Rainier's Articles

Ubisoft's Second Canadian Development Studio Opens For Business

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft officially opens its door in the provincial capital where it intends to invest 75 M$ CAD and create 200 jobs within five years. Ubisoft will start with 75 jobs in Quebec City this year. The new production studio will be located in the heart of the Saint-Roch district at 390, Charest East.

'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat' (PS2) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring all your favorite characters from the hit TV show, the first Inuyasha fighting game for the PS2 launches Summer 2005 and features a mission mode, a battle mode for versus gameplay, practice mode and a story mode. Featuring an original battle system, the game allows you to partner with another character, select the best formation system and develop and strengthen your fighting partnership, and destroy objects around you as you battle to take out the opposition.

'Jaws Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player. Majesco has launched the official Jaws Unleashed website, which is scheduled for release August 2005.

'Battlefield 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various fan sites have received word, one way or another, that DICE's Battlefield sequel has gone gold today and will appear in stores starting Tuesday, June 21, 2005. In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' Gets Steamy Update #18

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, fixing various little bugs and gameplay tweaks. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it was already revealed in its E3 lineup, Bandai Games today officially announced Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for PSP. Based on the critically-acclaimed anime series by the renowned manga artist and writer Masamune Shirow, this sci-fi first-person shooter offers wireless multiplayer action for up to four-players, including heated cooperative and competitive modes.

'Earth 2160' - v1.1 Gold Upgrade Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just released in stores, ZuxxeZ has released a Gold Upgrade (not a patch) for its RTS Earth 2160. This massive file brings your retail game to v1.1 and implements various interface changes, adds new cutscenes, Pixelshader 3.0a support and plenty more. Read more for download links ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Worms series recently diversified with Worms Forts Under Siege, a tactical RTS-like spin-off created for Sega. However, Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation.

Gaming Addiction Claims Another Victim

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent case of suicide by a boy addicted to Internet games has increased the public's concern over the issue of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). Xiao Yi, a 13-year-old from Tianjin, committed suicide thinking that he would meet his friends from cyber space after he died. He jumped from the top of a 24-storey high-rise, Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday.

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens, or download the new video showing ingame footage...