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Various Game Trailers #718

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 11:42 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 - Collector's Edition Trailer
  • Commandos Strike Force [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Developer Diary #1


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

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 9:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments.

Xbox Live Not MMO Friendly?

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 8:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Comments made by ArenaNet's co-founder Jeff Strain over at Gameindustry.biz seem to indicate a change in formula is in order to make it suitable. "Their whole goal is to encourage people to go and buy games on the shelf, then there's an online component for it," he explained. "But for us, when you buy it on the shelf, that's just the beginning of our relationship with you - and we want a direct connection with our customer so that we're always giving you new content, always supporting you directly. Xbox Live just wasn't really built, from a business standpoint, to support that."

'Unreal Tournament 2007' (PS3/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 8:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2007 is being developed by North Carolina-based Epic Games. The game promises to blow fans away with the gameplay, modifiability and visuals that Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology will deliver.

'Rampage: Total Destruction' (NGC/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 8:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rampage: Total Destruction reinvents the classic arcade series and offers up a wide array of playable monsters that have the ability to perform unique combo attacks and individual super moves. Rampage: Total Destruction unleashes the chaos like never before with new levels of destruction, and an interactive 3D environment.

'Rush' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Attempt mad jumps, high-flying stunts and arcade-style racing as Midway announced today that it is bringing the original Rush to the PSP. Go head-to-head with a friend in a street race or cruise mission using Wi-Fi functionality, or experience Story Mode which allows you to race through 5 Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps!

'Wintersport Pro 2006' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyanide has released a new patch for its Olympic Wintersports based title WinterSports Pro 2006, aka Winter Challenge. This patch brings your English, French, Italian, Russian and German retail game to v1.02 and fixes an issue with the direction arrow in slalom mode, and several multiplayer problems. Read more for details and download links.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. SEGA pinned down the official release date for the PC edition to April 11, 2006.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 3:55 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.

'X Quest' Brings Gaming And TV Together

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The X Quest universe is set in the near future, with technology based on NASA-type future reality. X Quest starts with two teams of seven contestants that enter the cramped compartments of a space simulator and partake in a month-long series of missions within the virtual world, and TV viewers can watch the adventures unfold on Fox.

'Call of Duty 2' Patch Being Tested, Coming Soon!

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinite Ward sends word that the Call of Duty 2 patch is currently being tested, and will be released soon. The update will include punkbuster (and it's functional unlike claims made on the official IW forum), 2 new multiplayer maps, fixes for multiplayer exploits and bugs, and the ability for players to auto download mods and maps. A second update for the X360 version is also being worked on, which will improve Xbox Live multiplayer functionality. Read more for details ...

'Winter Challenge' Now Available For Online Purchase/Download

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyanide announced that Winter Challenge is now available for online order/download from its website. Winter Challenge, aka Wintersport Pro 2006, is based on the upcoming Olympic Wintersports in Torino, and will feature 16 disciplines (skiing, bobsled, ski jumping etc.) and over 700 athletes from 29 countries, as well as multiplayer.

'MLB SlugFest 2006' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway's MLB SlugFest 2006 will feature a new create-a-player mode, updated team rosters and stadiums, along with a new library of signature animations and extreme collisions.

'Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring action superstar Dwayne The Rock Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves.

'College Hoops 2K6' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

College Hoops 2K6 for the Xbox 360 has gone gold and is set to hit store shelves on March 7, showcasing 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.

'Forbidden Siren 2' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The story takes place in an abandoned island, where all humans disappeared in a mysterious way 29 years ago. This time other than the dead people from the first game, there is a new type of enemy called the dark people, they have intelligence and abilities over human, and they can see in the darkness.

SimBin Extends FIA GT License For Its 'GTR' Racing Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SimBin secures future productions of its racing game GTR, based on the FIA GT Championship. The organisation behind the championship, SRO, and SimBin has agreed on a prolonged cooperation lasting until year 2012.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #7

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 10:38 a.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 answers questions from the fans, such as details about the Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment, SpiritWalk, in game music, mod support, PC vs. Xbox 360 differences and more ...

'Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk' (PS2/PC) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 10:22 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.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Screeches Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver 3 hits the streets today and race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

Play 'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) Against Bizarre Creations

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Live members have another chance to book their place in the first ever PGR 100, fuelled by Xbox Live, by taking on the Project Gotham Racing developers Bizarre Creations in a Developer Showdown, gamers versus programmers.

'Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm is turn-based (each turn consists of two 40 second phases, the first for orders, the second for reactions and targeting) and has a great PBEM system for head to head play. There is a German and a Soviet campaign and all the campaign battles can be played as set battles as well.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War thrusts players back in time, 15 years before the events of Ace Combat 5, and reveals the events that led up to the last chapter of the franchise. Players will take on the role of a mercenary hired to fly for Ustio, a small country bordering Belka, and face off against rival pilots throughout the game.

'Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner' - v2.0 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner is a classic graphic adventures with the freedom and playability of an RPG. German publisher Crimson Cow has released a new patch bringing your German retail game to v2.0, although no details beyond "fixes problems with the game" are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 5:04 a.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. Microsoft has released a list of 50 achievements that can be unlocked to crank up your gamerpoints.

'Paraworld' - Jarvis Babbit Hero Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, bringing new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Sunflowers reveals more information about one of the four heroes, Jarvis Babbit .

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII'

by Alicia on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Authentic WWII atmosphere. Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment looks so real you'll feel like you're the pilot in a famous WWII movie.

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Mid Season Transfer Update

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The LMA Manager 2006 team have been busy compiling all of the player moves from the January 2006 transfer window ready for the second half of the season. Now all the updated transfer and player data can be accessed and implemented into LMA Manager 2006.

'Guitar Hero' (PS2) Gets UK Publisher And Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero puts you at center stage of your very own rock band, featuring unique characters, a selection of Gibson electric guitars to play and concert venues that grow in size as your music career progress. Gem Distribution signed Guitar Hero for UK distribution, scheduled for April 7th 2006.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends promises to reinvent the RTS genre once again with a game that immerses players in a unique new fantasy world embroiled in an epic war between the forces of Magic and Technology. Gamers fight through towering cities, flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plains in battles filled with mystical creatures, devastating machines and incredible acts of magic.

'The Godfather' (ALL) Developer Interview #4

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 3:12 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. EA VP and Godfather executive producer David De Martini tells us more about the "Mobface" feature.

'Belief & Betrayal' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

dtp today announced its new adventure project Belief & Betrayal, putting the players into the role of the journalist Jonathan Danter, who - after the mysterious death of his uncle - gets involved in a dangerous church conspiracy, which has its roots through the centuries in the time when Judas got 30 silver coins for his betrayal of Jesus Christ.

'Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra' (PS2) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 2:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xenosaga Episode III will take place one year after the end of Episode II. The game will once again focus on the adventures of the series' main character Shion and her friends.

'Guild Wars' (PC) World Champion Crowned

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft announce the successful conclusion of the first Guild Wars World Championship (GWWC) and the crowning of guild The Last Pride (EvIL) from Korea as Guild Wars World Champions during Taiwan Game Show in Taipei, winning a total of $50,000 dollars

PS2/Xbox Review - 'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball'

by Kenny Bartlett on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Complete with an engaging visual presentation and ESPN’s Mike Patrick and former Stanford All-American Kyle Peterson calling the action, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball features an all-new Custom Ballpark feature, a robust Create a Player option, and includes exclusive new online features for the PS2 and Xbox Live.