Rainier's Articles


'Guild Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 7:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars takes place in a fantasy world, where guilds of characters of a wide range of professions can make a mark on history. The reason we chose the fantasy realm is that we wanted a place that was instantly familiar to gamers, and also one that offers us near-limitless opportunities for new and exciting types of friends and foes. Like the evolving worlds of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo that we helped to build over the years, we’re creating a new place that we believe you’ll want to visit over and over. Check some new screens ...

'Smart Watches' for MSN Direct Ship to Retail

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 7:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Smart Watches for MSNĀ® Direct are now shipping for broad retail availability, as announced by Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates during his keynote address at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

'America's Army: Operations' - Linux Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The US Army has finally released the linux version of the latest patch for America's Army: Operations. This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.0a and adds a various improvements and fixes as well as adding a totally new map 'Sandstorm". Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 4:16 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 :

  • Blowout - Trailer
  • NFL Street - Trailer


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

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.14 and fixes some bugs and addresses various game balancing issues. Read more for download links ...

'Crashday' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday is not yet near release at all, it is still heavily in development. Anyone who followed the development since our early days might know that Moon Byte has always been a very small development team and up to now it still is. That actually is the reason why all previous release dates given have always been rejected again. It has been impossible to afford the manpower required to finish a title like Crashday in that time constraints (set up by ourselves), therefor they are currently recruiting. Crashday will be shifted again, to the second quarter of 2004 and they also mention that "NO" publisher has been found yet (but not due to lack of interest).

'Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive's Gathering publishing division has shipped Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad for the GameCube. GameCube owners will be able to storm the sands of Iraq in this intense, squad-based shooter alone or with up to three other friends in four-player cooperative multi-player mode for the ultimate in team-based combat.

CLIMAX And ATI To Revolutionze Mobile Gaming

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax Portables, an integral studio of the pioneering Climax Group, today confirmed the forging of a new relationship with industry giant ATI. And, thanks to the chip manufacturer’s awesome Imageon 3D accelerator and Climax’s exceptional programming skills, the two companies have broken new ground in mobile gaming.

'Medieval: Total War Battle Collection' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today the release of the Medieval: Total War Battle Collection, an all-new compilation of the Creative Assembly's critically acclaimed Medieval: Total War and the expansion pack Medieval: Total War Viking Invasion. The title is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.95 and is rated "T" (Teen - with Blood and Violence descriptors) by the ESRB.

'NFL Street' (NGC/PS2Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NFL STREET, the new arcade action football game from EA under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, has gone gold on all three console platforms - PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube and the game is on track to ship nationwide to retailers on January 13th, 2004 In the meantime we got spiffy new screens for you to enjoy, so read more and check them out!