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Various Game Trailers #695

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 9:49 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 :

  • Metal Gear Ac!d 2 [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent - Trailer (2)
  • Titan Quest - Trailer
  • ƜberSoldier - Trailer #2
  • Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop [NDS] - Trailer


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

Sony Online Preparing For New 'EverQuest II' Update

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE announced their preparations for the 19th update to EverQuest II, slated to launch on game servers Feb 2. This update will bring significant changes to the game, and is a precursor to the launch of the new Player vs. Player game servers, scheduled for late February. Read more for more details and massive fix list.

'Alex Rider: Stormbreaker' (GBA/NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the teen spy movie Stormbreaker, players embrace the role of Alex Rider to out-spy, outwit and out-cool evil in this thrilling action adventure, featuring third-person stealth game play, fast-paced racing action, intense fighting and engaging, and gadget-based mini-games.

Microsoft Rolling Out X360 Patch Through Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xboxic received word that Microsoft is diligently working on a patch to fix various issues with the Xbox 360. "An inside source at Microsoft informed us that Microsoft is currently finishing off one huge update for the Xbox 360 that is going to put an end to all the common problems in both games and the system itself. It will contain fixes for all currently known lockups in games, missing or impossible to get achievements and a bunch of new functionality in the Dashboard." A Call of Duty 2 X360 patch is also expected to be released next week.

'Battlefield 2: Deluxe Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Both EBGames and GameStop today adding product listings for a yet unannounced Battlefield 2: Deluxe Edition product. No details are provided but the Battlefield franchise is not unfamiliar with bundles as has been proven in the past. BF2 Deluxe Edition most likely combines the original Battlefield 2 and its recently released Special Forces expansion pack, all patched up to the latest version (maybe even the new v1.3). Both online retailers seem to differ regarding release date as EBGames has it pegged down for end of March, while GameSpot lists May.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games is pleased to announce that SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, the expansion pack to SWAT 4 -- one of the highest-rated PC shooters of 2005 -- has gone gold and will ship to retail outlets in North America on February 28.

'Sonic Riders' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic Riders integrates extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, and offers a new racing experience with Sonic. Sonic Riders is slated to ship in March 2006.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) Demo Coming Monday

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari will release a one level singleplayer demo for its time-controlling FPS on Monday January 30. In the Timeshift demo you need to infiltrate a heavily guarded building in order to make contact with a rebel on the top floor. We will of course have it on our fileserver network as soon as it's released.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the blockbuster apocalyptic series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Left Behind: Eternal Forces is an RTS game allowing you to join the Tribulation Forces and participate actively in the battle of good versus evil. In order to release a first-rate game that will compete at the highest level with other mainstream RTS titles on the market the title will now launch the second half of 2006.

'Dreamlords' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | 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.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (Xbox) Gets Premium XBL Content - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On Tuesday, January 31, LucasArts will release a large dose of premium, meaning for not free but a small fee, content for owners of the Xbox version, downloadable via Xbox Live.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

'Wild Water Adrenaline' (PS2) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally scheduled for Feb 2005, then signed by the now defunct Digital Jesters, Widescreen Games' white water rafting and kayaking game Wild Water Adrenaline is finally scheduled for release Q1 2006, to be published by Nobilis.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the heart of the action from a first person perspective. Take control of the three members of the 'Strike Force' unit, each with their own play style. However, it is up to you how you execute plans of attack by combining the Commandos' unique skills.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.03 Patch Nearing Completion

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in December Vivendi revealed that it would include Even Balance's anti-cheat protection, Punkbuster, in the new patch, a much requested feature by the community. A couple wees ago Vivendi's Community Manager Greg revealed that the F.E.A.R. v1.03 patch was coming soon, but so far is a no show. Earlier today Greg gave an update, "I am very happy to report that the patch is nearing completion and contains many sizeable enhancements and features. In a short period of time we will be able to reveal the full details of the patch."

'World Tour Golf' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Tour Golf is destined to capture the player's imagination by fusing the features of real-world golf, high-end graphics, accurate animation and a unique control system.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #3

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms posted their latest installment in the weekly Prey update in Human Head Software's Prey Project Lead Chris Rhinehart talks about the Prey press tour, giving a recap from the past few days in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They showed off single and multiplayer, X360 footage and we were there to participate, expect coverage soon ...

