Rainier's Articles


'Tactical Ops' Goes Gold - Trailer & Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames lets us know (late last night) that their "UT mod gone retail" Tacital Ops : Assault On Terror went gold and should be expected in stores end of April. We scored a few screens and got word of a new trailer also being available .. read more ...

Infogrames Ships 'World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002'

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Introducing the incredible power and maneuverability of Sprint Cars into the hands of PlayStation2 gamers nationwide, Infogrames, Inc., today commenced shipment of its highly awaited new game, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002. Developed by Ratbag and powered by the company’s critically acclaimed Difference Engine, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002 features ultra-realistic handling physics and graphics, along with 12 real-world tracks and 24 official World of Outlaws drivers.

DreamCatcher's Arabian Nights Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arabian Nights just hit its gold status and is on its way to duplication factory to meet its April 17th shelf date. Arabian Nights (originally released by Cryo in Europe about 6 months ago) is an adventure game set in a Middle Eastern world full of magic and mystic, based on the story of Ali Baba.

'Might & Magic IX' v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO just released their v1.2 update patch for the recently released Might and Magic IX (thanks ZenGamer). Read more to get link where to download it and details on what this new update patch fixes. You can also use 3DO's auto update program : Go to Start, Programs, 3DO and click GameUpdate.

'Shadowbane' - Laugh out Loud!

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 9:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and its online subsidiary, ubi.com, today announced the launch of the first ever Shadowbane "Laugh out Loud" contest. The creative minds behind Shadowbane, an MMORPG offering strategic challenge, wants its fans to make them laugh. The contest seeks the most numorous Shadowbane fans that can create the most comical scripts surrounding Shadowbane's characters and story for the next Shadowbane promotional video. The contest goes online today.

Xenus - New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep Shadows updated their site yesterday (only a few days after their last update) and added 2 new screens for their upcoming First Person Shooter Xenus ... the more screens they release, the more i am looking forward to this title ... jungle fever baby!

PunkBuster Site Updated

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 8:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The PunkBuster site has been updated with the news that they have activated a "test" server for people who encounter possible cheats to test them, giving the PB people a chance to examine and incorporate them in new PB version ... they also address a few oher items .. read more ...

New Freelancer Movie Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a Freelancer movie (previously appeared on the cover discs of GameStar magazine) available over at German fansite Station-Network.de. The site is rather slow but they offer two versions, a regular size clip (aprox. 28mb/3 minutes) and a bigger high-res one (aprox. 36mb/4mins). Both have in-game footage with the German commentator illustrating the game features, gameplay and more (thanks blues).

'Battle Realms' - MapContest

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft is organizing a Battle Realms map contest running till end of the month .. read more for the specifications and what to do if you want to participate!

THQ Adds 'Outrage Entertainment'

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it has added gaming veterans Outrage Entertainment to its internal studio roster. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the team at Outrage Entertainment is best known for its PC gaming roots at Parallax Software, creators of Descent. The studio is currently developing an original action game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox that THQ will unveil at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this May.