Rainier's Articles


The Great Escape (PC/PS2/Xb) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi today announced that it has acquired from MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and global leader of entertainment, the exclusive worldwide interactive computer and video games rights to the classic movie The Great Escape starring James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson and others. Njoy the 11 new screens!

Get in the Game: The Book

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The people who play the games are the people who want to make the games. And, as we all know, plenty of people are playing games. To date, however, there has been virtually no easy to understand, yet informative and thorough guide to how the game industry works. But all that is about to change. "Get in the Game: Careers in the Game Industry" hits the shelves in just a couple of weeks. Already blessed by the game gods, Will Wright says "Marc Mencher delivers a book full of timely and relevant information for anyone interested in learning more about our dynamic industry."

'Bandits : Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BANDITS is the game where your cannon mounted combat car takes you on an adventure across green fields, desert canyons and deep snow, bombing and blasting all sorts of enemies and cargo trucks, defending your gang and your glory! In charge of the action are the notorious leaders of the Wolfpack gang, Fennec and Rewdalf. You take control of the action while Fennec & Rewdalf do the talking – they do a lot of that. Check the new load of 22 screens .. Njoy!

'Zapper' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on GoneGold that the PC version of Infogrames Zapper (developed by Blitz Games) has gone gold and should be shipping to stores soon. Zapper is a funny arcade/action game that "starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level." The game will also appear on the GBA, Xbox, GameCube and PS2. Check here if you want to see some of our previously posted screens...

Blizzard Started Their Countdown

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment has started the clock on their countdown to the start of the Tokyo Game Show this weekend in Japan to announce their next project. Bill Roper has already stated it won't be StarCraft II. A little bird told me it might be a new online game in the style of Everquest, but bigger and better.

UbiSoft Announces 'The Settlers IV - The New World'

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi soft today announced details for the second mission CD for their strategy hit 'Settlers IV'. The expansion pack will be titled 'Settlers IV - The New World', expected to be available in stores by end of the year. Story: The Vikings have discovered America - The New World. Back in Europe this message spreads like wild fire in the settler universe. A contest of the nations is proclaimed : He who discovers new ground as the first, can call it his own and establish himself on the new found grounds. Romans, Vikings and Trojans go on a journey facing never before seen obstacles, while the Maya's are on large travel into the 'Old World '. The seemingly harmless voyage increasingly develops into a gripping adventure, in which each race has to complete exciting tasks.

'Rygar : The Legendary Adventure' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure is an action/adventure game for the PlayStation2, and will hit the stores later this year - and what we have seen so far, we can hardly wait!! A rebirth of tne NES 8-bit classic, this "AAA" action title takes a Hollywood-style approach to game-making with grand-scale environments, impressive pre-rendered and real-time movies, and heart-stopping action. Check the 15 screens ...

'Airline Tycoon Evolution' Flies Onto Retail Shelves

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Co-publishers Strategy First & Monte Cristo and Developers Spellbound are pleased to announce the Airline Management game, Airline Tycoon Evolution, has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

Thrustmaster's New 'Ferrari F1 Racing Wheel'

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster already has a strong line of PC pheripherals and have now added a new and improved steering wheel under their exclusive deal with Ferrari. Read more for all the juicy details!

Ubi Soft Announces 'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Features

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced features of IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, its forthcoming expansion pack for use with the multi-award winning IL-2 Sturmovik World War II combat flight simulation. The expansion pack will add 30 new missions, 27 additional flyable aircraft and a new dynamic campaign system offering almost limitless replayability. IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles is expected to ship to North American retail shelves this winter, with an MSRP of $19.99.