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Various Game Trailers #792

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 5:33 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:

  • Battlefield 2142 - E3 Demo Trailer
  • Half-Life 2 Episode One - Trailer #3
  • Pacific Storm - E3 2006 Trailer (2)
  • Stoked Rider - E3 2006 Trailer
  • WarRock - Trailer #2
  • Hitman: Blood Money [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Trailer #11
  • Company of Heroes - Trailer #4


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

'AND 1 Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that its AND 1 Streetball Soundtrack will feature all original and exclusive tracks from hip hop's hottest rap artists from across the nation, ranging from New York's veteran Kool G Rap to Oakland's up-and-comer Turf Talk, and comes free when you buy the game.

'Ultimate Duck Hunting' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Duck Hunting finds you, your dog, your companion hunters and their dogs competing for wild ducks in noted North American hunting preserves. Your choice of hunting accessories, dog-training ability, and aim accuracy determines your ultimate duck hunting success.

'Hitman: Blood Money' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 4:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has released a small patch for the recently released Hitman: Blood Money demo, addressing the constant low framerate bug that some users have been experiencing on certain hardware configurations.

Reggie Fils-Aime Rules Nintendo

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America today announced three key promotions at the executive level. Current President Tatsumi Kimishima becomes chairman of the board and CEO, while Reggie Fils-Aime steps up to president and COO from his current role as executive VP of Sales & Marketing. Former senior VP of Business Development Mike Fukuda is now executive VP of Business Development.

'Dark Messiah of Might and Magic' - Screens & Multiplayer Details

by Judy on May 25, 2006 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today revealed the first details and screenshots on the multiplayer modes of Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. The multiplayer modes are developed by Kuju Entertainment, and the game is scheduled for release on PC in September 2006. Read more for screenshots and details ...

'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox/PC) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

'Source Engine' Gets Steamy Update #43

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding a rather large update to its Source engine. This update addresses various graphical issues with HDR, Nvidia cards, UI fixes, and a few sound issues. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Global MU Online' Changes Subscription Model

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network announced today that Global MU Online is the first subscription model MMORPG to be converted to the hybrid K2 Network Free2Play and Pay2Play pricing model.

'Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a brand-new action-adventure featuring slime, one of the most popular monsters from the Dragon Quest series. The kingdom of Slimenia is invaded, all slimes kidnapped and so you embark on a journey throughout Slimenia to save your friends and uncover the Plob’s nefarious plot!

Thursday May 25, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 12:33 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:

  • Dino Master (PSP)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details...

'Race Driver 2006' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race Driver 2006 for the PSP features a cavalcade of real cars, world-famous circuits and incredible closely fought competition races. In addition to an extensive career mode, the North American edition of Race Driver 2006 comes loaded with an additional and all-new championship, the Trans World Cup.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles. Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii will feature all new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus, and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.05 Patch, SDK & Server Files Available NOW

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a new v1.05 patch for Monolith's first person close-quarters combat experience FEAR, adding two new multiplayer modes, Control and Capture All, and two new maps. An updated Win32/Linux server and SDK are also available.

Buka's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Buka's E3 2006 lineup:

'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Newly founded Supersonic Group announced today it has signed Enlight's Bad Day in LA, a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Wii Launch Date And Price Revealed ?

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is to be taken with a grain of salt, but indications are that during a Nintendo press conference, Senior Managing Director Yoshihiro Mori announced the Wii will launch October 24th, 2006, and will cost 25,000 Yen, which is the equivalent of $225. No specifics were given as to whether this date is for Japan only, or whether it will be a global launch, but Nintendo plans to have 6 million units available between October and March 2007. Several retail sources indicated listings have Wii titles pegged for October release.

'SingStar Anthems' (PS2) Announced - Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Release the star within and sing-a-long to favourites from an expansive track list covering everything from old favourites such as Gloria Gaynor and Candi Staton to modern-day divas like Charlotte Church and the Scissor Sisters. And with 20 original tracks and music videos, SingStar Anthems will make you want to take the spotlight and sing them ‘til your throat hurts.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/ X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

Ritual to Offer 'Sin Episodes' Multiplayer Modes For Free

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A community update from SiN Episodes' lead desginer Shawn Ketcherside reveals that Ritual plans to release an SDK, Arena Mode, and Multiplayer for free to Emergence players. Plans are to release 3 episodes per storyline, wrapping up the main quest, but leaving questions unanswered for future expansions. For Episode 2 Ritual will update the game engine with the latest Source code, and based on community feedback, will adjust the story line, and give people more Blade time.

Xbox 360 Sponsored Ferrari 430GT In American Le Mans Series

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios today announced the sponsorship of Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 430GT for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). As the official racing simulator during the entire race season, the Ferrari’s paint scheme will display Forza Motorsport 2 and Xbox 360 on the hood of the car.

'Everlight' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everlight is a new 3D fantasy adventure game from new German publisher The Games Company. You play as Melvin, a young boy with dreams of becoming a magician or knight, but instead is picked on by his schoolmates. One day he discovers a candle that, when lit, makes all his dreams come true.

X360 Preview - 'Far East of Eden Ziria: Tales from Distant Jipang'

by Alicia on May 25, 2006 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The remake of Far East of Eden: Ziria for the Xbox 360 involved a complete visual overhaul from 2D sprites to 3D polygonal world, in addition to a complete revision of the first-person combat system to a more contemporary third-person.

Strategy First's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Strategy First's E3 2006 lineup:

PSP Preview - 'Sonic Rivals'

by Geson Hatchett on May 25, 2006 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.

PC Review - 'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends'

by Alan Butterworth on May 25, 2006 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends promises to immerses players in a unique new fantasy world embroiled in an epic war between the forces of Magic and Technology. Gamers fight through towering cities, flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plains in battles filled with mystical creatures, devastating machines and incredible acts of magic.

'Rome: Total War – Alexander' Gets Release Date And Price Tag

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced that its Rome: Total War Alexander expansion pack will launch in June, and will only be available for digital download at the budget price of $14.99. Rome: Total War – Alexander brings to life the meteoric rise of one of history's most brilliant generals: Alexander the Great.

SEGA informed us that the launch was delayed until later in June due to one of the territories' download site not being ready.

Battlefront.com Launches Online Delivery Service

by Rainier on May 25, 2006 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com announced the launch of its new digital delivery platform, bringing games directly to the user’s computer via digital download! Now you can order, download and play Battlefront.com’s war and strategy games instantly, no shipping delays, or cost.