Various Game Trailers #708

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 9:52 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 :

  • Battle for Middle-Earth 2 - IsenMor Trailer
  • Fight Night Round 3 - Berrera vs. Morales Trailer
  • Panzer Elite Action [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #6
  • Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 - Trailer
  • The Sims 2 Open for Business - Valentine's Trailers (2)
  • Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble [PSP] - Trailer
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Classes Trailer

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

'Dragonshard' - v1.2.1 US Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 9:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released an updated version of the European patch for Liquid Ent's RTS/PRG game Dragonshard This update brings your UK/French & German retail game to v1.2.1b adds new maps, addresses multiplayer issues, graphical and sound problems. Read more for download links ..

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday is a stand-alone expansion pack for their strategy title Hearts of Iron II. The expansion will include the original game and boasts a World War III scenario, a complete scenario editor as well as an extended time line.

'Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess' (NGC) Pre-Orders Delayed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While it is currently still listed as scheduled for April 2006, a "change of pre-order date" email from Best Buy's customer care service obtained by Joystiq reveals that Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess might be pushed back to November 1st, 2006. Officially Nintendo does not comment on speculations and has not narrowed any sort of release date down beyond a vague "2006."

'GTR 2' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GTR2 is the next big step forward for the GTR brand, and sports a host of new features and improvements. In addition to all the favourite cars and tracks returning from GTR, the player will now be able to experience the thrill of driving a whole set of new and exotic sports cars on several new tracks.

'NBA '06' (PS2) Predicts NBA All-Star 2006 Results

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Western Conference All-Stars will make it four wins in five years and current NBA scoring leader, Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers, will take home the MVP hardware at NBA All-Star 2006 in Houston as predicted by a precise simulation on NBA '06 for the PS2.

'The Sims' Icon Will Wright To Give Keynote Speech At GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Videogame design icon Will Wright, creator of SimCity and The Sims, will deliver a keynote address during the 2006 Game Developers Conference (GDC). In his address, Wright will explore topics related to next-generation game design and development strategies.

'American Conquest: Divided Nation' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV's latest real-time strategy title, American Conquest: Divided Nation, has gone gold today. The game, which will be in stores in early April, will have players re-enacting some of the grandest battles of 19th century America.

'Huxley' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Huxley is a massively multiplayer online first person shooting game utilizing the Unreal 3 engine that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Human beings have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

'Battlefield 2' - v1.2 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's AJ Marini made a little announcement: "We have some great news for you regarding the upcoming patch. 1.2 is in the final stages of its release cycle. This means you need to keep an eye on this web space for further info and a release date. I want to extend a huge thanks to our community for helping us grasp the issues that have made your gameplay less than optimal at times. We are very happy with the improvements in this patch and sincerely hope you are all pleased with the work we’ve done."

Ubisoft And Snowboarder Shaun White Sign Video Game Deal

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft and Shaun White, snowboarding halfpipe Gold Medalist in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and six time X Games Gold Medalist, announced an exclusive worldwide agreement to create video games inspired by White's world-famous snowboarding style.

'Rainbow Six Lockdown' Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown, the latest PC iteration of the award-winning tactical shooter is ready for retail and will be on store shelves across the U.S. on February 16th, 2006.

Activision Confirms Transformers License

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few weeks ago, Activision today officially announced it has signed a licensing deal that grants Activision the global rights, excluding Japan, to develop console, handheld and PC games based on the Transformers brand. The first game will be tied to the much-anticipated July 4, 2007 movie release of the live action Transformers film.

'The Wild' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Wild is a single-player, side-scrolling adventure game based on the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures’ film, premiering April 14, 2006. Players take on the role of Samson the Lion or Benny the Squirrel as they journey from the New York City Zoo to the wild in search of Samson’s lost teenage son, Ryan.

