Rainier's Articles


Halo Is Coming To The PC !!!!!

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today development of the PC and Macintosh versions of the critically acclaimed Xbox first-person shooter, "Halo: Combat Evolved."

Q&A With Shadow's Project Manager

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Yesterday we introduced Vae Victis and its upcoming tactical action game, codenamed Shadow (read story and check screens), based on modern military special operations. Players will be immersed in a setting of black operations and clandestine political agendas in a multiplayer environment. Selecting from one of ten different elite Special Forces from around the world including US Navy Seals, UK SAS, and Russian Spetsnaz, players will battle in missions based on actual locations. Today we cornered Vae Victis' Project Manager Paul Burkhardt and had a few beers .. ermm asked him some questions ..

Atari Announces 'Godzilla : Domination' For GBA - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is developing Godzilla : Domination, a monster-on-monster fighting game for Nintendo GameBoy Advance based on the Company’s licensing agreement for the classic movie franchise with Toho Co., Ltd. Godzilla : Domination is being developed by WayForward Pocket Team and is scheduled for release in October 2002.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HomeLAN has a Q&A with Marko Dieckmann of Duplex Systems talking about their upcoming LithTech engine powered massively multiplayer RPG, Face of Mankind. GameSpy has a Q&A with Running With Scissors' Vince Desi talking about their upcoming FPS (using the Unreal engine), Postal 2. GameGuru Mania has a Q&A with Data Becker's Andy Manson talking about their upcoming 3D RTS, Highland Warriors. Loadedinc.com has a Q&A with Artifact Entertainment's artist Elaine Hultgren talking about her work their upcoming online RPG, Horizons. Games Domain has a Q&A with Computer Artworks' Andrew ‘Kurt’ Curtis talking about their upcoming action-horror game, The Thing. Electric Playground has a Q&A with Barking Dog Studios' Martin Cirulis talking about the company's unexpectedly sophisticated tactical action game, Treasure Planet. Massivemultiplayer.org has a Q&A with Mindark people talking about their upcoming MMORPG Project Entropia (thanks Blues). Computer & Video Games has a Q&A with Termite Games' Jokke Forsryd talking about their imminent multiplayer shooter, New World Order.

'America's Army : Recon' Patch Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As being mentioned in various places America's Army developers are trying to fix up some of the mess they made with the initial Recon release. The America's Army: Operations 'Recon' website mentions that a new update for this tactical first-person shooter by the U.S. Army is expected to be ready for release tomorrow. You will be able to choose from either a 3MB patch or an updated full Recon download. The patch will address "client and server-side flooding issues," the "Sniper Rifle bug from random weapon selection" and more, as well as adding "Community Game Server Support" and an "Admin Spectator Mode." Of course we WILL keep you posted when it arrives...

Codemasters Ships 'Operation Flashpoint : Resistance'

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced that it has shipped Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the official expansion pack for Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, 2001’s multiple Game of the Year award winner and world-wide number one best-selling PC war simulator. Codemasters redefines the traditional “expansion pack” with Resistance, as it not only adds additional missions, but also vastly improves the engine and gameplay of the original game. Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for an SRP of $29.99.

The New 'Day of Defeat 3.0' Has Arrived

by Rainier on July 12, 2002 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new version of the Day of Defeat Half Life Modification is now available, with four separate downloads to choose from, depending on whether you are upgrading a Beta 2.1 Windows or Linux installation or doing a full install for either OS. The new 3.0 version offers loads of fixes and enhancements, including the addition of a new "Para" gameplay mode, cutscenes, removable helmets, and a new spectator system. Read more for detailed fix/update list and links where to grab these files.

'Reign Of Fire' Official Website

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment just let us know that, in celebration of the upcoming theatrical debut of Reign of Fire, they’ve launched a new website dedicated to the upcoming game. The new Reign of Fire website features some amazing new screenshots (for xbox,ps2/gba versions), artwork, and the first game trailer. Reign of Fire makes its theatrical debut on July 12th with the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance game following in the fall. Check it out (and i will be checking out the movie for sure!!! Been drooling over it for weeks).

3DO Announces Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions”

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 8:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced the development of the Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions” game for the Nintendo GameCube system. The Army Men: Air Combat “The Elite Missions” game follows the exploits of the heroic Captain Blade and his Alpha Wolf Squadron as they once again take to the skies in support of the Green Army in their ongoing struggle with the Tan forces. The game is planned to ship in time for Christmas 2002.

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2002 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier today LucasArts would be releasing the v1.04 update for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, here it is (a nice 9mb big). Also new dedicated servers for linux/win32 are now available. The primary focus of 1.04 is multiplayer balance. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it.