Rainier's Articles

'Battlefield 1942' Community Update

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that EA has updated the official Battlefield 1942 site with a new community update. This week the impending 1.4 patch is discussed further: Here are more features that you can look forward to in the 1.4 patch:
  • New and improved sounds in 1st person view, such as increased volume of impacts, louder grenade explosions and a new sound for the Axis Assault rifle STG44
  • Scoreboard now shows current server's name, IP address and map name. Scoreboard also shows each player's ID number, which is used for creating your buddy list/voting to kick a player
  • Rear gunner for Stuka/SBD/Ai-chi-val now has crosshair. Incremental patching will be available for clients (smaller 1.31-1.4 download)
  • Added a new blood effect for additional feedback when you are hitting another soldier

Much, much more.

GarageGames Serves Up 'Tennis Critters'

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced its launch of Tennis Critters from Nerd Riot Games. Tennis Critters brings classic 2D console tennis gameplay to the pc in full 3D with complete single and multiplayer challenges, both on one machine and online. Read more for details and demo link...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation announced today that Dynasty Warriors 4 is currently in development for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and will be available at retailers throughout North America this September. Read more for additional details ...

'Rise Of Nations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroSoft/Big Huge Games have released the first patch for their recently released RTS game Rise Of Nations. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and improves the multiplayer GameSpy user interface. This manual patch is only necessary if you are having trouble autopatching the game. Additionally, the scenario editor now includes a new Script Manual.doc that "Covers essential and advanced topics used in the Big Huge Scripting language." (thanks Blues) Read more for download links ...

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' Actress Lends Her Voice For Video Game

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that actress Keira Knightley will narrate the thrilling role playing video game, Pirates of the Caribbean. Knightley stars in Disney's upcoming feature film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" which opens in theaters nationwide on July 9th. Slated for a June 2003 release for the Xbox and PC, the Pirates of the Caribbean game offers players the most realistic pirating action to date.

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wahey Lionheart fans! The official Lionheart website has been updated, ready for the weekend right here! Check out the RACES page to catch some all new and entirely nifty Lionheart skills. Want to know how to Barter, Sneak and Evade your way through the game? Well head on over already and check it out! Next, be sure to head on over to the MAGIC page to read all about the Divine Magic branch and maybe pick up a few groovy new spells while you're at it! and if you want some new screens, read more and check them out!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:36 p.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 :

  • FireStarter - E3 Trailer
  • Tombraider: Angel Of Darkness - E3 Trailer
  • RtCW: Enemy Territory - Intro Movie
  • Patrician II Gold - E3 Trailer
  • Galaxy Andromeda - E3 Trailer
  • Vultures - Trailer

  • Read more for download links ...

'Railroad Pioneer' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Patrician II Gold' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Patrician II Gold (formerly known as Patrician 3, working title) is a real-time trading simulation featuring elements of construction and the historical background of maritime trade in Northern Europe during the 1300's. Following the critical and commercial success of the release of Patrician II in International markets in 2001, Ascaron proudly announce the release of "Patrician II Gold" in Q4 2003, for English and French speaking markets. Check out the screens and the E3 trailer ...