'Dino Crisis 2' - CD Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dino Crisis 2 takes place outdoors, in the lush detailed environments of the jungle, as player’s fight to survive the constant attack of vicious dinosaurs. Capcom has released a tiny patch fixing a CD in Drive bug when you use it with a fully installed game.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' (X360/PC) Elven Race Detailed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'Half-Life 2: Episode One' Game Details

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Half-Life 2: Episode One is an all-new episode created by Valve that extends the Half-Life 2 single player adventure. The player reprises his role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance's battle against the Combine forces.

'Stronghold Legends' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games today announced Stronghold Legends, a standalone game based on an upgraded Stronghold 2 engine, combining beautifully crafted visuals and well balanced gameplay with the epic legends of the middle ages. Read more for details and screens..

'Tycoon City: New York' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

'Painkiller' (Xbox/PC) Developers Working on Next Gen Title For THQ

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that a deal has been signed with Painkiller developer People Can Fly to bring their forthcoming title to consumers worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, the as-yet untitled game is expected to be developed for a global release across next-gen platforms in fall 2007.

Former 'Word of Warcraft' Chaps License Offest Engine For MMO

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MMO developer Red 5 Studios and Offset Software, a developer of next generation games, today announce that Red 5 Studios has agreed to license the Offset Engine for use in Red 5 Studios' upcoming massively multiplayer online game (MMO) title.

'FIFA Street 2' (NDS/PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach has gone gold and is in final production. The world's first online roleplaying game based on the legendary pen and paper Dungeons & Dragons game is currently scheduled to ship on February 28, 2006.

UK Developer Blitz Games Working On Nintendo Revolution Title

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blitz Games today announced the signing of its first title for Nintendo's next generation Revolution console. Details of the game itself will be announced shortly by a major publisher.

'New Super Mario Bros' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boasting incredible 3-D graphics to accompany classic 2-D game play, this fast-paced adventure will have Mario fans cheering as they make their way over fields, under water, through castles and into the air. New and familiar enemies are everywhere, not to mention mind-blowing challenges made possible by the dual screens of the NDS, and also wireless multiplayer with a friend.

'From Russia With Love' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the original 60’s Bond era, From Russia With Love features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay, social multiplayer experiences, gorgeous women, and classic, upgradeable weapons and gadgetry with modern mechanics.

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

State of Emergency 2 takes place 10 years after the original and has Spanky, Bull and MacNeill again up against the Corporation. This time, they not only have access to guns but also - for the first time - helicopters, speedboats, Tanks and APCs and new team members.

Playing Video Games Trains The Brain

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Canadian research team performed a study of 100 university undergraduates in Toronto and concluded that video gamers consistently outperform their non-playing peers in a series of tricky mental tests. If they also happened to be bilingual, they were unbeatable. The researchers are also finding evidence that the high-speed, multitasking of the young and wireless can help protect their brains from aging.

'OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is the latest installment in the iconic OutRun series, giving a new legion of gamers the opportunity to experience the thrills. Power your way across 15 new American-themed environments from the OutRun2 SP arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to six players for a thrilling head-to-head journey.

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, Football Manager 2006 will offer fans of Sports Interactive's games an opportunity to experience the highs and lows of virtual football management 'on the go'.

Explicit Game Promotes 'Running Scared' Movie

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To promote its upcoming movie Running Scared, New Line Cinema offers website viewers a free promotional action game, but with quite some explicit (read: sexual) content. Variety is reporting that the website's traffic has doubled since its launch a week ago, even though it's only accessible to people 17 years of age or older. You need to provide your name and address, which is then checked against public records.

'Space Empires V' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Malfador revealed, through an FAQ, that SE V has been pushed back from April to June 2006 (thanks Blues). Space Empires V completely updates the user interface and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge, living, breathing galaxy.

PS2/Xbox Multiplayer Preview - 'Sonic Riders'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards gamers will experience a heightened sense of Extreme sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

NDS Review - 'Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time'

by Hugh McHarg on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In this sequel to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the brothers travel back in time to retrieve Princess Peach, only to come face to face with baby versions of themselves, the princess and Bowser. Teaming up with their young selves will soon send Mario and Luigi on a quest of lunatic proportions as players must control both the adult AND baby versions of the Mushroom Kingdom heroes.