Rainier's Articles


'Pillars of Garendall' - New Plug-In

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Pillars of Garendall fan community united with Coldstone developers since the release to create all sorts of add-ons for this role-playing game by Ambrosia Software and Beenox. One of those add-ons, Trinity, added numerous classes to choose from, new locations to explore, and new quests to the already amazing world of Garendall. Now you can download Spells Expander for free and enjoy a whole new gaming experience! Read more for details and links...

'Sudden Strike II' - Mod News

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is fresh news on the Sudden Strike II-frontline. The new SSN-Mod for Sudden Strike II has just been finished. The units do now have camouflage colours and you are also able to utilize a ME323 Gigant. As we speak of Mods: the RWM-Mod just reached Version 6.0. Both Mods enhance Sudden Strike II with new features, offering a new and fresh gameplay, even for the veterans among you. The current version of the RWM-Mod can be found here, whereas the brand new SSN-Mod can be downloaded from here.

Cossacks: Back to War - ACS & VIZOR Features

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cossacks: Back to War does not only feature two new nations (Hungary/Switzerland), but it also includes the new ACS functionality. ACS stand for 'Automatic Championship System' and offers the possibility for the best Cossacks players of the world to compete against each other in an online championship. In addition to the ACS feature, Cossacks: Back to War also offers the so called 'VIZOR-System'. The VIZOR-System extends the Cossacks shell and provides the player with live combat. It`s like watching football on TV, except for one difference: you are able to either watch a Cossacks battle during the gameplay, or after it ended. There will also be an archive where you will be able to review the most spectacular battles.

IL2 Sturmovik Addon 'Operation Barbarossa'

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At 04.15am on 22nd June 1941 German bombers attacked Soviet airfields with devastating effect and the invasion of Russia, codenamed Operation Barbarossa, had begun. After four years of bitter fighting that included infamous battles like Kursk and Stalingrad, the Russians arrived at Berlin. Now you can join the Luftwaffe in this gruelling campaign for IL2 and take part in hundreds of historically accurate missions that take you from the heady victories in the Kuban Peninsula, through the bitter winters and finally to fight for your very existence at the gates of your capital.

'Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donald evolved into the super-hero PK and was brought to life, through the amazing creative talents of the "Accademia Disney" located in Milan, Italy. Ubi Soft and Disney Interactive are in turn, bringing this action-packed comic book character to the US for the first time. Check the gamecube screens ...

Off World Resource Base (O.R.B.) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 10:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Strategy First makes a promise; they keep it! Another Friday means more O.R.B. screens and more O.R.B. goodies! Read more for 10 NEW O.R.B. screens that illustrate the amazing Aldus universe.

'Casino Empire' Hits North American Store Shelves

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment today announced that the Casino Empire videogame has shipped to retailers nationwide. Brought to you by the team that created Sierra’s award winning Casino games, Casino Empire challenges gamers to build and manage their own Vegas empire.

'Links 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the Links 2003 trial version is now available on the game's official site. Cybergolfers will be able to experience the back nine holes of Skeleton Coast, the new fictional golf course designed exclusively for Links 2003. Read more for details and links where to grab the 166mb swinging demo! (thanks EvilAvatar).

3DO Ships 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that its highly anticipated game expansion, "Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm" for the PC, is now in stores. Featuring massive never-before-seen campaigns and maps, the expansion pack includes four original creatures to fight and a series of new artifacts to collect. Players must assemble a strong team to defeat the diabolical Mad Wizard, Hexis.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NOLFGirl.com has a very interesting interview with NOLF2 Producer, Chris Miller. Within the interview, Miller announced plans for NOLF2 to include Deathmatch and Team-based muliplayer! ToTheGame.com has an interview with developers of Black Element Software's action/adventure game, Shade: Wrath of Angels. Action Vault has a new Q&A (posted in 2 parts, this is part 1) with Wanadoo's Jérôme Cukier talking about their upcoming historical action-adventure game, Inquisition. Computer & Video Games has a new Q&A with Rare's Chris and Tim Stamper and Microsoft's Ed Fries talking about M$'s recent buyout of Rare.