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Various Game Trailers #573

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 9:17 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 :

  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow [PS2] - Trailer
  • GUN - Trailer #3
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins - Trailer #3
  • Dragonshard - Trailer #7


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

'F.E.A.R. Director's Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 9:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Vivendi revealed plans to release a director's edition of Monolith's upcoming sci-fi/horror shooter F.E.A.R. This enhanced edition will include several extras such as: live action "Declassified" interviews with Alma, behind the scenes documentary video, developer's Roundtable Commentary video, F.E.A.R. machinima episodes, F.E.A.R. comic book created by Dark Horse Comics (in-box), a chance to win the "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes (in-box), and all the F.E.A.R. installation files conveniently on one DVD-ROM (thanks Blues).

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Facts & 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Gretzky NHL '06' (PSP/PS2) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 8:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Offering true hockey fans what no other hockey videogame can, Gretzky NHL 2006 is the only game designed with insight from The Great One. Due to hit stores in October, Gretzky NHL '06 for PSP is set to retake the virtual ice with the right combination of an authentic hockey simulation and arcade elements to appeal to the casual gamer and the hard-core hockey fan.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.

'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Barbarian Invasion starts just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. Romulus Augustulus successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians’ are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory. There are many, many challenges for a Roman to face - and some may be almost unbeatable

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'Geist' (NGC) Finally Arrives in Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you like games that let you blast your way from start to finish, then Geist is definitely NOT for you. The distinctive adventure, developed by n-Space and published by Nintendo, launches today exclusively for GameCube. It's the thinking-player's first-person game, where players solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and use their ghostly possession abilities to advance the storyline.

'Unreal Championship 2' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway & Epic Games announced today that new downloadable content for Unreal Championship 2 is available now for download via Xbox Live. Gamers who have purchased the retail game will be able to expand their gaming experience with 4 new maps and 10 new characters (+ Combos). Read more for details ...

'NBA '06' (PSP/PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With new shooting mechanics and mini-games, a robust trading card system where gamers can share virtual cards in ad-hoc mode, and wireless infrastructure gameplay capability, NBA '06 for PSP is ready to provide serious basketball gaming action on the go.

JoWooD Signs On With Xfire

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions today announced it has enterted into an international marketing offensive with Xfire, Inc. Through this partnership, gamers will be able to meet their friends online, join their friend's games and receive all the latest information about JoWooD games, all at the same time!

'Radiata Stories' (PS2) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to journey through a living, breathing fantasy world in the Square-Enix/tri-ACE co-production Radiata Stories. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inuyasha: Feudal Combat allows fans of the television shows and fighting games alike to partner two characters from the series to duke it out in ancient Japan. Featuring 12 playable fighters from the dog demon Inuyasha to the evil shape-shifter Naraku, Inuyasha: Feudal Combat promises an original battle system in a sweeping fairy tale setting where demons and magic roam freely in feudal Japan.

2K Sports Signs Shaquille O'Neal As NBA 2K6 (PS2/Xbox/X360) Cover Athlete

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that powerhouse Miami Heat center, Shaquille O'Neal will be the cover athlete and official spokesperson for NBA 2K6. The latest installment in the NBA 2K series promises fans the most complete and entertaining basketball experience with new offensive and defensive post play elements, developed with direct input from O'Neal.

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth.

MadMinute Games Signs Publishing Agreement With Naval Warfare Simulations

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week MadMinute Games announced it was no longer partnering with Activision Value, and today MMG let us know that it has joined forces with Naval Warfare Simulations to publish their next game in the Take Command Series. Current plans have MMG announcing the title and release date in October 2005. NWS has a very successful online computer game store where they specialize in war games. NWS has long been the favorite store for purchasers of CWBR, providing very reasonable shipping rates and prices.

'Age of Empires III' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

Microsoft Selects Exent Technologies For Digital Distribution

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has signed Exent Technologies to be Microsoft's first worldwide aggregation partner for digital distribution.

'Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport' Coming To NDS/PSP/PS2/Xbox ?

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to developer Neko Entertainment is it. Currently working on Crazy Frog Racing for Digital Jesters, the French developer claims to also be working on porting BoS and it will be finished in about 8/10 months. Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, allowing players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill. Publisher Digital Jesters whoever was un-aware of any such projects.

'Chaos Field' (NGC) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O~3 Entertainment today announced that they will publish Chaos Field for GameCube in North America. The game is expected to be available at retail for Holiday 2005.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world's most decisive moments in history.

'City of Villains' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

when you pre-order City of Villains you will receive an exclusive in-game Arachnos costume piece, a limited edition "Lord Recluse versus Statesman" poster, CoV videos, art, wallpapers, screenshots, a Rogue Isles map, a City of Heroes comic book and other valuable offers. Pre-ordering also get you access to the game's beta testing and a two-day head-start over other players before the official game launch later this year.

Atari Bringing Three Titles to GenCon Indy 2005

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it will showcase three of its most eagerly anticipated video games at Gen Con Indy 2005, taking place August 18-21, 2005, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Titles scheduled to be on display include Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, Dragonshard, and The Matrix: Path of Neo.

'Heroes of the Pacific' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of the Pacific puts players at the controls of the fiercest fighter planes of WWII, in an era where dog-fighting and aerial combat skill meant the difference between victory or defeat for the U.S. Navy. Codemasters has released a demo for IR Gurus Interactive's action flight sim Heroes of the pacigic allowing you to try out 3 singleplayer missions, and one multiplayer map. Read more for download links ...

'Crash Dummy vs. The Evil D-Troit' (PSP/Xbox/PC) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 5:35 a.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.

Atari Gamers Day 2005 (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Atari has its annual gamers/press day, Atari University 2005. We have fresh new screenshots for you to check out from the follow games :

  • Dragon Ball Z:Budokai Tenkaichi
  • Dragonshard
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online
  • Mark Ecko's Getting Up Contest Under Pressure
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo
  • Indigo Prophecy

'Bubble Bobble Revolution' (NDS) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games today announced that the classic Taito arcade title Bubble Bobble will be the next videogaming legend to be updated for Rising Star's "Revolution" games brand on the Nintendo DS. Read more for screens and details of input from Igusa Matsuyama, the character artist behind Harvest Moon's charming protagonists and supporting cast.

PC Review - 'Domination'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and the Phantom League on distant planets, including sci-fi land, sea and air warfare at a grand-strategy level. The game inherits all of the remarkable features of the original game and deepens the Massive Assault player experience through increased gameplay options and new strategic challenges.

PC Preview - 'Quake IV'

by Matt Mefford on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Xbox Preview - 'Dynasty Warriors 5'

by Alicia on Aug. 15, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.