Rainier's Articles


Sony Confirms PSP Button Issues

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to TechJapan, Sony has confirmed that the controller buttons on some PSP units may become stuck and not return to their default position. The defect occurs in part of the initial shipment of PSP units and is caused by excess plastic not being completely removed during the molding and manufacturing process of the outer cabinet. As a result, when a button is pressed, it can become caught on the excess plastic and not return fully to its default position. Sony is conducting a free repair program for users who have PSP units affected by this problem. The defect is not present in PSP units fabricated in 2005 and currently being sold.

'Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom to bring Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition to North American retail. Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition, known in Europe as Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, is an isometric role playing game that combines an engaging, unconventional story with immersive game mechanics.

'Battlefield 2' Gets Pushed Back to June

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DICE's financial results reveals that the release date of Battlefield 2 has now been set to June 2005. This implies that Digital Illusions will not be making any game releases in the first quarter of the current year. During spring 2005 an upgraded version of Battlefield Vietnam will be launched. It will include the actual game as well as additional material released via internet.

'Republic Dawn' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Republic Dawn is a vast MMOG first person space game based around an embryonic society devastated by a sudden attack. The players must rebuild the Republic facing tough political, economic and military decisions along the way. During this time a deep story of human struggle will be acted out with the players challenging every decision. With a progressive and immersive gaming environment of unique depth and detail, Republic Dawn promises to be a definitive MMO game.

'Mortyr 2' Invades North American Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hip Interactive announced today that Mortyr 2 is now available in North America for $19.99. In the year 2093 the Nazi's control Earth after winning the Second World War. They appear to possess a time machine, which gives them ultimate power. As one of the members of the conspiracy, you decide to move back to the year 1944 to change the course of the war.

Paradox Interactive's 'Strategy 6-pack' In Position At Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that their Strategy 6-pack has shipped to stores in North America. The pack is rated E for Everyone and has a SRP of $19.99.

'Bionicle: Maze of Shadows' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Six great heroes, the Toa Metru, search for the power to awaken their sleeping people, the Matoran. They have entered the deadly Maze of Shadows – an underground labyrinth teeming with unfriendly Rahi, full of traps and puzzles. Captured by the vicious Karzhahni, the Toa Metru are forced on a quest to the very heart of the Maze of Shadows. Now you must lead them through the many dangers ahead. Take control of all six Toa Metru, and use their individual special skills to overcome the challenges which face them.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' Also Coming to Xbox

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing is proud to announce its debut title release for the Xbox! The first great tile: Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars is at the final stage and is expected to be released simultaneously with its PC counterpart.

'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced the official AREA 51 Web site is now live. Exploding with fresh content, FPS fans and conspiracy theorists alike can now access an extensive amount of screenshots, video featurettes, trailers, character bios and much more. AREA 51 is scheduled to ship for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and PC on April 25, 2005.