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Various Game Trailers #711

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:05 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 :

  • UberSoldier - Trailer #3
  • The Outfit [X360] - Intro Movie
  • Driver Parallel Lines [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • Everquest II: Kingdom of Sky - Gameplay Trailer

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

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.03 Patch, SDK & Server Files Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has released the v1.03 patch for Monolith's first person close-quarters combat experience which now includes PunkBuster anti-cheat software, a multiplayer vote kick option, and 3 new multiplayer maps. An updated SDK and dedicated server files for hosting multiplayer games are also available.

'Paraworld' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' - v1.1 CD Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the first patch for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and adds new map support, improves multiplayer, adds balance tweaks and various graphical issues. This version of the patch is only valid if your game installed off CD, not DVD.

'The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 5:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin.

'World Series of Video Games' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Games Media Properties announced the first-ever World Series of Video Games, set to kick off in June 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky with four subsequent circuit events taking place throughout the year and culminating in a final event in December 2006. Grand prize is $1 Million in cash prizing, and the event will combine PC and Xbox games under standardized rules and procedures across a circuit of multiple tournaments.

'Baten Kaitos II' (NGC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 5:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Baten Kaitos II takes place 20 years after the original with 2 new continents to explore, in addition to locations from the original. You play as Sagi, Milly or Giro on your quest to find the source of a series of unnatural phenomena.

Sony Executive to Discuss PlayStation 3 in GDC 2006 Keynote

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The keynote, titled "PlayStation 3: Beyond the Box," will demonstrate the creative and technical opportunities that will be made available via next-generation consoles. More specifically, Harrison will outline SCE's current plans for the PlayStation 3 and how certain development strategies will help increase consumer interest.

'Darkstar One' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis!

Valve and IGA Settle In-Game Advertisement Dispute

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve and in-game advertising firm IGA Worldwide Inc. today announced an amicable resolution of differences regarding in-game advertising in Counter-Strike. This amicable resolution also absolves IGA's advertisers and IGA's advertising agencies from any liability.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' Now In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts announced today the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Empire at War, giving you the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy at your fingertips, with battles focused on action-packed combat rather than tedious resource gathering.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the destruction racer is set to accelerate its way onto the PS2, Xbox, and PC in the nitrous charged form of FlatOut 2 this June, courtesy of Bugbear Entertainment and Empire Interactive, while Vivendi Universal Games will distribute the title in the U.S.

'MechAssault: Phantom War' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced MechAssault: Phantom War for the NDS will ship to stores later this year. MechAssault: Phantom War features popular franchise elements while utilizing the Nintendo DS touch screen to deliver a new level of control and maneuverability.

'Rugby 06' (PS2/Xbox) Kicks Off In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today Rugby 06 has shipped to retailers and is now available in stores. EA SPORTS Rugby 06 throws you back into the scrum for the most realistic and intense rugby experience yet.

'Commandos: Strike Force' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomorrow Eidos will be releasing a demo for Pyro Studios' World War II FPS Commandos: Strike Force. The 650 mb demo will offer a two levels, one allowing you to set your espionage skills with the spy character, and the other that allows you to switch between the green beret and the sniper. We will have the demo available on our fileserver network at 9AM PST (noon EST, or 6PM GMT)

Midway Organizing 'NBA Ballers: Phenom' (PS2/Xbox) $100K Tournament

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced plans for the NBA Ballers: Phenom $100K Tournament. For two days in April, more than 1,000 of the best video gamers in the country will gather at The Music Box Fonda in Los Angeles to put their skills on display with hopes of walking away as champion in the highest paying 1-on-1 basketball video game tournament ever.

'2 Days To Vegas' Gets SpeedTree - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Monkeys announces the licensing of IDV's SpeedTree, which will help to create virtual plants in the cinematographic TPS 2 Days to Vegas, its a story driven 3rd person action-adventure game. The thrill-a-minute story is crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists, to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game.

'Maelstrom' Story Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking 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.

'The Outfit' (X360) Multiplayer Demo Coming To Xbox Live March 3rd

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Outfit multiplayer demo will provide X360 players with a great sample of the intense multiplayer experience (Strategic Victory) available in the final game - with up to 8 players battling to secure command points and strategic objectives throughout the map for their side. Read more for details and screens ...

'Shadowgrounds' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Star Heritage 0: Ship of Ages' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Heritage 0: Ship of Ages, an upcoming action/RPG, prequel to Star Heritage 1: The Black Cobra, Step Creative Group's upcoming first-person adventure game remake.

SEGA Responds To 'Football Manager 2006' (X360) HD Confusion

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Because we wanted to give Xbox 360 users a superior game experience with the same richness and tactical depth that Football Manager has traditionally offered, we asked Microsoft whether we could develop Football Manager 2006 to be a Hard Drive only game. Microsoft agreed as they wanted the best possible game for their console, and with Xbox Live multiplayer being incorporated into the title, we now have a complete Football Manager experience for console gamers, the first time in the franchise's history." Still doesn't tell us WHY it is required...

'War on Terror' - Proper English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe. This demo features one mission "Forgotten Hope," from the World Forces campaign. Contact with the Point Hope base has been lost and you are sent in to check things out.

UPDATE: Koch Media informed us that their installer was corrupt, proper version now in place.

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 3:03 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. South Peak Interactive is bringing SOE2 to Europe on in April 2006.

'Supreme Commander' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

'MLB '06: The Show' (PS2/PSP) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB '06 continues to build upon the critically acclaimed franchise with new and enhanced features, providing fans with the most realistic baseball videogame available to date.

Two Million 'Nintendogs' (NDS) Sold In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The success of Nintendogs continues to go from strength to strength for Nintendo with the latest sales across Europe reaching 2 million since its launch on the Nintendo DS on the 7th October 2005. The innovative software has expanded the gaming population by attracting new audiences, including many female purchasers. Nintendogs has also made a massive impact across the globe, with sales in the US reaching 1.5 million and over 1 million in Japan.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2: Open for Business will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

PC Review - 'Battlefield 2: Special Forces'

by Mark Crump on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Battlefield 2 Special Forces takes the intensity and quality of Battlefield 2 behind the scenes of news headlines, showcasing the most elite and deadly forces in the modern military world. Using accurate special forces weapons, gadgets, and vehicles, these covert armies battle to control key military and strategic locations.

'Samurai Warriors: State of War' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Samurai Warriors: State of War, its tactical action game set in the turbulent times of civil war Japan, has reached gold status, and will ship on March 7, 2006.

'Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cult of Mithras is a downloadable add-on for Legion Arena. It allows players to take their armies on new adventures into a new world, fighting against old enemies and new mythological beasts.

Xbox Review - 'Crime Life: Gang Wars'

by Hugh McHarg on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Crime Life: Gang Wars is a free roaming crime based beat em up. Mixing action and strategy elements within a gritty, detailed storyline to explore modern-day urban gang culture, the player is cast as a small-time homie who must work their way through the ranks to become a gang leader.