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Various Game Trailers #702

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 11:47 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 :

  • Evolution GT [PS2/PC] - Trailer
  • Panzer Elite Action - Trailer #5
  • Fight Night Round 3 [X360] - Ali vs. Frazier Trailer


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

'Wildlife Park 2' - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 8:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wildlife Park 2 builds on the foundations of the original game, and adds a whole new level of organic simulation, making your livestock even more life like. Add in realistic weather conditions, botanical gardens and a highly advanced strategic and business simulation engine and you have the ultimate Wildlife Park tycoon game.

'Shadow Hearts: From The New World' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow Hearts: From The New World takes place in the US during the Great Depression. Featuring a gripping and inspirational storyline, players can expect to run into a unique set of characters at famous, real-world locations. The Judgment Ring System has been improved, adding even more excitement and strategy to the overall gameplay. XSEED announced today that Shadow Hearts: FTNW will ship March 7, 2006.

Play 'Day of Defeat: Source' For Free This Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This weekend, everyone is invited to try Day of Defeat: Source, Valve WWII online action game from, for free. Join the ranks as Axis or Allies troops located in Western Europe during the height of the war in 1944. Install Steam and then you'll have everything you need to try DoD: Source for free, pre-load the game and be set to play at 12:00 pm PST on Friday,

'Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VUGames announced today that Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy has gone gold and is expected in stores next week. EE: The Art of Supremacy will return gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features that make this year's best strategy game more addicting than ever.

'Battlestar Galactica' Creator To Keynote at GDC 2006

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ronald D. Moore, creator and producer of the new Battlestar Galactica, will deliver the keynote address of the "vision track" at the 2006 Game Developers Conference. GDC is the world's largest event solely dedicated to the advancement of resources, tools, and inspiration used to create interactive games. This year's conference will take place Monday through Friday, March 20-24, at the San Jose Convention Center.

'City Life' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

Activison Financial Statement Reveals Cancellation and New Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activison today released its quaterly financial statement and although revenues were up 20%, net income was down 30&. As usual the real interesting info came during the conference call afterwards where Activision revealed the console edition of The Movies was cancelled, True Crime and GUN performed below expectations, although a sequel for GUN is likely, unlike True Crime. Tony Hawk returns in 2006 with Tony Hawk: Downhill Jam and also Call of Duty will get another episode. Activision plans to release 4 X360 titles this year, as well as 3 PS3, and one Revolution, launch titles.

'Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take on the role of the bounty hunter John Cooper and experience in a thrilling Western story with surprising turns, how he apprehends the nasty scoundrel Dillon with the help of his friends known from the first part. With gameplay based around its predecessor, Spellbound have managed to create brand new tactical possibilities in a beautiful 3D environment.

Lifemode Interactive's Facial Animation Now On X360

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Facial animation company Lifemode Interactive announced today that their sophisticated multi platform SDK now fully supports Xbox 360. Lifemode will launch their Xbox 360 version at Microsoft's Xfest event in London on Monday, February 13th.

'Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is scheduled to be released in North America March 2006 and will not only see the return of Gabe Logan, but also Theresa, Lipan et Lian Xing. The PSP version will allow you to give commands to the rest of your team a la SOCOM, and a multiplayer wi-fi mode is also par of the new features.

Perpetual Adds Visionary Star Trek Artist To Its Dev. Team

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Trek Online developer Perpetual Entertainment announced that Andrew Probert has joined the Star Trek Online development team as design consultant. As the Senior Illustrator for the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Probert designed new spacecraft ranging from the Ferengi Marauder and the Romulan warbird to the Galaxy-class U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, including both its main and battle bridges.

'Urban Chaos: Riot Response' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As we already revealed several week ago, Eidos today officially announced that Zero Tolerance has been renamed, again, to Urban Chaos: Riot Response, a high velocity, first person shooter where the player confronts real terror in an American city.

