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Various Game Trailers #569

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 11:50 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 :

  • Total Overdose [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Painkiller [Xbox] - Trailer #2
  • Half-Life 2: Aftermath - Trailer


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

'The Settlers V: Heritage of Kings - Legends' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers V: Heritage of Kings - Legends is scheduled for release in September and will feature 4 campaigns, 17 missions, new singleplayer as well as multiplayer maps, improved editor. One of the main additions is more interaction with the environment, a new landscape type (coastal) and a little bit more focus on building structures.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. Rise & Fall places players directly in the heart of combat as a heroic general fighting side-by-side with their troops as one of history's eight greatest heroes battling to bring victory to their nation on the battlefield.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Rush is an innovative racing videogame based on the sport of competitive street racing and the fanatical, ruthless lifestyles of those involved. Read more for some new screens & ingame footage...

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League is being developed by Midway's Chicago in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football.

'International Sport Shooting 2006' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher dtp announced today that it has signed an agreement with Independent Arts, known for games such as Against Rome, and Warcommander, for its newest game International Sport Shooting 2006. Not many details were revealed yet, but Independent Arts said ISS 2006 will feature several disciplines, amonst others skeet shooting, various rifle and gun classes, while factors such as wind and respiration will add to the realistic nature of the game, currently scheduled for October 2005.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Criterion is working full speed on their latest Burnout 3 edition, but a few months ago at E3 it was also revealed that they are developing a brand new console shooter, "Black." While Criterion is new to the FPS genre, they have the utmost confidence that their modern day shooter will bring never before seen intensity. In Black you play as an American Covert Ops soldier going up against all sorts of foes in an Eastern European setting.

New Developer 'Republik Games' Working on Online Dating Game

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games Senior Producer Robert Coshland has left the Disney games division to start up studio Republik Games, Inc. as CEO. The new company is already at work on a soon-to-be-announced online dating game and a related web community.

Activision Value No Longer Publishing MadMinute Games

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MadMinute Games and Activision Value have amicably parted ways. The Take Command Series will no longer be published under the Activision Value label. MadMinute Games, Inc. will announce their next title in October 2005.

'Serious Sam II' Will Get Deathmatch Patch

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take2's Serious Sam II multiplayer details announcement yesterday stirred up a bit of a ruckus due to the lack of any deathmatch support, and today fan site Seriously! received confirmation from developer Croteam it will release a patch after the game's initial launch that will add/enable multiplayer deathmatch. Whether this was initially plannend or due to fanbase pressure was not specified.

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Bounty Hounds' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Bounty Hounds, a third-person weapons-based action game for the PSP. In Bounty Hounds, players utilize a massive selection of weapons and armor in order to fight more than 40 alien species across 40 expansive missions in a future gone awry.

'Dragonshard' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:50 a.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. Already revealed a few months ago, Atari today official announced that it will release Liquid Entertainments RTS Dragonshard on September 20, 205.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer. Though few details about TC:NYC have been revealed, it will presumably have a similar moral-ambiguity system where Marcus can be either a good or a (very) bad cop.

'Horizons' - Free Trial Period Extended

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tulga Games has been hard at work, with vast game improvements and innovations, especially relating to the powerful Dragons. For a limited time Tulga Games are extending the free trial period from 7 to 14 days, allowing you to experience the only game in the world that lets you breathe fire, learn to fly, and become a fearsome adult Dragon. Horizons takes place in the fantasy world of Istaria and, in addition to Dragons, includes ten other unique player races, dramatic combat spells, awesome monsters, player-built cities and a compelling crafting system.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company launched the official Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None web site, the first ever video game based on the novel by the Queen of Crime due out this November for the PC. Mystery fans and adventure gamers can begin their investigation by visiting the website where they will find the latest information on the game, view character bios, artwork, and learn more about Agatha Christie.

'Ankh' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ankh is a point and click adventure game in development over at German Deck 13. You play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.

Great People In 'Civilization IV' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages. Firaxis producer Barry Caudill tells us more about the 'Great People' feature.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Far Cry' - v1.33 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Crytek's Far Cry. This Win32 update patch brings your retail version to v1.33, and fixes a server crash, resolves some cheating issues, and checks so that only 1.33 clients can connect to 1.33 servers. Read more for download links ...

'NIBIRU: Age of Secrets' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company announced today that NIBIRU: Age of Secrets, known in Europe as NIBIRU:Messenger of the Gods, has reached gold status. NIBIRU will begin shipping in North America at the end of this month.

'Saints Row' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter.

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.

'Battlefield 2' Over One Million Served And Counting

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that, based on internal sell-in data, Battlefield 2 has sold more than 1.2M copies worldwide, bringing the overall Battlefield franchise to 7.2M.

'The Bourne Identity' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi announced today that it has signed a 10-year licensing deal with Ludlum Entertainment to develop games based on author Robert Ludlum's spy novels Bourne and Cover One, but not the movie content, so don't expect Matt Damon to make his game debut just yet.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.

Xbox Review - 'Advent Rising'

by Corey Owen on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine, it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe.

Gamefactory Interactive Acquires MiST land South

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamefactory Interactive announced today that it has acquired Zelenograd studio MiST land South and all its holdings, and also that it has named MiST land South's president Vitaly Shutov to Development Director of PC-projects of GFi company.

'HistWar: Les Grognards' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Histwar: Les Grognards! is a revolutionary Napoleonic strategic and tactical war game that thrusts you into the thrilling and challenging role of the Commander In Chief of one of the many powerful Napoleonic armies between the years 1805 -1814 including the mighty French, Austrian and Russians.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 2005 World Tournament Champion Crowned

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

First there were fourteen, and then eight, and finally only one remained. Players from all around the world, including the US, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, UK, and Sweden participated in the 2005 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Tournament Championship this past weekend in Tokyo, Japan.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media have today announced that work on its Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory flight simulation has been completed and the game is prepped for take off and fully loaded for its August 26th release.