Rainier's Articles

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this clever and entertaining strategy / life simulation game created by Elixir Studios, the player assumes the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 19, 2004 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Serious Sam: Next Encounter' (GBA/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that its Global Star publishing division will release Serious Sam: Next Encounter for the PlayStation2 and GameCube. Developed by Climax, the all new alien-blasting adventure will feature online play for up to eight players and two-player split screen action on the PlayStation 2, a four-player deathmatch option on the Nintendo GameCube, and two-player cooperative mode for both platforms. Read more for some new screens ..

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2004 @ 1:06 a.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 :

  • Far Cry - Trailer (2)
  • NARC - Trailer
  • Advent Rising - Trailer
  • Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus - Trailer
  • Unreal Championship 2 - Trailer

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

'Rainbow Six: Ravenshield' & 'Athena Sword' - Patches Coming Next Week

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 8:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Raven-Shield website has word that we can expect a new Ravenshield v1.56 & Athena Sword v1.02 update patch for Ubisoft's team based tacitcal shooters somewhere next week. The new v1.56 Ravenshield patch will lock the debug commands that were left unlocked in the previous patch. The v1.02 Athena Sword one will addresses a bug in the meta data of certain maps that caused operatives of opposing teams to have similarly colored uniforms, as well as on Siberia, the armor levels of the two opposing teams were set at different levels, which has been resolved. Of course we will have it available on our fileservers ....

Tesseraction Games Announes 'Enigma Con'

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 7:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tesseraction Games Inc. of Eugene, OR, producer of the hit naval action strategy game ENIGMA: THE RISING TIDE is sponsoring a PC computer war gaming conference and tournament. From 9am to 11pm March 20, 2004 at the Hilton hotel in Eugene, Oregon the local company will feature a multi-player game tournament with an array of prizes and panels on "modding" and PC game development.

'World of Warcraft' Beta Test is Now Live

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard issued this statement earlier today : "The first round of emails has gone out, and the North American and Korean World of Warcraft beta tests have officially begun. If you didn't receive an email, don't worry; we'll be adding more testers at the start of each upcoming beta-test phase. Keep an eye on www.blizzard.com for news on when we'll be opening up the additional phases, because that will be your clue to check the email account you used to sign up. Also, anyone interested in tracking the progress of the beta test can visit our World of Warcraft Community Site, which will contain regular updates as well as general information about the game."

Scion Studios Merges Into Epic

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The employees of Scion Studios have joined Epic Games in a move that doubles Epic's in-house development capacity. This will increase Epic's ability to develop multiple games, including those in its award-winning Unreal franchise, internally for both PC and console platforms.

'Alias' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Alias" is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. Read more for some new screens & 3 small trailers showing off Sydney's costumes & locations...

Got Game Announces 'Rhem 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and developer Knut Mueller today announced a publishing agreement for "RHEM 2," an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game, and the sequel to the popular "RHEM". Made for PC and Mac, "RHEM 2" rejoins Zetais and Kales as they now explore a hidden city far beneath the earth’s surface. Got Game will publish the game in North America and Australia with a targeted release of Q4 2004.