Various Game Trailers #812

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 4:57 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:

  • Tales of the Abyss [PS2] - Trailer


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

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Gets Musical Score

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Left Behind Games has signed Chance Thomas, the man behind the music of games like King Kong, X-Men: The Official Movie Game and Vivendi's Lord of the Rings series - to provide the score for Left Behind: Eternal Forces, its upcoming RTS.

'Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' (ALL) Developer Diary #4 - Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts presents the first in a series of feature stories about LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (working title). You can expect stories like the one to follow periodically, until the game's release across multiple platforms this fall, each article further detailing certain aspects of the game.

Microsoft To Implement Physics Into DirectX

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft is currently looking for a software design engineer to join its Direct Physics team, working closely with the Direct3D team, helping to define, develop and map optimized simulation and collision algorithms onto data structures that are optimized for the GPU. Extensive experience with graphics shading languages such as HLSL is expected as well as a good understanding of modern graphics hardware and associated algorithms.

'Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moscow to Berlin lets the player experience the Eastern Front from both the Russian and the German perspectives. Prepare for the most challenging, and thrilling, tank battles of our time.

Electronic Arts Acquires Mythic Entertainment

by Judy on June 20, 2006 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already rumored several months ago, EA today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Virginia-based Mythic Entertainment, known for Dark Age of Camelot and currently working on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Upon completion of the acquisition, Mythic Entertainment will become EA Mythic, a wholly-owned studio dedicated to developing MMORPGs.

Tuesday June 20, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 12:27 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:

'The King of Fighters Neowave' (PS2) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The King of Fighters Neowave features favorites from the series previous iterations, and an all-new fighting system that provides fighting styles for players of all skill levels, gamers are treated to lavishly produced high-res backgrounds.

'World of Warcraft' - US/AUS v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released the North American version of the new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.11 update adds the new high-level Naxxramas dungeon, new armor, and the usual massive slew of bug and crash fixes, as well as balance tweaks.

'Hitman: Blood Money' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos issued a new patch for the recently released Hitman: Blood Money, bringing your retail game to v1.2 and adding new graphics options and various improvements.

IBM Breaks CPU Speed Barrier

by Judy on June 20, 2006 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to Reuters, IBM has developed a transistor that is capable of reaching 500 gigahertz, which is 100 times faster than the highest-end PC processors being sold today. Instead of shrinking the size of the transistor, IBM altered the silicon by adding the element germanium. Ahoy captain, super-fast computers and wireless networks on the horizon!

Merscom Signs 'Rag Doll Kung Fu'

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom announced today that it will publish Rag Doll Kung Fu in North America. In Rag Doll Kung Fu you control your string puppets characters on screen with the mouse, create your own style, act out whatever you feel like, and of course, if you really feel like it, you can have a fight.

'Night Watch' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced that the North American version of Night Watch has gone gold. Night Watch is a tactical RPG using the Silent Storm engine, and based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko. Situated in the not-so-distant future, the game will have you battling vampires, werewolves and other creatures throughout various European cities.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Western Europe to the Pacific, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II in up to 40 WWII aircraft. Ubisoft has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.02 and addressing a few multiplayer and joystick issues.

'El Matador' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 9:00 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.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released the first patch GSC World's 3D RTS Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. This multilanguage patch brings your retail game to v1.2 and fixes some bugs, gameplay improvements but mainly a large slew of balance changes.

Codemasters Facilitates Online Purchasing

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced a partnership with payment solution partner Click&Buy, making it easier than ever to play any of Codemasters' MMORPG titles thanks to a wide range subscription payment solutions such as Direct Debit, ELV as well as Online Bank Transfers, instead of only being available to credit card holders.

'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' Story Details - Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undercover is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era.

'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) - Developer Diary #5

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new narrative driven and platform based style of gameplay. How did the developers of such a well known franchise make the game even better this time around?

'King's Quest III' - Full Game Remake Available NOW

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infamous Adventures is proud to present a Remake of Roberta William's classic 1986 hit, King's Quest III. Remade in VGA color to match later Sierra releases, and using the AGS engine by Chris Jones, IA promises to make an enjoyable 1:1 remake of King's Quest III.

PC Preview - 'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars'

by Reldan on June 20, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars transports players to the front lines of an epic new war for Earth.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

'Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm is turn-based (each turn consists of two 40 second phases, the first for orders, the second for reactions and targeting) and has a great PBEM system for head to head play. There is a German and a Soviet campaign and all the campaign battles can be played as set battles as well.

'GUN Showdown' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GUN Showdown puts players in the role of Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger making his way through the untamed West of the late-1800s where the lines between good and evil are blurred and greed, lust and brutality were a way of life.

Xbox Review - 'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix'

by mister slim on June 20, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix features all the cities, cars and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition while taking the unprecedented move of adding entirely new content with 24 new vehicles, a new city (Tokyo), new music, new races and battle maps.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News