Rainier's Articles


'Salvo!' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released an updated demo for Spue Games' naval combat game Salvo!. This demo allows you to check out four tutorials, and a full campaign and has been updated with the latest Gold code, including various fixes and adjustments. Read more for download links ...

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) Gets UK Release Date

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver and Phantagram reunite to launch Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes, the enhanced sequel to last years highly acclaimed action packed strategy title for the Xbox, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. After an incredibly successful E3, KUFH is ready to make its presence felt in the UK when it releases in late September 2005.

'Batman Begins' (GBA/NGC/PS/Xbox) Commences At Retail

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that the Batman Begins videogame hits retail shelves nationwide today for the PS, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The game, based on the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins and DC Comics' legendary character, is rated "T for Teen."

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has gone gold in North America. ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern lets you delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and mystery. This unique adventure game will ship to retailers June 21, 2005.

NetDevil Merges European and American 'Jumpgate' Servers

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NetDevil announced today the upcoming merging of European and American servers for its space combat MMG Jumpgate. The move results from the discontinuance of Mightygames as NetDevil's European partner.

'Arc The Lad: End of Darkness' (PS2) Sees The Light In Stores

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Arc The Lad: End of Darkness" has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for the PS2. Arc The Lad: End of Darkness features the series' first real-time combat system and cooperative and competitive online gameplay.

Vivendi Acquires Swordfish Studios

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced the acquisition of independent game developer Swordfish Studios, recently responsible for Cold Winter. Under terms of the agreement, VU Games will retain Swordfish Studios’ U.K.-based team of 45 development professionals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

'Pacific Fighters' - v4.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has yet again released new patches for 1C Maddox's WW2 flight sim Pacific Fighters. This update brings your retail game to v4.01 (for both the standalone and merged installations) and addsa new flight model, new aircraft, new AI, new maps and plenty more. Read more for download links.

'Black & White 2' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Auto Assault' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth. Developer NetDevil answers a few questions ...