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Various Game Trailers #762

by Judy on April 19, 2006 @ 9:35 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 :

  • Air Conflicts - Trailer #2
  • Sin Episodes: Emergence - Trailer #2
  • Over The Hedge [ALL] - Trailer #4


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

Wednesday April 19, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 7:49 p.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:

'Rogue Trooper' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay.

Ubisoft Montreal CEO Leaves And Moves Over To Vivendi

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

VUGames announced today that Martin Tremblay has joined as President, Worldwide Studios. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for setting the vision for the company's products, overseeing operations of internal studios, and managing external development relationships.

'Black & White 2: Battle of The Gods' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The war between the Aztecs and the allies was over. The Aztecs, crazed with dreams of ruling the planet, had come up against the steely resolve of the stronger, cleverer Greeks. And, most importantly of all, they'd come up against the Greek god.

'Quake 4' - v1.2 Patch/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released a new patch for Raven's FPS Quake 4. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses issues and adds gameplay elements throughout single and multiplayer, voice chat in multiplayer, a forcemodel option, fixed pure server auto-downloading, HTT support, smooth stairjumping and 4 new multiplayer maps. This update also fixes the widescreen issue that plagued the v1.1 patch.

E3 2006 Sneak Peek Reveals Plenty of New Titles

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A preliminary rundown of titles on display at E3 reveals companies have plenty of unannounced games that will be on display for the very first time. DreamCatcher has 8 new titles including Painkiller for PS2 and PSP, Auran is working on an MMO Fury, Hudson's first Revolution Flight Game, Buka has 4 new titles, while THQ has a new Warhammer 40K Dawn of War expansion pack Dark Crusade. Read more for additional titles and the first details ...

Vivendi Signs 'FreeStyle Street Basketball' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last year, VUGames today announced that it has signed FreeStyle Street Basketball, a fast-paced online basketball game where players meet on virtual courts to challenge each other in a dynamic pick-up game environment, featuring cutting-edge music, fashions and gravity defying basketball moves.

'Mad Tracks' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogster has released the first patch for Load's miniature racing game Mad Tracks, bringing your German retail game to v1.2 and adds match making to facilitate multiplayer gaming.

More 'SOCOM US Navy Seals' (PS2/PSP) Sequels in the Works

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been a busy few weeks with early announcements through online retailers and premature magazine covers, and today seems to be no different. EBGames' online website lists for two new titles in SCE and Zipper Interactive's SOCOM US Navy Seals franchise. SOCOM US Navy Seals Combined Assault for PS2 and SOCOM US Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 2 for PSP are both scheduled for end of 2006, although a SCEA representative was unable, or not allowed, to give any comment.

'Caesar IV' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Caesar IV takes the city-building genre into the 21st century, with new gameplay and features, and a cutting edge 3D graphics engine developed specifically for the title.

'Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception' (PSP) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago, Namco Bandai today announced announced that its Ace Combat action series will be making its handheld debut later this year in Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception, allowing on-the-go air battles and wireless Ad-Hoc dogfights.

'Emergency 4' - French/German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Emergency 4 you can either play the 20 mission campaign or choose to try the randomly generated missions. Emergency 4 will feature realistic physics (walls collapsing, fire spreading), simplified controls, as well as a multiplayer mode. This patch will bring your French/German retail game to v1.1 and addresses a multiplayer issue.

'Huxley' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Judy on April 19, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Huxley is a massively multiplayer online first person shooting game utilizing the Unreal 3 engine that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Human beings have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood features a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles. Ubisoft has released a new patch for Gearbox's WWII based FPS bringing your retail game to v1.03 and basically adds 3 new skirmish maps to the game. Whether or not this patch also fixes any bugs or crashes is not known at this point.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'300: March to Glory' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will unleash 300: March to Glory, based on Warner Bros. Pictures' film 300 and developed by Collision Studios, for PSP simultaneously with the film in 2007.

'Crysis' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.

Akella's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella today announced its participation in E3 2006, being held in Los Angeles, California on May, 10-12. Akella will be showing PT Boats, Disciples III, Heavy Duty, Hard to be a God, Swashbucklers and Showdown: Scorpion. Age of Pirates and Captain Blood will be shown at PlayLogic's booth.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/PC) Coming To Xbox 360

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGAtoday announced that Phantasy Star Universe will be available on the Xbox 360. Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences – a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multiplayer component that will support Xbox Live.

'Sword of the Stars' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

'Codename Panzers' Franchise Expands to Consoles

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

10Tacle Studios and Hungarian developer Stormregion have decided to expand their operations on the brand Codename Panzers beyond the PC by creating a tactical action game on Xbox 360 and PS3. Also in production will be a turn-based strategy game for PSP & NDS.

'Scarface: The World is Yours' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scarface is a third person action shooter now coming for the first time to game consoles & PC worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

PC Preview - 'Paradise'

by Judy on April 19, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Paradise, developed by Benoit Sokal's White Birds Productions, is an adventure game which immerses the player in the heart of Africa, at once eternal and terribly contemporary. A young woman, the daughter of a fierce dictator, crosses the continent in the company of a leopard, to take him to the place of his birth, the peaks of Kilimanjaro.

PSP Preview - '50 Cent: Bulletproof'

by Thomas Wilde on April 19, 2006 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications.

'OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced that OutRun 2006 Coast to Coast has Gone Gold and the final launch count down until April 25th has started. 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.

'Ridge Racer 7' (PS3) In The Works

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese magazine Famitsu reports that Namco is working on yet another episode in its Ridge Racer series, and this time for Sony's next-gen Playstation 3 console. Ridge Racer 7 will be produced by Hideo Teramoto, music by Hiroshi Okubo under direction of Masaya Kobayashi. Not many details are available yet, but it is said that RR 7 will support online multiplayer for up to 14 players. More details surely to come during next months E3, so stay tuned for our live coverage.

'Sensible Soccer' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | 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.

'War In The Pacific' - v1.80 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games have released a new patch for their strategy game War In The Pacific. The update brings your retail game to v1.80 and resolves a host of issues and makes several improvements to the game.

PC Review - '80 Days'

by Dan Barrow on April 19, 2006 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Stranger' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. Stranger will also feature multiplayer, although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sketchy.