Rainier's Articles

'Magic: The Gathering Online' Expansion Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wizards of the Coast today announced that the ever-popular Mirage set will be re-introduced as a new expansion for Magic: The Gathering Online. Originally released in 1996, the Mirage card set consists of some of the most memorable cards in Mirage: The Gathering history and continues to be a fan favorite to this day. The Mirage expansion for MAGIC: The Gathering Online will release in December 2005.

Playlogic Reverse Merges With Donar Enterprises

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donar Enterprises and Playlogic International announced today the closing of a share exchange transaction, all holders of ordinary shares of Playlogic exchanged their shares for Donar common stock. As a result, Playlogic has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Donar, and Playlogic's former shareholders now collectively own 21,836,924 shares of Donar common stock, representing 94.8% of Donar's outstanding shares.

'Lunar: Dragon Song' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft is delighted to announce a new Nintendo DS exclusive fantasy RPG, Lunar: Dragon Song. The game is the first original installment of the Lunar franchise to be released in more than 10 years. Read more for details and screens ...

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Bet On Soldier' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

Court Order Forces Microsoft To Pay IBM $850 Million

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IBM will receive $775 million in cash and $75 million in credit for software from Microsoft Corp. to settle claims that resulted from the federal government's antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled in 2000 that Microsoft engaged in anticompetitive practice, and the judge's ruling cited IBM as a company that Microsoft had forced to "desist from certain technological innovations and business initiatives." Read the full article here ...

'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we revealed yesterday, SEGA today officially confirmed that they will add the widely anticipated expansion to Rome: Total War to their portfolio. From the makers of the Total War franchise and recently acquired studio, The Creative Assembly, Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion for PC is set to commence battle on the charts in September 2005 throughout Europe and America.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - v1.1r Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio has released the first patch for its cycling manager bringing your retail game to v1.1r. This update patch adds tons improvements and fixes the menus, classifications, 3D, career, gameplay, AI, database and stages. etc. Read more for download links ...

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Frankie Dettori Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd and Player One Limited today announced the development of a new horse racing videogame, Frankie Dettori Racing for PS2, Xbox and PC.