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Various Game Trailers #717

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 8:48 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 :

  • Rainbow Six Critical Hour - Dev Diary #1
  • Rogue Trooper [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer
  • Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked [PS2] - Trailer Pack
  • Take Command: 2nd Manassas - Trailer #2
  • Stoked Rider - Sunset Tech Trailer


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

'College Hoops 2K6' (X360) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 8:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

College Hoops 2K6 for X360 delivers all the excitement of college basketball through incredible next generation graphics, unparalleled gameplay, the entire suite of features found in the critically-acclaimed current generation versions, and an expanded roster of teams and players.

Capcom Brings Animated Series Based on Videogames To UMD

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 7:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced that it is bringing animated series based on its Street Fighter and Darkstalkers videogames to UMD. Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie, 29 episodes of the Street Fighter II V animated series, Night Warriors Darkstalkers Revenge Alpha and Night Warriors Darkstalkers Revenge Omega.

Midway Financial Report Reveals 'UT 2007' Release Window

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Midway released its quaterly results and dispite the fact that net revenues dropped 9% it remains optimistic for the coming year with an estimated 3& revenue increase. In the subsequent conference call Midway revealed Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 2007 is currently scheduled for Winter 2007 (Dec. 2006 - March 2007). End of last year Midway closed Australian developer Ratbag, but predicts it will hire an additional 100 over the coming year and plans to steamline its production by improving tech sharing amongst internal studios.

The Weapons Of 'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Morphid Brood' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Morphid Brood challenges the player to aid the Brood on the journey they seem compelled to undertake, to a place yet unknown, but the going won’t be easy. Standing in their way are countless environmental challenges and puzzles, and worse still, a group of equally strange jungle-dwelling creatures with a ravenous appetite.

'Vietnam Combat: First Battle' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 3:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vietnam Combat: First Battle, under development at Exozet Games/Provox, is a Vietnam military turn-based strategy to bwe published by Black Pepper Games.

'BLACK' (PS2/Xbox) Not Coming To Xbox 360, But Sequel Will

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with EuroGamer Criterion's Alex Ward commented on recent speculations that BLACK might be making an appearance on the Xbox 360. "I keep reading all over forums that we're going to make a 360 version of BLACK, and it's just not true." Alex denied the reason that BLACK doesn't work on the X360 as a sign EA simply holding out for a possible port, but he went on to say that the sequel will be on the nextgen console somewhere in the future.

'Magic Online III' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wizards of the Coast has announced the next installment in its online strategy Trading Card Game, Magic Online III, which will arrive this summer with many new features, a whole new look and a mentor system that makes it easier than ever to learn to play.

'Far Cry Instincts Evolution' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts Evolution will introduce players to an entirely new story, characters and game features that reflect and improve upon the critically acclaimed elements of the first title.

'Crusader Kings' - v1.05 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox has released a new patch for their strategy game Crusader Kings. This update brings your retail game to v1.05 and overhauls many game mechanisms, introducing many new features, and completely reworking and rebalancing almost all aspects of the game.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Call of Juarez' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

Midway Signs In-Game Advertising Deal With Double Fusion

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway announced today the broadening of its in-game advertising strategy with a multi-year multi-game deal with Double Fusion to provide dynamic, in-game advertising exclusively to select, upcoming Midway titles, starting with Stranglehold, developed in collaboration with John Woo.

'WarPath' (Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarPath, developed by Digital Extremes, is new fast-paced Sci-fi FPS game offering up a unique single player experience as well as multiplayer modes that will challenge any shooter fan who owns an Xbox, or a PC.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ahead of its retail launch, EA has already released the first patch for its 3D RTS sequel The Battle for Middle-Earth 2. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and improves stability of the game and fixes a few desyncs. Read more for download links ...

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killers. Legacy Interactive has released the first patch fixing a navigation bug and some graphical issues on NVIDIA GeForce videocards, but is only valid for North American editions of the game.

'Taito Legends 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets UK Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Taito Legends 2 will compliment the first collection and fulfill the wishes of many retro gamers dreams with 40 additional titles including Darius Gaiden, Puzzle Bobble 2, Space Invaders DX, Elevator Action Returns, Rastan 2, Qix and many others.

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you the freedom to skate or bike throughout a rich, expansive open environment in which you never have to skate the same line twice. Aspyr has released the first patch for its THAW PC port, bringing your retail game to v1.01 and addressing a multiplayer crash when messaging a homie.

'Tetris DS' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The long blue bar. The yellow block. And those darn zigzag things whose images stay on your brain. These familiar Tetris shapes started a generation of video game fans. Now Nintendo is putting a new spin on the classic with Tetris DS.

'FIFA Street 2' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today revealed the international in-game soundtrack for FIFA Street 2, featuring 47 songs from around the world. With its unique mix of drum & bass, underground hip hop, rock and Latin artists, the game brings the most beautiful sport back to the streets.

'Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/PC) - 17 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix is working on a new expansion pack for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI which will introduce new maps, monsters as well as several new classes such as the much anticpated Blue Mage. Read more for some new screens ...

'Pacific Fighters' - v4.04 Update Patch & Servers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released yet another new patch for 1C Maddox's WW2 flight sim Pacific Fighters. This update brings your retail game to v4.04 (for both the standalone and merged installations) and fixes ati/nvidia gfx card issues, AI, several other adjustments, and adds a new ship. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Yakuza' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today announced Yakuza (known in Japan as Ryu Ga Gotoku), a thrilling action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase. Developed exclusively for the PS2, Yakuza takes players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organisation.

'Alpha Prime' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alpha Prime is a first person action game with an emphasis on the single player experience. At its core is a Science Fiction story written by the foremost Czech Sci-fi author Ondrej Neff. Game play will be a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

British Actress Voices Lara Croft In 'Tomb Raider Legend' (ALL)

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos confirmed today that the new voice of Lara Croft is leading British actress Keeley Hawes. Keeley, best known for her role of three years as Zoƫ Reynolds in BBC's flagship drama 'Spooks' and recently seen in Michael Winterbottom's feature Cock and Bull Story,

GMX Media Brings 'Pathologic' To The UK

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media are today announcing that they will be releasing the horror adventure title Pathologic in the UK in March 2006. Pathologic is a unique type of adventure game designed to affect the emotional and psychological state of the player in a way that no other PC game has achieved.

Midway Signs 'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar'

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that it has signed a co-publishing agreement with Midway to distribute The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar in North America. The Lord of the Rings Online is the world's first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) role playing game based upon the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

PSP Preview - 'Samurai Warriors: State of War'

by Hugh McHarg on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Samurai Warriors: State of War for PSP is a tactical action game set in the turbulent times of civil war Japan. Players will get to take control of famous military commanders and other legendary characters, and engage in a multitude of battles in a dramatically unfolding war.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 12:46 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.

PS2 Review - 'Drakengard 2'

by Joe Keiser on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Drakengard 2 picks up 18 years after Caim's exploits in the first title. The heroes this time around are Nove, a young man who can speak with the Dragon known as Legna, and a now grown-up Mana. The two main characters are joined by Urich, a masked man said to have made a pact with the God of Death.

PC Review - 'Blitzkrieg II'

by Justin on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.