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Rainier's Articles


Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 13, 2002 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jedi Outcast Mod Central has a Q&A with Raven programmer Michael Gummelt about his part in Jedi Knight II, background, a bit about modifications, etc.... International House of Mojo has a Q&A with Ron Gilbert (creator of classic adventure games such as Monkey Island) talking about his new company Hulabee Entertainment. GameSpot has a Neverwinter Nights Q&A with Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka (joint CEO's of BioWare) talking about the project's background, their part in the developments and plenty of game info and future plans. GameZone has a short Q&A with Irrational Games's Ken Levine talking about "The Lost", their upcoming Unreal engine powered action-horror-RPG for Xbox and PS2.

Zapper (PC/XBX/PS2/GCB) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2002 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames send us some new screens from their upcoming action/platformer (being developed for PC and consoles) called Zapper. Njoy the little buzzer!

Swingerz Golf (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announced a new golf title called Swingerz Golf which will make its way to the Nintendo GameCube this Fall. The game is an English version of Japanese development studio Telenet's game, Wai Wai Golf. Swingerz Golf offers six different courses, 14 insane characters, lots of mini-games, and four modes of play (1-4 players) including Tournament, Stroke, Match and Short Course. This is not your daddy's golf game.

'Age Of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne' Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 10:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering of Developers, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., along with Triumph Studios announced today that "Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne" has shipped to stores. By wisely choosing alliances, building forces, researching the magical arts and resources in the game, players can dominate the land and ultimately restore order in their quest for the Wizard's Throne.

Batman: Dark Tomorrow (Gamecube) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco brings stealth-based animation and detective elements to their highly anticipated Batman: Dark Tomorrow. Based on an original storyline written by Batman writer Scott Peterson and Kenji Terada from Final Fantasy I, II and III, Batman must stop the gang war, infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue Commissioner Gordon while facing evil foes such as Black Mask, Scarface and the Ventriloquist, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and the Joker.

New Half-Life & Counter-Strike Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected, the version 1.1.1.0 patches for Half-Life and version 1.0.0.5 patches for the retail edition of Counter-Strike are now available for download. This release includes the Ricochet mod, a new demo recording facility, additional anti-cheat measures, the new C-S map de_piranesi, and various other improvements and bug fixes. You can use the SierraUp utility (from the "Configuration->Update" menu) that was distributed with previous releases, and Steam users should be able to upgrade around this time as well. (thanks Blues). Read more for links on where to grab these hot patches (and dont be surprised if half of the links will be out of service due to high traffik).

Capcom Unveils 'Dino Crisis 3' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today unveiled Dino Crisis 3 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Created by the mastermind of Shinji Mikami, the esteemed producer of the Resident Evil series of products, Dino Crisis 3 is the next blockbuster in the acclaimed series that has sold more than 3.5 million units worldwide. In Dino Crisis 3, players venture to the outer limits of space where all new dinosaurs await.

A.R.S.E.N.A.L 'Extended Power' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A.R.S.E.N.A.L "Extended Power" is a real time strategy game based on 2nd World War units. 40 different units are featured over GROUND, AIR and SEA: 15 ground units, 10 navy units, 10 aircraft and 5 fixed defense units. Read more for details and links where to get the demo.

FireStarter - New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 6:49 p.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....

Will Cable Unplug the File Swappers?

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jon, a computer programmer, is exactly the kind of music lover the Recording Industry Association of America has in mind as it tries to shut down music file-swapping services such as KaZaA. He has downloaded about 5,000 songs off the Internet in the past two years. The vast majority, Jon concedes, were pirated copies, including the latest album from rapper Eminem.