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Various Game Trailers #678

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 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 :

  • Major League Baseball 2K6 [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • Sonic Riders [NGC/PS2/Xbox] - Trailerpack
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea - Trailer #4
  • Garfield And His Nine Lives [GBA] - Trailer


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

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 9:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

Future 'C-S Source' & 'DoD: Source' Steamy Update #16

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's latest Steam Update has a few details on what to expect in the near future. This month, new map releases for both DoD: Source and C-S: Source. For Day of Defeat. We'll also be releasing a completely rebuilt version of the classic map Kalt, which is set in the winter. There has even been some custom rendering work done in the Source engine to make the snow and ice look realistic. For Counter-Strike: Source, a new Militia will be released, reworked and, like the recently released Nuke, it will include HDR. A new Rag Doll Kung Fu demo is now also available.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/PC) Delayed ... In Japan

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 6:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

No need to get your panties in a bunch just yet. SEGA Japan announced that its PS2/PC adventure needs a little more "quality improvement," and has therefor decided to push the February 16 release date to March 30, 2006. Whether this will have any influence on the European or North American release date is unknown, but since PSU is slated for spring 2006 in those territories anyhow, it seems unlikely.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 5:47 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. According to the official website, Fight Night 3 will be released coming Valentine's day, February 14, 2006.

'Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires is Koei's latest title in DW series. The Empires spinoff adds an Empires mode where you have to sign political alliances in order to conquer the Three Kingdoms. Contrary to DW4 Empires the new title not only has you deploy your generals but also command then once on the battlefield. DW5 Empires also adds a coop mode, and is scheduled for release in Japan end of March.

'Volkswagen Golf Racer' Now Called 'GTI Racing' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GTI Racing, using Techland Xpand Rally engine, is an official racing game about the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series. The game features over 15 models from all 5 series, including the classic GTI from 1975, GTI Kit Cars, the latest Golf V GTI from 2004 and a collection of bonus cars like: The New Beatle, The Samba and the latest concept cars.

'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metalheart: Replicants Rampage provides a strong sci-fi story with intriguing cyberpunk influences, sophisticated turn-based combat, random quest generator, character parameter system, and plenty of other wonders to make hardcore RPG fans amazed. Dreamcatcher has released a new patch bringing any international version of the game to v1.3 and addressing a few minor tweaks.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - v4.4.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlegoat has released a new patch for its strategy game Supreme Ruler 2010. This update brings your retail game to v4.4.2 and addresses two new bugs which surfaced after the previous patch. Training now works again, and in Multiplayer startup lobbies, the clients would not get set to the correct map if the host changed the scenario choice after clients joined the lobby.

'Day of Defeat: Source' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Day of Defeat is a World War II multiplayer first-person action game that pits players in Axis vs. Allies battles in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944, remade using Half-Life 2's Source engine. Players enlist as snipers, infantrymen, machine gunners, riflemen and sergeants, and then hit the frontlines running using authentic weaponry.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, using an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. In Grandia III you play as Yuuki, a 16-year-old boy who dreams of being a pilot. When Yuuki meets Alfina, an elven shaman who can talk to holy beasts, he gets involved in a mission to find her brother Emilious, who turned evil and wants to conquering the world.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' (Xbox/PC) Downloadable Content Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released new downloadable content for the Xbox and PC editions of its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. Two new coop maps available on Xbox Live (UN Headquarters and Nuclear Base), and one new versus map available on Xbox Live and PC (Polar Base). The Xbox Live coop maps were already available in the v1.05 patch for the PC. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars: Empire at War' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 10:37 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. LucasArts has updated the official website reflecting a February 16 release date.

'S.W.I.N.E.' - v1.9 Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion has released a new patch for its real-time animal strategy game S.W.I.N.E. In a world of barnyard creatures run amok, peace-loving rabbits must strategize to rise up and defeat the arrogant pigs that have invaded their borders. This is for the German/French and English retail game only, not the freely downloadable full game.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 9:25 a.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. Atari is now accepting sign-ups for the Timeshift multiplayer beta test, which commences during the last week of January 2006.

'Hero's Journey' - 36 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hero's Journey is the new 3-D Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game from Simutronics, which is expected to be released somewhere in 2005. Simutronics will provide Hero's Journey players with frequent mini-releases as well as larger boxed expansions.

'Juiced: Eliminator' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Juiced: Eliminator will deliver a unique gameplay experience, taking advantage of the PSP's functionality to offer never-before-seen multiplayer games and expand on the crew and pink-slip racing.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Collector's Edition Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II Collector's Edition. The first ever Collector's Edition DVD release will include extra DVD video content, poster, map of middle-earth, exclusive in-game content such as units and maps.

'Wintersport Pro 2006' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wintersport Pro 2006, developed by Cyanide Studios, 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. Also known as Winter Challenge in France.

'Wild Arms The Vth Vanguard' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Wild Arms The 4th Detonator is not yet available in North America, Sony Japan has already revealed it is working on a 5th title in the series. Developed by Media Vision, Wild Arms The Vth Vanguard celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the franchise and revolves around the planet Fargaia which is slowly but surely losing its green, and changes to a wasteland. Severe environment and cruel monsters threaten life, people still hanging on to the planet. In such a wold world, there are adventurers whoask for a thrill or a dream. People call them Migratory Bird.

'18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heed the call of the open road, throw the gears in motion and take off in a tractor trailer. Be your own boss behind the wheel of your big rig. Meet many trucks on the road to form long convoys on your way to fame and fortune! Valusoft has now released the final patch bringing your retail only version of the game to v1.02 and no details are available to what it fixes ..

'Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 1:33 a.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.

Take 2's Preliminary 2005 Results Reveal Delays and New Titles

by Judy on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 today announced preliminary net sales of $1.2 billion for its 2005 fiscal year and Q4 net sales of $308 million. The results reveal that College Hoops 2K6 and Top Spin 2 have been pushed back from Q1 to Q2 2006 to provide additional time for development. A few new games were also introduced, including the port of GTA: Liberty City Stories to a current-gen console (most likely the PS2), and two new titles for the PSP, including an all-new GTA offering.

'Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced its first title for Xbox Live Arcade, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting. In addition to several offline modes and numerous leaderboards and achievements, the game takes advantage of the new online features of Xbox 360 to create a seamless online multiplayer experience.

PS2 Review - 'Wild ARMS Alter Code: F'

by Bill Lange on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Wild ARMS Alter Code: F, a legendary retelling of the classic story, players assume the role three legendary heroes, Rudy, Jack and Cecilia, "Wanderers" who, unbeknownst to each other, are trying to save their world from demonic creatures intent on destroying it. They join forces to bring life back to a land on the verge of ruin.

'Field Commander' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Field Commander is the first military turn-based strategy game for PSP offering engaging, challenging skill based warfare in a realistic military setting. Read more for new screens ...

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) Developer Interview #2

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2006 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by Electronic Arts 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. At bat today is a pre-canned interview with MVP 06 NCAA Baseball cover athlete David Maroul.