Rainier's Articles


The First In-Game Footage Of 'NBA Starting Five'

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2002 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get off the bench and get inside the ultimate NBA experience this holiday season as Konami unleashes NBA Starting Five on to the PS2 and Xbox. Endorsed by NBA all-star Tracy McGrady of the Orlando Magic, NBA Starting Five allows players to experience the complete NBA experience with dazzling graphics, intelligent AI and engaging gameplay modes.

Activision’s XXX Thunders Onto Retail Shelves

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now enter the world of one of the summer’s biggest action thrillers with Activision, Inc.’s XXX for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The game is based on Revolution Studio’s “XXX”, which stars Vin Diesel and opens nationwide on August 9. XXX lets players assume the role of underground thrillseeker turned spy Xander Cage in a series of death-defying motorcycle and arcade-action challenges. XXX is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $35.99 and is rated “E” (Everyone – violence) by the ESRB.

'The Document Of Metal Gear Solid 2' Available SOON

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 8:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. confirmed today that The Document of Metal Gear Solid2, an interactive documentary that chronicles the development of the mega-hit Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, will release in the United States on September 24th 2002. Featuring never-before-seen aspects of the game, new playable VR TRAINING missions, original concept plans, rare video footage and trailers and programming secrets, The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 gives all-new insight into the acclaimed series from director, Hideo Kojima.

'Stronghold: Crusader' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefly Studios and Take Two Interactive have released a playable demo of Stronghold: Crusader, available for download from Gigex (here's a direct link if the Gigex client doesn't work for you). The 79.0 MB demo allows you to try out this isometric castle building strategy sequel, and it offers a tutorial and three skirmish levels. This is something i personally am looking forward to (thanks Blues).

'Gothic 2' - 3rd Panorama View

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrilling action woven into the epic adventures will Gothic 2 offer. Soon you can be part of the mystical world Myrtana.Today Jowood shows you the tower from Xardas the Magician as 3rd Panorama View on the official Gothic2 website. Check it out!

JoWood Releases 'Hotel Giant' Fansite Kit

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Share your dream with others with the brand new Hotel Giant Fansite Kit. JoWood put together some graphics and goodies to help you build your own website. You can use these pictures freely on your fanpage. Click on this link to download the .zip file.

EIDOS Signs 'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/GC/Xbx)

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Backyard Wrestling Inc, the world's premier provider of backyard wrestling genre sports entertainment, today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement, which provides Eidos rights to publish and distribute video games based on the best-selling, sensational Backyard Wrestling video series.

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

"Eve Online: The Second Genesis" is a space trading / combat Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) for the PC. Developed by Crowd Control Production (CCP) of Reykjavik, Iceland, EVE ONLINE will allow upwards of 100,000 gamers to compete simultaneously across a full 3D galaxy which includes 5000 solar systems. EVE is one of the first of a new breed of computer games. Played online with thousands of other players, EVE draws people into what is essentially an alternate universe set some time far in the future in a place one can only dream of. Today we tracked down CCP's Hrafnkell Oskarsson and asked him a few EVEning questions ...

Rocky (GBA) - Training Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rocky, due out this November on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and GBA, players can follow the Italian Stallion through the five Rocky movies in the game's Movie Mode, training up Rock with the help of cantankerous trainer, Mickey. Rocky's Movie Mode mirrors the famous, award-winning Rocky movies to the last detail, so players will easily recognize characters and venues from the films. Yesterday we had the PS2/Gamecube screens and today we have a few Gameboy Advance one's .. Njoy!

'Evolution Worlds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evolution Worlds is the next episode in the epic adventure of heroes Mag and Linear from Evolution and Evolution 2. After the demise of a superior ancient civilization, Cyframe technology -- enchanted mechanical body weaponry -- is discovered. Check out the fact sheet and the fresh Gamecube screens!