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Various Game Trailers #676

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 11:47 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 :

  • Timeshift [X360/PC] - Stop Time Trailer
  • Broken Sword: The Angel of Death - Trailer
  • Invasion: Earth - Trailer
  • LoTR: Battle for Middle Earth II - Trailer #5
  • RF Online - Trailer #4


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

HD DVD Drive for Xbox 360 Confirmed

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 9:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Highlighting key consumer products such as Xbox 360 and offering the first broad demonstration of the consumer features of Windows Vista, Microsoft's Bill Gates showed how the company is delivering on its vision for a digital lifestyle where devices, services and applications work together seamlessly

'Rogue Trooper' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 9:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay.

'Flight Simulator X' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 7:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tonight, Microsoft officially unveiled Flight Simulator X and provided an exciting first look at the innovative new title. During Bill Gates' keynote, speech, attendees were given an exclusive sneak peek at the jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content enabled through Flight Simulator X, which is scheduled to be available this holiday.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 5:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2: Open for Business, the new addon 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.

'Fight Night Round 3' (X360) Demo Available On Xbox Live Marketplace

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

Gamers interested in trying out EA's upcoming next-gen boxing game Fight Night Round 3 should head on over to Xbox Live Marketplace where a demo is now available for download, allowing you to play as Bernard Hopkins or Roy Jones, Jr. for a partial match. Two new FNR3 trailers are also available for download. The demo existance was revealed earlier today when Xbox.com had a movie on its front page, with the ending announcing the demo would be "available today," which is indeed the case.

'Rush for Berlin' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.

Cinemaware Launches Marquee Label

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware today announced the launch of Cinemaware Marquee, an affiliated label that will specifically showcase groundbreaking content by independent game developers from around the globe.

'D&D Online: Stormreach' Reaches 250,000 Beta Sign Ups

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach beta community is growing rapidly, with more than 250,000 fans signed up for a slot in the beta. Turbine wants as many people as possible to be able to experience the beta, but with so many people signed up, the only guaranteed way to gain access is to join the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach preorder program. Intrepid adventurers who join the preorder program will get up to 10 days of beta play as well as a special in-game magic item and a game poster.

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by MadMinute Games, Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, which proved to be the pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign.

'Fight Night Round 3' (PSP/X360) Cover Athele Signed

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that Oscar De La Hoya will serve as cover athlete and spokesman for Fight Night Round 3. Olympic gold medalist, former WBC & WBA super welterweight champion, WBC welterweight and super lightweight champion, De La Hoya is recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Namco and Bandai Games Finalize Merger

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco and Bandai Games today announced that the integration of their two companies is now complete. The two companies are now officially known as Namco Bandia Games America Inc. in North America. The company now operates out of the Santa Clara, California facility, formerly held by Namco.

'Hunting Unlimited 4' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Travel throughout the United States, Canada and exotic Africa to lock your sights on the prey of a lifetime. Unique action-packed missions will get your quarry running and your heart pumping. In 2005, Arush the game's publisher/financier, went into recievership along with its parent company Hip Interactive, so the future of the game looks rather bleak.

'Naughty America: The Game' Gets Identity Verification System

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naughty America today announced a contractual arrangement with online identity verification service Sentry, to provide identity and background verification for its newly announced MMO, Naughty America: The Game. This is the first such arrangement for Sentry in the world of online gaming.

'Twilight War: After the Fall' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Smiling Gator Productions announced today that it has shut down and its Source powered title Twilight War is cancellened. "Unfortunately, the end of 2005 is also the end of SGP. Our committed funds have run dry and we were not successful in the hunt for additional investment. The websites and email will be disabled in the coming days, so this is our last announcement before we shut down for good. "

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' Coming North America

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom announced today that it has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Aspyr Media to publish Dreamfall: The Longest Journey in North America.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.9.0 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.9.0 patch is for the European editions of the game and adds the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj dungeons, a Linked Auction House system, multiple battleground queues, soul shards bags, a Raid Calendar system, and a slew of gameplay & ba;ance tweaks, bug & crash fixes, etc.

'Halo Zero' - v1.8.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo Zero is a free (french) fan made 2D action game based on Bungie and Halo FPS. Set on the same planet as the official Halo novel The Fall of Reach and you to play as Master Chief, ducking, jumping, switching and picking up weapons, on your way to blast all that is Covenant out of the way. This v1.8.5 patch addresses various multiplayer issues.

'Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition' (PS2) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced DMC 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition for the PS2 will join Sony's "Greatest Hits" collection. Featuring a redesigned package, the special edition will feature a horde of additional content, new options and an additional playable character.

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced that MVP 06 NCAA Baseball has officially gone gold and will ship to retailers for PS2 and Xbox on Tuesday, January 17. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'Grand Raid Offroad' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep in the wildest outback the best rally pilots compete on some of the most beautiful and longest tracks of the world. Races are dangerous: arriving in one piece at the end of a stage is already a victory... Choose from 30 vehicles the one that you consider to suit best to conquer the vast wilderness. And attention, with Grand Raid Offroad you will definetly be facing vastness.

2006 Game Developers Choice Awards Open for Nominations

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nominations are now being accepted for the 6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Entries can be submitted through www.igda.org/awards up until Jan. 13, 2006, the awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 22, 2006 during the GDC.

'FIFA Street 2' (NGC/PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel.

Xbox Review - 'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes'

by Amanda Rhi "StormyDawn" Hale on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

A continuation of the highly acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, KUF: Heroes raises the intensity of the fast-paced action-strategy game with improved epic battles; new characters, environments, units; and new multiplayer options for waging war over Xbox Live. An improved user interface with simplified game menus and adjusted difficulty levels will make it easy for even new players to crush their foes.

Octagon Entertainment Sets Up Development Unit

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Octagon Entertainment announced today that it has set up a unit that delivers computer and video games on-time and on-budget. Octagon's development services business grew from virtually no revenue eighteen months ago to a multi-million dollar business in 2005.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.9.0 US/AUS Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.9.0 patch is for US/Australian editions of the game and adds the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj dungeons, a Linked Auction House system, multiple battleground queues, soul shards bags, a Raid Calendar system, and a slew of gameplay & ba;ance tweaks, bug & crash fixes, etc.

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 12:54 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.

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today the street date for their anticipated title Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday. Doomsday is a stand-alone expansion to the critically acclaimed Hearts of Iron II.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' - North American Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2006 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Matrix: Path of Neo will enable players to actually play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, The Matrix. Atari has released a new patch for the North American edition of the game, fixing minor graphical issues caused by Patch 1 and changes made to the control options now save.