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Various Game Trailers #570

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 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 :

  • Quake 4 - QuakeCon 2005 ShakyCam Trailer (2)
  • Zatch Bell [NGC] - Trailer #2
  • Rampage: Total Destruction [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • SSX On Tour [PSP] - Trailer


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

'Whirlwind of Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whirlwind of Vietnam is a helicopter sim that depicts the most famous episodes of the war in a movie-style way. The main events of the game are well-known to the audience due to famous books and movies dedicated to the War such as We Were Soldiers, Apocalypse Now, Hamburger Hill and many others.

'Crash Dummy vs. The Evil D-Troit' (PSP/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crash Dummy vs. the evil D-Troit is a funny, non-violent action game full of special effects. Players take the role of the unique and exciting character called "Crash Dummy" who tries to save the future of his best friend and all the other Dummies.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the player’s quest for an “outstanding” victory.

Blizzard Closes 36,000 Diablo II Accounts For Cheating

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a sign of its zero-tolerance policy against cheating Blizzard just announced that it has just closed more than 36,000 accounts on Battle.net. More than 28,000 CD keys tied to these accounts have been disabled from Realm play on Battle.net for one month, and more than 3,000 CD keys have been permanently disabled from Realm play due to repeat offenses (thanks ve3d). Read more about it over here ...

'The Bug Factor' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bug Factor is a 3D mech shooter of wacky, over-the-top exobot action featuring an unlikely lot of special ops alien eradicators, the Debuggers. Hired to protect the Earth from all out extra-terrestrial domination, the Debuggers set out to locate and elimiate the source of the aliens' power, the Nuclear Pod. Read more for download links ...

'Lunar: Dragon Song' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lunar: Dragon Song, the first traditional fantasy RPG for Nintendo DS, takes players to 1,000 years before the events that occurred in the first game of the Lunar series, Lunar: The Silver Star. The game is the first original installment of the Lunar franchise to be released in more than 10 years.

'NTE: Navy Training Exercise - Strike and Retrieve' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Locate and secure Top Secret documents from within a downed, unmanned reconnaissance plane, all the while navigating challenging underwater terrain, surviving deep sea creature attacks and outwitting an opposing force; also on the trail of the downed plane. Read more for download links ...

'Devil Kings' (PS2) - 17 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Kings is a fast-paced action game set against a backdrop of a warring nation as feudal lords battle for land and power. Choose from a selection of heroic warriors and utilize their unique combat abilities to fight on the battlefields and unify the country. Devil Kings possesses compelling gameplay that will have gamers unleashing a variety of devastating attacks to triumph over every enemy.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2006 is a thorough evolution for the genre-leading series. Utilising a new game and database engine, a Transfer Market system with greater depth enabling more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section, it's set to be the most powerful edition in the series.

'Cuban Missile Crisis: Ice Crusade' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1967. The Cuban Missile Crisis that led to World War III continues. Use of nuclear weapons resulted in global cooling which changed history and aggravated the struggle for survival. Inspired by the takeover of Europe and Africa the Soviet government decides to start an unprecedented military operation called Ice Crusade.

Codemaster Readies Online Gaming Portal Launch

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters will launch an independently branded online gaming portal, Funsta.com in September to expand its presence in the online gaming market with a vast catalogue of games available for play through several distribution methods, including browser, download-purchase, subscription, micro transaction or via a dedicated gaming client, the Funsta Arcade.

Logitech Unveils G-Series Gaming Mice

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today unveiled two extreme-performance G-series gaming mice. These new mice, G7 Laser Cordless and G5 Laser Mouse, provide impressive specs, blazing speed, and a wide range of customization options. Read more for details ...

'Quake IV' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.

'Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil' (Xbox) - First Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resurrection of Evil picks up two years following the events of the original in a once forgotten and remote UAC research facility on Mars. Players wage a brutal war against an army of new demons and zombies including Hell's own Hunters, while utilizing incredible new weapons like the physics defying "grabber" and the return of the classic double-barreled shotgun.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher today announced Cold War has reached beta status. To mark the occasion, DreamCatcher is holding a call-for-entries for participants in the official beta test. The Cold War beta test sign-up is now open and will close August 17, 2005, at which point Dreamcatcher will select testers based on a variety of system configurations and locations. International entries are welcomed and encouraged.

