Rainier's Articles


JoWood Releases 'Hotel Giant' Fansite Kit

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Share your dream with others with the brand new Hotel Giant Fansite Kit. JoWood put together some graphics and goodies to help you build your own website. You can use these pictures freely on your fanpage. Click on this link to download the .zip file.

EIDOS Signs 'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/GC/Xbx)

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Backyard Wrestling Inc, the world's premier provider of backyard wrestling genre sports entertainment, today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement, which provides Eidos rights to publish and distribute video games based on the best-selling, sensational Backyard Wrestling video series.

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

"Eve Online: The Second Genesis" is a space trading / combat Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) for the PC. Developed by Crowd Control Production (CCP) of Reykjavik, Iceland, EVE ONLINE will allow upwards of 100,000 gamers to compete simultaneously across a full 3D galaxy which includes 5000 solar systems. EVE is one of the first of a new breed of computer games. Played online with thousands of other players, EVE draws people into what is essentially an alternate universe set some time far in the future in a place one can only dream of. Today we tracked down CCP's Hrafnkell Oskarsson and asked him a few EVEning questions ...

Rocky (GBA) - Training Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rocky, due out this November on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and GBA, players can follow the Italian Stallion through the five Rocky movies in the game's Movie Mode, training up Rock with the help of cantankerous trainer, Mickey. Rocky's Movie Mode mirrors the famous, award-winning Rocky movies to the last detail, so players will easily recognize characters and venues from the films. Yesterday we had the PS2/Gamecube screens and today we have a few Gameboy Advance one's .. Njoy!

'Evolution Worlds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evolution Worlds is the next episode in the epic adventure of heroes Mag and Linear from Evolution and Evolution 2. After the demise of a superior ancient civilization, Cyframe technology -- enchanted mechanical body weaponry -- is discovered. Check out the fact sheet and the fresh Gamecube screens!

Myst III: Exile's J'nanin (Xbox/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following is the next Age in the Myst III: Exile series, J'nanin "The Lesson Age." J'nanin is the hub Age in Myst III: Exile, players will link to other Ages from here. The Xbox's vibrating, force feedback controller has improved linking to be more similar to the disorienting effect Cyan always intended. Presto Studios went to great efforts to blur the line between a real-time and prerendered game (i.e. the water's ripple effect). Check the impressive XBOX and PS2 screens!

'Incoming Forces' To Invade North America

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games and Hip Interactive announced they will be co-publishing the PC title Incoming Forces this fall. The game, developed by Rage, will make its North American debut and is a follow up to the hugely successful, multi-million unit selling title, Incoming. The fast paced arcade style action game will be available through retailers in the U.S. and Canada for the value price of $19.99 (U.S.).

FireStarter - Art & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action.... A few new screens and some character artwork .. njoy!

'Dragon's Lair 3D' First & Only Xbox Game With 1080i HDTV - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair for Xbox will be the FIRST and ONLY Xbox title with 1080i HDTV compatibility. No one has experienced the full graphics power of the Xbox console yet, but Dragon's Lair 3D will show Xbox users how truly powerful the Xbox is. Dragon's Lair 3D is an all new 3D action adventure based on the world famous arcade game played by millions of fans worldwide, Dragon's Lair. Created by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman (Secret of Nimh, Titan AE, Land Before Time, etc.), Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair will feature new cut-scene animations and in-game animated characters from Bluth. Dirk's more than 150 3D, cel animations allows him to run, jump, roll, sneak, climb, crouch, crawl, swing, push, lift and somersault. Dragon's Lair 3D's 1080i compatibility shows off the game's real-time, 3D modeled and hand painted, textured world in a visual style so colorful that players will feel as if they are controlling an interactive, 3D cartoon. Check out some 1080i quality screens ...

Train Up Rocky in Movie Mode to Become the People's Champ - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rocky, due out this November on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and GBA, players can follow the Italian Stallion through the five Rocky movies in the game's Movie Mode, training up Rock with the help of cantankerous trainer, Mickey. Read more for screens of Rocky getting trained up with Mickey yelling words of encouragement and some more details ...