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Various Game Trailers #555

by Judy on July 25, 2005 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Darkwatch - Intro Movie
  • Daxter (PSP) - Trailer
  • FIFA 06 [X360] - Xbox Summit 2005 Trailer
  • Incrazyball - Trailer
  • Nascar: Total Team Control (PS2/Xbox) - Trailer
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo (PSP) - Trailer


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

'Officers' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The non-linear plot saves the established facts of the war beginning and allows to lead to the Victory any of three sides: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, uses the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

UK Study Shows 84% of Teens Play Pirated Games

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Brunel study released today paints a clear picture of the demographics and reasoning behind videogame piracy. The research, conducted by Alex Dodge from the School of Business and Management provides an in-depth look at why gamers, between the age of 15-18, download pirate copies.

'Dragonshard' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Jagged Alliance 3D' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jagged Alliance 3D is a classic turn-based tactical strategy with strong RPG elements. It offers well known mechanics and atmosphere of the original games, as well as the pleasure of meeting good old friends - A.I.M. mercenaries. The action now takes place in a highly interactive environment where you have a possibility to destroy almost everything.

EA Rolls Back 'Battlefield 2' Stats

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today people reported that certain individuals managed to hack into EA's Battlefield 2 stats server and as a result unlocked all weapons for friends & family. EA responded "All of the changes made will be rolled back in the next couple hours. Users may have to rechoose any unlocks they would have legitimately made in the last day or so as a result of the roll-back, but no stats should be lost."

'Rush for Berlin' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union. Read more for some new screens ...

'Bounty Hounds' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The player takes the role of Maximillan, the leader of "Bounty Hounds" – a ruthless band of mercenaries. The mission is to engage in battle with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI) spread across planets and unfold a sinister plot between a corporation and ETI that threatens to take over the world.

Federal Government Cranks Up The Hot Coffee Heat

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an onverwhelming 355-21 vote, the House passed a resolution asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Rockstar and Take Two to see if they intentionally deceived the ESRB over hidden, sexually explicit scenes in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

'Gretzky NHL '06' (PSP/PS2) - Screens

by Judy on July 25, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due to hit stores in September (PS2) and October (PSP), Gretzky NHL '06 is set to retake the virtual ice with an all-new mode that is easy to pick up and play for the new hockey fan or casual gamer, yet incorporates all the hard hitting ,fast paced action that hard-core hockey fans crave from their sport... plus it provides an opportunity to skate with "the Great One."

'GripShift' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GripShift is one of the first video games for the PSP system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

'Splinter Cell 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - First Details

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the first details from the next game in the Splinter Series have been revealed. According to rumors, there will be a PS2 edition available, but no PS3 version. SC4 is situated in 2007 and will take you to various places such as Madrid, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Berlin. There are quite a few new features added to the new title, such as the requirement for Sam Fisher to find food and eat on longer missions, exercising to stay in shape, using a raft in certain missions, and although no specifics were disclosed, co-op mode will return (thanks JeuxFrance). While this info is to be taken with a grain of salt, Splinter Cell 4 is expected on all platforms in March 2006.

Video Game Industry Fights Back Against Politics

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The computer and video game industry will file a lawsuit today seeking to prevent implementation of Illinois HB 4023, a bill limiting the sale and rental of computer and video games, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today. Joining in the complaint are the Video Software Dealers Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. In similar cases in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Washington State, virtually identical bills were struck down.

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' (Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moto GP 3 has taken the thrill of the first two titles and doubled it, taking the franchise beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing through the introduction of high-adrenaline street racing in Extreme Mode. Players can hone their skills on the streets, experiencing the carnival-like atmosphere that follows the Grand Prix Championship around the world.

'NRA High Power Competition' Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The second title in the NRA Shooting Sports Game Series, NRA High Power Competition, was released today by Interactive Sports Entertainment and Marketing, Inc. "ISE"(formerly Speedco Shooting Sports, Inc.). NRA High Power Competition brings all of the fun and competition of one of the most popular forms of military style competitive shooting to the PC.

'Anarchy Online' First Title to Feature Dynamic Video Ads

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom has once again broken away from the pack to bring a bold new direction for advertisement in videogames. By working in conjunction with Massive Incorporated, Funcom is now offering dynamically delivered video ads in Anarchy Online. The new advertising elements accompany the dynamic billboard ads introduced earlier this spring.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.

'Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike' (Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that its Xbox exclusive Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike has gone gold and will ship to retail August 2.

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Ridge Racer 6 for the X360, which will take full advantage of the new platform's capabilities with in-depth multiplayer functionality, unprecedented vehicle control and immersive sound and visual effects to provide the most adrenaline-rich arcade driving experience yet.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to lead the way this holiday season.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - v1.2r Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio has released a new patch for its cycling manager. This update brings your retail game to v1.2r and adds over a dozen new races, interface adjustments, multiplayer tweaks, fixes a few graphical glitches, etc. Read more for download links ...

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice Talent

by Judy on July 25, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Michael Clarke Duncan will star as the villainous Blackmore and Rachel Griffiths will lend her voice to Jordan in Midway Games' video game horror sequel "The Suffering: Ties That Bind."

'Spinout' (PSP/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK developer Icon Games today announces its new PSP title 'Spinout', a fresh original racing title in which the player races their spherical craft (Xorb) around a selection of high-rise courses.

Konami Acquires 'American Idol' (ALL) Video Game Rights

by Judy on July 25, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced a multi-year agreement with FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, co-producer and licensor of American Idol, that gives the company the exclusive interactive video game rights for American Idol.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | 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. Read more to check out the latest visual goodness.

DTP Signs 'Shadowgrounds'

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Germany publisher dtp has just signed Frozenbyte's action-shooter Shadowgrounds. Featuring straight arcade-shooter gameplay with suspense and survival horror-elements, yet the looks is all but retro: with realtime shadows and lightning effects the top-down view Shadowgrounds is totally "2005".

Xbox Summit 2005 Reveals Japanese Launch Titles

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Microsoft announced its Japanese Xbox 360 line-up during the Xbox Summit 2005. During the presentation quite a few new titles were unveiled such as Namco's Ride Racer 6, Konami's Winning Eleven. Tecmo has no less than 4 titles planned (including DoA Xtreme 2). Read more for additional details ...

'Auto Assault' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

Rock Band Competition For 'Burnout' Soundtrack

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has joined forces with Gibson Guitar and Hard Rock International to launch a European-wide music competition for a place on a videogame soundtrack. Dubbed the Burnout Bandslam!, unsigned acts from across Europe can enjoy a summer of hot competition in Hard Rock Cafes in four countries across Europe, for a chance to be featured in a future Burnout game.

Xbox 360 Will Launch Worldwide in 2005

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced today that it would launch its new Xbox 360 console in Japan and Europe in time for the year-end holiday shopping season. Microsoft had already announced plans to launch the console this year in the United States ahead of the holiday season, which begins in late November. It had previously said Japanese and European launches would follow within six weeks. X360 will feature three PowerPC-based microprocessors joined onto one chip to deliver powerful computing and advanced graphics, as well as a detachable 20-gigabyte hard drive and a wireless controller.

PS2 Review - 'Colosseum: Road to Freedom'

by Alicia on July 25, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Koei takes a trip back into Roman history with Colosseum: the Road to Freedom. Trace the life of a Roman gladiator from his first few bouts as a lowly slave to his final days of glory in the Roman Colosseum. Design your gladiator's history, appearance, and fighting style, and then train his body so he can stay on his feet in even the longest battles. Or, if you just want some quick action, visit arena mode and choose to fight in any of the arenas or modes you've beaten in the main game.

Xbox Preview - '187 Ride or Die'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on July 25, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

'Pirates of the XXI Century' - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the XXI Century is a new FPS in the works over at Eastern European developer DioSoft. Not much info is available at this point but Pirates of the XXI Century revolves around modern day sea pirates with action taking place on load, air, sea and even underwater. You will be able to play as either a member of Hong Kong’s triads, modern day pirate or soldier of US Special Forces and have use of about 30 weapons.

EA Takes Over Vivendi's 'Lord of the Rings' Book License

by Rainier on July 25, 2005 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed a pact with New Line Cinema extending its rights to make games based on The Lord of the Rings franchise using images and actor likenesses from the pic trilogy. In addition, EA has now also signed a deal with with Tolkien Enterprises for J.R.R. Tolkien's literary trilogy, previously in the hands of Vivendi, giving it rights to use events and characters from the books not used in the pics.