Rainier's Articles

'Rome: Total War' Set To Conquer The World In Fall 2004

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. today announced that Rome: Total War, the latest installment in The Creative Assembly's award-winning Total War series, is on schedule for a fall 2004 release. The highly acclaimed game took the industry by storm when it debuted at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo earning the highest accolade, a "Best of E3 2003" award for Best Strategy Game. The title was also lauded by industry leader Computer Gaming World magazine as a "landmark strategy/wargame" and received "Best Games of E3" accolades from PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, GameSpot and GameSpy. Next fall, gamers will hail the golden age of antiquity as they command massive armies in a bid to rewrite history.

'Beyond Good And Evil' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Ubisoft has now released the US demo for Michel Ancel's upcoming action/adventure game Beyond Good & Evil. No specific info on this demo available except for "it contains the first 90 minutes of the game" and is more polished/bug free than the previous "French" demo, it is also about 50mb bigger. Read more for download links ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

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

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Cold Zero' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drago Entertainment/JoWood have now released the English demo for their isometric 3D action/RPG/strategy game Cold Zero: The Last Stand. This demo features a training tutorial and one mission called The Fish Loading Point, where you have to rescue hostage held at docks (thanks Tiscali). Read more for download links...

'Kuma: War' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuma Reality Games’ Kuma: War brings today’s news of military conflict directly to the PC in a method and style never-before-seen in the world of video games. Supported by true-to-life satellite imagery and authentic military intelligence, Kuma: War provides players with the opportunity to jump from the headlines right into the frontlines of international conflict. Read more for some new screens ....

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The drama comes to life like never before in WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain. Players can create, play and develop their own Superstar through storylines developed exclusively by the WWE. The game features enhanced gameplay elements with new match types and sensational production values that recreates all of the electricity of actual WWE programming. Players can track their progress with seasonal stats, earn money to build up Superstar abilities and unlock hidden features. Read more for 60+ screens ...

Kock Media Brings 'Singles' To The UK - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH MEDIA are proud to introduce a slightly 'different' kind of game to fans of the 'life simulation' genre. Releasing Q1 2004, SINGLES by German development team ROTOBEE, lets player's control the lives of Linda and Mike, two very different people, apartment sharing in a busy European city. How they interact and get on is totally up to the player. Read more for details & screens ...

'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for Xbox has gone gold and takes off for store shelves on 31st October for an estimated retail price of £39.99. Crimson Skies pulls out all the stops, launching gamers into some of the most heart-pumping, intense aerial warfare ever seen on- or offline. Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge raises the bar for aerial combat, combining thrilling dogfights with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie.

'Maximum Chase' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The intense action of a Hollywood car chase takes an interactive spin as Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment, today announced Maximum Chase exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Genki in conjuction with Microsoft, Maximum Chase puts players into a mission-based, driving/action game inspired by some of Hollywood's greatest chase scenes. Read more for details ...

'Gladius' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the heart of Gladius is a unique mix of dynamic game play that requires players to develop and manage a school of gladiators who, over time, gain experience, learn new skills, improve their abilities and finally test their might in epic battles. Players fight with deadly weapons and powerful magic, learn vital combat tactics, and enhance and customize characters... Check out new screens for all platforms!