'Sid Meiers Pirates!' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released a patch for Firaxis' action/adventure game Sid Meier's Pirates! This patch brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses a variety of bugs and game crashes, some graphic issues and several AI tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Dreamlords' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamlords is an MMORTS game currently in development over at Lockpick Entertainment. Scheduled for 2006, Dreamlords is a persistent world in which victories and hard work will not pass unnoticed. Everything gained will make the player stronger for the next encounter.

'Rampage: Total Destruction' (NGC/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced the newest addition to the Rampage series with the development of Rampage: Total Destruction. This latest installment reinvents the classic arcade series and offers up a wide array of playable monsters that have the ability to perform unique combo attacks and individual super moves.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Splash Damage and built on id Software's new MegaTexture rendering technology, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars transports players to the front lines of an epic new war for Earth.

'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that their much-anticipated Namco Museum 50th Anniversary has entered duplication. The game is due to boogie onto store shelves this August, and will be available for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA, and PC.

'World War II Combat: Road to Berlin' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced World War II Combat: Road to Berlin, a high-intensity first person shooter (FPS) set in and around the chaotic battle grounds of Berlin during the final days of World War II. Developed by Direct Action Games, creators of the SPEC OPS series, Combat: Task Force 121, World War II Combat: Road to Berlin features single player and multiplayer action modes on Xbox Live.

'Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dragon Quest VIII, the first time on the PS2, old meets new, as classic gameplay is married to sumptuous graphics, delivering a sweeping adventure. Characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by "cel-shading," bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese anime.

EA Europe Signs 'We Love Katamari' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Europe today announced plans to co-publish Namco's PS2 exclusive We Love Katamari in PAL territories, early 2006. We Love Katamari sees the return of the pocket-sized Prince and his merry band of multi-coloured cousins under the watchful eye of his Exalted Smugness, the King of All Cosmos.

'Counter-Strike: Source' And 'Half-Life 2' Get Steamy Update #26

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for Counter-Strike Source and Half-Life 2, mainly addressing a few mod issues and enabling low violence content. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

Atari Europe Signs 'GT Legends'

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a new engine, improved graphics and an extended list of features, GT Legends will provide high authenticity, a detailed presentation and thrilling entertainment behind the steering wheel of an untamed racing beast. 10TACLE Studios concludes a far-reaching distribution agreement with Atari for its new motor sports simulation GT Legends, extending their sales territory to Scandinavia and the German-speaking countries.

'WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within is an innovative next-generation 3D title with graphical style & visual look unlike any other current game. Drawing upon strong filmic narrative, a complex story unfolds, immersing the player into a vivd and complex world, far beyond that from conventional video games.

'Scooby-Doo! Unmasked' (GBA/NDS/ NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this action adventure platform game, players will assume the role of Scooby-Doo as he and the teenage sleuths of Mystery Inc. visit Fred's cousin Jed, a monster movie set designer. They'll find Jed has disappeared and his animatronics are out of control, sending mechanical monsters haywire and making Jed the prime suspect. Players must stop the creepy costumed characters, unmask the truth and prove Jed's innocence.

'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei Europe today announced plans to publish Gust's RPG title Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana for the PS2. The European release of Atelier Iris is scheduled for Q1 2006.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Delayed - Demo Plans

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starship Troopers is based on the movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! An update on the Empire Interactive forum revealed that the game is slightly delayed in the UK, moving from its original October release date to September 23rd, and also revealed a demo will be released on September 1st (thanks Blues).

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Haven & Inferno Faction - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Read more for details and the Haven & Inferno factions...

PC Review - 'Laser Squad Nemesis'

by Katarani on Aug. 11, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Laser Squad Nemesis is a tactical warfare game which combines a unique and innovative turn-based combat system with the action of real-time strategy games. The North American retail version includes 20+ missions in 4 single campaigns, and a complimentary 3-month subscription to additional online campaigns and updates.