Rainier's Articles

'Battlefield: Pirates' Alpha 0.2 Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capt. Guy Smiley has sent us a note to let the 'Battlefield: Pirates' fans known a new alpha v0.2 will be released in the coming 2-3 weeks. Originally it was being held back until EA would fix the "flying" bug but alas such has not happened yet. The new v0.2 will not include a lot of new content, but mainly bug fixes (galleon lag fix will now be gone) and tweaks although it will include at least 1 new map. Read more details right here....

'DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution' Gets Licensed Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America today revealed the main song list for DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution (DDRMAX2). Featuring over 65 songs (including more than 25 hidden songs) ranging from pop, R&B, techno, house, trance and more, DDRMAX2 gets players up on the dance floor with an impressive roster of licensed songs exclusive to the U.S. version of the game including tracks by The Crystal Method, Dirty Vegas, Jocelyn Enriquez, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Kylie Minogue, and more. Introducing a new graphical interface showcasing actual music videos from some of today's hottest artists, DDRMAX2 will have gamers groovin' to their favorite music videos while they dance the night away.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Midnight Nowhere'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy has signed Russian publisher Buka Entertainment's (developed by Saturn+) adventure game Midnight Nowhere. Midnight Nowhere is a 3D visually stunning horror survival adventure with a very involute plot. In this suspenseful, story-driven adventure you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides the main character seems to have nearly a limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. The mix of humor and violence works very well though, keeping you on the edge of your seat, both laughing and in fright.

'Galaxy Andromeda' Gets Canned

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV released their outlook on the figures for the second quarter of the current year and announced rigorous restructuring measures. In the statement they reveal that "Galaxy Andromeda" (their 3D space strategy game previously known as Imperium Galactica III) has been canned and will no longer be released. The Management Board no longer expects a positive result for the whole of the financial year, which can also be read as "we're in trouble". Read the entire financial statement.

'America's Army: Operations' - Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army: Operations is a squad-based multiplayer first-person shooter that utilizes the Unreal Warfare engine. The update brings your AA game to v1.9 and adds the new combat medic class (and training), a new damage model, new multiplayer missions, new interface, new character models, new anti-cheating measures, and tons more. Read more for details and download links for either the full install or an update patch.

'Dragon Ball: Taiketsu' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari delivers intense Dragon Ball Z fighting to Game Boy Advance this fall with Dragon Ball: Taiketsu. Taiketsu allows players to unleash devastating combos or super moves alone or against friends in huge multiplayer battles. Choose from one of 15 DBZ characters including villains Frieza, Cell and Buu, and for the first time ever take on the role of the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly! Battle opponents on the ground or in the air, and power-up characters to their strongest forms. Can you fight your way to the top? Read more for 60+ new screens ...

GarageGames Launches 'Mutant Storm'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has launched the award-winning Mutant Storm for Windows. "The initial response to Mutant Storm confirms it is a hit title ready to be discovered by a larger fan base," comments Michael Michael, PomPom Co-Founder. "As an independent developer, getting the word out, even with the critical acclaim Mutant Storm has achieved, is a real challenge. Teaming with GarageGames is the next step for gaining that larger exposure."

Half-Life 2 Delayed? Yes? No? Maybe So?

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ok, somebody needs to make up their mind and stop toying with all the HL2 fans out there. After a rumoured delay about a week ago, and then rather dismissed as a "miscommunication", our Nordic colleague's over at Gamereactor now have "confirmed" word from Vivendi Norway that HL2 is indeed being delayed. Now whether this is actually true, or maybe only for the European/Nordic version is not certain, but more details will most likely be available during the upcoming ECTS. Read the full article over at Gamereactor.

Got Game to Publish 'Conspiracies'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Anima Ppd/Interactive today announced a North American publishing agreement for "Conspiracies" a PC DVD Full Motion Video detective adventure game.

Conflict: Desert Storm II - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi has released a playable demo of Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad. This demo lets you give Pivotal Games' upcoming team-based tactical shooter a try and features a Street Battle mission playable as a SAS or Delta Force team (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...