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Various Game Trailers #631

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - E3 Demo Video 1-6
  • Kameo: Elements of Power [X360] - Elemental Warrior Trailer #1
  • Pac-Man World Rally - Trailer
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan - Trailer #2
  • Tales of Legendia [PS2] - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Frame City Killer' (X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.

'GTA: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) Custom Tracks Tool Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's just released Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories features an option for custom tracks in its submenu but seemingly no way to make it work. Today will change all that however as Rockstar are pleased to announce Rockstar Custom Tracks, a program that will allow you to take music from commercial CD's you already own and convert them to the proper format to play in Liberty City Stories. Read more for download links ...

Sony Online Working On Subscription Free MMO

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Austin Game Conference Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley revealed that SOE is looking to break from its traditional subscription-based MMO formula. Plans are on the board to release a game by next fall that can be played free of its monthly charges. With this new approach SOE hopes to make up for the steady cash flow by attracting more people to the game and make up revenue by continuously adding new weapons, levels and special items.

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.01a German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires III is an RTS set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus discovered the new world. Ensemble has released a small patch bringing your German retail game to v1.01a fixing a crash bug that occurred when selecting the Capitol building.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more!

'City of Heroes' - Issue 6: Along Came A Spider Goes Live

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft North America announces the release of Issue 6: Along Came a Spider, the latest expansion to City of Heroes, offering exciting new content, graphics and technology upgrades. It will also pit heroes and villains into direct conflict as it opens the doors to new player-versus-player (PvP) zones that will be shared with characters from the soon to be released City of Villains.

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 6 on Xbox 360 comes packed with more than 130 cars and 30 circuits, the most courses in any of the series so far! For the first time ever, it will also feature online compatibility with Xbox Live offering endless hours of drifting excitement.

'Zero Tolerance' (PS2/Xbox) Previously Known As 'Roll Call'

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When earlier this week Eidos revealed Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire no additional details were available on this seemingly new product. As it turns out Zero Tolerance is not entirely new, as in a previous life it went by Roll Call. Zero Tolerance is an FPS set in the not too distant future and lets you play as Nick Mason, a member of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency powers over all other public services and tasked with securing the city and its citizens at all cost.

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more. Read more for details, features and screens ...

'Blazing Souls' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blazing Souls is a new RPG under development at Idea Factory, much in the same vein as Makai Kingdom or Shining Tears. Currently only scheduled for released in Japan, Blazing Souls is expected end of January 2006. If you are familiar with Japanese, check out the official website, or just read more to check out the quite nice 2D graphics featured in the game.

'Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back at E3 2005 Sony showed the first glimpses of a new title in the Syphon Filter franchise, but did not disclose any details, up until today. Syphon Filter : Dark Mirror is scheduled to be released in North America spring 2006 and will not only see the return of Gabe Logan, but also Theresa, Lipan et Lian Xing. The PSP version will allow you to give commands to the rest of your team a la SOCOM, and a multiplayer wi-fi mode is also par of the new features. Sony promises near PS2 quality graphics due to the usage of streaming technology. More details soon ...

Blizzard 'Unannounced Project' Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BluesNews has word that Blizzard is already accepted beta test signups for its new project, to be unveilved at BlizzCon. "We haven't yet announced what title will be tested, but we welcome you to enter your code now and confirm your spot! Along with the code located on the back of your BlizzCon card, please enter a valid eMail address that will be active for some time. As it may be a while before the invitations are sent for this beta test, we want to make sure you'll receive your invite!"

'Earth 2160' - v1.3.7 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZuxxeZ has released a new patch for its RTS Earth 2160. This upgrade brings your German/French/English retail game to v1.3.7, synchonizes your game with the upcoming US version, improves stability, fixes voice transmission problems, adds some UI changes and fixes a problem where enemy units sometimes visible in "fog of war". Read more for details fix list and download links ...

Vivendi Signs 'Joint Task Force' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi and HD Publishing today announced an exclusive worldwide agreement for the modern day warfare RTS game, Joint Task Force. Under the agreement, VU Games will co-publish, market and distribute HD Publishing’s Joint Task Force for the PC in 2006 under the Sierra brand.

'X³: Reunion' - v1.2 UK Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media has released the first patch for EgoSoft's space-combat exploration game X³: REUNION. This update brings your UK retail game to v1.2 and adds more joystick support, fixes voice and audio synchronisation, performance optimisations, better cutscenes and menu system, the usual crash and bug fixes, etc..

'Final Fantasy XI' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XI is the first online game in the award-winning Final Fantasy series. How you play is up to you, with limitless possibilities for adventure. Set out on your own to discover the countless secrets of Vana'diel, or form a party with your friends to purge the beastman forces and bring home sensational spoils!

'Bully' (PS2/Xbox) Under Fire From British Politician

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BBC News revealed that British Member of Parliament Keith Vaz is going after Roickstar's upcoming title Bully claiming that the game will inspire violence among schoolchildren. Vaz has approached the House of Commons stating his concern about Rockstar's decision to publish a new game in which players use their on-screen persona to kick and punch other schoolchildren, asking that the game should be treated like a violent film, and should go before the British Board of Film Classification or be banned completely. A Rockstar rep told the BBC that just as books aren't judged by their covers, video games shouldn't be judged by their titles or individual scenes. To Be Continued ...

'Act of War: Expansion' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari revealed today revealed the first details of what is an expansion pack for Eugen Systems' RTS Act of War. While there is no official name for the addon just yet, Atari did disclose it will expand into naval warfare with over a dozen different vessels, such as AEGIS cruisers, frigates, aircraft carriers and submarines. Less scripting, better AI and camera handling. More details surely to come soon, but in the meantime, check the first four screens ...

Vicious Engine Becomes Official PSP Middleware

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software announced that it has officially joined the Sony Computer Entertainment Tools and Middleware program for PSP. The company will offer its Vicious Engine toolset to developers and publishers of games for the PSP platform as a licensed middleware solution.

'Age of Pirates' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world of Age of Pirates exists on 16 islands and the endless seas of the Caribbean. The two main characters each have their own spectacular story. Age of Pirates embodies the freedom of sailing, trading, fighting, colonization and the unlimited exploration of the real Caribbean.

X360 Preview - 'Madden NFL 06'

by Alicia on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

For the first time in 10 years, the Madden NFL Football franchise has revolutionized its passing game-giving Madden NFL 06 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback's unique field of vision. QB Precision Placement lets you put the ball exactly where you want it.

PS2 Review - 'Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects'

by Alanix on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pit the most legendary Marvel characters against The Imperfects, a group of super heroes created collaboratively by Marvel, EA, and top comic book industry talent, in all-out duels to determine who among them is the most powerful of all.

Koch Media Signs 'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Co-Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media announced today a further co-publishing deal has been signed with JoWooD for Panzer Elite Action, in addition to the contracts already signed for the games Gothic 3, SpellForce 2 and The Guild 2. KOCH Media has the exclusive licensing and distribution rights for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and Italy.

PC Review - 'F.E.A.R.'

by Justin on Oct. 28, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, the government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. Your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.