Rainier's Articles

'Vision' Announced - Features

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vision is the next stride forward in the evolution of modern role-playing games. Exceptional graphics, true-to-life NPC behavior and a finely tuned balance between raw action and deep story development are the essential elements that will make the title irresistible to RPG fans. Read more for details ...

'Powerdrome' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, speed heads will be able to take control of one of a selection of bizarre characters and pilot a 'blade', a jet-engined, anti-gravity bike, around tracks designed to rattle nerves and brain alike. The ultimate goal is to master both the blade and 24 different circuits at break-neck speed across exotic locations such as a partially terra-formed planet and a sub-tropical jungle in a distant part of the galaxy. Read more for 70+ new screens ...

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the Major League Baseball season underway, gamers can now also take the "virtual field," as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped All-Star Baseball 2005 for the PS2 (Xbox version shipped earlier). All-Star Baseball 2005 offers an array of new features, including online head-to-head play and downloadable rosters, FielderCam, BroadcastCam, analog-control batting, Spanish play-by-play and the exclusive T.W.I.B. (This Week In Baseball) Challenge.

Take2/Rockstar Games Acquires Mobius Entertainment

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games today announced the formation of Rockstar Leeds through the acquisition of Mobius Entertainment Ltd., a Leeds, England based developer of handheld video games (who previously developed the Max Payne GBA version)..

'Painkiller' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Dreamcatcher forum (albeit in French) reveals that People Can Fly is already working on the first patch for their FPS Painkiller. There is no specific release date mentioned and details are sketchy, although it is said to fix various fix but more importantly contain new multiplayer maps. Whether this is only for the French/European or also the North American version is not specified, although juding that the game is due out in a matter of days, it will most likely be valid for all versions.

'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to launch during the 60th anniversary of "D-Day", Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' development team is comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon teams. In addition, the game will utilize the proven Snowblind Studios game engine and challenge players to rise through the ranks in more than 40 levels that recreate some of the most important battles of World War II. Read more for a fresh batch of screens and artwork ...

EA Europe Signs 'Knights of Honor'

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SUNFLOWERS today announced that it has signed a European distribution agreement with Electronic Arts for the upcoming Empire Conquering Simulation title, "Knights of Honor". This agreement marks the continuation of the successful cooperation between the two companies, which began 2 years ago with a worldwide publishing agreement for the best-selling ANNO 1503 - The New World.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Death By Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.