Various Game Trailers #899

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 9:23 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 :

  • Final Fantasy XII [PS2] - Trailer (3)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 [X360] - X06 Trailer
  • Tabula Rasa - Trailer #4
  • Tony Hawk’s Project 8 - Behind the Scenes Trailer #5
  • Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption - Trailer (3)
  • The Mark - Trailer (2)


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

'Armed Assault' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Fonix's Voice Recognition Software Integrated into Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fonix Speech joined Epic Games’ Integrated Partners Program (IPP) for Unreal Engine 3, fully integrating Fonix VoiceIn Game Edition into Unreal Engine 3, now available for licensing directly from Fonix Speech.

'Stronghold Legends' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold Legends features a range of new innovations including, three unique castle styles to build, three landscapes to fight across, spectacular magic themes, fearsome monsters to overcome, a completely new strategic conquest style of play, and a range of exciting new multiplayer modes.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

Myst V: End of Ages - WMC Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'niTM – an ancient civilisation of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe.

Foundation 9 Acquires Shiny Entertainment

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment that it acquired the non-game assets of Shiny Entertainment Studio, known for the MAtrix and Earthworm Jim, from Atari in an acquisition funded by Foundation 9’s recent investment from Francisco Partners.

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Feature Story #3 - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts presents a series of feature stories about Thrillville. You can expect stories like the one that follow approximately once every month from now until the game's release on PS2, PSP and Xbox this November, each article further detailing certain aspects of the game.

Burger King Promoting Xbox With Casual Games

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox and Burger King are conducting a promotion that gives casual gamers control of the humorous, pop-culture personalities of such Burger King icons as The King, Brooke Burke and Subservient Chicken in 3 Arcade-style games playable only on Xbox and X360. With the purchase of any value meal, these $3.99 games will be available at US Burger King restaurants nationwide from Nov.19 – Dec.24th.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences – a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multiplayer component that will support Xbox Live.

McAfee Not Happy With Windows Vista

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anti-virus software company McAfee has taken extreme measures to voice its displeasure with Windows Vista. It claims Microsoft is not allowing McAfee, and other anti-virus developers such as Symantec, access to the Vista kernel in order to create their latest tools. A full-page ad in the Financial Times has McAfee CEO George Samunek saying "Microsoft is being completely unrealistic if, by locking security companies out of the kernel, it thinks hackers won't crack Vista's kernel. In fact, they already have."

'Rush' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go head-to-head with a friend in a street race or cruise mission using Wi-Fi functionality, or experience Story Mode which allows you to race through 5 Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps!

'Gitaroo Man Lives!' (PSP) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gitaroo Man Lives! on the PSP will see the long awaited and highly anticipated return of one of the PS2’s most popular rhythm action games. This time players will get the opportunity to jam with the man and save the universe all over again...

Monday, October 2, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 11:48 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:

  • El Matador (PC)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Justice League Heroes' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes...

'Evidence: The Last Ritual' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that Evidence: The Last Ritual has gone gold. An all-new, terrifying alternate reality adventure complete with full-motion videos featuring genuine actors! You will receive emails from fictitious characters and solve innovative puzzles with the use of the Internet, photo, sound and video analysis.

'Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2 is a game where aspiring shop keepers can open a variety of stores in which they tend to their Tamagotchi customers’ needs by successfully completing tasks in a variety of playful mini-games.

'B-Boy' (PSP/PS2) Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent in-game advertising specialist IGA Worldwide has developed a product placement campaign for Montana, the spray can of choice for graffiti artists, in SCEE's breakdancing release B-Boy.

Lexicon Signs 'Penumbra: Overture' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lexicon Entertainment, announced it has signed Frictional Games' Penumbra: Overture, an innovative first person horror game utilizing physics for interaction and puzzles. The game is set on Greenland where the protagonist searches for information regarding his late father.

Electronic Arts/DICE Acquisition Finally Complete

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the acquisition of Battlefield developer Digital Illusions is finally complete and effective immediately. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, DICE becomes a fully integrated EA studio dedicated to growing the Battlefield franchise and developing new products for the PC, next generation consoles and other new platforms.

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

by Andrew Glenn on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Bethesda Softworks Announces Star Trek Ship Dates

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we already revealed Star Trek Encounters going gold a few days ago, Bethesda also announced the ship dates for Star Trek: Tactical Assault (October 24th, PSP and NDS), while Star Trek: Legacy is scheduled to be released on November 7th for the X360 and PC.

'Mage Knight Apocalypse' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mage Knight Apocalypse is an action RPG based on the collectible miniature game from WizKids Games with a unique character leveling system and an unprecedented focus on team play. The v1.01 patch addresses multiplayer issues, allows autostacking, and adds balance tweaks.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with 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.

'Mass Effect' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR, and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity.

PSP Review - 'Cars'

by John Curtis on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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

'World of Warcraft' Featured on South Park

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2006 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is going to be featured in the first episode of South Park Season 10! Click here to check out a sneak peek of the show. The new season of South Park is set to debut this Wednesday, October 4, at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific Time on Comedy Central.