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Various Game Trailers #584

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 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 :

  • Rainbow Six: Lockdown - Technology Trailer
  • Battlefield 2: Special Forces - Trailer
  • Stacked with Daniel Negreanu - Character Customization Trailer
  • Black & White 2 - Making of Trailer #5
  • Evil Dead: Regeneration - Trailerpack


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

Matrix Games Signs 'Starships Unlimited III'

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is proud to announce the signing of ApeZone's Starships Unlimited III. Matrix Games published the previous game in the acclaimed space strategy game series under the title Starships Unlimited: Divided Galaxies.

'Paradise City' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Paradise City, developed by Sirius Games, formerly known as Media Mobsters, you take on the role of Luca Valerio experiencing how the living city with its civilians, businessmen, law enforcers, traffic jams, gangs and hordes low-life create perfect scenery for an opportunistic “businessman” with big ambitions (thanks Blues).

Steam Client Gets Steamy Update #27

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This update adds Blue Shift game & icon, updates drivers for Source games, and adds support for H-L1 High Definition model pack. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.

'Half Life 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Half Life 2 for the Xbox defines a new benchmark in console gaming with startling realism and responsiveness. Powered by Source technology, Half-Life 2 for Xbox features the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed, advanced AI, stunning graphics and physical gameplay.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the very shores of molten lava where he defeated Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan guides players on quests that span the planet Mustafar – some of which might even convert devotees of the dark side over to a more virtuous path.

'East Front' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

East Front is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.

'DDR Extreme' (PS2) Scores At The MTV Music Awards

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today announced that Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME (DDR EXTREME) won the best video game soundtrack award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which occurred on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida.

'DICE' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When a problem arises in the Sarbylion Galaxy, it’s DICE (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) to the rescue. And when their special training and skills aren't enough, they rely on their Dinobreakers, which can transform from Vehicle Mode to Dino Mode, to help get the job done!

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 2:03 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.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis announced today that The Sims 2 Nightlife has gone gold and will ship on September 15th under the EA brand. With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Ubisoft Signs 'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has signed an exclusive deal with Red Mile Entertainment to publish and distribute the Heroes of the Pacific video game in North America for the PS2, Xbox and PC. Heroes of the Pacific is a dramatic World War II aerial combat-action game developed by IR Gurus of Australia.

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:20 a.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.

'Savage: Battle for Newerth' Developer Working On New Title

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games experienced phenomenal success with its groundbreaking PC title, "Savage: Battle for Newerth," and the team has been working diligently to present an even more compelling game experience with its latest project. The developer/publisher plans to make another announcement that will unveil the shroud of mystery surrounding this title very soon.

'World of Warcraft' Hits 4 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced today that its subscription-based MMORPG World of Warcraft has reached more than 1 million paying customers in North America. This brings the total population for Blizzard's to more than 4 million paying customers.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results.

Hollywood Celebrities Sign On For 'Call of Duty 2' (ALL) Voice-overs

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has signed a squadron of actors to voice several of the main characters for Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild combines thrilling coasters with extreme animal parks. This game is much more than an expansion with more coasters, new characters and gameplay additions that extend the RollerCoaster Tycoon experience. Dozens of new adrenalin pumping attractions and breathtaking rides will make fans roar with delight - it's an all-new spin on this popular franchise.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 for the Xbox has reached gold status. The much anticipated action game will ship to North American retailers on September 13, 2005, in time for the back-to-school season.

'Shadow The Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow The Hedgehog, an exciting new spin-off from SEGA’s best-selling Sonic The Hedgehog series, is currently in development at SEGA Studio USA, under the direction of Takashi Iizuka, lead developer of Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2/ Battle, and Sonic Heroes.

Funcom Secures Extra Funding

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom, known for Anarchy Online and the upcoming Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, has secured a €5 million equity investment from Nordic Venture Partners (NVP). The investment is a further testament to Funcom being a world-class developer and publisher of online games, and will further aid the company in developing and publishing online games.

'Suikoden Tactics' (PS2) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Suikoden Tactics is set before, during and after the events of Suikoden IV and the game follows the adventures of a young new hero, Kyril as he uncovers the dark secrets behind the magical Rune Cannons.

'WWE Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) DropKicks Into Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific today announced that its Gamecube exclusive WWE Day of Reckoning 2 has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Continuing the popular series with a full-scale offering of action, excitement and attitude, WWE Day of Reckoning 2 was developed by Yuke's Co., Ltd. in Japan.

'Bet On Soldier' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows 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.

'Titan Quest' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action role-playing game set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. With an arsenal of more than a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment, players will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts in their quest to save humankind from the Titans.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - v1.00.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This patch brings your retail game to v1.00.03 and adds performance improvements, and fixes various game issues.

Namco and Sony Reach Settlement Over Pac-Man Sound Bite

by Judy on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco and Sony BMG Music announced today that the companies have settled a complaint filed by Namco alleging that sounds from its video game Pac-Man were used in the song of a Sony BMG artist. The song cited was "Game Over," by Sony BMG recording artist Lil' Flip from his album U Gotta Feel Me.

'Mario Superstar Baseball' (NGC) Slides into Stores

by Judy on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Play ball" today, with the launch of Mario Superstar Baseball for Nintendo GameCube. Players choose their captains from more than 20 beloved characters in the Mario universe, including Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Wario and Waluigi, who all have a unique Star Skill that allows them to perform a special move while pitching or batting.

'Nexuiz' - v1.2 Updated Download/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. This 1.2 adds full CTF, Domination and Teamplay support, new Runematch mode, two new CTF maps, reduced falldamage, and the usual game tweaks and big fixes. Read more for download links ...

Climax Expands Its Los Angeles Studio With Key Talent

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax announces today that Erik Gloersen is appointed as the new Climax LA Studio Head. Joining Gloersen will be an elite creative team credited with many award winning titles including: Medal of Honor, GoldenEye, Call of Duty and Spiderman.

'We Love Katamari' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that We Love Katamari has gone gold, which is scheduled to launch on September 20th exclusively for the PS2. Last year's release of Katamari Damacy attracted fans from all over the cosmos, and these same fans will drive the brilliant storyline of the sequel, We Love Katamari.

'SoulCalibur III' (PS2) - 63 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul Calibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors.

'80 Days' - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

Xbox Preview - 'L.A. Rush'

by Kris Graft on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Xbox Review - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Evan Kaigle on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes their way to the PlayStation 2 in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. This collection features famous characters, all of the great fighting teams, and introduces the now-popular Multi-Shift System.