Rainier's Articles


'Guild Wars' Reaches One Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More than one million people in Europe and North America are now playing NCsoft's MMORPG Guild Wars. In celebration of its commercial and critical success, NCsoft Europe has today announced a Guild Wars Special Edition, available on 21st October throughout Europe.

'Rising Kingdoms' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Kingdoms is an RTS set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. BlackBean Games has released the first patch for Haemimont's RTS, bringing your European retail game to v1.1. Read more for download links ...

'D.I.C.E.' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that D.I.C.E. (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) for the PS2 is now available in retail stores. D.I.C.E. features mission-based shooter action with racing elements and is inspired by the show of the same name that airs on Cartoon Network.

'The Sims 2' (ALL) - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears.

'GT Legends' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher 10TACLE Studios and developer SimBin Development Team are delighted to see that the scheduled release date in the ATARI sales territories will be kept without any problems thanks to achieving the "GT Legends" goldmaster on time.

CDV Signs Partnership With Digital Reality For Next-Gen Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces a new partnership with Budapest-based development studio Digital Reality. The goal of this effort will be to introduce a new series of co-designed and jointly-developed strategy games with rich, immersive game play and genre redefining graphics for the Next-Gen console market.

'Call of Juarez' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Far Cry' - v1.33 C++ SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the v1.33 C++ SDK for Crytek's Far Cry, a source code release of the CryGame.DLL. It is the ultimate creation bundle for modders- everything you need to make a full FarCry Total Conversion and create a brand new game using CryEngine is now available. Read more for download links ...

'L.A. RUSH' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that L.A. RUSH has gone gold and will ship to stores for the PS2 and the Xbox. Set in the city of angels where players can race over 350 drivable miles of road in over 35 licensed vehicles, L.A. RUSH will be available on October 10th.

Playlogic Signs 'Captain Blood' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic today announced the acquisition of Captain Blood for Xbox360 and PC, being developed by Russian studio Akella. Captain Blood is a pirate action game based on Rafael Sabatini’s novel, Captain Blood: His Odyssey, about the notorious Captain Peter Blood.