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Various Game Trailers #806

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 11:59 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:

  • Company of Heroes - Allied Infantry Trailer
  • Sudden Strike: Arms for Victory - Trailer #6
  • The Ryzom Ring - Trailer #3
  • Pro Cycling Manager 2006 - Trailer


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

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online, players try to become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise.

'Pro Cycling Manager 2006' Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide revealed today that it will be releasing a demo for its upcoming cycling title Pro Cycling Manager 2006 next week Friday, June 16th. This singleplayer demo will feature a mountain stage of the Tour de France in which, controling the T-mobile team, your objective is to take Ivan Basso's yellow jersey back. We will of course have the demo available on our fileserver network...

'The Witcher' - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics.

'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam' (GBA/NDS/Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

5.000 Participants For FiOS Grand Half-Life 2 Death Match Tournament

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Verizon's FiOS Grand Tournament has broken new barriers, becoming one of the largest video game tournaments to ever hit the Web. More than a month before finals, over 5,000 people have already signed up in an attempt to win $100,000.

'Zatchbell!: Mamodo Fury' (NGC/PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In order to become the mamodo king, up-to-two players can choose from more than 20 different playable teams. With three gameplay modes including Story Mode, VS mode and Arcade Mode, players can experience all the action in environments faithful to the TV series.

Sony Happy with Latest Hardware Sales Numbers

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the month of May, SCEA continued to lead the videogame industry with PlayStation 2 and the PSP ranking as the top selling hardware and portable platforms in the U.S. according to data released by the NPD Group.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (PS3/X360) Lead Character Design Contest

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

For the upcoming Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Pandemic Studios is calling for their fans to contribute to the design of the lead character, Mattias Nilsson. In Design the Ink contest Pandemic is currently accepting original tattoo designs, until June 16, for the lead Mercenary. The winner will have his or her name featured in the credits and Mattias will actually wear the winning design in the final released version of the game!

'Curious George' (GBA/PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that it will co-publish Namco Bandai's Curious George in PAL territories. Curious George based on animated feature film, is an action adventure title, inviting players to experience madcap mishaps and mischievous fun as the world's most inquisitive chimp.

'Project Exile' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Exile, originally for GBA but now an NDS title, features complex worlds full of realistic characters struggling for control of their inner powers. Dark secrets and powerful plot twists fill an epic tale with imagination and life.

'Dare to be Digital 2006' Design Contest Under Way

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dare to be Digital 2006,run by the University of Abertay Dundee, got off to a rousing start today when the participants found themselves 'drumming up business' before they had even switched on their computers, with a session of African drumming for the 42 students from all over the world who have qualified this year.

'Star Fox Command' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Fox returns to its roots with a blistering space shooter on the Nintendo DS. Initially named Star Fox DS, Nintendo has finalized the title and is now known as Star Fox Command.

Monday June 12, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 9:06 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:

'Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today that it has signed that Brazil and Inter Milan striker Adriano to be the pan-European face of its upcoming soccer title Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007.

'Dark Star One' Gets Digital Distribution

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

European digital distribution provider Metaboli announced today that it has signed an agreement with Ascaron to digitally distribute their space action title, Dark Star One, although no specific launch date was mentioned...

'Cabal' Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CABAL, one of Asia’s most successful RPG games, is launching its English beta across Europe this month. CABAL is more than a mindless hack and slash action game as teamwork, which involves a mix of puzzles, battles and quests, are key to defeating the second rising of evil and win the world war.

'Mythic Wars' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before.

'The Fast and the Furious' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that it has signed a European publishing deal with Namco Bandai Games for The Fast and the Furious, based on Universal's summer movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

'Galactic Civilizations II' v1.2 Patch Coming Thursday

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II 1.2 is a significant free update to all GalCiv II owners because it has a LOT more content than what an update normally would have. Besides a significant change in the combat system, lots of UI changes, and AI enhancements, v1.2 includes advanced modding support including a Stardock developed mod featuring a new set of alien races, custom planets, new technology tree, new UI, etc., all for the "example" mods.

X360 Preview - 'Chromehounds'

by Alicia on June 12, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

'UT XMP' - Public Release 3 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament: Expanded Multiplayer is a class based multiplayer team game. UT XMP is a total conversion for UT2004, developed by Free Monkey Interactive, and is based upon Unreal II: Expanded Multiplayer, released in 2003 by the now-defunct Legend Entertainment. Public Beta 3 has now been released with tons of fixes and tweaks...

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Hummer Badlands'

by Nicolus Baslock on June 12, 2006 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Using the legendary Hummer 4-wheel drive technology, Hummer Badlands lets gamers conquer any terrain on the ultimate log climbing, torque twisting, off-road Hummer competition. Race 19 different Hummer models, both on and off-road, and smash through barriers to uncover short cuts and hidden routes.

'Hellgate: London' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

PC Review - 'Battle of Europe'

by Keith Durocher on June 12, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Battle of Europe offers fast, arcade-style gameplay with a historical theme. Players will control the best combat aircraft of the era and even some "top secret" ones! This fast paced title lets players engage their enemies over some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

'Saints Row' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 12, 2006 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter. THQ has revealed the official launch date for Saints Row, currently set for August 29th, 2006.