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Various Game Trailers #687

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 11:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Sonic Riders [NGC/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #5
  • FUEL [Xbox/PC] - Trailer
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - Trailerpack


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

'Source Engine SDK' Gets Steamy Update #37

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest major update to its Source Engine SDK. This update adds support for editing Day of Defeat Source, High Dynamic Range lighting support and new Hammer Editor features. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'In The Hustle: Detroit Streets' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Previously available on the PSP, Activision and Blade Interactive are bringing The Hustle: Detroit Streets to PS2 and Xbox on February 22nd. In The Hustle: Detroit Streets you are an unknown pool player, down on luck and out of money, and you must make a name for yourself by becoming the top player in the city by racking up points and earning cash.

'Rugby 06' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 50 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 4:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rugby 06 will challenge gamers to compete in a host of the World's most prestigious rugby competitions including the Six Nations, Lions Tour, Tri Nations, Guinness Premiership and the Super 14.

Running With Scissors Reponds to Jack Thompson Going 'POSTAL'

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

POSTAL developer Running With Scissors' CEO Vince Desi issued a statement regarding the recent knife attack in a synagogue in Moscow and the subsequent deluge of disinformation from attorney Jack Thompson along with international news agencies has placed Running With Scissors in a position where they must respond. Read more for the full statement...

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'AND 1: Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the launch of the official AND 1: Streetball website, scheduled to ship for the PS2 and Xbox in March 2006. Visitors will be updated regularly with new details and game info, exclusive music tracks, screens, highlight clips from real life AND 1 MixTape Footage, wallpapers, videos and plenty more.

'Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code is the next game in the Untold Legends series following the top- selling Brotherhood of the Blade. The Warrior's Code is an entirely new RPG, as compared to its predecessor, with an evolutionary interactive combat engine, new 3D enhanced graphics, special effects and lighting.

'Dead Rising' (X360) Launch Date Gets Pushed Back

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in December 2005 Capcom had updated the projected release date for Dead Rising to May 2, 2006, but that now once again seems to be changed as it has been pushed back to Summer 2006. Dead Rising follows the harrowing tale of the overzealous freelance photojournalists Frank West, as he struggles to survive an endless stream of zombies. Players will have full reign of a realistic shopping center, utilizing anything they find to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic.

'Warship Gunner 2' (PS2) and 'Samurai Warriors: State of War' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that the Tactical Action game, Samurai Warriors: State of War for PSP, and the naval action game, Warship Gunner 2 for the PS2 are scheduled for North American release in March 2006.

'Trackmania Nations' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Trackmania Nations ESWC edition is a fast-paced racing game involving precision and agility specially built for competition. Trackmania Nations features new environment (Stadium), new car, new blocks and new gameplay. 54 countries will determine the outcome over 6 months with the finals to be played from 27th June to 2nd July 2006 in Paris - Bercy, for a grand total of $40,000.

'25 to Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Shoots Its Way to Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos is putting the power of the streets in your hands as the blazing new game 25 To Life ships today! Play as either cops or gangsters, in this urban-based third person shooter. The game delivers intense online gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich single player experience.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In “Painkiller: Hell Wars,” gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Samurai Shodown V' (Xbox) Shows Up In Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK announced today that it has shipped its Xbox exclusive Samurai Shodown V, one of SNK's greatest fighting franchises now features full Xbox Live online game service support and the addition of Tournament Mode.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers. Film-quality graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer.

Analysts Doubt PS3 Launch Date And Availability

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony still has not revised its April 2006 PS3 launch date, but analysts are starting to doubt the next-gen console will make it, saying instead that a late 2006 release would be more likely. Analysts point to the fact that the PS3 was not present at CES, only a few thousand dev kits have been sent out, next-gen titles normally take about 18 months to develop, and complexities of mass producing the PS3's high-tech Cell chip. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson predicts the PS3 may only be available in very small quantities, 1 million for Japan, and another million for North America, with Europe possibly not seeing any units until March 2007.

'Da Vinci Experience' = 'The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript'

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nobilis' Da Vinci Experience is now called The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript, a major adventure and investigation game, the first game created about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. It offers players the opportunity to grapple with the mysteries of the codes hidden within the works of the great Italian genius.

'Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover' (PSP) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover lets you experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Featuring new fighting moves and new venues, players can gain respect by winning fights and rising among the ranks of the crew. For the first time ever players can battle in 1-on-1 death matches using PSP's wireless functionality.

'WWII Tank Commander' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Merscom today announced that WWII Tank Commander is scheduled for North American release February 12, 2006. The non-stop military action game puts you in command of a Sherman tank in General Patton’s Fourth Armored Division as you destroy enemy armor and infantry, escort Allied convoys, rescue hostages, and help free Europe from Nazi rule.

'Winter Sports' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Winter Sports will see gamers cut through gates, punch through turns and slip through gliding phases as they strive to become number one.

'Ski Racing 2006' - Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Downhill - you've got to master all disciplines to win the great crystal trophy at the end of the season. It's your turn to earn the world's attention! The mountains are waiting for you, the speed is amazing - and the race feeling incredible! Jowood has released the first patch addressing various multiplayer issues, adding a new skier, ingame advertising and various other tweaks.

'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) and 'Ape Escape Academy' (PSP) Swing Into Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA today announced the release of its PS2 exclusive Ape Escape 3 and Ape Escape Academy for the PSP. With a mischievous tone and colorful style, Ape Escape 3 marks the return of the troublesome pipo monkeys that are on the loose and intent on world domination.

Destineer Studios Signs AGEIA PhysX License Deal

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that Destineer Studios has signed a license agreement with AGEIA to use the AGEIA PhysX SDK in at least four of its upcoming titles.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks back, EA today officially announced Medal of Honor Airborne, set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. MoH Airborne will ship to stores in Winter 2006 for the PS3, X360, PS2, Xbox and PC.

Blogger Wins 'Race to Space' Contest

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Twenty-one year old Billy Bones of Orem, Utah is the proud winner of the Game Trust LaunchNow Race to Space Contest. The office worker will travel to Moscow where he’ll strap into a Russian MIG 25 and travel a more than twice the speed of sound to the edge of space.

'MX vs. ATV Unleashed' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Unleashed allows PC gamers to personalize their racing experience with an all-new track editor and race with a collection of new vehicles and chose between new tracks, challenges and mini-games. This demo features two tracks, playabe in one mode each, drivable in an MX or ATV, and a Monster Truck one-on-one challenge (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'World Poker Tour' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that World Poker Tour for the PSP is slated for release this spring. World Poker Tour for PSP features real-life professional poker stars and venues featured in the popular World Poker Tour television series with enhanced A.I. players, customizable characters and online capabilities compatible with PS2s.

'Onimusha 3: Demon Siege' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. This demo features one mission playable with 2 different weapons.

'Panzer Elite Action' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koch Media/JoWood have released a playable demo for Zootfly's WW2 based tank game Panzer Elite Action, featuring a specially crafted demo mission which does not appear in the game itself, mission zero. You play the commander of an allied platoon and you have to attack enemy tanks, fortifications, 88s and other German held positions.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the only game that offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience, Driver: Parallel Lines features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town.

Xbox Preview - 'Black'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | 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.

PS2/Xbox/PC Review - 'Pac-Man World 3'

by Justin on Jan. 17, 2006 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In a mad search for power, evil genius Erwin creates a machine that can penetrate into the world of the Ghosts...the Spectral Realm! But now the Spectral Realm is collapsing into the real world, and this will bring about a massive catastrophe that will plunge the world into a state of devastation for years to come!