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Various Game Trailers #712

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 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 :

  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - Dev Diary #3
  • David Douillet Judo [ALL] - Trailer
  • Fight Night Round 3 [ALL] - Trailer #10
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #9
  • Top Spin 2 [GBA/NDS/X360] - Trailer
  • WarPath [Xbox/PC] - Trailer


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

Atari Plans To Lay Off 20% Of Its Employees

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced the implementation of its corporate action plan. This announcement follows the company's statement in early February that it would act on cost control, dispose of non-core assets and place a stronger emphasis on external development studios. The company announced today the restructuring of its operations, which will result in a worldwide workforce reduction of approximately 20%.

'Fire Department 3' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 9:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fire Department 3 takes the accurate portrayal of the fire fighter's realm to the next level thanks to a new technological platform that allows for an incomparably rich and realistic game experience.

'Kudos' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 8:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kudos is a turn based game 'life sim' game based on social relationships, like the Sims, but not set in a 3D world. It's VERY important that your character builds up a lot of strong friendships with interesting people. Your character wants to be popular and cool. Can you help them do that?

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the first patch for Petroglyph's just released RTS Star Wars Empire at War. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses a server disconnection issue as well as all of the fixes included in the v1.01 patch.

'Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins' (PSP) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The beloved armored Arthur, with his renowned boxers in tow, charges onto the portable gaming scene as Capcom today announced Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins, an exciting side-scrolling action adventure game for the PSP.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent will completely revolutionize and reinvent the spy action genre by introducing an unprecedented double agent concept and an entirely new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience.

'Power Stone Collection' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Power Stone Collection for the PSP, a compilation including enhanced versions of Power Stone and Power Stone 2, originally released for the Sega Dreamcast and arcades.

'Capcom Puzzle World' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Capcom Puzzle World for the PSP, a collection with five amazing titles including the cult classic Super Puzzle Fighter II, Block Block, and the three-in-one Buster Bros. Collection.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - 25 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 2:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #6

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms posted their latest installment in the weekly Prey update in Human Head Software's Prey Project Lead Chris Rhinehart talks about how they used to hand-animated our characters, and have now switched to motion capturing for Prey, the difficulties in doing so for the first time and what they have learned from the experience.

DirecTV Coming To Your Xbox 360 ?

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A little while back, Microsoft announced it had signed a deal with satellite tv provider DirecTV, although there were no details beyond that it would "extend the DirectTV experience to the Xbox 360 system." OXM's rumor section reveals that this might translate into an entire new blade in the X360 Dashboard, offering all sort of goodies in High Definition, such as TV episodes, movies on demand and TiVo-like functions such as standard-definition streaming (DVR). No confirmation or estimated release date could be obtained from Microsoft beyond the typical "no comment on rumors" reply.

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix features all the cities, cars and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition while taking the unprecedented move of adding entirely new content with 24 new vehicles, a new city (Tokyo), new music, new races and battle maps.

'Ninety-Nine Nights' (X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninety-Nine Nights is a fantasy action game that mixes action game with strategy elements. You control a massive army that is challenged by hordes of enemies, in a multi-angle scenario, where you can assume the role of various characters and see the game world from totally different points of view.

NCSoft Europe Launches 'Auto Assault' Beta Test

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCSoft Europe announced today the launch of its Auto Assault beta test program. Beta testing is live to users across Europe from 6-10pm Thursdays and 9am Saturday through to 9pm Sunday, so get driving! Can't wait to get your hands on Auto Assault? Then check out the game before release.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars transports players to the front lines of an epic new war for Earth.

'Drakengard 2' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Drakengard 2 is now available in stores throughout North America for the suggested retail price of $39.99. Drakengard 2 picks up 18 years after Caim's exploits in the first title. The two main characters are joined by Urich, a masked man said to have made a pact with the God of Death.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (NDS/PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, based on the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures’ film, is a swashbuckling third-person action/adventure. Players will engage in game play that reflects the cunning world of the film franchise -- with an abundance of disloyalty, humor and revenge.

