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Various Game Trailers #672

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 8:21 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 :

  • Act of War: High Treason - Trailer
  • WarRock - Trailer
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 - Telemetry Trailer
  • Me and My Katamari [PSP] - Trailerpack
  • Sonic Riders (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Trailer #3


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

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced its downloadable content plans for the Xbox version of Star Wars Battlefront II. Now available for free download, the newly added Assault mode on Kashyyyk adds another location for the Hero Free-For-All, a mode previously seen only when you selected Assault at Mos Eisley. In January LucasArts will release two new hero characters and 4 favorite maps from the original Battlefront, for only $4.99. Read more for details ...

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #35

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. As promised this release add two new models (G.I.G.N and Guerilla), a nade exploit, bot fixes, and various other tweaks and fixes. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Sonic Riders' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic Riders integrates extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, and offers a new racing experience with Sonic. Race at break-neck speeds through crazy environments varying from mega metropolises, to damp dark forests, to hot dry deserts and more. Head over to the official Sonic Riders website today and check out details on the story, characters, tracks, game modes, and much much more.

'AND 1 Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) I-Ball Controls - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AND 1 Streetball will raise the bar for sports videos game with its revolutionary I-Ball Controls, an intuitive control system that gives you fluid and precise command over every offensive and defensive move. Not only will you do it, you will also feel it, and it will feel good.

Xbox Pirates Get Blown Out Of The Water

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with copyright infringement for selling modified Xboxs enabling them to play pirated games. The complaint alleges that ACME Game Store co-owners Jones and Bryant sold Xbox systems that Pei "Patrick" Cai modified with chips and hard drives. Undercover agents made the arrest after they paid $265 to have a mod chip, a hard drive and 77 pirated games installed on an Xbox. The 3 men face a maximum possible penalty of five years in federal prison.

Telltale Teams Up With Big Fish Games

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bone: Out from Boneville developer Telltale Games is pleased to announce a multi-title agreement with Big Fish Games to bring retail caliber games direct to consumers over the Internet

'Battlefield 2 Modern Combat' (Xbox) Gets Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA just announced the FREE Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Warsome Booster Pack which delivers 3 all-new maps, including new vehicles plus new character and weapon skins. As a special holiday thank you to all Battlefield fans, this pack,valued at $9.99, will be given away FREE on Xbox Live!, starting December 22, 2005.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Sims 2: Open for Business addon will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

'Officers' To Use SpeedTree Technology - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Officers is a 3D RTS game with RPG-elements, where the player acts as a military commander. Among key features of the game is interaction between the gamer and the environment. Taking advantage of the SpeedTree technology, the developers enhanced the realism of tree models and their behavior. Three-dimensional, high-poly trees react as the living ones. Leaves are swaying, branches are shaking when e.g. missiles fly or explode near by.

'Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a small patch for the North American edition of G5 Software's Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes a bug found in the game tutorial, which may cause some user problems. You will need to restart the tutorial for the patch to take effect.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - v3369 Win32 Hotfix & Linux Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games and Icculus have released a new patch for Epic's sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. The Win32 patch contains 2 .DLL files (core.dll and engine.dll) that fixes a server crashing exploit active in the cheating community, while the v3369.2 linux patch has a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 (they got turned off by accident in 3369.1). Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Quake IV' - Quakemas Multiplayer Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released three new multiplayer maps for Ravensoft's sci-fi FPS Quake 4 (Railed, Tremors and Campgrounds Redux). Read more for download links ...

Unlock Alternate Ending In 'Peter Jackson's King Kong' (ALL)

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft revealed that Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie features an un-lockable, exclusive alternate ending in which players can save the giant ape from his cinematic death, pilot an airplane and deliver Kong back home on his native Skull Island.

'Neverwinter Nights: Diamond' Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, experience every moment of one of the most popular role-playing adventures ever created. The entire Neverwinter Nights catalog — every challenge, every battle, every update — is now available to RPG fans in one complete package, including Bioware’s Aurora Toolset for easy module creation.

'Armored Core: Last Raven' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While its existence was revealed several months ago, Agetec today announced the North American release of Armored Core: Last Raven. The final Armored Core series installment for the PS2, Last Raven is the most intense mech game ever, featuring a full story mode where each selected mission has an immediate impact on the ultimate story outcome.

