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Various Game Trailers #908

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 10:07 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Splinter Cell Double Agent [ALL] - Trailer
  • Armed Assault - US Forces Trailer
  • Family Guy [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #4
  • Medal of Honor Heroes [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Wild Arms: the Vth Vanguard [PS2] - Jap Trailer


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

'ATV Offroad Fury 4' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 10:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ATV franchise is back for an all-new installment of intense racing action with ATV Offroad Fury 4. Select your favorite ATV, or for the first time in franchise history, MX Bikes, Buggies, and Trophy Trucks to race through 72 tenacious tracks on six different continents en route to the checkered flag.

Xbox Live Going Down For Maintenance Oct. 17

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 9:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that both the Xbox Live service and Xbox.com will be offline and unavailable starting at midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday October 17, 2006. The downtime is needed to add new features and other cool stuff to the Xbox Live service. Neither service will be reachable for 24 hours, so if you get errror messages, it's not you nor your internet connection. You can still earn achievements when you're offline, once the Xbox Live service returns your achievements will be uploaded automatically.

'Prey' - SDK Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DRealms has released the SDK for Human Head's sci-fi FPS Prey. The SDK includes all of the game code for building your own game DLL, as well as some code examples/tutorials which will explain a few of the basic things you should know before diving into the code-base.

'Ugo Volt' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ugo Volt is an unforgettable hero in this intensely emotional action adventure that pits a dark vision of the future against the indomitable human spirit. Ugo's actions unleash a series of catastrophic events that affect much more than his own desire for revenge, plunging him into a virtual chaos that will change him forever.

'Deadly Gates' - 6 New Screens

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You awaken, only to see pitch black. As you remove yourself from the rubble and debris, a white light appears through a hole in the thick wall full of inscribed imagery. The room starts to shake violently, and walls start to collapse. As you look up, you find yourself in a large circular room full of gates leading to the unknown. What lies beyond the Deadly Gates?

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | 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.

Gamers Converge At World Cyber Games 2006

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games 2006 Grand Final in Monza, Italy, kicks off in just six days. The WCG 2006 is planned to be the largest-scale event yet with 700 gamers from 70 countries participating, including six new countries such as Ireland and Saudi Arabia, which will send representatives to the WCG Grand Final for the first time.

'Ridge Racer 2' (PSP) - 150 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 2 is easy to pick up and play, keeping the high speed drifting fun in the palm of your hand and letting you take this supreme racing experience with you wherever you go.

Oklahoma Judge Puts Violent Video Game Law On Hold

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday US District Judge Robin J. Cauthron handed down a preliminary injunction halting Oklahoma’s law which prohibits the sale of video games depicting inappropriate violence to minors, claiming it unconstitutional in various ways.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' New Content Coming

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive announced that it is planning yet another content update by the end of this month, which will not only include two new vehicles and a new map. One of the new vehicles is the German Panzer IV H, requested many times by the commmunity. More details about the other new content will be revealed in the coming weeks ...

'Paris Chase' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Paris Chase, you start your career in a cheap garage and a choice of affordable street cars. Work your way up to 5 other garages. Each garage has its own style, cars (total of 30+ supercars), and friends, so feel free to drive towards one of these garages and check out their showrooms.

Activision Brings 'Call of Duty' and 'GUN' to Steam

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and Valve today announced an agreement to distribute four of Activision's PC games (Call of Duty 2, Gun, Call of Duty and United Offensive expansion) using Steam.

'Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade' Beta Test Phase 2 Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher announced that it is accepting applications for Part 2 of the Public Beta Test of its futuristic 3D RTS game, Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade. A brand new application process will begin on Thursday, October 12, 2006 and will close on Thursday, October 19, 2006.

'Europa Universalis III' Replayability and Multiplayer Feature - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire.

Entertainment Consumers Association Formed

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a newly formed web-based consumer organization primed to serve the evolving needs of individuals who play computer and video games, focusing its advocacy efforts on consumer rights, anti-games legislation, and a host of other public policy concerns.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (GBA/NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, 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.

'The Settlers II: The Next Generation' - Hotfix Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers II: The Next Generation is the remake of BlueByt's 2D classic Settlers 2, making the jump to 3D. Ubisoft has released a tiny hotfix patch to address a problem with the previously released v9800 patch.

