Rainier's Articles


'Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Worlds Apart Productions are proud to announce that their hybrid board and trading card strategy game set in a sci-fi themed universe Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga is now available from the Matrix Games Online Store.

'Shattered Union' Demo In The Works

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An updated from PopTop Software on its official website reveals a demo is coming soon. "The holidays are closing in, and we'd like to wish everyone a fun and safe holiday season. We hope that some of you will have enough time on your hands to give our new game, Shattered Union, a try. We don't have a demo for it yet, but if you keep your eyes open you should be seeing one in the not-so-distant future."

ESRB Flunks NIMF Watchdog Group Across The Board

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 8:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) today assigned a failing grade of "F" to the National Institute for Media and Family (NIMF) for its seriously flawed Video Game Report Card released last week. The ESRB cited inaccuracies, incomplete and misleading statements, omission of material facts, and flawed research as key factors in assigning the failing grade.

'Indigo Prophecy' - US v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 7:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has now released the North American version of the first patch for Quantic Dreams' action/adventure Indigo Prophecy, aka Fahrenheit. This update brings your retail game to v1.1, but currently there are no details available as to what it fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Madden NFL 06' - v2.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 7:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With enhancements to the passing game, defensive improvements, and expanded online options, Madden NFL 06 takes you onto the field and into the locker room like never before. EA has released a roster update for Madden NFL 06, current up until November 15, 2005.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Darwinia' - v1.41 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Introversion has released a new patch for its action game Darwinia. The updated demo features an entirely new scenario not included in the full game, new icon-based control mechanism and a tutorial to make the game easier for newcommers. The patch prepares the game for its Steam launch, adds German translation and a few other tweaks (thanks 3DGamers).

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, T-72: Balkans on fire! puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85. This patch brings your retail game to v1.3 and fixes various lockups, adds improvements and new config features. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP) Goes All-In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 6:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the release of World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer for the PSP system. World Championship Poker 2, the follow up to one of the best selling titles for the first half of 2005, is also available for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) Coming To Germany

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2005 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher dtp has just signed a publishing contract with French company Micro Application about the publishing of Dreamfall in the German speaking countries. The long awaited sequel to the legendary The Longest Journey will be on the shelves in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in April 2006.