Rainier's Articles


'World Series of Poker' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Bluffs Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the thrill of facing off with some of the world’s best-known poker pros in competitions for multi-million dollar jackpots in the World Series of Poker, the official video game of the World Series of Poker tournament, available now from Activision.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) - 12 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

'Precursors' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, a sci-fi action game from Deep Shadow, developers of Boiling Point, leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

'City of Villains Collector's Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft North America has revealed the contents for the City of Villains Collector's Edition retail game pack that will be released to stores in North America when the game launches later this fall. The Col. Edition will contain a set of seven limited-edition HeroClix figures from WizKids, as well as several other goodies. Read more for details ...

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

'We Love Katamari' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today launched the official We Love Katamari website, rolling to planet Earth with game information, images, fun downloads and fan contests. Once the game launched on Septebmer 20th, fans will be able to submit pictures of their favorite katamari-themed creations ­ including costumes, artwork, etc. ­ for all site visitors to see and enjoy. On a regular basis, the images will be judged by the franchise’s creator, Keita Takahashi, and prizes will be awarded to these selected fans.

'Twilight War: After the Fall' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twilight War: After the Fall will be a groundbreaking XORG (Extreme Online Roleplaying Game), with advanced graphics and an integrated FPS combat system, in the Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction genre. Twilight War: After the Fall uses SpeedTree technology to populate the game work with hundreds of thousands of trees, as well as Valve's Source Engine.

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06' (ALL) Goes Gold

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

EA today announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 has gone gold. The newest iteration of the best-selling golf franchise­ on the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC ­will hit stores on September 22. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 will be released for the PSP on September 26.

'Neopets: The Darkest Faerie' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neopets: The Darkest Faerie is an action/adventure game available exclusively for the PS2 that extends the online entertainment of Neopets.com and provides a fully interactive offline experience.

Microsoft Reveals 'Xbox Live v2.0' (X360) Pricing

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the next generation of online multiplayer gaming service Xbox Live will be available in North America on the X360 starting this holiday. In addition to the free Xbox Live Silver membership available to every Xbox 360 owner, for only $49.99 (U.S.) or $59.99 (CDN)* gamers can amplify their gaming experience with a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership. No more credit card will be required to sign up!