Various Game Trailers #665

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:11 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 :

  • Terrorist Takedown: War In Colombia - Trailer


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

'POSTAL 3: Catharsis' (X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Running With Scissors newsletter reveals that a third Postal installment is in the works. "It has been formally announced that the next milestone in the POSTAL saga is already in development. The game, under the working title, POSTAL 3: Catharsis and is headed directly down the throat of the XBox 360 and the PC. More details on what happens to a complex, multi-dimensional individual like The Dude after he has razed Paradise and left it a (radioactive) parking lot. Let the questions and suggestions pour forth."

'Blood Magic' - 42 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Blood Magic is an original 3rd person perspective RPG where the weapon of choice is magic. In this game, the player controls an Unlikely Hero in an ambitious search through many hostile environments looking for Modo, the ethereal being bent on destroying the world.

'Halo Zero' - Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo Zero is a free (french) fan made 2D action game based on Bungie and Halo FPS. Set on the same planet as the official Halo novel The Fall of Reach and you to play as Master Chief, ducking, jumping, switching and picking up weapons, on your way to blast all that is Covenant out of the way.

'The Movies' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released the first patch for Lionhead's movie studio sim, The Movies. This update brings your US, UK, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch retail game to v1.1 and will allow owners of the game to access the PropShop, which will feature a variety of new, downloadable content for the game, including additional costumes, sets, & props.

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.20b Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.20b and fixes a crash that could happen in multiplayer games. Read more for download links ...

'Quake IV' - v1.0.5 Beta Patch & Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released the first patch for Raven's FPS Quake 4. This patch brings your retail game to v1.0.5 and this update is recommended for Windows users with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) enabled processors, multiple processors, or systems with a dual core processor. The update is also required for Windows and Linux server admins.

'MotoGP 2006: Ultimate Racing Technology' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 2006: URT takes the franchise to the next generation as the only official game of the MotoGP Championship on X360. MotoGP 2006 looks set to create a new definition of high speed for racing fans looking for the fastest thrills on the fastest console.

'EverQuest: Titanium' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that it will be releasing EverQuest: Titanium, an all-inclusive collection consisting of EverQuest Classic and the first ten expansions.

'X3: Reunion' - Updated v1.3 Patch Coming Soon

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

EgoSoft has announced that the next X3 Reunion patch will be a little bit later than initially promised, but they have revealed some of the details what it will address, such as improved AI, various performance increases, and the usual bug fixes and game balance tweaks. Read more for a partial fix list...

'Baten Kaitos II' (NGC) - 31 New Screens

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

At the Tokyo Game Show Namco announced a sequel to Baten Kaitos was in the works, with a Japanese release date scheduled for December 2005. Baten Kaitos II takes place 20 years after the original with 2 new continents to explore, in addition to locations from the original. You play as Sagi, Milly or Giro on your quest to find the source of a series of unnatural phenomena.

'Super Dragon Ball Z' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally only made for the arcades, Bandai revealed that Noritaka Funamizu's studio Kraft & Meister, formerly with Capcom, is working on a Super Dragon Ball Z PS2 conversion. No details are available at this point but it is scheduled for release in Japan during 2006.

Get Your Scratched X360 DVDs Fixed With 'GameDR AutoMax'

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With recent message board reports of disc scratching from the new Xbox 360, consumers can protect their investment in Xbox media as well as any other game, music, movie or data disc with GameDR AutoMax, a digital 'doctor' from Digital Innovations that repairs surface scratches or abrasions on discs of all kinds in just 60 seconds.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' (Xbox) Also Coming To X360 - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed last week, Ubisoft today officially announced that its internally developed action-filled flight combat game Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is also coming to the Xbox 360.

Shiny Entertainment is Hiring!

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shiny Entertainment, who just finished The Matrix: Path of Neo, is gearing up for its next video game projects, and has announced several open positions for the company's design, programming, art, animation and audio teams. Open Positions: PSP Programmer, Physics Programmer, Xbox360 Programmer, Animation Programmer, 3D Animator, VFX Artist, Designer, Sound Editor. Please visit www.shiny.com for details, and email resume/CV to ocjobs@shiny.com.

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tales of the Abyss, Luke is the lone son of a noble family who lost his memories when he was a kid during an invasion by an enemy country. He grew up spoiled and naive and has learned how to use a sword as a hobby. Tia lost her parents and has been raised as a warrior and priestess of the Lorelai religion, and uses a mysterious form of ancient power called Seventh Sound.

'Snoopy vs. the Red Baron' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, an exhilarating aerial-based action adventure game starring Peanuts top dog Snoopy and a cast of classic characters. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) Hacks Its Way To Retail

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

Midway today announced that it has shipped Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows across North America. Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) Cover Atheles Signed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward will serve as cover athletes and spokespeople for Fight Night Round 3 for PS2 and Xbox. Both boxing champions renowned for their intense rivalry in the sport will be featured on the cover. The Xbox 360 and PSP editions will showcase an exclusive cover athlete to be unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Jan. 2006.

'Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play' (PSP) Prolongues In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced the release of Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play, a massive compilation featuring 21 retro Midway arcade titles, for the PSP

'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force' - v1.0.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the legendary Falcon 4.0 F-16 combat flightsimulator, Allied Force features extensive improvements in all areas including artificial intelligence, graphics, multiplayer, terrain and of course the stunning real time, fully dynamic campaign engine. This patch brings your retail game to v1.0.4 and adds new functionality as well as fixing issues, such as stunning new exhaust effects for missiles and a significant improvement to the Airborne Forward Air Controller (FAC-A) feature.

Activision Replies To 'Call of Duty 2' Community Boycott

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 5:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A couple weeks back members of the official Infinity War forum threatened with a 24 hour server boycott, taking down their multiplayer servers, due to the lack of support and communication from Activision and IW, especially anti-cheat/punkbuster integration, etc. Activision finally replied : "After 2 years of non-stop work on Call of Duty 2, Infinity Ward has just returned from a much-deserved break. The team is aware of some concerns about multiplayer cheating in the game and is looking into an anti-cheat solution." Not a lot to go on, and it only addresses one of the grievances ..

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed over the weekend (with screens & trailer), Capcom today officially announced, Lost Planet. Set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

GameCube Preview - 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess'

by Matt Mefford on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

A more grown-up Link returns to the Nintendo GameCube in a new adventure, and an impressive new 3-D look. Solve challenging puzzles, explore vast lands and hunt for treasure. Immerse yourself in the deep storylines and rich graphics that the franchise is known for. Our last encounter with Link dates back to E3, so it's time to head over to G.A.M.E and check it out again ...

Xbox Review - '007: From Russia With Love'

by Chad on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 3:12 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.

Editorial - 'The Game's No Longer the Thing'

by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 12, 2005 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

By now, gamers are either playing their Xbox 360s, gawking at a friend's X360, waiting for the next shipment of X360s, or pouting and touting the PS3. European and Japanese gamers are getting their first taste of Microsoft's offering with the first ever nigh-simultaneous system launch of a gaming console. After all things considered, Microsoft and its partners have a right to feel good about themselves.