Rainier's Articles

Blizzard Opens Six New 'World of Warcraft' Realms

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To better cope with the World of Warcraft's population growth Blizzard has just opened six brand new realms for the game in North America. These realms give players eager for a fresh start a chance to create new characters and begin adventuring in a new copy of the game world, and also gives first time players an opportunity to do so on equal footing with other players.

'The Movies' - Starmaker Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine you could make any movie you wanted to. Imagine you could pluck someone from obscurity and make him or her the hottest star in Tinseltown. Imagine that you had control of an entire movie studio, competing with others to create a string of box office smashes. Imagine being able to use your judgement alone, deciding whether success lies with epic action pictures or lots of low budget hammy 'B' movies.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community.

'Championship Manager 2006' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announces that Championship Manager 2006 will be released in the UK in Spring 2006 on PC. Developed by London-based Beautiful Game Studios (BGS), the all-new 2006 version offers a wide range of innovative new features and is the most realistic version to date, offering the player a true taste of football management.

'Massive Assault Network 2' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net announces Massive Assault Network 2 (MAN 2), a sequel to its highly acclaimed hardcore online strategy game. The game is now being finalized and the beta test sign up is scheduled for November 15th.

'Battlestrike: Call to Victory' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestrike: Call to Victory, a WW2 based FPs by City Interactive, for the first time allows you to freely move around as a sniper in the U.S. Army. Dropped behind enemy lines, you and your squad will participate in historic battles at Arnheim, Bastogne, Rees, Remagen and Berlin.

'Paraworld' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

'Star Wars Galaxies: The Starter Kit' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today announced an exciting opportunity for new players to feel the Force of Star Wars Galaxies. Set for release on November 22, 2005, Star Wars Galaxies: The Starter Kit offers the most accessible, fun approach to the immersive online game you'll find this side of Endor.

'Chibi-Robo' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chibi-Robo is a gift to a little girl whose father wants her to have the best birthday ever. Chibi-Robo isn't just a toy, though. He's a household helper whose sole task is to bring happiness to his family. Chibi is only 3 inches tall, but he's capable of some impressive feats.

Publishers Banking On Next-Gen Consoles To Beef Up Revenue

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Variety is reporting that, sparked by the upcoming Xbox 360 launch, videogame publishers are gamely predicting their revenues and profits are set to grow by "King Kong" margins after what's been a stagnant 2005.