Rainier's Articles


'TrackMania Sunrise' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nadeo's quirky racer TrackMania, and its addon PowerUp!, was enjoyed by all who played it. So it is with great pleasure that - at last – Nadeo has given the green light to unveil the sequel to the people's champion. TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

'Brigades' Brings 'Vivisector: Beast Inside' To Europe

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Wildlife Fund would not approve. PETA would stage a protest. Rolf Harris would have to build a cybernetic laboratory into the Animal Hospital. Vivisector, from Brigades, will be the first first-person shooter to feature a menagerie of cyborg-animals for gamers to blow away when released in Europe this October for PC.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battlefield 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'NHL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS lights it up in the 13th season of world championship hockey with EA SPORTS NHL 2005. Delivering top shelf gameplay that captures the speed, finesse, and lighting-fast flow of pro hockey, NHL 2005 challenges gamers of all skill levels to lace up their skates and take command of the open ice. Seems EA day today, so check out the new screens & trailer ...

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Check these 6 new screens ...

'Madden NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Unveiled

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today unveiled the highly-anticipated soundtrack for Madden NFL 2005. Featuring an all-star line-up of emerging rock and hip-hop artists, the world’s best-selling football videogame will once again shape the sound of the 2005 football season. The in-game soundtrack features 21 groundbreaking new songs that will rock the music scene this fall. Read more for details ...

'Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders is Microsoft's new Xbox action-strategy game, in development by Phantagram, and is heading to retail shelves in fall 2004. The first Xbox Live-enabled action-strategy game to blend large-scale strategic battles with fast and fierce hand-to-hand combat, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders takes players to the forefront of an epic battleground. Read more for new screens ...

'Saga of Ryzom' Opens Beta To The Public

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Special weekend event! The Saga of Ryzom will be available to the public from Thursday, July 1st to early Monday, July 5th. You just need a community account and the Beta Client (1 GB) to access our server and play the game - and the Tryker civilization will be available! The Open Week-end event will begin at 1700 CET, the hour at which the game servers will allow you access to the Tryker territories! Get more details on the official Saga Of Ryzom website...

'Tekken 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Four King of Iron Fist Tournaments fought. Twenty-three million units sold worldwide. Ten years past since Tekken first made history. In 2005, the landmark series returns to revolutionize console fighting one more time. Not much official information available, so read more for some new screens...