Rainier's Articles

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - Developer Diary Part 2

by Rainier on June 6, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. Enter the fantasy kingdom of ancient Rywennia and enjoy this action adventure at its fullest. This time we talk with Richard Boon, who works for International Hobo, which 3D People brought in to aid in a mechanical redesign and to re-work the narrative in 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms'.

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game, 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.

'City of Heroes' Content Update - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes enables players to realize their comic book dreams. Heroes protect the fine citizens of Paragon City in a colorful 3-D world where the victims of crimes not only thank players for their help, but they even compliment players on their costumes! With the release of the first update to City of Heroes just weeks away, Cryptic Studios and NCsoft have released some new screens.

'Wish' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wish defines a new category of online game, the "Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" (UMMORPG). Unlike existing MMORPGs that confine players to a server with only a few thousand other players, Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world.

'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Desperados 2 is the sequel of the successful wild west title “Desperados – Wanted Dead or Alive”. The gameplay is based on its predecessor but with brand new tactical possibilities in a beautiful 3D environment. Read more for a few new screens...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | 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 :

'WWE Day of Reckoning' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE Day of Reckoning features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is designed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. THQ and JAKKS' World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $527 million worldwide since 1999. WWE Day of Reckoning is scheduled for release in Fall 2004.

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Update Patch Coming Next Week

by Rainier on June 4, 2004 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has issued a community update in which they announce that a new Battlefield Vietnam v1.02 patch is expected somewhere next week, as well as revealing more details about the larger BFV v1.1 update. "DICE has been able to track down the Crash to Desktop issue that has been reported by the members of our community since the 1.01 update. We will be releasing a new BFV update that addresses this issue next week. Please note that this update is meant only to address the Crash to Desktop issue (along with a related disconnect issue)."

'Quake IV' Will Not Be Shown At This Year's QuakeCon

by Rainier on June 4, 2004 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In CNN/Money's latest editorial on companies focussing more and more on harccore gamers, Chris Morris revealed that iD Software will NOT be showing off Quake IV at this year's annual QuakeCon. "Unfortunately, they're going to have to keep waiting. id CEO Todd Hollenshead said there are no plans to show the game at this year's QuakeCon." Head on over to CNNMoney for the full statement, Quake IV remark all the way at the bottom.

'Mashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 4, 2004 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mashed is a miniature arcade racing game under development at UK's Supersonic Studio, to be published by Empire Interactive. Up to 4 players will be able to compete at the same time, with one goal in mind: win at all costs - either by finishing first, either by destroying your opponents. Expected on store shelves June 2004 for PS2, Xbox and PC.