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Various Game Trailers #655

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 8:03 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 :

  • Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars - Trailer #5
  • Prey [X360] - Trailer
  • Rule of Rose [PS2] - Trailer


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

'Starters Orders 2' Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starters Orders 2 is the sequel to the highly acclaimed genre leading horse racing management game 'John McCriricks Starters Orders'. Starters Orders 2 includes improved graphics and many new features including breeding barn and facilities, world-wide feature races, realistic dynamic betting, stewards enquiries and many more.

'Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space' Now Available

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 7:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

That's right, now you can choose between the physical copy or you may purchase the game as an electronic download, transferred lickety-split to your hard drive. Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a grand space opera that will take you from a down and out starship captain to an amazing intergalactic hero whose renown travels light speed ahead of you!

Digital Leisure Re-releases 'Thayer's Quest' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 7:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This fall, come to a fantastic realm of magic and wonder where a young hero strives against ancient evil. Lead him on a perilous quest to find a talisman of great power and restore the lost majesty of a fallen kingdom.

DemonWare Gets Nominated For Award

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under Demo

DemonWare today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the Game Developer Magazine Frontline award in the middleware category. DemonWare's multiplayer tools are widely regarded in the computer games industry as being the most developer-friendly and powerful available.

'Arena Football 06' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 4:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strap on your helmets and get ready for a new brand of football, and make sure you're ready for a lot of fireworks, because this is non-stop high-scoring football at its finest. EA announced today that Arena Football, developed by EA Tiburon, will be available in stores on February 7, 2006, two weeks into the AFL's 20th season.

'Half-Life 2: Survivor' Coming To The Arcades

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 4:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In March 2006 Japanese players will be able to sit down and play Valve's FPS Half-Life 2 in the arcades as Taito is currently working on an adaptation titles Half-Life 2: Survivor. Read more for details and screens ...

'MLB '06: The Show' (PS2/PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today its PS2/PSP exclusive MLB '06, which continues to build upon the critically acclaimed franchise with new and enhanced features, providing fans with the most realistic baseball videogame available to date.

'Tycoon City: New York' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

'Ford Street Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire announced today that its Xplosiv label will be publishing Razorworks' Ford Street Racing, moving the action from the racetrack to the streets of LA, control 3 team cars, give orders, switching on the fly, and will feature eighteen officially licensed Ford vehicles.

'Quake 4' - Updated Single/Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released a properly working version of last week's multiplayer impaired Quake 4 demo allowing you to try out Raven Software's sci-fi FPS. This demo offers a single-player mission from the beginning of the game where you have to clear a landing zone for the main earth forces, and 2 variations of The Fragging Yard map, playable in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Tournament modes.

Second Round of Xbox 360s Materializes

by Judy on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Those who missed out on the early Xbox 360 mania may get a second chance this week to find the new game system in stores. Meanwhile, among those who managed to purchase the first systems, a small percentage already are shipping them back to Microsoft for repairs. Major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy ran out within hours of last Tuesday's launch.

'Burnout Legends' (NDS) Screeches into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Burnout Legends has shipped to North American retailers for the Nintendo DS, setting the standard for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series' trademark speed, destruction and depth with new features, gameplay refinements and connectivity.

Get Your Opinion Heard At The 'Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?' Forum

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Is the video game on your son's holiday wish list too violent? What types of messages is your daughter receiving from the game she wants? Who is creating these games and what are their ethical and moral responsibilities? These questions and more will be addressed at "Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?, which starts tonight. Read more for details ...

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pac-Man World Rally is an original kart racing game for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP and PC. Pac-Man World Rally puts players behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

'18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy' - v1.02 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heed the call of the open road, throw the gears in motion and take off in a tractor trailer. Be your own boss behind the wheel of your big rig. Meet many trucks on the road to form long convoys on your way to fame and fortune! Valusoft has released a patch bringing your retail only version of the game to v1.02 and no details are available to what it fixes, only says what it doesn't fix (ATi driver issues).

Activision Extends Spider-Man License To 2017

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it has signed an agreement with Spider-Man Merchandising to extend its exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the Spider-Man motion pictures through 2017, granting Activision the right to publish games based on subsequent Spider-Man movie sequels or new television series.

'DropTeam' To Use HDR - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DropTeam is a truly Sci-Fi multiplayer tactical simulation of mechanized ground combat using a new groundbreaking and powerful 3D engine. DropTeam is all about fun, fast and furious tactical action – but not at the expense of realistic physics and a credible combat experience, and now with even better graphics due to advanced lighting and postprocessing effects including High Dynamic Range rendering and full-scene glow.

'UFO: Aftershock' (Xbox/PC) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. Cenega has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.1 and addressing some localization issues, but mainly fixes for bugs & crashes and balance tweaking (thanks Patches-Scrolls). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Th3 Plan' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Th3 Plan introduces an entirely unique style of gameplay. The first single player multiplayer game enables gamers to control up to three characters at once. The innovative split screen gameplay offers new ways for characters to work in precise coordination, from setting up clever deceptions to distract security guards to timing anti-security measures down to the split second.

Sony Releases v2.60 PSP Firmware

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has released yet another new update for its PSP firmware, bringing it to v2.60 for the Japanese, North American and European PSP editions. The new v2.60 update adds Windows Media Audio (WMA) audio support, RSS Channel has been added as a feature under Network, copyright-protected video data can now be downloaded directly to a Memory Stick Duo, and volume adjustment has been added.

Nokia Disconnecting N-Gage

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Usually we do not cover mobile phones but VNUNet seems to have a new interesting story that Nokia is stepping away from its N-Gage phone/handheld gaming device. "N-Gage is still being sold but it was not a success in the sense of developing a new category," said Antti Vasara, Nokia's vice president for corporate strategy. "We learnt that people want to play games on all devices. As such we are integrating the gaming software into Series 60 phones." N-Gage devices will still be produced by primarily for the Chinese and Indian markets.

'Go! Sudoku' (PSP) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge yourself with four levels of difficultly from easy to fiendish. Relax with a quiet Sudoku challenge or experience the first ever multiplayer Sudoku competitions. Complete with animated background themes, time goals, music and sound, this is the game that introduces PSP to serious Sudoku players - on the Go!

'The Stalin Subway' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster announced that the Stalin Subway has gone gold and will be in stores December 8, 2005. The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old, and a group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him.

PS2 Preview - 'MS Saga: A New Dawn'

by Alicia on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Gundam goes RPG with Mobile Suit Saga. Follow a storyline exclusive to this game, where a young man named Tresch who lives in a distant future hopes to use Mobile Suits to avenge a terrible war crime. Customize your Mobile Suit with any combination of parts and weapons you want, and your own custom paint jobs. Follow turn-based battles through 60 hours of robot-smashing adventure.

PS2 Review - 'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

No levels. No load times. Just never-ending action that doesn't stop until you leave the game! Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you - for the first time ever in a Hawk game - the freedom to skate, or bike, throughout a rich, expansive open environment.