Rainier's Articles


'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games in association with Tigon Studios is bringing gamers an intense sci-fi experience from the point-of-view of the most wanted man in the Universe with the new videogame, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, which will be available on the Xbox. Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy.

'Gangland' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail has released the multiplayer demo for Mediamobsters RTS game Gangland. This all-new demo gives gamers the opportunity to experience the excitement of Gangland’s multiplayer action first-hand with one 2-player conquest and one 6-player shootout. The full game will feature a total of 16 Conquest and 12 Challenge Missions as well as 24 multiplayer maps for up to 8 players. Read more for downlaod links ...

'Crimson Sea 2' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that 'Crimson Sea 2' has gone gold. The action-adventure game will ship to North American retail outlets on March 30, 2004. Gamers can pre-order the game now at ebgames.com, gamestop.com, and amazon.com.

'The Movies' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars. Read more to check out some new screens showing off of the lot, and the first examples of the unique film-aging technology....

'Seven Samurai 20XX' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seven Samurai 20XX puts players in the role of the young Ronin Natoe. At first fighting the enemy alone as they begin laying siege to the human’s one and only city, Natoe soon finds himself the protector of the humans’ last hope, the Holy Child, and ultimately the leader of a band of warriors united to protect her against the invaders.

'Eric Chavez' To Grace The Cover Of MLB2005 (PS2)

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA and 989 Sports announced today that it has signed one of Major League Baseball's premier third basemen to grace the cover of its MLB 2005 videogame, due to hit store shelves in March 2004, for the PlayStation2 and PlayStation1. Read more for details ...

'Alienware' And 'Funcom' form Promotional Partnership

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom and Alienware Corporation have agreed to form a strategic partnership, benefiting both companies in their aim to be market leaders in their respective fields. Alienware PCs are known amongst gamers as the "Ultimate Gaming Machines" and Anarchy Online has been called "The Greatest MMORPG on the market". The synergy between the companies is obvious, and both companies foresee a longer term relationship developing. The first step of the partnership will see mutually beneficial marketing activities running through September of 2004.

'Homeplanet: Play With Fire' Is Finished

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3Map Games development company is pleased to announce that the work on beta of Homeplanet: Play With Fire is complete. Players will take a role of young Clan Leader's nephew, who will ensure the security of the new Clan's home planet. The add-on contains not only new storyline, new heroes and space ships, but long awaited multiplayer mode. With the Play With Fire players will be able to challenge their piloting skills battling other players via LAN or Internet

Majesco's GBA Video Signs More Content

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc. today announced a three-year agreement with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. to publish a total of 12 episodes of 4Kids' high-profile cartoon programs as part of its new Game Boy Advance Video product line. The resulting new products will allow the 20 million Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP owners to view cartoons produced by 4Kids on their portable handheld system.

'Worms 3D' (NGC/PS2/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destined to lure consumers with its outlandish array of weaponry and laugh-out-loud moments, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped Worms 3D for the PlayStation2, GameCube and PC. Worms 3D expands upon the successful turn-based action strategy franchise that has sold over eight million units worldwide.