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - First Screen

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis — one that is not only expansive (with 80 sq miles and over 9,000 buildings), but also changes dynamically with you as you affect gameplay. Citizens will run away in terror from newly-erupting danger and also exit their cars to cheer and snap photos as you fly overhead to save them.

'Bet on Soldier' Raises The Stakes With Two Addons

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster revealed that Bet on Soldier will see not one but two new addons during the course of 2006. Both add-ons will feature new stories, different singleplayer missions, new multiplayer maps as well as the eagerly awaited Team Deathmatch mode. Read more for details ...

'Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is the ultimate futuristic aerial combat game featuring some of the most frenzied air battles ever witnessed with an intensity rarely reached in a videogame.

Atari Ready For Some Early Spring Cleaning?

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with UK trade magazine MCV, Atari CEO Bruno Bonnell reveals that the ailing publisher might sell off most, if not all, of its internal studios in order to keep the company financially secure. Atari currently has five studios who are working on some big titles, and Bonnell indicates that these may be shed once their current projects are wrapped up. The studios are: Driver 4's Reflections (UK), current-gen Test Drive's Melbourne House (Australia) Stuntman 2's Paradigm (US), Earthworm Jim's Shiny Studios (US) and next-gen Test Drive's Eden Studios (France).

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the heart of the action from a first person perspective. Take control of the three members of the 'Strike Force' unit, each with their own play style. However, it is up to you how you execute plans of attack by combining the Commandos' unique skills. This demo allows you to try out the game's 3 characters in 2 mission (thanks CFansite).

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 4:42 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.

'BattleStrike: Eastern Front' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive today announced a new World War 2 game, BattleStrike: Eastern Front, and is being developed using Epic’s Unreal technology. The title is scheduled for release in the Q4 2006 and will be available in all leading retail outlets across various territories including America, Europe and Asia.

'Darkfall' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enjoy the smooth and flowing gameplay, the fast paced action, and the highly responsive controls. Darkfall is a next generation MMORPG that combines real-time action and real-time strategy in a fantasy setting.

'The Godfather' (ALL) Developer Interview #3

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own, and become Don. Gameplay Designer Steve Szakal tells us all about the "driving" aspect in The Godfather.

'Tekken: Dark Resurrection' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, Namco today officially announced that Tekken is coming to the PSP, this summer. Tekken: Dark Resurrection takes all the top elements from the latest arcade version and introduces a host of new, PSP-exclusive features to deliver great mobile gaming.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (ALL) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K6 includes innovative features such as a new movement system and realistic player collisions on the infield and outfield. New broadcast elements include flashback replays, and a unique player morale system will unfold the drama like never before in a baseball video game.

'Reprobates' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

dtp announced today has launched the ANACONDA Adventure Weeks. In each of the following weeks dtp will announce the signing of one new adventure project for 2006 or 2007, starting today with Future Games' new adventure Reprobates.

'Bust-a-Move Deluxe' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Bob and Bub plus new characters, never before seen games and ways to play including spooky Ghost Mode! Pop matching colored bubbles to solve puzzles in a variety of game types including head-to-head play. Whether you are a first-timer or an expert bubble launcher, you will be sure to find brain-teasing fun in the over 1000 puzzles available in Bust-A-Move Deluxe!

Xbox 360 Preview - 'The Outfit'

by Matt Mefford on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Between a press tour and a pre-DICE event in Las Vegas, two of our wacky staffers were able to spend some hands-on time with THQ's upcoming X360 title, The Outfit. The schizophrenic tone of this preview is a result of the combination of their opinions, concerns, and observations … or their own underlying mental issues. You be the judge!

Relentless Software Adds Six Recruits to Its Staff

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Relentless Software, known for Buzz! The Music Quiz, today announced the recruitment of 6 new staff to its creative team with plans for more additions as the studio expands.

'RF Online' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, RF Online sees you take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions and leading your character into the final battle for control over the entire Novus galaxy. More details and screens detailing the three factions ...

PC Review - 'Shattered Union'

by Dan Barrow on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set atop the smoldering ruins of a fictional United States torn apart by civil war, Shattered Union is an action-packed strategy game for console and PC. Gamers will play through an exciting single player campaign to reunite the country by force, or online in one-on-one matches.