Rainier's Articles

'WarCraft III' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As noted on the forums, Warcraft III players connecting to will receive a significant patch to Reign of Chaos in the days ahead. This v1.10 patch will add clan support and many of the interface enhancements found in the soon-to-be-released expansion set, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (thanks Shacknews). Read more for a preliminary fix list...

'Mafia' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A hail of bullets from a Tommy gun or a shotgun in the face over linguine at lunch; choose a life with the Salieri family and the cops will be the least of your problems. The city of Lost Heaven is at war as the Salieri and Morello mobs fight to control the lucrative protection rackets and smuggling of Lost Heaven. Mafia grabs you by the lapels and plunges you into the middle of a vicious and deadly turf war set in the City of Lost Heaven. The cops, the Morello family and more are all out to get you... and none of them care how they take you down. Arriving on PS2 in October, Mafia has been enhanced to deliver an awesome console experience that will make the Cosa Nostra look like choirboys.

'Space Colony' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following their recent success with the million-selling Stronghold series on PC, London-based developer, Firefly Studios, have catapulted their creativity into the not-so-distant future announcing Space Colony, due for release this Fall on PC. Space Colony is best described as a space-based People Sim crossed with a City Building game. The player manages and nurtures a group of dysfunctional space dwellers colonising the most unearthly corners of the galaxy. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Hidden And Dangerous 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Hidden & Dangerous was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim, and was the forerunner for the squad-based tactical action game. With sales in excess of one million copies, Hidden & Dangerous established itself as a leading title in the genre. Its creators, Illusion Softworks, have for the last four years been quietly developing and perfecting the sequel. Read more for a few cinematic screens ...

New 'No One Lives Forever' Game 'Contract Jack' Revealed

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been rumoured for a few months now that there would possibly be a NOLF3 and although not much has been said and done ( IS registered to Fox Int, involved in the previous NOLF games). Today we contacted one of our Vivendi contact to ask wether they could shed some light on "Contract Jack", and all they had to say is "No comment, we will announce soon". No specifics are known, wether this is merely an addon or a full fledged game but it does imply the introduction of a male character Jack, whilst our favorite female spy Archer will also be in on things ... Now that the cat is out of the bag, we can probably expect a formal announcement soon ...

'Railroad Tycoon III' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Who needs a movie that has no anoraks, a distinct lack of platforms, and for that matter, trains? If you go loco for 'motives, then Railroad Tycoon III is the game for you! On schedule for release in October, the king of Tycoon games with over a million units sold worldwide for Railroad Tycoon I and II, will arrive at a store near you. Along with a glorious bleeding edge three-dimension engine, Railroad Tycoon 3 will have outstanding multiplayer support, complete with integrated chat and matchmaking service. Read more to check out a few new screens ...

'Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This latest addition to the Age of Wonders series will enable players to experience the all new and eerie Shadow World dimension and battle with races never seen before across new and diverse landscapes. Combined with the option of creating a totally unique environment with the map generator and rewriting the history of this world time and time again through the enhanced campaign editor, players are ensured a constant stream of completely new game experiences. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Captain Scarlet : Retaliation' - Release Date & Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Scarlet will be fighting the Mysterons again in an all new PC game, Captain Scarlet : Retaliation, to be launched in the UK on Friday 5th September 2003. Captain Scarlet: Retaliation is a real time tactical strategy game where gamers control up to six Spectrum agents, each with unique capabilities, as they attempt to halt the Mysteron’s evil plans. Based on the cult Gerry Anderson television series, the game combines addictive game play, with stunning graphics and the rich background of the original series, to create a compelling game that will appeal to a wide range of players. Read more for details & screens ...

'Emergency Fire Response' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Emergency Fire Response (known in Europe as Fire Department), experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. Earlier we had the french demo and now DreamCatcher has released the English demo for their upcoming tactical/strategy fire fighting game. The demo sports a mission called '3D Million Dollars' where you must put out a fire in a gas station and save people trapped in a nearby building. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • Worms 3D - Trailer
  • Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided - Intro Movie
  • Silent Hill - E3 Trailer #2

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