'Mage Knight Apocalypse' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mage Knight Apocalypse is an action role-playing game based on the collectible miniature game from WizKids Games. Designed with a unique character leveling system and an unprecedented focus on team play, Mage Knight Apocalypse allows up to five players to embark on a cooperative or competitive journey through a war-torn fantasy setting.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords Collector's Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock is pleased to offer a stellar Collector’s Edition version of the game for those who preorder Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. The Collector’s Edition comes in a limited-run foil box (attached) and includes a foldout tech-tree poster, additional in-game ship components and an exclusive theme (WindowBlinds skin, icons, cursors, Windows log-on screen and desktop).

Foundation 9 Entertainment Opens New Canadian Studio

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that it is opening a new studio in Canada. The new studio will be located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and aims to employ approximately 20 people by the end of 2006.

F.E.A.R. - v1.03 Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VUGames today announced that the much anticipated v1.03 patch for Monolith's F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon), will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 and will include PunkBuster anti-cheat software, a vote kick option that allows players to be removed from multiplayer games for unsporting behavior, and 3 new multiplayer maps. We will of course have it on our fileserver network as soon as its released.

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' Boards Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media announced today they have shipped Activision's Tony Hawk's American Wasteland for PC. For the first time ever in a Tony Hawk game, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives gamers the freedom to skate or bike, throughout a rich, expansive environment without levels or load times.

'Tetris DS' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 9:42 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, available March 20 exclusively for NDS, using Nintendo's wireless gaming service, Wi-Fi Connection.

'Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire' v6.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

i Deal Games has released a new patch for its turn-based strategy game Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire. This v6.04 patch adds fixes to maps, changes to the menu & UI, balance tweaks, and the usual crash and bug fixes.

'Loco Mania' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Loco Mania is a simulation of a train dispatcher, a very important person who has control over a large railway network with many trains in it. The player controls switches and train directions with the intent to get the trains through the system as fast as possible. Lighthouse Interactive and Prague based developer 7FX today announced that Loco Mania has reached gold status and will begin shipping throughout Europe on Feb. 24th, 2006.

'Wild Water Adrenaline' (PS2) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally scheduled for Feb 2005, then signed by the now defunct Digital Jesters, Widescreen Games' white water rafting and kayaking game Wild Water Adrenaline is finally scheduled for release Q1 2006, to be published by Nobilis.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 4:37 a.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.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for.

Win A Limited Edition Xbox 360

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Collect the ultimate in PGR kudos by winning a place in the virtual racing event of the year, the first ever PGR100, fuelled by Xbox Live. Events held throughout Europe in Feb/March will determine 100 gamers who have earned a place in the coveted PGR 100. Read more for details how to enter...

'Tactica Online' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tactica Online, developed by Imaginary Numbers, is a fast-moving turn-based strategy RPG set in the conspiracy and intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's world.

'Odama' (NGC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mix all the intensity of classic pinball with the sights, sounds and savagery of war and what do you get? Odama – the first pinball game that throws you into the midst of mighty clashes between armies on boards laid out like chaotic battlefields

'Diablo 3' Already Four Years in Development?

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to GaminSteve's website, an informed source over at Blizzard confirmed him that the company is indeed working on Diablo 3, and has been so for the past four years. Why then has it not been released yet? According to his source, the game just wasn't fun and was being reworked. This apparent failure was what instigated the Blizzard North closure mid 2005, and people were relocated to Blizzard's main office in Irvine so the higher ups could keep a closer eye on the project.

'Pokemon Trozei' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lucy Fleetfoot is a secret agent for Secret Operations League ("SOL"), whose mission it is to rescue stolen Pokémon from an evil organization known as the "Phobos Battalion." In story mode, the player's goal is to stop the Phobos Battalion and to discover why it is stealing Pokémon.

PC Preview - 'Star Wars: Empire at War'

by David Wanaselja on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.

'Metroid Prime Hunters' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A mighty race, now extinct, has left behind relics of their once-powerful warrior culture. Now bounty hunters from across the galaxy are racing against each other to lay claim to these relics to harness their power for themselves.

Xbox Review - 'Aeon Flux'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Aeon Flux is an action-packed game that features a palpitating blend of stealth, speed and acrobatic combat. Based on Peter Chung’s popular MTV animated series, the game bridges the fever-dream essence of the futuristic series with the mass-market appeal of the feature film starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron.