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Various Game Trailers #636

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 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 :

  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic - Erwan Le Breton Video Interview
  • Dead or Alive 4 [X360] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • GUN [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - TV Ad
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #13
  • Painkiller: Hell Wars [Xbox] - Trailerpack
  • Prince of Persia The Two Thrones [ALL] - Puzzle Platform Trailer
  • Shadowgrounds - Trailer #3


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

'Magna Carta: Tears of Blood' (PS2) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Magna Carta: Tears of Blood is a role-playing game, developed by Softmax, set in Efferia, a continent populated with five races. In this world, you can use seven different types of Carta and meet a host of characters.

$250,000 'Best of the Battlefield' Tournament Now Open For SignUps

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced people can sign up for the Best of the Battlefield tournament with a grand prize of $250,000 for the winning team. The online tournament will challenge gamers to rule the battlefield in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat available now for the PS2 and Xbox. Gamers can now register for the online tournament which starts on November 21st.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2006 is a thorough evolution for the genre-leading series. Utilising a new game and database engine, a Transfer Market system with greater depth enabling more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section, it's set to be the most powerful edition in the series.

Atari Revenue Shrinks, Losses Increase, 'Marc Ecko' (ALL) Delayed

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today posted a wider quarterly loss, as sales fell 44 percent mainly due to it releasing fewer titles amid a transition to new video game console technology. Net loss for the quarter was $25.2M, compared to a net loss of $16.9M at this time last year. Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is getting pushed back from its November release date to Q4 (Jan-March 2006). Read more for further details ...

'Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII' (PS2) - Screens

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

Taking place three years after the original PSOne game console title, gamers follow Vincent Valentine's journey as he uncovers shocking truths never revealed in Midgar. Vincent is connected to recent attacks, and he may be the only one who can save this shattered world. When the world is engulfed in darkness, his gun will toll a dreadful dirge...

'Castlevania' Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crystal Sky Pictures has bought the rights to Konami's Castlevania videogame franchise and has tagged Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Res. Evil) to adapt and direct. The Castlevania movie will focus on the origins of Dracula and the uprising of the Belmont Clan, a vampire-slaying family who supposedly become humanity's last hope. Crystal Sky is currently in the post-production stage on Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. Castlevania production is slated to start in mid-2006; no casting has been announced yet.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline.

'In The Hustle: Detroit Streets' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In The Hustle: Detroit Streets you are an unknown pool player, down on luck and out of money, and you must make a name for yourself by becoming the top player in the city by racking up points and earning cash.

'Kingdom of Paradise' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom of Paradise, known in Europe as Key of Heaven, begins with Shinbu, a young boy residing in a village near the Gate of Seiryu, earning his living as a hired bodyguard for travelers visiting the area. Playing as Shinbu, use your deadly swordsmanship skills to avenge your clan's decimation and restore the balance of powers across the land.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that December 1, 2005 is the official North American launch date for PoP The Two Thrones. Reserve the PS2 and Xbox versions of The Two Thrones and get the official Prince of Persia trilogy soundtrack for free, including music from The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones, along with a color artbook pamphlet and bonus downloads including an exclusive code to unlock a hidden sword in the game. This special preorder is available now at EB Games, GameStop, and Game Crazy.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - German Demo Available NOW

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

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. EA Germany has released a demo allowing you to try out one level of the full game (thanks GameDemos). Read more for download links ...

NCSoft Launches 'Auto Assault' Operation: Outpost Competition

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault fans have the chance to permanently etch their mark on NCSoft's upcoming destructive MMO ever by entering the competition to name new ingame Outposts. All winning entries will also land some hot Auto Assault swag, complete with sought after Beta keys. The competition ends on 9 November - full details on what these Outposts are, why they need naming, and how to enter can be found the official Auto Assault website.

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) Backstory - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Goes Gold In North America

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced today that Starship Troopers has gone gold. 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!

'Maelstrom' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters today announces the development of Maelstrom, a groundbreaking strategy action epic. Maelstrom takes place on a devastated future Earth where, in the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

EA Launches A.I. Competition 'Tank Wars'

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today launched Tank Wars, a competition that challenges Computer Science students to compete for the title of "Best of Breed" and take home a new gaming PC complete with an EA line-up of PC titles. The Tank Wars competition invites computer science students to demonstrate their skill by writing an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) program that pits one military tank against another in a battle for supremacy.

'Zathura' (PS2/Xbox) Commences Its Journey To Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that the Zathura, developed by High Voltage Software, has shipped to North American retail stores in advance of Columbia Pictures' sci-fi family film Zathura: A Space Adventure, which is coming to theaters on November 11th.

'Virtual Skipper 4' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtual Skipper 4 is a sailing simulation that lets you create your own tropical paradise and set sail. Marvel at the beauty of your creation and share it with friends. Race people from all over the world in online regattas, team or private races.

Nintendo of Europe Distributing Capcom Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo of Europe has announced it will be adding an exciting line-up from Capcom to its expansive catalogue of Q1 games releases. Nintendo will be distributing Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Megaman Battle Network 5: Double Team on the Nintendo DS and Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble for GameCube.

Pandemic Studios and BioWare Join Forces

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Private equity firm Elevation Partners (remember the Eidos/Bono story?) has announced the formation of a creative and management partnership with Pandemic Studios, LLC and BioWare Corp. The combined investment, including future capital needs, will be more than $300 million, creating one of the world's largest independent game development houses.

'From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Charms Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has shipped the latest installment in the James Bond videogame franchise, From Russia With Love, starring Academy Award-winner, Sir Sean Connery. The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences.

'Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King' (PS2) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dragon Quest VIII, the first time on the PS2, old meets new, as classic gameplay is married to sumptuous graphics, delivering a sweeping adventure. Characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by "cel-shading," bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese anime.

'Source Engine' and 'DoD:Source' Get Steamy Update #31

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release fixes a problem with commentary and the save/restore problem in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, while rare crash in the physics system, and a line error command have been have been addressed in the Source Engine. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

PC Preview - 'Sword of the Stars'

by Keith Durocher on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

Xbox Review - 'Midway Arcade Treasures 3'

by Chad on Nov. 3, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is a collection of eight classic arcade racing games featuring insane jumps and stunts in RUSH: The Rock and RUSH 2049 along with jet boat adventures in Hydro Thunder. Test your arena-style 4x4 driving skills in Super Off Road or get down in the dirt with Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat and Gears. Experience stunt driving in Race Drivin’ or jump to the future for the post-nuclear battle of Badlands or shoot things up in S.T.U.N. Runner.