Various Game Trailers #746

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 9:34 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 [PC] - Trailer
  • Hitman Blood Money [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer
  • Crime Stories - Trailer


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

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - Target Image #4

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 9:32 p.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.

'Halo 3' (X360) Coming March 2007 ?

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 9:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to multiple sources, IGN claims that they have received unofficial confirmation from two independent parties that Bungie's multi million selling franchise is getting ready for prime time early 2007. Of course Microsoft itself refused to decline, as they do with every unofficial statement, but that does not mean it is untrue. Curious is though how Microsoft would forego the holiday sales frenzy in favor of its 3rd party publisher, but then again, any time of the year is good for Halo.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomorrow Big Huge Games will release a demo for its upcoming RTS sequel Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends, promising to immerses players in a unique new fantasy world embroiled in an epic war between the forces of Magic and Technology. The 600mb demo will include campaign and skirmish modes and be available Friday March 31st, at 9am PST. We will of course have it available on our fileserver network as soon as it's released.

Penny Arcade Expo Musical Lineup Announced

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Penny Arcade today revealed the musical lineup for its PAX gaming fest, August 25th-27th. Artists expected to participate include architect of hip-hop culture Mike Relm, along with returning musical guests The Minibosses, MC Frontalot, Optimus Rhyme, The Video Game Pianist, and the Neskimos.

'Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 6:35 p.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.

Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend Begins Friday March 31

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From March 31 through April 2 Xbox 360 owners invited to jump into 72 hours of free action-packed Xbox Live multiplayer online gaming courtesy of Verizon. Microsoft has plenty of events scheduled, from Game with Fame with Kamal from The Roots in NBA 2K6, to competing against the Fragdolls in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Read more for details ...

'Okami' (PS2) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Okami depicts a stark world devoid of color that the player must return to its natural state. In Okami, color represents the life blood of the land and sucking this life are supernatural monsters that inhabit the surrounding areas.

Plummeting UMD Sales Cause Movie Studios To Bail Out

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Various online outlets are reporting that several movie studios are cancelling their UMD support due to disappointing sales. Two major studios halted all UMD support while others are debating scaling back production, and Wal-Mart is said to be taking UMDs off the shelves. Universal Studios calls it, "[A]wful. Sales are near zilch. It's another Sony bomb -- like Blu-ray." Sony wants to reinvigorate interest by discussing plans for making the PSP able to connect to TV sets.

'Rush for Berlin' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 12:02 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. This demo allows you to try one mission were you have to investigate a murder and chase down a suspect.

'Samurai Champloo' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games announced today that Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked for the PS2 has gone gold. Based on the TV series running on Cartoon Network’s adult swim block, Samurai Champloo introduces a truly innovative fighting system that unleashes samurai hack-and-slash combos hinged on the hip hop soundtrack of the gamers’ choosing.

'Renegades of Spacewell' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Solar Studios and Hollywood-based Tricor Entertainment are pleased to announce Renegades of Spacewell, a blockbuster Hollywood-style action game with related film properties.

Thursday March 30, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another Thursday, 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:

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) Introduces Pac-Devil - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pac-Man World Rally is a kart racing game putting you behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

Tetris Creator Reveals 'Alexey's Dwice' Puzzle Game

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alexey's Dwice is a game of action matching where you are on a race against the clock to save a village from an impending avalanche. Match together the icy blocks that are the same shape or isolate them from their chilly friends to eliminate them from the board.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. This demo allows you to play as the human race, all weapons unlocked, 3 year (~140 turn) limit on gameplay, no campaign, no metaverse, no tutorials.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandao Games America announced today that Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War has gone gold. 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.

'Paraworld' - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 8:51 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. Creatures long extinct come to life once more, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

'Crashday' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crashday your task is to scrap your vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing your opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing you as their enemy. Atari has released the first patch for the German/UK edition of the game (thanks speedmaniacs). This v1.1 patch addresses various compatibility issues, functionality and bug fixes and adds a few new features.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From Western Europe to the Pacific, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II in up to 40 WWII aircraft. Ubisoft has released a singleplayer demo allowing you to try out a tutorial and one mission.

Majorem Finds New Partner And Revives 'Ballerium' ... Again

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majorem announced that it has partnered with a third party to provide its MMORTS to players around the world. As a result Ballerium will launch again tomorrow, Friday March 31. Similar to previous setups, up to 2,000 players are expected to race for the control of the world Ballerium, and joining the game will be free at this stage.

'Battlefield 2142' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight an all-out war for survival in the year 2142. EA and Digital Illusions are developing the next installment in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 2142, scheduled to ship worldwide this winter for the PC.

NVIDIA Puts Latest Quadro FX Gfx Cards In Dell Laptops

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA teamed up with Dell to offer a range of solutions that allows their customers to effectively role out mobile workstation solutions that do not compromise on features or performance.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 4:47 a.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.

'Blood Magic' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Blood Magic is an original 3rd person perspective RPG where the weapon of choice is magic. In this game, the player controls an Unlikely Hero in an ambitious search through many hostile environments looking for Modo, the ethereal being bent on destroying the world.

X360 Preview - 'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat'

by Alicia on March 30, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Medieval II: Total War' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medieval II: Total War, the 4th installment of the franchise, takes strategy genre to a whole new level with the most epic and cinematic 3D battles ever seen on PC.

Ubisoft Acquires 'Far Cry' and CryENGINE License

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it acquired all the remaining intellectual property rights related to the Far Cry property as well as a perpetual license to use the CryENGINE.

'The Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms is a real-time war game set in China, AD 189, featuring new detail castle siege warfares and level up character system, bringing you back to the history of the Three Kingdoms to experience a time of heroes and brotherhoods in China's late Han dynasty.

'Diabolique: License to sin' Now Known As 'Infernal' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week, during GDC, AGEIA revealed it has signed a Physix deal with Playlogic for a new Metropolis Software title by the name of Infernal. Turns out said title is actually Diabolique: License to sin, merely been renamed to Infernal.

'Keepsake' - v1.5 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse has released a new patch for Wicked Studios' adventure game bringing your UK, German, Dutch or Italian retail game to v1.5 and fixes crashes, rendering glitches and adds in-game map.

'From Russia With Love' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 2:28 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.

PC Review - 'Takeda 2'

by RumDragon on March 30, 2006 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Takeda 2 is a game of epic Samurai action for the PC, set in 16th century feudal Japan . Takeda 2 puts the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander.

'Sensible Soccer' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Games Modes - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2006 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The all-new Sensible Soccer comes complete with lightning fast football action, mesmerising dribbling, physics defying sliding tackles and, most famously, a huge amount of unbelievable goals, that can go curling into the top corner, thanks to the outrageous levels of after-touch.