Rainier's Articles


Climax UK On A Recruiting Spree

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In response to the increasing demand for its development expertise, Climax is delighted to announce that it is accelerating its global expansion programme. Consequently, over the next twelve months, the company is looking to hire over 100 new employees in its U.K. studios alone.

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League is being developed by Midway's Chicago in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football.

'Live For Speed: S2' - v0.5P2 Alpha Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 will significantly improve the game - important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. The LFS team has released a small update patch for the Live for Speed S2 alpha demo offering a new multiplayer car filter system and the usual game tweaks and bug fixes.

'Sacred: Underworld' - v2.24 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sacred: Underworld, players will be able to re-live the excitement of the entire original Sacred adventure with two new characters; alternatively, it will be possible to continue the thrilling story of the fantasy world of 'Ancaria' with existing characters. This new patch brings your UK/French retail game to v2.24 and addresses various gameplay issues and fixes some multiplayer problems. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'PlanetSide' Joins Massive Incorporated In-Game Billboard Network

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Incorporated today announced that Sony Online Entertainment has joined Massive's video game network. SOE's MMO action game, PlanetSide, will now be part of the Massive network and is scheduled to begin running in-game billboards in mid-August.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer. Though few details about TC:NYC have been revealed, it will presumably have a similar moral-ambiguity system where Marcus can be either a good or a (very) bad cop.

'FIFA 06' (ALL) Cover Athletes Signed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announces Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho as cover stars for EA SPORTS' FIFA 06, due for release this autumn. These partnerships build on the success of EA SPORTS' FIFA, Europe's best selling sports game franchise ever. EA also today announced major enhancements to the gameplay and management modes aimed at making FIFA 06 the total football game.

'Ski Racing 2006' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Downhill - you've got to master all disciplines to win the great crystal trophy at the end of the season. It's your turn to earn the world's attention! The mountains are waiting for you, the speed is amazing - and the race feeling incredible!

'Tycoon City: New York' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

Sony Files Lawsuit Against Lik Sang For Selling PSPs

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online retailer Lik-Sang.com was today informed that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc commenced legal actions against Lik-Sang.com in the High Court of Hong Kong for selling PSP consoles.