'The Saga of Ryzom' Launches New PvP Battlesystem

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today the launch of the Outposts. This new battle system offers unprecedented gameplay which gives a real meaning to PvP. The players will fight to gain the control of an Outpost, which hold rare raw materials indispensable to craft new powerful items, and will have to keep its control during epic guild vs. guild wars. Guilds have to strategically control their squads of NPCs if they want to treasure their Outpost!

'Chessmaster 10th Edition' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Chessmaster 10th Edition. This update brings your retail game to v1.03 but no specific details as to what it fixes are available at this point. Read more for download links ...

'Terrorist Takedown: War In Colombia' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are a soldier of U.S. Army Special Task Force, dropped behind the enemy lines with one and only goal – to eliminate the boss of Colombian cartel. During your mission you go through Colombian rainforest encountering on your way villages, towns and military camps. You have got different kinds of weapons at your disposal, from standard armament of an American soldier like M16 through a variety of pistols, sniper rifles to AT rocket launchers and grenade launchers.

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - v1.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an new update patch for Blue Byte's 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' This patch brings your retail game to v1.06 and adds two "cool down" options along with addressing a map editor crash, a couple of other editor bugs, and a multiplayer issue.

IncaGold Acquires Asylum Games

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IncaGold announced today it has integrated its Asylum Games division - a German mass-market publisher bought by IncaGold in May 2005 - into its existing operation for the Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (GAS) market.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Empires III is an RTS set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus discovered the new world. Ensemble has released the manual version of the v1.03 which includes new large maps, hotkey editor, matchmaking hotfix, networking and ESO enhancements, bug and crash fixes, etc.

'Silverfall' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monte Cristo today announced Silverfall, a fantasy style RPG under develop at its internal studio KievGames. Using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline Silverfall features large free roaming environments, 4 customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single and multiplayer (coop and PvP), ragdoll effect, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

'Football Manager 2006' - v6.0.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 5:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Football Manager 2006 is a comprehensive soccer management simulation offering a host of new features, including the ability for managers to negotiate with their board of directors. SIGames has released a new patch for its Football Manager 2006, bringing it to v6.0.2, which includes a ton of game fixes, enhancements, updated assets and match engine, and plenty more ...

'Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll' (NDS) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aiai, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby are back in true classic Super Monkey Ball style, in SEGA's NDS exclusive Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, with all-new gameplay control using the Nintendo DS stylus and wireless multiplayer modes!

'Cossacks 2: Battle for Europe' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV today revealed that GSC World is working on a new, standalone, expansion pack for its RTS Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. Battle For Europe is still situated in the Napoleon era, will offer new units and building, but also add three new nations to the mix.

'Kingdom Hearts II' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new.

'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Wins TIGA Award

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK Developer Rebellion has won the coveted Best PC/Console game of 2005 at the recent The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA) awards for Sniper Elite.

'Suikoden V' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing the series’ legacy, this newest Suikoden installment will take fans on an all-new epic adventure through never-before-seen continents located within the immense and exciting Suikoden universe. Read more to check some new, but low res, screens and trailer..

England Wins 'FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup' (X360) Tournament

by Rainier on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The second FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) has come to a spectacular close as ten finalists from all over the world battled it out for the coveted title of 'FIFA Interactive World Player 2005' on FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup for the Xbox 360.

PS2 Review - 'WWE Smackdown! vs Raw 2006'

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Enter the ring for the fight of your life against top WWE Superstars and if your good enough, the championship. WWE Smackdown! vs Raw 2006 will redefine the wrestling genre by delivering the deepest and most realistic wrestling experience ever, yet easy enough for casual gamers to pick up and play.

PSP Review - 'PoPoLoCrois'

by Joe Keiser on Dec. 20, 2005 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

PoPoLoCrois is a classic fantasy story featuring brand-new sequences from the animated TV series, new playable adventures, plus exciting battles with rich, vibrant colors and cel-shaded 2D graphics. You’ll be hooked on the delightful characters and animated storyline that is fun for all ages.