Rainier's Articles


Gamer Dies After 10-Day MMO Streak

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A South Korean man has collapsed and died after playing computer games non-stop for 10 days. The 38-year-old man collapsed as he was playing an online game at an internet cafe in Incheon, west of Seoul. It's not the first time such a cause of death has been reported in South Korea. In August, a 28-year-old man died in the city of Taegu after playing an online computer game for more than two days.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Greatest Hits' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Greatest Hits features the most exciting new heroes and villains from Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball movies and includes all the thrilling aspects of DBZ combat including the acclaimed Saiyan Overdrive fighting system and the ability to post and share character data online. New enhancements include the activation of the Japanese voice cast for total DBZ authenticity.

Webzen Sells China Rights to 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation'

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The export contract price for a Korean online game has just passed the $10 million mark. Webzen today announced that it has signed an export contract for its much-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Soul of the Ultimate Nation with China's premier game publisher The 9.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Mega Bonus Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games has released the promised mega bonus content pack, including nine new Deathmatch, Assault, and CTF maps. The patch also includes all of the content from the first (Editor's Choice Edition) bonus pack for UT2004.

'Wehrwolf' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wehrwolf is a first person 3D action-adventure game, build using the best achievements in 3D technologies. The game has two modes: singleplayer and multiplayer game with a gamestyle similar to Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. Read more for new screens ...

'MLB '06: The Show' (PSP/PS2) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the signing of Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz as the cover athlete for the MLB '06: The Show, due to hit stores in spring of '06 as the only officially licensed first party videogame exclusively for the PS2 and PSP.

'Faces of War' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubisoft announced that it will publish Faces of War (previously known as Outfront II), a World War II squad-based, RTS game developed by Best Way, the people behind Soldiers: Heroes of World War II.

'Working Designs' Shuts Down

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Working Designs' Victor Ireland today announced that his localisation company has laid off all employees and shut its doors. Working Designs may not be known to a lot of people but they specialized in localizing Japanese RPGs for North America, such as Lunar : The Silver Star (Sega CD), Dragon Force (Saturn), Arc The Lad Collection and Growlanser Generations. Though almost finished and substantially improved, its current project Goemon has been scrubbed although it may still get released in Europe. Victor has contacted Microsoft to offer his assistance with the Japanese RPGs for the X360.

'Rugby Challenge 2006' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rugby Challenge 2006 promises to deliver the action with slick presentation, together with unsurpassed hard hitting encounters that avid Rugby fans richly deserve and expect. Read more to check an ingame trailer or 18 new screens ..