Rainier's Articles


'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft is pleased to announce that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword has gone gold. Developed at Ubisoft's Milan studios, the mission pack to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield promises to deliver the same action-intensity expected from a Clancy game. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword is scheduled to ship on March 9, 2004.

'Far Cry' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Far Cry features its critically acclaimed, proprietary CryENGINE, huge game environments, deadly A.I., and the longest view-distance ever witnessed in a first-person shooter - all features destined to become benchmarks in the genre. The newly released Far Cry video showcases all of its standout features, including its never-seen-before long-range gameplay and crystal clear graphics utilizing polybump technology, in action-packed detail. Ubisoft sent out a Q&A with Crytek's lead producer Chris Natsuume, lead explaining how the team created the breath-taking effects visualized in the movie.

'Links 2004' (Xbox) - Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the Plantation Course at Kapalua is now available to Xbox Live subscribers worldwide for $4.99. The arrival of the new downloadable content bolsters an already feature packed experience for the popular Xbox golf series, “Links 2004.”

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension – extending that goal will be highlighted through the new "GT Photo Mode."

'Blitzkrieg II' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Blitzkrieg II" builds upon the success of our best selling RTS "Blitzkrieg" with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships. Players will also be able to compete against each other online supported by a matchmaking server with a new multiplayer mode and a rating system.

Uwe Boll Acquires 'Far Cry' Movie Rights

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boll KG has picked up another video game title, building on the company's growing reputation for bringing interactive entertainment properties to the big screen. Director-producer Uwe Boll will turn German game developer Crytek's first-person shooter PC game "Far Cry" into a $25 million horror movie that is planned to shoot next year.

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...

'Isle of Man TT Superbikes' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Isle of Man TT Superbikes will feature on the channel around the launch along with a strong presence at this year's TT event in June. There will be several promotions including prize give-away copies of the game to Men and Motors viewers. The game will also feature the Men and Motors Suzuki superbike, which will race at this year's event. "We are delighted to be working with Men and Motors, their commitment and enthusiasm for the TT matches ours and we look forward to working further with them", commented Martin Kitney PR & Marketing Manager at Jester Interactive.

'Beyond Divinity' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2004 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. However, gamers will surely be talking, as Vivendi Universal Games yesterday announced the development of Fight Club for the PS2 and the Xbox. Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more for some new screens ...