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Various Game Trailers #738

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 5:05 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:

  • Hitman: Blood Money [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #4
  • Urban Chaos: Riot Response [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Tortuga: Two Treasures - GDC Trailer
  • Pro Evolution Soccer Management [PS2] - Trailer
  • Lemmings [PSP] - Trailer
  • Tomb Raider: Legend [PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Trailer #11


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

'Guild Wars: Factions' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars: Factions offers players an incredible gameplay experience with many new choices, including new regions, professions, skills, missions, and monsters, along with expanded options for both Cooperative and Player-versus-Player (PvP) play, and enhanced features for guilds.

'Tycoon City: New York' - v1105 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Atari has released the European v1105 patch, bringing it on par with the North American version, fixing various bugs, crashes, and making a few adjustments.

Dell Acquires Alienware

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 3:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alienware's CEO Nelson Gonzalez has just revealed that the high-end gaming rig maker has been bought by Dell, in an effort to improve Alienware's supply chain, offer more flexible and affordable financing, allow Alienware to make deeper investments in technology innovations, bold and winning product designs, better product support/service, and boost Dell's standing among PC enthusiasts. Industry analysts recently argued that such a deal would not be a good move on Dell's behalf since Alienware's exotic high-end machines are less effective to assemble than Dell's mainstream units.

'War on Terror' - French Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 2:45 p.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 (Thanks Clubic).

'OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Power your way across 15 new American themed environments from the OutRun2 SP arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey.

Krome Studios Opens New Development Studio

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Krome Studios announces the opening of a new studio in Adelaide, Australia, bringing its number of employees to more than 180. Krome Studios with the help of the Adelaide team is in development on a series of high profile game projects for the current and next gen consoles and handheld platforms.

'GTR 2' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GTR2 is the next big step forward for the GTR brand, and sports a host of new features and improvements. In addition to all the favorite cars and tracks returning from GTR, the player will now be able to experience the thrill of driving a whole set of new and exotic sports cars on several new tracks. Check the freshly launched official website, or read more for some new screens ...

Wednesday March 22, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another Wednesday, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - Target Image #3

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 11:32 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.

'Point Blank DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With stages from all three classic arcade games in the series being included in the new portable collection, fans of the popular shooting series will have their hand-eye coordination tested, by using the DS stylus as their weapon of choice to shoot down everything from clay pigeons to aliens in the fun mini games of Point Blank DS.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K6 for the Xbox(R) and PS2 has gone gold and is set to hit store shelves on April 11. Major League Baseball 2K6 showcases standard-setting features, stunning graphics, unparalleled gameplay and online play.

Kuma Reality Games Working On Two Source Engine Titles

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve today announced a Source Engine licensing partnership with Kuma Reality Games, creators of KumaWar. Already in development, Kuma’s Source-based projects, including a comedic action title and the next generation of KumaWar, are targeted for release on the PC later this year.

'Infernal' Revealed

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced at the GDC that Metropolis Software is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming fantasy shooter Infernal. The third-person action game will be published by Playlogic, and delivers stunning graphics and immersive physics action.

'War World' - v1.09 Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War World is a fast paced, third person online shooter where you build and battle the ultimate mech warriors, working your way up the War World rankings ladder, unlocking upgrades and enhancements. This demo/patch brings your game to v1.09 and fixes two bugs.

'SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher JoWooD, Co Publisher Deep Silver and Developer Phenomic are pleased to announce today that the highly anticipated RTS/RPG game SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars has gone gold and is on track for release in UK on April 20th 2006.

'God of War II' (PS2) Officially Announced - Screen

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEE today officially announced its PS2 exclusive God of War II, a groundbreaking, combat action-adventure videogame based on Greek mythology, where you will get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and embark on the continuing epic odyssey.

'Ice Age 2: The Meltdown' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is based on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming movie. Scrat will dig, swim, sniff, spin and roll as Scrat in his never-ending quest to collect acorns. In the process, he serves as the unwitting hero in the quest to save the land from a giant flood. This demo allows you to try out the first 2 levels as Scrat.

'Backyard Baseball 2006' (GBA/NGC/PS2/PC) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Humongous Inc. announced today that four-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 2005 National League MVP Albert Pujols will appear on the cover of the newest version of Backyard Baseball slated for release spring 2006.

'Auto Assault' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft announced that Auto Assault has reached gold master status and will appear on retailers' shelves in both North America and Europe April 13. If you purchase and register your Auto Assault pre-order boxes you will receive the benefits of a special in-game weapon and loot bonus, plus a four-day head start for game play.

Foundation 9 Is Expanding

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that four of the company's studios are moving into new office space to accommodate the steadily rising number of employees

'Battlefield 2142' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight an all-out war for survival in the year 2142. EA and Digital Illusions, today announced development of the next installment in the award-winning Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 2142, scheduled to ship worldwide this winter for the PC.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.2 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360) Load Times QuickFix

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion uses the X360 hard drive extensively to cache (copy and reuse) game data. Quite a few people have complained about excessive load times, often caused by the cached data being overly fragmented. To solve this problem, reset your Xbox, and hold down the A button as the game is booting up, which will clear its hard drive cache, and create a new one. Once you see the Bethesda Softworks logo video, the game is already loaded, and the cache should have been cleared. This does not affect any save games.

'Wildlife Park 2' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wildlife Park 2 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. Check the freshly launched official website, or read more for new screens...

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - Hellfire Citadel Revealed

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hellfire Citadel is an instance located in the Outlands zone of WoW: The Burning Crusade, Blizzard's MMORPG expansion. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

'Just Cause' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Also Coming To Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announced today that Just Cause is coming to the Xbox 360, in which you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito.

'Earache Extreme Metal Racing' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2006 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Teenage Goth-Metal girl designs extreme metal racing video game based in Hell…. Earache Extreme Metal Racing will feature ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands.

PS2 Preview - 'Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny'

by Kenny Bartlett on March 22, 2006 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny is a sequel RPG to Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana for the PS2. Atelier Iris 2 takes synthesizing to a new level, with new gameplay, features, and improved graphics. Experience an epic adventure that crosses two different worlds, and battle evil to save the world from utter destruction.

PS2 Review - 'MS Saga: A New Dawn'

by Agustin on March 22, 2006 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gundam goes RPG with Mobile Suit Saga. Follow a storyline exclusive to this game, where a young man named Tresch who lives in a distant future hopes to use Mobile Suits to avenge a terrible war crime. Customize your Mobile Suit with any combination of parts and weapons you want, and your own custom paint jobs. Follow turn-based battles through 60 hours of robot-smashing adventure.