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Various Game Trailers #653

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 9:28 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 :

  • Tycoon City: New York - Trailer #2
  • Torino 2006 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer


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

'Live For Speed: S2' - Alpha Patch v0.5Q Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S2 will significantly improve the game - important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. The LFS team has released a small update patch for the Live for Speed S2 alpha demo adding new language support, and the usual game tweaks and bug fixes.

Richard Burns Dies At Age Of 34

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

British rally racing champion Richard Burns, who won the World Rally Championship in 2001, has died at the age of 34 after a long illness, on the fourth anniversary of his title win. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor after passing out behind the wheel in 2003. Last year Eidos released Richard Burns Rally, which was applauded as one of the best racing titles available on all platforms, widely considered better than his real-life rival Colin McRae's namesake title.

300,000 Xbox 360 Units Available For European Launch

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with German financial newspaper Euro am Sonntag Microsoft executive Chris Lewis revealed that it will have approximately 300,000 Xbox 360 consoles available throughtout Europe for its launch on December 2. Industry analysts' estimates of 300,000 Xbox 360s available at launch "were not far removed from reality," said Chris Lewis. After selling out merely hours after launch in North America, Microsoft expect the European launch to be equally successfull, and aims to deliver up to 3 million units within three months of launch.

'Simon the Sorcerer 4' Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer Silver Style, known for The Fall: Last Days of Gaia, revealed that it has signed the rights to develop a fourth installment in the classic Simon the Sorcerer adventure game. The previous title, Simon 3D by Vivendi, was heavily criticized for having outdated graphics, mainly due to the project being shelved for a few years, so Silver Style opted to develop its own state of the art 3D engine. Lead Designer Carsten Strehse said that the new title will mainly focus around logical and challenging puzzles, with barely any action parts, the controls will be similar to other point & click adventures like the more recent The Westerner and Ankh. Simon The Sorcerer 4 is tentatively scheduled for Q4 2006.

'Shadowgrounds' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadowgrounds is an adrenaline-pumping action game featuring upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters. Finnish developer Frozenbyte released a demo allowing you to try out 2 missions (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ..

'Gene Troopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 16 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Gene Troopers you are in the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe. Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional, control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil. Experience a captivating sci-fi story, high-paced action and thrilling game play in a setting never seen before.

Xbox Review - 'Call of Duty 2: Big Red One'

by Hugh McHarg on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, players experience the adrenaline rush and harsh realities of war as never before. As a part of America’s most decorated and heroic fighting unit, The Big Red One, players work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of land, see and air combat missions spanning North Africa, Italy and Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

'Xbox 360: Zero Hour' Launch Event Report

by Matt Mefford on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft's Xbox 360: Zero Hour launch event came to a close earlier this week, where thousands of gamers from around the world were invited to make the pilgrimage to a hangar in Palmdale, California to witness the dawning of the next generation of gaming. Here's a quick rundown of all the things shown. Later on, we will have updated Gears of War impressions, as well as several interviews with Epic, Capcom, etc.

PS2 Review - '007: From Russia With Love'

by Joe Keiser on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 12:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

James Bond 007: From Russia With Love will be the first game to put players in the universe of the classic James Bond films. Set in the original 60’s Bond era, the game features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay, fully-integrated vehicles, social multiplayer experiences, gorgeous women, and classic, upgradeable weapons and gadgetry with modern mechanics.