GMX Media Signs 'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Strategy title - Massive Assault in Western Europe. "We are extremely excited about Massive Assault." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. "Strategy gamers are going to love this title. It has astonishing graphics, a great soundtrack, unparalleled gameplay and the AI is simply incredible." Read more for details and new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Nexuiz - Trailer
  • Carve (Xbox) - Trailer
  • ViviSector: Beast Inside - E3 Trailer
  • One Must Fall: BattleGrounds- Trailer #2
  • Splinter Cell (GBA/NGC) - Trailer
  • MechMinds - E3 Trailer
  • Nexagon: Deathmatch- E3 Trailer

  • (thanks 3DGamers).Read more for download links ...

'Shanghai Dragon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shanghai Dragon is a first-person arcade rail-shooter by Chinese company E-Pie Entertainment (already released in China). They have released a playable demo letting you try out the first two missions from the full game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down - Team Sabre' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic just send out word announcing the first expansion pack for Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. As the US army’s elite special operations soldiers you are the most potent ‘smart weapon’ known to man. You are the ‘tip of the spear’ for covert operations around the world - you are the first line of attack. Nothing stands in your way. From the war torn streets of Somalia you have been re-deployed to take out targets in Colombia and Iran. As the US military’s preemptive strike force you must work with your team to get the job done. Read more for some features and the first hi-res screens ...

'RtCW: Enemy Territory' - Patch Coming

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision sends word that Splash Damage are working on a patch for their recently released "free" Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory product. The server side patch will fix a server crash problem as well as memory leaks. No release date has yet been given.

UbiSoft to Publish 'EverQuest II' & 'Lords Of EverQuest' In Europe

by Rainier on June 3, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that it will be the European publisher for the highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest II and the recently announced Lords of EverQuest real-time strategy (RTS) game from Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE). EverQuest II and Lords of Everquest are currently set for a worldwide release in Winter 2003/04.