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Various Game Trailers #770

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 6:27 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:

  • Prey [X360/PC] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Company of Heroes - Cover Trailer
  • Okami [PS2] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Paradise - Launch Trailer
  • Table Tennis ]X360] - Trailerpack
  • Killzone: Liberation [PSP] - Gameplay Trailer
  • NFL Head Coach - Trailer (2)
  • DarkStar One - RPG Trailer


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

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released an updated demo for Big Huge Games' 3D RTS allowing you to try out the previous content (part of the Alin campaign, 2 skirmish maps ), but now with optimized gfx, AI and a 3rd map Battle for the Core.

UPDATE: Microsoft distributed a corrupt install, which has now been replaced with the working copy. We also have a demo fix in case you do not want to download the big whopper all over again.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #16

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms posted their latest installment in the weekly Prey update in which Human Head Studios' Chris Rhinehart answers a boatload of user-submitted questions, ranging from mod tools and trailers to a collectors' edition, demo release, spirit walking, multiplayer and plenty more.

'NCAA Football 07' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's latest football title, NCAA Football 07, comes loaded with new features such as Student Athlete mode and ESPN Radio, on top of the usual Dynasty Mode.

Take Two Shuts Down Indie Built Inc.

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Take Two PR representative just confirmed to us that its Utah-based internal development studio Indie Built Inc., known for Links, Amped, and Top Spin, has been shut down. Take Two acquired Indie Built Inc. back in October 2004. As of last night, it is no longer operational, and today, people are being told to pack their belongings and leave. Take Two's corporate office informed us that "employees are being offered packages including continuation of salary and benefits, as well as other opportunities within Take-Two as appropriate."

'Rogue Galaxy' (PS2) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Galaxy is a fantasy-themed RPG which revolves around the game's main character, Jester Rogue. Players follow Rogue as he planet-hops around space, visiting a number of planets, each with their own unique ecosystem populated by various unusual creatures.

Koei's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced a partial lineup of games that the company will have on display at this year's E3. The lineup confirms that Samurai Warriors 2 is coming to the Xbox 360, and Gitaroo-Man Lives is coming to North America. KOEI will have a few additional announcements at the E3 show itself, so keep an eye out for further coverage.

'Quake 4' - v1.2.1 Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released an update version of the dedicated linux server for Raven's FPS Quake 4. This v1.2.1 update addresses a few minor issues and adds SMP renderer acceleration support (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'X-Men: The Official Game' (ALL) - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: The Official Game ties in with the upcoming movie X-Men: The Last Stand and provides the backstory. The new X-Men game, written by screenwriter Zak Penn and comic book writer Chris Claremont, lets you play as either Wolverine, Nightcrawler, or Iceman.

Texas Senator Wants To Tax Video Games

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Democratic Texas senator Juan Hinojosa will propose a bill at a Senate Finance Committee meeting to impose a 5% tax on video games, according to The Brownsville Herald. The senator does not single out just violent video games, instead asking for it across the board to raise funds for education. "You have all these kids buying video games, and sometimes they are good, some are bad and that's not my call," Hinojosa is quoted as saying in the Herald article. "But I think that we can generate (money) to put toward the schools they go to."

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

'Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bold Games announced that its Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot flight-simulation has gone gold, delivering seat-of-your pants dogfight experiences flying some of the most legendary jet fighters in Cold War history.

'Armed Assault' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint creators Bohemia Interactive Studio will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days. This new timeline includes more than just new leadership. Players will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Micro Machines V4' (NDS/PSP/PS2/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a four-year hiatus and a move from Atari back to its original publisher, Hasbro's Micro Machines V4 promises to bring its own hilarious brand of mini multiplayer madness.

'GTR 2' Gets New Damage Model - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Diabolik Evil's Origin' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diabolik Evil's Origin is a new 3D point 'n' click adventure game in works over at Italian development studio Artematica, previously known for titles such as Martin Mystere. While details are still unavailable, the first screens and artwork have arrived ...

'NCAA Football 07' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that former University of Southern California All-American running back and 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner Reggie Bush will appear on the cover of NCAA Football 07, the newest iteration of EA SPORTS best-selling college football video game franchise.

'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning artificial intelligence system that adapts to each player's style of play and a detailed tutorial mode to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience.

'Titan Quest' Demo Coming May 10

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Titan Quest demo will be released on May 10th, according to an interview on FiringSquad, and will feature the first few levels of the game. Included in the demo will be three (Warfare, Hunting and Earth) out of eight total skill masteries. We will of course have the demo on our fileserver network as soon as it's available.

'Gitaroo Man Lives!' (PSP) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gitaroo Man Lives! is the sequel to 2002's Gitaroo-Man, now optimized for the PSP with ad hoc multiplayer, although no online, and a new Duet mode for co-op or head-to-head play. Gitaroo-Man Lives!'s music and vocals will be provided by well-known Japanese pop stars.

'The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript' - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript is a major adventure and investigation game, offering players the opportunity to grapple with the mysteries of the codes hidden within the works of the great Italian genius.

'Ridge Racer 7' (PS3) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. No official announcement yet, the first screens are in ...

'Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover lets you experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Featuring new fighting moves and new venues, players can gain respect by winning fights and rising among the ranks of the crew. For the first time ever players can battle in 1-on-1 death matches using PSP's wireless functionality.

PlayStation Extends Sponsorship of UEFA Champions League

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEE extended its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League competition for the third time since the partnership which began in 1997. The sponsorship agreement will extend up to and including the 2008/2009 season.

'Field Ops' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive's Field Ops, developed by Digital Reality and previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter.

PC Review - 'Baseball Mogul 2007'

by Nicolus Baslock on April 28, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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. Players are given the exclusive opportunity to fill the shoes of a major league general manager and partake in the daily operations of running a team. From scouting potential talent, negotiating trades and even setting ticket prices, players can control all facets of the game in real-time or run an entire season at the touch of a button.

'SEGA Rally Revo' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced SEGA Rally Revo, a genre-defining competitive racing game, the first title developed by the newly-formed SEGA Driving Studio.

PC Preview - 'Glory of the Roman Empire'

by Alan Butterworth on April 28, 2006 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor and military leader.

GBA Review - 'Naruto: Ninja Council'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 28, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring seven levels of side-scrolling action, Naruto: Ninja Council for GBA allows gamers to play as either the unpredictable Naruto or the steady Sasuke. All the favorite characters from Naruto are in the game, each with specific ninja moves fans will recognize from the series.

'Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens #2

by Rainier on April 28, 2006 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II. Gearbox has launched a teaser website where you can unlock screens by answering WW II related questions, but we thought we'd save you the trouble.