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Various Game Trailers #950

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 11:58 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 :

  • Natural Selection 2 - Trailer
  • Vanguard: Sage of Heroes - Shadow Hound Trailer
  • The Continuum - Trailer


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

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 10:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport.

Gamer's Gate Signs Five Titles For Online Distribution

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers Gate announce several exciting titles in its new "sci-fi special". This special offering includes a variety of retail games but also several science-fiction games that have never before been released in North America or Europe. The games included in the science fiction special are: Space Rangers 1 & 2, Star Wolves, BorderZone, Vivisector, and A.I.M

'Blue Dragon' (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic.

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - v2.53 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, which proved to be the pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign. MadMinute Games has released a new patch bringing your English / German retail game to v2.53 and adding new commands, features, and the usual game tweaks and bug fixes.

'Virtua Tennis 3' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behaviour and mannerisms of individual professional players.

'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol' (PS2) Finalist Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 4:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced the top-10 national finalists in the national Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol contest. More than 500 crooners from NY to LA entered in regional competitions where they performed their chosen song from the game and were judged by virtual video game versions of American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

'Armored Core 4' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armored Core 4 will allow you to create your own mech from a few hundred components, including color, to give it an exclusive looks. Successfully completing missions, and purchase even more powerful parts to make your mech stronger.

AMD Under Investigation By Department of Justice

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AMD has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division in connection with the DOJ’s investigation into potential antitrust violations related to graphics processors and cards. AMD entered the graphics processor business following the company’s acquisition of ATI last month. The DOJ has not made any specific allegations against AMD or ATI. AMD intends to cooperate with the investigation.

'Desert Law' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Law is a new spin on the traditional real-time strategy that immerses players into a post-apocalyptic world where gasoline is the new world currency. Players can have anything if they have gas to pay for it, or gamers can loose everything with one tactical mistake.

'Super Swing Golf Pangya' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Swing Golf takes advantage of the Wii’s motion sensing controller to give you the full 18-hole golfing experience from the comfort of your own home. Traverse the links with one of eight different characters as you challenge yourself or up to three others through story mode, match play, stroke play, and party mode!

'Tales of Destiny 2' (PSP) Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Destiny 2 is the sequel to Tales of Destiny, originally released on PS2 four years ago. Set 18 years after the original, Tales of Destiny 2 introduces two new heroes, Kyle Dunamis and Reala. The game uses mostly 2D, except for map movement, while battle sequences are real time using the new Trust & Tactical Linear Motion Battle System (TT-LMBS).

'Evochron Alliance' - v2.088 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Evochron Alliance you are placed in a recently discovered region of space where your survival depends on your ability to manage wealth and resources as well as your skills in combat. This updated demo adds a 3D cockpit, TrackIR and Windows Vista support, and the usual bug/crash fixes and general improvements.

Michigan's Violent Video Game Law Defeat Costs Taxpayers $180,000

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The State of Michigan must pay the video game industry $182,349 in attorney's fees and costs as a result of successful litigation challenging an unconstitutional effort to enact a law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, Judge George Caram Steeh, US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, ruled yesterday.

'Field Ops' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive's Field Ops, developed by Digital Reality and previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter.

Friday, December 1, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 8:11 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:

'SKATE' (PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic skateboard videogame experience to date.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v3.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 7:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v3.2 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth (thanks 3DGamers).

'TrackMania United' Integrates Direct User Exchange of Tracks

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 7:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania United is the complete TrackMania game, regrouping all the TrackMania games released until now and all their add-ons. Ascaron unveils TrackMania United's new connected functionality, allowing players to directly exchange all their creations through the game, its interface and its closed Internet network.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 7:11 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.

Introversion Adding amBX To 'DEFCON'

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 7:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Introversion Software announced that it was teaming up with Philips to produce an amBX version of DEFCON. In time, the company also hopes to amBX enable their two previous critically acclaimed titles: Darwinia and Uplink.

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 6:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

'Gran Turismo HD' (PS3) Cancelled, Becomes Demo Instead

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a surprising turn of event, Sony Japan released an announcement that Gran Turismo HD will launch in retail stores, but instead as a free downloadable demo through the PlayStation Store. Shifting development focus to GT 5 instead, the demo, only confirmed for Japan, will be released on December 24th and include ten cars, two layouts of a single track, Time Attack and Drift Trial modes, with an online Network Ranking feature.

'Frontline: Fields of Thunder' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frontline: Fields of Thunder is a new RTS series where players are taken to the frontline, where the gameplay is going back to its RTS roots - inspired by games like Blitzkrieg. With state of the art graphics and an overhauled interface, players will find themselves challenged in many different environments and settings.

'Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure' Cancelled As iBase Games Shuts Down

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iBase Games closed its doors, and laid off all its game development workers (including Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe) while its parent company, iBase Entertainment seeks additional financing. As a result iBase Games' action comedy Sam Suede: Undercover Exposure, has been put on hold indefinitly. iBase Entertainment hopes to revive the project at a later time ...

'Full Auto 2: Battlelines' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Full Auto 2: Battlelines is a combat-racing game putting high-speed vehicles outfitted with weapons and armor into fully realized and fully destructible urban street environments. SEGA announced that Full Auto 2: Battlelines has officially gone gold and will release in North America on December 7, 2006.

Seven Lights Reveals 'The Continuum'

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seven Lights today introduces itself to all gamers hungry for an online experience that unites strategic gameplay with RPG character development, collectibility, customization, and virtual economies into a series of PC and console game products. Seven Lights are currently developing its first game, The Continuum.

Wii Review - 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

A more grown-up Link returns in a new adventure, and an impressive new 3-D look. Solve challenging puzzles, explore vast lands and hunt for treasure. Immerse yourself in the deep storylines and rich graphics that the franchise is known for.

PC Review - 'EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer'

by Keith Durocher on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Echoes of Faydwer introduces a new playable race, The Fae, as well as over 350 new quests, new hats, cloaks, armor, and new horse mounts available to players of all levels, over 40 new types of creatures, more than 20 new zones and adventure areas, new PvP rewards, plus all-new items, equipment, spells and tradeskill recipes.

'FreeStyle Street Basketball' - Alpha Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FreeStyle Street Basketball is a fast-paced online basketball game where players meet on virtual courts to challenge each other in a dynamic pick-up game environment, featuring cutting-edge music, fashions and gravity defying basketball moves.

'Armed Assault' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | 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.

'Star Wars Galaxies - Chapter 4: Armed and Ready for Action' Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and SOE announced that Star Wars Galaxies Chapter 4: Armed and Ready for Action is now available for all SWG subscribers who will automatically receive updates throughout the remainder of 2006 and into 2007, as part of their regular subscription to the game.

Former Ritual CEO Teams Up With id Software

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software announced the hiring of long-time industry veteran and former Ritual CEO Steve Nix as id Software's new Director of Business Development. Marty Stratton, id’s director of business development since 2000, is moving into a production role within the company as an executive producer.