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Various Game Trailers #677

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 9:28 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 :

  • KAO The Kangaroo 3 - Trailer
  • Pursuit Force [PSP] - Trailer #5
  • 25 to Life (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Trailer #5


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

'Disney's Chicken Little' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Live the adventures of Chicken Little and his gang of misfit friends – Fish-Out-of-Water, Runt of the Litter and Abby Mallard, AKA "The Ugly Duckling" -- as the game catapults gamers into the hair-raising adventures of the movie and beyond. But it will take more than cool moves to complete each mission. This demo allows you to check out sme custscenes and a multiobjective mission (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ..

'Worms: Open Warfare' (NDS/PSP) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ is bringing Team17's popular Worms title to the PSP and Nintendo DS, which is now officially known as Worms: Open Warfare. Retaining 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.

'Takeda 2' - v1.21 Patch Available NOW

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

Takeda 2 is a game of epic Samurai action, set in 16th century feudal Japan. Takeda 2 puts the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. Magitech has released the first patch for its strategy game, bringing the English retail version to v1.21, but no details as to what it fixes are available at this point.

'Heart of Empire: Rome' - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Heart of Empire: Rome leads the player through 14 huge missions as they actually build & control ancient Rome in glorious real-time 3D. From simple beginnings, they must quickly build housing for their growing population; start to meet their increasing desires for food, goods and entertainment.

'Prey' Will Include PunkBuster Anti-Cheat Software

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 4:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games has contracted with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate PunkBuster Anti-Cheat software into the highly anticipated PREY, currently being developed by Human Head Studios and executive produced by 3D Realms. PunkBuster Anti-Cheat features will be available "out-of-the-box" with the retail release of the game.

Vivendi Acquires 'DarkWatch' (PS2/Xbox) Developer High Moon Studios

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games today announced that it has completed the purchase of independent developer, High Moon Studios. VU Games will retain High Moon's team of more than 100 development professionals, as well as rights to the studio's intellectual properties. High Moon recently released its first FPS title DarkWatch, published by Capcom.

Dell XPS 600 Uses 4 GeForce 7800 GTX GPUs

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA took its acclaimed SLI technology to a new level today by introducing support for the industry's first ever Quad SLI-certified PC. Delivering the most extreme high definition gaming experience available on the PC, Quad SLI features four of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce 7800 GTX GPUs each with two GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing units (GPUs) on-board with an NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 motherboard.

'Galactic Dream' - v1.17 Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Dream is a space-based strategy game in which four species are fighting for their very survival. This game brings you the shaped wings of your very galactic dreams: you will command star-ships and terrifying space monsters in real time. This v1.17 demo patch adds AI tweaks, bug fixes and the possibility to keep units in hangar when constructed.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. The sequel is a true evolution for the series, with rethought fundamentals and exciting new changes.

'Bubble Bobble Evolution' (PSP) Game Details

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games today announced details of the next iteration in the much-loved Bubble Bobble series. Bubble Bobble Evolution takes the classic platforming gameplay that defined the originals and expands it into entirely new realms by injecting all manner of innovations, from new bubble types to new environmental hazards and puzzle elements.

Child Molestation Case Involving Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mercury Post is reporting that a 26-year-old man was arrested on charges he molested a 14-year-old boy he met through Xbox Live. After meeting online their conversations progressed to sending e-mails, and web cam videos, including obscene clips. The teenager then still passed on his telephone # and address and they met in a Santa Rosa park in November where the alleged physical abuse occurred.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 12:47 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.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation MMORPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

Nintendo DS Hot Ticket During the Holidays

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A couple weeks ago Nintendo revealed that it sold 5 million NDS' in Japan, and now with the holiday season behind us, the total worldwide tally eyes even more impressive. Combined sell-thru numbers in Japan, North America, Latin America, Australia and other territories, 13 million Nintendo DS are now in the hands of people.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 11:15 a.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.

'Championship Manager 2006' - Beta Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by London-based Beautiful Game Studios (BGS), the all-new Championship Manager 2006 offers a wide range of innovative new features and is the most realistic version to date, offering the player a true taste of football management. This demo lets you management one club from the English Conference all the way through the Premier League.

'Garfield And His Nine Lives' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One evening just before bed time Garfield goes on one of his beloved eating benders. That night he faces the consequences as he endures a night full of strange dreams. These dreams and, in some case, nightmares, take Garfield and the player on 9 unique adventures based on the cat's 9 “lives”!

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the next installment in the popular street racing series, Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT for the PS2. Race real production cars on real mountain courses, during the day or night, any weather condition, and race for pride or upgrades.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' - Media Center Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more. This tiny patch only concerns the Windows Media Center users and registers the game with the Media Center shell, places a new icon in the More Programs section, and allows for the use of 3rd-party shells.

'Keepsake' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Keepsake will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste. Already revealed last week, The Adventure Company today announced it will begin shipping in North America in Feb. 2006.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Launches February 28, 2006

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that its massively multiplayer game is less than two months away! Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will launch in North America on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006. European gaming enthusiasts also don't have much longer to wait. Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach DDO will release in the UK, France and Germany in March 2006.

'UFO: Extraterrestrials' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Extraterrestrials, developed by Chaos Concept, is a 3D tactical/strategy title with a rich and compelling sci-fi story.

'Second Life' Becomes Home For Over 100,000 Residents

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Second Life creator Linden Lab announced the 3D online world's population now exceeds 100,000 residents, from no less than 95 countries and 7 continents.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience in North America and Europe.

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' - German Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogster has released a patch for Targem's RPG/RTS sequel Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness which fixes a problem with loading individual levels. The menu screen has a bug where the levels were preceded by an unreadable section, which, once clicked, crashed the game. Read more for download links ..

'Flight Simulator X' - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Microsoft's Bill Gates officially announced Flight Simulator X, scheduled for end of 2006. Attendees were given an exclusive sneak peek at the jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content enabled through Flight Simulator X, and now you can enjoy them as well...

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEUK announced today that gamers will be able to enter the mystical world of Shadow of the Colossus, a new epic action adventure from the creators of ICO, on 17th Feb. 2006. In Shadow of the Colossus, players take the role of a young man seeking the truth of an ancient tale of power hidden in a mystical land.

'Age of Empires: The Age of Kings' (NDS) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Age of Empires: The Age of Kings players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.

Codemasters Extends 'RF Online' Distribution Agreement - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters today announces that it has secured a license agreement from CCR, Inc. of South Korea to extend the distribution of RF Online to mainland Europe. RF Online is an MMO game letting you partake in epic battles, featuring a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action.

'Wild Arms 4' (PS2) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wild Arms 4 is a role-playing game featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

Xbox Review - 'Shrek SuperSlam'

by Chad on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shrek SuperSlam pits the characters from the Shrek franchise against each other in the only game that combines the twisted humor and pop culture parodies of the Shrek universe with the fast-paced action of a melee fighting game.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2006 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News