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Various Game Trailers #643

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Project Gotham Racing 3 [X360] - Trailer #4
  • Pac-Man World 3 - Trailer
  • Kameo: Elements of Power [X360] - Elemental Warrior Trailer #3


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

'NBA LIVE 06' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 8:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Live and breathe basketball like never before with NBA LIVE 06 on the Xbox 360. Rebuilt from the ground up and powered by next generation gameplay, players can see and feel the emotion and intensity of the complete basketball experience. Players jump to life with real-world physics and enhanced animations including sweat rolling down the players' faces.

LucasArts and SOE Offer Refund for 'Trials of Obi-Wan'

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this month LucasArts & SOE announced new game enhancements for Star Wars Galaxies hoping to significantly improve the gameplay experience. However, if your Star Wars Galaxies account was in good standing as of November 3, 2005, you purchased the latest expansion pack, Trials of Obi- Wan prior to that date, and you find that these new enhancements are not to your liking, you may request a refund of the purchase price of the Trials of Obi-Wan expansion pack.

Currently Over 200 Xbox Games Playable On Xbox 360

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago Bungie revealed both its Halo titles will be playable on the new Xbox 360, but it seems Microsoft has been hard at work with other popular franchises as it revealed today over 200 titles are currently playable on the X360, and titles will get added gradually. The backwards compatibility only works with the HD enabled system, not the cheap Core System, unless you upgrade. The process is enabled by software emulation, games will be playable in HD with antialiasing, which will be freely downloadable, burn on cd and insert in the X360, or install automatically through Xbox Live. Xbox save games and paid downloadable content however will not be transferable to the Xbox 360.

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'X³: Reunion' - v1.2.01 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOCH Media has released the first patch for EgoSoft's space-combat exploration game X³: REUNION. This update brings your European retail game to v1.2.01 and fixes several crash issues, improves storyline, optimizes performance and a few other tweaks. Read more for detailed fixlist and download links ...

Activision Extends 'Spider-Man' And 'X-Men' License To 2017

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and Marvel Entertainment jointly announced today that the companies have expanded their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance by signing a multi-year extension to their current video game licensing agreements for the Spider-Man and X-Men franchises through 2017.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' - North American Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Matrix: Path of Neo will enable players to actually play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, The Matrix. Atari has released the first patch, but only for the North American edition of the game, addressing various graphical issues, translation problems and more ..

'Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, exclusively on the Nintendo DS System. Slated for release in March 2006, Aiai, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby are back in true classic Super Monkey Ball style, with all-new gameplay control using the Nintendo DS stylus and wireless multiplayer modes!

'Splinter Cell 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 4 will thrust players into a new breed of game play that promises to innovate and revolutionize the Splinter Cell franchise. Ubisoft is taking the saga of Sam Fisher into entirely new territory, expanding the story and depth of his character.

'Chameleon' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Illusion Softworks, known for the Hidden & Dangerous, Mafia and Vietcong series, revealed Chameleon, already in the works since 2002, is a 3D action game using an updated Mafia/H&D2 engine, and playable from 1st and 3rd person perspective (thanks ABCgames). Read more to check out the screens ..

'Marine Park Empire' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Control every aspect of your marine park, from caring, feeding and cleaning your animals to hiring and firing employees. Grant your visitors the thrill of a lifetime as you provide fun-filled attractions, rides and shows for them to whet their appetite while they explore your sea-life wonderland. This updated demo includes 6 tutorial games and 2 scenario games, and also contains the latest fixes addressed in the v1.2 retail patch.

No More Gaming Past BedTime In Malasyia

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Malaysian city of Subang Jaya is introducing a curfew for online gamers in a bid to stem a rise in the number of addicts. Authorities say that from next year they will close down net cafes which allow patrons to play games late at night. Politicians decided to take the action after being approached by a worried mother whose son had gone missing, but the teen was later found in a cyber cafe where he had been playing for 48 hours.

'Hearts of Iron 2' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox has released a new patch for its strategy game Hearts of Iron II. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and polishes multiplayer experience, improves AI for warfare, production and more, as well as adding additional events, new ministers and tech teams. Read more for download links ...

