Various Game Trailers #924

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 10:25 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 :

  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz [Wii] - Trailer
  • Superman Returns [PS2/Xbox/X360] - Audio Trailer
  • Thrillville [PS2/Xbox] - Featurette Trailer #2
  • Konductra [NDS] - Trailer


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

30 Virtual Console (Wii) Titles Available Before Year's End

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo is making the greatest video game archive in history available for download to its Virtual Console. On top of the 530 GameCube titles, Nintendo will have 30 classic games available for download, from NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16 consoles.

'Halo 3' (X360) Pre-Order Starts Tomorrow

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The epic saga continues with Halo 3, in this third chapter of the Halo trilogy, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. Starting tomorrow GameStop allows you to pre-order Halo 3, which comes in 3 versions : Standard ($59.99), Collector's ($69.99), and Legendary Edition ($99.99).

'Metal Slug Anthology' (PSP/Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Celebrating Metal Slug’s 10th Anniversary, SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment will release Metal Slug Anthology, containing: Metal Slug 1 through 6; with Metal Slug 1 and 2 making their first appearances on a home console, since the NEOGEO AES system.

'Viva Pinata' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rare's Viva Pinata brings a vibrant world of living pinata animals to video games, television and beyond. The Viva Pinata universe showcases an engaging cast of colorful, wild-roaming pinata animals that entertain and challenge imaginations. Viva Pinata has gone gold and is on track for its November 9, 2006 release date.

'X3: Reunion 2.0' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced X3: Reunion 2.0, adding new features to the original X3 game, including free expansions, while removing Starforce protection, enabling more players to access the game without the potential performance issues of the copy protection.

'The Ship' Sails for Free On Steam This Weekend

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ship is a thriller set onboard a 1920's luxury liner where Mr X, the Ship's owner, has "invited" you to a mysterious game of hunt and hunted, as players must secretly track and extinguish specified passengers while avoiding similar fate. You now get the chance to try out the full game for free starting Thursday, November 2 at 1 pm PDT through Sunday, November 5 at the same time, available on on Steam.

Capcom to Shy Away from Exclusives And Focus on Multiplatform Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom's President and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto made a few interesting statements during the company's annual report. Because of the higher next-gen development costs, Capcom intends to implement a multi-platform strategy, marketing a single title for different game consoles, thereby expanding sales and optimizing profits. A new multiplatform development engine has been created to further improve efficiency. Capcom believes the next-generation game consoles market is declining, while online games, especially PC, are growing rapidly, so a new company will be established, first in Asia, to explore that trend.

'Sid Meier's Railroads!' - Train Livery Pack 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular “tycoon” genre, and inspired a new generation of games. This asset pack contains four new train liveries you can use with Sid Meier's Railroads!

'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.

Alawar's Casual Games Get In-Game Advertising

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alawar announced today that it has signed an agreement with Extent to add in-game advertising to its lineup. The deal includes casual titles ranging from arcade-style games like CheboMan to 3D arkanoid-breakout games like Magic Ball 2.

'Cricket 07' (PS2/PC) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced the return of England cricket hero Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff to the front of pack for Cricket 07. With its fully licensed squads, groundbreaking Century Stick control system and more natural camera perspective, Cricket 07 will bring players the most immersive gameplay experience to date.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 6' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami will release a 207mb demo tomorrow, allowing you to try out part of the game. Whether there will be a simultaneous Xbox Live release is not known at this point. Pro Evolution Socceris known for its realism, and the new edition is abundant with new gameplay additions. Player AI has been massively upgraded, while the physical side of play has been refined. We will of course have the demo available on our fileserver network.

'Harker' (Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Collective announced today that it is working on a new original next-gen console game entitled Harker. The game, inspired by the classic horror novel, "Dracula," is set to take the survival horror genre in a new and much more personal direction.

'Paradise City' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Paradise City, developer Sirius Games, formerly known as Media Mobsters, the player takes on the role of a young ambitious gangster with the single goal of becoming the most successful and influential criminal in the entire city.

'Civilization IV: Warlords' - v2.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Civ IV: Warlords will deliver six unique and interesting scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful "warlord" unit. 2K Games has released the first patch addressing various AI, graphics, UI, multiplayer, sound issues, as well as general tweaks and balance adjustments.

'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 6:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Clive Barker's Jericho is an squad-based horror FPS devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. The Jericho Team is a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats.

'NBA Street 4' (PS3/X360) Now Known As 'NBA Street Homecourt'

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 6:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay, creating a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments.

'The BIGS' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today a unique, new sports title that adds more explosive excitement to baseball video games than ever before, The BIGS. This over-the-top baseball action title puts an entirely new spin on MLB as it blends outrageous visuals and intuitive gameplay mechanics.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. This is the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on next generation platforms.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | 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:

'RTL Winter Games 2007' (PS2/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The winter season is near and RTL Enterprises announces yet another skiing title, as usual developed by 49Games, also known for Alpine Skiing. RTL Winter Games 2007 features 15 categories such as speed skating, biathlon, skijumping, alpine skiing, and making its entry this year is curling.

'Halo' The Movie Pre-Production Halted

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Contrary to what was indicated last week, it seems "Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, along with their partner, Microsoft, have mutually agreed to postpone making a feature film based on the Halo video game universe until we can fulfill the promise we made to millions of Halo fans throughout the world that we would settle for no less than bringing a first class film to the big screen."

Sony Bringing Silver PS2 to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 in time for the year-end peak-selling season. The new model is in stores now for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $129.99/$139.99 CND while supplies last.

'Spider-Man: Battle for New York' (GBA/NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spider-Man: Battle for New York allows gamers to take on the role of their favorite Super Hero, Spider-Man, and one of his famed nemeses, Green Goblin, in an original storyline which builds upon their legendary comic book rivalry.

PC Preview - 'Gothic 3'

by David Wanaselja on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In the third chapter of the Gothic saga, the situation is desperate: The orcs have beaten King Rhobar’s troops and are ruling the most important parts of Myrtana, enslaving the human population. Only the tricky inhabitants of the south and the wild barbarians of the icy north are holding against the orcish domination.

PSP Review - 'Rengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N.'

by Agustin on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rengoku 2 tells a story parallel to the events of Tower of Purgatory, as players assume the role of A.D.A.M., a battle android trapped in a mysterious tower filled with fearsome enemies.