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Xbox 360 Launch Slightly Delayed In Australia and New Zealand

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced a new launch date in Australia and New Zealand for the Xbox 360. The new launch date is 12:01am on March 23 2006. The delay is caused by short-term manufacturing issues due to component shortages stemming from challenges in ramping supply and will ensure that the markets will have an adequate supply of Xbox 360 consoles to meet demand at launch.

'Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SpellForce II you take over both roles, Commander of your troops and also a front fighting hero, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also leading armies as in an RTS. Your character is supported by up to 5 heroes who can be summoned at special monuments - these will become available in stronger versions as you progress and reveal more of the epic storyline.

City of Los Angeles Files 'GTA: San Andreas' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Lawsuit

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Los Angeles city attorney's office has sued the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the video game, officials said. Rocky Delgadillo said his office sued Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two for making misleading statements in marketing the game and engaging in unfair competition.

'Trackmania Nations ESWC' - Free Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trackmania Nations is a fast-paced racing game involving precision and agility specially built for competition. Nadeo has released the full TM: Nations version allowing you to try out the new Stadium environment, as well as solo and multiplayer modes featuring 100 training and competition circuits for Internet, LAN, HotSeat, editors, circuit editor, Painter and Mediatracker.

'Wintersport Pro 2006' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyanide and Focus are pleased to announce that Wintersport Pro 2006, aka Winter Challenge, has reached the Gold Master stage. Wintersport Pro 2006 is based on the upcoming Olympic Wintersports in Torino, and will feature 16 disciplines (skiing, bobsled, skijumping etc.) and over 700 athletes from 29 countries, as well as multiplayer.

'Battleground Europe' - Two Week Free Trial Available

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Playnet/Cornered Rat Software are pleased to announce a 14 day free trial of Battleground Europe. Experience the thrill of realistic World War II combat, complete with air, sea, and land units. This two week offer comes with no obligation to purchase, so come join the virtual battlefield and starts Friday Jan, 27th at 1700ET.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) - 76 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War will challenge players to develop their high-flying reputations while facing off against rival pilots in white-knuckled dog fights. Read more for details and screens ...

'Epic Games' Is Recruiting

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games announced it is looking to bolster its technology team to manage its exponential growth in the engine licensing business. Epic is creating a new position for Lead Engine Programmer, which will head the Unreal Engine team.

'Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/PC) - 19 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix is working on a new expansion pack for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI which will introduce new maps, monsters as well as several new classes such as the much anticpated Blue Mage. Read more for some new screens ...

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

'SunAge' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SunAge is an RTS game developed by vertex4, where the player can experience 3 different races with each there arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades. The game is taking place in a futuristic setting across 2 different worlds, ranging from a lush alien planet to desolate wastelands, and industrial cities.

'War World: Tactical Combat' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive and developer Third Wave Games today announced that their mech shooter War World: Tactical Combat, has reached gold status and will begin shipping throughout Europe on February 17th, 2006. War World is the battleground where ancient enemies must settle age old conflicts through clashes of mechanized warriors in a unique combination of all-out action and active strategy.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - 70 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:28 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.

IncaGold Signs 'Meteor Blade'

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IncaGold is pleased to announce the signing of Meteor Blade for its mass-market PC brand from leading Taiwanese developer, Interserv. IncaGold has acquired the world-wide rights outside of Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

'El Matador' - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment's next installment in the popular street racing series, Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT features race real production cars on real mountain courses, during the day or night, any weather condition, and race for pride or upgrades.

Radon Labs Becomes Licensed Nintendo DS Developer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German based Radon Labs announced that it has received Nintendo DS Dev-Kits and is now included in the circle of official Nintendo-Developers. Develop on its own original game ideas for Nintendo DS and port in the Nebula2 Engine are in full swing. In the near future the DS-Port for the NEBULA2 Engine and the "NEBULA2 toolkit for Maya" will be commercially available additionally for other developers. This extension prepares for further ports to next-generation consoles (X360, PS3).

'Ford Street Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ford Street Racing, developed by Razorworks, moves the action from the racetrack to the streets of LA, control 3 team cars, give orders, switching on the fly, and will feature eighteen officially licensed Ford vehicles.

PS2 Review - 'GUN'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 27, 2006 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in the untamed West of the late 1800s, GUN is a free-roaming action-adventure game that takes players to a world without laws where greed, lust and murder are rampant.