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Various Game Trailers #664

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 11:41 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 :

  • MLB '06: The Show [PS2] - Trailer
  • Crashday - Trailer #3
  • Sonic Riders [NGC/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #2
  • Mobile Suit Saga: A New Dawn [PS2] - Trailer


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

Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible List Updated Again...

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 8:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time since the Xbox 360 launch Microsoft updated its list of backwards compatible Xbox titles, adding Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon franchises to the list, eight titles in total. Unfortunately the joy was short lived as shortly thereafter, it was pulled again due to actually making other titles not work anymore, one of those being Halo 2. The new update apparently made the game only playable in 4x3 dimensions, and not the 16x9 format used by HD TVs, while also the graphics became distorted. Microsoft was made aware, pulled the new update for its emulator and a new version should be available shortly.

UPDATE : Microsoft has released a working patch which is now available through Xbox Live

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - v1.3 Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront has released another updated demo featuring the same two training missions with the T-72B and one exciting combat mission where the player commands a T-55A tank. Additionally, the in-game 3D Encyclopedia allows you to explore all the units featured in the full game. This demo is based on the all new v1.3 version of the game and includes all the updated features and fixes from the patch.

'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos in conjunction with Highway 1 Productions, takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming action video game 25 To Life. 25 To Life is being developed by Avalanche Software and will be available for PS2, Xbox and PC. Read more for new screens..

'Brothers in Arms' Gets Multiplayer DeathMatch

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gearbox Software's community manager Allison "ennui" Berryman sends word that one of their developers has been working on a DM/TDM mod for BiA (both titles), which he has released to the community. One of the most requested gameplay modes for BiA was a traditional deathmatch, and Jeffrey Broome spent his time developing one to invigorate the multiplayer aspect of the game. You can get more info, source code and the actual mods over here ...

'World Racing 2' - v1.3.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars. Synetic has released the first patch its racing game bringing your retail game to v1.3.3 which fixes a ForceFeedback issue, scalable AI, a few multiplayer and gameplay tweaks.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is situated in 1598 and will have several new features and additions over previous titles, such as a new camera system, updated graphics and optimized gameplay mechanics.

Official 'TOCA Race Driver 3' Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The TOCA Race Driver 3 demo released last month wasn't really the official version, more of a promo deal for Honda. Codemasters revealed today that an expanded demo will be released later this month and will feature three tracks, with a choice of three cars, and three series (DTM, V8 and the new Baja Offroad Racing). We will, of course, have it on our fileserver network as soon as it's available.

'Final Fight: Streetwise' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set within Capcom's Final Fight universe, this mission-based action game calls for players to use their street smarts and powerful fighting skills to survive the back alleys of Metro City. Classic Capcom fighting action, expansive 3D environments, and diverse gameplay await those when Final Fight: Streetwise is released this winter.

'Quake 4' Seismic Showdown Tournament

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpot will be hosting the QUAKE 4 Seismic Showdown tournament on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16 where gamers will have the chance to compete for $2000 in cash prizes, with the top winner taking home up to $1000. In the contest, 64 players will battle against each other in a series of single elimination 1-on-1 Deathmatch games where fraggers’ will need to defeat every opponent in order to move on to the next round.

'Innocent Life' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest title in the Harvest Moon RPG franchise is coming to the PSP under the name of Innocent Life. Developed by Arte Piazza, Innocent Life changes setting from a rural environment to a more sci-fi surrounding. The game takes place on a small island in the near future, and as before you will be growing flowers and vegetables. You no longer play as a human, but a humanoid robot, created by his scientist father Dr. Hope.

'Diplomacy' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy. Paradox has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.3 adding some new features, imporving the interface and fixes a few bugs.

Ubisoft's Q1 2006 Release Schedule Reveals New Titles

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released its Q1 2006 financial results, which reports an overall increase of 20%. More importantly, the January-March 2006 release schedule was included, which sheds light on quite a few new titles. For starters, Brothers in Arms is coming to the PSP, Blazing Angels gets an X360 edition, 187: Ride or Die is getting a PSP version under the name of Street Riders, Splinter Cell Essentials has been confirmed, and it seems that Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is no longer coming to the Gamecube. Read more for the full list.

'Keepsake' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Keepsake will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste. Frogster has released a German demo for Wicked Studios' adventure game allowing you to check out an intro movie and an early part of the game/tutorial.

'Project Zero 3: The Tormented' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 7:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Europe announced today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Tecmo for its PS2 exclusive Project Zero 3: The Tormented, scheduled for Feb. 24th 2006.

'Tortuga: Pirate's Revenge' Now Known As 'Tortuga: Two Treasures'

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ascaron announced todya that its latest title in the Tortuga franchise has been renamed from Pirate's Revenge to Tortuga: Two Thrones. Ascaron has added additional storywriters to the team, and as a result the game expanded beyond its original boundaries, and so a name change was in order.

NovaLogic Fined For Using Unlicensed Software

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The VenturaCountyStar is reporting that per day the Business Software Alliance (BSA) investigates about 700 companies suspected of using unlicensed software. Wednesday the BSA announced it had fined five L.A.-area businesses more than $500,000 for using software for which they did not have licenses, one of those businesses was Delta Force developer NovaLogic Inc (thanks Team AWG).

Sony Claims PS3 Still On Track For Spring 2006 Launch

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Despite rampant rumors of delay, Sony said on Thursday that it remained on track to roll out its new PlayStation 3 by spring 2006. The timing is of particular importance, as the PS3 will include Sony's new Blu-ray next-generation DVD technology. Having the console ready simultaneously as the Blu-ray would mean a great advantage, as it provides them with an instant user base.

'The Outfit' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Call of Duty 2'

by Eric on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. CoD 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns.

Xbox Review - 'L.A. Rush'

by Hugh McHarg on Dec. 9, 2005 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

L.A. Rush recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica.