Rainier's Articles

'Source SDK' Get Steamy Update #19

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Source SDK, mainly fixing various issues important for the mod community, adding source code for alternative player physics, sample skeleton, motionmapper and fixing a few things along the way. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Blizzard Whacks Another Batch of 'WarCraft' III Cheaters

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"A number of additional accounts and CD keys have been tied to the use of a hack or cheat program while playing Warcraft III on Battle.net. In keeping with our aggressive stance against cheating, we have permanently closed 53,928 Warcraft III accounts. 8,168 of the Warcraft III CD keys used with the now-closed accounts have been banned from ladder play for one month, and 3,331 more have been banned from ladder play permanently. Repeat offenders risk having their CD keys disabled, which will result in the permanent removal of their copies of Warcraft III from Battle.net."

'Roma Victor' Adds Virtual Economic Revenue Model

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roma Victor developer RedBedlam announced the launch of the game's commercial test phase. As a major component of this phase, the company has deployed the VERM (Virtual Economic Revenue Model) virtual economy system in the latest game client versions.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

Various Game Trailers #518

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Beatmania - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Cold War - Trailer
  • Crime Life: Gang Wars - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Death Jr. - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Dragon Booster - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Frogger: Helmet Chaos [NDS] - E3 2005 Trailer
  • S.L.A.I. - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles 3: Mutant Nightmare - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Ys: The Ark of Napishtim - E3 2005 Trailer

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

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG scheduled for PC in the first half of 2006. A mix of a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Now you can enter the brutal domain of the world's greatest fantasy hero.

Trackmania Developer Reveals Two New Addons - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

French developer Nadeo has no intentions of taking a break, as today they announced no less than two addons for Trackmania. Its latest product, Trackmania Sunrise, is getting a free downlodable expansion pack dubbed Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme, featuring new and more insane tracks than ever before. On top of that, the first Trackmania title is getting a revamp and will be re-released in October using the new Sunrise engine including a few new additions to the original 2003 release.

'Cycling Manager 4' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide Studios has released a new patch for the latest installment in the Cycling Manager franchise, 'Cycling Manager 4'. This update patch, apparently the last one, brings your retail game to v1.4 and fixes one more bugs with the riders. Read more for download links ...

'Digimon World 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Now in Stores

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that Digimon World 4 for the NGC, Xbox and PS2 is now in stores. Following a security breach, the gamer must bring peace back into the digital and real world and restore order by exploring a new mysterious dimension filled with enemy hordes.

'Age of Empires III' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.