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Various Game Trailers #760

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 8:26 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra - Jap Trailer #2
  • .Hack//G.U. [PS2] - Jap Trailer


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

LucasArts Working on 'Darth Vader' Title

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A New York Times article covering the past, present and future of LucasArts, and its president Jim Ward, reveals that the company is working on a new title set in the Star Wars Universe. Although there are no plans for upcoming movies, there is still a vast untapped resource of material that can be used for games, and the NYT writer was privy to a demo of a yet unannounced game revolving around Darth Vader's history. No further details were disclosed, but with E3 around the corner, we will have all the latest details when we meet up with George Lucas' gang.

'Dungeon Runners' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Runners is a fast paced, action RPG experience where you take on the role of a brave hero and explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters, and discover unique items! Your hero can adventure alone or team with a party to hunt terrible monsters and reap fantastic rewards.

'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming to The Big Screen

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV Films and Paramount have signed Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples to write the movie script for Atari Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure video game, a story about a young graffiti artist who goes on the run after discovering a dirty secret about government officials in his city. O'Keefe and Staples most recently adapted the comic book Fathom for Fox, Columbia's The Murder of King Tut and The Northmen. Marc Ecko will co-produce, no director has been assigned yet.

'OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Destroy All Humans! 2' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world was left in shock and awe today, when THQ announced that another alien invasion is in the planning stages for deployment later this year. Known as Destroy All Humans! 2, newly leaked information from a highly classified source reveals the extraterrestrials known as Furons plan to infiltrate and probe citizens throughout the world.

'The Da Vinci Code' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Sony Pictures to publish and distribute current generation console video games based on the highly-anticipated The Da Vinci Code film by Oscar winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel

'LarryBoy and the Bad Apple' (GBA/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced they have signed an agreement with Big Idea, Inc to publish the first VeggieTales interactive title for videogame consoles, action-adventure game LarryBoy and the Bad Apple.

'Wrestling Spirit 2' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software's sports management simulation software Wrestling Spirit 2 is the sequel to the popular simulator Wrestling Spirit: Rookie To Legend. Wrestling Spirit 2 builds upon the success of its predecessor, adding more depth and numerous new features.

'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RedOctane announced today that Johnny Napalm and friends will begin touring the US again this Fall in the new videogame Guitar Hero II. Picking up where Guitar Hero left off, Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Gibson SG Guitar Hero Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

Monday April 17, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, 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:

'Magnetica' (NDS) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Magnetica, marbles roll down a twisted path toward the goal, and it's up to players to stop them by launching new marbles into the oncoming ones. The marbles disappear if players match three or more in this massive marble elimination. This title satisfies even the strongest puzzle addiction.

'Crashday' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | 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 SDK, allowing the mod community to make their own tracks and vehicles.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (X360) Freeze Problem Workaround

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baseball fans, including our resident batboy, may already have noticed that 2K Sports' latest version MLB 2k6 on the Xbox 360 has severe crash/freeze issues while playing. While being aware of the problem and working on a fix, 2K Sports has released a preliminary workaround that should tide you over until it releases an Xbox Live Auto Update. Read more for details ...

'Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/PC) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix is working on a new expansion pack for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI, which will introduce new maps, monsters, and several new classes such as the much-anticipated Blue Mage. This batch of screens shows off various locations, characters, enemies, and weapons...

'Baseball Mogul 2007' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest chapter in the Baseball Mogul series allows gamers to participate in the ultimate managerial experience and build the ball club of their dreams.

Major League Gaming To Be Televised

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Professional video gaming is set to debut on cable television later this year, potentially paving the way for the kings and queens of game controllers to become as familiar to American households as the faces of Johnny Chan or Annie Duke in televised poker.

'El Matador' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

PC Review - 'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II'

by Angus Cormack on April 17, 2006 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'Darkstar One' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis! (Thanks DemoNews)

'F.E.A.R.' Coming To Xbox 360!

by Rainier on April 17, 2006 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We already carried the rumor back in February, but the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine is sporting a front cover and feature article about Monolith's horror/shooter F.E.A.R. coming to Xbox 360. OXM only gave a sneak peek of its front page, confirming our earlier suspicions, but no details from the actual article, or release date have been reprinted yet. An official announcement should be coming soon, and F.E.A.R. on the X360 will probably be playable at E3 so we'll bring you the latest during our week-long live coverage.