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Various Game Trailers #689

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 9:25 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 :

  • Grandia III [PS2] - Save Alphina Trailer
  • War Front: Turning Point - Dogfight Trailer
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailerpack


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

'Planetside' Becomes Subscription Free

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Well almost... Sony Online has announced that it will give new Planetside, SOE's MMOFPS, players the chance to play for free for a period of 12 months. Essentially, new players will be able to have access to any part of the game but will have limitations on the BattleRank, which affects the diversity of their arsenal. The UI will also get an overhaul to make it easier for newcommers and plenty of new items and weapon variants are getting added. Expected launch, February 14.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

'MotoGP 2006: Ultimate Racing Technology' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 4:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MotoGP 2006: URT takes the franchise to the next generation as the only official game of the MotoGP Championship on X360. MotoGP 2006 looks set to create a new definition of high speed for racing fans looking for the fastest thrills on the fastest console.

'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' Open Beta Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Many RPG fans were probably looking forward to the Heroes of Might & Magic 5 open beta which was set to launch today. Unfortunately, nothing happened. Without much of an explanation, Ubisoft announced "The open beta for Heroes V has been delayed, to make the experience as smooth as possible for all those involved. Keep an eye out for a new beta launch date, and all the news that goes with it."

Fatal1ty's 60 Minutes To Air on CBS This Weekend

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As we announced back in December, CBS' 60 Minutes will air a feature segment covering Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel and the international explosion of professional video gaming. Viewers can expect to see World Cyber Games footage as well as interviews with WCG Hall of Fame inductees and two-time Counter-Strike gold medal winners Team 3D. You can catcn it on CBS this Sunday January 23, 2006.

'Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A direct conversion of the arcade fighting game, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhanced with additional original content specifically designed for the portable system including Wi-Fi functionality and extra gameplay modes.

'Buzz!: The BIG Quiz' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Buzz will be fronting a new game show called Buzz!: The BIG Quiz, this time the questions could be on anything, with picture, audio and video clips covering subjects from film and sport through to music and Buzz's own brand of crazy general knowledge. And of course there'll be plenty of questions about Buzz's celebrity friends!

More Than 1 Million 'World of Warcraft' Players In Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft has surpassed the one million customer milestone in Europe, more than quadrupling the previously estimated size of the entire European MMORPG market since its launch in Feb. 2005. Topping the sales 2005 sales charts, World of Warcraft has a growing audience of more than 5.5 million customers.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 2:43 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.

'Crime Stories' Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it will publish Crime Stories, known in Europe as Martin Mystére: Operation Dorian Gray, in North America on March 14, 2006. Take on the role of Martin Mystère, a brilliant young F.B.I. agent, who has just been called upon to investigate the brutal murder of the highly reputed scientist, Professor Eulemberg.

'The Regiment' (PS2/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Lead four-man teams in assaults on terrorist strongholds. In case yesterday's 18 screens weren't enough, here's some more ...

Taito Legends - v1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA has released a patch for the North American version of its retro gaming compilation Taito Legends, fixing a crash to desktop. Read more for download links ...

'Rumble Roses XX' (X360) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 1:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The follow-up to last year's smash hit female wrestling video game, Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 will feature a full lineup of incredible looking wrestlers along with all-new moves, gameplay modes, tag team action and online play.

Konami Starts Portal Sites Joint Venture Company

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami and Internet Initiative Japan today announced that the both companies agreed to establish a joint venture company, Internet Revolution Inc., for operating comprehensive portals sites.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) Character Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Tokobot' (PSP) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 announced today it has signed a European publishing agreement for Tecmo's PSP exclusive title Tokobot, anticipated to be released in March 2006. Tokobot is strategy based action game with an innovative team combo concept where players will have to use strategy and skill in order to become master Tokobot players.

'Massive Assault Network 2' - Public Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming opened their beta testing to the public offering everybody a chance to check out its strategy game. This beta demo features several tutorials, the online multiplayer mode, and 4 beautiful planets (out of 24 in release version).

'GTI Racing' - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTI Racing uniquely blends a realistic and highly detailed car physics simulation with the pure fun of driving. Enjoy the greatest collection of the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series cars, representing all five generations from its original heritage through to the current day. Try out the GTI, G60 and the outstanding R32!

'Scratches' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Rondomedia announced Scratches went gold and is expected in Germany January 25th, France shortly thereafter. Got Game has Scratches scheduled for North America early March. Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation.

10Tacle Studios Showing 'GTR 2' and 'Elveon' At Leipzig GC 2006

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

10Tacle Studios will participate in this year's Games Convention in Leipzig. During the trade show, 10TACLE will focus on titles such as GTR 2: FIA GT Racing Game and Elveon as well as on further productions to be specified later on which will be presented to trade visitors in the Business Center with the help of elaborately designed theme worlds.

'Mega Man Powered Up' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this classic 2D side-scroller, players take on the role of Mega Man as he slides, shoots and jumps his way through a variety of themed stages, ultimately facing off against a menacing boss character for each.

CDV Titles Available For Digital Download Through Trymedia

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV USA today announced an agreement with digital distribution outlet Trymedia Games, which will enable consumers to electronically download and purchase select CDV videogame titles. In addition, the service will allow consumers to try complete game versions before buying them.

'DEFCON' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DEFCON is Introversion Software's latest creation in which you Global Thermonuclear War is imminent.Be sure you're not the one to lose. Defcon is being jointly developed by Chris Delay and Gary Chambers, and is Produced by Introversion Software.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.13f Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft, and its expansion pack Brood War. The v1.13f patch fixes several bugs that contributed to game exploits. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Shadowgrounds' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Meridian4 today announced the signing of a North American publishing agreement with developers Frozenbyte for their Action/Shooter; Shadowgrounds.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2: Open for Business will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

'Worms: Open Warfare' (NDS/PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ & Team17's Worms: Open Warfare retains the same gameplay and unique sense of humour that has epitomised the brand for almost a decade, Worms brings a whole raft of new features and laugh-out-loud comedy to the handhelds.

'Mega Man Maverick Hunter' (PSP) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X is a fresh remake of the original Mega Man X title that debuted on the SNES, launching a separate Mega Man storyline and a new central character named X. Read more for some new screens ...

'Breath of Fire 3' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of Capcom's most popular PSOne RPG series is coming to the PSP. Breath of Fire III will not break any new boundaries as graphically it is nothing special, as are most RPG's anyhow, apart from the PSP's 16:9 display. On the other hand you will be able to play the minigames in multiplayer through the PSP's game sharing function.

PC Review - 'Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath'

by Andrew Glenn on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath thrusts players into a world ravaged by the military-political confrontation between the USA and USSR in 1962. Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath is a RTS game combined with a turn-based global strategy mode, forcing players to use tactical troop movements while managing their resources and armies.

'Samurai Warriors: State of War' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that the Tactical Action game, Samurai Warriors: State of War for PSP, scheduled for North American release in March 2006. Read more for details and screens ...

Majesco Cutting Staff, Publishing and Cancels Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2005 has not been a very good year for Majesco, after it earlier sold off Ghost Rider and The Darkness, its year-end results revealed all is not well. Across the board revenue, sales and income are all turning a loss, compared to profits last year. As a result Majesco announced it cut 20% of its workforce and is abandoning major publishing in favor of value and handheld video games. In its subsequent conference call it was also revealed that high profile titles such as Terminal Reality's Demonik and Taxi Driver, based on Martin Scorsese's cult film, have been cancelled.