Rainier's Articles

'Championship Manager 5' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with MCV, the UK's games trade mag, Ric Williams of Eidos Interactive reveals that North London-based Beautiful Game Studios is creating the latest Championship Manager title. BGS is a dedicated internal Eidos studio with 30 staff who have over 100 cumulative years development experience, and have previously worked on over 90 titles, 60 of which were football titles (thanks VE3D). Read more for details ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Demo Coming SOON

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 11:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beyond Unreal brought a chat log from 3DGPU's Unreal Tournament 2004 IRC chat online with, amongst many other people, Epic's Mark Rein. You can check the entire chatlog right here, but the most interesting bit of the conversation was : "MarkRein[Epic] The demo will be out within two weeks." We had Far Cry demo, UT2004 is next, now all we need is a HL2 & Doom3 demo :)

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 10:57 p.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 & flythrough trailer ...

'Monster Hunter' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Monster Hunter (working title), an exciting new online action game for the PlayStation2. Monster Hunter offers gamers the challenge of exploring vastly detailed environments confronting mammoth creatures and completing the numerous quests that await them. The game can be enjoyed either single player offline or four player online. Monster Hunter is scheduled for release throughout North America in the fall 2004. Read more for details ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens (Thanks Jimmy!)

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Firefighter FD 18 - Trailer
  • The Sims 2 - Trailer
  • Ground Control 2 - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer

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

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game for the PlayStation2. Shadow of Rome transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization. Murder, false accusations and blood spilled in gladiatorial battles await those who seek an all encompassing epic when Shadow of Rome is released throughout North America in winter 2004.

'Onimusha 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 1582 and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke is the man who has just returned. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. Read more for a few new screens ...

Nintendo Vice President Announces Retirement

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's Vice President, Merchandising, John A. Sakaley III, retires at the end of this month from the position he served with distinction for more than 16 years. Sakaley, who joined Nintendo of America Inc. in 1987, pioneered the first shop-within-a-shop in-store display in the video game industry. He also created the first hands-on interactive displays allowing customers to try video games before they buy them. Since 2000, his team at Nintendo has placed more than 40,000 interactive displays at more than 15,000 retail locations.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A.' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. brings its highly acclaimed True Crime: Streets of L.A. console title to the PC. The new version will take the driving, fighting and shooting action online with all-new multiplayer features, as well as new weapons and unlockable characters when gamers have their chance to take on the L.A. underworld this spring. True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC has not yet been rated by the ESRB. Read more for details and the first screens...