Rainier's Articles


'World of Warcraft' - v1.6.0 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This update is currently only for North American and Australian editions of the game, adds a new high-level Blackwing Lair dungeon, new Darkmoon Faire, Battlemasters feature, and a slew of gameplay adjustments, bug fixes and other goodies. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Hip Interactive Europe Still Alive & Kicking

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive Europe will pursue its activities as a publisher, a distributor as well as a peripheral provider. Hip Interactive Europe confirms the upcoming releases, end of September, of its line-up with titles such as Rugby Challenge 2006, Garfield "Saving Arlene" as well as its exciting line of accessories for all consoles including the Sony PSP handheld. Hip Interactive Europe is home to a number of high profile games such as George A. Romero's City of the Dead, Ghost Wars, and Call of Cthulhu Destiny's End, which will be released as expected in 2006.

2K Sports Signs 'Top Spin' (PS2) Cover Athletes

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that international tennis champions Roger Federer, the reigning Wimbledon champion and #1 ranked men's player and Maria Sharapova, the #2 ranked women's tennis player in the world will be the official spokespersons and cover athletes for Top Spin on the PS2.

'NCAA Football 06' (PS2/Xbox) Kicks Off In Stores

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that NCAA Football 06, the newest iteration of EA SPORTS best-selling college football video game franchise, is now available in stores nationwide. NCAA Football 06 has the exclusive license for college football videogames, and is the only game to feature actual teams, stadiums and schools.

Atari and Activision Ink Licensing Agreement for Atari Flashback 2

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Activision to include Pitfall! and River Raid in Atari's forthcoming Atari Flashback 2. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Atari's first home game console, PONG, Atari Flashback 2 features more than 40 classic games, including arcade classics, previously unreleased titles from the Atari vault and rare homebrew games created by fans and supporters of Atari's early console models.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Demos Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Indigo Prophecy allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game. "PC demos will also be unleashed in different languages in selected magazines this September, later via Internet."

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crashday puts you in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. Your task is to scrap your vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing your opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing you as their enemy.

'Call of Duty 2' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. CoD 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (NGC/PS2/ Xbox/X360/PC) - Screen

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | 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. A lonesome PC screen wandered into our offices ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Coming Fall 2006 ? - Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While earlier this month it came to light that GSC Game World's oft delayed FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl will not be making any appearance this year, a specific new time frame was not announced. Through a release schedule for THQ France it has now been revealed we could possibly have to wait more than a year, as it is tentatively listed for autumn 2006. In the meantime, three new screens to, hardly, make up for it...

UPDATE : THQ France admitted making a mistake in their release schedule, which is now under revision, and informed us that STALKER is scheduled for, somewhere in, 2006.