Rainier's Articles


'The Shield' (PS2/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game players will get to be virtual Vic Mackeys now that Japanese publisher Sammy Studios has optioned rights to FX's hit police drama "The Shield." Michael Chiklis, who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his portrayal of corrupt cop Vic Mackey, is in final negotiations to provide his voice and likeness to re-create the role for the game. Sammy also is in talks with other original cast members (thanks Homelan). Read more for details ...

'Lords of the Realm III' - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. Read more for some new screens ...

'Battlefield Vietnam' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that Battlefield Vietnam has officially gone gold for the PC. The game is set to ship nationwide to retailers under the EA GAMES brand on Monday, March 15.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Athens 2004 - Trailer
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow Of Chernobyl - Trailer
  • X-Files: Resist Or Serve - Trailer
  • Toca: Race Driver 2 - Trailer
  • LotR: The Battle For Middle-Earth - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2005 is the most realistic baseball simulation that’s easier and more fun to play. All-Star Baseball 2005 is packed with exclusive feature innovations and online head-to-head play plus the deepest franchise mode of any baseball video game. Read more to check out some new screens and the "Catcher & Future Throws" trailers.

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' - IRC Developer Chat

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get all of your Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow questions answered by one of the game's Producers, Domitille Doat, in an exclusive IRC Chat on Thursday, March 4, 2004. IRC Server: irc.beyondirc.net IRC Channel: #SplinterCell If you don't have IRC or are unfamiliar with it, you can go to http://chat.ubisoft.fr and when prompted, enter a username of your choosing then select the SplinterCell channel.Chat Times Worldwide (Note that times are given based on 24-hour clock) :
  • 09:00 - San Francisco
  • 11:00 - Chicago
  • 12:00 - New York, Montreal
  • 17:00 - London
  • 18:00 - Paris, Munich

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 2:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Return from Darkness brings the acclaimed Tenchu stealth ninja series to the Xbox, delivering the most realistic ninja action-adventure game ever. Read more for some new screens & a new trailer showing off xbox live action ...

'Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment America today announced that Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes will be shipping worldwide in March 2004. Exclusively designed for Nintendo GameCube, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes will hit retail outlets in North America on March 9, followed by Japan and Europe on March 11 and 26, respectively.

'Syberia II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MC2-Microids is pleased to announce Syberia II has gone gold for North America! The game will be shipping March 24, 2004. The second instalment of Syberia finds Kate Walker embarking across Europe on a desperate search for Hans Voralberg. Help Kate battle through the elements and solve many puzzles in four mystical and enchanting lands, in this epic quest. Expect a full Syberia II preview in the coming days ...

'Lifeline' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment America today announced it has shipped Lifeline for the PlayStation2 to retail outlets nationwide. The latest in a series of Konami titles to make innovative use of peripheral devices (Dance Dance Revolution, Karaoke Revolution), Lifeline breaks new ground as the first voice controlled action-adventure game for any console.