'Armed Assault' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting, and will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

'Snoopy vs The Red Baron' (PSP/PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Snoopy and friends as you take on the nefarious Baron and his cohorts in this enchanting aerial adventure. Developer Smart Bomb Interactive announced that Snoopy vs. the Red Baron has gone gold.

'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

Gamer's Gate Signs Battlefront Portfolio

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamer's Gate announced today that it has expanded its portfolio and is now offering various titles from the Battlefront.com catalogue for digital download.

'Prince of Persia: Rival Swords' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: Rival Swords, developed by Foundation 9 Entertainment's Pipeworks Software for the PSP, builds on last year's Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, and features original content such as additional levels and new multiplayer modes.

'Gothic III' - Euro Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. Koch Media has released the first patch for all European versions, implementing various quest, interface and other improvements.

'Maelstrom' Delayed - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival. Maelstrom is now scheduled for February 2007.

'Sinking Island' Also Coming to NDS

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beniot Sokal's White Birds Productions studio is working on Sinking Island, a dark detective adventure story, set on a tropical paradise, at a millionaire's hotel a crime is commited, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it. The NDS version will retain the storyline, characters, and gameplay of the PC version, but adapt the controls and presentation to the unique features of the DS (thanks AG).

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault' (PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault adds an all-new 4-player cooperative play, improved enemy behavior and tactics, and new vehicles and weapons for campaign mode. Command the most feared Special Forces team ever assembled through a single, massive Area of Operation with varied missions spanning across multiple diverse regions.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

Intel Sued for Patent Infringement

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to News.com, Intel is facing a lawsuit filed by once upon a time chip maker Transmeta, claiming Intel is using patented technology in its Pentium, and most recent Core 2 Duo processors. Transmeta had a new line of Crusoe CPUs in 2000 that used specific power efficiency methods, and although the chips never sold well, Intel seems to have been more than inspired by the technology. Transmeta confirmed AMD licenses some of its technology, and it currently has no plans for other lawsuits.

'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam' (GBA/NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

Play 'Burnout Revenge' (X360) vs. LPGA Golfer Natalie Gulbis

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live Gold members interested in sitting shot-gun with Natalie Gulbis in EA’s Burnout Revenge should be on the lookout for the Xbox Live ‘gamertag’ GulbisGWF on Friday, October 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PST/9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST.

'FIFA 07' (ALL) - 142 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents.

'RTL Biathlon 2007' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTL Enterprises and 49 Games are working on yet another wintersports title, RTL Biathlon 2007, in cooperation with German olympic medalists Kati William and Sven Fischer.

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' Closed Beta Launches

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the new expansion to Blizzard's MMORPG. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more. Emails have been sent out to participants, so keep an eye on your inbox...

'Dracula Twins' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swedish indie-publisher Legendo Entertainment announced that its spine-tingling casual platform action title Dracula Twins has gone gold. Poor old Count Dracula has been kidnapped by Dr. Lifelust, a wicked inventor who wants to live forever and plans to use vampire blood to create an elixir of life!

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2' (PSP) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the SEAL commander, the player will be supported by AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players will once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team-based high-action gameplay.

Clover Studio Shuts Down

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now here is a surprise! Capcom announced that it will shut down much heralded internal developer Clover Studio. Known for Viewtiful Joe, and more recently the excellent Okami, and just released God Hand, Clover Studio will close its doors March 2007, in what Capcom calls an attempt to improve its global development structure.

PS2/Xbox/PC Review - 'Scarface: The World is Yours'

by Andrew Glenn on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

They thought you were dead, but Tony Montana don’t die so easy. Sosa took everything you had. Now you’ve got nothing, but that never stopped you before. You’re back with a vengeance, ready to reclaim your turf and rebuild your empire. All you’ve got are your balls – and your word.

'Cars' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of Disney/Pixar Cars. Play as all your favourite characters as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.

'Caesar IV' Gets Bundled With History Channel DVD

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra announced a partnership with The History Channel to bundle complimentary DVD copies of the special Rome: Engineering an Empire with launch quantities of its historical city-builder PC game, Caesar IV.

'FastCrawl' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FastCrawl is fantasy RPG where you control a party of heroes exploring a dungeon on an epic quest. Engage in exciting combat against many foes, find powerful items to help you on your quest, avoid fiendish traps, save another champion or two, specialize your characters abilities as they level, and carefully explore your surroundings... all in as little as thirty minutes.