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Various Game Trailers #817

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 9:31 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:

  • Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light [PSP] - Trailer #5
  • Micro Machines v4 - Weapons Trailer
  • Dungeon Siege II: Broken World - Trailer (2)
  • Fatal Inertia [PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Bet on Soldier: Blood of Sahara - Q&A Trailer
  • Day Of Defeat Source - Jagd Trailer


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

'World of Warcraft' Character Transfer Feature Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Paid Character Transfer feature allows WoW players to move characters to other realms and even from one account where you are the subscriber to another account where you are the subscriber, subject to certain restrictions. The cost of each paid character transfer is $25.00 USD.

'Saints Row' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 4:49 p.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.

Ubisoft Montreal Working on 'Naruto' (X360) Title

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year Ubisoft announced that it had signed a license agreement with VIZ Media to bring the Shonen Jump Naruto animation series for the Xbox 360. A job application page reveals that the famed Ubisoft Montreal studio is the one in charged of the project, looking looking for a Creative Director with combat, fight and RPG experience, strong sensibility and general knowledge of the Manga and Japanese cultures, as well as flexibility in working with Hollywood talent.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the first patch for Rainbow Six: Lockdown (thanks Blues). This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses various multiplayer issues, sound glitches, dedicated server functionality, improved hostage AI adding spectator mode and plenty more ...

Paradox Signs 'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' Addon - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that it will publish an addon to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. In Silent Heroes, previously known as Saboteurs, you take control of a special operations force during World War II.

'Night Watch' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Night Watch is a tactical RPG, using the Silent Storm engine, and based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko and is situated in the not so distant future. Replacing the earlier Russian demo, this version features 3 missions, 3 playable classes, all spells for first five levels, sixteen enemies of the three main classes including the boss at the end.

'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on June 27, 2006 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new, narrative-driven and platform-based style of gameplay, along with brand-new Monkey Ball abilities and a bunch of fresh new characters, adding 50 new and original puzzles to this new and exciting gaming experience.

Tuesday June 27, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 11:40 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:

'Bet On Soldier' - v1.3 Patch & Win32 Server Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, where you bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Focus has released the v1.3 patch, adding Team Deathmatch mode, PhysX support, making the game multiplayer compatibility with the Blood of Sahara addon, and the usual fixes, tweaks and adjustments.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

'Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) Movie Star Gangs Up on Take-Two

by Judy on June 27, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the New York Daily News, Roger Hill, who played a big-time gang leader in the 1979 cult movie, "The Warriors," filed suit yesterday, claiming that Take-Two does not have the rights to use his likeness in the video game of the same name. Hill's demands include $250,000 and a court order preventing further use of his likeness.

'Anarchy Online' Celebrates 5th Birthday With Events and Giveaways

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announced that Anarchy Online celebrates its fifth anniversary today! To mark this considerable milestone, Funcom will be hosting numerous in-game events and activities this coming weekend, and give away all the released Anarchy Online expansion packs for free!

Lighthouse Interactive Signs 'Barrow Hill'

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights (excluding North America) to Shadow Tor Studios' suspense adventure Barrow Hill, a gripping horror thriller, set in the Cornish landscape of England and told from a first-person perspective.

'Final Fantasy III' (NDS) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The only Final Fantasy never localized will finally reach North American shores! Using the features of the NDS to their fullest, Final Fantasy III features graphics that have been reworked and remodeled in 3D, while maintaining the mythical Final Fantasy look and feel.

'Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars' - v1.02 Patch/Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released the first patch for Phenomic's RTS/RPG hybrid. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses various bugs, crashes and other enhancements, but most importantly adds the editor, which allows you to create your own thrilling PvP and free-game maps, this is the perfect tool for dedicated multiplayer fans.

Webzen Signs On For Massive In-Game Ads

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Incorporated and WEBZEN Inc. today announced plans to provide in-game advertising to two of the publisher's most anticipated MMO games. The agreement marks Massive's entry in the Asian market and WEBZEN's first services to provide in-game advertising.

Cyanide Signs 'Blood Bowl' Game License

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games Workshop and Cyanide are excited to announce that Cyanide are now the official licensed developer for a series of triple A titles based upon Games Workshop's popular Blood Bowl fantasy football property. More details of the first Blood Bowl title and publisher to follow shortly!

'Call of Juarez' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Flipper Critters' (NDS) Gets Delayed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zen Studios' Flipper Critters is a fully 3 dimensional, original new gameplay experience based on classic pinball. Unlike most games, which take place on small, closed tables, Flipper Critters pinball takes place on a much bigger scale. Conspiracy pushed back the release date from July to September 2006.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 is the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed series, and will elevate the arcade fighting genre to all-new heights as it takes true advantage of the capabilities of the next-generation hardware.

PC Preview - 'Dead Island'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 27, 2006 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dead Island is a FPP shooter that successfully combines elements of the survival horror genre and classic adventure games. The game takes place on a desolate island and tells the story of an unfortunate castaway, mercilessly tossed ashore by the sea onto the sandy beaches of a zombie infested island.

'Geneforge 4: Rebellion' Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spiderweb Software announces the upcoming release of Geneforge 4: Rebellion, the next chapter in their fantasy epic. Once again, return to the world of the Shapers, where you explore freely, choose for yourself what side you will fight for, and create and mold strange, powerful monsters to serve you.

'Phoenix Racing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Phoenix Racing, you can modify everything from the transmission to the drive shafts. There are 10 different slots on the car you can switch out. As you race and win, modify your car and build it into a true racing machine. See if you have what it takes to handle the race. This demo features two tracks and the Allard J2X Mk1, built on real-world car data.

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance' (ALL) Voiceover Promotion Expanded

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that enthusiasts/fans can now audition to be the voice of the King of Atlantis himself, Namor (aka Sub-Mariner)! Activision has already received so many great entries for Bruce Banner so they have decided to close that casting call and add a new character. Auditions for Namor and Jean Grey are going on now, so please keep those entries coming!

'Bang! Howdy' Secures Additional Funding

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings Design, known for Puzzle Pirates and currently working on Bang! Howdy, announced today it has completed a successful Series B financing round led by Mercury Capital Partners and Amicus Capital.

'Reprobates' - New Screen

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reprobates, a classic 3rd person point & click-adventure, is based on the enhanced engine of Black Mirror and Nibiru and will again stun the players with beautiful graphics, highly detailed 3D character models and a thrilling atmosphere and story.

Xbox Review - 'The King of Fighters Neowave'

by Agustin on June 27, 2006 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The King of Fighters Neowave features three-on-three team fighting, along with improved graphics and an enhanced game system, as well as full Xbox Live online game service support, including online multi-player head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode.

'The Operational Art of War III' - v3.0014 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Norm Koger's The Operational Art Of War series allows you to play and create any battle from the entire 20th Century of warfare and up to the modern day, with reasonable accuracy back as far as the 1850s. The patch fixes a reconstitution bug found in the release version of the game as well as a few other minor issues.

'Alone in the Dark' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Microsoft Gamers' Day - X06

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through the use of state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction combining to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 27, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News