Rainier's Articles

'Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Merscom today announced that "Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition" for the PC has gone gold and is scheduled to arrive on store shelves April 7, 2005. The North American gold master of this combat-oriented and story-driven RPG includes several improvements over its European release, including a new map feature, faster load time, and improved memory and inventory management.

'Lawman' Is Now 'Call of Juarez' (Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Through stylized Mexican neighbourhoods and jungle hide-outs to the swanky Californian coast; Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

Ubisoft Signs New Baseketball License Deal

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement to make videogames with AND 1, the performance basketball footwear and apparel company best known for its Mix Tape Tour property and its more than 100 endorsers in the NBA.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge, as Digital Jesters announces the March release of the third World War II RTS from genre masters Monte Cristo.

GameRiot Kicks Off Its Spring Tour

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world's largest traveling video game festival and competition will hit eight cities in March, April and May to offer gamers the chance to play the hottest new and unreleased console and PC video game titles. Throughout 2005, GameRiot will host a total of 85 events in 30 markets, with an expected attendance of 300,000 casual and hardcore gamers. The spring schedule includes stops at two popular music festivals and six trips to the wildly popular touring event Hot Import Nights.

'Rising Kingdoms' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Bean announced today it has signed a publishing deal with Haemimont Games for the incoming Rising Kingdoms for PC. Rising Kingdoms is a Real-Time Strategy set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. This impressive title stays true to Haemimont's long tradition of RTS and RPG type games that started with Tzar: the Burden of the Crown and Celtic Kings series – Celtic Kings: Rage of War and Nemesis of the Roman Empire a.k.a.Imperivm II.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.