Rainier's Articles

Daredevil (PS2) Cancelled

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Navarre, owner of US publisher Encore, has released its quarterly financial numbers in which is revealed that the console title based on the Daredevil movie has been cancelled. Paulson concluded, “Included in our results, is our management decision to shut down the development of Encore’s video game console projects which primarily consisted of the Daredevil video game project. As a result, the Company wrote off $4.3 million of development costs during the quarter and a total of $5.6 million for the fiscal year. We have refocused Encore on its core competencies of software publishing.” Read the full financial press release...

'Cops 2170: The Power Of Law' - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

COPS 2170: The Power of Law is a colorful hybrid of tactical strategy and RPG elements where players take on the role of a rookie cop as she patrols the mean streets of a futuristic, cyberpunk metropolis. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Counter-Strike: Condition Zero' v1.2 Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Version 1.2 of CS:CZ will be released next week via Steam. The update includes high-definition hostage models with all-new AI, 2 new player models, brand new maps, and other enhancements. The improved hostages will show emotions such as fear, attempt to escape on their own if ignored, and even talk to the player to give clues about what they've seen. The new player models feature the Russian SPETSNAZ counter-terrorist and Militia terrorist.

Microsoft's Xbox - PC CrossOver ?

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Microsoft has publicly avoided discussing its next generation machine, it has been quietly conducting studies on the consumer appeal of a hybrid device that would play both PC and Xbox games. The B/R/S Group, a California-based market research company that lists Microsoft and the Xbox division specifically as clients, has been gathering consumer feedback on a device it refers to as Xbox Next PC – "a videogame console system with a hard drive and a built-in fully functional PC." Mention of the device came on one of several slides shown to focus groups. Read more of it over at CNN Money.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 12:21 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 :

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' is an innovative Post-Apocalyptic Role Playing Game with tactical combat and a highly original, disturbing storyline. The game is scheduled for Q3, 2004. The Fall will be the first 3D-RPG set in an endtime scenario on the market. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'IndyCar Series 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Officially licensed by the Indy Racing League, IndyCar Series 2005 gets a boost with a host of new features to complement the action-packed oval track racing at speeds up to 235mph! The game's new online racing will see up to 12 players getting fiercely competitive out on the circuits on Xbox, with up to 8 players on PS2.

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rookie Detroit cop Lazarus Jones is thrust into the role of Ghosthunter after a routine patrol at a derelict high school goes awry. Lazarus and partner Anna Steele stumble upon the supernatural research center of Professor Peter Richmond where they unintentionally liberate a legion of poltergeists. A deadly spirit abducts Anna, while another ghost fuses with Lazarus, giving him the ability to see into the realm of the dead.

'Still Life' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microids is working on an all new murder/adventure game "Still Life". Using an updated Syberia engine, "Still Life" lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 60 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies. Read more for some new screens & teaser trailer...

'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (Xbox) First To Offer Xbox Live 3.0 Features

by Rainier on May 27, 2004 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. today announced that MLB SlugFest: Loaded is expected to be the first ever video game to implement Microsoft’s recently announced updates to Xbox Live 3.0 via customizable, online tournaments. MLB SlugFest: Loaded is scheduled for release on June 21, 2004, for the Xbox.