Rainier's Articles


'Beyond Normandy - Assignment: Berlin' - Update Patch AVailable NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ValuSoft has released a new patch for Spoing Interactive WW2 based first person shooter Beyond Normandy - Assignment: Berlin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.05, no details as to what exactly it addresses are available at this point (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As announced earlier Matrix Games has released a new patch for Freedom Games's 3D WWII strategy title Squad Assault: West Front. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.30 (available for US & UK editions) and adds a new map, performance increases, and a slew of other big fixes and tweaks. Read m ore for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...

'Ski Jump 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koch Media has released a demo for VCC Entertainment's snow filled RTL Ski Jump 2004 game, giving you the chance to put on the skiis and prepare for your winter holidays. This German demo features a tutorial and one level of the full game (thanks Gamestar). Read more for download links ...

'Massive Assault' - Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that a demo version of Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net has been completed and will be available for download next week. David Heath, Director of Operations for Matrix Games, said “Massive Assault has been earning widespread acclaim as a thinking man’s strategy game with top notch graphics and sound. We feel the best way to spread the word about this excellent title is to let gamers try it themselves through a limited demo. If you have any interest in strategy games, you owe it to yourself to give this one a try.”

'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After two years of waiting, Philippine indie game developer Anino Entertainment is proud to launch its pioneering project, "Anito: Defend A Land Enraged." The single-player adventure / RPG hybrid combines the best of both gaming genres as it introduces gamers to the world of Maroka, based on 16th century Asia during the Age of Conquest. Read more for details & screens ...

'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone videogame for next-generation consoles has shipped to stores. Harry Potter fans can now experience the magic of Harry's first year at Hogwarts with next-gen graphics and updated gameplay, including features, spells, and creatures new to this adventure.

'Manhunt' (PS2) Gets Banned In New Zealand

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Manhunt, a computer video game that encourages players to kill everyone in sight in ever more gruesome ways has become the first such product to be banned in New Zealand. The Office of Film and Literature Classification has banned Manhunt, a DVD-ROM console game produced in Playstation 2 format, from distribution in the country. Read more for details ...

'Northland' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trisynergy has decided that after internal discussions they realized that they have an almost unknown but very good game on their hands and they just didn’t want to see it get lost in the plethora of big name titles that comes out at this time of year. Also, Trisynergy doesn't believe it belongs in the, "let’s release it and hope it sells around the holiday" category. Trisynergy says "Northland is a good game and should be released at a time when it can get the attention it deserves. Accordingly, the new release date will be Feb. 2004." In the meantime you can always check out the demo.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News