'Sword of the Stars' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

'Sonic Rush' (NDS) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The fastest hedgehog in the world is now pairing up with a mysterious character named Blaze the Cat. This dynamic duo heads out in search of the powerful and dangerous Sol Emeralds to ensure that they do not fall into the wrong hands. In their quest, Sonic and Blaze must battle all-new enemies, and as they do, ripple effects will change the events of their worlds’ inhabitants.

'Quake 4' (X360) Joins Launch Title Lineup

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Strogg are storming onto next-generation console hardware with id Software's QUAKE 4 for Xbox 360. The new addition to the renowned QUAKE franchise is set to ship out for Xbox 360 on Nov. 18 in the U.S, and additionally will be available at retail outlets day-and-date with Xbox 360 system launch in Europe.

'Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and 1C Company announce that Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath has gone gold and will be released at the end of the month. An interesting mix of real-time and turn-based global strategy, CMC: The Aftermath thrusts players back into a world ravaged by military and political confrontation.

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | 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.

'Legion Arena' Rolls Into European Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legion Arena has shipped to stores and releases today! All you eager gamers in Western Europe can now buy the game. You can either order direct from the Slitherine Online Shop, or go to your local store and pick up a copy. The US will have to wait 11 more days, until the 22nd November, or if that seems like too long to wait, order from our shop and we'll ship it off to you now!

Play 'R.O.S.E. Online' And Get a Chance to Win 1 Million Euro

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GamesRouter today announced at the G*star game show in Seoul, Korea, that they will be giving 50 lucky players a chance to win up to €1,000,000 cash. From January 2006 till the end of November 2006, Gamers who sign up and play R.O.S.E. Online from the European servers will be given a chance to battle with wit and cunning to defeat tough monsters that could lead to winning €1 Million!

'Heart of Empire: Rome' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heart of Empire: Rome leads the player through 14 huge missions as they actually build & control ancient Rome in glorious real-time 3D. From simple beginnings, they must quickly build housing for their growing population; start to meet their increasing desires for food, goods and entertainment.

'Tactica Online' BetaTest Signups

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tactica Online is a turn-based strategy RPG focusing on tactical squad combat, with a deep storyline featuring secret societies and the struggle between magic and science in da Vinci’s world. The first batch of public testers will be able to start playing in a couple of weeks, and successive batches will increase the size of the pool. Initial numbers will be limited, but we appreciate the enthusiasm shown by community members over the past few months, and to show that appreciation preference for early stages of the Beta Test will be given to forum members. You can sign up at Beta Registration.

'Championship Manager' (PSP) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Gusto Games, Championship Manager PSP is a fully portable version of the best known football management simulation, and also boasts a wealth of new features. Eidos today confirms Championship Manager on PSP, will be released on December 9th, 2005.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more. Ubisoft has launched the official PoP TTT website, offering the latest news, media, discussion forums, wallpapers, blogs, music, and the latest info on storyline, characters and game features.

'Battleground Europe' Starts Its Retail Invasion

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media and Cornered Rat Software (CRS) have announced that the highly anticipated Battleground Europe for the PC is available in stores across the UK, Finland and Australia today.

'World War II RTS' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World War II RTS, previously known as Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945, is a stunning WW II tactical RTS game from 1C Company. Set to be the most authentic and compelling tactical real time strategy game ever designed, Wartime Command will excel in detail and accuracy, especially in its portrayal of period weapons of war.

PC Preview - 'Etrom: The Astral Essence'

by Keith Durocher on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells.

PC Review - 'Dragonshard'

by RumDragon on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

Ex-Rainbow Studios Chaps Form 2XL Games

by RumDragon on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new game studio, called 2XL Games, has been formed in Phoenix, Arizona by former Rainbow Studios Chairman Earl Jarred, Vice Chairman Jeff Padden and fellow Rainbow employees Rick Baltman and Robb Rinard.

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

by Hugh McHarg on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | 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.

Akella Gets A Little Extra Cash

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Quadriga Capital Russia and Intel Capital have invested in Akella, allowing it to extend its business into new market segments, such as network games and mobile content distribution, while also facilitating growth of the company's sales, marketing and advertising activities in Russia, the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and Eastern Europe.

'Need For Speed Most Wanted' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. As promised, EA has released the Most Wanted demo, allowing you to try out 2 Quick Race Tracks, 3 cars, and 3 challenge tracks.